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101 Essential Tips: Basic Sewing [Paperback]

DK Publishing
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (20 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756606128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756606121
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 12.8 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very useful illustrated booklet covering practical tips eg for hemline, waistband, buttons, all step-by-step and illustrated. Dorling Kindersley 2004.

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
this is a great reference for someone who can sew a straight line but little more. It's a quick, practical, UNDERSTANDABLE, guide for the procedures glossed over in most patterns. The only part of the book that I would expand is the layout, marking, and cutting sections. This is where I would have appreciated a discussion of different techniques/shortcuts that will not ruin a project. Overall a great little book, the kind of thing I'd like to send my kids off with when they leave home.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the beginner 21 Oct 2006
Format:Paperback
I class myself as a beginner in the sewing world . This is a great book for someone who is an absolute beginner but surprisingly was too basic for me . Very clearly laid out. Recommended for those who can sew a straight line but sew little else.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is exactly what the title says, basic sewing. The book's illustrations are easy to follow and includes information and step-by-step guidance on how to make a dart, seams, sleeves, work with a pattern, hem and other sewing essentials. The book also shows how to make simple clothing repairs, something that plagues every household. In fact, I plan to give a copy of this book to all of my friends who show up with clothes and ask "can you fix this."
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delivers its promise 19 July 2001
By kyara
Format:Paperback
This book keeps its promise of delivering "101 essential tips". From choosing cutting tools to repairing a button hole, there are lots of tips to satisfy the beginner sewer. While I like the layout, which includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by photos, this little book could be vastly improved by adding a few more pictures to some of the tips to make them more clear. A couple of pictures could also be improved by better choice of colour (e.g. attaching a flat collar, which is a glaring yellow, and darning a hole, which is so well done you cannot see the example stitches clearly enough!). Nevertheless, overall it is a very useful book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful if you are a absolute beginner 2 May 2009
By Orjana
Format:Paperback
This is a very small book, suitable for someone who knows absolutely nothing about sewing, so if you can sew a bit already, or at least in a straight line I would recommend a more detailed/advanced book.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic? Only if you understand 'sewing speak'! 6 July 2007
By G C
Format:Paperback
101 tips, yes. Pictures unclear. Often refers to terms unfamiliar to someone new to sewing. some tips are about choosing the right type of something, it'll list 4 or 5, but only give an explanation of 2, so you're left wandering what the others are. I'll probably refer to it at some point, but I wish I'd picked a different 'basic sewing' guide.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible small sewing handbook 30 July 2011
By Elizabeth S. Wells VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This little book is packed with information and clear illustrations for home seamstresses. Not only a book to refer to for items of information, but clear, illustrated demonstrations. I am glad to have this by me, when I am sewing - a really useful discovery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sewing know how 30 Jan 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my daughter to go with her new sewing machine, she was very pleased as it covers a lot of tips and techniques.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sewing book
Very intresting my daughter loved it
Published 2 months ago by jane44
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nice book well set out but very basic, ideal for a beginner.
Published 2 months ago by Rosalind Skelton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for all new to sewing
This is a good book to look back at to double check or refresh when needed. I will have it by my side at my sewing machine
Published 2 months ago by Crystalwitch1968
3.0 out of 5 stars The size of the book was deceiving.
I was deceived by the book as it looked bigger on amazon. Too small and not enough detail. I would look for a better book next time
Published 16 months ago by Ellen Marie O' Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter traching herself to sew
My daughter has decided to sew in her 30s and as we live 300 miles away I can't teach her, I bought this for her. She really likes it as an absolute beginner. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jean G
4.0 out of 5 stars 101 basic sewing
I bought this book so that I could have a go at making my own patterns and clothes. I'm very pleased with this book as it does appear to have everything you need to know in it. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Kate
1.0 out of 5 stars has no use for me
didn't teach me much even after reading a few times..needless to say this book is of no use to me.
Published on 31 Aug 2012 by Stacy
3.0 out of 5 stars Repeated purchase
This book I ordered twice as published the same year and had different cover but exactly same content Was a little disappointed. Gave one to friend.
Published on 22 Feb 2012 by kjs
5.0 out of 5 stars SEWING FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT BASICALLY
This book was just what I needed for someone of more advanced years who had never needed to sew and mend. Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2011 by LEVIATHON
5.0 out of 5 stars good little book
A very tiny book that is quite helpful. In spite of obviously not being very complete because of its size, it is quite thorough.
Published on 6 Nov 2011 by S. XIMENES
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