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Sewing books - recommendations?

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Mareth
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Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby Mareth » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:04 am

I've been browsing The Book Depository (and then going to Amazon so have a peek inside :lol: ) to try and find some good sewing books.
I think I'm going to buy the Bag-making Bible (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Bag-Mak ... 0715336243), but I'd also like to get some books for housey accessories and also clothes.
I already have Kirsty's Homemade Home (Kirsty from Location, Location, Location), which is good for housey stuff but it's more an inspiration book tbh :-? I'd prefer more patterns and tutes rather than just inspiration.
'Making Children's Clothes' http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Making- ... 1906525798 looks lovely, but mostly girly :? Does anyone have it? Is it any good?
I'd really like some books with good patterns for boys' clothes (I dont' mind some girls' patterns as they'd be good for gifts, but want to make some nice things for Rhys)


Can anyone suggest any good books?

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Re: Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby MissFrodo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 pm

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Vintage ... 1906417444
I bought this one a few weeks ago, has lovely patterns and fab boys ones too ;)

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sewing- ... 1589234734
Still love this one, it's getting a bit of a classic these days i think.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/101-Gre ... 0715337783
This is very nice with lots and lots of housey stuff, bags, etc etc, very good for giftmaking things.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sewn-To ... 0715338452
Don't have this one yet but it's on my wishlist ;)

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Re: Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby northernruth » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:50 pm

I have this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Proud-Cra ... 916&sr=8-1, worth a look for home stuff. Forget about Kirsty Allsop, she just pays other people to do i =t for her :roll:

Cath Kidston also does some sewing books that look good to me, you don't have to use the fabric if you don't like it :wink:

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Re: Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby Rae » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:56 pm

Lisa's bag making bible is fab!! and as a bonus she is on facebook and she will answer any question you have about bag making promptly.

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Re: Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby Mareth » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:24 pm

Thanks all. I think I'll take a list of all your suggestions into town at the weekend and have a look in a real book shop, then come home and buy them online :lol:

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Re: Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby keljbj » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:00 pm

I've got the Making childrens clothes one. It is good, and there are a few boys things in there (a dressing gown, a shirt and some trousers off the top of my head) but it is mainly girly. They are releasing one with just boy's patterns in though :wink: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sewing-Boys-Pro ... 91&sr=1-39

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Re: Sewing books - recommendations?

Postby Mareth » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Ooh I like the look of that :D


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