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The Best Sewing Books

“What are the best sewing books?” We looked at 21 different lists and came away with over 160 unique titles, 29 of which appeared more than once. We ranked the top sewing books with pictures, descriptions, and links below by the number of lists they appeared on. The rest of the list can be found at the bottom of the page.

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The Best Book To Learn Sewing
(Appears on 6 Lists)



Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp

Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
  • Grandma Likes to Sew
  • Sewing Makes Me Happy
  • The Seasoned Homemaker
  • Whipstitch

The Book A lively how to and why to sew tutorial that marries attitude and instruction while teaching everything you need to know:

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#2
(Appears on 5 Lists)



Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire Shaeffer

Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
  • Historical Sewing
  • So Sew Easy
  • Threads Magazine

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They’ll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.

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#3-7
(Appear on 4 Lists)



Sew U Home Stretch: The Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics by Wendy Mullin

Sew U Home Stretch- The Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics by Wendy Mullin, Eviana Hartman
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Craftsy
  • Ecosalon
  • Whipstitch

Fresh on the heels of her first book, Sew U, which focused on sewing with woven fabrics, Wendy will now teach the creatively inclined how to make perfect t-shirts, dresses, and hoodies, all with soft knit fabric. She’ll take your sewing to the next level, providing step-by-step instructions (both for sewing with a serger and without) and patterns directly from her own studio. And with tips on how to alter T-shirts and clothes you already have, you’ll soon be revamping all your clothes to make fabulous custom creations.

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Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing

Complete Guide to Sewing by Reader's Digest Association
Lists It Appears On:

  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
  • So Sew Easy
  • The Sewing Directory
  • Whipstitch

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Sewing 101: Master Basic Skills And Techniques by Creative Publishing

Sewing 101- A Beginner's Guide to Sewing by Creative Publishing International
Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandma Likes to Sew
  • Quilter’s Review
  • Sewing Makes Me Happy
  • The Seasoned Homemaker

Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for machine sewing with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Sewing skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The projects are divided into two sections: garment sewing and home decor/accessory sewing, making this the most comprehensive beginner’s book available. The accompanying online videos include complete step-by-step sewing basics, demonstrate all projects, and offer the complete book pages in PDF format.

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The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource Of Step-By-Step Techniques by Alison Smith

The Sewing Book by Alison Smith
Lists It Appears On:

  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
  • Quilter’s Review
  • So Sew Easy
  • Whipstitch

The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need – every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns – how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you’ve got every sewing question covered.

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Vogue Sewing by Vogue Knitting

Vogue Sewing- Revised and Updated by Vogue Knitting
Lists It Appears On:

  • Historical Sewing
  • So Sew Easy
  • Threads Magazine
  • Whipstitch

This technique-rich Vogue’® manual contains comprehensive instructions for understanding pattern markings, selecting fabrics and notions, hand-stitching and mending, pressing, and measuring to fit. Everything’s beautifully laid out, with charts and detailed explanations. And as it teaches, it also steers you to the right project for your sewing level, with a plethora of photos that showcase different options for both beginners and those more expert with a needle.

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#8-12
(Appear on 3 Lists)



Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch

Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing- A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques by Gretchen Hirsch
Lists It Appears On:

  • 110 Creations
  • Craftsy
  • The Seasoned Homemaker

Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch’s progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950s sewing book Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (a Julie & Julia–esque experiment for the modern sewist). It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. An extension of the blog, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a hardworking reference title packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization, as well as an inimitable pattern collection featuring 25 wardrobe essentials and variations inspired by vintage fashion and Gertie’s spirited, modern style.

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Make Your Own Dress Patterns by Adele P. Margolis

Make Your Own Dress Patterns by Adele P. Margolis
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
  • The Seasoned Homemaker

“Anyone who can work through the labyrinthian directions for sewing that accompany the commercial pattern can surely learn the comparatively simple and clear rules for pattern making,” says nationally acclaimed sewing expert Adele Margolis. Her profusely illustrated primer allows you to create your own fashionable patterns and personalized commercial patterns. You’ll learn how to design and execute everything from skirts, dresses, and blouses to sportswear, jackets, and children’s clothing. You’ll also find tips for: shaping fabric to your figure; mastering the art of flares, flounces, pleats, and tucks; creating fashionable necklines, pretty pockets, stylish sleeves, and much more.

