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Whatever garment you're making, whether it's for a special event, a gift for a friend, or because you want to make over your wardrobe, one thing is for certain: it'll be a unique garment personalized and fitted to your style. Our garment sewing lookbook is full of inspiration, tutorials, and sewing tips, whatever your personal style may be. Flip through it here.

 

  • Turn your clothing basics into a stylish wardrobe!

Get inspired to elevate your wardrobe with dozens of tips and tricks on creating handmade, fashionable creating fashionable, wardrobe pieces. Dream about it one day and wear it the next. Take the essentials found in every closet (a camisole, a tee, a jumper, a pair of trousers, and leggings) and learn how to transform them into something new. Advice ranges from hemming and elastic techniques, stitch and fabric guides, and basic sewing principles. Perfect for sewing beginners looking to conquer clothing, you’ll learn how to sew a top, trousers, skirts, and other fashion favorites. Also great for more experienced sewists looking to get creative with new timesaving garment tricks. All creatives can find something to design with 30+ wardrobe ideas from basic tee dress to cardigans, kimonos, bike shorts, and so much more. Stylehacking is made for every sewist to succeed—there is no time spent on measuring, on decrypting the lines on paper patterns, or altering premade patterns.

Take 5 basic pieces (tank top, t-shirt, sweater, trousers, and leggings) from your closet to make templates from which you can create an endless variety of garments
Includes over 30 styles to get creative with Stylehacking is easy!
No paper patterns, no sizing, and no fuss.

    Karoline Dahrling Hughes ––  Turn your clothing basics into a stylish wardrobe! Get inspired to elevate your wardrobe with dozens of tips and tricks on creating handmade, fashionable creating fashionable, wardrobe pieces. Dream...

    $29.95
  • Say goodbye to sewing F.A.I.L.s (followed-all-instructions letdowns)!

Perfect your professional handmade style with garment-making sewist Barbara Emodi by learning methods to understand common missteps and how to avoid frustrating mistakes. Plus, salvage your sewing “oops” with tips and tricks to recognize and rescue immediate errors with easy fixes. Each strategy is geared toward making every project a successful one! The comprehensive instructions and techniques are for every skill set, so even experienced sewists can learn surprising new ways to make facings, bindings, plackets, pockets, zipper openings, and more. If something you’ve sewn doesn’t turn out, flip through this book and find a F.A.I.L. (Followed-All-Instructions Letdown) that matches your issue!

Sew garments with guided expertise on how to create beautiful details every time
Step-by-step instructions teach you when it’s best to ignore what’s written in the pattern, and what to do instead for easier, more accurate sewing
Master bound buttonholes, men’s sleeve plackets, welt pockets, fly zippers, and so much more

    Barbara Emodi ––  Say goodbye to sewing F.A.I.L.s (followed-all-instructions letdowns)! Perfect your professional handmade style with garment-making sewist Barbara Emodi by learning methods to understand common missteps and how to...

    $29.95
  • The go-to guide for tie-dye success! 

Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind PrettyLifeGirls. Move beyond the basic t-shirt, and tie-dye sweats, masks, home decor, and so much more. Start simple with standard binding patterns, and then skill build to more advanced techniques. Includes 20 projects with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to make you fall in love with the art of tie dye!

Everything you need to know for all things tie dye in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format
Learn all the basics plus more advanced techniques such as reverse tie-dye, ice dyeing, and much more
Dye t-shirts, socks, pillows, and everything in between!

    Liz Welker and Sam Spendlove ––  The go-to guide for tie-dye success! Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind...

    $19.95
  • 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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    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,...

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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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    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...

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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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    The Savvy Seamstress

    Get a few new tricks up your sleeve! Nicole Mallalieu ––Transform your favorite garment patterns, one small detail at a time. Add or remove pockets, adjust the neckline, or swap a zippered back to a button front! With step-by-step...

    $29.95 $20.97
  • Feedsack Secrets

    Gloria Nixon ––  Only available as an eBook Feedsack Secrets: Fashion from Hard Times The poverty of the Depression and fabric shortages during World War II made feedsacks highly important to the quilter during the 1930s and 1940s. In...

    $13.99
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    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...

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    Transfer Embellish Stitch

    Jen Fox and Sarah Case ––Create one-of-a-kind projects using these surface designs and techniquesIt’s time for some hands-on surface design with your favorite surface—fabric! Transferring a pretty motif to your sewing project is...

    $26.95 $18.87
  • Modern Style for Girls eBook

    Mary Abreu ––    Give your favorite girls the gift of endless wardrobe options!Best-selling author Mary Abreu is back with a book that will shut down the dreaded words, “I have nothing to wear!” from young girls...

    $17.99
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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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  • The Flirty Dozen Apron Pattern

    Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield ––    Baked from scratch—12 apron styles to mix and match!Get cute in the kitchen with 12 chic and simple aprons to sew! Choose from three stylish tops and a trio of flattering skirts, specially...

    $11.95
  • DIY Wardrobe Makeovers eBook: Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes * Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorials by Suzannah Hamlin Stanley

    Suzannah Hamlin Stanley ––Affordable, stylish, and trendy refashionsUnlock your closet’s potential with simple, stylish wardrobe refashions you can sew at home. DIY-style blogger Suzannah Hamlin Stanley provides her unique blend of...

