ARRAY(0xaa481ce4)
 
Customer Review

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I chose this book, it has everything in it., 22 Nov 2011
By 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Sew Step by Step (Hardcover)
This is the ultimate bible for novice and beginner seamstresses, tailors and those who just love to sew. I was a little skeptical as to what book to buy, as there are so many, and after trawling through loads of reviews and items, I decided on this one. It is clear, easy to read and has an informative section at the front telling you what basics you should have in your sewing kit, the different properties and weaves of fabric and also which needles and thread to use on it. It also has a section on patterns, which has enlightened me a lot as I tended not to work to them as I thought they were more hassle than they were worth. The pictures are clear and not too small; and for a hardback this is very good value for money.
The different chapters are on:
Sewing equipment
Fabrics
Stitch essentials
Patterns
Gathers, ruffles, tucks, darts and pleats
Hems and edges
Fasteners
Pockets
Waistline, belts and tie-backs
Facings and necklines
Collars
Sleeves and sleeve finishes
Decorative techniques
There's also a very useful glossary too.

The only thing you will need to worry about is what you're going to make, and what fabric it will be.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 8 Mar 2012 22:11:27 GMT
Woolly Moose says:
Thank you- I wanted to find a book to go back to basics and get me refreshing and improving techniques and, as you say, there are so many- I think this might be the one!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2012 14:31:52 BDT
:) says:
Glad I was of use :) I have to say, I have used this book an awful lot since last November -in various projects including part of my As Art coursework in which I created two dresses-and it has been extremely useful. I recently made a third dress without a pattern and used the instructions for taking measurements and creating darts-among other things and I am very pleased with the results-I don't think I could have got the dress to fit me any better if I had tried.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (20 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (13)
4 star:
 (4)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
12.99 4.55
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,580