Item description for Vogue Sewing: Revised and Updated (Vogue Knitting Magazine) by Vogue Knitting International, Balazs Szalontai, Mary M. Poulton, Steven Duclos, Laura Espinal & Benjamin Harshaw...
The bestselling guide to sewing gets a freshening up! And it's from Vogue®: the most respected name in needlework.
A trusted classic since 1975, Vogue® Sewing has remained a consistent bestseller and sewer's favorite. Now it's been fully revised and updated, with the latest information and all-new photographs and illustrations, introduction, and page layout. From choosing a machine to mastering couture techniques, it covers everything stitchers need to know to make professional and fashionable garments. It's certain to remain the premier sourcebook for sewers everywhere. This technique-rich Vogue'® manual contains comprehensive instructions for understanding pattern markings, selecting fabrics and notions, hand-stitching and mending, pressing, and measuring to fit. Everything's beautifully laid out, with charts and detailed explanations. And as it teaches, it also steers you to the right project for your sewing level, with a plethora of photos that showcase different options for both beginners and those more expert with a needle.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 10" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2006
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1933027002 ISBN13 9781933027005
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Sewing: Revised and Updated (Vogue Knitting Magazine)?
Vogue Sewing is a Great Resource Aug 28, 2008
Vogue Sewing is a well made and illustrated book. It contains pretty much all the topics that a beginner would need to guide them trough simple or intermediate sewing projects.
I highly recommend it.
What a fabulous book!! Feb 6, 2008
This book is the perfect transition from the beginners sewing book to a more advanced level. The organization is wonderful, the instructions precise, and photos help detail what is featured. I LOVE this book and would recommend it to any seamstress who has been at the beginner level and is ready for a step up.
This is the sewing book that you're looking for! Jun 25, 2007
IF, that is, you're looking for a book that goes into further detail than the standard beginner's sewing book. My mother, who taught Beginner's and Advanced sewing for decades (after earning a full four year scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago for her sewing skills out of high school), told me that this was a book that she recommended to her advanced (high school) sewing classes, so it may not be the easiest book to just flip through and use off the cuff, but it definitely is an extensive book that brings in not just the craft of sewing, but the actual art of it - something that I, as an artist and art teacher, find to be very important. And my mom just couldn't say enough about what an excellent sewing resource this book is.
My first sewing book was The Complete Book of Sewing New Edition, which IS great for visual references on what the tasks you're undertaking should look like throughout the process, but I found it to be very bare bones when it came to answering my "okay, sooo, WHY am I doing this again, instead of doing that???" type questions. "Vogue Sewing" answers all of those questions for me, as well as offering very helpful hints on how to properly tailor a garment to your specific figural requirements, how to remove specific stains, why to use one fabric over another, what the differences are between a variety of fabrics.... and I got all of this from simply skimming through the book! Yes, this book may guide you towards using Vogue patterns, but considering that that company's name figures VERY prominently in the title, it should be pretty obvious that this book isn't necessarily going to steer you towards using Simplicity or Butterick patterns, especially since I doubt that they have easy access to the copyrights that would allow them to reference those companies' patterns. If that doesn't bother you (it sure doesn't bother me), this book isn't just worth a look, it's worth the full cover price, let alone the discounted price you'll find it for here on this site!
Again, if you want a book that's going to ease you into the world of sewing by holding your hand and helping you take baby steps (something we ALL can use at the beginning of anything new), you're probably better off with The Complete Book of Sewing New Edition, as a starting point. BUT, if you're looking for a book that will take about as much deciphering as a standard pattern's guide sheet, but offer a great wealth more information about why you're doing what you're doing, and everything you could think of in between, this is DEFINITELY the book you want to buy! Heck, you could just do what I did, and buy 'em both! If, however, you only intend to buy one sewing book in the near future, and you want something that will take a little more investment (of time and thought), and give you a MUCH bigger return in knowledge and experience, buy this one first!
Great book! Jun 21, 2007
I bought this book when I began sewing and it became quite useful when I ran into little hiccups on technique. Yes, it does push more of a couture apporoach to sewing, but I found the information to be quite informative.
So sneaky Dec 27, 2006
One thing I really didn't like about this book is that it tries to get the reader to buy Vogue patterns, and talks only about how to alter them, but does NOT mention how to make patterns from scratch yourself. Just another marketing trick to increase sales of their patterns. Although it does have some other practical info on sewing.