With a tag line on ‘everything you need to succeed’, it sets the tone for what this book is about. It’s intended to absolute beginners with no previous basic knowledge. Not even how to sew a button!
The idea of this series is to teach a few key techniques and use simple projects to practice hence building basic sewing skills. Like other DK prints, there is a section of essential equipment, understanding fabrics, choosing patterns, buying and using fabric. If you have some knowledge and some garments under your belt you will still find useful information, but I feel other books my be better suitable for your skills.
As you can see the book format is hard cover. I personally wished was spiral bound. So much easier to use, specially when you are trying the skill for the first time.
The contents of projects aren't original and very basic but they still managed to engage me. The language is simple and the photographs are good. So far, I think this book perfect for a child that just started sewing or someone that prefer instructions to be mainly visual (a.k.a in a handy step by step). Specially on the more challenging techniques as interfacing on different types of fabrics or attaching a zipper.
I personally learned how to attach velcro and took a photocopy of the 'interface types' page to keep with my stitch library folder. Just show there are so many things to learn whatever your skill level is at the moment.