Thursday, August 28, 2014

Review: Super Stitches Sewing: A Complete Guide to Machine-Sewing and Hand-Stitching Techniques by Nicole Vasbinder

Title:  Super Stitches Sewing: A Complete Guide to Machine-Sewing and Hand-Stitching Techniques
Author:  Nicole Vasbinder
Publisher/Publication Date: Potter Craft, March 18, 2014
Genre:  Non-Fiction, Crafts & Hobbies--Sewing

Book Summary

The Perfect Stitch for Every Project

Does your sewing machine come with lots of fancy stitches that you've never thought to try? This essential guide to machine and hand stitches will teach you how to use any and every stitch for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more. Unlock your full sewing potential with 57 machine stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips to choose the correct needles, threads, and sewing machine accessories, complete with detailed step-by-step tutorials and illustrations.

This comprehensive stitch dictionary is a must-have companion for any sewer, whether you just bought your first sewing machine or you’re a seasoned expert looking to polish your skills. If your passion is dressmaking, tailoring, or simply mending your own clothes, Super Stitches Sewing gives you all of the information you need to make every project a success.

My Thoughts

Super Stitches Sewing by Nicole Vasbinder is an easy-to-follow how to guide for machine sewing and hand stitching. I loved the essential facts tables that provided an overview of the type of material, thread, needle, and foot needed to create the various stitches. The step-by-step illustrated instructions for each type of stitch were also helpful. Some of the stitches are basic, which makes this a great guide for beginning sewing enthusiasts. There are also great tips for people who have sewing experience  but are looking to refine their sewing projects.

Rating 4/5

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

About the Author

NICOLE VASBINDER has taught thousands of people the joy of sewing in classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. When she is not teaching sewing and design classes at her store, StitchCraft, in Petaluma, California, she designs Queen Puff Puff handbags and accessories. Nicole is the author of Sewing Machine Secrets and Sewing Solutions, and has contributed projects to many books and magazines including Vintage Craft Workshopand Button It Up. Visit her at

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