This book will show you how you can get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing feet - from working easily with the full range of fabrics (even the most slippery and stretchy ones), to great time-saving tricks like easy zippers and button-holes, and adding a range of new decorative effects.
For those new to the wonderful world of stitching, you will find all the help and advice you need to get your machine out of its box for the first time. And if you are considering upgrading your machine, you'll also find a guide on which machine will best suit your stitching needs. So whether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, inspiring new design ideas and finishes along the way.
Wendy Gardiner is a sewing guru! She has been editor of various sewing titles for many years, and for the last ten years editor of Sewing World, Britain's leading sewing magazine. She loves everything to do with sewing by machine and has recently presented six DVDs on the subject. Keen to promote sewing as a fun, affordable hobby, she is also co-manager of the ISEW website, a magazine resource site packed with sewing projects and techniques and backed by leading companies in the sewing industry. Wendy also continues to run creative sewing weekends. 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.
Prelims Introduction Inside the Box Threads, Needles and Fabrics Basic Feet Specialty Fabric Feet Pretty Edges Fancy Stitching and Creative Texture Troubleshooting Choosing a Sewing Machine Resources Index and Credtis