This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Also: Sew Smart Supplement
and UltraLeather Sewing Tips Booklet. I have looked through these books, but
have not read them closely nor used them frequently. _Sew Smart_ is almost a
cross between the Reader's Digest reference book and the _Vogue Sewing Book_.
It is basically a reference book with three color drawings. Topics include:
sewing preparation, equipment, basic techniques, pressing, interfacing, darts,
facings, collars, sleeves, pockets, zippers, buttons and closures, tailoring,
hems, UltraSuede, knits, miscellaneous tips. Each topic has an introduction,
description of basic styles and problems, list of techniques and list of tips.
The Supplement is a series of general tips. This looks like a pretty good,
all around introduction and reference.
_Sew Smart_ by Judy Lawrence and Clotilde. first printing 1977; revised
edition copyright 1982. ISBN 0-8087-1261-6. 271 pages. Also _Sew Smart
Supplement_ and _UltraLeather Sewing Tips Booklet_. All available directly
from Clotilde, I don't know if they are available elsewhere. I believe prices
are about $20 for _Sew Smart_, $8 for the supplement and $3 for the
Ultraleather tips. Clotilde, Inc; 1909 SW First Ave; Fort Lauderdale, FL