The New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories Updated Edition with All-New Projects and Simplicity Patterns (Reader’s Digest)

December 10, 2013 - Comment

The ultimate stitch-and-seam reference book for both beginners and seasoned sewers includes thousands of illustrations and diagrams for each stage of the sewing process. In this updated edition, sewers will find: 20 new modern projects from Simplicity(r) patterns; includes updated photographs Instructions for making smart trousers, traditional curtains, a light summer dress, kids’ clothes, a

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The ultimate stitch-and-seam reference book for both beginners and seasoned sewers includes thousands of illustrations and diagrams for each stage of the sewing process. In this updated edition, sewers will find:

20 new modern projects from Simplicity(r) patterns; includes updated photographs Instructions for making smart trousers, traditional curtains, a light summer dress, kids’ clothes, a beach towel, patchwork bag, and more Tips on how to select the right equipment, choose the perfect fabric, and use the right technique for every project Foolproof ways to discover the perfect pattern size and how to incorporate only the most flattering design details

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C. Michelussi says:

Previous Editions are far superior to latest 2002 edition I borrowed the 1995 edition of this book from the library, and ordered it hoping the latest 2002 edition would resemble the impressive volume of instructions and references that appeared the the earlier versions. I was very disappointed in the 2002 edition. There are 384 pages in the 2002 edition and 431 pages in the 1995 edition. In another library, the pre-1995 editions are even better with 500+ pages. They include everything you’d want to know about sewing. Unfortunately each newer edition is becoming smaller with less reference material. The section on sewing for the home such as draperies, shades, bedcovers has been replaced by a project on how to sew one type of curtain. The section on sewing for Men and Children is replaced by instructions on how to sew a shirt for a boy, and one skirt for a girl. They give details on doing different patterns instead of a reference section for Men and Children’s clothing, sewing techniques. The same applied for sewing for the home. If I was…

kanha says:

in response to a previous review “The book starts off assuming you know how to read and cut patterns, piece together parts, and construct clothing.” I just wanted to say that the book does explain how to read and interpret patterns. In fact there are about 8 really good pages dedicated to reading patterns. I really hated how every pattern I bought wouldn’t give an explanation of all the symbols they used. I didn’t understand the symbols and some of the steps used in patterns until I got this book.However the previous reveiwer was right about the book not explaining how to use a sewing machine, so I woudln’t recommend getting this book if that’s what you’re after. If you’ve played with your sewing machine a bit and have figured out how to reasonably use it, then go for it.Reasons to get the book:-Great detailed images to follow-shows how to properly fit a pattern and ways to fix common fitting problems-index of stitches and how they’re used-has examples of how to sew specific…

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