The New Complete Guide to Sewing 2010

New Complete Guide to Sewing 2010A couple of months ago I pre-ordered The New Complete Guide to Sewing 2010 edition. It showed up today and what a handy book to have around if you’re a beginner.

Now, I LOVE the other books I’ve purchased to see my through my sewing journey but I’m quickly finding that each book serves its own purpose and that having a few on hand is not only common but often quite useful. Doesn’t hurt that they look good on the bookshelf next to my sewing machine either. Makes me feel rather prepared!
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Sew Everything Workshop Cover

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned ordering some new sewing books including the Sew Everything Workshop.  All the books have arrived and I’ve been having some fun with them.  It’s time to share.

The bright, yellow cover had caught my attention quite some time ago but in person the book is absolutely irresistible.  Out of all of the new arrivals, this one has absorbed most of my time because it’s just plain fun.

Sew Everything Workshop was written by Diana Rupp.
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How to Master Your New Sewing Machine

50 Ways to Master Your Sewing Machine BookYou finally get it home and next on your list? How to master your new sewing machine. Here’s a book that covers the basics and some great sewing machine tips you won’t find anywhere else.

I’m sure some of you know exactly what you want to do with your new machine and are eager to get started. Others out there know they want to learn but may not be sure where to start at all.

There are classes, groups, and friends and – my favorite method – trial and error.

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