Category «sewing books»

hats and dogs

Earlier this year, I decided to purchase Sewn Books by Carla Hegeman Crim and bring my experience with it along to my sewing book club. I’ll start by saying that I have no experience with millinery. Let’s assume that the fleece dinosaur hats that I made for my twin nephews for Christmas don’t count… but that …

sticky taffy

You know, it’s funny. One of the main ways we classify a fabric is by woven or knit. The two are even on opposite sides of my stash closet. :) Yet, as anyone who’s worked with knit fabrics knows, all knits are so not created equal. I have knits that are so stable they would …

diy couture and a grecian dress

Have y’all seen that new book, DIY Couture? I wrote a review of it, including details about how I created this garment from its instructions, posted today over at Dixie DIY…

ocean taffy

Wait, come back… it’s not another recipe post. This one is for the Taffy, not taffy. :~) My book club’s selection in June was The Colette Sewing Handbook. This book is designed as a garment sewing school… it gives lots of lessons and tutorials, then presents five projects throughout the book to practice and build …

access-all-areas

I’ve seldom been as excited for a new sewing book release as I was for this one: Lisa Lam’s A Bag for all Reasons. I mentioned not too long ago that I only recently began to execute her actual patterns; however, her technique tutorials have been useful to me for a long while. The vast majority of …

let’s do lunch (bags)

Our sewing book club’s selection for May was Lunch Bags! from Stash Books.  I like these Design Collective publications — each pattern is by a different author (usually an Etsy seller and/or blogger), so you get lots of variety. I’ve had this book since soon after its release, but it is not one of the …