The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques

December 10, 2013 - Comment

This is the only sewing book you’ll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained. The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need – every type of cutting

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This is the only sewing book you’ll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained.

The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need – every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns – how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you’ve got every sewing question covered.

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Tracy says:

Wonderfully Clear Detailed Sewing Book I can’t say enough good things about this book. I saw it in a borders bookstore, pretty much right when it came out, flipped through it briefly and knew I had to have it. There are clear, step by step, close-up pictures of every sewing task. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.I’ve been very frustrated by other sewing books or magazines that don’t have clear photographs, or have ambiguous illustrations of sewing techniques. I wish that Amazon had the look inside feature on this book so everyone could see the photos. It starts off with showing a basic toolkit, plus extras to fill it out, then pictures and descriptions of all kinds of sewing tools. Then an index of fabrics and how they are made. This section seemed a little skimpy to me, but not terrible. Next is a section on how to lay out your patterns, which is a big plus for a beginner like me. Then it moves on into the techniques section, first with hand sewing, then machine sewing. I would say that the…

Joyce says:

I LOVE this book!! I just love this book! I found it in a Barnes and Nobles, and even though there weren’t any reviews on Amazon yet and even though it was pricier than some of its competitors, I bought it anyway. (That’s pretty unusual for me.) Every time I open it, I’m grateful to myself all over again. It’s just wonderful. Where to start? First, it’s absolutely gorgeous, with an inviting color scheme and a pleasing layout that makes it super easy to read through. (Trust me, you don’t want to skimp on the readability of your sewing book.) The book itself is both lovely and sturdy — beautiful glossy pages and a binding that promises to hold up for a long time, yet easily lays flat.But my absolute favorite thing about this book is that all the lessons are presented in photographs, which means it’s realistic. The truth of the matter is that when everything is drawn, a lot of the nitty-gritty details are left out. Then when you go to sew something, you get confused because it looks different…

A. Ko says:

great addition to my book collection the GOOD:1. pictures are great. easy to follow (when she takes the time to include enough step-by-step pictures).2. looks nice. hardback. pink. pretty.3. extensive. it has things in it some other books of mine don’t talk in detail about or mention at all (i.e. buttonhole hand-stitching)4. i have been using this book as my first go-to book as i proceed to make a dress. it is a good first go-to guidethe BAD:1. i still have to refer to other books on my bookshelf to get a better description of some things. (i.e. that buttonhole hand-stitching thing i mentioned before. her picture still left me with some questions so i had to refer to 2 other books until i found a better written explanation. then i had to practice on some other fabric since i had not done it before and had trouble at first understanding)2. sometimes i like another book’s procedure better. when i need to install a lapped zipper for the first time, this book…

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