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More Fabric Savvy: A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and Sewing Fabric by Sandra Betzina

More Fabric Savvy- A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and Sewing Fabric by Sandra Betzina
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • So Sew Easy
  • The Seasoned Homemaker

America’s best-selling quick guide to selecting and sewing fabrics is now completely revised and updated. More Fabric Savvy brings over 100 new tips, over 400 new color photos and drawings, the latest new fabrics, and entirely new and useful features, including a handy guide to stain removal. From Sandra Betzina, the dynamic host of HGTV’s Sew Perfect, this easy-to-use reference belongs on every sewer’s bookshelf.

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Shirtmaking-Developing Skills for Fine Sewing by David Page Coffin

Shirtmaking by David Page Coffin
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • The Seasoned Homemaker
  • Threads Magazine

Why make a shirt? Because, with the skills you’ll learn in Shirtmaking, you can create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or man that look like the best money can buy. Includes full-scale patterns for collars, cuffs, plackets, and pockets, and complete instructions for developing custom-fit shirt patterns.

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The Colette Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick

The Colette Sewing Handbook- Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the New Seamstress by Sarai Mitnick
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • So Sew Easy
  • The Seasoned Homemaker

Colette Patterns is known for timeless design and exceptionally clear instruction. This book from designer Sarai Mitnick guides you gradually and painlessly to becoming a better seamstress. Get inspired, feel confident, and make beautiful clothing you’ll be proud to wear!

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#13-29
(Appear on 2 Lists)



1,2,3 Sew by Ellen Luckett Baker

1, 2, 3 Sew- Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects by Ellen Luckett Baker
Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandma Likes to Sew
  • Sewing Makes Me Happy

Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to dcor and accessories. With easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and 12 patterns tucked into an enclosed envelope, 1, 2, 3 Sew is an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike.

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A Kid’s Guide to Sewing by Sophie Kerr

A Kid's Guide to Sewing- 16 Fun Projects You'll Love to Make & Use by Sophie Kerr
Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandma Likes to Sew
  • Quilter’s Review

In this book by well-known modern quilters Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr along with their 11-year-old daughter Sophie Kerr, kids will learn how to navigate a sewing machine, make smart fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools. Sixteen kid-friendly projects run the gamut from clothes to bags to accessories while clear, step-by-step instructions from Weeks and husband/design partner Bill Kerr walk kids through the creation of each. Throughout the book, tips from Sophie offer design and construction advice from a kid’s perspective. The book “grows” with the sewist, offering more complex projects as the reader’s skills develop.

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Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide by Claire Shaeffer

Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide by Claire B. Shaeffer
Lists It Appears On:

  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
  • Threads Magazine

Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide is your one-stop sewing resource, with answers to the most common sewing questions and details about the latest advancements in sewing. This new, thoroughly updated edition contains everything you need to know, and will surely be a reference you will review again and again. In addition to an extensive glossary with answers to the most common sewing questions, this must-have guide includes easy-to-read charts for needle sizes and thread and stabilizer types. It also includes 225 full-color photos and a fabric and fiber dictionary. Truly a one-stop reference when looking for answers.

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Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Pattern-making Simplified by Cal Patch

Design-It-Yourself Clothes- Patternmaking Simplified by Cal Patch
Lists It Appears On:

  • Burda Style
  • Whipstitch

Until now, the aspiring DIY fashionista has been hard-pressed to find self-teaching tools other than dry textbooks or books with outdated looks. Finally, in Design-It-Yourself Clothes, former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch brings her youthful aesthetic to a how-to book. If you want to wear something you can’t find on store racks and make clothes that express your individual style, or if you’ve reached a sewing plateau and want to add pattern drafting to your repertoire, Design-It-Yourself Clothes is the book you have been waiting for.

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Easy Guide to Sewing Linings by Connie Long

Easy Guide to Sewing Linings by Connie Long
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing

A lining makes a garment drape better, last longer, and slip on and off with ease. Easy Guide to Sewing Linings enlightens readers of all skill levels to the lining options available.

