Sewing 101

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Sewing 101 is a complete entry-level sewing course taught through 20 step-by-step projects for garments and home décor. This revised and updated edition has everything you need to start sewing today.

Get to know your machine and its accessories, learn how to sew basic seams and hems, and discover how to lay out a pattern. Begin sewing simple garments such as a T-shirt, pull-on skirt, apron, and unlined jacket, and home décor items like pillowcases, a baby blanket, a round tablecloth, and quilted placemats.

Projects are arranged progressively, from simple garments to more challenging items. Each project introduces and explores new sewing techniques in depth. Variations will inspire you to create your own designs.

Sewing 101 teaches you everything you need to know for successful machine sewing, including:

  • Easy techniques for matching designs
  • How to choose and prepare fabrics
  • Essential tools that will make every facet of sewing easier
  • Troubleshooting tips and quick references
  • Clear instructions and photos to help you build your skills and confidence

Beginners will also find the accompanying online videos that present many of the techniques in action an invaluable resource.

Written specifically for beginners, the books in the 101 series are complete illustrated guides to the basics of a craft that present projects supported with full-color, step-by-step instructions and photos to teach essential techniques.

PRICE: $16.99 / Can$22.99 / £10.99

MEDIUM: Craft, Other Craft


FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781631597572

SIZE: 7.5 in x 9.25in / 190.5mm x 234.95 mm

PUBLISHED: September 3, 2019

How to Use This Book
Sewing Basics
The Sewing Machine
Machine Accessories
Getting Ready to Sew
How to Balance Tension
Sewing a Seam
Hand Stitches
Sewing Supplies
Special Products
Fabric Information
Cutting Decorator Fabrics
Matching Designs
Selecting a Pattern
All About Patterns
Inside the Pattern
Pattern Layout
Cutting & Marking
Sewing Garments
Pull-on Skirts
Pull-on Pants
Unlined Jackets
Sewing Home Décor
Raw-edge Flange Pillows
Knife-edge Pillows
Zipper Closures
Tie-tab Pillowcases
Baby Blanket
Nap-time Tote
Round Tablecloth
Rectangular Tablecloth
Lined Table Runner
Quilted Placemats
Roman Shade
Draped Lace Swags
Rod-pocket Treatments
Grommet Curtains