The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sewing  -     By: Rebecca Brent Kemp, Missy Shepler
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sewing

ALPHA / 2011 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: ALPHA
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1615640797
ISBN-13: 9781615640799
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 04/30/15.
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide

Publisher's Description

A manual that offers seamstresses the Right Stitch.

From first threading a needle to the final completed project, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Sewing provides readers with a "learn- as-you-go" method that helps build sewing skills both by hand and by machine.

• Each chapter has a practice project for readers to apply their newly acquired skills to completing

• Includes dozens of easy-to-understand visual aid line drawings and photographs

• Features basic machine care and maintenance information

Author Bio

Rebecca Brent Kemp's sewing career began in 1973 with a basic sewing class taught for younger 4-H members. Since then, she has earned a BS and a PhD with studies ranging from patternmaking to curriculum design. Rebecca has sewn in settings from theatrical costume shop to apparel manufacturing, with lots of personal stitching in between. She began writing while still in college, and has edited and written scores of articles for national magazines such as Quilting & Embroidery and Stitch. Since 1987, Rebecca has taught sewing and crafts classes for audiences ranging from elementary-school-aged children to retired adults, including a popular series of learn-to-sew classes. Rebecca's previous books include Redwork from The WORKBASKET, Fill in the Blanks with Machine Embroidery, and Machine Embroidery Wild & Wacky. She has been a featured artist on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and is a member of the inaugural SCHMETZ Designer Portfolio.
Missy Shepler has worked as a graphic artist, illustrator, designer, new media coordinator, and technical support person for several book and magazine publishers. In 1997, she made the leap to her own home-based business, where she designs, writes, and illustrates sewing- and quilting-related articles for a number of clients. Many of her projects have appeared in DRG Network's House of White Birches publications. She co-authored Print Your Own Fabric: Create Unique Designs Using an Inkjet Printer, with Linda Turner Griepentrog, and her illustrations have appeared in many sewing and crafting books.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great for beginners
    March 11, 2012
    Jessica Blankenship
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    This book is great for beginners or for someone who needs to touch up on some different aspects of sewing. This book has a ton information to set you on the road to sewing. It starts at the very beginning- letting you know the essential tools that are needed.

    The tools are the hardest part when starting to sew. You need to remember to check the materials and tools needed before starting a project, just to make sure you have everything you need. I don't know how many times I started something and couldn't finish it because I jumped right in without looking at the tools or materials and didn't have something.

    This book breaks down the different aspects of sewing and puts them into understandable categories. Sewing is a skill, and all skills must be learned from the beginning and then practiced before becoming great. This isn't something that you can jump in and learn in a day, it takes time and patience, and a really good book..

    This book contains hundreds of black-and-white photographs and line drawings. Even though the pictures aren't in color, it is still very easy to see what they mean.
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