threads sewing guide

Threads Sewing Guide, A Complete Reference from America’s Best-Loved Sewing Magazine
from the Taunton Press, 2011
List Price: $34.95

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If you are an avid dollar store crafting, one of the most valuable skills you can have is basic sewing. Whether you use needle and thread, or a sewing machine, there’s no denying that knowing how to sew can be a real asset when transforming dollar store materials into new and cool crafts.

To celebrate 25 years of sewing, Threads Magazine brings us Threads Sewing Guide, A Complete Reference from America’s Best Loved Sewing Magazine. The book is a compilation their best articles and columns from the past 25 years. The topics include equipment, fabric, working with patterns, shaping the garment, sewing seams, construction techniques, finishes, closures, inner garment construction, embellishments and many other topics. Brightly colored pictures and charts decorate each page to help the reader understand the instructions.

Half the battle in home sewing is getting the right fit. The chapter on Working with Patterns is worth the price of the book. It teaches all the how-tos of tailoring a pattern to fit perfectly. This chapter gives charts, diagrams and pictures to help a person figure out exactly what they want in a finished garment. It takes the guess work out of alteration.

Threads Sewing Guide gives complete instruction and many helpful hints. It would be especially valuable to a beginner sewer. This visually pleasing reference gives a person confidence to get out the sewing machine and make something beautiful.

kathy varisKathy Varis is Heather’s mom and a lifelong crafter.

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