Sewing Machine Basics - A step-by-step course for first-time stitchers Description This book takes the mystery out of the sewing machine; holding first-time stitchers by the hand and showing the easiest ways to get the most from their machine.
In the climate of 'make do and mend'; sales of sewing machines have soared; but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here; Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine; learn how to thread it and wind bobbins; why tension is important and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need; plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course; and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home; including a cushion cover and a lampshade; stylish accessories; such as bags and scarves; plus great clothing basics; such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
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