FREE Online Sewing Class

The Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques

beginner sewing projectsbeginner sewing projects

If you’re searching for a comprehensive sewing book, then the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing is your perfect guide.

Tim Gunn, co-host of Project Runway says “and I always recommend the Reader’s Digest Guide to Sewing. It’s very comprehensive and very user-friendly.”

Inside this book you’ll find colorful step by step illustrations for making clothes and home accessories. It has something for the beginner sewer as well as an experienced seamstress. Not only will you understand the terminology but you’ll see the techniques as well.

With more than 350 pages and 11 chapters, you’ll find information on..

  • Selecting the proper equipment and supplies
  • How to care for natural and man-made fabrics
  • Taking your proper measurements (step by step picture instructions)
  • Comprehensive pattern symbols and fabric width conversions
  • Basic and advanced pattern alternations
  • How to prepare fabrics for cutting
  • Over 40 different hand stitches
  • Diagram of different machine stitches and finishes
  • Two different projects you can complete at home along with the Simplicity pattern number
  • Advanced finishes such as necklines, waistlines, sleeves, pockets, hems and fastenings
  • There’s even a chapter on Tailoring

Check out the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this great book.


Leave a Reply