Jane Bolsover takes the mystery out of sewing machines, which are often accompanied only by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. She holds first-time stitchers by the hand, showing them the easiest ways to get the most from their sewing machines. Beginning with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important and which needles to choose. Theres information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book is a full-size pull-out paper pattern section.
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