Me and My Sewing Machine: A Beginner's Guide
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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21 Pinning 24 Easting 25 Pressing 26—27 Sewing straight 50 Starting 54 Best basting stitches bias strip bobbin Centered Zipper Check cotton embroidery end to secure fabric marker fabric right side facing Finishing edges ﬁnishing sewing ﬁrst ﬁt ﬂat fold the fabric folded edge Follow Steps fray Knife Pleats layers of fabric length line of stitching Machine-sew main fabric matching the raw measure medium straight stitch mediumweight fabrics ofthe pages 26—27 Sewing piece of fabric Pin the layers pinking shears pintucks pivot the fabric Position the fabric Press the fold Press the seam presser foot pull quilting raw edge reverse rickrack run a sewing scissors seam allowances seam gauge secure the stitching Set the sewing sew the seam sewing machine Sewing straight lines sewing thread sewn short end Starting and ﬁnishing straight edge Suedette technique throat plate top edge topstitch trim waistband zigzag stitch