Sewing may be the most rewarding and practical craft of all. With basic skills, even a beginner can make beautiful and useful items, as this clearly illustrated tutorial demonstrates. Assuming no prior knowledge or experience, it covers all the elements of machine and hand sewing, from how to sew a button to basic embroidery techniques. Charming projects put the reader's growing skills to work right from the start, from the simple Drawstring Bag and Fringed Throw to the more challenging Pompom Slippers and stuffed Toy Dog to fanciful designs such as the all-fabric Flower Necklace and Brooch. With each project, new techniques are introduced, from how to make button loops, patch pockets, and French knots, to the fundamentals of quilting.