Super Stitches Sewing: A Complete Guide to Machine-Sewing and Hand-Stitching Techniques
Hobbies, Sewing, Stitchery
Ebook, Print (176 pages, RANDOMHOUSE)
The Perfect Stitch for Every Project
Does your sewing machine come with lots of fancy stitches that you've never thought to try? This essential guide to machine and hand stitches will teach you how to use any and every stitch for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more. Unlock your full sewing potential with 57 machine stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips to choose the correct needles, threads, and sewing machine accessories, complete with detailed step-by-step tutorials and illustrations.
This comprehensive stitch dictionary is a must-have companion for any sewer, whether you just bought your first sewing machine or you’re a seasoned expert looking to polish your skills. If your passion is dressmaking, tailoring, or simply mending your own clothes, Super Stitches Sewing gives you all of the information you need to make every project a success.
The ultimate stitching reference for EVERY experience level! (5 stars)
I first learned to sew when I was 7 or 8. My grandma took scraps she had from making pajamas for my father and uncle and taught me how to make tiny pillows for my doll house. Since them many other women have added to my knowledge but nearly 30 years later I still didn't know what 9 out of 10 of these machine stitches was or how to make my sewing machine do them and why I'd want it to. I've felt really silly about it to be honest but had never found a resource that was as useful in educating myself about them as SUPER STITCHES SEWING.
Not only does it cover machine-stitching but hand-stitching, such as embroidery and darning stitches, as well. Vasbinder breaks them all down so brilliantly this has become a reference I would hand to any newbie and even recommend to folks who've been sewing for decades. Everyone can learn something useful from this book.
Notes: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.