I am so honored to be the next stop on The Sewtionary Blog Tour! Written by the lovely Tasia of the pattern company Sewaholic, this book is an absolute must in your stash. I don't say that lightly and I don't agree to review books from friends if I don't honestly believe what I'm saying.
|What is a Border Print|
|Inseam Pockets vs. Slash Pockets|
I love reference books and they are the ones I go back to over and over again. I have a ton of vintage ones, and of course my own book, but from doing a similarly styled book, I know A) how hard they are to do, and B) how hard it is to include everything. No book will fill every need, so having a few to refer to is really a lifesaver.
|How to sew a Godet - How to sew a Narrow Hem|
|How to sew a Bound Buttonhole - What is Hair Canvas|
You might remember that I actually got Tasia's book back in Pittsburgh during Quilt Market, when I was lucky enough to meet her in real life and get it signed before it was even widely available. Tasia is so nice in real life and I am really happy for her and how great her book turned out.
|How to sew Belt Loops - How to sew a Blanket Stitch|
|How to make Piping - How to sew with Knit Fabric|
What will you find inside? Conveniently organized alphabetically, you will learn all about basic things like how to finish seams, to far more advanced topics like pad stitching and transforming a bodice with darts to a bodice with princess seams. Really helpful!
|How to change Darts into Princess Seams - How to change the Seam Allowance on a pattern|
|How to make a Tailor's Ham - How to Understitch a facing|
All the photos are very clear and give you tremendous details, making each step really easy to follow. The book itself is large and hard cover, but with a helpful spiral ring hidden on the inside, so the pages lay nice and flat when you are using the book.
|How to sew Bias Tape - How to sew Exposed Elastic to an opening|
I cannot suggest this book enough and recommend you get it to learn all the A to Z's of sewing! Want to know even more about the book and have a chance to win one? Check out all the other stops on The Sewtionary Blog Tour at these blogs below:
- Wednesday, September 10: Thread Theory Blog
- Thursday, September 11: Miss Crayola Creepy
- Friday, September 12: Coletterie
- Monday, September 15: City Stitching with Christine Haynes
- Tuesday, September 16: Tilly and the Buttons
- Wednesday, September 17: Madalynne
- Thursday, September 18: Closet Case Files
- Friday, September 19: By Gum, By Golly
- Monday, September 22: Lladybird
- Tuesday, September 23: True Bias
- Wednesday, September 24: Four Square Walls
- Thursday, September 25: Ada Spragg
- Friday, September 26: Did You Make That?