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My First Sewing Machine by Alison McNicol

My First Sewing Machine Book- Learn To Sew- Kids by Alison McNicol
Lists It Appears On:

  • Quilter’s Review
  • Sewing Machine Judge

This book is perfect for kids getting started with their first sewing machine – with bright, modern and clear illustrations, children can quickly learn to use and thread their machine, measure and use fabrics, and make a selection of super cool projects – super easy tote bags, cool cushions, i-pod holders, zip cases and more!

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Fabrics A-Z by Dana Willard

Fabrics A-to-Z- The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing by Dana Willard
Lists It Appears On:

  • 110 Creations
  • The Seasoned Homemaker

Fabrics A to Z is the essential guide for sewists and fabric enthusiasts of all levels. This thorough resource explains the unique characteristics, strengths, and limitations of more than 100 fabrics in easy-to-understand terms, so any sewist can enter a fabric shop with confidence. From dotted swiss to silk charmeuse to faux fur, each entry includes a close-up photo of the fabric as well as an overview of its characteristics, ideal uses, and special considerations when sewing. As a bonus, the book concludes with a section on the best tools and notions to use when working with particular fibers, as well as tips on how to read patterns. The small size and flexibind format of Fabrics A to Z make it perfect for tossing into a bag when headed to the fabric store.

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Fast Fit by Sandra Betzina

Fast Fit by Sandra Betzina
Lists It Appears On:

  • Historical Sewing
  • Threads Magazine

Sandra Betzina’s tried and true–and easy to do–techniques for creating clothes that fit and flatter your unique shape.

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Fit for Real People by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto.

Fit for Real People- Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern by Pati Palmer, Marta Alto

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing

Presented in a new edition that adds updated pattern industry news and revised rules for selecting pattern size, this easy and practical fitting system requires no measuring, no drafting skills, no muslin mock-ups—and it works with all brands of tissue paper patterns. Real people of all ages are featured in photographs that explain the steps of cutting out pattern pieces, pinning them together, and adjusting the fit. Special attention is paid to tricky challenges such as accommodating a full bustline, adjusting sleeves, or reworking a garment to make it more flattering, as well as alternative fitting methods such as draping and computer design. Metric conversion charts, charts for comparing pattern company bodice measurements, and a history of American dress design (Just where did size 10 come from?) make this book a versatile reference.

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Fitting and Pattern Alteration by Elizabeth Liechty, Della Pottbert, and Judith Rasband

Fitting and Pattern Alteration- A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration by Elizabeth L. Liechty
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Threads Magazine

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Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear by Winifred Aldrich

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear by Winifred Aldrich
Lists It Appears On:

  • Melly Sews
  • So Sew Easy

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear.

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My First Sewing Book by Susan Akass

My First Sewing Book by Susan Akass
Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandma Likes to Sew
  • Sewing Makes Me Happy

Here are 35 brilliant projects that will help you learn how to sew. If you’ve never used a needle and thread before, don’t worry—start with the ‘Sewing Techniques’ section, which simply explains how to do every stitch. Then pick something to make from one of the four chapters. In the ‘Toys’ chapter, you’ll find juggling animals, sock monsters and rag dolls, while in ‘Fashion Fun’, there are gorgeous bags, hair accessories and more. Next, discover some brilliant ‘Decorations’—from hanging felt stars to pretty lavender bags. Finally, ‘Great Gifts’ is packed with ideas, such as the finger puppet cards, felt egg cosies or the sausage dog draft excluder. All the instructions and cute step-by-step artworks are easy to follow; plus, each project has a grade so that you can start with easy sewing and move onto using more advanced stitches as you get better at it.

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Sewing For Dummies by Janice Saunders Maresh

Sewing for Dummies (For Dummies) by Janice Saunders Maresh
Lists It Appears On:

  • 110 Creations
  • So Sew Easy

Do you love to sew—or want to learn how? Then this book will have you in stitches in no time. There’s nothing like the feeling of completing a project using beautiful fabrics and great timesaving tools and then sharing it with your family and friends. Plus, learning to sew will save you money too! Before long, you’ll be stitching your own hems, repairing split seams, sewing on buttons, and much, much more.

