Have you ever read a sewing pattern or book at wondered what the stitch it mentioned using was? I know I have. Super Stitches Sewing by Nicole Vasbinder will solve this problem. The books discusses 70 types of stitches- 50 machine stitches, and 20 hand stitches. It also tells you how to use each stitch, as well as what the stitch may also be known as, what stitches you can substitute for it, its common uses, as well as what type of foot you need for a machine stitch, what fabric, thread, and needle type you would use. There also a helpful section at the end that discusses types of hand needles, machine needles, thread, presser feet, and sewing machines. This book is an essential reference for anyone who enjoys sewing.