Over 1000 close-up color photographs take the guesswork out of garment construction and sewing projects for the home. You will see each step with complete clarity. For your home decoratig projects, you will find guidelines, charts, measurements, and cutting directions included. Plus many tips to help you sew faster, with more professional results. Included are step-by-step instructions for: -choosing the right equipment, notions, and fabrics -making perfect seams, darts, gathers, collars -putting in hems, zippers, and buttonholes easily -tailoring a jacket with fusible interfacing -finishing activewear with elastic casing and ribbings -personalizing children s clothing, including heirloom sewing -dressing up your windows with pinchpleated draperies, curtains, valances, or swags and jabots -accessorizing your rooms with pillows, tablecloths, table runners, and placematss -coordinating your bedroom with matching duvet cover, dust ruffle, and pillow shams These and many other techniques and projects are explained with step-by-step text and full color photography. Whether you have just started sewing or are an expert, you will find this book a valuable reference; use it as your guide to sewing success.