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03 Novice Or Intermediate: Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing




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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.

03 Novice Or Intermediate: Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing

This is my favorite general sewing
reference. This book is laid out as a reference book. The reference section
is very well illustrated and easy to use. The illustrations are two, three or
four color drawings. A typical page contains a paragraph of general
information, 6-8 illustrations and 3-5 sentences of notes under each
illustration. Topics include the basics of supplies, types of fabrics, fitting
a muslin and basic construction techniques. Other subjects include necklines
and collars, waistbands and belts, sleves, pockets, hems, buttons, zippers,
other closures, tailoring, sewing for men, sewing for children and sewing for
the home.

I have found all of the sections to cover a wide variety of methods and the
instructions and illustrations are clear. Generally every step of a technique
is illustrated so you can easily follow the pictures while working through the
method. This book is very valuable as a thorough reference for someone who
knows the basics.

_Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing_. The Reader's Digest Association,
Inc. Revised 1995. Seen in most bookstores in Craft Section. ISBN 0-88850-247-8

 

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