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Learn How To Sew"LEARN HOW TO SEW" by Reuben and Sarah Doyle

Would you like to learn how to sew, but can't find classes locally?  Are you frustrated trying to find clothes that fit, and envy those who can make their own clothing.  Have you seen all the cute craft items, wall hangings and gift items that your friends can make and really wish you could do the same?  Look no farther!!  "LEARN HOW TO SEW" is the book you need --- whether you're a pre-teen, teenager, senior citizen or anywhere between, this book will teach you how to sew!  

"LEARN HOW TO SEW" is written in step by step format beginning with showing how to use the sewing machine, teaching fundamental sewing skills and gives practice sewing projects so that you can actually be making useful items while learning to sew.  "LEARN HOW TO SEW" also contains a complete section on teaching hand sewing techniques from the basic "how to thread a needle" to teaching how to do a variety of hemming stitches, basting stitches, etc. "LEARN HOW TO SEW" contains 89 pages 8 1/2 x 11 in size, and is spiral bound so it will easily lay flat while you're studying the pages.

LTS-1 "Learn How To Sew" $19.95 + $3.00 P&H

 Or you can get your "Learn How to Sew" book immediately as an E-book and save on postage.  Simply click on the clink below to pay for and be linked directly to your "Learn How To Sew" E-Book - LTS-2 - $19.95.


by: Sarah J Doyle

"For the woman who sews and the one who would like to sew!" This book gives you all the information you need to make clothing. From how to choose your fabric to fitting, then on to neckline, collar and sleeve styles and finishes. Seams, zippers, hems, belts and buttons, pockets and darts - this book is packed with how-to information on helping you sew better. No home with a sewing machine should be without this book.

The beginner sewer to the advanced seamstresses will glean information that will help them sew better with added confidence. Sewing will be a source of pride and accomplishment as you complete each project.  

For additional information or to download immediately, click here: (More Information)

BCC-1 "Basic Clothing Construction" $19.95 + $3.00 P&H

by: Sarah J Doyle

Pattern companies use a "standard" set of measurements for each pattern they make. Since very few women's measurements match each of these "standard" measurements, it is usually necessary to "alter" the pattern before it can be used. The "guesswork" and "trial and error" on altering patterns can be extremely frustrating! It has caused many a seamstress to "give up" her sewing.

"Altering Patterns to Fit YOU!" gives complete step-by-step instructions and illustrations on how to take your measurements and then gives detailed instructions on adjustments that may be necessary.

From the simple "length" changes to more difficult adjustments "Altering Patterns To Fit YOU" covers the entire spectrum, including adjustments to slacks, blouses, dresses, darts, necklines, waistlines, sleeves, etc. Also included are pages of "problem/solution" scenerios, covering specific adjustment problems, such as square shoulders, sloping shoulders, high hip, sway back, large upper arms, large elbows, and more.

You'll never have to "wonder" if you made the right adjustments -- you'll KNOW they're right!

AP-1 "Altering Patterns To Fit YOU" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

"Renovating an Old Wardrobe" shows you how to make new clothes out of old ones. Don't spend money on new clothes and throw away all those old useable clothes that are hanging in your closet. The clothes that have just gone out of style are still perfectly good clothes!

This money-saving book includes instructions for decorating sweatshirts and denim jackets, making shirts and scarves from sweatpants, making baby clothes from t-shirts, how to use buttons creatively, how to give an old evening gown a new look, etc.

Sweatshirts can be made into button-up-the-front sweaters for a new look, cut the sleeves off a sweatshirt to make it into a vest, and on and on. Put life back into the clothes you've stuck into the back of your closet!

DDR-104 "Renovating An Old Wardrobe" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

The most fascinating, money saving book you could buy! What do you do with all those perfectly good outdated and "out of style" clothes in your closet? Separate the ones you want to "renovate" and use the others to make clothing for your child.

Now is your chance to save HUNDREDS of dollars by using those "no longer fashionable" clothes to make an entire wardrobe for your child. Instructions for garments of every type are included in this great book. You can make baby clothing to give as gifts, sell at bazaars, donate to charity, etc.

Those "out of style" clothes that would probably set at a Goodwill store unsold, can be made into items that children would be proud to wear!

MCW-109 "Make A Child's Wardrobe From Your Old Clothes" $9.95 + $3.00


By Sarah J Doyle

"Applique For Fun" teaches you how to do various kinds of appliques. Over 80 patterns to applique and projects you can start immediately are included in this book. You can applique on almost anything - from clothing to handbags, towels, table cloths, napkins, or even applique a picture for your wall!

Use your scrap fabric to make the appliques that can be attached. The applique patterns and techniques included in this book can be used as part of your "renovating" projects to re-make your out dated clothing, as well as to put on the children's clothing you'll be making from the instructions in "Make a Child's Wardrobe From Your Old Clothes".

