A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every sewer needs to know.
Whether you want to learn new techniques or brush up on the basics, this is the perfect reference guide to keep by your side as you sew. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow artworks show you how to master everything from preparing a pattern and cutting out your fabric, to applying zips and making hems and darts. If you are a beginner, the first chapter takes you through all the tools you will need, including a sewing machine, pins, needles and scissors. For experienced dressmakers, tips on French seams, making buttonholes and topstitching will help you achieve a perfect finish. Whatever your skill level, this essential handbook will build your confidence and abilities, giving you all the foundations for creating beautiful projects.