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The Sewing Book

The Sewing Book 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

  • Title: The Sewing Book
  • Author: AlisonSmith
  • ISBN: 9780135097397
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 TThis 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 Written by a passionate stitcher and teacher, with her own sewing school, eager to produce a one stop sewing bible for her students, this book leaves no hem unturned You can dip in at any level whether you re new to sewing or refining your art, whether you want to repair an old skirt or create a new one, whether you want to spruce up a curtain or design one from scratch And with a Foreword by U.S sewing teacher, Diana Rupp, this book has it all sewn up.

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    1. Amy Etzel on said:

      This book explained everything I've Googled in the past week, and it did it BETTER. Definitely a keeper.

    2. Sam on said:

      Although this is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to all things sewing related complete with step by step instructions for every technique possible I did find it a little cold and impersonal and very much aimed at the serious sewing market rather than at the hobby market. I found the instructions clear but confusing on occasion as many of the terms used and the occasions when certain techniques are and aren't used weren't always explained. The section on mending was the most useful and the most [...]

    3. Margie on said:

      Good, solid reference. Doesn't deviate too far into specialized techniques, but far enough that the beginner sewer will find lots of goodies (Hong Kong finishes, welt pockets, Canadian smocking, etc.). The pictures are helpful, but could have been vastly improved by using higher contrast fabric and contrasting threads.

    4. Heidi on said:

      This book is basically a dictionary of sewing techniques with a few projects at the end. It describes the "proper" way to do things. It was not what I was looking for; I felt it was lacking in describing when you might want to choose one technique over another as well as why a garment might be designed a certain way. A useful reference, but not one to really teach me how to sew garments.

    5. Holly on said:

      Good overview of all the basics for sewing clothes and some furnishings, plus a couple of projects to test out the techniques in the book, but I would've preferred slightly more detailed tutorials for the more difficult techniques.

    6. ❇Critterbee on said:

      Encyclopedic, easy to read, wonderful photographs, this is my idea of a perfect sewing book. DK always uses high-quality photographs, and has sensible sized fonts. I have been looking around for an all-in-one sewing help book, and I have decided that this is the one for me. It is large, like most DK books, and very heavy, but I think I will put it next to my sewing table, and can imagine referring to it repeatedly. And, as a complete novice to sewing with a machine, it is worth the 36USD to me.

    7. Kelly on said:

      Sewing book for all! Don't be intimidated by the size or range of techniques in this book, just work you way through and you will find that it has some thing for everyone.I found this book gave me great ideas for projects,as i am just a novice at sewing but this book really sparked my imagination! I agree it is more like a textbook but if you really want to learn to sew well and expand your skills in sewing, i would recommend this book.The photos could have been a better in contrasting colors an [...]

    8. Alicia on said:

      As someone just learning how to sew, this book is a great reference to have on your shelf. It's basically a picture tutorial of and I found it great to learn some of the basics and to have as a reference in the future.I found the section regarding fabrics the most useful and since I haven't gotten to patterns, yet, I cannot review that portion but it seems helpful.

    9. Siti Jumari on said:

      I'm a novice in sewing and I looooove this book. It displays clearly the many techniques in every aspect. It really motivates me to try them out and be more confident and adventurous in my sewing :) the photos and explanations are clear too.

    10. Cara on said:

      I didn't have time to use this book while I had it checked out from the library, but it seems like the Bible of sewing! Lots of really detailed, step-by-step how-to's. I almost want to buy this book just to have as reference for whenever I do sew!

    11. Louise on said:

      Great all-around sewing resource. I may have turned it in to the library super late because I just couldn't let it go. This is going on my to-buy list.

    12. Learnin Curve on said:

      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.

    13. Meredith on said:

      comprehensive encyclopedia, a little more than i needed as a beginner, though a few projects are for beginners.

    14. Kirsty Johnson on said:

      Good book, as they say does what it says on the tin. Simple and easy to understand, learnt a lot from it.

    15. K on said:

      Great reference guide for a newbie. Clear explanations of technical terms and techniques. My friend lent this to me as she had bought this when she was teaching herself to sew.

    16. Christy on said:

      Great. Many many stitches. But it had to go back to the library, unfortunately. Not the kind of thing you ever finish reading.

    17. Stephanie R on said:

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

    18. Missy on said:

      Hoping to look at some techniques in here and continue my search for the right sewing book to invest in for keeps. Ideas welcome!

    19. Polly on said:

      This is a helpful reference book. However, I found most of the projects listed in the back to be dated. I'm unlikely to purchase this book, but I will check it out from the library again.

    20. Christina on said:

      I love this book! I'm just learning to sew and this book is such a fantastic resource. It covers tools, fabrics, basic techniques, and includes some simple projects.

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