The Sewing Machine Classroom: Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine [NOOK Book]

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Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine!

Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using ...

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The Sewing Machine Classroom: Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine

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Overview

Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine!

Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential.

Learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troubles
  • Perform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothly
  • Choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects
  • Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results
  • Refine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems
  • Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garment

An indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

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Library Journal
Phillips (The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook) presents an overview of sewing basics. This information is similar to that found in other books in the genre; however, the extensive troubleshooting information, which covers everything from stitch problems to sewing machine issues, is extremely helpful, especially for beginners. Phillips's guide doesn't focus on a specific brand of sewing machine, so the information is relevant to a wider audience than those served by many of the available branded sewing guides. VERDICT Beginners will find plenty of useful information here, and sewers of all levels who need a refresher on a specific technique or assistance working through a problem with their machine may also appreciate Phillips's expert guidance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440216022
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 383,984
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Charlene Phillips owns and operates the Sew Box, where she sells sewing machine feet, notions and self-designed sewing patterns. She is the author of The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook published by Krause in Fall 2009 and has written articles for magazines including Threads, Sew News, ISMACS News and Creative Machine Embroidery. Charlene has taught classes at conferences and quilt stores around the country. Charlene Phillips lives in Hamilton, OH.

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Excellent Resource - Many Sewing Solutions

    I received this book for my birthday last year and was initially not terribly excited. After all, doesn't my sewing machine manual cover everything I might need to know about my machine?

    This book takes you well beyond the sewing machine manual. Certainly, it discusses fixes for sewing problems, but it goes beyond to discuss the proper use of sewing feet, including fairly exotic ones. It gives you ideas that can be taken directly to your sewing room, not just mechanical know-how. You wouldn't expect a "sewing machine" book to tell you how to do cutwork with your machine - but this one does.

    I could not possibly recommend this book more highly. It deserves a place on your shelf.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I saw this book in the library and was so impressed I bought it. It has everything you wanted to know about your sewing machine and more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    I wish I'd had this book years ago

    because it would have made things so much simpler. Don't get me wrong--I learned a lot from winding bobbins and adjusting the needle tension on my machine(s) incorrectly, breaking needles, fighting with an attachment to get the desired result, etc. but not everybody enjoys doing it the hard way.

    The Sewing Machine Classroom is easy to understand, methodical without being dull and comprehensive. Ms. Phillips carefully identifies all the factors that can contribute to a problem, shows how they all work together and then guides you through it in a way that isn't geeky technical or overwhelming. She also inserts basic sewing tips throughout that are very helpful. Best of all, the book is spiral bound which makes it easier to refer to while sewing and it's a really attractive publication. I think this is a good purchase.

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