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For the Beginner Sewist

  • Everything you need to know for successful sewing

This mini pocket guide is packed with mega information curated for sewing beginners! Once you’ve found your perfect pattern, use this guide to lead you through the sewing process to answer all of your questions along the way. Best-selling author Annabel Wrigley shares the fundamental basics on how to get started sewing, as well as information on fabrics, rotary cutters, templates, fusible interfacing, and so much more. Plus, answer every query you have on sewing around corners, sewing by hand, and sewing a button and pom-pom with this guide. Get this for you and a friend to start your sewing journey together!

Take it with you anywhere—classes, retreats, anywhere you sew!
Quick and easy reference to all things sewing including supplies, fusible interfacing, and a start to finish how to
Fall in love with the art of sewing, and share this giftable guide with everyone you know who wants to sew

    Annabel Wrigley ––  Everything you need to know for successful sewing This mini pocket guide is packed with mega information curated for sewing beginners! Once you’ve found your perfect pattern, use this guide to lead you through...

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  • Quilting shouldn’t be a pain in the neck!  Stay pain-free with this quilter’s survival guide to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Ever been unusually sore after a marathon day of crafting? There’s no need for pain! This guide will make sure you have the right posture, techniques, and stretches when putting in those dedicated hours on your next project.  Expert Rose Parr will teach you the methods behind ergonomics with useful visual guides, endless tips, healthy recipes, and contributions from the best quilters in the industry!  Certified health and ergonomics specialist Rose Parr shares her expertise on how to sew smarter, healthier and happier Includes exercises, stretches, recipes, and tips to keep you in prime sewing form Keep your mind sharp and your body ache-free!

    Rose Parr ––  Quilting shouldn’t be a pain in the neck! Stay pain-free with this quilter’s survival guide to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Ever been unusually sore after a marathon day of crafting? There’s no need...

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  • Transform fabric into exquisite art bowls 

Delve into the world of quilts, fabrics, and bowl making! Take quilt blocks and bring them into the three dimensional space as tasteful, modern bowls. Kirsten Fisher shares her unique artistic vision and instructions on how you can take any piece of fabric and reinvent it using the design of your choice. Perfect to forever display a favorite fabric or quilt block, or provide a thoughtful gift to loved ones. 
Learn step-by-step how to use fabric or quilt blocks to create modern, functional art bowls
Show off your stitching artistry with endless decorative opportunities
Great way to make use of scrap fabric, they also make great gifts!

    Kirsten Fisher ––  Transform fabric into exquisite art bowls Delve into the world of quilts, fabrics, and bowl making! Take quilt blocks and bring them into the three dimensional space as tasteful, modern bowls. Kirsten Fisher shares...

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  • Quick & easy kitchen sewing projects with insulated fleece

Learn how to sew cozy home decor with Insul-Fleece, the magic fabric layer that reflects heat or cold. You’ll be inspired by 18 pretty and practical projects for everyday life, from placemats to potholders, a bowl cozy, insulated shopping bag, lunch sack, and even a bleacher cushion to take to the game. With projects suitable for beginners, Sew Home in the Kitchen is your complete guide to sewing with insulated fleece. Accessorize the kitchen or dining room with your favorite fabrics, or serve up a special housewarming gift. The possibilities are endless!

    Abigail American Bennett ––  Quick & easy kitchen sewing projects with insulated fleece Learn how to sew cozy home decor with Insul-Fleece, the magic fabric layer that reflects heat or cold. You’ll be inspired by 18 pretty and...

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  • An inspirational guide to sewing cosplayBoldly enter the world of cosplay and gain the confidence to design the costume of your dreams! Award-winning cosplayer Amanda Haas helps you translate your ideas from fiction to reality as you research costumes, shop for fabrics, mash-up patterns, and present your cosplay at a competition. A gorgeous photo gallery will have you frantic to join the cosplay community, while the author’s seasoned advice will give you the courage to take the first step. Bonus project: Sew a bum bag to carry your keys and other essentials to a con. Learn the art of making and wearing designer-quality costumes that will transform your persona.

