Here s another great addition to our Encyclopedia of Art technique series, a favorite with crafts aficionados of all ages. This complete, step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing combines basic know-how for the beginner with advanced techniques for the more experienced. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs and clear diagrams, this indispensable reference of tools, fabrics, and techniques covers seams, darts, pleats, tucks, necklines, buttonholes, zippers, hems, and much more. One section demystifies paper patterns, while others explore the essential of both hand and machine stitching. A gallery of stunning, original sewn pieces is included to encourage readers to create their own unique designs for pillows, curtains, garments, and decorative projects.