Alison Smith The Sewing Book New Edition: Over 300 Step-By-Step Techniques

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This is your complete guide to sewing absolutely everything, from altering clothes to home decor. Master every sewing technique in the book! Fully illustrated and easy to use, this sewing book covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful hand and machine-sewing. It's a must-have for beginners and expert stitchers alike.

Comprehensive step-by-step instructions cover everything from cutting out patterns to making sleeves and stitching hems. Accompanied by close-up photographs, clear instructions, and a glossary of sewing terminology to demystify even the trickiest technique. This book will help you advance from a sewing learner to a seasoned stitcher in no time.

All the techniques and projects are graded by difficulty level, from the simple and straightforward to the more complex and challenging ones. There are 10 new, stylish projects to help you put into practice what you've learned. Explore in-depth descriptions on more than 100 tools, 250 techniques, and browse an updated visual directory of more than 50 fabrics.

From basic sewing kits and cutting tools, to measuring tools and marking aids, this book will also help you get properly kitted out! Zoomed-in photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and teaches you exactly how to use it.

There have been over 375,000 copies sold worldwide, making this is the ultimate sewing book! We will guide you through every hand stitch, machine stitch, and sewing technique you'll ever need. We've included the best way to seam and hem, and put in linings, fasteners, darts, pleats, and pockets, and how to create necklines, collars, and sleeves, so you can make your favourite bespoke outfits.

Inside the pages of this sewing guide, you'll find:
- Up-to-date techniques to help you master the art of sewing and develop your stitching skills.
- How to choose and use today's sewing equipment, fabrics, and paper patterns.
- 10 new projects for stylish homeware and clothing.
- Step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.

About the Author

Alison Smith is a sewing expert and tutor. Her sewing school, the Alison Victoria School of Sewing, is the largest independent sewing school in England, and offers courses and workshops on all aspects of sewing.

Alison regularly speaks at specialist sewing shows and has had projects and articles published in a variety of UK magazines. She is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine, and appeared on the ITV television series Ladette to Lady teaching dressmaking skills. In 2013 Alison was awarded an MBE for services to sewing and corsetry.

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'The only stitching reference you will ever need, with step by-step photographs to show you how to sew absolutely everything.'
- Crafts Beautiful

'The ultimate bible for stitchers.'
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