Need to learn how to shorten a hemline? Eager to make some cushion covers or a simple tunic dress? Sew Step by Step will come to your rescue.
Packed with more than 200 easy-to-follow techniques, from sewing on a button to personalizing a garment, Sew Step by Step brings these traditional, practical, and artistic crafts up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials, introducing these immensely satisfying skills to a whole new generation.
About the Author
Alison Smith trained as an art and fashion textile teacher before becoming head of textiles at one of the largest schools in Birmingham, England, where she was able to pursue one of her key interests: the importance of teaching needlecrafts to boys. Alison founded her own shop, Fabulous Fabric, and sewing school, Alison Victoria School of Sewing, in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. Her school is the largest independent sewing school in England and offers courses and workshops on all aspects of dressmaking. Alison regularly lectures at specialist sewing conventions, is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine, and has made television appearances.
Hometown:Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:December 12, 1968
Place of Birth:Rochester, New York
Education:B.A., Brown University, 1992