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Stitch By Stitch: Learning To Sew, One Project At A Time by Deborah Moebes

Stitch by Stitch- Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time by Deborah Moebes
Lists It Appears On:

  • Quilter’s Review
  • Whipstitch

So, you love all that gorgeous designer fabric and you really want to make something with it. Or maybe you’ve taught yourself a little sewing know-how but have become frustrated. Whatever your background, “Stitch by Stitch” guides you through everything you need to know to start sewing and make it to the varsity level.

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Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket by Editors of CPi

Tailoring- The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket by Creative Publishing International
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing

Tailoring is the complete photo guide to sewing jackets and coats. Written by sewing professionals, this book teaches the trusted, proven methods for sewing tailored jackets with impeccable details and perfect fit. Written for the intermediate sewer who wants to move on to more challenging projects, this book ensures success with detailed, step-by-step instructions, more than 400 photos, in-depth discussions about products and how to use them. Tailoring offers guidance for every aspect of tailoring a jacket: fitting and pattern alteration, fabrics and tools, interfacings, interlinings, seams and finishes, hand stitches, collars, pressing, topstitching, shaping shoulders, setting in sleeves, sewing pockets, vents, and making perfect buttonholes.

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The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff

The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Whipstitch

In “The Art of manipulating Fabric,” Colette Wolff has set herself just this task, and she succeeds brilliantly. Working from the simplest possible form – a flat piece of cloth and a threaded needle – she categorizes all major dimensional techniques, show how they are related, and give examples of variations both traditional and modern. The result is an encyclopedia of techniques that resurface, reshape, restructure and reconstruct fabric.

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The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot

The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot
Lists It Appears On:

  • Colette
  • Gertie’s Blog For Better Sewing

This useful book provides a complete guide to sewing. With forty-five chapters including ‘The A B C’s of Stitches – Basic Instructions in Sewing’, ‘Embroidery and Applique’, ‘How to Make Coats and Jackets’ and ‘How to Make Curtains’, this book will prove itself invaluable in any home. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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#30-163
(Appear on 1 List)



 

