Learn how to use your sewing machine, choose fabrics, and use sewing patterns with one of these great sewing books for beginners!
I enjoy learning from a video, but whenever I have the sound on to learn something my kids gather around me immediately and make it so much harder to learn. They always want to see what I’m watching if they realize I’m watching something.
There’s something special about having a physical book to refer to when you are learning something new. You get to have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips that you can always refer to, and you don’t have to turn the sound on to learn it.
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I have this book and I love learning about fabrics I have and haven't worked with.
This is the essential guide for sewists and fabric enthusiasts of all levels. This thorough resource explains the unique characteristics, strengths, and limitations of more than 100 fabrics in easy-to-understand terms, so any sewist can enter a fabric shop with confidence.
This book seems to combine a lot of things that the other books offer like learning to sew, using patterns, projects to make, and tools and fabrics to use.
Over 300 techniques that show you how to sew absolutely everything--from clothes to home decor--plus 10 stylish new projects and updated information on more than 100 tools and 50 fabrics, with a glossary of sewing terminology.
It's important to learn how to hand sew even if you have a sewing machine. There are some parts of sewing that can only be done by hand!
Did you ever think you could have fun reading a book about learning how to sew? Diana Hansen's Sewing for Beginners is a book of step-by-step explanations and pictures teaching you how to repair and care for your clothes without a sewing machine.
This book teaches the basics of using a sewing machine and the basics of hand sewing. They are both important and have their place in a sewing practice.
Sewing Basics is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more.
Learn how to fix a hole in jeans. It’s common for jeans to get holes in the knees, so this is a strong way to close the hole and it’s almost invisible. I used to work at a tailor shop and we mended holes in jeans all the time. It was a really common fix….
Learn how to applique on stretch fabric. This sewing technique works great for knit fabric. It’s easy as long as you have the right supplies! I am so excited to show you my latest swimsuit. This is something based on an idea I have had for over a decade, and I finally created it. I…
Learn how to sew a button on pants after it’s fallen off or when you are sewing a pair of pants. This is an easy, quick, and strong way to sew on a button. There might be lots of tutorials on the internet for sewing on buttons, but I thought I’d share how I do…
Get ready for the Fall and Winter with all of these warm and cozy sewing projects. Keep the cold at bay with all this inspiration for your next project. I live in an area where I get 4 distinct seasons, and I just love the changing of the seasons. It’s fun to plan out the…
Learn tips to help you sew a swimming suit. You can sew a swimming suit you love once you know the way to sew stretch fabric. Summer is coming! Are you ready to sew a swimming suit? I remember taking a swimming suit sewing class in college, and I was completely amazed at how easy…
Learn how to make a DIY swaddle blanket out of cotton gauze fabric. It’s the perfect lightweight blanket that makes a great baby gift! I love using lightweight swaddles for my tiny babies in the summer heat. I would use it to swaddle them, and I loved using it to cover myself when I was…