    $18.99
  • The Upcycled T-Shirt eBook: 28 Easy-to-Make Projects That Save the Planet * Clothing, Accessories, Home Decor & Gifts

    Jenelle Montilone ––    Easy. Eco-friendly. Eclectic.Did you know the average American throws away more than 68 pounds of clothing each year? Join the revolution to reduce your carbon footprint—one T-shirt at a time!...

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    Sew Adorkable: 15 DIY Projects to Keep You Out of Trouble • Quilts, Clothes & Gear for the Chic Geek by Samarra Khaja

    Samarra Khaja ––    Redonkulous crafts for the whole family!Handmade, unique, tongue-in-cheek. Stitch 15 conversation starters that are as fun to sew as they are to tie up with a bow. Designer Samarra Khaja covers the gamut...

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  • Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion: Design & Sew 5 Complete Outfits • Mood Boards • Fashion Sketching • Choosing Fabric • Adding Style by Rachel Low #GirlsGuidetoDIYFashion

    Rachel Low ––   From mood boards to sewing your own fashion - This is your DIY!Do you have a bunch of ideas for super-cute clothes but can't find them when you're out shopping? This book will teach you how to make anything you can dream...

    $19.95
  • The Refashion Handbook eBook

    Beth Huntington –– Only available as an eBook Thrift it, restyle it, wear it, love it! Take secondhand finds from frumpy to fabulous with a little help from Beth Huntington, a.k.a. the Renegade Seamstress. Beth shows you how to refashion...

    $16.99
  • Bandana-rama - Wrap, Glue, Sew: Kids Make 21 Fast & Fun Craft Projects - Headbands, Skirts, Pillows & More

    Judith Cressy –– What can you add to plain skirts, belts, or even pillows to make those items even cuter? Bandanas! You'll learn how to combine colors and mix patterns to create a look all your own. Make fab things you can wear,...

    $9.99
  • Modern Prairie Sewing: 20 Handmade Projects for You & Your Friends

    Abigail A. Long –– It’s sew easy; it’s sew clever • Be inspired by the bright, modern designs of popular pattern maker and blogger Abigail Long of Marie-Madeline Studio • All 20 projects are easy enough for beginners ...

    $16.99
  • The Happy Bicycle: Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma Design

    Kathy McGee –– Stylish bike accessories for 5 cycling adventures plus rainy-day rides For cyclists who want to take their style into high gear, The Happy Bicycle is a collection of 15 bicycle accessories that are functional and fun...

    $16.99
  • Boutique Casual for Boys & Girls: 17 Timeless Projects - Full-Size Clothing Patterns - Sizes 12 months to 5 years

    Sue Kim –– Make, Mix, and Match: 20 stylish projects for your children’s wardrobe • Make the perfect mix-and-match wardrobe for your little one; featuring 17 projects specifically designed for toddlers and young kids • Every...

    $17.99
  • Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids' Clothes * Reuse, recycle, repurpose, restyle

    Disney Powless –– Do you believe in second chances? Here are 54 ways to give your kids’ clothes a longer life - for sizes toddler to teen • Don’t throw it out or hand it down yet! Featuring 54 step-by-step tutorials on how...

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  • Baby Boutique eBook

    Sue Kim –– Welcome a new baby with these exquisite keepsakes There’s nothing more heartwarming than an exquisite handmade keepsake for a little one. In this charming collection, popular designer Sue Kim puts her signature style into 16...

    $17.99
  • The Essential A-Line eBook

    Jona Giammalva –– A wardrobe of stylish skirts from one easy pattern • Find infinite creativity and inspiration in one simple pattern - 17 fashionable A-line skirts are just a stitch away! • Guaranteed to flatter any figure, the...

    $18.99
  • Sweet & Simple Handmade eBook

    Melissa Wastney –– Stitch up something for all the little ones in your life • 25 simple projects to sew, embroider, and knit - make garments, bags, stuffies, quilts, and much more!• Perfect for girls and boys! Projects are...

    $17.99
  • Hat Shop: 25 Projects to Sew, from Practical to Fascinating from Design Collective

    Design Collective –– A hat for every season, a hat for any reason The latest installment in our popular Design Collective series features over 25 hats from contemporary designers all over the world, each hand-selected for their freshly sewn...

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  • Sweatshirt Transformations: • Sew Jackets, Vests & Hoodies • 8 Projects from Cozy to Elegant by Londa Rohlfing

    Londa Rohlfing –– Available as an eBook only. That is SO not a sweatshirt! Learn how to construct and embellish a stylish jacket from a comfy sweatshirt so it fits perfectly and looks fabulous! Londa shows you how fun it is to blend your...

    $19.99
  • Little Girls, Big Style eBook

    Mary Abreu –– Only available as an eBook Give Your Girl Some Twirl! • Every day is dress-up day-mix and match 4 basic patterns into hundreds of adorable outfits• Complete instructions on all the basics-finishing seams,...

    $17.99
  • Wearable Arf eBook

    Rachele Fisher & Virgie Fisher –– Canine Couture with Pooch Personality • Show off your favorite pup's personal style with these adorably adorned outfits • Use fanciful embellishments to transform 1 basic vest pattern into 16...

    $13.99