A to Z of Sewing - The Ultimate Guide for Beginning to Advanced Sewing - Paperback Edition - NO LONGER AVAILABLE / OUT OF PRINT

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Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned sewer, this comprehensive book is a must. Filled with detailed instructions, A to Z of Sewing is an indispensable reference book for readers who wish to develop their skills and give each project a professional finish. Now in paperback!

  • Features a gold mine of more than 180 sewing techniques, all meticulously demonstrated
  • Includes clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Contains all you need to know about sewing machine basics, equipment and supplies, working with patterns and fabrics, and troubleshooting

Available to customers in the U.S. and Canada only.
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8.5" x 9"
Format Description:
full color, softcover w/ flaps
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Publication Date:
July 13th, 2010

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From Midwest Book Review

A to Z of Sewing uses a hardbound book with lay-flat binding and spine lettering to make for easy at-machine use and quick location on a bookshelf. It is packed with over 180 sewing techniques illustrated by easy step-by-step photos and directions. From working with sewing machines and fabrics to building supplies, all beginners should start here.

From Barbara Rhoades, "Jackie of All Trades"--Amazon.com Top 500 reviewer

The BEST part of this book is that it is spiral bound! When trying to learn a technique, nothing is worse than to have to fight to keep the book open to the page you are reading. No problem here with the spiral binding. A to Z provides very basic information for the beginning sewing such as types of feet for your machine, a chart of which needle to use when, a chart of care symbols for different fabrics and a chart of fabric content to name just a very few of the many things in this book. There are sections on various things such as notions and measurements. Then there are how-to sections beginning with appliqué and ending with zippers with all types of things in between, such as casings, facings, and linings.

If you are more advanced in your sewing abilities, maybe you haven't created shirring or put in interfacing. Or maybe darts are not your best technique. Just look up one of these and see if the authors provide a better way for you to do this. Of course, there are plenty of photos to show you what the technique should look like and the step-by-step directions for creating the technique are easy to follow.

The end of the book is almost as good as the beginning, with a glossary of terms and an easy to look up content list. This is an all around good book for any person who likes to sew, whether you are a beginner or more advanced.  

From Haute Homemade
Deirdre Long, Entertainment Editor

Sometimes we all come along a technique that we've never tried or have difficulty perfecting, like inserting piping, or terms we are not familiar with, such as "crossed tucks." Luckily, A to Z of Sewing: The Ultimate Guide for Beginning to Advanced Sewing has all the answers to those questions. Need to know about pockets? This book has easy-to-follow instructions for eight different styles. Not exactly sure what facing is? It's got your answer, as well as step-by-step photographs for attaching different kinds. This book is going to come in handy for me in the next few weeks, when I begin working on two bridesmaids dresses — my most high-fashion project to date.

Review from Stick Your Nose in a Book: Quilting Book Reviews by Jennifer Zoeterman

While not a quilting book, this book is a must for clothing sewers. It's jam-packed with detailed information on 180 sewing techniques and filled with meticulous demonstrations, photographs, and instructions. If you are advanced or just starting out in clothes sewing, this book will hold your hand all the way through!