A Field Guide to Fabric DesignKim KightColette
A Million Little WaysEmily FreemanRadiant Home Studio
Akachan no tame ni tsukurumono (Handmade for babies)Chiharu OkuyamaSew in Love
All About CottonJulie ParkerThreads Magazine
All About SilkJulie ParkerThreads Magazine
All About WoolJulie ParkerThreads Magazine
All-in-One Quilter’s Reference Tool: UpdatedSo Sew Easy
Authentic Victorian Dressmaking TechniquesKristina HarrisHistorical Sewing
Beginner’s Guide to DressmakingWendy WardThe Sewing Directory
Bend the Rules SewingAmy KarolColette
Bend the Rules with FabricAmy KarolColette
Beyond CottonKrista FleckensteinRadiant Home Studio
Bodymapping: The Step-By-Step Guide to Fitting Real BodiesKathy IllianBurda Style
Born-Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent, and Recycle Your WardrobeBridgett ArtiseEcosalon
Bridal CoutureSusan KhaljeThreads Magazine
Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets: The Sew U Guide to Making Outerwear EasyWendy MullinCraftsy
Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl’s Best FrockWendy MullinCraftsy
BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980sNora Aboutsteit and Jamie LauCraftsy
Complete Dressmaking SkillsLorna KnightThe Sewing Directory
Coordinate jisai no one-piece + (Stylish Dress Book)Akiko TsukioriSew in Love
Costume in Detail: 1730-1930Nancy BradfieldHistorical Sewing
Decorating Easy: Create a Simple, Comfortable Home with Pure StyleApartment Therapy
Decorative DressmakingSue ThompsonColette
Dress Up Dress Down – Simple ChicMachiko KayakiSew in Love
DressmakingAlison SmithThe Sewing Directory
Dressmaking Made EasyLaura BaldtColette
Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine TechniquesNancy BednarColette
English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth CenturyC. Willett CunningtonHistorical Sewing
Fabric For FashionClive Hallett and Amanda JohnstonThe Sewing Directory
Fabric SavvySandra BetzinaWhipstitch
Fairchild’s Dictionary of TextilesPhyllis G. TortoraHistorical Sewing
Fashion Design Drawing CourseCaroline Tatham and Julian SeamanColette
Fashion Sewing For EveryoneAdele Margolis:Colette
Fashion SketchbookBina AblingColette
Fashion With FabricClaire-Louise HardieThe Sewing Directory
First Time Sewing: Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects by Editors of Creative Publishing internationalSewing Machine Judge
First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner’s GuideQuilter’s Review
Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using Any PatternSo Sew Easy
Fitting FinesseNancy ZiemanThe Seasoned Homemaker
French General: Home Sewn: 30 Projects for Every Room in the HouseApartment Therapy
Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family TreasuresApartment Therapy
Handmade StyleAnna GrahamRadiant Home Studio
Haute CoutureHarold Koda and Richard MartinThreads Magazine
Haynes Sewing ManualLaura StruttThe Sewing Directory
High-Fashion Sewing SecretsClaire SchaefferColette
Home Sweet Home: 60 Simple Sewing Ideas for Today’s Domestic DivaApartment Therapy
How Patterns WorkColette
How to Design Your Own Clothes and Make Your Own PatternsClaudia Ein:Colette
How to Make Clothes That Fit and FlatterAdele MargolisColette
How to Make Sewing PatternsDonald McCunnWhipstitch
How to Style Your BrandFiona HumberstoneRadiant Home Studio
How to Use Your Sewing Machine: A Complete Guide for Absolute BeginnersAlison McNicol:Sewing Machine Judge
Idiot’s Guide: SewingQuilter’s Review
Improv SewingNicole Blum and Debra ImmergutThe Sewing Directory
Kikonashi jiyuuna one-piece x tunic blouse (Otona no couture)Akiko TsukioriSew in Love
Kirei ni nuu tame no kiso no kiso (Basic of basics of beautiful sewing)Keiko MizunoSew in Love
Knits for Real People: Fitting and Sewing Fashion Knit Fabrics (Sewing for Real People series)So Sew Easy
Lotta Jansdotter Everyday StyleLottaRadiant Home Studio
Love at First Stitch: Demystifying DressmakingSo Sew Easy
Make Your Own Patterns: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Making Over 60 Dressmaking PatternsRene BerghBurda Style
Making an ImpressionGennine ZlatkisRadiant Home Studio
Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric CraftsWhipstitch
Mary Johnson’s Guide to Altering and Restyling Ready-Made ClothesMary JohnsonColette
Material World: Home Decor Projects for the Fabric ObsessedApartment Therapy
Me and My Sewing MachineKate HaxelThe Seasoned Homemaker
Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and BabywearWinifred AldrichMelly Sews
Metric Pattern Cutting for MenswearWinifred AldrichMelly Sews
Nineteenth Century Fashion in DetailLucy JohnstonHistorical Sewing
One-piece kara tunic, blouse mo (happy homemade)Noriko SasaharaSew in Love
Onnanoko no oshare fukuYuki ArakiSew in Love
Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear, and LeisurewearAnn HagarColette
Pattern Drafting for Fashion DesignersHelen Joseph-ArmstrongGertie’s Blog For Better Sewing
Pattern Fitting With ConfidenceNancy ZiemanColette
Pattern kara saidan made no kiso no kiso (Basic of the basics from pattern to cutting)Keiko MizunoSew in Love
Pattern Magic Vol. 1Tomoko NakamichiColette
Pattern Magic Vol. 2Tomoko NakamichiColette
Patternmaking for Fashion Design (4th Edition)Helen Joseph ArmstrongThreads Magazine
Patternmaking in FashionLucia Mors de CastroColette
Patterns for Theatrical CostumesMelly Sews
Patterns of Fashion 2, Englishwomen’s Dresses and Their Construction c.1860-1940Janet ArnoldHistorical Sewing
Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women’s Dress 1800-1909Jean HunnisettHistorical Sewing
Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & BestowBetz WhiteRadiant Home Studio
Professional Sewing Techniques for DesignersJulie Cole and Sharon CzachorColette
RefractionsMakoto FujimuraRadiant Home Studio
Rowan Living, Book 1: Thirty ProjectsApartment Therapy
Sarigenaku amai fukuSew in Love
See And Sew: A Sewing Book For ChildrenQuilter’s Review
Sew It UpRuth SingerThe Sewing Directory
Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern SewistMeg McElweeBurda Style
Sew News Timesaving TipsColette
Sew UsefulDebbie ShoreThe Sewing Directory
Sew-It Kit: 15 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects for the HomeApartment Therapy
Sewing Lingerie that FitsKaren MorrisColette
Sewing Machine ClassroomGrandma Likes to Sew
Sewing Made EasyDorothy SaraColette
Sewing School 2: Lessons In Machine SewingQuilter’s Review
Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids will love to makeAndria LisleSewing Machine Judge
Sewing Shortcuts from A to ZElizabeth MushenoColette
Sewing with KnitsConnie Long110 Creations
Sewn Sapces: Fresh and Modern Projects for Your Life and HomeJoel Dewberry’Apartment Therapy
Show Your WorkAustin KleonRadiant Home Studio
Simple Sewing with a French Twist: An Illustrated GuideApartment Therapy
Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy ProjectsLotta JansdotterApartment Therapy
Singer Complete Photo Guide To SewingQuilter’s Review
Singer Sewing Reference LibrarySo Sew Easy
Steal Like an ArtistAustin KleonRadiant Home Studio
Stitching for StyleNelle Weymouth LinkColette
Sukina nunoji de suki na fuku. Sewing hajime masho.Aoi KadaSew in Love
The Anchor Manual of NeedleworkColette
The Art of DressmakingButterickColette
The Art of Sewing: The Classic TechniquesColette
The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for KidsGrandma Likes to Sew
The Bishop Method of Clothing ConstructionEdna Bryte BishopWhipstitch
The Bra-Makers ManualBeverly JohnsonColette
The BurdaStyle Sewing HandbookNora Abousteit and Alison KellyCraftsy
The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect FittingSarahVeblenThe Seasoned Homemaker
The Dressmaker’s Technique BibleLorna Knight110 Creations
The Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional ResultsLynda MaynardEcosalon
The Dressmaking Book: A Simplified Guide for BeginnersAdele MargolisColette
The Little Black Dress: How to Make the Perfect One for YouSimon HenryBurda Style
The Mode In Dress and HomeColette
The New Encyclopedia of Modern SewingColette
The Perfect FitColette
The Serger’s Technique Bible: The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative StitchingSo Sew Easy
The Sewing BibleRuth SingerWhipstitch
The Sewing Machine Attachment HandbookColette
The Sewing Machine ClassroomQuilter’s Review
The Singer Sewing BookColette
The Sweater Chop Shop: Sewing One-of-a-kind Creations from Recycled SweatersCrispina Ffrench’Ecosalon
Theory of Fashion DesignH.L. Brockman:Colette
Vintage Lingerie: 30 Patterns Based on Period Garments Plus Finishing TechniquesJill SalenColette
Vogue/Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing TechniquesWhipstitch
Woman’s Institute Library Of Dressmaking: Sewing MaterialsColette


