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

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by Alison Smith
     
 

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This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained.

The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine

Overview

This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained.

The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns - how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you've got every sewing question covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756642808
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/30/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
104,333
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Written by a passionate stitcher and teacher, with her own sewing school, eager to produce a one-stop sewing bible for her students, this book leaves no hem unturned. You can dip in at any level - whether you're new to sewing or refining your art, whether you want to repair an old skirt or create a new one, whether you want to spruce up a curtain or design one from scratch. And with a Foreword by U.S. sewing teacher, Diana Rupp, this book has it all sewn up.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:
December 12, 1968
Place of Birth:
Rochester, New York
Education:
B.A., Brown University, 1992
Website:
http://www.namealltheanimals.com

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The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
NJ-Nina More than 1 year ago
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.
StrawberrySew More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
pytlisa0803 More than 1 year ago
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.
URwhatUread More than 1 year ago
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.
AuroraPoison More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you want to learn the correct and professional techniques of sewing instead of the easy, cheap way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy and comprehensive. A must have.
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LoveSewing More than 1 year ago
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.
mimi2lrmc More than 1 year ago
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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