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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 16 June 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920217
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (12 available)
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 550
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99
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The Sewing Machine Manual


Your easy guide to machine stitching by Wendy Gardiner

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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 Bag55, Zips 58, Piping 66, Perfectly Piped Pillow70, Hemming ways74, Café Curtain78, Quilting84, Patchwork Placemat86, Quilted Pot Holder90, Free motion96, Swirls and Flowers Scarf100, Twin needles104, Retro Apron108, Bobbin work116, Decorated Guest Towel118, Advanced techniques122, Pleats122, Tucks124, Using an alphabet125, Notebook Cover126, Trims126, Couching130, Tablet Cover132, Useful information136, Troubleshooting137, Glossary142, Index144


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 22 books including The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style, Take Two Fat Quarters: Home, Take Two Fat Quarters: Gifts and most recently The Sewing Machine Manual. Wendy has 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


Machine Knitting Monthly

For anyone new to machine sewing or looking for extra guidance, this book is packed with friendly advice and expert sewing tips. All the basics are included along with twelve projects to teach techniques. There's a glossary of terms and excellent trouble-shooting guide.

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