Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick reviewEach skill or technique is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance
Do you think sewing is difficult? You won't after you read this book! Written for beginners by Nancy Zieman, host of the popular PBS television series Sewing with Nancy, this guide provides all the help you need to sew like a pro. The friendly, easy-to-understand instruction starts with the basics and continuities through the process until you can easily sew all of the projects included. Clear step-by-step directions with lots of illustrations ensure your success.
You'll find information on: Tools—Cutting, Measuring, Marking, Pressing Sewing Machines and Sergers Fabrics and Interfacings Patterns and Alternations Layout, Cutting, Marking, Stitching Waistlines, Gathering, Darts, Pleats, Sleeves Zippers, Hems, Closures, Pockets Step-by-step Directions for curtains, pillows, pants, totes/gift bags
The right notion just might unlock your creativity
For the past 25 years, Nancy Zieman has offered innovative ideas, inspiration and information designed to make sewing, serging, quilting and embroidering more efficient—and more enjoyable.
Now she offers a guidebook to every tool you’ll ever need!
Nancy’s Favorite 101 Notions covers the standards—not all pins are created equal!—as well as some one-task wonders that can make the difference between a frustrating failure and a wonderful work of art.
Nancy describes the features of each tool—so you can find a tool that works, regardless of brand—and details the various uses. Helpful Notes from Nancy and Budget-Friendly tips are sprinkled throughout, as are illustrated mini-demonstrations.
With Nancy’s Favorite 101 Notions, you can find the tools that will make sewing easier, faster, more creative and more fun!
- Tailored to the beginner who has never used a sewing machine before, with clear, easy-to-understand instructions.
- Comprehensive, step-by-step, color instructions teach all the basic techniques of sewing, from threading a machine to various stitches and construction.
- Practice projects throughout help the reader learn and practice techniques.
- Handy guides teach how to read a pattern, choose and prepare fabrics, create seams and finishes, and more.