Many people have a sewing machine tucked away in a corner, but little understanding of how to use it. With accessible and clear instructions, this book takes you on a journey, teaching and building upon basic skills to build up a repertoire of techniques and ideas, until you are a confident and creative sewer, able to design and adapt your own ideas and develop an individual sewing style. This new guide to understanding your sewing machine includes winding the bobbin; threading the machine up correctly and adjusting the settings. It also covers skills for making simple projects such as measuring, cutting, pinning, tacking and understanding fabrics. Common techniques for everyday use are given such as inserting a zip, taking up a hem and creating simple decorative applique designs. Guide to understanding your sewing machine includes winding the bobbin, threading the machine up correctly and adjusting the settings. Skills for making simple projects such as measuring, cutting, pinning, tacking and understanding fabrics. A practical little guide to learning how to use a sewing machine and create fabulous unique projects. Of great interest to the anyone interested in sewing, fashion, costume making, furnishings and interior design. Gorgeous projects are given with step-by-step instruction to provide inspiration for fashion, home and upcycling ideas. There are over 170 beautiful illustrations that encourage you to take up creative sewing for home, fashion and accessories.