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  • Publisher: Cico Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 08 February 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800650930
  • Stock: 48 in stock
  • Size: 208x276 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £16.99
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A Beginner's Guide to Sewing by Hand and Machine

£16.99

A complete step-by-step course by Jane Bolsover

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Book Description

Use this informative book to hone your skills in the art of sewing.


A Beginner's Guide to Sewing by Hand and Machine is a complete sewing course for first-timers. It starts by telling you which pieces of sewing kit you need to buy, explaining which fabrics to use and how to use paper patterns. The second part of the book is a structured course of 12 workshops, which build from the most basic hand-sewing techniques through to more advanced dressmaking skills. At the end of each workshop, there is also a step-by-step project, which reinforces the skills mastered in the workshop, allowing you to recognise your progress as you go. The projects range from simple hand-embroidered cushions to a lined throw, and from a shirred sundress to an organdie pleated skirt. Techniques include embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking and curtain-making, and there are useful tips and shortcuts throughout the book to help you become a sewing expert!

About the Author

About Jane Bolsover

Jane Bolsover has over 20 years' experience as a designer and writer specializing in sewing and crafts. As well as creating sewing and craft projects for magazines, Jane has written seven books on soft furnishings and patchwork, and edited many more. She has also appeared on mainstream television several times. Jane now works as a consultant for a major textile and craft show company, where she organizes craft demonstrations, workshops and feature displays.

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