Welcome to the amazing world of sewing! As some of you know from my other books, this has been a passion of mine for more than 15 years, and I’m thrilled that you will allow me to help you learn this beautiful art form. Sewing is such a part of our everyday life, that we take it for granted!
This book for beginners is designed to give you an introduction to several different forms of sewing, both basic and more decorative. You’ll learn basic hand stitching, what types of stitches your sewing machine can produce and when to use them, as well as some decorative sewing techniques like applique and embroidery.
Once you listen to this book, and complete the basic projects, you’ll be well on your way to having both the skills and the confidence necessary to start trying your hand at a vast number of different sewing projects. Whether you want to sew for fun, help decorate your house, make yourself something new to wear, or start a new business, you’ll be surprised at just how fast you can pick up this new handicraft.
Sewing is a unique blend of art and manual skills. You need to have the skill to make the designs and to be able to see the finished product through its completion, before you begin even making the cuts. At the same time, once you begin following a pattern, you may find that sewing is mainly a form of physical dexterity.
So whether you used to sew but fell out of the habit and are hoping to regain your lost skills, or you’ve never picked up a needle and thread before, after listening to this book you will be well on your way to creating dozens of beautiful, handmade items.