Dear Fellow Sewers,
One of the best things about summertime is reading (ideally by the pool, on the beach or with your toes in some kind of water). I’ll admit it’s been a long time since I read a novel. Having three kids pretty much puts the kibosh on finishing anything other than a magazine excerpt. However, I have found the time to at least make my summer reading list—and to no surprise it is full of sewing books!
The greatest thing about sewing books is that I can look at the pretty pictures, navigate through the how-tos and dog-ear the projects I want to make in the future. Then I’ll come back and read the instructions as time (and fabric) permits! I still love having an actual book—especially one that comes with a pattern insert—but ebooks are great too. At least when I’m reading an ebook, my 11-month-old daughters don’t fight over who can tear the most pages while mommy reads!
I thought I’d share some of the books that are on my summer reading list. Perhaps you’ll let me know how you like them, too!
First up is Burda Style Modern Sewing: Full Figure Fashion. This book has more than 24 patterns, sized from 14-24. There are wardrobe staples, and some statement pieces, too.
Modern DIY Upholstery is next. This book contains 10 upholstery projects that are actually do-able. I’ve always wanted to showcase a fabulous fabric on my old ottoman, and I’m sure this book will motivate me to do just that!
Stitch, Wear, Play is full of 20 children’s garments and accessories. They are so adorable! Plus, you don’t need much fabric to create an outfit for a 4-year old—bonus!
From now until July 10, these books (and many more) are all 50% off at the Interweave store. You’ll find some great ebooks for a mere $5 that you can download instantly, too!
The official start of summer is only a couple of weeks away—make sure to arm yourself with some good reads!