Me and My Sewing Machine: A Beginner's Guide (Google eBook)

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C&T Publishing Inc, May 16, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
5 Reviews
Complete instructions for tried and true techniques, from the basic set-up to the finishing touches. Learn everything you need to know (but might be afraid to ask) to sew exactly what you want. Includes an illustrated guide to how a sewing machine works with troubleshooting tips. Advice on the accessories you need to achieve the results you want. 7 chic projects to make for yourself and your home. This classy and clever book has everything a beginner needs, plus it's an essential reference guide for even the most experienced sewers. Learn how to make different kinds of seams, hems, fasteners and bindings, as well as when and why to use each kind. Find your perfect signature style with finishing techniques like ruffles, pleats, ribbons and appliqué.
  

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Review: Me and My Sewing Machine

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

This book is definitely one of the better beginner books I have seen. Lots of techniques such as multiple seam treatments, sewing curves, scallops, points, properly attaching trims, setting in lace ... Read full review

Review: Me and My Sewing Machine

User Review  - Tiffany White - Goodreads

When I first got my machine, I needed a simple book to teach me the basics and this book did just that. And the craft ideas at the end of the book where awesome Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
My Sewing Machine
9
Getting Ready to sew
19
Seams Simple
29
Hemmed In
41
Fastened Up
51
On the Edge
73
Fancy That
85
Make Me Make Me
97
Glossary
126
Template
127
Index
128
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About the author (2010)

Kate Haxell learned to sew at an early age, making clothes for her long-suffering teddy bears. Her skills have sharpened since, and she now sews for real people. She is author of the best seller Me & My Sewing Machine. She lives in London.

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