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This book will show you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing feet from working easily with the full range of fabrics (even the most slippery and stretchy ones), to great time-saving tricks like easy zippers and button-holes, and adding a range of new decorative effects.
For those new to the wonderful world of stitching, you will find all the help and advice you need to get your machine out of its box for the first time. And if you are considering upgrading your machine, you'll also find a guide on which machine will best suit your stitching needs. So whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.
Inside the Box
Threads, Needles and Fabrics
Specialty Fabric Feet
Fancy Stitching and Creative Texture
Choosing a Sewing Machine
Index and Credtis
Wendy Gardiner is an internationally accredited sewing guru. She has held the role of editor at several leading sewing magazines, including Vogue Patterns and Sewing World; written 17 books, most recently The Great British Sewing Bee: From Style to Stitch; presented nearly a dozen DVDs on sewing; and is a Craftsy.com tutor. In addition, Wendy is the brand ambassador for The McCall Company; works with leading exhibition organizers to produce extensive workshop programmes; and teaches and makes guest appears on Create and Craft and Sewing Quarter TV. She also runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own resource website www.wendygardiner.co.uk, which is packed with tips, techniques and projects. Through all of this, Wendy shares her passion for all things to do with sewing in her much-loved enthusiastic and friendly manner. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.
If like me, you love sewing but feel you're not quite getting the best from your sewing machine, then this book is for you.
The perfect 'teach and show' guide that covers zips, and stitching techniques that are a necessary and sometimes daunting part of our sewing know how.
What I absolute love about this book, is that it is an complete and in depth compendium of sewing machine feet. I have a ton of them, in a box, in a drawer!!! I often look at them and wonder what they do.... well now I know. And what's more I am no longer afraid to use them.
Wendy Gardiner and Lorna Knight demonstrate how to use these feet, what fabrics are perfect and what thread to use. They take away the panic and give the sewist a new found confidence. The words are simple, the demonstrations easy to follow and the information is massive.
From choosing your machine, to threads to tools to fabric to needles.. nothing is left out. This book is superb for beginners, but can also be a ideal reminder for seasoned sewists.
It is faultless.
By Wendy Gardiner