Here's an easy guide to expert sewing based on the Singer sewing course as taught by qualified Singer experts. This is the same course taken by the women and girls who have sewn their way to fame and fortune in Singer sewing contests, and now presented so you can learn to sew at home. Each step represents one 2-hour lesson followed by a 'Whys and Wherefores' page to help you understand the reasons behind the instructions. You start by learning how to select patterns and fabrics, and how to take measurements. You are taught pattern layout, cutting and marking various types of fabrics, and the proper handling of darts, tucks and gathers. You also learn to make the various types of buttonholes and pockets, all about seam finishes, attaching collars and cuffs, waistline joinings, and proper placket and closing techniques. Hems, making belts, and many fine finishing details conclude the course.