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Sewing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Sewing

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Sewing 101 is a modern-day primer on the basic skills and techniques of sewing. This book is geared toward the absolute novice and assumes you know little or nothing about the craft. Filled with lots of step-by-step photos, useful sewing tip sidebars, and a painstakingly detailed glossary, Sewing 101 teaches you how to sew successfully. You will learn terminology used ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Creative Publishing int'l
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Amanda Skinner
Mar 10, 2013 Amanda Skinner rated it it was ok
All that can be said of this book is it is ok. There are step by step pictures, which is great, but the projects look like they were taken from another book published in the 80's or early 90's. They are dated.

I have seen better sewing manuals, but they have step by step with no actual projects to try your hand at the technique. I had hoped that this would pair the techniques with specific projects. It didn't. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
Jun 25, 2009 Annie rated it liked it
I received this as a Christmas present. I have several books on sewing from the 1956-1980 and I couldn't find anything in this book that wasn't covered in those. If you have no beginner sewing books this is very handy and well done - it has lots of photos and detailed explanations. If you have experience or an existing library this may be a waste of shelf space.
May 04, 2008 Nicole rated it really liked it
This is a really great instructional book. Great pictures and step-by-step procedures, however, the projects shown in the book are not really "of the moment" or the most stylish, but a great starting point.
Jan 29, 2009 Lori rated it liked it
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pretty good starter book, but if you're starting from scratch, some of the terms may not be familiar if you aren't acquainted with your machine very well.
May 06, 2012 Jake rated it liked it
Clear and concise, fairly easy to use...but the photos are so ugly! The fabrics are really terrible. A floral ringer T? Seriously? But still...very good for learning the basics.
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