101 ways to get the most out of your first sewing machine So you bought your first sewing machine...now what? Expert sewing author Elizabeth Dubicki will take you from fashion to home decor with 101 useful and money-saving ways to use your first sewing machine. Learn to shorten pants, alter a neckline or update last-year s suit. Decorate your home with simple pillows, a variety of drapes, or update the look of that garage-sale find. Whether you are a beginner sewer or an expert, you will appreciate this must-have reference guide to the basics, including: Step-by-step instructions Easy clothing alternations and home decor projects Over 75 detailed illustrations Expert tips, tricks and advice to ensure success Don t get left in the fuzz. Get your sewing machine out of the closet and start making it work for you.