Me and My Sewing Machine: A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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Complete instructions for tried and true techniques, from the basic set-up to the finishing touches. Learn everything you need to know (but might be afraid to ask) to sew exactly what you want. Includes an illustrated guide to how a sewing machine works with troubleshooting tips. Advice on the accessories you need to achieve the results you want. 7 chic projects to make for yourself and your home. This classy and clever book has everything a beginner needs, plus it's an essential reference guide for even the most...
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Me and My Sewing Machine: A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

Complete instructions for tried and true techniques, from the basic set-up to the finishing touches. Learn everything you need to know (but might be afraid to ask) to sew exactly what you want. Includes an illustrated guide to how a sewing machine works with troubleshooting tips. Advice on the accessories you need to achieve the results you want. 7 chic projects to make for yourself and your home. This classy and clever book has everything a beginner needs, plus it's an essential reference guide for even the most experienced sewers. Learn how to make different kinds of seams, hems, fasteners and bindings, as well as when and why to use each kind. Find your perfect signature style with finishing techniques like ruffles, pleats, ribbons and appliqué.
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Editorial Reviews

Notions Magazine
With complete instructions for tried and true techniques, from the basic set-up to the finishing touches, an illustrated guide to how a sewing machine works, and advice on the accessories needed to achieve the desired results, this is a great book for the newbie sewer.
Connecting Threads
I've been sewing for a long time, but I was self taught, and I'm still at a beginner level. This is exactly the book I need to improve my sewing skills! If you are a self taught sewist, this book is a wonderful resource that is able to answer your questions. I like Me and My Sewing Machine because it explains techniques that aren't common sense, and that I'm probably doing wrong. This book will help you sew projects that are beautifully crafted and durable. The information in the reference section is invaluable, and the patterns are cute, easy to sew, but will still help you work through new techniques. I wish Me and My Sewing Machine had been available years ago!
American Quilt Retailer Magazine
Me and My Sewing Machine is an excellent reference manual to carry in your store. Excellent step-by-step photography along with easy-to-understand instructions detail the various kinds of seams, how to put in a zipper or hem, and it even includes patterns for some fun projects.
Small Quilts
This helpful sewing manual covers much more than its name implies. Me and My Sewing Machine: A Beginner's Guide by Kate Haxell for C&T Publishing introduces all the basic sewing techniques. While quilting and patchwork are only mentioned briefly, this is a great beginning resource for the new sewer in your life. Includes patterns for seven simple projects and a useful glossary.
12/16/14 Kiki Magazine
A must-have for new seamstresses, or those who want to become new seamstresses, and a great reference for anyone who is looking to brush up on their sewing skills.
Library Journal
Craft publisher C&T launches its youthful, funky new imprint with this volume, an accessible introduction to sewing with a sewing machine. Haxell (Stitched Toys) takes readers through all the basics of sewing, from selecting the right machine to identifying its parts to basic stitching. It's surprising that the projects don't take a more teen or YA-friendly approach to go with the rest of the book's presentation, which is very accessible to younger crafters. Though Creative Publishing's Singer-branded sewing books are still tops in this category, this is a nice quickie introduction for novices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607052340
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 571,107
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Kate Haxell learned to sew at an early age, making clothes for her long-suffering teddy bears. Her skills have sharpened since and she now sews for real people. She lives in London.
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  • Posted May 20, 2011

    Perfect for a beginner

    Step by step directions and photos. I do a lot of sewing and this book is an excellent reference guide to keep handy.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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