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Sewing
     

Sewing

by Cinnamon Miles
 

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Whether you want to make a quilt, reupholster a chair seat, or fix a hem, sewing is one of the most essential and useful skills you can master. But if you've never even turned on a sewing machine before, learning to sew can seem like a daunting task. Not anymore! Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing teaches the basics of

Overview

Whether you want to make a quilt, reupholster a chair seat, or fix a hem, sewing is one of the most essential and useful skills you can master. But if you've never even turned on a sewing machine before, learning to sew can seem like a daunting task. Not anymore! Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing teaches the basics of sewing in a series of lessons using full-color, step-by-step illustrated instructions that enable the reader to clearly see how every technique is executed, from threading a sewing machine to creating a buttonhole and reading a pattern. The lessons are accompanied by practice projects, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill. As the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, giving the reader instant gratification as they become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going. In addition, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing includes over a dozen unique projects for beginner and intermediate-level sewers. This completely illustrated guide is an essential tool for any person who wants to learn to sew. Features include:

- Tailored to the beginner who has never used a sewing machine before, with clear, easy-to-understand instructions.

- Comprehensive, step-by-step, color instructions teach all the basic techniques of sewing, from threading a machine to various stitches and construction.

- Practice projects throughout help the reader learn and practice techniques.

- Handy guides teach how to read a pattern, choose and prepare fabrics, create seams and finishes, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615645886
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Series:
Idiot's Guides
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,114,084
File size:
99 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.

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Meet the Author

Cinnamon Miles is the co-founder of Liberty Jane Clothing, founded in 2008, and she is an official brand ambassador for Bernina USA, a premiere sewing machine company. Her sewing/design work started when she was just 8 years old, as she learned sewing from her mom, who worked for a fashion designer in Los Angeles. Cinnamon works with over 1,000 seamstresses through the Liberty Jane Partners program and The Cutting Room, helping with their sewing/crafting-related businesses. She is passionate about photography, design, and sewing and is excited to use those skills together for Idiot's Guides®: Sewing. Author home: Lake Tapps, WA

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