I’m so excited! I added a new book to my sewing library today!
I grabbed my copy at our local Hancocks’ but you can click the picture above to find one on Amazon. Here’s my review:
Some Chapter Headings:
- Sewing for Today
- A Buyer’s Guide
- Universal Basics
- Patternless Projects
- The way the book lays flat beside you when you are working!
- The pattern chapter–it has lots of great detail about reading pattern envelopes and the markings on your tissue patterns.
- Tons of great fitting info with diagrams showing you how to tweak your pattern’s fit.
- LOTS of serger information in several of the chapters.
- Haven’t found any yet!
Every seamstress needs at least one good resource. This book is appears to be an excellent, concise and complete resource.
Would I buy it for myself? I did! I first grabbed it simply because it lays open flat. Silly, right? Well, after working with books that close up on me while my hands are on the fabric, I was excited to find a complete resource that would be easy to use.
Would I buy it for a beginner sewer? Absolutely. This books is written with a conversational tone and has many questions written and answered that a beginner might ask. I personally think any beginner would benefit from reading the chapters on fabric and patterns before entering the fabric store!
****note: I’m in the Amazon Affiliate Program. I will be monetarily compensated if you purchase through the links above. That said, I do truly like this book and my recommendation have nothing to do with this affiliate program.