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.
- First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide (2014)
- The Sewing Book by Alison Smith (2014-02-03) (1693)
- The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible: Get the Most Out of Your Machine—From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet (2011)
- Sewing to Sell – The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Craft Business: Bonus – 16 Starter Projects • How to Sell Locally & Online (2014)
- The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio) (2017)
- 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)
- Not Your Grandma’s Sewing Guide (2018)
- The Mary Frances sewing book; or, Adventures among the thimble people (2010)
- The Oysterville Sewing Circle: A Novel (2019)
- Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living (1994)
- Couture Sewing Techniques (2011)
Filled 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.
Paperback 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?
The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible: Get the Most Out of Your Machine—From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet (2011)
Whether 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.
Sewing to Sell – The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Craft Business: Bonus – 16 Starter Projects • How to Sell Locally & Online (2014)
You 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.
The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio) (2017)
As 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.
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)
If 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!
Learn 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.
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“Stitched together with love, this is a story just waiting for your favorite reading chair.
Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living (1994)
Paperback 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?
Couture Sewing Techniques (2011)
The 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.
Best Sewing Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More (Covid-19)
Author(s): Angie Herbertson
ID: 2939192, Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, Year: 2021, Size: 60 Mb, Format: epub
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
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.