Using Your Sewing Machine
By Wendy Gardiner
Publisher: Search Press
Edition: BC Paperback
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844488285
Size: 204 x 260 mm
This essential guide by sewing guru and best-selling author, Wendy Gardiner, is a unique combination of a no-nonsense guide to getting up and running with a basic sewing machine, with a skills-building complete machine sewing course leading into nine beautiful projects.
Thousands of people buy a basic sewing machine and never get it out of its box, lacking the confidence to get started and daunted by off-putting manuals. This book will change all that. Sewing machine guru and popular author, Wendy Gardiner, has written a user-friendly guide to using a basic sewing machine, with the elements you would get in a manual, naming parts, showing how to thread up, checking stitching and tension etc, followed by a section building skills as you start using a sewing machine.
This is followed by 9 great projects: a Drawstring Bag, an Appliquéd Pillow, a Clutch Bag, a Pillow with Piping, Tab-Top Curtains, a Quilted Pot Holder, a Scarf, Apron and a Decorated Towel, all specially designed to build skills such as sewing seams, buttonhole sewing, adding zips, blind hems, quilting, free machine embroidery, using twin needles and making pleats, trims and pockets. There is a glossary of all the important terms, and an excellent trouble-shooting guide.
• This book is a joint project with Toyota, using all their sewing machine expertise, but all the techniques and projects can be done with other sewing machines
• High profile author Wendy Gardiner has edited major sewing magazines and websites and written 12 craft and sewing titles, and brings all her know-how to this essential guide
• Builds from all the useful parts of a sewing machine manual into a tutorial of basic skills, and then on into 9 beautiful projects to build skills and confidence.
About Wendy Gardiner
Internationally accredited sewing machine expert, Wendy Gardiner, has been editor of leading sewing magazines, Vogue Patterns, Sewing World and Sew Hip and has produced major books and DVDs on sewing, which she passionately promotes as a fun, affordable hobby. She runs a sewing resource website, www.isew.co.uk which is packed with projects, tips and techniques. Wendy also teaches, runs creative sewing weekends and is a regular guest presenter on shopping channels Ideal World and Create & Craft TV.