This is an awesome book and a must have for any seamstress. In the book Mary gives a lot of helpful hints and instructions for the basic sewing skills. Lots of ideas and resources for fabric and other must haves for the craft addict. Whether you are new to the world of sewing or have been sewing for 30+ years... this book will inspire you to expand your horizons in the world of fabric and embellishments as you venture into the world of boutique sewing. Mary's blog...Thanks Mary! I love your book!