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Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets: Machine Sewing by Debbie Shore

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 January 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213369
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  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99


In this first book in her new Sewing Room Secrets series, Debbie Shore walks you through every aspect of machine sewing, revealing her top tips and providing in-depth and helpful guidance every step of the way.

Jam-packed with sewing know-how, and with ten gorgeous projects to help you practise what you have learnt, this book will build your confidence and skills in machine sewing whether you are just starting out on your sewing journey or are an experienced sewer looking to perfect your working methods.

In her characteristically friendly and easy-to-follow style, Debbie begins with a section on sewing room essentials. This is your first peek into Debbie’s sewing room, where she guides you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need, including wadding/batting, interfacing, fabrics and threads. There is also a troubleshooting section to reassure and guide you when you encounter problems.

The second section of the book covers the key techniques you need to know, including inserting zips and piping, using shirring elastic, free-motion embroidery and appliqué. Debbie's focus is on craft and home items, but she also includes some dressmaking and quilting tips for those looking to explore other areas.

The ten beautiful projects help you learn the techniques as you progress through the book, beginning with a simple pincushion before moving on to a pillow cover, a tablet case, a drawstring bag, a sewing machine mat and more.

Table of Contents

About this book 5

About me 6

My quick tips 7

Sewing room essentials 9

My sewing room 10

Sewing machines 12

Tools 22

Fabrics 28

Fabric terminology 30

Wadding 32

Interfacing 34

Threads 35

Toy filler for softies 36

DIY templates 37

Storage 38

Sewing know-how 40

Machine stitches 42

Seams 46

Cutting 48

Hems 49

PROJECT Heart pincushion 50

Zips 52

Piping 58

PROJECT Pillow cover 60

Shirring  62

Free-motion embroidery 63

PROJECT Shirring dress 64

Bias binding 66

PROJECT Toaster cover 68

Appliqué 70

PROJECT Drawstring bag 72

Bag techniques 74

PROJECT Tablet case 78

PROJECT Frame purse 82

Quilting 84

PROJECT Machine mat 86

Dressmaking  88

PROJECT Bolster pillow 90

PROJECT Tote bag 92

Index 96

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written 12 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website

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