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Knowledge To Go: Download Our Sewing Basics Resource Guide

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Our official Sew4Home full-color, 28-page Sewing Basics Resource Guide is an absolute must for the beginning sewing enthusiast. But it's also a great little refresher course for us all. You can always learn something new – right?! Check out the lists of what to look for in sewing machine needles, cutting tools, thread and more. Find step-by-step instructions for several technique basics, like simple hems and buttons. Proving anyone can (and should) make their own home décor is our motto and our goal here at Sew4Home. If we've helped you catch the sewing bug - or inspired you with our projects and articles, then it's your turn to pass it on. I bet you can think of two or three friends and/or relations who would benefit from knowing how to sew. We encourage you to make it your goal to teach at least one new person to sew this fall. Our handy Sewing Basics booklet would make an amazing gift to bundle with a new machine for someone who's been dying to learn. 

Download The Sew4Home Sewing Basics Resource Guide

We created our Resource Guide as an Acrobat file. Click the image below to download.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program.

NOTE: This beautiful book is a 18 MB download; please be patient.

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Comments (28)

lusungu mazingaliwa said:
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Im a malawian lady. Im interested in taloiring. So i wanted to find out how can i get your book?

Please im deseparate

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ lusungu mazingaliwa - as it mentions above, simply click on the image of the booklet to start the download. And, please be patient as you wait for the download as it is a large file. 

Maria garcía said:
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Despues q lo baje ahora no se como buscarlo para verlo 

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Maria garcía - I'm sorry but we don't understand your question. Were you able to download but not open? Or is it something else? We have tested the file on our end and everything is delivering correctly from the server. Do you have the latest version of Acrobat? Make sure you are checking the correct folder into which your downloads are saved.

unable to sign in said:
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I cannot find the download link for english... lots of other languages tho :)  I am teaching my granddaughters to sew and am collecting all the how to I can find ;) Love this site by the way.!!!  Thank you!!!

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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I think you are clicking on the wrong thing. The "Select Language" bar at the very bottom of the page is on all our articles as an option for a Google Translation of the entire page. As we mention above, click on the image of the guide's cover. That will open a window to download the pdf. Also as mentioned, you do need Adobe Acrobat to successfully open the download. And finally, again as it mentions, be patient as it is quite a large file and will take awhile to download. 

masoume said:
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I cannot download this book . would you please help me or email it for me. Thanks

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ masoume - we have tested the file again and all is performing correctly on our end. As we mentioned above, it is a large file. Depending on your connection, it may take several minutes to load. With all the variables in computer systems, browsers and software, it is impossible to troubleshoot problems on your end; we can only make sure the file is delivering from our server. Due to copyright issues we've encountered, we do not email our PDF files. 

Anonymous said:
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Por favor mi lengua es el castellano, hay alguna manera de descargar el libro en mi idioma: español. Por favor. Bendiciones y felicitaciones.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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I'm sorry, we do not offer this booklet in any additional languages at this time.

Conny said:
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Thanks so much much. I will pass this onto my daughter (30+) who has now finally started to sew. YAY!!! and her hubby is interested too, great team work!!!

Mary H said:
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Thanks so much for making this resource available to us at no cost!!  You are fabulous!!

Donna D said:
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Thank you  so much for this. All tips and tricks are handy for a beginner like me. 

Sandra Kustermann said:
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I am not able to download this.  The first and part of the second page are all that comes through.

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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Sandra Kustermann - As we mentioned above, this is a very large file - 18 MB. The full file is there, however, there is a chance your machine may have trouble with the download size. Unfortunately, we can't troubleshoot that side of things.

Judy Seitz said:
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Printed this and it is a language other than English The first and last 2 pages are English. Can you help me. English is not listed as a source.


Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Judy Seitz - I'm so sorry - but that is an issue on your end that we cannot trouble shoot. Our entire document is for sure all in English. 

Petra Schultz said:
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I have read it in no time and saved it for a later detailed reading. Many thanks.

Greetings from Germany

Patty Virginia said:
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Great resource for all sewers - new and seasoned.  Thanks a bunch.

Barbara Lawson said:
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What a wonderful resource.  I plan to use this as my sewing bible.  Thank you for offering it.

Sewandsewon said:
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I just read this e-book.  Fabulous and well written.  Thank you.  I am planning on giving one to each of my Grand-daughters.  They don't know how to sew, yet.  Thank you.  Well done.

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