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Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques

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If the sewing machine does it, then the technique is here! Anyone looking for advice on those indispensable basics will find a variety of ways to do bias binding, buttonholes, edge finishes, gathering, hem finishes, mitering corners, seam finishes, topstitching, and zippers. Or sewers can learn how to make any item eye-catching with an array of creative touches, including ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Sterling (first published October 1st 1999)
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Again, just as the title implies. Each technique is shown with finished examples and some have photos of the process. There is a written description, too. Very helpful to me right now, as there are so many techniques (and some have several names). This made me feel more well-versed in a very short time.
Jun 14, 2011 Rosemary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All sewists.
Shelves: sewing, non-fiction
This book was so great, I ordered it for my library. It's true, as one reviewer described, that this book has a lot of decorative techniques. However, those techniques have inspired me to use some of my presser feet and to buy a few more. Some of the techniques and projects were old-fashioned (not counting vintage) or obsolete because of the newer tools available, but all-in-all, this was a great read and will be an oft-consulted resource.

The edition pictured is the 1999 edition, but I'm buying
Love it. Simple and accurate.
Good book, an extensive list of techniques.
This is a book I'd like to have in my library. Covers all sorts of sewing techniques, the how to's are fairly well described, and if nothing else, gets the ideas flowing on how to add the finishing touches to clothes.
Very informative. Pretty clear instructions. So many techniques that I will probably never use but interesting to read about just the same. Very dated projects. Overall excellent at home sewing resource.
Feb 15, 2008 Espera is currently reading it
Shelves: sewing, embelishment
Skimmed the book in the bookstore. It looked pretty promising. I'll see if it'll solve the mystery of my grandmother's pillow covers when I get to try some of the techniques.
Patty R.
I did not like it I was looking for emphasis on construction techniques not projects like embroidery.
Color; clear, large print. Older techniques and newer techniques.
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