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.