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02 Suggestions for general sewing books suitable for a novice.




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

02 Suggestions for general sewing books suitable for a novice.

Very few books discussed in the newsgroups seem to be appropriate for a
complete novice. Most introductory books are written for a person who has had
a minimal amount of experience, possibly in high school Home Ec classes. For
this reason, I would suggest that people who have never sewn before consider
take an introductory class from a local community college, BOCES (vo-tech),
experimental college class or sewing store. Or consider learning from some of
the videos available from Sandra Betzina {SB:} and Nancy Zieman {NZ:}.
Nancy's Notions includes a video rental club.

However, if you are the sort of person who prefers learning a new hobby by
reading books, your best bet may be Singer's _Sewing Step By Step_ {SSSbS:} or
several of the new books in the Singer series {SRL:}; the first book is _Sewing
Essentials_ {SRL,SE:}. Both of these books are discussed below under general
reference books.

For anyone on a limited budget, don't forget to check used book stores and the
public library or Interlibrary Loan program. Many public libraries have large
collections of hobby related books.

 

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