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"Sewing Basics "is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more. Whether the sewer is trying to decipher the symbols on a printed pattern, line a pocket, work French seams, or fit a muslin, she'll find what she's loo ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Murdoch
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This is an excellent book to get those new to hand and machine sewing started and an invaluable reference guide for more experienced stitchers. It takes you through every aspect of using sewing machines, commercial patterns, techniques, tools, materials and hand sewing with clear text and good step by step illustrations. Bardwell's book encourages patience and good methodology everyone who sews can learn from.
This is the book I wish I had when I first began sewing. This would have saved me tons of headaches. It's kind of book that not only touches on every important basic technique but also helps you ask the questions you might haven't thought of until you had more experience. Love this book. A great refresher for advanced beginners too!
This is an excellently written, detailed book with clear, vivid images that helped me make super Christmas gifts last year! ...Finally using the machine I got for Christmas the previous year. o_O This book was perfect for brushing up on and gaining a stronger understanding of basic skills and also for learning slightly more advanced techniques that opened my sewing horizons. I really do feel more confident having this book on hand as a reference. Where I feel I need a bit more info than the book ...more