16 June 2022


BC Paperback

204x260 mm



144 pages

Search Press

The Sewing Machine Manual

by Wendy Gardiner

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).

Book 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


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