The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit

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   If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. 
   Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle—the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers—will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe. 
   If you’ve never threaded a needle before, you’ll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.

About Nora Abousteit

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Nora Abousteit is the cofounder of, the world's largest online community of sewing enthusiasts, and the founder of, a new fashion-forward crafting community where you can find projects and buy supplies. Jamie Lau is BurdaStyle's editorial and e-commerce manager. A self-taught seamstress, she now designs for her eponymous fashion label and teaches sewing courses in New York City, where she resides.
Published December 7, 2011 by Potter Craft. 208 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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