12 Best Sewing Books For Beginners

Updated on: July 2021

Best Sewing Books For Beginners in 2021


First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques

The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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. 3 in 2021
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Sewing For Dummies

Sewing For Dummies
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to create and repair clothing and furnishing for minimal cost
  • Turn to this hands-on guide for the best techniques and fun projects for learning
  • Make lots of fun and fashionable projects

Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
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New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories

New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
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Sewing School ® 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Sewing School ® 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • STO-20492
  • 9781612120492
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Storey Publishing

A Kid's Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends • 16 Fun Projects You'll Love to Make & Use

A Kid's Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends • 16 Fun Projects You'll Love to Make & Use
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
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My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +

My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
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Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition

Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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. 11 in 2021
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Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques, The: A step-by-step visual directory, with an inspirational gallery of finished pieces

Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques, The: A step-by-step visual directory, with an inspirational gallery of finished pieces
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
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Easy No-Sew Ways to Shorten Jeans

Use these easy no-sew ways to shorten jeans that are too long. Shortening pants without a sewing machine is easy.

The very best no-sew way to shorten jeans is with hem tape. It is special adhesive striping that fuses fabrics together, and the only items required are scissors, pins and an iron. It can be found in craft stores where fabrics are sold, online and in most sewing supply stores. It is a must for no-sew projects, and it has countless uses.

To shorten a pair of jeans, turn them inside out, and determine how much tape is necessary to shorten each leg. Cut the tape to the proper length. Heat up the iron to a high cotton setting, and make sure the steam function is off. While the iron is heating, fold the fabric over and pin it in place every three inches. Firmly iron the fabric until both sides of the material fuse. Pull out the pins and go over the jeans with the iron one more time. They should look perfect. If the seam is not too wide, no one will be able to tell that the jeans were shortened.

Use Duct Tape as a Temporary Solution to Shorten Pants

Do you need an immediate no-sew solution for jeans that are far too long? Use heavy duty duct tape to temporarily shorten the jeans. Begin by turning the jeans inside out and folding the bottoms to the proper length. The extra fabric should be on the inside after they are turned right side out. Iron the jeans on a high cotton setting until achieving a good crease. Use the duct tape to hold the creased hems firmly in place. No one will see the insides of the cuffs. This easy solution to shorten the jeans will work until you are able to use hem tape as a more permanent no-sew option. Just be sure to remove it before washing and drying the jeans.

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