Certain challenges are often faced when learning how to sew. As a beginner, you must acquire a basic understanding and the necessary tools and equipment. As you gain interest and finesse your technique, you become aware of the principles behind each technique. As an expert, your boundaries are limited only by your imagination.
Each chapter is devoted to one key area of sewing and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for both basic principles and more advanced sewing techniques. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right machine to work for you in chapter one, then move onto fabrics and patterns in the following chapter. Once you're comfortable with the basics, learn how to make clothing and soft furnishings. This comprehensive guide also offers clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams show each stage of the sewing process. It'll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.
Marie Clayton is a professional writer, who has worked on a variety of sewing and needlecraft books including Ultimate Sewing Bible (9781843404118) and Make Your Own Clothes (9781843403890). She currently lives in London.