Here are some great books I recommend for reading. Below is a fun selection of books that are perfect for beginners, the experience, kids and teens. This selection consists of everything from making your own patterns, sewing guides, home decor projects to garment construction. Hey, I am the type of person that loves creating great things to wear that are original and most of all save money doing it! These are books I love, today I am sharing these books with you.
by Elissa Meyrich
This books gives the perks on revamping a piece you already own to creating an original that looks, fits, and feels great on you!
Rip It! shows how much fun it can be to take a tired wardrobe and transform it into an original new look without sending any money.
Sewing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing by Creative Publishing International
Sewing 101 is a modern-day primer on the basic skills and techniques of sewing. This book is geared toward the absolute novice and assumes you know little or nothing about the craft. Filled with lots of step-by-step photos, useful sewing tip sidebars, and a painstakingly detailed glossary, Sewing 101 teaches you how to sew successfully. You will learn terminology used regularly in sewing, as well as all the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art. From threading the machine to sewing a straight stitch, to more complicated procedures such as installing zippers and following patterns, everything is covered.
Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew by Amy Karol
This awesome book has thirty fun playful projects that include aprons, purses and pillows. Best of all Amy explains what project is easy, what project is more advanced and when not worry about the little things that bothers stitchers. Amy also walks you through easy patterns for the fashion loving crafter. If you like cute and unique this book is the perfect book for you.
Home Decor Sewing 101 : A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing for the Home by Creative Publishing international Incorporated, Creative Publishing International
Haven’t sewn since eighth-grade home economics? With Home Décor Sewing 101, even you can create impressive window treatments, luxurious bed linens, decorator pillows, and other décor furnishings-and in just a few hours. Home Décor Sewing 101 makes it easy with a complete basics section, lots of tips, and 20 step-by-step projects illustrated with more than 300 close-up color photographs.
Many homeowners want to learn basic décor sewing because they’re dissatisfied with the limited options offered by ready-made items but are shocked by the cost of custom ones. Luckily, sewing for the home is a great place to start, as there are no patterns, fitting, zippers, or sleeves.
The Art of Fashion Draping by Connie Amaden-Crawford
This revision of an easy-to-follow bestseller teaches the different methods and principles involved in draping fabric on the dress form. The art of Fashion Draping is organized from basic to more advanced topics and includes a wide variety of styles. New and revised illustrations and updated instructions keep the book up to date with a young and more fashionable look. This illustrated book is an invaluable teaching tool for fashion design, clothing, and dressmaking students and professionals.
Sew Teen : Make Your Own Cool Clothes by Sheila Zent, Don Howell (Photographer)
Sewing is trendy, sewing is cool, and sewing is something teens want to do. They can, with this guide geared just to their tastes and needs. It provides the basic techniques and terminology to get them started, plus more than 20 patternless projects that range from “no-sew” simple to more advanced skills such as ruching. These super-stylish garments and accessories—all on target for their age-group and fresh off the pages of the latest magazines—will really have young fashionistas buzzing. Projects include a cute scarf skirt with a handkerchief hem, an adorable halter top and baby-doll tunic, a patchwork slouch bag, and a long scarf with two-toned sides. Sew Teen will have young style-setters at their machines SEW quickly!
Sew What! Skirts : 15 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics by Francesca Denhartog, Carole Ann Camp
Sewing is back! Young, crafty women are discovering the fun and creativity of working with fabric, needle, and thread to create simple, colorful skirts, suitable for showing off as wearable art. Sew What! Skirts assumes no priorsewing experience (and no home ec. class or mother with sewing skills!), and doesn’t get bogged down with overly complicated instructions or patterns.
Author Francesca DenHartog, a fabric fanatic and sewing instructor, has stripped skirts down to the basics: 15 styles, ranging from an A-line to a circle, wraparound, gored panel, tiered “hippie,” layered, and more. All it takes to get started is basic body measurements (no need to go out and buy an expensive pattern), a machine, great fabric, fun embellishments, and a few sewing fundamentals.
Whimsical, colorful, and easy, the designs in this book are sure to unleash the creative spirit of every budding seamstress.
Sewing Fun for Kids : Patchwork, Gifts and More! by Lynda Milligan, Nancy Smith
Kids love to sew and make things. Here’s the book that shows them how! With dozens of projects for hand and machine sewing, Sewing Fun for Kids has practice exercises, clear illustrated instructions for embellished magnets, calendars, wall hangings, and more, with great ideas for using thread, ribbon, fabric and felt, fusible web, adhesives, and rulers—plus puzzles, games, and jokes! Lie-flat binding plus bonus quilting tools and templates make Sewing Fun for Kids extra fun for everybody.
Sewing With Sergers, 3rd Edition : The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing by Gail Brown, Pati Palmer, Pati Palmer, Ann Price (Editor)
Paperback – Revised Third Edition