Step by Step Machine Sewing Basics is the first volume in a series of books that give sewing instructions at progressive levels of expertise. This full color book walks you through step by step sewing basics from learning what the marks on the sewing machine needle or throat plate mean to hands on-practice exercises and sewing projects. The author assumes the person reading and following the instructions in this book is a person without any knowledge of sewing or is supervising a young person learning to sew. The Learn to Sew book series is also a great way to teach home schooled students, girls scouts or other learning clubs how to sew in a step by step process, or to validate or correct previously self-taught techniques. After reading and performing the projects in this book, you will have a good understanding of the basic stitches and how to sew them, including sewing a straight stitch in a straight line, circle, or a box with 90° corners, and sewing a zigzag stitch as well as knowing what it is used for. You will also learn the triple stretch stitch, back stitch, buttonhole stitch, and hem stitch, sewing terms, and more. You who already have a good understanding of machine sewing basics may want to review your skills with this book or start at a level in the series that more closely matches your level of understanding. The Learn to Sew book series includes topics from beginner sewing to couture sewing and everything in between.