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Our sewing books are tailored to persons of any level, from novice to expert and are bursting with fun projects. From creating your own clothes to making everyday objects like toys and decoration, are you ready to get crafty?

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Our sewing books are tailored to persons of any level, from novice to expert and are bursting with fun projects. From creating your own clothes to making everyday objects like toys and decoration, are you ready to get crafty?

  • SEWP

    Sew Perfect Pets (Paperback)

    Helen Rhiannon

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    This craft book is full of whimsical animal-themed sewing projects ranging from an owl doorstop to a doggy oven mit.

    Designer Helen Rhiannon offers step-by-step instructions for 18 projects that will add character and colour to any household and also serve useful functions. Key techniques and basic materials are detailed at the start of the book and the projects can be completed by sewers of all abilities.

    Other projects include a snake draught excluder, a sheep hot water bottle cover and a fantastic fox pillow. Templates for all the animals are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.
    • £3.99
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    MNFT

    Mini Felt Christmas (Paperback)

    Sachiyo Ishii

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    As it never frays when cut, felting is more popular than ever before and as we head towards Christmas, what better material to make your decorations from?

    In this book, well-known crafter Sachiyo Ishii presents 30 quirky, easy-to-make projects ranging from baubles to penguins and a Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer. You could even make the complete Christmas story!

    Sure to turn some heads when on display in your home, all of the quirky ornaments are suitable for all levels of felter as the techniques and stitches you need are explained through photographs at the beginning of the book and templates are also included.
    • £2.99
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  • BAGM

    A Beginner's Guide to Bag Making (Paperback)

    Estelle Zanatta

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Learn how to sew 20 stylish bag designs with this beautiful beginner's guide.

    From tote and box bags to sports and bowling bags, the projects can be completed using a variety of techniques, styles, fabrics and finishes.

    This book also includes step-by-step instructions for mastering every technique you will need.
    • £4.99
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  • STWF

    Star Wars Felties (Paperback)

    Aimee Ray

    (1) Hand-picked favourites
    Felting has never been more popular so what better introduction to this cool craft than with the famous characters from a galaxy far, far away?

    This kit includes a book with step-by-step instructions and all the materials and die-cut templates you need to make felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Boba Fett.

    The felt is presented in fantastic colours and stuffing and an embroidery needle are also included. We have a good feeling you'll enjoy making these out-of-this-world favourites.
    • £12.99
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  • LETC

    Letter Crafts (Paperback)

    Clare Youngs

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    It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.

    In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.

    All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
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  • CT1002

    Sew Your Own Snowman Kit (Other)

    Hand-picked favourites
    Sew together a smiling snowman with this Make Your Own Festive Snowman kit.

    It's a creative way of counting down to the big day and once complete, the snowman is sure to take pride of place in any Christmas display.

    The instructions are easy to follow and ideal for any creative child who likes to make things in the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year.
    Ages 8+

    Contents: instructions, plush, yarn, ribbon, stuffing, buttons, plastic eyes, needle.

    Box dimensions: 180mm x 200mm.
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  • BTOOC

    Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets: Machine Sewing (Paperback)

    Debbie Shore

    In this first book in her new Sewing Room Secrets series, Debbie Shore walks you through every aspect of machine sewing, revealing her top tips and providing in-depth and helpful guidance every step of the way. Jam-packed with sewing know-how, and with ten gorgeous projects to help you practise what you have learnt, this book will build your confidence and skills in machine sewing - whether you are just starting out on your sewing journey or are an experienced sewer looking to perfect your working methods. In her characteristically friendly and easy-to-follow style, Debbie begins with a section on sewing room essentials. This is your first peek into Debbie's sewing room, where she guides you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need, including wadding/batting, interfacing, fabrics and threads. There is also a troubleshooting section to reassure and guide you when you encounter problems. The second section of the book covers the key techniques you need to know, including inserting zips and piping, using shirring elastic, free-motion embroidery and applique. Debbie's focus is on craft and home items, but she also includes some dressmaking and quilting tips for those looking to explore other areas. The ten beautiful projects help you learn the techniques as you progress through the book, beginning with a simple pincushion before moving on to a pillow cover, a tablet case, a drawstring bag, a sewing machine mat and more.
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  • BSBMF

    Making Children's Clothes (Paperback)

    Emma Hardy

    Expert seamstress Emma Hardy explains how to make beautiful and unique clothes for your children with these 25 simple and practical designs. Make charming clothes for your children by combining a few easy-to-learn stitches with great fabrics and trims - choose from the different projects, including party frocks and pinafore dresses, simple shirts and elasticated trousers, sleepwear, and accessories such as hats, bibs, bootees and aprons. There are clothes for young boys and girls, toddlers and babies, all with full-size paper patterns provided. Packed with useful tips and sewing techniques, Making Children's Clothes is a comprehensive guide to creating fantastic items that any child will love to wear.
    • £10.39
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  • BRYTN

