Sewing for the Absolute Beginner

Sewing for the Absolute Beginner

by Caroline Smith


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Step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands free format enable you to practise and master each technique more easily. Caroline Smith covers all the equipment and tools, terminology and techniques, and includes a selection of attractive simple projects specially designed for the beginner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782217794
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 12/08/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 256,728
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Caroline is an English writer and editor who has worked in lifestyle publishing for nearly 20 years. Her areas of expertise include needlecraft, cookery, gardening and DIY. Caroline lives in Surrey, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

It Fabric Know-How 10

Equipment 14

Hand Stitches 18

Sewing Machine Basics 22

Seams 30

Hems 34

Patterns and seating 38

Simple pillows 42

Table runners 46

Tab-top curtains 50

Tablecloth 54

Bolster pillow 58

Mitred corners 62

Buttons 66

Loops, ties and tabs 70

Zips 74

Duvet cover 78

Cube 82

Roll-up shade 86

Children's teepee 90

Pocket storage 94

Bias binding 98

Bias strips 102

Piping 106

Peg bag 110

Apron 114

Nappy/diaper stacker 118

Eyelet curtains 122

Appliqué 126

Using trims 130

Duffel bag 134

Café curtain 138

Mini beanbag 142

Tote bag 146

Quitting techniques 150

Placemats 154

Oven mitt 158

Beaded quilted throw 162

Padded headboard 166

Lined linen basket 170

Beach roll 174

Dining chair cover 178

Fabric Glossary 182

Index 190

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