Hiya guys. Long time no see, right? I’ve been properly relaxing over the holidays and spending some time on some very exciting projects which I’m looking forward to sharing with you very soon.
I thought I’d kick off the new year with my top 5 hit list of sewing books. I reckon that many people have been gifted sewing machines. Or if your in the UK you’re trapped inside by the driving rain and looking for something to do.
Anyway, it’s a perfect time of the year to learn or improve on new skills. These are just a few of my favourites (I couldn’t literally fill a whole library with sewing books given the chance/money)
1. Me and My Sewing Machine
A beginner book, but actually full of really good tips for more experienced sewers too. There’s a few projects in here, but really it’s all about simple techniques done correctly. A great book to have as a reference I reckon.
2. The Colette Sewing Handbook
On my wish list, this book takes you through the dress making basics and talks you gently through the process of fitting clothing. Comes with a few patterns too. Lovely photos and good for beginners, but the patterns appeal to experienced sewers too.
3. Sew Over It
Such a sweet book. Lisa Comfort (from the sewing shop Sew Over It) takes you through basic techniques but this book is all about the projects. There’s a tulle skirt project in here that is incredible. I may be a little biased since I’ve been teaching at Sew Over It’s pop up shop, but this definitely a great book with some inspiring projects.
4. Vogue Sewing
I’ve had my mama’s vintage Vogue Sewing book since I started sewing and it’s such a great resource. Definitely more for experienced sewers, but it literally takes you through every term, technique and stitch that you would ever need to know. A great reference book.
5. Design-It-Yourself Clothes
Another one on my wish list. This has been highly recommended to me by some blogging sewing buddies. This takes you through how to draft your own patterns for different tops, bottoms and dresses. Great scope for personalisation. Probably one for more experienced sewers.
Have you got any favourite sewing books? If so share the love and see you in the comments section.