Are you baffled by sewing terminology, different tools and materials, or patterns in general? Well-known apparel designer and sewing expert Christine Haynes answers all your questions in the authoritative guide to over 300 sewing terms. This easy-to-use sewing primer isn't sorted alphabetically but by categories that make sense. How can you tell the difference between a weave and a grain? What's a muslin and why should you use it? Christine's advice covers the "what" and the "why" of everything from buttonhole thread to flat felled seams. The fully illustrated guide explains each term with words and visuals for reader-friendly understanding.