12 Best Basic Sewing Books

Updated on: May 2021

Best Basic Sewing Books in 2021


Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers

Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
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Sewing 101, Revised and Updated: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

Sewing 101, Revised and Updated: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • CPI-35748
  • 9781589235748
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • The Quarto Group

How To Use Your Sewing Machine: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

How To Use Your Sewing Machine: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Basic Sewing for Costume Construction: A Handbook, Second Edition

Basic Sewing for Costume Construction: A Handbook, Second Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
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The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible: Get the Most Out of Your Machine---From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible: Get the Most Out of Your Machine---From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
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The Sewing Book New Edition: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques

The Sewing Book New Edition: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know about Machine and Hand Sewing

Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know about Machine and Hand Sewing
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
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Basic Hand Sewing Guide 1-Hour Repair Guide: Stitching Techniques & Repair Guide

Basic Hand Sewing Guide  1-Hour Repair Guide: Stitching Techniques & Repair Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Sewing 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-by-Step Instruction

Sewing 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-by-Step Instruction
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques

The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

The Serger's Technique Bible: The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching

The Serger's Technique Bible: The Complete Guide to Serging and Decorative Stitching
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Macmillan Publishers-St
  • Martin's Books: The Serger's Technique Bible
  • When it comes to achieving professional-quality edging, hemming, seaming and decorative stitching, you cannot beat a serger! A serger allows you to quickly sew, trim and finish seams all in one go! This book contains all you need to get the most out of your machine
  • Author: Julia Hincks
  • Softcover, 128 pages

Sewing Tips: Pinning Alternative

Wait until you see how much time you’ll save when you don’t have to pin anymore!

Push your jaw shut and we can talk about the stapler. I know, it doesn't sound appropriate but, hey, it's even better, faster, and more convenient than pinning. When you pin, you also have to unpin, but with a stapler there's none of that. You staple, which is much quicker than pinning, and then you don't have to un-staple. To use the stapling method, first lay out your pattern pieces, but leave a small area of paper, all the way around each piece, so that you have room for the staples. Staple the pattern to the fabric, here and there, all the way around each piece.

When you go to take the pattern off of the fabric, lift gently on it, and pull it off of each staple. You can use the same pattern piece, again and again, stapling in a slightly different area - or at a slightly different angle - each time. Sew each pattern piece as you normally would, and then when you trim off the excess, you'll also be trimming away the staples.

You can use staples in other ways, even without a pattern, when doing sewing jobs. For instance, if a shirt is too large, turn it inside-out, and staple it where you would normally pin it - down the sides or elsewhere. Sew just inside the staples, and then cut away the excess fabric while getting rid of the staples at the same time.

Now that you know you don't have to do all of that pinning - and un-pinning - you'll want to sew even more. You'll save a lot of time on each outfit, pillow, curtain, or other sewn item, and have a lot more time to make even more things for yourself, your family, and your home.

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