Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing Author:Reader's Digest Association Clear, simple instructions by sewing experts, and thousands of illustrations and diagrams show each stage of the sewing process. This guide is the standard stitch-and-seam reference book for both beginner and seasoned sewers.
I used this book for years to sew clothing for myself and my kids, home stuff, crafts and lots of things. It basically taught me to sew. I just don't do much sewing anymore. It has lots of basic info plus some more advanced techniques.