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The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques [ Alison Smith, Diana Rupp] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . The Sewing Book: Over Step-by-Step Techniques [Alison Smith] on site. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Over techniques that show you. The Sewing Book book. Read 27 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every.

Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained. The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. T This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. This section also includes information on patterns how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book.

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 tools and 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 Smith is an editor at a weekly New England newspaper. She lives in Rhode Island. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book!

Join Reader Rewards and earn points when you download this book from your favorite retailer. Hardcover —. download the Hardcover: Add to Cart. About The Sewing Book Over 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 tools and 50 fabrics, with a glossary of sewing terminology. Also by Alison Smith.

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Folk Embroidered Felt Birds. Corinne Lapierre. Estelle Zanatta and Marion Grandamme. Kerby Rosanes. Yarn Hooking. Carole Rennison. Handstitched Landscapes and Flowers. You can dip in at any level whether you're new to sewing or refining your art, whether you want to repair an old skirt or create a new one, whether you want to spruce up a curtain or design one from scratch. And with a Foreword by U. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 9. Friend Reviews.

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Sort order. Jan 08, Amy Etzel rated it it was amazing. Definitely a keeper. Although this is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to all things sewing related complete with step by step instructions for every technique possible I did find it a little cold and impersonal and very much aimed at the serious sewing market rather than at the hobby market.

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I found the instructions clear but confusing on occasion as many of the terms used and the occasions when certain techniques are and aren't used weren't always explained. The section on mending was the most useful and the most Although this is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to all things sewing related complete with step by step instructions for every technique possible I did find it a little cold and impersonal and very much aimed at the serious sewing market rather than at the hobby market.

The section on mending was the most useful and the most clear to me as I could see why repairs were carried out in the manner they were. I found the projects interesting but nothing really stood out for me, it's aim seemed to be making shop quality items with no hint of being home-made. That said if that is what you want then this is definitely the book for you and I am sure that there is a little something in here for everyone, you just have to be patient in finding it.

Sep 10, Margie rated it liked it Shelves: Good, solid reference. Doesn't deviate too far into specialized techniques, but far enough that the beginner sewer will find lots of goodies Hong Kong finishes, welt pockets, Canadian smocking, etc. The pictures are helpful, but could have been vastly improved by using higher contrast fabric and contrasting threads.

View 1 comment. Sep 13, Heidi rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is basically a dictionary of sewing techniques with a few projects at the end. It describes the "proper" way to do things. It was not what I was looking for; I felt it was lacking in describing when you might want to choose one technique over another as well as why a garment might be designed a certain way. A useful reference, but not one to really teach me how to sew garments. Good overview of all the basics for sewing clothes and some furnishings, plus a couple of projects to test out the techniques in the book, but I would've preferred slightly more detailed tutorials for the more difficult techniques.

Apr 13, Cara rated it it was amazing Shelves: I didn't have time to use this book while I had it checked out from the library, but it seems like the Bible of sewing! Lots of really detailed, step-by-step how-to's. I almost want to download this book just to have as reference for whenever I do sew!

Mar 18, Luanne Ollivier rated it it was amazing.

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I'm a self taught sewist, always looking to improve on my skills and discover new ideas and techniques. I was quite excited to explore the pages of The Sewing Book - "more than step by step techniques. How to Use Patterns. Projects for the Home and to Wear. DK books excel at presenting information and ideas.

The Sewing Bible was no exception. The images presented are full colour photographs. They are crisp, clean images that let you see I'm a self taught sewist, always looking to improve on my skills and discover new ideas and techniques.

They are crisp, clean images that let you see easily see the details, such as the thickness of different threads and the different types of fabrics.

The accompanying information is clear and concise. The layout makes it easy to read. I sewed a lot of my children's clothes when they were young using commercial patterns.

I've never attempted to create or alter patterns for myself, which is something I'd like to try. The section covering this was excellent. The actual sewing process is detailed as well - stitches. There was a great little pattern for a simple tote bag at the end of this chapter to practice I have lots of scraps I could use up here! Subsequent chapters deal with the different techniques of sewing clothes.

Again, excellent directions and accompanying photographs.

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I preferred these over drawn illustrations. There are more small projects to practice more skills such as zippers, linings, buttons and more. A small unit on mending was also included. Patterns and an index complete the book. The Sewing Book is an excellent resource for both novice and experienced sewists.

And it's the quality of information and product that I've come to expect and appreciate from DK. Encyclopedic, easy to read, wonderful photographs, this is my idea of a perfect sewing book. DK always uses high-quality photographs, and has sensible sized fonts. I have been looking around for an all-in-one sewing help book, and I have decided that this is the one for me. It is large, like most DK books, and very heavy, but I think I will put it next to my sewing table, and can imagine referring to it repeatedly.

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And, as a complete novice to sewing with a machine, it is worth the 36USD to me. Apr 17, Erin rated it it was amazing. Love the How-To images. Sewing must have been what they were talking about when they first said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I wouldn't have been able to do it with words alone! Nov 23, Yadana rated it it was amazing. This was a very exciting book.

I would recommend it to my class. Jun 08, Jec rated it really liked it.