Category Archives: Sewing Books

Cross-Back Apron in denim – Sewing Happiness

I have indulged in yet another Japanese project! This time its a Cross-Back Apron from Sewing Happiness book by Sanae Ishida. This lovely and simple book is half memoir and half craft, it tells Sanae’s story of using sewing as therapy after a … Continue reading

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Floral Eco Shopper – The Liberty Book of Home Sewing

I have received The Liberty Book of Home Sewing from my in-laws as a gift and was delighted (as I am with all sewing related gifts)!  I have made several of these Eco Shopper bags as gifts for family and friends, but the … Continue reading

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Owyn Pants – Lotta Jansdotter: Everyday Style Book

Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style is so delightful and full of inspiration! I like the fact that Lotta and her friends model the clothes and accessories and you can read about them too which adds a nice touch. There are 5 garment sewing patterns with different … Continue reading

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Bolero Cardigan/Shrug – Simply Sewn Book

This bolero cardigan/shrug was made from the Japanese sewing book of Simply Sewn: clothes for every season book by Michiyo Ito (the Designer of May Me). I saw Anna’s shrug and knew that I had to make one in a lightweight soft wool. The … Continue reading

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Breezy Easy Wrap Skirt – Diana Rupp (S.E.W)

A wrap skirt is a wardrobe essential and here is my second one –  see my Burda Style Wrapover Tartan Skirt for my first. This is a retro style wrap skirt in a cotton polka dot print fabric with a bow … Continue reading

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Shift Dress – Skirts & Dresses Book by Christine Haynes

I bought the book Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes for the Shift Dress sewing pattern. I saw this dress on Christine’s blog and loved the simple and classic design of the slightly A-line dress, round neckline, blouson sleeves with gathered cuffs and curved … Continue reading

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Fashion with Fabric Book by Claire-Louise Hardie

As I really enjoyed the most recent series of The Great British Sewing Bee, I had to buy the book Fashion With Fabric by Claire-Louise Hardie (The Thrifty Stitcher), a sewing Producer of TGBSB – you can see more of the projects in her blog. This amazing book includes … Continue reading

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The Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman

I received The Magic Pattern Book (by Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction) as a Christmas gift from my lovely friend, Susan (she knew that I wanted it). I am always very happy to receive sewing related gifts – family and … Continue reading

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