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Book Review - Oliver + S Little Things to Sew star
Review of Little Things to Sew, a collection of 20 classic accessory and toy patterns for children.

Book Review - Softies star
If you have not already joined the Softie revolution, this book is the perfect introduction to Softie making.

Book Review - Super-Cute Pincushions star
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.

Burda World of Fashion star[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 star[offsite link]
The magazine for machine embroidery enthusiasts. You can sign up for a free magazine.

Fresh Felt Flowers Book Review star
Fresh Felt Flowers by Lynne Farris shows you how to make stunning lifelike flowers using felt.

Happy Stitch Book Review star
A review of Happy Stitch: 30 Felt and Fabric Projects for Everyday by Jodie Rackley.

Joel Dewberry's Sewn Spaces - Book Review star
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.

Me Make Monster! Book Review star
Do you love monsters? If so, this book of funky monster projects is for you! This new book by Jenny Harada has a mish-mash of monsters so ugly they’re cute.

Sew Beautiful star[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 star
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 star[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 Book Review star
Schoolteacher turned pattern designer Kay Whitt has released her first book of designs, Sew Serendipity. If you want to learn how to make unique, stylish garments that fit well, this is a book you won't want to miss.

Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook - Review star
A review of Kay Whitt's new book, Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook.

Sew with Sara - Book Review star
Teen entrepreneur, Sara Trail, shares her sewing and business savvy in this new book from C&T Publishing.

Stitch Savvy - Book Review star
A review of Stitch Savvy, a new sewing book by Deborah Moebes.

The Bag Making Bible Book Review star
The Bag Making Bible is written by bag maker extraordinaire Lisa Lam. Is this a book to purchase or borrow from the library? Read and find out!

The Colette Sewing Handbook - Book Review star
Sarai Mitnick, the creative mind behind Colette patterns, has released a lovely book that introduces novice sewers to classic principles of garment construction,

Threads star[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 star
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 star[offsite link]
Magazine brought to you by Vogue.

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