Sewing Books

Cream, Penelope (senior ed): The Complete Book of Sewing - a practical step-by-step guide to sewing techniques (11850)

Dorling Kindersley 1996
4to, glazed pictorial boards in a similar d/w, v,v min bmps to bds, v v min wr + crsing to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 1600 gms
(Order reference 11850).

Whether you are just starting out or are a confident sewer wishing to add a professional touch to your work, this is the only sewing book you will ever need.

The Complete Book of Sewing covers every technique you need for dressmaking and sewing for the home, from choosing the right fabric, through pleating and lining, to achieving couture finishes. With this practical sourcebook at your fingertips, you will be able to create your whole wardrobe or give a room a fresh look with new curtains and cushions.

Each technique is illustrated with step-by-step colour photographs so that you can see exactly what to do. Throughout the book, supplementary artworks and special tip boxes make the techniques even clearer and show you shortcuts and "tricks of the trade".

The Complete Book of Sewing shows you which tools you need for each technique and includes invaluable information on using a sewing machine or overlocker; how to choose a pattern, alter it to fit and apply it to your fabric; and how to identify the fabric hat is best for your needs.

Whether you want to patch your favourite jeans, create a pair of curtains or alter a tailored jacket, The Complete Book of Sewing is the place to start.