    Mini Hoop Embroideries (Paperback)

    Sonia Lyne

    Frame it, wear it, look awesome. Stitch a multitude of embroidery designs - all within a cute and tiny mini hoop! Following the simple instructions inside, learn how to create over 60 tiny masterpieces in a wide range of styles by original mini embroidery hoop creator Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne (TM). Using these little hoops as your canvas learn to stitch it all, from classic embroidered flowers and applique animals through to abstract stitch 'n' paint shapes and tasselled creatures. Then, proudly frame and decorate your stitched art and turn them into eye-catching jewellery pieces, or display them in your home for ultimate hoopy gorgeousness. Beginner embroiderers and experienced stitchers short on time will love the small size of these hoops, and almost all the designs can be made in a weekend. Throughout the book, Sonia gives you tips on colour and stitch variations, as well as alternative hoop shapes you could use from her mini hoop packs, inspiring you to make these little designs truly your own! Whatever your style, there's a treasure trove of stunning designs and motifs to stitch and adapt, encouraging you to grow confident in building (and feeling proud of) your own artistic juices. So get ready to be motivated, excited and inspired to stitch up a sea of mini masterpieces that you'll love to show off and gift to a loved one (or make for yours truly...).
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  • BQWAK

    The Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags (Hardback)

    Debbie Shore

    New from Debbie Shore, this is a brand new bag-making series with a difference! The 15 tote bag designs are created using the rigid plastic templates contained within the book; these two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus they are simple to position and use - there is no need to pin them. The 15 tote bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book; Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. Each project in the book is explained using Debbie's trademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.
    • £12.79
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  • BZBDM

    Twenty to Make: Pompom Christmas (Paperback)

    Alistair MacDonald

    Discover the quick and easy craft of pompom making with 20 festive projects. Ideal as mini gifts or cheerful decorations for your home, these Christmas designs can be made simply using cardboard templates and yarn in colours of your choice. These cute and fun projects will appeal to adults of all abilities and are a great holiday activity to get kids into the festive spirit. All the projects can be made with inexpensive yarn, and are a great way of using up fabric scraps and leftover yarn. With such a variety of lovely projects, from Santa Claus and Rudolph to garlands and snowflakes, there is something for everyone in this great little book.
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  • BYHIR

    20 to Stitch: Fabric Buttons (Paperback)

    Gina Barrett

    Learn to make 20 button designs using fabric - as an embellishment to a garment or as a piece of jewellery or accessory. Gina Barrett uses techniques such as stitching, embroidery and beading, and provides shaped templates for those projects where the reader may need more assistance. The buttons are all worked at a small size, so will require limited materials and thread for a polished finish. There are no complex button-making techniques here; all the buttons can be created by the reader at home, following Gina's straightforward instructions and stitch diagrams.
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  • BUUFY

    Fun & Easy Scrap Quilting (Paperback)

    Annie's Quilting

    Using scraps is one of the joys of being a quilter, and finding vibrant and beautiful patterns for those scraps makes it even better! The 8 projects in this book can be made from the variety of scraps you have stashed away - there are lap quilts, runners, bed quilts and more. Simply choose a project, surround yourself with your scraps, and watch your stash of scraps diminish as you stitch! Skill level: Easy
    • £7.19
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  • BTZIM

    Folk Embroidered Felt Birds (Paperback)

    Corinne Lapierre

    Popular author Corinne Lapierre creates a charming range of 20 exquisite folk embroidered felt birds. Including a swan, a hen, a goose, a partridge, an owl, a dove, a peacock and a flamingo. Beautifully made in lovely, soft colours, the birds are filled with toy stuffing and embellished with folk-style surface embroidery in different-coloured threads. The stitches include chain stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, running stitch, blanket stitch, French knots and satin stitch. There are also bead and sequin embellishments on some birds. The book includes lovely, hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the designs. The birds all have optional ribbon hangers for display.
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  • BSAMC

    Pompom Pokemon (Paperback)

    Sachiko Susa

    Make pompom versions of your favorite Pokemon! This book contains 32 patterns with photographs and instructions for pompom versions of popular Pokemon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur. Gotta make 'em all!
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  • BQGGC

    Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar (Paperback)

    Sachiyo Ishii

    Advent calendars take pride of place in homes all over the world in the run up to Christmas. This year, why not add a personal touch to your Christmas countdown by making your own felt calendar, filled with an array of festive felt figures to delight the whole family? Felt is soft, tactile and very easy to use, and sewers of all abilities will enjoy creating this fabulous festive decoration. Best-selling author Sachiyo Ishii starts by showing you how to make the basic calendar, and then provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and templates for 24 tiny felt toys to place in the pockets. These cute little Christmas-themed projects are quick to make using just a few pieces of felt, stuffing, thread and ribbons, and make perfect little gifts for children and adults alike. Easy to make and fun to use, the calendar can be stored away and brought out year after year to become a much-loved family favourite for many years to come.
    • £8.39
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  • BMJSM

