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Title:
Sew me! sewing basics
ISBN:
9781574214239
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Publication Information:
East Petersburg, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, 2013.
Physical Description:
143 pages : illuistrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Simple techniques and projects for first-time sewers."
Contents:
Getting started -- Simple first-time techniques -- Developing fabric skills -- Adding notions & closures -- Easy wearable accessories.
Summary:
"Simple techniqus and projects for first-time sewers."

This is the perfect book for beginner sewers, with friendly and easy-to-follow directions. Sew Me! Sewing Basics is geared towards would-be sewers of all ages, who may never have touched a sewing machine or even threaded a needle before. It's the perfect book for anyone who wants to get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course in sewing. Choly Knight's friendly and easy-to-follow directions will get readers sewing with confidence, making repairs and creating new garments from scratch. She starts at the very beginning, showing how to choose a sewing machine and introducing the most basic techniques and shortcuts. From cutting patterns and sewing seams, to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing readers to learn as they sew. 36 simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies, pincushions and placemats to hand towels and hats.
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Sew Me! Sewing Basics is geared towards would-be sewers of all ages, who may never have touched a sewing machine or even threaded a needle before. It's the perfect book for anyone who wants to get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course in sewing. Choly Knight's friendly and easy-to-follow directions will get readers sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. She starts at the very beginning, showing how to choose a sewing machine and introducing the most basic techniques and shortcuts. From cutting patterns and sewing seams, to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing readers to learn as they sew. Fifteen simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies, pincushions and placemats to hand towels and hats.


Author Notes

Choly Knight has her finger on the pulse of what today's crafters really want. Choly has been crafting for as long as she can remember, and has drawn, painted, sculpted and taped everything in sight. She took up sewing at age 12 and knitting at 21. After going to college to study English and Studio Art, she now enjoys trying to find numerous different ways to combine all of her passions of writing, fine art, and craft art.


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Library Journal Review

Veteran author Knight (Sew Kawaii! 22 Simple Sewing Projects for Cool Kids of All Ages) takes beginner sewists under her wing with this informative collection of projects aimed at teens and young adults. The first third of the book focuses on the basics, with topics ranging from choosing the right machine to color theory to types of fabric and their uses, and has enough straightforward content to help new sewists confidently choose notions and material for their first projects. The rest of the book consists of beginner-friendly ideas with a youthful slant, including simple fabric flowers, embellished hand towels, a mobile phone case, and a small zippered pouch. Each project has step-by-step directions with photographs of each stage, as well as tips for working with any new notions, such as interfacing or zippers. VERDICT Though this guide is not as thorough as Deborah Moebes's excellent Stitch by Stitch: Learning To Sew, One Project at a Time, young novices will find these projects very appealing. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.