Just like having your own personal sewing guru on hand 24 hours a day, this book will allow you to improve your skills, speed up your sewing time, and make garments, accessories, and home projects with a professional finish in no time! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques are organized in the order you'll need them, or you can dip in and out for help with a specific problem. 'Try This' and 'Fix It' panels highlight useful inspirations and troubleshooting ideas throughout the book.
Lorna Knight specialized in textiles at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. After working as a designer's assistant, she spent ten years teaching Design and Technology in middle schools in the UK before setting up a business designing and making lingerie and running workshops teaching a wide range of sewing skills. She continues to run workshops which involve passing on hints and tips from both the couture and high street fashion worlds, enabling her students to create their own garments and projects. Lorna also writes regularly for Sewing World magazines and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion sewing publications.
Introduction 6 About this book 6 Tools and equipment 8 Material matters 32 In stitches 56 Sewing techniques 76 Decorating fabrics 120 Glossary 154 Resources 155 Index 156 Fold-out flap 159 Credits 160