- Series: Sew Me! (Book 5394)
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (November 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1574214233
- ISBN-13: 978-1574214239
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.4 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers Paperback – November 1, 2013
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Sew for Yourself
If you’ve never threaded a needle or touched a sewing machine before, learning to sew may seem daunting… but it doesn’t have to be! Discover a creative new hobby and learn as you sew with Sew Me! Sewing Basics. With Choly Knight’s friendly and easy-to-follow directions, you’ll soon be sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch.
Choly starts at the very beginning, showing you how to choose your first 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 for you to try. 36 simple and straightforward projects will have you sewing fun accessories from plushies, pincushions and placemats to hand towels and hats.
Start enjoying a wonderful form of individual expression that will save you money and provide a terrific sense of accomplishment. Sew Me! Sewing Basics is the perfect book for anyone who wants get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course on sewing.
Inside you’ll find:
• 36 simple and straightforward projects
• Basic sewing techniques and shortcuts
• Learn-as-you-sew practice exercises
• How to pick out a sewing machine and choose fabrics
• Clear directions and easy-to-use patterns
About the Author
Choly Knight has her finger on the pulse of what today's young crafters really want. A power-seller on Etsy.com, she is the author of six sewing books from Fox Chapel Publishing. 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 for 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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Top Customer Reviews
After looking at a number of sewing books, I thought this was the most appropriate for a beginner without being overwhelming. Anyone could pick this up, learn the basics and start with the simple (but nice) projects and feel like they accomplished a lot in a little time. The projects start with basic skills (Your First Seam) and build from there, and are appropriate for kids without being juvenile. The book, however, is more focused on girls rather than being gender agnostic. The book also enables the development of self-confidence; I love the sections on Dealing With Mistakes, safety, etc.
If someone progresses through this book, they will have a great set of basic skills that will enable them to create much more complicated projects.
Every project teaches you a new concept and each project afterwards combines that lesson with the next to quickly build the fundamentals. I can't recommend this book more!