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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2009

    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 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.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

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    If you only have one sewing reference book this should be it!

    I have been sewing for more than 50 years and got this book as a reference. It has not let me down yet; every time I have looked for information I have found it easily. The instructions are clear and easily understood. However, I don't know that I would recommend it for a new sewer. The amount of information could prove to be overwhelming for a beginner. Conversely, anyone who knows the basics will find this book a must have in their sewing library.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

    ABCs of Sewing

    My recent interest in sewing was heightened after purchasing The Sewing Book! It was very clearly written and easy to follow, the pictures were crisp and clear.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

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    Very good

    This book is great if you want to learn the correct and professional techniques of sewing instead of the easy, cheap way.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    Excellent reference book

    This book gave great details on sewing. It is a step-by-step learning tool for the beginner to the experienced. I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of learning to sew or use as a refresher course.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2009

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    Great reference sewing book

    This book covers a lot of techniques and provides a series of pictures to accompany them. I own the prior version of this book but this one added great value to my personal sewing library. It is costly though.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    Complete guide

    This book covers every aspect of sewing in detail.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    BEST SEWING BOOK ON THE MARKET

    This is the Book for both New and Experienced people who love to sew. DK does and excellent job illustrating and easy text to understand. It is a hugh book covering everything you will need to be a expert sewing fan.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

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    Well received gift

    This was a gift from me to a young beginner sewer. She was excited to get it and sure she was going to find it useful.

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