Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review: Super Stitches Sewing by:Nicole Vasbinder

Super Stitches Sewing: A Complete Guide to Machine-Sewing and Hand-Stitching Techniques
About the Book:
Does your sewing machine come with lots of fancy stitches that you've never thought to try? This essential guide to machine and hand stitches will teach you how to use any and every stitch for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more. Unlock your full sewing potential with 57 machine stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips to choose the correct needles, threads, and sewing machine accessories, complete with detailed step-by-step tutorials and illustrations.

This comprehensive stitch dictionary is a must-have companion for any sewer, whether you just bought your first sewing machine or you’re a seasoned expert looking to polish your skills. If your passion is dressmaking, tailoring, or simply mending your own clothes, Super Stitches Sewing gives you all of the information you need to make every project a success.


About the Author:
Nicole Vasbinder is the owner of StitchCraft, a hip sewing studio and fabric store in Petaluma, CA. Nicole has taught thousands of people the joy of sewing over the last decade through her popular sewing, patternmaking and design classes. In addition to classes at StitchCraft, she teaches classes at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley and was a longtime teacher at Stitch Lounge in San Francisco. Nicole has also designed the accessory line Queen Puff Puff since 2003 and sells her designs throughout the United States and beyond. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as a designer and merchandiser in the garment industry. She is an alumnus of the Academy of Art University and Otis College of Art & Design.

My Review:
 I have been a very basic sewer since I was about 14. Still after all these years, I'm still a very basic, beginner in this arena. I so wish I could learn more, I love it! I do not know the names of all the stitches, so this book is a very good one to have. It tells you and shows you how to achieve the over 60 stitches in sewing. This is an excellent book for the very beginner or someone that needs a refresher course in sewing. It is also very convenient to have close by as you sew.

 Complete with measurements, sewing thread size, and needle size, you will be able to get to work right away. Not only is machine stitching in the book but also some hand stitching instruction has been included. She even gives you some instruction on digital machines, presser feet, different thread types, mechanical machines, and a glossary too. An all inclusive guide to stitching that all sewers need!

**Disclosure**"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."