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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 July 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920217
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 550
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99

The Sewing Machine Manual


Your easy guide to machine stitching by Wendy Gardiner

Book Description

The perfect companion for anyone new to machine sewing, or looking for a little extra guidance, this book is packed with friendly advice, stylish projects and expert sewing tips.

Sewing machine guru and popular author, Wendy Gardiner, brings you this invaluable guide to getting up and running with a sewing machine. She includes all the basics, including machine anatomy, how to thread up, and how to check stitching and tension. 

Once you have built up your skills, there are 12 great projects to make, including: a patchwork placemat, a drawstring bag, an appliquéd pillow, a clutch bag, a tablet cover, tab top curtains, a quilted pot holder, and a notebook cover there is something for everyone. Each project is designed to teach techniques such as sewing seams, adding buttonholes and zips, blind hems, quilting, free-motion embroidery, using an alphabet and making pleats, trims and pockets. There is also a glossary of all the important terms, and an excellent trouble-shooting guide.

Revised, updated and expanded edition of The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine (9781844488285).

Table of Contents

Introduction6, Your sewing machine8, Tools and equipment14, Winding and fitting the bobbin24, Upper threading26, Checking stitching and tension28, Trying out your machine stitches30, Using your machine32, Straight stitch34, Patch Pockets36, Drawstring Bags38, Zigzag stitch42, Heart-Felt Appliqué Pillow46, Buttonholes50, Party Clutch Bag56, Zips and piping60, Perfectly Piped Pillow68, Hemming ways72, Café Curtain76, Quilting82, Patchwork Placemat84, Quilted Pot Holder86, Free motion92, Swirls and Flowers Scarf96, Twin needles100, Retro Apron104, Bobbin work112, Decorated Guest Towel114, Advanced techniques118, Pleats118, Tucks120, Using an alphabet122, Notebook Cover124, Trims126, Couching128, Tablet Cover130, Useful information134, Troubleshooting135, Glossary140, Index143

About the Author

About Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner is a writer, teacher and author. She has been editor of several leading sewing magazines and written 21 books including The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style, Fun with Fat Quarters, The Very Useful Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine and most recently Take Two Fat Quarters: Home and Take Two Fat Quarters: Gifts. Wendy has also presented many DVDs on sewing and made several YouTube videos for leading haberdashery and pattern companies. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends, teaches a weekly class and writes articles for various magazines and her own website. Wendy organizes the extensive workshop programmes for the Festival of Quilts and the Knitting & Stitching Shows. She has a strong reputation and fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for dressmaking and machine sewing. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.

Visit her website www.wendygardiner.co.uk

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