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Introduction. Part I: Hardware and “Softwear” for Sewing. Chapter 1: Assembling Your Sewing Kit. Chapter 2: Selecting Fabric, Findings, and Interfacing. Chapter 3: Closing In on Threads and Other Closers. Chapter 4: Working with Patterns. Part II: Sewers! Start Your Engines! Chapter 5: Sewing 101. Chapter 6: Sewing Sensational Seams. Chapter 7: Hems and A-Ha’s. Part III: Fashion Fundamentals. Chapter 8: Shaping Things Up. Chapter 9: Zippers and Company. Chapter 10: Sleeves: The Long and the Short of It. Chapter 11: A Pocket Full of Ideas. Chapter 12: Making the Little Black Dress. Part IV: Sewing for the Home. Chapter 13: Home Decor Sewing: The Cure for Decoraphobia. Chapter 14: Quick-Change Table Toppers. Chapter 15: Praiseworthy Pillows. Chapter 16: Wowing Up Your Windows. Chapter 17: Making Ho-hum Linens Luxurious. Chapter 18: Give Your Furnishings a Face-lift with Slipcovers. Part V: Alterations and Quick Fixes. Chapter 19: Too Short, Long, Tight, or Loose? 12 Ways to Fix It Quick. Chapter 20: Making Repairs on the Run. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Mixing Prints. Chapter 22: Ten Mistakes Beginners Often Make. Chapter 23: Ten Sewing Fundamentals to Remember. Appendix: Sewing Resources. Index.