Monday, 21 April 2014

Book Review Me and My Sewing Machine

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Accessible, good-looking and jargon-free, this book contains everything you need to know to sew well using your sewing machine – and nothing more. There are no scary couture-type techniques that real sewers never use, no painstaking procedures that don’t actually make your sewing easier, or help it look better, and no complicated methods of doing anything. Instead you will find easy-to-understand, practical and decorative techniques that make sewing simple, even if you have never used a machine before.

There are lots of clever tips plus short cuts that can make things faster and easier to do, with clear advice on when you can use these speedy methods and when it really is better to do something the traditional way. Everything is illustrated with clear step-by-step photography and finished samples, with variation samples where appropriate. As well as techniques, there are some easy projects you can make on your sewing machine and although they are simple, they don’t skimp on style.

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Apple Press (14 April 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 184543353X
ISBN-13: 978-1845433536

About the author
Kate Haxell learned sewing from her grandmother at a young age, creating eccentric outfits for her compliant dolls. After obtaining her art degree, she went to work for Country Living, then moved into book publishing and editing. Kate’s previous books include Decorative Knitting, The Seed Bead Book and First Knits. She lives in London.

My Sewing Machine
Getting Ready to Sew
Seams Simple
Hemmed In
Fastened Up
Around the Corner
On the Edge
Fancy That
Make Me, Make Me!

Me and my Sewing Machine is a great book for those who are new to sewing or people that want to get back into sewing. The book is full of information for a beginner and tells you how to get the most out of your sewing machine, It explains all basic and semi-advanced techniques you need to know in sewing This book is about an introduction to sewing, and not about dressmaking. The tutorials are well written with lots of photos shown in an easy to follow step by step guide.  This book has also some patterns which is an added bonus.
I would highly recommend this book to an advanced sewer and a beginner, both advanced sewers and a beginner will find this book a great reference book in their sewing library.

Me and My Sewing Machine  is available from Amazon

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