Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets: Machine Sewing - Top Tips and Techniques for Successful Sewing
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In this, Debbie's new series, each book takes an aspect of sewing as its subject. The focus of this book is machine sewing, and with her characteristically friendly and easy-to-follow style Debbie delves deeper in detail than her previous books, bringing you 10 must-make projects and the confidence to sew them.
The book is packed with hints and tips for successful machine sewing and will walk you through every aspect of your sewing journey. The book begins with a section on Sewing Room Essentials: a peek in Debbie's sewing room, a guide to all the tools and materials you might need, a labelled diagram of a sewing machine, and in-depth sections covering various types of wadding/batting and interfacing, fabrics and threads. The book contains a comprehensive trouble-shooting section to reassure and guide beginner sewists when they encounter problems, along with a glossary to debunk any unfamiliar terms.
The second section of the book, Sewing Room Techniques, covers the skills you need to know, including inserting zips and piping, using shirring elastic, free-motion embroidery and applique. Debbie's focus is on craft and home items, but she also includes some dressmaking and quilting tips for those looking to explore other areas. The book features 10 projects that build up in difficulty, incorporating the techniques you learn as you go. Begin with a simple heart pincushion before you move onto a piped pillow cover, a tablet case with zipped pocket, a drawstring bag with applique detail, a quilted sewing machine mat and a pin-tucked bolster pillow.
This is the ideal book for the beginner sewist looking for in-depth and helpful guidance, or for the more experienced sewist looking to brush up on their skills.