Rev up your engines and place your bobbins! Absolute beginners and those looking to sharpen their skills will How to Machine Sew. This project-based book teaches you 9 basic techniques of using a sewing machine with simple-to-follow instruction. Indispensable advice and proper know-how are jam packed on every page. You'll learn absolutely everything you need to get started, including fundamental machine stitches, making seams, and working with zippers. Clear photographs and 180 step-by-step illustrations guide you through all the techniques and each fashionable project (9 in all!), including a drawstring bag, stitched picture, and oven glove. No matter how little machine sewing experience you have, you'll soon be humming along and dazzling your friends and family with your new-found skills and stylish designs.
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.