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:
Simplicity Simply the Best Sewing Book: The Essential Reference for All Home Sewers (Simplicity Pattern Company) by Simplicity [...]
For my latest sewing students:
Even with all the great YouTube videos and photo tutorials on the web, I still think you need a great sewing book handy. I have a few favorites.
I reviewed The New Complete Guide to Sewing here in 2008. I still LOVE this book and recommend it to all my [...]
Of Course You Can Sew! Basics of Sewing for the Young Beginner by Barbara Corrigan Published in 1971 ISBN: 978-0385076975
Some Chapter Headings:EquipmentFabricsAccessories from a Straight Piece of MaterialA Shift or Robe from Turkish TowelsHow to Use Patterns
The prose. For example, take this paragraph from the Introduction, “Haven’t you envied your [...]
I stumbled across this great book at the library:
Sew Far, Sew Good! An Advanced Guide to Creative Styling by Peggy Hoffmann
It’s a book for the beginner who’s ready to take the next step. Published in 1966, it’s language is quaint and the styles are a bit dated.
I highly recommend it for [...]
Applique Martha’s Favorites by Martha Pullen Published in 1991 ISBN: 978-9992865163
Some Chapter Headings:Types of AppliqueStitch ManeuversApplique DesignsFancy Closures-Not Just Buttons
I liked: The clothing patterns included with this book: a girls’ jumper, a boys’ suit, and an apron. A great supply list that explains why you need all those things, like stabilizer and interfacings. [...]
Simply Irresistible Bags: 45 Designs for Going Out, Looking Chic, and Shopping Green by Marie Claire Idees Published in 2008 ISBN: 978-1-57076-403-5
Some Chapter Headings: Simply Stylish Urban Chic For Children Storage
I liked: The Whimsically Retro Bag (page 18), the Artist’s Satchel (page 42), and Off to the Orchard (page 80). That so many [...]