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The Sewing Book - Alison Smith


This fantastic book from popular publisher DK, offers a comprehensive introduction to sewing. Ideal for complete beginners and more experienced, it features all the different types of stitches, alongside achievable projects, all with full-colour step-by-step photographs. 

Alison takes you through the basics of your sewing kit, explaining the use for the various items and sewing machine accessories, the different types of fabric.  Also covered comprehensively is measuring and pattern construction and alteration, and how to cut out. 

Sewing stitches, making seams, embroidery stitches, machine stitches, adding fasteners, applying interfacing, necklines, inserting sleeves,hems, pockets, making bias and and more included. 

Alison also covers professional techniques involved in modern tailoring.

A number of projects are also included - quilted book cover, gathered cushion, child's skirt,apron, bag, door hanger, roman blind, mans tie, place mat and more.

Fantastic value and as ever with DK great instructions and photos. A very comprehensive book.

  • Published by DK
  • Techniques and projects
  • Step by step photo instructions
  • Ideal for beginners or for reference