Have you ever said, "I wish I could make that"? Here are books to help you learn all the skills you didn't master in home economics: everything from threading the needle to finishing the hem on that little black dress.
This list is for beginning to intermediate sewers. Click here to browse more complete lists of our sewing books.
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
"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."