Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers

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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 Seams

Hand Sewing

Adding Appliqué

Sewing Curves

Applying Interfacing

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

Stuffed Animals

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!

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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!

Beginner-Friendly Directions

Expand Your Sewing Skills

Add Handy Bits and Bobs

Projects You Can Wear

Publisher‏:‎Design Originals; First edition (November 1, 2013)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎144 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1574214233
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1574214239
Item Weight‏:‎1.34 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8.55 x 0.38 x 10.95 inches

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