The inspiration for Power Sewing Toolbox began as a small box of tips that renown sewing expert Sandra Betzina had jotted down to help her students over the years. None of these tips were ever found in pattern instructions or in any of her other books Since she'd been sewing for over fifty years - teaching and fitting many different students - she realized her collection of tips on different aspects of sewing would make a great reference book.
Sandra Betzina wanted the book to make sense to all levels of sewers and to be very easy to refer to. You open this book to a tip and it will lay flat for easy reference. The tips are written in a very straightforward and clear way with detailed photos and step by step instructions. There is a DVD included to demonstrate some of the more in-depth techniques.
Sewing Tip Chapters Include
Timesavers, Fit, Marking, Needle and Thread, Seams, Details, Pockets, Closures, Topstitching, Notions, Equipment and Storage.
Sewing Technique Chapters Include
Creating Shape with Bulky Fabrics, Balancing a Pants Pattern, Pleat Magic, Inside Story of a Jacket, Seam Embellishments, Creative Sleeve Detailing, Front Stay and Pocket All in One, Snap Success, Shaped Welt Buttonholes, Flawles Results with Invisible Zippers
About Sandra Betzina
Sandra Betzina, the "power" behind Power Sewing, is the author of eight books. She has produced a skill series of Power Sewing DVDs and designs a full line of patterns for Vogue under the tab of Today's Fit. Sandra hosted, Sew Perfect, on HGTV for six years and now has a Web-TV show called Power Sewing. Sandra is a popular speaker and hosts several week-long Sewing Retreats San Francisco throughout the year.
About Power Sewing
Power Sewing is sewing education at it's finest - original techniques developed by Sandra Betzina. The instructions are for sewers looking to take their sewing to the next level with fine finishing, couture fit and unique details.