This book teaches all the basic sewing skills. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects. Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Projects demonstrate the skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags. A 'must' for anyone wishing to embark on or improve their sewing skills.