The Sewing Book
Alison Smith - Author
Hardback : 02 Feb 2009
The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills.
Look inside: The Sewing Book
Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs.
Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you’ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection.
Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it.
Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips – whatever you want to sew, find out how.See more of our craft books here plus free projects. Click here to find out more
Review by: Annamarie Simpson, 11 February 2010
'I was lucky enough to review this book for DK.
This is an attractive, well laid-out book with clear and easy to follow instructions. There is information on sewing machines and materials in the beginning, I have even been able to get rid of three or four other books as this one consolidates all of their information.
The book is easy to use and lays open well at a page without having to be propped. There are projects for both beginners and expert seamstresses and everything is colour coded along the edges of the pages so as to be easy to find.
The fabrics used in the illustrations are bright and appealing. The only drawback at all that I could find was that the size of the text may be a little on the small size for the reader with poorer eyesight, but that would be easily overcome by a magnifying reading sheet.
An excellent value book, with all the information you need in one place.'