Sewing and So Forth

Have you ever said, "I wish I could make that"? Here are books to help you learn all the skills you didn't master in home economics: everything from threading the needle to finishing the hem on that little black dress.

This list is for beginning to intermediate sewers. Click here to browse more complete lists of our sewing books.

Sewing For Dummies

By Janice S. Saunders

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Even if you think you can't sew on a button, this book can help you improve your sewing skills.

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Sew News

By PJS Publications

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A great magazine that has current trends in fabric and design as well as how-to's for garment construction, easy gifts and home decorating.

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Power Sewing Step-By-Step

By Sandra Betzina

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This is a great reference book for all kinds of garment construction. Lots of techniques and short cuts are pictured in great illustrations.

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Fine Machine Sewing: Easy Ways To Get the Look Of Hand Finishing and Embellishing

By Carol Laflin Ahles

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Who needs to sew by hand when your machine can do it all? Embellish purchased garments or ones you made yourself with these wonderful techniques.

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All About Machine Arts: Decorative Techniques From A To Z

By Susan E. Mickey

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Everything from applique to zigzag is included in this well illustrated guide.

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