Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Sewing for the Absolute Beginner ~ Search Press ~ Book Review


By Caroline Smith

ISBN: 9781782212645
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 03 December 2015
RRP: £12.99

Available direct from Search Press.

   

An invaluable book for anyone who wants
or does sew.
The book takes you through all the skills
and techniques you need to know
and then offers you projects to practice
your new found skills.


Whether you are new to sewing or you
just want to expand your knowledge,
this book offers fantastic value for money.
It's jam packed with so much information.


I love the fact that this book is hard backed
so will last a long time with a lot of wear and tear.
It's spiral bound so it means that you can
keep it easily open at the page you need.


The projects that you are supplied with
to practice your new skills are beautiful,
practical and perfect for your home
or as gifts.
The projects are varied using all the
different techniques.


You learn everything from;
Fabric Know-How
Equipment
Hand Stitches
Sewing Machine Basics
Seams
Hems
Patterns and Scaling
Mitered Corners
Buttons
Loops, Ties & Tabs
Zips
Bias Binding
Bias Strips
Piping
Applique
Using Trims
Quilting Techniques


I only received my first sewing machine
as a Christmas Present this year
and this book has taken the fear out
of using it.
I am learning so much and I love the fact
that I can quickly flick to the technique
I need to learn about and soon find
that the book makes me at ease with it.


Each of the techniques discussed and each
of the projects come with clear and
easy to understand instructions as well
as really easy to follow pictures.


The projects in the book are;
Simple Pillows
Table Runners
Tab-top Curtain
Tablecloths
Bolster Pillow
Duvet Cover
Cube
Roll-up Shade
Children's Tepee
Pocket Storage
Peg Bag
Apron
Nursery Bag
Eyelet Curtains
Duffel Bag
Cafe Curtain
Mini beanbag
Tote Bag
Placemats
Oven Mitts
Beaded Quilted throw
Padded Headboard
Lined Linen Basket
Beach Roll
Dining Chair Cover


This book is fantastic value for money.
I already find it invaluable and keep it on hand
whenever I start a new sewing project.



Available direct from Search Press.

   


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

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