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The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Best Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques

I have been looking for a comprehensive "how-to" encyclopedia of basic sewing techniques for a long time. This book covers every technique you could possibly want to know if you are new to sewing or if you've been sewing for years. It is so hard to find good instructi...
I have been looking for a comprehensive "how-to" encyclopedia of basic sewing techniques for a long time. This book covers every technique you could possibly want to know if you are new to sewing or if you've been sewing for years. It is so hard to find good instructions for inserting an invisible zipper, altering a pattern or lining a dress. If you're just learning to sew, this book is a must have. If you've been sewing for years, you'll find that the instructions included in this book simplify even the most challenging techniques. This is the best sewing book I've ever seen and, believe me, I've looked through tons trying to find the type of information included in this book. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this book.

posted by Avid_Reader_Forever on June 15, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

NOT the best choice for a beginner

I purchase this book for my granddaughter which is just beginning to sew. Thought it would be good based on reviews for beginners -- but certainly NOT the best choice for beginners. I've been sewing for over 30 years and I've even had to do a double take on some of ins...
I purchase this book for my granddaughter which is just beginning to sew. Thought it would be good based on reviews for beginners -- but certainly NOT the best choice for beginners. I've been sewing for over 30 years and I've even had to do a double take on some of instructions presented. Some instructions are much more complicated than they need to be! It may be good for a reference due to the pictures, but not the main sewing book.

posted by 981144 on August 16, 2010

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