Learn the how, where, when, and ‘What the heck? ' of sewing basic garments. This is not sewing like grandma used to do. Grab a bottle of wine and get ready to cut corners and (softly) curse your way through this beginner’s guide to stitchery. You’ll find the basics of using a sewing machine, insight into patterns and pattern-making, and all of the easiest odds and ends to include in your own garment creations. This guide provides concise, step-by-step instructions to help you conquer your creativity without the Xanax and crying in the corner. Time-saving tips and where to cut corners make this a great guide for people with a wide range of fracks to give.A few topics covered include: - Tools to get your bum in gear - Basic stitches, seams, and hems - Tips on purchasing fabric - The lazy man’s road to zippers, buttons, pleats, pockets, and darts - Patterns and instructions for all basic garments (tops, shorts, dresses, etc)Pop the cork and let’s go.