    Amanda Haas –– An inspirational guide to sewing cosplay Boldly enter the world of cosplay and gain the confidence to design the costume of your dreams! Award-winning cosplayer Amanda Haas helps you translate your ideas from fiction to...

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  • Troubleshoot Your Sewing Machine… Stat!

Kick tension problems to the curb and say goodbye to presser foot problems! This pocket-size guide helps you troubleshoot your sewing machine on the go. A comprehensive chart of common issues will help you quickly diagnose the issue at hand and find the remedy to get your stress levels back to zero. Master needle nicks, tricky threaders, and baffling buttonholes once and for all! This portable guide is perfect to take along to retreats and classes so readers can quickly get their machines back up and running.

    Bernie Tobisch –– Troubleshoot Your Sewing Machine… Stat! Kick tension problems to the curb and say goodbye to presser foot problems! This pocket-size guide helps you troubleshoot your sewing machine on the go. A comprehensive chart of...

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  • Journey into a land of dreams and fairy tales as you sew unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and their friends!

From mystical creatures to a royal princess, a castle, and a brave knight, Mary Hertel’s beloved paper-pieced blocks are simple to sew and easy to love. With sixteen mix-and-match blocks, you’ll unlock the power of imagination in your quilting. Combine the blocks to create seven cute and useful projects ranging from quilts and pillows to a drawstring backpack. With clever patterns and clear instructions, this collection will help paper piecers see that anything is possible.

Step-by-step patterns from paper-piecing wizard Mary Hertel
Piece sixteen blocks of mythic proportions—fairies, a cyclops, a gryphon, and more
Show off the blocks in baby quilts, a wallhanging, or cute pillows for a kids’ bedroom

    Mary Hertel –– Journey into a land of dreams and fairy tales as you sew unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and their friends! From mystical creatures to a royal princess, a castle, and a brave knight, Mary Hertel’s beloved paper-pieced...

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  • Sergers made simple!

Scared of the serger? Don’t be! From the best-selling A Field Guide series, this visual guide will help you get to know your serger from the inside out. Learn how to thread an overlocking sewing machine and achieve beautiful results with both basic and specialty stitches. Enhance your expertise working with an array of fabrics, from knits and wovens to sheers, and troubleshoot stitch issues with detailed how-tos. Bring ten fashion and home decor projects to life, from easy T-shirts and leggings to a market tote and elegant table decor. Whether you are breaking your serger out of the box, or looking to sharpen your skills, this comprehensive guide has everything you need to confidently create with your serger.

Watch your confidence emerge! The “everything” guide to serger sewing 
Visual how-tos on choosing and using serger stitches: basic stitches, flatlocking, rolled hems, and coverstitching
Learn by doing as you sew cute mug rugs, knitwear, and more

    Katrina Walker –– Sergers made simple! Scared of the serger? Don’t be! From the best-selling A Field Guide series, this visual guide will help you get to know your serger from the inside out. Learn how to thread an overlocking sewing...

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  • 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...

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    A well-dressed table is just stitches away! Best-selling author Judy Gauthier shares twenty quilted table runners you can display year round, plus coordinating placemats and napkins. Step-by-step instructions are included, as well as basics on piecing, pressing, and understanding color values. Try out new patchwork, appliqué, and quilting designs before making a commitment to a full quilt. Makers of all skill levels will love the satisfaction of a quick finish.

    Judy Gauthier –– Dinner is served! Table decor to enjoy all year  A well-dressed table is just stitches away! Showcase your creativity with handmade table toppers that are equal parts functional and fun. Best-selling author Judy...

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  • Add peace to your busy life with a cozy afternoon of zakka sewing. Stitching in her signature style, Minki Kim is back with sixteen crafts for your must-sew list. With a number of techniques, from quilting and wool appliqué to embroidery, there’s something for every sewist! Advance your skills by installing a variety of zipper styles, bag handles, and hardware. From purses to pouches, these useful handmade gifts are ideal for gifting—and perfect for keeping!

    Minki Kim –– Sew handmade gifts for you and your friends Add peace to your busy life with a cozy afternoon of zakka sewing. Stitching in her signature style, Minki Kim is back with sixteen whimsical crafts for your must-sew list. With a...

