The Sewing Book
|Author:||Alison Smith; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff|
Over 300 techniques that show you how to sew absolutely everything--from clothes to home decor--plus 10 stylish new projects and updated information on more than 100 tools and 50 fabrics, with a glossary of sewing terminology.
Whether you are sewing clothes for children and adults, making home decor, or doing alterations, master every hand-sewing and machine-sewing technique for everything from darts, tucks, and pleats to hems, fasteners, and mending, with close-up photographs and clear instructions to demystify even the trickiest techniques. Choose from 15 fresh, stylish projects to practice your skills, explore in-depth coverage of more than 100 tools and 250 techniques, and browse a visual directory of more than 50 fabrics in The Sewing Book--the ultimate bible for beginners and seasoned stitchers alike.
Alison set up her own shop, Fabulous Fabric, and sewing school, the Alison Victoria School of Sewing, near her home in Leicestershire. Her school is the largest independent sewing school in England and offers courses and workshops on all aspects of sewing. Alison is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine, and has appeared on the ITV television series Ladette to Lady teaching dressmaking skills.