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Sewing Made Simple: The Definitive Guide to Hand and Machine Sewing

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This comprehensive book breaks down all of the terms, tools, and skills necessary to become an expert seamstress. More than 500 color images inspire while a detailed visual glossary outlines fabric types, sewing notions, and finishing stitches. Crafters will learn how to master the machine, hand stitch, and work with patterns in no time! Best of all, the book includes inst ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 2nd 2012 by Chronicle Books (first published March 1st 2012)
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Crystal Allen
I wish that GoodReads had the cover of this book listed because it is just so pretty. This truly is the definitive guide to hand and machine sewing. Whether you consider yourself a newbie sewer or an expert, having this book on your sewing room shelf will come in handy. Have a project that calls for a blanket stitch and can't remember how to do it? Look it up in Sewing Made Simple. Having problems with your sewing machine tension? Look it up in Sewing Made Simple. Want inspiration for an afterno ...more
This book is a must if you like sewing.

IT IS SO USEFUL! I wish I had this book when I started sewing because it has so much information you oughta know (could've saved some fabric and time ha!). The editorial design is pretty cool and the photos are really cute. The patterns that are included help you understand better some techniques, plus they're nice!

This is a nicely designed sewing reference book. However, the patterns require enlargement and I would never go through the hassle of enlarging the patterns and taping the pieces together in order to make any of the designs.
The first thing to say about this book is that it has incredibly attractive photography throughout. While maybe in a tutorial I might have wanted to see a different view the gist of the project can be grasped and after all only so many pictures can practically fit in such a book. I think from childhood I knew a few things learned at my mother's knee, but this is great for reference or relearning once again. Since the book arrived it has spent more time in hand reading than on the shelf and I thi ...more
Onellyantie Chuah
I think the contents have been neatly and prettily arranged with the great photography shots and the cute yet beautiful water colored step by step sewing instructions. I am new to sewing and got this as a guide to sewing for my birthday. Can't wait to try all the projects inside.

** I'm thankful that the book listed the relevant materials (name, shapes, colors (with photos)) to sewing as I sometimes have difficulties in remembering all those terms.
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Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist specializing in stitchery of all kinds, crafts, interiors and gardens, with more than 30 titles to her name. Prior to going freelance, she spent eight years at Family Circle magazine, overseeing the dressmaking, interiors and fashion departments. Her work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Woman and Home. An enthusiast ...more
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