How to Machine Sew2020-02-04T16:32:54+00:00

How to Machine Sew

  • Publishing: Autumn 17
  • Pub month: August
  • ISBN-13: 9781784942984
  • Author: Susie Johns
  • Price: £7.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 108
  • Dimensions: 275 x 215 mm
  • Colour: Full colour throughout

If you’ve always wanted to learn to use a sewing machine but didn’t know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of using a sewing machine. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges and working with zips. Each technique is accompanied by a stylish project to make, and everything is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little machine sewing experience you have to start with, you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.


Author Information

Susie Johns
Susie Johns is an artist and designer who has written dozens of craft books, mostly on knitting, crochet and sewing, including Knitted Pets, Knitted Woodland CreaturesFat Quarter: Bags & Purses and Fat Quarter: Vintage (all GMC Publications). Her patterns and designs appear regularly in consumer craft magazines in the UK, such as Let’s Knit, Sew and Let’s Get Crafting, and she has written numerous patterns for suppliers such as DMC. She has also demonstrated various crafts on television. Susie studied Fine Art at The Slade School and went on to pursue a career in publishing as an editor before becoming freelance. Alongside her writing career, she teaches drawing and painting at a local adult education college.She also runs classes and workshops on knitting and crochet and has been involved in a number of textile-based community projects in and around London, where she lives.