Sewing For Dummies

Sewing For Dummies

by Jan Saunders Maresh
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Sewing For Dummies by Jan Saunders Maresh

The most complete guide to sewing basics

People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing.

Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing.

  • Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn
  • Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home
  • Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments

Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470623206
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/30/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 181,238
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing journalist and educator as well as a bestselling author of 15 books, including Home Staging For Dummies. She has worked as the Director of Consumer Education for White Sewing Machine Company and JoAnn Fabrics and is also an interior re-designer, color specialist, and Certified Staging Professional. Look for her Web-TV show at

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Sewing for Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have sewn before but this book shows you even more tricks you can do with the sewing machine or even your hands and i am barley 11 and it is amazing it also show others peoples story of how this book help them you should defently get this book.
tuxjam More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a gift for a friend wanting to learn to sew. I was working on a project at the time and found some great tips to a problem I was having and was so glad to read it before giving the book away! I should order another for myself even though I've been sewing for many years.
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Searches for the bush wher the remains lie behind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*sits on the ledge*