Sewing and So Forth

200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

By Lorna Knight

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"Perfect for all levels, this accessible reference offers concise instructions for basic and advanced sewing techniques, guidance on choosing tools and fabrics, fabric decoration ideas, how to achieve a perfect finish, plus the usual plethora of helpful hints, expert advice, and insider secrets that readers have come to expect from this best-selling series. The convenient 'Try This' and 'Fix It' boxes that run throughout expand your skills and fix common problems, and the mini-projects show you how to put to use the skills and techniques in the book."

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All About Machine Arts: Decorative Techniques From A To Z

By Susan E. Mickey

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Everything from applique to zigzag is included in this well illustrated guide.

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Fine Machine Sewing: Easy Ways To Get the Look Of Hand Finishing and Embellishing

By Carol Laflin Ahles

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Who needs to sew by hand when your machine can do it all? Embellish purchased garments or ones you made yourself with these wonderful techniques.

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Power Sewing Step-By-Step

By Sandra Betzina

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This is a great reference book for all kinds of garment construction. Lots of techniques and short cuts are pictured in great illustrations.

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Sew News

By PJS Publications

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A great magazine that has current trends in fabric and design as well as how-to's for garment construction, easy gifts and home decorating.

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Sew On: All You Need to Know to Start Sewing and Serging Today!

By Elissa K. Meyrich

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With step-by-step directions for five easy projects and tips from the garment industry to help you learn, Sew On includes:

--Full-size patterns and complete step-by-step directions for a wrap dress, a basic t-shirt, easy pants, an iPod holder, and box cushion
--The ins and outs of how to use a sewing machine and a serger
--What to look for when buying a commercial pattern
--Understanding fabric personality--buying the right fabric
--The foolproof way to cut out your projects
--Checklists and a complete glossary

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Sewing For Dummies

By Janice S. Saunders

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Even if you think you can't sew on a button, this book can help you improve your sewing skills.

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Sewing For Plus Sizes: Design, Fit and Construction For Ample Apparel

By Barbara Deckert

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Sewing and fitting advice for anyone who wears size 14 or better.

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Sewing Projects in an Afternoon

By Susan E. Mickey

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Here are directions for 20 beautiful, easy projects that can be made in no time.

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Sewing With Nancy's Favorite Hints

By Nancy Zieman

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Lots of great ideas and techniques for the home sewer.

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