Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time

December 10, 2013 - Comment

Learn to Love Sewing, Stitch by StitchSo, you love all that gorgeous designer fabric and you really want to make something with it. Or maybe you’ve taught yourself a little sewing know-how but have become frustrated. Whatever your background, Stitch by Stitch guides you through everything you need to know to start sewing and make

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Learn to Love Sewing, Stitch by Stitch

So, you love all that gorgeous designer fabric and you really want to make something with it. Or maybe you’ve taught yourself a little sewing know-how but have become frustrated. Whatever your background, Stitch by Stitch guides you through everything you need to know to start sewing and make it to the varsity level.

Inside Stitch by Stitch, you’ll learn essential sewing skills–everything from basic stitching and backtacking to creating gathers, making darts and using multi-sized patterns–while completing appealing projects. In the book’s unique format, skills and projects build upon each other so that you get instant gratification and motivation to progress.

Stitch by Stitch, learn to love sewing with: A guide to the machine, notions and fabric. Get to know your sewing machine and learn about all the essential materials and tools you need to get started.11 modern, stylish projects. A variety of projects–like a simple tote, a piped throw pillow, a hipster belt, a sweet A-line skirt and a cap-sleeved blouse–will build your sewing skills while giving you great pieces to show off.Clear and comprehensive step-by-step photo instruction. No vague illustrations that keep you guessing.Bonus CD. Includes PDF patterns for apparel projects (in sizes 4-14), stitch practice guides, sample applique designs and more. Whether you’re a sewing novice or returning sewist, Stitch by Stitch will give you the confidence and skills to keep motivated, get great results and finally learn to love the process.

Comments

T. Childs says:

Great book for beginner and intermediate sewers. Finally, a sewing book you’ll want to keep and reference for years to come. It passed my initial test for describing the basics of sewing in a clear way but wasn’t so extremely detailed that I was like “hurry up already ~ I want to start sewing”. The instructions did a great job at describing each step in a way that anyone can understand. I really appreciated how Chapter One began with the basics and matched beginner skills with a beginner project and then each subsequent project built on the skills from the previous chapter… by the end of this book I had sewn a gorgeous skirt!Another great feature: the book is spiral bound and lays flat on the table while I work, and allowed me to reference the instructions and step-by-step photos at a glance.Pros: – Pre-project fundamentals of sewing were clear and concise – Instructions were well written – Lots of step-by-step photos – Lots of projects (and project variations) – Spiral bound…

J. Corbett says:

Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time For years, I have been too afraid to learn how to sew. I was intimidated by the machine, and I was afraid that I would never learn. Although I’m still only through a few of the projects, I now feel that I can do anything with sewing!I think what really helps with this book is that the author doesn’t attempt to intimidate you and gives you thorough instructions. I was more than happy that she gave a detailed list of necessary accessories and how to use them. I also appreciated her humor throughout the book (especially her little tangent about fabric).Another important part of this book is that sewing is part craft and part art. It does take practice to build up skill in order to do all the stitches correctly, but that’s the great part about learning! I purchased several yards of muslin just to practice all of the stitching, and the more I practice, the better I get. Hopefully within the new few months, I can start taking patterns and using them. And…

I Like The Color Green says:

Such an informative book…but I really enjoyed this book. I’m trying to learn how to sew and the content is great. The author writes as if she’s talking to you and you’re long time friends. The projects start off simple and the pictures are colored and detailed. My only gripe with Stitch by Stitch is all of the spelling and grammar mistakes. I am just a little disappointed that such a great book would have so many little mistakes. It’s nothing that really detours you from content, but you’d think that the book would be edited before being mass produced.The book is spiral bound and starts off with materials that you’d need to start sewing, a section on choosing a machine, and a section on fabric.The projects are:- Fancy Napkin- Picnic Place Mat- Reversible Tote Bag- Relaxing Eye Mask- Hipster Belt- Piped Throw Pillow- Patchwork Cafe Curtains- Girl’s Charm Pack Skirt- A Wrap Skirt- A Line Skirt- Cap Sleeved BlouseIt…

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