First Time Sewing

First Time Sewing by Editors of Creative Publishing international

The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing - Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781589238046
Series: First Time
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Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stiches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. Five simple projects will introduce sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern; skills you will use often as you continue to learn. With First Time Sewing, soon you will be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

The Editors of Creative Publishing international have a long, successful history with sewing instruction books.

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781589238046
Series: First Time
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in x 0.5 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm x 12.7 mm
Introduction                  7
Sewing Basics                        9
The Sewing Machine    10
Machine Accessories    12
Sewing Supplies           14
Special Products           19
Fabric Information        22
Selecting a Pattern        26
All about Patterns         28
Inside the Pattern          30
Pattern Layout              32
Cutting and Marking     36
Getting Ready to Sew               38
Sewing a Seam 42
How to Balance Tension           44
Hand Stitches               48
Hems   52
Cutting Decorator Fabrics         54
Projects           59
Rectangular Table Cloth            61
Easy Pillows     65
Zipper Closures            71
Baby Blanket    75       
Elastic-waist Skirt         81
Elastic-waist Pants        89
T-Shirts            97
Apron with Pockets      103
Unlined Jackets            113
Glossary           124
Index    126

"By the time you reach the simple project section, which includes instructions for making a simple apron, baby blanket or T-shirt, you'll be confident in your new stitching skills." - Sew News