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Readers who love to sew #x13; especially those who know Threadsmagazine #x13; will have to have this definitive sewing encyclopedia. An incomparable collection of the best sewing information available, this book promises to explain, with trademark thoroughness, the full range of garment sewing techniques. It covers all the bases for anyone who delights in sewing: tools (from sewing machines and sergers to pins and needles); materials (fabrics and threads of all kinds); basic sewing (from seams and seam finishes to hand-sewn stitches); garment construction (top to bottom, inside and out); tailoring techniques (for a professional look); even lingerie techniques, pressing tips, embellishments, and much, much more. Without a doubt, this is the complete sewing answer book.
Editor Beth Baumgartel has written many sewing books and holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She worked for several years for the Butterick Pattern Company while teaching Clothing Design and Patternmaking at Marymount College in New York City. She lives in Madison, Connecticut.