This easy-to-follow reference is specially written for beginners of all ages and makes learning the basics of sewing a breeze! From choosing patterns, cutting fabric, and assembling the pieces to operating a sewing machine, hemming, and attaching buttons — this book is the perfect companion. In these pages you'll find more than 20 fun projects to get you started — including appliques, pennants, cushion covers, tote bags and other designs that offer an increasing challenge as you progress — all with step-by-step instructions. They are accompanied by clear diagrams that explain the techniques behind each item. Either follow the projects in order, gradually building up your expertise, or pick and choose among them.