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New Complete Guide to Sewing
Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories

By Reader's Digest Editors

Subject: Crafts & Hobbies
Hardcover | 384 pages | 10 3/8 x 9 1/4
US$35.00 | CAN$39
Publication Date: 2010-11-12
ISBN: 9780276446412
This ultimate stitch-and-seam reference book for both beginners and seasoned sewers includes thousands of illustrations and diagrams for each stage of the sewing process. In this updated edition, sewers will find:
  • 20 new modern projects from Simplicity® patterns; includes updated photographs
  • Instructions for making smart trousers, traditional curtains, a light summer dress, kids clothes, a beach towel, patchwork bag, and more
  • Tips on how to select the right equipment, choose the perfect fabric, and use the right technique for every project
  • Foolproof ways to discover the perfect pattern size and how to incorporate only the most flattering design details

" . . . and I always recommend the Reader ’s Digest Guide to Sewing. It ’s very comprehensive and very user-friendly. "
—TIM GUNN, Co-host of TV ’s Project Runway

" . . . abundant and precise line art, enticing photographs, simple-to-follow instructions and valuable information on tools, supplies, materials and techniques. "
The New York Times

"A woman who takes sewing seriously, or who wants to learn to sew, won ’t want to be without this book. " Portland Oregon Journal

"Here is everything you always wanted to know about sewing—a veritable encyclopedia of stitching facts. " The Austin American Statesman


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