This stylish new handbook from Merchant & Mils contains all the answers to their most frequently asked questions in one handy volume. Providing an overview on the art of sewing, the book is packed with information on the tools and materials you will need plus homegrown tips on essential good practice. Topics given the full Merchant & Mills treatment include measuring, marking, form, seams, ease, closures, hems and interfacings. There is expert advice on using and understanding patterns, performing basic alterations and, of course, plenty of information about any sewer's best friend - the iron. Successful sewing is very achievable: just make sure you have this book on hand at all times!