Sewing For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 408 pages
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The most complete guide to sewing basics

People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and becreative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a greatway to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothingand furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost.But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies tobegin sewing can be confusing.

Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the mostup-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects forlearning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing.

  • Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations makeit easier to learn
  • Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques forfashion and the home
  • Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existinggarments

Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how toavoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you theconfidence and know-how to sew like a pro.


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I admit it I am a Dummy!

User Review  - Jenn NYC -

With help from this book my sewing skills improved and Ive even made a few small accessories as gifts. Read full review

Good book

User Review  - maryellen777 -

Very good book for one trying to learn the basics of sewing. Read full review

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Table of Contents
Getting Ready to
Assembling Your Sewing
Selecting Fabric Findings and Interfacing
Working with Patterns
Mastering Basic Sewing Skills
Securing Sensational Seams
FleeceThrow with Colorful Fringe
Sewing Tapered Hems
Fashion Sewing Fundamentals
Zippers Buttons and Other Closure Company
Sleeves The Long and the Short of
Pockets Full of Ideas
Sewing for Your Home
Praiseworthy Pillows
BoxEdged Pillow

Seaming Fabrics Sewing straight seams
Fast and Easy Hems by Hand and Machine
Securing the
Giving Your Bed a Makeover
Making Alterations and Quick Fixes for a Sustainable
The Part of Tens

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About the author (2010)

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing journalist and educator as well as a bestselling author of 15 books, including Home Staging For Dummies. She has worked as the Director of Consumer Education for White Sewing Machine Company and JoAnn Fabrics and is also an interior re-designer, color specialist, and Certified Staging Professional. Look for her Web-TV show at

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