Who said sewing was a lost art? In the age of Pinterest and DIY blogs, learning to sew has its financial benefits but the best part is YOU get to be the designer. Not only is sewing a great hobby, but restoring some of your favorite pieces has its perks as well. But where to start? This book gives simple, step-by-step instructions and insight to anyone learning to sew. In this book you will learn: •What basic tools you will need to meet your basic beginner sewing needs and what they are used for so you can begin to build your personal sewing tool quit to equip you for any beginners job •What resources are at your fingertips with suggestions and tips when deciding what your first and future projects will be, such as reading patterns to determine the skill level needed to complete it •The types of fibers and fabrics that are available to you and understand how to choose the best fabric to complete your first project. This book will explore great questions to ask yourself when choosing fabrics that will make the process simple and painless •How to care your fabric and prepare it to be and cut with instructions and tips to ensure you get the best use of your fabric purchase and help you handle it with care •How to find the right size needle and the perfect thread weight and color for your first project. This book with the explain the important of having the right size and give you tips as well as giving you step-by-step instructions on how to thread your needle and prepare to sew your first project •How to sew with concise but detailed step-by-step instructions whether you are hand sewing or machine sewing for the first time to guide your through your first project with tips and suggestions This book is full of insight, useful tips, and suggestions from experienced sewists that will help you successfully complete your first sewing project stress free. It will walk you through the entire process from start to finish from gathering your supplies to cutting the threads and pressing your finished project. All that is left to do is get started!