Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers

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This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. 36 simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories ...
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Overview

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. 36 simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hand towels, hats and more.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/15/2013
Veteran author Knight (Sew Kawaii! 22 Simple Sewing Projects for Cool Kids of All Ages) takes beginner sewists under her wing with this informative collection of projects aimed at teens and young adults. The first third of the book focuses on the basics, with topics ranging from choosing the right machine to color theory to types of fabric and their uses, and has enough straightforward content to help new sewists confidently choose notions and material for their first projects. The rest of the book consists of beginner-friendly ideas with a youthful slant, including simple fabric flowers, embellished hand towels, a mobile phone case, and a small zippered pouch. Each project has step-by-step directions with photographs of each stage, as well as tips for working with any new notions, such as interfacing or zippers. VERDICT Though this guide is not as thorough as Deborah Moebes's excellent Stitch by Stitch: Learning To Sew, One Project at a Time, young novices will find these projects very appealing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574214239
  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 447,792
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Choly Knight has her finger on the pulse of what today's young crafters really want. A power-seller on Etsy.com, she is the author of six sewing books from Fox Chapel Publishing. Choly has been crafting for as long as she can remember, and has drawn, painted, sculpted, and taped everything in sight. She took up sewing at age 12 and knitting at 21. After going to college for English and Studio Art, she now enjoys trying to find numerous different ways to combine all of her passions of writing, fine art, and craft art.

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