The Sewing Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You’ll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You’ll Ever Ask
Author: Barbara Weiland Talbert
Sales of sewing machines have doubled over the past decade; old-fashioned home ec skills are back in style once more; and trendy, eye-catching fabrics are everywhere, just waiting to be sewn into fabulous items. Sewing is on the rise, and young crafters are teaching themselves the basics with a learn-as-you-go approach. Fun and creative as this carefree method may be, it can lead to a lot of questions!
The Sewing Answer Book is the perfect portable teacher for everyone from beginners turning on a sewing machine for the first time to experienced sewers seeking tips on how to embellish a blouse with tiny pintucks. This friendly, reassuring resource, written by sewing expert and educator Barbara Weiland Talbert, answers the questions, corrects the mistakes, and troubleshoots the nagging problems sewers encounter every time they sit down at the sewing machine or pick up a needle and thread.
There are answers here to every kind of sewing question. The frustrated crafter whose needle keeps breaking will find the reason in the Needles and Thread chapter, and the beginner wondering how to identify the selvage edge will find guidance in Chapter 5: All About Fabrics. All the information sewers need to help them create wearables that fit well and decorative home items that stand up to daily wear and tear is here between the signature flexibind covers of Storey’s newest Answer Book. The Sewing Answer Book is sure to become the trusted guide found next to every home sewing machine.
About the Author
Barbara Weiland Talbert is a noted quilting and sewing author, columnist, editor, and designer whose writing has been featured in publications including Sew News and Sewing Savvy. She has extensive experience teaching sewing seminars and solving the problems of stitchers of all levels. Visit her at www.joyofsewing.com