Sewing holds a big place in my life. Growing up, my mom sewed and repaired our clothing. As a teenager, I watched my grandmother darn socks and mend everything of fabric.
I recognize that my Great-Great Grandma, perhaps sewing clothing for the family, was a necessity not long ago.
We have evolved into a ready-to-wear society.
Raising my girls, I loved to sew boutique clothing for them. I found it creative and rewarding.
I also tried to make Three Muskateer capes one year following a pattern, and had my mom not shown up, Halloween would have been ruined. I didn’t understand the terminology. I could not figure it out.
The Complete Book of Sewing Techniques by Wendy Gardiner now sits on my sewing shelf.
This book is packed full of information on basic sewing techniques.
The book provides an ideal introduction for beginning sewers and a useful reference for those who already have sewing skills.
The Complete Book of Sewing Techniques ensures that learning how to sew has never been simpler, with step-by-step photographs and friendly advice from internationally accredited sewing expert Wendy Gardiner.
Along with clear instructions on everything from making seams, hems, sleeves, and collars to attaching linings and zippers, Wendy includes comprehensive information on fabrics, threads, needles, and other equipment. Her clear directions ensure that even beginners will get great results.
With the techniques you learn in The Complete Book of Sewing, you’ll soon be stitching amazing clothes with skill and confidence.
Inside The Complete Book of Sewing are beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guides to all aspects of sewing, from dressmaking to soft furnishings.
It covers sewing techniques from hand stitching and hemming to making collars and sleeves, adding darts for shaping, and inserting zips and buttonholes.
The book includes comprehensive information on fabrics, threads, needles, and other equipment. Step-by-step photographs and color illustrations. Perfect for beginning sewers with no previous experience.
This is a very good basic beginner’s book for people who want to take up sewing.
It is photographed with easy-to-understand information. This book would be fabulous for a person just starting out, and included with their first machine.
I learned to sew by mistake, and there were times I wondered how people ever made anything. The Complete Book of Sewing Techniques is a sewing game changer.
Learn to sew with confidence!
- Comprehensive guide to all aspects of sewing, from basic stitching to dressmaking and soft furnishings
- Sewing techniques including hand stitching, hemming, making collars and sleeves, adding darts for shaping, inserting zips and buttonholes, and more
- Step-by-step tutorials, clear photography, and essential information on fabrics, threads, needles, and other equipment
- Perfect for beginners with no previous experience while also being an excellent reference for skilled sewists
With Complete Book of Sewing Techniques, New 2nd Edition, learning how to sew has never been easier!
The 2nd edition features easy-to-follow tutorials with step-by-step instructions and coordinating photographs; inside this comprehensive 176-page book. There are a wide variety of skills to learn, including hand stitching, hemming, adding darts for shaping, inserting buttonholes, and so much more!
The clear instructions guide the user through making seams, sleeves, and collars to attaching linings and zippers; you’ll also find valuable information on fabrics, threads, needles, and other equipment.
Style techniques include:
- Facings and bands
- Tucks and pleats
- Linings and interlinings
- Gathers and ruffles
- Fancy edges
- Elastic and casings
- Straps and ties
- Making curtains and blinds
About the Author Wendy Gardiner:
Author Wendy Gardiner is an internationally accredited sewing machine expert and has been the editor of leading sewing magazines, including Vogue Patterns, Sewing World, and Sew Hip. She has produced major books and DVDs on sewing, which she passionately promotes as a fun, affordable hobby! Wendy also teaches workshops, hosts creative sewing weekends, and is a regular guest presenter on Ideal World and Create & Craft TV shopping channels.
With the techniques you learn in this must-have resource, you’ll soon be stitching amazing clothes with skill and confidence! This updated edition features new photography, expanded explanations for the most current sewing tools, and a variety of technical and general updates.
Learn how to sew—or get a refresher—with the friendly advice inside The Complete Book of Sewing Techniques, New 2nd Edition!
I received The Complete Guide to Sewing Techniques by Wendy Gardiner in exchange for this post. All opinions and my liking for sewing remain my own.