Make It, Own It, Love It
The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and CustomizingBook - 2016
Join Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee 2015 as he shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire in this non-nonsense guide. Focusing on making sewing easy and fun, it covers tools of the trade, essential repairs and alterations as well as complete step-by-step instructions instructions for making projects from scratch, such as a box-pleated skirt and adding bias binding to pocket edges for a splash of colour. Matt's no-nonsense language strips away the complexity of sewing, as he gives practical advice on how to repair fabrics from denim and corduroy to tweed and wool, and offers tips to make wardrobe malfunctions a thing of the past. Written for the uninitiated stitcher, concentrating on common clothing issues we all face, be it a loss of a button, a hole in the pocket or something more serious like a fallen hem.