In this first book in my new Sewing Room Secrets series, I walk you through every aspect of machine sewing, revealing my top tips and techniques, providing in-depth and helpful guidance every step of the way.
Starting by looking at sewing room essentials, this book guides you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need, including wadding/batting, interfacing, fabrics and threads. There’s a handy troubleshooting section to reassure and guide you when you encounter problems.
Learn the key techniques you need to know, including inserting zips and piping, using shirring elastic, free-motion embroidery and appliqué. It focuses is on craft and home items, but also includes some dressmaking and quilting tips for those looking to explore other areas.
The ten projects help you learn the techniques as you progress through the book, beginning with a simple pincushion before moving on to a pillow cover, a tablet case, a drawstring bag, a sewing machine mat and more.