From the Bookcase: Take a Tea Towel by Jemima Schlee

  Who would have thought that the humble tea towel could be transformed into a number of fabulous projects? Craft magazine contributor Jemima Schlee demonstrates how you too can create one of 16 projects quickly and simply using basic materials and a little know-how in Take a Tea Towel: 16 Beautiful Projects for your Home […]

From the Bookcase: Sewing for Fashion Designers by Anette Fischer

    Anyone requiring a book full of patterns ready for reproduction will need to find an alternative to Sewing for Fashion Designers (rrp. £35.00). Author Anette Fischer draws on more than 20 years of experience within the fashion industry to bring forth the fundamental skills and expertise needed by designers in the fashion world today. Rather […]

From the Bookcase: Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers – Christine Haynes

    Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes is a definitive guide for the beginner sewist who yearns to create and wear their own clothes. The book is informative and explanatory, starting with the basics of sewing including how to read patterns, covering the basic tools needed and an illustrated guide […]

From the Bookcase: Sew Fab – Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas by Lesley Ware

  Budding seamstresses and designers can learn the ropes thanks to Lesley Ware and her new book Sew Fab – Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas. Aimed at girls aged 8-13 years-old, the author doesn’t just focus on providing patterns for her readers, but also takes them takes her through the very basics of fashion […]

From the Bookcase: Girly Style Wardrobe by Yoshiko Tsukiori

    Following on from Stylish Dress Book: Clothing for Everyday Wear and Stylish Dress Book: Simple Smocks, Dresses and Tops, Yoshiko Tsukiori is back with her newest release. Girly Style Wardrobe (Laurence King Publishing) is a delightful book for beginners and experienced sewists alike. Comprising 28 comprehensive instructions for staple wardrobe pieces for girls […]