Aimed at anyone who has ever wanted to create their own garment from scratch or just fix a hem. Covers machine and hand sewing techniques, with over 180 sewing techniques explained. All techniques are meticulously demonstrated with step-by-step photographs to achieve a professional outcome. Readers are encouraged to develop their own creativity with plenty of hints and tips used by professional sewers. Includes sewing machine basics, equipment and supplies, working with patterns and fabrics and troubleshooting tips.