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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BE Spiral bound
  • Publication: 03 December 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782212645
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 148x210 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Absolute Beginner Craft
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Sewing for the Absolute Beginner


by Caroline Smith

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Book Description

This clear and easy-to-follow guide is the ideal tool for the complete beginner to sewing. It is packed with sewing expert Caroline Smith’s helpful advice and exciting projects, and guides readers from the basic stitches right through to more complex techniques.

Step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands free format enable you to practise and master each technique more easily. Caroline Smith covers all the equipment and tools, terminology and techniques, and includes a selection of attractive simple projects specially designed for the beginner.

- A reasonably priced, basic guide to sewing for people with no previous experience
- Clear, step-by-step photography, and no-nonsense, easy-to-follow text
- The small size and wire-bound format make this an extremely handy little book to carry around and

About the Author

About Caroline Smith

Caroline is an English writer and editor who has worked in lifestyle publishing for nearly 20 years. Her areas of expertise include needlecraft, cookery, gardening and DIY. Caroline lives in Surrey, England.

Crochet Addict UK

An invaluable book for anyone who wants or does sew. The book takes you through all the skills and techniques you need to know and then offers you projects to practice your new found skills. Whether you are new to sewing or you just want to expand your knowledge, this book offers fantastic value for money. It's jam packed with so much information. I love the fact that this book is hard backed so will last a long time with a lot of wear and tear. It's spiral bound so it means that you can keep it easily open at the page you need. The projects that you are supplied with to practice your new skills are beautiful, practical and perfect for your home or as gifts.
The projects are varied using all the different techniques. I only received my first sewing machine as a Christmas Present this year and this book has taken the fear out of using it. I am learning so much and I love the fact
that I can quickly flick to the technique I need to learn about and soon find that the book makes me at ease with it.  Each of the techniques discussed and each of the projects come with clear and easy to understand instructions as well as really easy to follow pictures. This book is fantastic value for money. I already find it invaluable and keep it on hand whenever I start a new sewing project.

For the full review and images: http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/2016/01/sewing-for-absolute-beginner-search.html

Love to Make

This book is a clear easy-to-follow and reasonably priced guide for the sewing novice. It is packed with helpful adivce from sewing expert Caroline Smith, who guides readers from basic stitches right through to the more complex techniques. The step-by-step instructions and spiral, hands-free format enable you to practice and master each technique more easily. Caroline covers all the equipment and tools, terminology and techniques and includes a selection of simple projects designed to incorporate the techniques you have learned.

Karen Platt- yarnsandfabrics.co.uk

Sewing can be bewildering, and if you are at a loss as a complete beginner, this book should prove useful. Even if you have never sewn before, this book will show you how to make soft furnishings and accessories. You'll find advice on tools and equipment as well as sewing machine basics. Hand stitches show you how to complete projects. The projects include an apron, curtains, pillows, tablecloth and more to make your house a home. You'll learn how to do basic stitches and other techniques. Discover how to do seams, hems, make curves, mitred corners, make buttonholes and more. The spiral binding means the book lies flat, which is always a bonus. The images and instructions are clear. This is an extremely useful book. Recommended.

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