8 New Must-Have Sewing Books

Yesterday I found out that Marie Osmond’s new sewing book, Marie Osmond’s Heartfelt Giving: Sew and Quilt for Family and Friends,  will be out Nov.9. From the sneek peak on Amazon, it looks like it includes some really cute ideas.

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Let’s check out 7 more new sewing titles–either fresh off the presses or coming soon to a fabric shop or bookstore near you. Since the holidays are right around the corner, be sure to add them to your wish list. They’d also make perfect gifts for your sewing buddies–there’s something for every taste and skill level!

Made at Home: A Guide to Simple Sewing by Lisa Stickley

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Textile designer Lisa Stickley brings more than 30 original projects for your home, including curtains, aprons, pillows and table linens. I love the fanciful illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Sew! by Cath Kidston

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Uber-popular designer Cath Kidston follows up Make! with a collection of 43 adorable sewing projects. Bonus points for the full-size pattern sheet that’s included!

Nancy’s Favorite 101 Notions: Sew, Quilt and Embroider with Ease by Nancy Zieman

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Have you ever wondered what superstar Nancy Zieman has in her sewing room? Now you can find out with this comprehensive guide to Nancy’s favorite tools. There’s also lots of great info in the “Notes from Nancy” sprinkled throughout.

The Party Dress Book: How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room by Mary Adams

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The holiday season is also prime-time for party dresses. Learn designer Mary Adams’ secrets to sewing a one-of-a-kind frock. Don’t miss the hilarious foreword by famous funny lady Amy Sedaris!

Stitch-opedia: The Only Embroidery Reference You’ll Ever Need by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick

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Whether you’re new to hand embroidery or a seasoned veteran, this thorough guide is indispensable. The detailed, close-up photographs of each step are extremely handy.

Design Your Own Tees by Jennifer Cook

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Transform tired old T-shirts with lots of fun ideas for stitching, stamping and printing. Some of the projects can be done in less than an hour!

Simplify with Camille Roskelly: Quilts for the Modern Home
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Make fresh and modern quilts using fat quarters, jelly rolls and other pre-cuts. Colorful photography and lots of helpful hints.

Wow! Now I’m super inspired to try some of these projects!  Which books will you be adding to your sewing library? Which ones did I miss? Share your thoughts below!

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8 Responses to 8 New Must-Have Sewing Books

  1. Ruth says:

    I want them all!

  2. Terriaw says:

    Wow, this is a great list! I see two here that I am going to add to my Christmas list. Thanks for the tips!

    I have been eyeing Vintage Notions by Amy Barickman lately.

  3. Amy says:

    I wrote a blog post recently about the sewing books on my wish list: http://sewingbythebook.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-christmas-wish-list.html

    After checking out the Amazon preview for Vintage Notions, I’m really looking forward to reading it. That’s my top pick right now.

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  5. Jeanne says:

    I am collecting Nancy Zieman, whether I need them or not; also the Sew by Kidston bears looking at, so it looks like I will have to be haunting my local bookstore for a bit…

  6. Beth says:

    @Amy: I can’t wait to read Tim Gunn’s book!

    @Terri & Amy: Vintage Notions is really great, make sure to let us know what you think of it!

  7. Karisa says:

    I really want that Design Your Own Tees book! I just put together an eBook on t-shirt sewing: http://www.allfreesewing.com/Refashioning-and-Upcycling/9-Ways-to-Transform-Old-T-Shirts-eBook but I’d also love to get my hands on a copy of this book!

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