Books And eBooks Can Be A Good Place To Start Sewing Lessons
Books and ebooks are one of the most widely available options for learning to sew or for refreshing long dormant sewing skills, not to mention learning some new ideas.
I actually went to some stores and found some great references on sewing. However, the greatest selection of information on sewing can be found online.
Here is a list of some of what I think are some of the best offerings on sewing, covering topics from A to Z. These are real keepers for your sewing library.
1. Sewing 101 (A Beginner’s Guide To Sewing) – Creative Publishing International
2. Sewing For Dummies – Jan Saunders
3. Simplicity’s Simply the Best Sewing Book – Edited by Ann Marie Soto and the staff of the Simplicity Pattern Company
4. Reader’s Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing – Reader’s Digest (in fact the original was one of the first sewing books that I ever purchased for my sewing library)
5. The Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques – Wendy Gardiner
6. Reader’s Digest Step-by-Step Sewing Course – Reader’s Digest
7. Singer-The Complete Photo Guide To Sewing – Creative Publishing International
8. DK-The Complete Book of Sewing – DK (Dorling Kindersley)
For Home Décor
1. Home Décor Sewing 101 (A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing For The Home) – Creative Publishing International
2. Sewing for the Home – Creative Publishing International
3. Singer Sewing Reference Library - Upholstery Basics – Creative Publishing International
4. Singer – The New Step-By-Step Home Decorating Projects – Creative Publishing International
These are by no means the only really good sources of written information out there, but I only have room for so many in my library. In fact, I would need an entire room just to contain all of the good sewing volumes that exist, if I were to own them all, but alas, I have to limit my collection.
Even if you don’t fancy this means to teach yourself sewing these are still good references, if you do like learning things this way, then these are a great place to start.
If you prefer to actually look through what is available without having to search through pages of selections online, then the sewing centers are also a good resource.
eBooks for Free!
Don’t want to buy books and e-books, well that’s no problem either. There are some e-formats out there.
I found a really good e-reference on sewing at
favcrafts.com for books and ebooks.
The folks in the crafting community are really generous with their resources, and this is just one example.
So, if learning to sew from the written word is your interest or even if you just want some useful information, these books and ebooks references are a good start.
Click the links below for some other great sewing lessons media.
For a great web based site for e-sewing lessons, click below on eSewing Workshop.com.