This is the only sewing reference you will ever need, with step-by-step photographs to show you how to sew absolutely everything!
Whether you are sewing clothes, making soft furnishings, or doing alterations, master every hand sewing and machine sewing technique with close-up photographs and clear instructions to demystify the trickiest techniques. Choose from 10 stylish projects to practise your skills. With in-depth coverage of tools, techniques, and fabric, this is the ultimate sewing bible for beginners and seasoned stitchers alike.
Fully illustrated and easy to use, this sewing book covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful hand and machine-sewing. It's a must-have for beginners and expert stitchers alike.
Comprehensive step-by-step instructions cover everything from cutting out patterns to making sleeves and stitching hems. Accompanied by close-up photographs, clear instructions, and a glossary of sewing terminology to demystify even the trickiest technique. This book will help you advance from a sewing learner to a seasoned stitcher in no time.
Inside the pages of this sewing guide, you'll find:
- Up-to-date techniques to help you master the art of sewing and develop your stitching skills.
- How to choose and use today's sewing equipment, fabrics, and paper patterns.
- 10 new projects for stylish homeware and clothing.
- Step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.
All the techniques and projects are graded by difficulty level, from the simple and straightforward to the more complex and challenging ones. There are 10 new, stylish projects to help you put into practice what you've learned. Explore in-depth descriptions on more than 100 tools, 250 techniques, and browse an updated visual directory of more than 50 fabrics. From basic sewing kits and cutting tools, to measuring tools and marking aids, this book will also help you get properly kitted out! Zoomed-in photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and teaches you exactly how to use it.
We will guide you through every hand stitch, machine stitch, and sewing technique you'll ever need. We've included the best way to seam and hem, and put in linings, fasteners, darts, pleats, and pockets, and how to create necklines, collars, and sleeves, so you can make your favourite bespoke outfits.
This is your complete guide to sewing absolutely everything, from altering clothes to home decor.
At DK, we believe in the power of discovery.
So why stop there? If you like The Sewing Book, why not try The Crochet Book and hone in on your creativity even more!
- 1: Introduction
- 2: About this book
- 3: TOOLS
- 1: Sewing equipment
- 2: Fabrics
- 3: Patterns
- 4: TECHNIQUES
- 1: Stitch essentials
- 2: Darts, tucks, pleats, and gathers
- 3: Facings and necklines
- 4: Collars
- 5: Waistlines, belts, and tie-backs
- 6: Sleeves and sleeve finishes
- 7: Pockets
- 8: Hems and edges
- 9: Fasteners
- 10: Linings and interfacings
- 11: Professional techniques
- 12: Mending
- 5: PROJECT PATTERNS
- 1: Using the patterns section
- 2: Patterns
- 6: Glossary
- 7: Index
- 8: About the author and contributions
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