Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Review: Sewing A to Z By Nancy Zieman

When I was a stay at home mom with my two little girls, I would watch “Sewing with Nancy” on PBS. She was very patience and would share so many useful techniques throughout her program. Seeing these techniques used gave me confidence to try them out for myself. I am so happy that she wrote this book and organized all of her sewing techniques in one place. The book is called “Sewing A to Z” and it is extremely easy to use. Even if you have sewn for a very long time, there is ways something new to learn.
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Pros: The book is organized well. If you want to know more about installing a zipper simply turn to “Z” to learn more. The illustrations are clear, there are approximately 3-4 illustrations on each page. The pages in the book are very colorful. Nancy has placed little notes throughout the book to give you great sewing tips. These are like little pieces of gold!
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Cons: This is a great reference book but there are no projects.
Of Course I always want more, some of the topics that I wish she had included in the book are; heirloom sewing, more about equipment (maybe at the beginning of the book), sewing with leather (or different fibers) and shirring. Over all I would highly recommend Sewing A to Z as a reference book for any seamstress. It is a great quick tip guide.
Happy sewing!
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