Sewing for Dummies

Sewing for Dummies

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by Jan Saunders Maresh, N. Graf, Janice S. Saunders
     
 

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Do you love to sew—or want to learn how? Then this book will have you in stitches in no time. There’s nothing like the feeling of completing a project using beautiful fabrics and great timesaving tools and then sharing it with your family and friends. Plus, learning to sew will save you money too! Before long, you’ll be stitching your own hems,

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Do you love to sew—or want to learn how? Then this book will have you in stitches in no time. There’s nothing like the feeling of completing a project using beautiful fabrics and great timesaving tools and then sharing it with your family and friends. Plus, learning to sew will save you money too! Before long, you’ll be stitching your own hems, repairing split seams, sewing on buttons, and much, much more.

Sewing For Dummies is a book for both absolute beginners and experienced sewers. If you’re a stone-cold beginner, you’ll find everything you need to know to sew beginning-level projects—and the book doesn’t assume that you’ve ever even picked up a needle and thread before. If you’ve had some experience with sewing, you’ll find tips and tricks that it took author Janice Saunders Maresh, a nationally known sewing and serging instructor, years to pick up! You’ll discover how to:

  • Master hand and machine stitches
  • Read a sewing pattern
  • Hem a variety of fabrics
  • Negotiate sleeves and pockets
  • Install zippers, buttons, and other fasteners
  • Shape garments with tucks and pleats
  • Adjust projects for better fit and function

This updated edition features a fresh 8-page color insert of all the new home decorating projects, including new patterns and instructions for a traditional living room with slipcovered couches and throws; a French country dining room with drapes and slipcovered chairs; and a bedroom with shams, duvets, dustruffles, and window treatments, as well as:

  • a bathroom with a shower curtain and towels
  • hip and funky tote bags
  • the perfect little black dress

Complete with lists of quick fix-it tools, sewing fundamentals, and sewing resources, Sewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the fun and easy way® to get the basics and stitch up a storm in no time!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764568473
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.87(d)

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Meet the Author

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing instructor, educator and journalist, and has worked as the education director for Viking Sewing Machine Company and as the director of consumer education for JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts. She is the bestselling author of 13 sewing books and a frequent guest on national sewing TV shows.

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Sewing For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
zCsH More than 1 year ago
I have the paperback. I taught myself to sew 7 years ago using this book. I could not be w o it now. Its still my go to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am taking an Intro to Sewing class through our Parks and Rec Dept. and this book is our bible. It is easy to read and understand. It is broken down into different chapters that address what you need so you don't have to read the whole thing. You can just go to the section you have a question on and it will walk you through it step by step. If you are just wanting to learn the basics of sewing this book is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. I have been referencing this book for months now. I love the great points it provides.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a delightful read and a must for all endeavoring to make their own clothing. Ms. Saunders makes the reader feel like she is a best friend -- a fantastic sewer that is always ready to help a novice in a pinch. Inspiring sewing projects are detailed for all skill levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS TEACHING ME EVERYTHING ABOUT SEWING AND I AM GETTING A SEWING MACHINE IN 2 WEEKS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very explanatory plus illustrations, They don't work well for iPhone but they work well on windows nook
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I only read the free preview, so the purchased version may differ. There were several places that should have had illustration that were blank.
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LookingtoGrow More than 1 year ago
Glad I purchased - Have yet to see how it will help in everyday instruction in numerous areas - The dummy part I could do without, but have to acknowledge that I needed the very basics! Sincerely Looking to Grow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got to go to my leaf bed its a full moon dont wanna turn into a great ape and thanks for listen he flies off