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Beginning Sewing Resources

  • Learn the art of wool appliqué
Beginners rejoice—getting started with wool appliqué has never been easier! This project-based introductory guide will give you everything you need to know to explore and enjoy a fun, hands-on fiber art. Stitch six cute flora-and-fauna-themed projects onto sewing accessories, bags, wallhangings, pillows, and more. Each project includes an embroidery embellishment for extra inspiration. While this book is ideal for beginners, the adorable designs are still perfect and enjoyable for all sewists!  
Wool appliqué beginners delve into 6 versatile projects with step-by-step instructions
Includes comprehensive information on tools needed plus endless tips and tricks
The second book in our “Jump into” series—explore a fun, new, and relaxing fiber art technique!

    Carrie J. Buck ––  Learn the art of wool appliqué Beginners rejoice—getting started with wool appliqué has never been easier! This project-based introductory guide will give you everything you need to know to...

    $14.95
  • Always choose the right thread! This amazing reference guide features a handy thread use key (organized by thread manufacturer) that shows the most common uses for each and every thread, helping you determine which one is right for your project. Plus, get the inside scoop on thread types and fibers, thread weight, choosing the correct sewing machine needle, and how thread is made.

    Becky Goldsmith –– The best thread guide you’ll ever own Always choose the right thread! This amazing reference guide features a handy thread use key (organized by thread manufacturer) that shows the most common uses for the wide...

    $14.95
  • Discover the secrets to sewing a stylish wardrobe with staying power! This guide walks you through thirty timeless garments to create, including a must-have button-up shirt, a flattering A-line dress, and a modern classic pencil skirt (pattern included). With a conversational narrative, the authors have created an engaging, informative guide to sewing by tracing the garments’ origins, offering styling and sewing tips, and sharing a modeled photo gallery and charming fashion illustrations by Beth Briggs.

    Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr –– An inspirational book for sewing a classic wardrobe Discover the secrets to sewing a stylish wardrobe with staying power! This spirited guide walks you through thirty timeless garments to make for yourself,...

    $29.95
  • Get your creative juices flowing with the 10 easiest and most popular hand embroidery stitches! Learn how easy it is to stitch on unconventional materials like canvas tennis shoes, a denim skirt, or leather bracelets. Each stitch has clear instructions so you can embroider 30 unique projects to wear, use, and display. Change up the patterns to fit your unique style, with super-fast designs for the impatient sewist and dazzling motifs for slow stitchers.

    Alicia Burstein –– Not Your Average Embroidery Book Get your creative juices flowing with the 10 easiest and most popular embroidery stitches! Alicia Burstein expands the boundaries of contemporary hand embroidery with super-fast ideas...

    $24.95
  • From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems.Perfect for sewists and quilters of all levels, this friendly approach to learning about and troubleshooting YOUR sewing machine gives you the tools you need to sew and quilt with less frustration and better results!

    Bernie Tobisch –– From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, how to keep it in good working order, and how to solve common problems. Learn what questions to ask when buying a new...

    $24.95
  • Make 1-Hour Gifts

    Give yourself the gift of instant gratification!Love to sew but never have enough time? Pick up this value-packed book of 16 fast, fun projects from some of your favorite designers: Abbey Lane Quilts, Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Bari J. Ackerman, Lindsay...

    $14.95
  • The Tunic Bible

    Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr ––The only tunic pattern you’ll ever need!Sew the perfect tunic to express your style—from simple and modest to daring and chic! Mix and match collars, neck plackets, and sleeves for an endless variety...

    $29.95
  • Sew Home: Learn Design Basics, Techniques, Fabrics & Supplies * 30+ Modern Projects to Turn a House into YOUR Home by Erin Schlosser

    Erin Schlosser ––Must-have guide to sewing for your homeMake your home look like a million bucks with home design expert Erin Schlosser. Learn how to choose home decor fabric, needles, and thread and get step-by-step instructions for...

    $25.95
  • #OOTD Sew & Style: Make Your Dream Wardrobe with Angela by Angela Lan

    Angela Lan ––A Teen’s Guide to Designing and Sewing FashionsFourteen-year-old fashion designer Angela Lan of lovespunk.com teaches 12–16 year olds to design their own wardrobes from 6 classic looks! This in-depth guide shares...

    $24.95
  • Ms. Figgy's Garment School for Girls: Learn to Sew 15 Classic Pieces • Tweens and Teens—Sizes 10–16: Shelly Figueroa

    Shelly Figueroa ––    Personalize your wardrobe—learn to sew in styleLearn how to make super-cute clothes from scratch that all your friends will want! Need a new dress? A chic clutch to go with that dress? No sweat! Also...

    $19.95
  • Me and My Sewing Machine

    Kate Haxell –– • Complete instructions for tried and true techniques, from the basic set-up to the finishing touches • Learn everything you need to know (but might be afraid to ask) to sew exactly what you want • Includes an...

    $24.95
  • Essential Sewing Reference Tool: • All-in-One Visual Guide • Tools & Supplies • Stitches & Seam Treatments • Ruffles & Bias Tape • Zippers & Buttonholes • Sewn Accessories • Home Dec • Garment Making • Sizing Charts for All Ages • & More! by Carla Hegeman Crim #essentialsewingreferencetool

    Carla Hegeman Crim –– The one-stop essential reference for today’s generation of sewists! Comprehensive, this must-have book, Essential Sewing Reference Tool, is an indispensable guide for anyone who sews (or wants to start)...

    $17.95