Hand sewing magic : essential know-how for hand stitching : with pro tips, tricks, and troubleshooting ; master tension and other techniques ; 10 easy, creative projects

Call Number

  • 646.2042 K919 (CEN)

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Publication Information

Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, [2019]

Physical Description

144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


Hand Sewing Magic is a modern, all-in-one guide for hand stitchers of all levels of skill and experience, and for all applications. In this unique guide book you will: *Get an in-depth overview of essential tools and materials, including thread, needles, fabric, and other key supplies. *Explore a comprehensive visual dictionary of 35 stitches plus dozens of variations, from basic mending to stylish decorative embellishment to unique art stitching. *Discover key techniques, from starting and ending threads to the right way to use an embroidery hoop, from stitching curved shapes to color shading, and more. *Learn essential tips and tricks from influential and innovative stitchers, including Joanne Sharpe, Allison Aller, and Catherine Redford. *10 simple and stunning projects show unique ways to use stitches and techniques. With Hand Sewing Magic, you’ll make the most of your hand stitching and give all your projects a beautiful handmade look.


Includes index.


  • The hand stitcher's toolkit
  • Utilitarian stitches
  • Outline and filler stitches
  • Decorative stitches
  • Dimensional stitches
  • Templates and stitch guides.

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