The Sewing Machine Manual: Your Very Easy Guide (Paperback)

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Learn from the expert how to get up and running with a basic sewing machine, then build your skills and make 12 beautiful projects. Revised, updated, and expanded edition.

Learn from the expert how to get up and running with a basic sewing machine, then build your skills and make 12 beautiful projects. Revised, updated, and expanded edition.
 
Do you own a sewing machine but don't know where to start? Feeling daunted by off-putting manuals? This book will change all that. Sewing machine guru and popular author, Wendy Gardiner, has written a friendly guide to getting up and running with a basic sewing machine. She demystifies machine anatomy, threading, and how to check stitching and tension. 
 
As you build up your skills, there are 12 stylish and practical projects to make, including:
  • a patchwork placemat,
  • a drawstring bag,
  • an appliquéd pillow,
  • a clutch bag,
  • a tablet cover,
  • tab-top curtains,
  • a quilted potholder,
  • a notebook cover
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    There is something for everyone. Each project is designed to teach techniques such as
     
  • sewing seams
  • adding buttonholes and zips
  • blind hems
  • quilting
  • free-motion embroidery
  • using an alphabet and
  • making pleats, trims and pockets.
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    There is a glossary of all the important terms, and an excellent troubleshooting guide.
     
    Thousands of people buy a basic sewing machine but don't know where to start and are daunted by off-putting manuals. This book will change all that.
     
    Previously published as The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine.
     

    About the Author


    Wendy Gardiner is a writer, teacher and author. She has been editor of several leading sewing magazines and written 21 books including The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style, Fun with Fat Quarters, The Very Useful Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine and most recently Take Two Fat Quarters: Home and Take Two Fat Quarters: Gifts. Wendy has also presented many DVDs on sewing and made several YouTube videos for leading haberdashery and pattern companies. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends, teaches a weekly class and writes articles for various magazines and her own website. Wendy organizes the extensive workshop programmes for the Festival of Quilts and the Knitting & Stitching Shows. She has a strong reputation and fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for dressmaking and machine sewing. Wendy lives in Hampshire, UK.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781800920217
    ISBN-10: 1800920210
    Publisher: Search Press
    Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
    Pages: 144
    Language: English