At work this week the 'book man' came and dropped off a box of books. In amongst them was this rather hefty hardback on the subject of sewing, I obviously had to have it:
The books product description says it better than I could, so essentially the book is:
the ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills. Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you'll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips; whatever you want to sew find out how.
I have been pawing through it at lunchtime today and I am really pleased with it, once I venture into making clothes I think it will be a real help, but the simple easy for follow photos and instructions are great. I bought it from The Book People and it was £9 ~ this was at work so there was no postage and I think for that price I will get my moneys worth from it.