Learn the ins and outs of using a sewing machine with How to Machine Sew. This accessible introduction to machine sewing will teach you everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges, and working with zippers.
In no time at all, you'll be creating beautiful and handy items to use around your home, like a pot holder, place mat, strip quilt, drawstring bag, makeup purse, pillow cover, and more. Clear step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and beautiful photography make this workshop-in-a-book ideal for the absolute beginner.
"Great for sewists interested in information on a single topic. Also provides an outline for a basic overview of sewing skills."—Library Journal
Having studied Fine Art at the Slade School, London, Susie Johns began her publishing career as a magazine and partworks editor before becoming a freelance writer and designer. She is the author of more than 30 craft books on a range of subjects including knitting, crochet, sewing, papier mâché and embroidery. Susie has also contributed to a number of magazines and has made several television appearances demonstrarting various crafts. She particularly enjoys art and craft activities that involve recycling and reinventing. Susie is a qualified teacher and runs workshops in drawing and painting, knitting and crochet, embroidery, and 3D design. Read her blog at: www.susieatthecircus.typepad.com.