AFF-1 "Applique For Fun" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Sarah J Doyle

From A to Z, "Sewing Machine Monogramming" gives you helpful hints on monogramming. This book includes various alphabet styles and sizes and various number styles and sizes. Ideal for monogramming anything from clothing to place mats. The ideas and instructions in this book can be incorporated into your "renovating" projects as well as the clothing you'll be making for the children.

MON-1 "Sewing Machine Monogramming" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Sarah J Doyle

"Sewing Machine Embroidery", a two volume set, contains page after page of ideas for sewing machine embroidery, or thread painting, as it's also known.

You will learn what stitches to use for various effects, how to set your machine for machine embroidery, how to do cutwork, plus much more. You will be given ideas for projects ranging from the beginner's level to more advanced projects for those who are already working with machine embroidery.

The ideas and instructions in "Sewing Machine Embroidery" will fit right into the "renovating" projects or making children's clothing, or to use on new garments.

"Thread painting" a wall hanging is a project that you will be proud of for years to come, and you'll know the thrill of compliments of everyone who sees your handiwork!

Choose one or both of these books for yourself or that friend or relative who sews.

SME-Vol I "Sewing Machine Embroidery" $12.95 + $3.00 P&H

SME-Vol II "Sewing Machine Embroidery" $12.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

"Sewing With Leather" teaches you all the techniques and gives you helpful hints for sewing with leather, suede and ultrasuede. For the beginner or the professional, this book also includes a list of useful terms and tips on caring for leather and comes with free project instructions in each book.

Before tackling any projects with leather, suede or ultrasuede, read through this helpful book. Avoid mistakes that could be made if you don't know the "tricks" of sewing with these fabrics.

You can also visit the website http://SewingWithLeather.com where you'll also find kits for various items including leather thimbles, book covers, etc.

DDL-103 "Sewing With Leather" $12.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Sarah J Doyle

"Quilts My Grandmother Made" is a treasury of fun quilts that will provide an endless supply of quilting projects.

Contains 30 different quilts ranging from the "best of the oldies" to some of the new favorites.
Super easy patterns for the beginner quilter as well as more detailed patterns for the seasoned quilter.
Includes patterns for children, adult styles, baby quilts and quilted lap pads.
Each quilt pattern includes full size pattern pieces for your convenience.

QU-101 "Quilts My Grandmother Made" $12.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

"Interior Design With Fabric" teaches you the art of decorating your home with fabrics. This book includes window coverings, beds and bedding, and upholstery techniques. This book is a must for anyone wishing to redecorate their home inexpensively.

Use your imagination along with this book and you'll have a home your friends will rave about!

DDI-102 "Interior Design With Fabric" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

Make your wedding more affordable and fun. This book is packed with ideas and instructions for veils, garters, ringbearer's pillows, pew bows, bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, alter arrangements, favors, and much more.

You can have the professional look you want at a price you can afford.

Visit the website http://WeddingProjects.com for complete resource information such as honeymoon ideas, hotel discounts, wedding decals for your car, name change kits, gifts, food ideas, and the resource list goes on and on.  

DDW-105 "50 Wedding Projects" $12.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

The perfect book for every family that has children or is expecting. Brighten your nursery as you lovingly prepare the room for your baby. Projects include crib quilts, bumpers, soft headboard, hanging crib toys, crib skirt, pillows, appliques, diaper bag, soft chair seat, and much more.

Decorate your own nursery, or make beautiful gifts for baby showers.

Visit the website http://NurseryRoomProjects.com for additional decorating ideas and safety issues. The site is full of information for the mother to be, as well as those with young children in the home. Go there today and register for free baby products.

NRP-108 "Nursery Room Projects" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Sarah J Doyle

Learn to sew faster, better and easier with this book! Many time savers are so simple, you'll wonder why you never thought of them before. This book contains the best of customer hints and tips accumulated over 25 years.

Don't let another day go by without this valuable time saving and money saving book. You'll have the corners turned down on nearly every page so you won't forget the tips and hints on those pages. Hint #71 will prevent stitching problems with your sewing project. Have a hard time "pulling" the needle through the fabric on hand sewing projects? Hint #276 will save much time and frustration on your hand sewing projects! Do trims and laces shrink and draw up when you wash the garment? Hint #300 will be a lifesaver for you! Can't find thread to match a print fabric? Hint #352 will solve your problem! Looking for ideas for projects? Hint #473 will help you.

KST-101 "500 Kwik & Easy Sewing Tips" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

By Denise Hall

Over 50 quick and easy recipes designed to give you more time to sew and less time in the kitchen. These gorgeous, delicious dishes will make your family think you slaved for hours over the stove. The book contains everything from appetizers to deserts.  Also makes a great gift for busy friends!

Visit the website http://BusyPersonsCookbook.com and see sample recipes and meals and lots of resources for the busy person!

CKB-117 "Busy Person's Guide to Elegant Dining" $9.95 + $3.00 P&H

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