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  • Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen heirloom-worthy table mats and two versions of an Advent calendar, on a cotton or wool base. Learn how reverse appliqué brings depth and color to your handwork without the bulk of additional layers. This guide offers advice on choosing and using wool (even scraps!), plus valuable techniques and tips for wool hand stitchers.

    Mary A Blythe –– Enjoy quiet time with time-honored wool appliqué Add warmth and texture to your home with wool appliqué. Sewing in the popular folk-art style, you’ll stitch fifteen projects, including thirteen...

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  • Elevate your sewing with a bagmaker’s secret—cork fabric! Learn how easy it is to work with cork from the innovative designer behind Sallie Tomato patterns. Sew seventeen projects from purses and pouches to gorgeous accessories and home decor. Using only regular sewing tools, you’ll love adding cork fabric accents to everything. Cork comes in a rainbow of colors, and it’s eco-friendly, maintenance-free, pliable, and hypoallergenic—making it the irresistible choice for all sorts of handmade gifts.

    Jessica Kapitanski –– Sew with a stylish new substrate  Elevate your sewing with a bagmaker’s secret—cork fabric, a leather-like, upscale version of the cork you used to know! Learn how easy it is to work with cork from...

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    Make twenty twinning outfits, accessories, and quilts for girls and their eighteen-inch dolls! Each project comes in two versions: doll size and child’s size (kid sizes 5–12). Get the best possible fit by self-drafting some of the garment patterns—a helpful skill to learn as your children grow. Kids love being able to match their dolls, and now you can customize over twenty darling dresses, bags, skirts, tops, headbands, and more.

    Erin Hentzel ––  A match made in heaven! Sewing patterns for little girls and their eighteen-inch dolls Dressing like your doll has never been so much fun! Make stylish coordinates, modern accessories, and cozy quilts for little...

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    Turn up the volume with this groovy messenger bag, inspired by retro leather links of the 1970s. You’ll love creating with kraft-tex, a washable paper textile and leather alternative. Hand-cut the kraft-tex links, download SVG files for super-speedy results on your digital cutting machine, or embroider the links with your computerized embroidery machine (file included!). You can finish the whole project with a standard sewing machine.  A coordinating chain-link wristlet and keychain complete the trio!

    JoAnn Connolly –– Fabulous messenger bag with kraft-tex cutouts Fun, fresh, and fabulous! Turn up the volume with this groovy messenger bag, inspired by retro leather links of the 1970s. You’ll love creating with kraft-tex, a...

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    Combine durable kraft-tex with hefty denim to create a yoga bag meant to last! The shoulder strap and exterior zippered pocket are pretty and practical, while the water bottle holder with adjustable strap adds even more functionality. Then give some flair to the whole ensemble with a magnolia flower made of kraft-tex. Meanwhile, learn new skills inspired by shoe-making, including a goiser stitch around the zippered pocket and brogueing details on the water bottle holder.

    Russell Conte –– Namaste! Stitch yourself the perfect exercise ensemble Combine durable and stylish kraft-tex with hefty denim to create a yoga bag meant to last! The handy shoulder strap and exterior zippered pocket are pretty and practical,...

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    Sew stylish shoulder bags, totes, clutches, and drawstring bags with Hilarie Wakefield Dayton! Whether you’re a total beginner or a confident sewist who loves to finish a project in one sitting, you’ll love this modern collection of thirteen bags you can truly make your own. Turn flat fabric into handbags of any shape when you learn the basics of construction, transferring a pattern, and finishing details. A must-have primer for the beginning sewist!

    Hilarie Wakefield Dayton –– Handbags made easy Sew stylish shoulder bags, totes, clutches, and drawstring bags! Learn how choosing the right materials can make all the difference for your project, and turn flat fabric into handbags of...

    $22.95 $16.07
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    Learn to sew with plush fabrics and faux fur just as easily as any other substrate using Judy Gauthier expert tips! Keep velvety fabrics from stretching and shedding, plus discover how to appliqué, add binding, and insert a zipper as you sew useful, stylish accessories, quilts, home decor, and cool gifts for kids, all from minky cuddle fabrics. Twelve projects include fashionable animal hats, a clutch purse, a sleeping bag, and a vintage-inspired fox stole.

