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Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Sewing books.

1. First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide (2014)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionFilled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy for all the will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. These will introduce essential sewing skills like , , , and : With First Time Sewing, you will soon be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence….
Author(s): Editors Of Creative Publishing International,

2. The Sewing Book by Alison Smith (2014-02-03) (1693)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionPaperback Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (1693) ASIN: B01JXQQ9Y2 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 320 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Alison Smith

3. The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible: Get the Most Out of Your Machine—From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet (2011)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhether you are a beginner or have been sewing for years, this book is packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your sewing machine, simply by changing the feet. • Everything you need to know about feet attachments, from basic feet such as the zigzag foot to specialty fabric and technique feet that will help you invent new design ideas for your sewing projects. • Work effortlessly with a full range of fabrics, learn great time-saving tricks, and experiment with a range of decorative effects by following the authors’ creative “ideas files.” • Includes a guide to needle, thread, and fabric…
Author(s): Wendy Gardiner, Lorna Knight

4. Sewing to Sell – The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Craft Business: Bonus – 16 Starter Projects • How to Sell Locally & Online (2014)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionYou love to sew. Don’t you wish you could make a living from your sewing? You can, with the help of this practical guide for turning your passion for sewing into a successful home business. Everything you need to know is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping your studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing yourself, designing your own patterns, and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that’s not all! You also get 16 projects (all customer-tested) to start sewing and selling right now….
Author(s): Virginia Lindsay

5. The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio) (2017)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionAs makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play.   In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight…
Author(s): Natalie Chanin, Sun Young Park

6. Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers (2013)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf you’ve never threaded a needle or touched a sewing machine before, learning to sew may seem daunting… but it doesn’t have to be! With Choly Knight’s friendly and easy-to-follow directions, you’ll soon be sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch.Sew Me! Sewing Basics is the perfect book for anyone who wants get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course on sewing. Choly starts at the very beginning, showing you how to choose your first sewing machine and introducing the most basic techniques and shortcuts.From cutting patterns…
Author(s): Choly Knight

7. Not Your Grandma’s Sewing Guide (2018)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionLearn the how, where, when, and ‘What the f**k?!’ of sewing basic garments. This is not sewing like grandma used to do. Grab a bottle of wine and get ready to cut corners and curse your way through this beginner’s guide to stitchery. You’ll find the basics of using a sewing machine, insight into patterns and pattern-making, and all of the easiest odds and ends to include in your own garment creations. This guide provides concise, step-by-step instructions to help you conquer your creativity without the Xanax and crying in the corner. Time-saving tips and where to cut…
Author(s): Kaitlyn Dornbier

8. The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people (2010)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book….
Author(s): Jane Eayre 1876- Fryer

9. The Oysterville Sewing Circle: A Novel (2019)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate Collection“Stitched together with love, this is a story just waiting for your favorite reading chair. With her signature style and skill, Susan Wiggs delivers an intricate patchwork of old wounds and new beginnings, romance and the healing power of friendship, wrapped in a lovely little community that’s hiding a few secrets of its own.”   — Lisa Wingate, New York Times Bestselling author of Before We Were YoursThe #1 New York Times bestselling author brings us her most ambitious and provocative work yet—a searing and timely novel that explores the most volatile issue…
Author(s): Susan Wiggs

10. Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living (1994)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionPaperback Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; 6929th edition (1994) ASIN: B00854BJVC Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,646,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7288 in Sewing (Books) #5617 in Fashion Craft Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): aa

11. Couture Sewing Techniques (2011)

 Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout ― with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics. No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit. Readers learn all the basics ― and more…
Author(s): Claire B. Shaeffer

Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some sewing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Eco-Chic Bags: Simple Sewing Projects to Make Tote Bags, Purses, Gift Bags, and More

Author(s): Alicia Steele
ID: 2565722, Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2020, Size: 89 Mb, Format: epub

Sewing Machine Reference Tool

Author(s): Bernie Tobisch
ID: 2566388, Publisher: C&T Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 29 Mb, Format: epub

Understanding and Using A Sewing Machine

Author(s): Nicola Corrigan
ID: 2295560, Publisher: Crowood Press, Year: 2019, Size: 33 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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