Super Stitches Sewing: A Complete Guide to Machine-Sewing and Hand-Stitching Techniques is an excellent go to resource to have whether you are a beginner or more advanced seamstress. Being a beginner myself with a very basic knowledge of hand and machine sewing, this book has already given me quite the boost of information and in-turn I’m eagerly expanding my skills in this area. To be honest, I’ve had my basic sewing machine sitting in the closet gathering dust for a few years now just because it was overwhelming even knowing where to start! It can a bit weathering knowing what technique to use, what type material work best with what stitch or needle, and so forth.
There are three sections which include Machine Stitches (57), Hand Stitches (18), and Tools & Equipment. Each of the stitches covered here in the book are done so in illustration and and thorough explanation! There are helpful tips, essential facts, full color photos, and easy to decipher illustrations. There’s a key in the front of the book that has icons that range from basic to more advanced stitches to help you on your way. Much information on creating quality seams, hems, gathers, darts, darning and much more to help you expand your skill!
The Tools and Equipment section is very helpful in knowing all about what threads work best for what fabric. What presser feet you should use aside from the all-purpose foot which typically arrives ready to use with most sewing machines. Covered is a bit information about mechanical, vintage, and computerized sewing machines. I was quite curious about computerized sewing machines because I am aiming to eventually upgrade my very basic machine to one of those soon. The information on the computerized machine was quite good and helped me confirm that it will be a good choice for me!
Never again will I be questioning and going back in forth on knowing what the ideal or absolute perfect stitch whether machine or hand sewn may be for my projects. I’ve learned ever so much thanks to this book! I believe whether you are just making things for yourself, family, or friends that this book could perhaps take you even further if you are thinking of selling some of your handmade items! This book is a must have for any seamstress and would make an excellent gift as well! Highest of recommendations!
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