Study how to create pin tucks, cut curved seams, use elastic, and create collars, as well as all about the basic concepts used in sewing. Elements of the machine itself (tension, special feet, etc.) are covered, as well as equipment (marking, pressing, hand-sewing tools), patterns, measurements, interfacing, notions, plaids, sewing techniques, and seams. Full-color pictures are used with accompanying instructions for maximum clarity. 144 indexed pages, softcover.