Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Book Review Sew Me Sewing Basics

Photo from Amazon

Photo from Amazon

Sew Me! Sewing Basics is geared towards would-be sewers of all ages, who may never have touched a sewing machine or even threaded a needle before. Its the perfect book for anyone who wants to get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course in sewing. Choly Knights friendly and easy-to-follow directions will get readers sewing with confidence, making repairs and creating new garments from scratch. She starts at the very beginning, showing how to choose a sewing machine and introducing the most basic techniques and short cuts. From cutting patterns and sewing seams, to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing readers to learn as they sew. 36 simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies, pincushions and placemats to hand towels and hats.

Publisher: Design Originals (7 Feb 2014)
ISBN-10: 1574214233
ISBN-13: 978-1574214239

About the Author
Choly Knight has her finger on the pulse of what today's crafters really want. A power-seller on, she is the author of three additional sewing books from Fox Chapel Publishing. Choly has been crafting for as long as she can remember, and has drawn, painted, sculpted and taped everything in sight. She took up sewing at age 12 and knitting at 21. After going to college to study English and Studio Art, she now enjoys trying to find numerous different ways to combine all of her passions of writing, fine art, and craft art.

Getting Started
Attitudes Behind a Sewing Machine
Buying a Sewing Machine
A Bit on Colour and Design Theory
Sewing Tools
Your Sewing Space
Preventing Injuries
Get to Know Your Machine
Prepping your Sewing Machine
Your Machine Stitches
How to Follow the Projects

Chapter One
Simple First Time Techniques
Your First Seam
Your First Project: Pillow Sham
Dealing with Mistakes
Hand Sewing
Bellflower Pincushion
Sweetly Scented Sachet
Sewing Curves
Marvelous Mr & Mrs Cat

Chapter Two
Developing Fabric Skills
Chic Placemats
Gathering Fabric
Fabric Flower
eat Bound Napkins

Chapter Three
Adding Notions and Closures
Hook and Loop Tape
Belt Loop MP3 Player Holder
Installing Snaps
In a Snap Wallet
Buttons and Buttonholes
Handy Hand Towels
Quick Zip Pouch
Grommets and Eyelets
Convenient Coin Pouch

Chapter Four
Easy Wearable Accessories
Taking Body Measurements
Radical Wrist Cuff
Snuggly Ruffled Scarf
Sewing Knit Fabrics
Kitty Hat


Sew Me Sewing Basics is available from Amazon

Disclosure: The lovely people at GMC Group sent me this book to review. I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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