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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906417652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906417659
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

What a brilliant but busy summer/autumn I had in 2013!
As well as writing the latest Great British Sewing Bee Book ( which reached #4 Amazon Bestseller) to companion the BBC2 TV programme, I spent sunny days down at Mapledurham, the film location for BBC2's new programme, The Big Allotment Challenge, researching and styling that companion book.

A professional journalist and author of more than 30 books, I've been writing about all things home, garden and making for about 30 years. I've always believed everyone is creative and love to inspire anyone who wants to flex those creative muscles to have a go! I do this by showing-them-how through photographs, illustrations and words. I see myself as a kind of translator - taking what seems to be complicated and making it simple to understand and easy to do for the reader.

I'm loving the current resurgence of interest - passion, even - to acquire lost traditional skills and use them in new ways. I also think, once you have those tools, one form of creativity can inform and enrich another. I live in a particularly vibrant and creative neighbourhood in South East London, which provides me with a constant source of inspiration. I personally believe simplicity in design is often the most beautiful, and this is what I aim for in any projects I produce. I hope that gives people the confidence to develop their own sense of style and creativity.

For me, I've been sewing since I was five years old and my interest in gardening started not long afterwards as I trailed behind my horticulturally-trained grandmother around her vegetable garden and flower garden. I've been writing about crafts and sewing and gardening for more than 20 years in newspapers, magazines and books, and for about five years, I had a regular column in Practical Gardening magazine.

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‘An inspiring and enlightening introduction to an incredibly useful and enjoyable skill. A basic fool-proof guide that you will go back to time and again for reference.’

(Creativesalvage.com)

‘For a beginner, this is a fantastic resource…The projects part of the book is well laid out with clear instructions.’

(Ukhandmade.co.uk)

‘A neat format with excellent photos and illustrations.’

(Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk)

‘Jam-packed with facts and diagrams and detailed instructions…a very lovely looking book’

(Bugsandfishes.blogspot.co.uk)

‘Contains all the information you’ll need to get to grips with the fundamentals of sewing’

(Mrxstitch.com)

‘If you are a beginner or you need to refresh your sewing skills, this book is just what you need…This would make a great gift for someone starting out on their sewing journey’

(Sewing World)

Your must-have guide to everything needle-and-thread.

(Mollie Makes)

About the Author

Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist specializing in stitchery of all kinds, crafts, interiors and gardens, with more than 30 titles to her name. These include Window Workshop, Simple Home Style and Sheer Style. Prior to going freelance, she spent eight years at Family Circle magazine, overseeing the dressmaking, interiors and fashion departments. Her work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Woman and Home. An enthusiastic dressmaker since the age of five, when she ‘cut her teeth’ on dolls’ clothes, she still makes and customizes clothes, home furnishings and upholstery. Tessa lives in South London and has two (almost) grown-up daughters who also love to ‘make their own’.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 100 REVIEWER on 12 Mar. 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book has a lengthy introduction showing ribbons, zips and all the accessories and tools of the trade. It shows the anatomy of a sewing machine, details on stitches, sizing for patterns, fabrics and a lot more. The instructions are easy for anyone to understand, a lot of stitchers will already know the information, so this book is aimed at beginners. The information is presented in a neat format with excellent photos and illustrations. Learn all about sewing basics - seams, curved seams and more. The projects are suitable for any skill level from beginner up. They include a handsome window blind, tote bag using enclosed seams, pyjama trousers, pintuck camisole, girl's sundress, curtains, washbag, cushions, drawstring bag, bolster, customized t-shirt, aprons, evening purse, skirt, tablecloth and napkins and small quilt. Each project features a technique, which is amply explained beforehand. Templates are also included. If you have never quite understood sewing or your projects don't look professionally finished, this is the book for you. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics blog.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mo on 17 April 2012
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well worth buying.Sraight forward and clear advice.A book that will not go out of fashion and you could pass on to your children/grandchildren.
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I have a sewing machine but wasn't too sure how to use it, it's a Singer 1960 so quite different to the modern ones.
I really wanted to find a book that would show me how to use a sewing machine, what materials I need, and eventually patterns.
This book has all that and much more!!
I am so pleased I bought this book, the best parts about it for me are how great the pictures are and clearly labelled... like a page of different trims, a page of needles... it's so clear and simply laid out but with enough information!
I think this book is suitable for a complete beginner, but also for people who want to brush up on their skills.
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By BB85 on 22 Jun. 2013
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I love this book. Even this morning I took to reading it again in the early hours, determining that I will slip stitch the edge around the Swedish blinds that I am in the process of making, something that I'd never thought possible! I recommended this book as essential to all homes.
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Excellent sevice!
Arrival was prompt and my book was in excellent condition.
A fantastic resource, if like me, you need spoonfeeding with your dressmakng.
Fantastic service and I will be recommending to all of my friends and family!
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good basics, but to be honest I expected a little bit more. But if you are just starting, it is a good one to have on the shelves.
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