Essential Sewing Guide
The book collects general sewing information into one convenient volume. With color diagrams and photos, it makes the information easy to follow. As with all Nancy Zieman's books, she offers special hints and tips in her Notes from Nancy. The final chapter includes detailed charts with information about patterns, thread, needles, sewing machine feet, measuring tools, interfacings, and stabilizers marking tools, and more.
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