The Sewing Book

The Sewing Book

Book - 2009
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This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained.

The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns - how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you've got every sewing question covered.
Publisher: London : DK Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st American ed. --
ISBN: 9780756642808
0756642809
Branch Call Number: 646.4 Smi 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 400 p. :,col. ill

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brightling Nov 01, 2009

Probably one of the best overall sewing reference books I've ever come across. Really clear photos give a wonderful step by step walkthrough of hundreds of sewing skills and techniques. It isn't going to provide you with ready made patterns but it will show you how to do pretty much anything you might need to do for other patterns, alterations, or sewing projects of your own. Found it useful enough to have ready on hand that I just bought my own copy.

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