    Judy Gauthier –– Sew luxurious … Sew fun! Learn to sew with plush fabrics and faux fur just as easily as any other substrate using Judy Gauthier's expert tips! Keep velvety fabrics from stretching and shedding, plus discover how...

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    Step up your kitchen game with quilted pot holders! Best-selling author Kim Schaefer of Calendar Quilts and Calendar Runners shares fifty-two darling hot pad designs to appliqué, one for every week of the year. Pick one of three bound shapes—square, round, and oval—and create your own festive kitchen set. With more than four dozen seasonal, holiday, and kitchen-themed motifs, each with full-size appliqué patterns, you’ll want to make these useful gifts for everyone you know.

    Kim Schaefer –– Sew a hot little number to make cooking fun   If you can’t stand the heat, get out the pot holders! Best-selling author Kim Schaefer shares fifty-two darling hot pad designs to appliqué, one for every...

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  • 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...

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  • Revive your love for hand stitching with 30 fresh embroidery designs! Showcase your needlework on 5 pretty, practical projects—a drawstring bag, clutch, flex case, change purse, or zipper pouch. Learn beginner to advanced embroidery one stitch at a time, testing your thread choices in a lively sampler notebook on textured fabrics like chambray, yarn-dyed linen, and canvas. Each project is shown with 6 unique motifs and color stories to inspire your own artistry.

    Aneela Hoey  –– French knot it, flaunt it! Revive your love for hand stitching with 31 fresh embroidery designs! Showcase your needlework on 5 pretty, practical projects—a drawstring bag, clutch, flex case, change purse, and zipper...

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  • Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage

    Jera Brandvig ––From the best-selling author of Quilt As-You-Go Made ModernGet comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting - one block at a time! Best-selling author Jera Brandvig is back, this time with a romantic take on her...

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  • 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...

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    Make Softies

    Go beyond teddy bears! 11 adorable soft toys to makeIf you want to sew up a quick gift, make a toy for a baby or toddler, or decorate your home with a little whimsy, look no further than this collection of 11 softies from popular designers Amy Adams,...

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  • Stitched Sewing Organizers

    Aneela Hoey ––Whip your sewing area into shapeCelebrate and use your sewing skills with well-known and popular designer Aneela Hoey's 15 stylish yet functional patterns for a wide variety of sewing organizers. Designed to work together, many...

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  • Sew Small - 19 Little Bags

    Jennifer Heynen ––Pretty and practical organizers to sewSew 19 simply embellished projects including a card holder, coin purses, earbud holder, small wallets, pouches and organizers. These cute and useful bags are perfect for holding and...

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  • Cute & Clever Totes: Mix & Match 16 Paper-Pieced Blocks, 6 Bag Patterns * Messenger Bag, Beach Tote, Bucket Bag & More by Mary Hertel

    Mary Hertel ––Sassy totes with major purse-onality!With all they do for us, don’t purses deserve to have a little fun? Sew 6 easy bags for your everyday life, each featuring an adorable 8˝ paper-pieced block. Add an airplane pocket to...

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    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...

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  • The 3-in-1 Kiki Bag Pattern

    Gailen Runge ––Carry just one or carry them all! An exciting bag trio to hold the essentials all day longReady for a bag that does it all? Then it’s time to cut into your favorite fabrics, because this tempting trio includes a tote,...

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  • Cuddle Buddies Animal Softie Pattern

    Kirstyn Cogan ––5 squeezable BFFs to warm your heartSnuggable, huggable, and tons of fun to sew! Stitch a quintet of friendly-faced stuffed animals from one simple pattern. Whether you prefer a playful puppy, bouncing bunny, charming kitty,...

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    Make: Pincushions: 12 Darling Projects to Sew

    Goodbye, tomato! Say hello to 12 simply fun pincushions you can sew in a dayIs it time to upgrade from the basic tomato? Treat yourself to a new pincushion that’s sure to put a smile on your face! Sew 12 playful patterns from top designers, from 3D...

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    #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...

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