- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: DK (2 Feb. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405335556
- ISBN-13: 978-1405335553
- Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 3.4 x 27.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Sewing Book Hardcover – 2 Feb 2009
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This detailed guide contains everything an aspiring seamstress could need (Junior 2009-03-01)
This hefty hardback is the new book for stichers and no one who has an interest in sewing should be without it (Cross Stich Gold 2009-01-01)
Loaded with everything you could need to know and clever quick fixes for all sewing dilemmas (Woman& Home 2009-04-01)
About the Author
Alison set up her own shop, Fabulous Fabric, and sewing school, the Alison Victoria School of Sewing, near her home in Leicestershire. Her school is the largest independent sewing school in England and offers courses and workshops on all aspects of sewing. Alison is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine, and has appeared on the ITV television series Ladette to Lady teaching dressmaking skills.
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I was particularly impressed by the 'projects' section at the end, suggesting step-by-step instructions for what you can make with your new-found skills (not that I need extra help suggesting pretty things to make myself, however!). The projects have been carefully selected for those things which look extremely polished and professional but which only really rely on a few easy techniques; for example, a piped-edge bolster cushion. The one I made is sitting on my sofa right now and always gets compliments, even though it was made in half an afternoon from some old curtains!
Overall, an impressive and informative book - would make an excellent present for any beginner.
For me this book will make returning to dressmaking, after many years absense, a joy and delight and for someone just taking their first steps at making their own items a brilliant guide and influence for the future.
Well done Alison for such a clear and concise guide and it was great to meet you in person at Aintree.
It has a very good initial section on sewing tools and machinery including a very informative section on the different types of fabrics, what they are made of and what they would be used for within a garment. The Techniques part of the book which is the main body of the book - is clearly divided into well-marked sections ranging from collars, facings, piping, darts and speed tailoring and plenty more. The final smaller section of the book is concerned with soft furnishings and household and craft projects - such as aprons, cushions, jewellery rolls, place mats and working with polar fleece.
This is an extremely useful book to have to hand, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone - whatever their sewing ability.
It not only shows you how to read patterns, but make admendments as well as all the different types of sewing techniques available.
It gives a brief overview of fabrics and sewing machines; how to thread them; how to plan your pattern on the material.
It is easy to read and follow with step by step instructions.
It also gives you little projects to do at the end of each chapter.
I was very impressed with this book, and would defibitely recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I couldn't understand the amount of good reviews maybe because this book is cheap compared to other sewing books and has almost 400 pages of waffle. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful book that takes you through all the basics in good and clear detail making it easy to follow
. Good choice of projects so something for everyone
This is an absolutely so genuine book. I'm not saying don't buy other ones that will set you off on the road, with how to just get started but if you just can't afford to buy... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Tasker232