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Discover a creative new hobby and learn as you sew with Sew Me! Sewing Basics:
- 15 simple, straightforward projects
- Friendly, easy-to-follow directions will help you sew with confidence, make repairs, and create new garments from scratch
- Master essential sewing skills from cutting patterns & sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric, and installing zippers
- Learn as you sew with each new skill presented alongside a quick practice exercise to try
- Create fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hats, scarves, & more
If you’ve never threaded a needle or touched a sewing machine before, learning to sew may seem daunting… but it doesn’t have to be! With Choly Knight’s friendly and easy-to-follow directions, you’ll soon be sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch.
Sew Me! Sewing Basics is the perfect book for anyone who wants get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course on sewing. Choly starts at the very beginning, showing you how to choose your first sewing machine and introducing the most basic techniques and shortcuts.
From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. 15 simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hand towels, hats and more.
Start enjoying a wonderful form of individual expression that will save you money and provide a terrific sense of accomplishment!
From the Publisher
Simple instructions and projects to get you sewing for yourself in no time!
Easy to Follow Step-by-Step Sewing Instructions
Develop your skills with lessons on all these sewing techniques:
Sewing Knit Fabrics
Installing Snaps, Buttons, Zippers, and Elastic
Taking measurements, binding, and more
Learn to Sew with Confidence
15 Simple, Straightforward Projects
Sew Me! Sewing Basics is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or who just needs a quick refresher course!
From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric, and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew.
Learn step-by-step how to make each of these fun projects:
Pillow Shams & Pincushions
Sachets & Fabric Flowers
Placemats & Napkins
MP3 Player Holders & Wallets
Handy Towel Loops
Zip Pouches & Coin Pouches
Wrist Cuffs, Scarves, & Hats
Discover a creative new hobby and learn as you sew
Start at the Beginning
Learning to sew may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Author Choly Knight starts with the basics, showing you how to choose your first sewing machine, fabric, and tools, and introducing the most basic techniques and shortcuts.
15 Fun Practice Projects
These simple and straightforward projects will have you sewing useful accessories from pincushions & placemats to hand towels & hats—all the while learning how to cut patterns, sew seams, bind edges, gather fabric, and install button holes & zippers!
Easy-to-Follow Directions & Patterns
Develop your sewing skills and your confidence with Choly’s step-by-step instructions, clear photographs, troubleshooting advice, quick tips, and simple, easy-to-use patterns. This book builds your skills through practical application, making it perfect for first-time sewers!
Simple First-Time Techniques
Start by learning to sew your very first seam, deal with common mistakes, hand-sew, embellish with appliqué, and sew curves in the first section of this book.
Choly takes you step-by-step through starter projects for a pillow sham, pincushion, sachet, and cat plushies to help you master each of these simple but essential sewing techniques.
Develop Your Fabric Skills
Next, learn more about the amazing things you can accomplish with fabric: Interfacing to make flimsy fabric sturdy, gathering fabric to create beautiful ruffles, and making neat and colorful bindings.
You’ll find projects for chic placemats, fabric flowers, and neatly bound napkins to help you practice each of these fabric skills.
Add Notions & Closures
Learn about all the bits and bobs you can find alongside fabric at your local craft store, and how to use them to improve your sewing projects!
Hook-and-loop tape, snaps, buttons & buttonholes, zippers, grommets, and eyelets are all covered in fun and useful projects like wallets, towel loops, and coin pouches.
Create Wearable Accessories
Get an introduction to the world of garments by starting with wearable accessories. If you’re daunted by the idea of making clothes, this is a perfect way to get started without the hassle of fitting and adjusting.
Learn to take body measurements, work with elastic, and sew knit fabrics to make wrist cuffs, a scarf, and even an adorable kitty hat!
Expand Your Sewing Skills
Add Handy Bits and Bobs
Projects You Can Wear
Publisher:Design Originals; First edition (November 1, 2013)
Item Weight:1.34 pounds
Dimensions:8.55 x 0.38 x 10.95 inches