The Sewing Book

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Feb 2, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 400 pages
8 Reviews

The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills

Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs.

Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection.

Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it.

Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips whatever you want to sew find out how.

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Excellent, detailed instructions on seam finishes, buttons, etc. Great addition to any sewer's library. Read full review

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Fantastic reference book, would be a 5 star but lost a point for the photographs with pink thread on pink fabric which does get some sot of special "least helpful" award. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Alison Smith is a curator at Tate Britain. She lives in London, England.

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