Power Sewing Step-by-step Paperback – 17 Oct 2002
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The results I've found from this book is that I can now make items that are far superior to most you can buy (and I am talking about expensive ranges costing a hundred pounds plus for a pair of trousers)! The clothes fit well and they are finished to a high standard. I've just followed her instructions for shaping the underarm of sleeves, with the result that, for the first time in history, I have a jacket with sleeves that don't pull or feel uncomfortable! She also has an excellent tip for non creasing trousers - underline with organza.
I think the secret to using this book is to work through her techniques gradually and add new ones to your portfolio of weapons one or two at a time. You can really take it as far as you want, either keeping things fairly simple, or using a lot of techniques on one garment. I'd also recommend getting 'Fast Fit' by the same author to give more confidence in altering patterns.
Betzina has got a friendly technique, and I find her explanations generally pretty clear. She also has unique names for some of her techniques, which add a bit of fun to the book! In summary about this book, if the house was burning down, I'd either have to rescue the book or buy another one pretty quickly!
Some good tips.Lots of different ways of doing things illustrated and explained.
I've been sewing for many years and am always open to new ways of doing things,I would definitely recommend Sandra Betzina's book
Her other books, Fast Fit and Fabric Savvy are also very good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some useful tips in this book useful for novice and the more experienced stitcherPublished 10 months ago by MRS S A O'DRISCOLL
A very good knowlegable book. All you would want to know about sewing within these pages. For those just beginning or the more experienced sewers.Published on 18 Jun. 2014 by Franeliza
I expected more techniques but the content is well explained. The clothes selected by the author corresponded to her personal taste and not to a general "power sewing"... Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2013 by SOFIA