Books and Mags
Links to reading materials to further your enjoyment of sewing.
Book Review - Fun-to-Wear Fabric Flowers
Hand-sewn fabric flowers are easy to make and produce stunning results. Fun-to-Wear Fabric Flowers is a colorful guide to apply individual creativity on how to make your own with a minimum of time, hand sewing, and fabric odds and ends.
Book Review - Sew Easy Bags
Functional, fun, utilitarian, useful, practical, stylish - these terms come to mind when considering a handbag choice. Easy enough though to sew your own using some basic principles.
Book Review - Softies
If you have not already joined the Softie revolution, this book is the perfect introduction to Softie making.
Book Review - Super-Cute Pincushions
A book review of Super-Cute Pincushions: 35 adorable pincushions all stitchers will love. Author Kate Haxell. Published in 2012 by CICO Books. There are adorable pincushion pets, delightful retro-inspired ones as well as quirky but cute and more - all creative and decorative yet easy to make.
Book Review - Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated
Resource sewing book for the novice to advanced sewing enthusiast. Everything for today’s sewer - how to make professional-looking garments that will elevate your creative sewing skills. A benchmark for home sewers’ aspirations.
Burda World of Fashion [offsite link]
A beautiful publication put out by the German company Burda. Patterns are included in the magazine for tracing to your size.
Designs in Machine Embroidery [offsite link]
The magazine for machine embroidery enthusiasts. You can sign up for a free magazine.
Fresh Felt Flowers Book Review
Fresh Felt Flowers by Lynne Farris shows you how to make stunning lifelike flowers using felt.
Happy Stitch Book Review
A review of Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday by Jodie Rackley.
Joel Dewberry's Sewn Spaces - Book Review
A review of Joel Dewberry's Sewn Spaces. Does it live up to its tag line: fresh and modern fabric projects for your life and home? Read and find out.
Sew Beautiful [offsite link]
One of the few magazines devoted exclusively to heirloom/vintage sewing and smocking. Beautiful photos and projects. Free patterns in every issue. Creative women´s apparel, children´s clothes, baby accessories, christening gowns, quilts and more.
Sew Knits with Confidence - Book Review
A review of Sew Knits with Confidence by well known author Nancy Zieman. If you have been struggling with sewing knits, this is book for you!
Sew News [offsite link]
The sewing magazine that has something for everyone. Packed with projects, fashion/fabric trends, pattern and book reviews, expert advice, resources, sewing machine updates, timesaving tips and techniques, and much more.
Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook - Review
A review of Kay Whitt's new book, Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook.
Sew with Sara - Book Review
Teen entrepreneur, Sara Trail, shares her sewing and business savvy in this new book from C&T Publishing.
Stitch Savvy - Book Review
A review of Stitch Savvy, a new sewing book by Deborah Moebes.
The Colette Sewing Handbook - Book Review
Sarai Mitnick, the creative mind behind Colette patterns, has released a lovely book that introduces novice sewers to classic principles of garment construction,
Threads [offsite link]
A must-have for anyone who loves to sew. In-depth information and creative ideas from the finest authors in the field. Gorgeous photos and detailed instructions for a variety of sewing projects. Focus is mainly on apparel.
Vintage Sewing Advertisements
I have a large collection of Workbasket magazines going back to 1946 and enjoy looking through them and glimpsing life in a different generation. I have scanned some advertisements from issues between 1948 - 1950 to give you an idea of what sewing related products were available at the time.
Vogue Patterns Magazine [offsite link]
Magazine brought to you by Vogue.
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