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Do you love to sew—or want to learn how? Then this book willhave you in stitches in no time. There’s nothing like thefeeling of completing a project using beautiful fabrics and greattimesaving tools and then sharing it with your family and friends.Plus, learning to sew will save you money too! Before long,you’ll be stitching your own hems, repairing split seams,sewing on buttons, and much, much more.

Sewing For Dummies is a book for both absolute beginnersand experienced sewers. If you’re a stone-cold beginner,you’ll find everything you need to know to sewbeginning-level projects—and the book doesn’t assumethat you’ve ever even picked up a needle and thread before.If you’ve had some experience with sewing, you’ll findtips and tricks that it took author Janice Saunders Maresh, anationally known sewing and serging instructor, years to pick up!You’ll discover how to:

  • Master hand and machine stitches
  • Read a sewing pattern
  • Hem a variety of fabrics
  • Negotiate sleeves and pockets
  • Install zippers, buttons, and other fasteners
  • Shape garments with tucks and pleats
  • Adjust projects for better fit and function

This updated edition features a fresh 8-page color insert of allthe new home decorating projects, including new patterns andinstructions for a traditional living room with slipcovered couchesand throws; a French country dining room with drapes andslipcovered chairs; and a bedroom with shams, duvets, dustruffles,and window treatments, as well as:

  • a bathroom with a shower curtain and towels
  • hip and funky tote bags
  • the perfect little black dress

Complete with lists of quick fix-it tools, sewing fundamentals,and sewing resources, Sewing For Dummies, 2ndEdition, is the fun and easy way® to get thebasics and stitch up a storm in no time!

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