5 Books Every Sewing Fanatic Must Read

5 books every sewing fanatic must read

Books are always a great way to find inspiration. It will give you an opportunity to learn a bit more about your craft. We have made a list of books that will be enjoyed by any sewing fanatic.

  • Tilly and the Buttons
  • Draping: The Complete Course
  • The Pattern Magic Series 
  • Boundless Style: A Mix-And-Match Sewing Pattern Workbook 
  • The Great British Sewing Bee 

Tilly and the Buttons

Tilly and the Buttons. Author: Tilly Walnes

A great book for any beginner in the sewing art, this book comes with tips and patterns to get you started. This book also comes with quick and easy designs for the time-sensitive individual.  

Each project has an estimated time that it should take paired with the perfect pattern. What’s not to love? If you are a beginner ready for sewing tips and patterns, this is the one for you. It will also be a great way for you to finish up a quick project in time for all your other responsibilities.

Draping: The Complete Course

Draping: The Complete Course. Author: Karolyn Kiisel 

For the more advanced sewist, draping is a great way to push your skillset. This wonderful book is filled with everything you need to start designing and creating your own patterns. 

Each pattern is paired with a QR code that is linked to a video. That means not only will you get all the steps, but you will also get the live version. It is almost like taking a class in patterning.

The Pattern Magic Series

The Pattern Magic Series. Author: Tomoko Nakamichi 

Not only one book of pure pattern magic, but an entire series. With beautifully illustrated instructions, these books will take you through some of the most incredible patterns.

The whole series is mainly directed to well-acquainted sewists. It is however a great book of inspiration that any level of sewist can try out.

Boundless Style: A Mix-And-Match Sewing Pattern Workbook

Boundless Style: A Mix-And-Match Sewing Pattern Workbook. Author: Kristiann Boos

Written by the owner of a pattern company, it cannot get much better than this. The book is made up of interchangeable patterns so that you can make your own creations. This is the perfect read for somebody looking to create something very unique whilst still sticking to a pattern. 

If you are into vintage style clothing, then look no further. Each pattern gives a rather vintage feel and will have you conjuring up vintage work in no time.

The Great British Sewing Bee

The Great British Sewing Bee. Authors: Multiple 

Just as good as the popular TV show, the Great British Sewing Bee series is great for any sewist. Many of the patterns used in the technical challenges are wrapped into these pages so that you can try them out yourself. 

If you are looking to grow as a sewist, this is one of the best places to start. Not only will you be entranced with one, but you can carry on to other books in the series until you perfect your craft.

Stocking Up

Before you can start any pattern-making, it is important to have a fully stocked sewing kit.

Have a look here to find a solution to each and every one of your sewing needs. 

Author: Andrea Frisby

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