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NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS Over 150 colour photographs

BINDING Paperback

ISBN-13 9781849493659

FORMAT 253 x 201mm

RRP £20


Love At First Stitch

Demystifying Dressmaking

By Tilly Walnes

Love At First Stitch demystifies dressmaking for a new audience showing how making your own clothes is so much more enjoyable than buying them.

Written by Tilly Walnes, author of popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, the book presents the core sewing basics - from how to thread your machine through stitching buttonholes to creating beautiful French seams - with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout.  The book doesn't presume any prior knowledge - it's written in plain English, with all the jargon explained, plentiful step-by-step images, and thoughtful touches such as clearly annotated pattern pieces - all designed to take the head-scratching out of sewing.

Unlike more traditional sewing manuals, this book is about learning by doing so you can get making straight away.  Each chapter is centred around a gorgeous garment project, guiding you through the steps to creating made-to-measure clothes.  Full scale, multi-sized patterns are included in the book, ready to be traced off and used immediately.  Garments range from a simple scarf through to an impressive lined dress, with bonus ideas and tutorials on how to personalise them to suit your individual style.

Finally the book is peppered throughout with Tilly's humorous yet practical sewing tips, including everything from what to look out for when buying - or borrowing - your first sewing machine, through how to behave in a fabric shop to techniques for pressing perfection.

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