12 The Best Sewing Books For Beginners

Updated on: July 2021

The 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

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

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

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. 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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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. 6 in 2021
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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. 7 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. 8 in 2021
  • STO-20492
  • 9781612120492
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Storey Publishing

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. 9 in 2021
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Sewing (5th Edition): Sewing For Beginners - Quick & Easy Way To Learn How To Sew With 50 Patterns for Beginners!

Sewing (5th Edition): Sewing For Beginners - Quick & Easy Way To Learn How To Sew With 50 Patterns for Beginners!
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

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

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

Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition

Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
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Three Must-Read Couture Sewing Books

A look at three great books on couture sewing.

Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style

Written by the highly esteemed fashion designer and sewing expert Kenneth King Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style is a great read.

In Cool Couture Kenneth King shares several wonderful tips, tricks, and techniques to help the home sewer create couture creations worthy of the runway. All of the techniques King discusses in the book come with step-by-step instructions that are offered both in text and in photos.

In Cool Couture King discusses several topics of interest for home sewer that include tips for choosing the right fabrics, how to insert piping, and how best to use zippers.

The only downside I see to Cool Couture is that several pages of the book, including photos, is the exact same information that can be found in his first book Design Techniques.

High Fashion Sewing Secrets: A Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, and More

High Fashion Sewing Secrets: A Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, and More is written by Claire B. Shaeffer, and is chock full of great couture sewing techniques.

In High Fashion Sewing Secrets readers will find step-by-step directions for a wide variety of couture sewing techniques that include how to create piped pockets, bias covered seams, and coat lining techniques. The book also features a complete section on how to draft and alter patterns.

While most couture sewing books are targeted more for the advanced sewer than the beginning sewer High Fashion Sewing Secrets has quite a bit of information in it that will apply to the beginning sewer, while advanced sewers will still find the techniques in the book quite challenging.

Baby Couture: Sew Stylish Fashions for Infants and Children

If you are looking to make your little one couture clothes than Baby Couture: Sew Stylish Fashions for Infants and Children, written by Samantha McNesby, is the perfect sewing book for you.

Baby Couture features great projects that will appeal to both beginning and advanced sewers alike. The patterns in Baby Couture are easy to follow with clear directions and plenty of photos.

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