Tools - A must for every seamstress and can never have too many
Fabrics - This can be a minefield but Matt breaks it down to easy to read and understand what different fabrics do and how they stitch
Stitching - Get to know your machine along with hand stitching guides and understanding patterns
Make It Your Own - Covering seams, fitting, alterations, embellishing, zips and pleats
Make It From Scratch - How to make some items without a paper pattern, to ensure perfect fit for you
Make It Wearable - Maintaining your clothes such as replacing buttons, zips repairs
Make It Live Longer - How to keep your clothes looking good for longer. in this modern world I think we are all guilty of discarding items that with a bit of love could be worn for several more years.
Each section is clear with detailed descriptions and pictures. I loved this book and although been sewing for 50 years I found it packed with useful information that had long since been forgotten.
I would recommend this book for any skill, not just for beginners as the altering and customising sections are so informative. If like me you love all things sewing and can spend hours in a fabric and haberdashery shop, or know someone who does, Matt's book would be the ideal Christmas gift. I know I would love to receive this book, to spend Christmas afternoon by the fire reading.
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Cannot wait for the next series of the Great British Sewing Bee
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