For more than 50 years, Haynes Publishing has helped mechanics thread wheel nuts and clean needle valves.
Now, the world’s leading publisher of illustrated car owners’ workshop manuals has created its first Sewing Manual.
Haynes Sewing Manual starts with basic kit and techniques before debunking sewing machine jargon and offering a series of illustrated step-by-step projects to develop skills and confidence.
Author Laura Strutt is the former editor of two key sewing and craft magazines and said: ‘So many people would like to save money mending and customising the clothes they already love. Others want to tailor their wardrobes to suit their tastes and body shapes. Then there are the people who would like to decorate their homes in their own way; making their own curtains, bedding and cushions. These are skills which can be easily learnt and enjoyed with the Sewing Manual.’
Jeremy Yates-Round of Haynes Publishing said: ‘When we create a car owners’ workshop manual, our experts very thoroughly work through every step of the processes described and illustrated in the books. We have applied this same rigorous approach to the Sewing Manual so that users can be confident one step will lead to another and give them they outcomes they wish for. We are hopeful this manual will make sewing more accessible for a whole generation of people, both men and women.’
Laura Strutt worked on the launch of Sew magazine, a monthly contemporary stitching title, in 2009 and continued there as editor until 2012. She is also the former editor of Craft Business magazine, the leading trade publication. Laura is now a freelance writer and lives in Essex.
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Haynes Manuals is the world's leading publisher of illustrated workshop car and motorcycle manuals, as well as producing manuals on a wide range of DIY, leisure and lifestyle subjects. These will continue to include motoring and motorsport related subjects.