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Ultimate Sewing Bible A Complete Reference with Step-by-Step Techniques by Marie Clayton
  

Ultimate Sewing Bible A Complete Reference with Step-by-Step Techniques

Part of the Ultimate Guides Series
Arts & Crafts   

RRP £14.99

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This book is well worth buying for the section on home furnishings alone, very clear instructions on some quite complicated furnishings like blinds and fitted covers and with the Ultimate Sewing Bible to hand I would feel confident in tackling a big project. The section on dress-making felt less successful, slightly rushed in an effort to cram it all in. I couldn't find any recommendations for further reading to take you forward and the listing for supplier recommendations was bare to say the least, just Hobbycraft and John Lewis listed leaving the reader to search elsewhere for some of the specialised equipment called for. ~ Sue Baker

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Ultimate Sewing Bible A Complete Reference with Step-by-Step Techniques by Marie Clayton

Sewing is an extremely rewarding hobby. With so many different fabrics, embellishments and trimmings now available on the high street and online, it is easier than ever to create unique clothes and home furnishings. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to sewing. 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 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 basic stitches, seams and techniques, learn how to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. With this book by your side, you will soon be able to make anything from a commercial pattern, and will also know how to alter patterns to suit your style. With a section on care and repair, you will find out how to look after and fix homemade and store-bought items. And if it can't be fixed, learn how fabric and trimmings can be reused or upcycled into something else.

About the Author

Marie Clayton is a professional writer, who has worked on a variety of sewing and needlecraft books including Ultimate Sewing Bible and Make Your Own Clothes. She currently lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th June 2016

Author

Marie Clayton

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Publisher

Collins & Brown an imprint of Pavilion Books

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Arts & Crafts

Needlework & fabric crafts

ISBN

9781910231760

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