Sewing For Dummies: Third Edition. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to create and repair clothing and furnishing for minimal cost. Turn to this hands-on guide for the best techniques and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing. Learn how to work with patterns, fix sewing mistakes, machine and hand stitch and make lots of fun and fashionable projects. Author: Jan Saunders Maresh.