Plus 15 Step-by-Step Projects by Sylvie Blondeau
|The Little Guide to Mastering Your Sewing Machine:|
All the Sewing Basics, Plus 15 Step-by-Step Projects Sylvie Blondeau
Size: 10″ x 7″ | 198 color photos & b/w illustrations | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349706 | Binding: hard cover
I know it seems ridiculous, but many of us are afraid of our sewing machines? Blush! Most of us know how to plug in our sewing machines and turn it on, but that’s the jest of it. Once we jump the hurdle of the technical side of our sewing machine, we can exhale, breathe and commence to sewing. Do not fret! Why not give Sylvie Blondeau the chance to help you overcome this fear with her latest book called, The Little Guide to Mastering Your Sewing Machine: All the Sewing Basics, Plus 15 Step-by-Step Projects. This must have sewing machine handbook features over 300 charming illustrations and colored photography all wrapped up in a durable fold-out easel stand, which is perfect for your special sewing space.
You will learn the basic anatomy of the sewing machine, how the parts function, and when to occasionally administer maintenance. Sewing Basics teaches how to choose the type of fabric, thread and pattern that is easy to work with, allowing you to create your special project. You will learn specialized techniques such as: applique, hemming, binding, piping, zippers, gathers, pleats, buttonholes and much more.
Once you have mastered the basics, it is time to get creative and add some personalization by selecting your first project from one of the 15 step-by-step projects. What would you like to try first? What about one of the small or large tote bags? If home decor is more up your alley, consider creating a table runner, placemat or napkin rings! Sewing for gift giving is wonderful! I hope to try the baby quilt or animal pillow for my first project. There are many other fabulous easy-to-follow projects to help build your confidence with mastering your own sewing machine.
The Little Guide to Mastering Your Sewing Machine: All the Sewing Basics, Plus 15 Step-by-Step Projects by Sylvie Blondeau is a great gift idea for the beginner seamstress or crafter. Sewing is a wonderful lifetime skill. Consider adding this handy book to your home library.
About the Author:
Sylvie Blondeau is a French artist specializing in craft and illustration. She teaches sewing classes to teens and to adults, and is the author of several sewing and craft books. Check out these books: Appliqué for Little Ones, Japanese Fabric Flowers: 65 decorative Kanzashi flowers to make, Embroidery pour le Jardinier: 100 French Designs for the Gardener and several others.
The Little Guide to Mastering Your Sewing Machine: All the Sewing Basics, Plus 15 Step-by-Step Projects by Sylvie Blondeau retails for $24.99 and can be purchased from Schiffer Publishing, LTD online.
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a free complimentary copy of The Little Guide to Mastering Your Sewing Machine: All the Sewing Basics, Plus 15 Step-by-Step Projects Sylvie Blondeau through Schiffer Publishing, LTD.