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Burda Style6 Essential Patternmaking Sewing Books For Your Library
Colette50 Favorite Sewing Books
Craftsy7 Super Helpful Garment Sewing Books
Ecosalon5 Sewing & Alteration Books To Upgrade Your Wardrobe
Gertie’s Blog For Better SewingBuilding a Sewing Library
Grandma Likes to SewMy Favorite Beginner Sewing Books For Newbies and Tweens
Historical SewingTop 10 Resource Books for Your Sewing Library
Melly Sews5+ Great Books for Sewing and Patternmaking
Quilter’s ReviewThe Top 7 Sewing Books For Beginners – PLUS 4 Books For Kids
Radiant Home Studio5 BEST SEWING & DESIGN BOOKS I READ IN 2015 (AND 5 MORE I PLAN TO READ!)
Sew in LoveTop 10 Japanese Sewing Pattern Books
Sewing Machine JudgeFive Best Books on Sewing Machines for Beginners
Sewing Makes Me HappyWhat Are Some Good Sewing Books For Beginners
So Sew EasyBest sewing books as recommended by our readers
The Seasoned HomemakerHow to Sew:: Advanced Sewing Books
The Seasoned Homemaker (Again)How to Sew: Beginner Sewing Books I Love
The Sewing DirectoryBest Sewing Books
Threads MagazineTop 10 Sewing Books
WhipstitchBUILDING A SEWING REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

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