For Great-Great-Grandma, sewing clothing for the family was a necessity. In today's ready-to-wear society, it is a creative and rewarding personal choice. Packed full of information on basic sewing techniques, this book provides an ideal introduction for beginners as well as a useful reference for those who already have sewing skills. Learning how to sew has never been simpler, with step-by-step photographs, color illustrations, and friendly advice from internationally accredited sewing expert Wendy Gardiner. This is a beautifully illustrated, extensive guide to all aspects of sewing from dressmaking to soft furnishing. Along with clear instructions on everything from making seams, hems, sleeves, collars, and adding darts for shaping to attaching linings, zippers and buttonholes - even hand stitching, Wendy includes comprehensive information on fabrics, threads, needles, and other equipment. Her clear directions ensure that even beginners will get great results. With the techniques you learn in The Complete Book of Sewing Techniques you will soon be stitching amazing clothes with skill and confidence. Perfect for beginning sewers with no previous experience.