What is your favorite sewing book?

comments (8) September 28th, 2010     

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Which sewing book do you find yourself turning to again and again?

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AtiyaAntoinette writes: The cover of the Singer Sewing Book for this topic IS the one I have given to me by my mother, and one of the ones I still use today. Basics are basics when it comes to sewing and basics don't change - only a better way to do them. You can always go back to the fundamentals if need be.
Posted: 4:40 pm on October 11th
mistyrose writes: I am sewing again for the first time in forty years. I used to make my clothes and my children's clothes when I was thinner. I say that because then patterns were easy to fit on my nicely shaped body in my twenties. In today's world my figure in not easy to fit (I am now 66years old).

Since I am fairly new to sewing again, having to relearn a lot of techniques I went in search of a pattern fitting book. I descovered a book by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto entitled Fit for Real People (Sew Great clothes using any pattern). There are a lot of reality in this book, you know such things as rounded shoulders, forward necks, one side of your back wider than the other side. Not that I have every single situation to make clothes hard to fit but i have enough issues to warrant spending the money on this book.
Posted: 10:40 pm on October 4th
biaspeggy writes: I like books by Susan Kulche (sp) ? She likes to do a lot of hand sewing, which to me is relaxing.
Posted: 2:48 pm on October 4th
DreamyDahlia writes: I like SEW Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. I learn the basics from this book, then play with my own variations.
Posted: 9:34 am on October 4th
nottakingiteasy writes: It's an old one from the 1940's -- good advice on how to repair and recycle gently used clothing. Second choice: McCall's Sewing Book. But there's lots of newer books that I'd love to have! I'd say that my sewing skills are only moderate. I'd like to learn more.
Posted: 2:27 pm on September 29th
ustabahippie writes: Hands down, no contest, Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide!
Posted: 11:25 pm on September 28th
jamieos writes: Claire Schaeffer's book on couture sewing is the best I have every used. I would love to do a workshop with this lady!
Posted: 10:02 pm on September 28th
AnnBWass writes: It's an oldie but goodie--the 1968 edition of the McCall's Sewing Book.
Posted: 6:34 pm on September 28th
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