My mom and I went to Joann's to find some easy patterns and I thought I might be able to buy a book that would help me with the basics. Thankfully I have a very easy time learning in whatever style I choose. (visual, auditory, etc) I found a great book full of pictures called Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing. (Amazon Affiliate Link) The pictures are amazing but, while it did explain some things that I was confused about, it wasn't very in depth. See when I go about trying to learn something I want to know the why behind every aspect of it. Yes the book is great. Yes the photos are great but for someone like me it just wasn't enough information.
Later that day I went to Barnes and Noble and scoured through their crafts section only to find that most of the books on sewing were exactly the same. I then stumbled on Sewing for Dummies. I don't like to think of myself as a dummy BUT when it came to sewing it am 10 steps behind a novice. After reading only 2 pages I knew this was the book for me.
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1. You don't yet know how to sew or are looking for a refresher course.
2. You want to master the fundamentals of sewing.
3. You're looking for tips and tricks to make your sewing projects easier and more fun.
4. You want to start sewing as soon as possible.
Every last one of those assumptions apply to me. I don't think I could have asked for a better break down of what I need to start sewing and how best to tackle any project. There are those who say that there is too much information in this book but I, for one, (as I've said a hundred times now) truly enjoy the wealth of knowledge that the author is providing me.
If you are truly a novice seamstress, like me, don't be ashamed to pick this book up. You will NOT regret it.