A beginner's guide to all the essential know-how that'll have you stitching confidently in no time at all. This comprehensive guide covers everything from how to get the most out of your machine with our expert tips from sewing guru Wendy Gardiner, to essential stitches and techniques that form the basis of successful sewing. And, of course, we've got an eclectic mix of projects galore! There are some super-simple makes to get going with, such as Corinne Bradd's cabinet curtain, before working your way up to something a little more complicated like the lovely Liberty print girl's dress. We've also included gorgeous homewares, on-trend accessories and plenty of makes to spoil the kids. We've covered all the stitchy bases, so as well as creating straightforward sewn projects, you can also try your hand at embroidery and appliqué; there's even a fabulous log cabin patchwork block that you can build into an heirloom quilt.