Saturday, 5 April 2014

A new book: The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction

A bit of blog-browsing last week meant that I saw Christine Haynes' blog tour for her new book, The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction. This book looked so useful (as well as being really beautifully photographed) that I just couldn't resist. At £11 (thank you Amazon!), I knew I would definitely get my money's worth.

One of the main challenges I have found when sewing is that often the written instructions aren't very clear. Sometimes I go to Google and find a helpful blog which has a photo tutorial - alternatively, sometimes I just have a bash, and get it completely wrong! This book seemed like the answer to all my problems - not only clear instructions about all the basics (and many of the not-so-basics) which are mentioned in patterns, but also photographs of every single step, which I find so useful.

I've already used it for help on inserting my invisible zipper properly, as well as referring to it for hints and tips on seam finishing. I predict this is going to be one of the most well used books in my little sewing library...!

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