Learn to Sew is a superb new video made especially to accompany Wendy Gardiner’s fantastic new book. Whether you watch it on DVD, Blu-ray or online, you’ll find it packed with tips, techniques and step-by-step guides that will ensure that you can successfully complete the projects featured in the book as well as learn new techniques that you can use to create beautiful and useful items for your home or as gifts. The video is cleverly divided into sections that match the chapters in the book, so you can go straight to the part that you need.
Section 1 - Get Started
Wendy discusses choosing a sewing machine, talks about the must-have haberdashery that you will need, as well as those extra items that will make your sewing much easier, and goes on to demonstrate the basics of getting started with your sewing machine.
Section 2 - Creative Customising
A great way to begin sewing is to try adding detail and embellishments to existing items. You’ll discover that you can quickly and easily give inexpensive shop-bought items a glamorous and luxury look by adding your own trims, decorative stitches, couching and contrast panels.
Section 3 - Beautiful Bags
Bags are great projects for those developing their skills. They can be quick and easy to complete, but in making them you’ll learn techniques that will be so useful in the future - and you’ll end up with attractive and really useful items! Techniques shown include stitch-and-flip on a lovely little make-up bag and using the disappearing nine-patch on a handy tote bag.
Section 4 - Gardeners Corner
The projects in Gardener’s Corner include an apron, a seed caddy and useful kneeling mat. Along the way Wendy demonstrates using interfacing, making ribbon ties, mitreing pocket corners, sewing with plastic fabrics and lots more useful techniques.
Section 5 - Cook’s Batch
Learn to make yet more useful items - this time for use in the kitchen but which also make great gifts. The projects include a butcher’s apron and a stylish cafetiere cosy that will keep your coffee nice and hot! Many more techniques are introduced, including adding a patch pocket, sewing together squares of fabric accurately, making a lining, adding wadding and attaching hook-and-loop fastenings.
Section 6 - Dining Delight
Where better to show off your new sewing skills than with some stylish tableware. Whilst she makes beautiful place-mats, napkins and a table topper, Wendy shows more decorative stitching techniques, including couching yarns, how to make and attach bias binding, the versatile four-patch and pinwheel patchwork, scallop edging and the creativity of free-motion embroidery.
Section 7 - Liven Up The Living Room
In this final section, learn how to make stylish accessories for your living room. Wendy shows appliqué, zip insertion and twisted tucks on two simple cushions, as well as using a quick and easy piecing method to make a throw quilt.
Learn to Sew truly lives up to its title. As well as the projects and techniques demonstrated, it’s packed with Wendy’s handy hints, tips and how-to’s, enabling you to tackle your sewing projects with real confidence. Even if you’re only just starting out in a hobby that brings so much satisfaction and pleasure to millions of people already, you can be confident you’ve made a great beginning with Learn to Sew.
Includes an extra 60 minutes of material not included in the DVDs
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