Thursday, January 3, 2013

Resource Library: Helpful Books!

We hope you got everything you asked for this year!
Possibly a new sewing machine, gift cards to Fabric Mart, a cutting table, etc.

(I bought myself a Bernina machine!
Merry Christmas to me!)

We have a big month planned for January!
It's a new year and we're going to teach you some new things to get you going.

First up, a collection of books you should add to your resource library.
I chose books for all skill levels, from beginner to pro!
(Plus added a few just for fun too!)


For the Beginner:

Just started sewing but want to sew something fun? This book is filled with projects that only involve simple straight seams. Make skirts, bags, and even a duvet cover! This would even be a great book to use with a little one who is just learning!




For the Crafty Sewer:


Make tops, bags, and gifts with only a yard of fabric (like those you can find in our mystery bundles!)
Imagine all the great things you could make while using up your scraps you have been saving for a rainy day!





For the Creative Designer:




If you are sick of using store bought patterns that leave you with nothing but a "home sewn" outfit and ready to take the design into your own hands, this is the book for you.
This book guides you through basic steps on pattern making to get you started on making your own creations.




For the Skillful Sewer:


Informative book on how to fit your patterns without a lot of reconstructive surgery. The book begins by teaching you how to determine your body shape and take appropriate measurements and then guides you through tailoring based on your body.




For the Advanced Sewer:


Learn how to gather, shir, ruffle, tuck, pleat, and quilt to transform a simple piece of material into a gorgeous couture fabric to creat luxurious high end designers looks for yourself!


Sewing for Men:


Having trouble finding shirts to fit but are not please with commercial patterns?
This book will guide you through how to make a fine looking shirt with easier instructions for collars and cuffs.


Unsure how to make a good looking pair of pants?
This book goes through all the skills you will need and helps you construct and fix pant problems.




For the Serger:

The Ultimate Serger Answer Guide
Maybe you had a serger for a while or just got one for Christmas, this book is great for anyone who might need a little help from time to time. This book will answers your questions with pictures and examples of stitches, threading, etc.




Just for Fun!


Little Stitches
This book has the cutest embroidery designs! It comes with 100+ designs on reusable transfer paper so you can iron on the print and make as many little beauties as you would like!


I'm going to need to get a few of these for myself!
Enjoy the new year! - Kaitlin



Do you have any books to recommend?

Write the title and author in the comment section!





4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great selection of books, don't forget to add Sarah Veblen's The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting. It is inspiring for all shapes and sizes! Highly recommended.

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation, Nancy! I'll have to check it out! - Katie

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  3. Great selection of books - many to add to my sewing collection! Off to have a peek around your blog...J

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  4. I hope you liked the blog! Thanks for visiting us! -Katie

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