Beads have been a favorite fabric decoration for centuries, but now your sewing machine and serger can help you turn basic designs into breathtaking garments with these simple techniques. See how easy it is to learn free-motion machine beading, pre-strung loose beads, stitching beads or sequins on a path, or follow a pre-set deign -- all these you can perform with the sewing machine you ve owned for years. Practice on any of the 17 eye-catching projects, which feature patterns, illustrations, complete instructions, and dazzling color photos of the finished pieces. Start with fashionable but simple accessories such as a black tie belt, an organdy wrist bag, and a sequined shoulder bag; then try some of the elegant craft items such as a bell pull sampler, a lingerie bag, or a boudoir pillow. In no time you ll be ready to create casual and elegant attire, from a pin-woven vest, a sweater dress, or a beaded jacket, to a bridal veil and wedding gown! Published in hardcover as Elegant Beading for Sewing Machine & Serger.