    Tilly and the Buttons: Stretch! (Paperback)

    Tilly Walnes

    Great British Sewing Bee contestant Tilly Walnes' Tilly and the Buttons: Stretch!: Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics is a craft book packed with patterns and step-by-step instructions for over 10 stylish garments. It also contains tips on how to customise each garment to make it completely unique!
    • £17.99
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  • ATNYH

    Stitched Fabric Brooches (Paperback)

    Alex McQuade

    The latest in the Twenty to Make series, Stitched Fabric Brooches shows readers how to create contemporary layered brooches and corsages. Textile expert Alex McQuade uses a range of materials, from linen and lace to buttons and ribbons - some vintage or recycled - for her signature look, which includes themes such as birds, hearts, dogs, cupcakes and flowers. The book will show how to combine a range of colours and fabrics to beautiful effect, and provide alternative suggestions to encourage readers to experiment for themselves.
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  • ALVFB

    Sewing to Sell (Paperback)

    Virginia Lindsay

    Everything you need to know is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping a sewing studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing, designing patterns, and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that's not all! The book also includes 16 projects to start sewing and selling right now. Bonus - 16 Starter Projects. How to sell locally and online Hands-on guide for starting and running a successful home sewing business is a win for you too - you sell the fabric and supplies Informative interviews with four women who already run profitable sewing businesses Includes 16 projects to sew and sell - perfect to pitch as classes to make aprons, tote and messenger bags, tablet covers, baby quilts, and more Plus pattern pullout
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  • BZBDL

    Sew Brilliant Bags (Paperback)

    Debbie Shore

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    It can be difficult to find bag designs that really inspire you: you might want the shape and pockets of one combined with the size and handles of another. But how do you put all these different elements together to create your perfect bag? Let sewing superstar Debbie Shore equip you with all the techniques you need to create 12 beautiful, customisable projects, and then show you how to apply these techniques and ideas to create your own unique designs. The projects are wide-ranging, giving you plenty of ideas and techniques to try out, including a large, square-bottomed beach bag, a zipped, curved-top shoulder bag, an oilcloth tote, a pleated cosmetic bag, and a three-pocket cross-body bag with a magnetic fastener. Learn how to complete a range of techniques, from adding piping and making eyelets to inserting zips, adding handles and straps and creating a square bag base. What you create next is up to you! Mix and match techniques, fabrics and ideas to create a truly personal bag. All the techniques and stitches you need are clearly explained, and the projects can all be made on a basic sewing machine. The book is packed full of Debbie's friendly help and advice, with all the projects shown using clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions.
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  • BXZLP

    Cross Stitch Folklore (Hardback)

    Seibundo Shinkosha

    A book on eastern European embroidery. At the end of the 19th century, Th r se de Dillmont collected samples of cross stitching found throughout Europe. Her collection was stored in the DMC museum, which does not exist today. This book contains over 150 designs and patterns from thirteen countries, including simple border print from Poland, flower designs from Bulgaria, and geometric patterns from Ukraine. Cross Stitch Folklore allows readers to see the culture and the history in Eastern Europe through various designs.
    • £19.99
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  • BWUVU

    Sew Advent Calendars (Paperback)

    Debbie Shore

    Count down to Christmas with Debbie Shore. Sew unique, personalised advent calendars for your loved ones, and fill them with their favourite festive treats and handpicked goodies that they'll really treasure. There are 20 designs included, from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, for both adults and children alike, along with a treat-filled calendar for the family dog! The book contains all the techniques needed to make the calendars, and every project is shown clearly step-by-step, with helpful tips and advice throughout. Using Debbie's friendly and easy-to-follow instructions, it's time to get crafty and create a new festive family tradition!
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  • BWIZA

    Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses (Hardback)

    Hirsch Gretchen

    In the '50s and '60s, Simplicity released their popular line of Jiffy sewing patterns, which had minimal pattern pieces and simple constructions, yet were chic enough for fashion-conscious customers. This approach appeals now more than ever as stylish women are continuously looking for ways to fit their love of sewing into busy lives filled with family, work, school, and countless other obligations.Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses is Gretchen Hirsch's modern reinvention of this simple idea, focusing on easily mastered sewing skills, minimal pattern pieces, and fabulous designs. And the best part? Readers will end up with a sparkling wardrobe of easy-to-wear, fun-to-style dresses that will fill busy modern lives with retro charm.
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  • BWGMS

    Punch Needle (Paperback)

    Arounna Khounnoraj

    Discover a fresh take on a traditional craft in this ultimate introduction to the art of punch needling. Giving this forgotten craft a modern twist is author Arounna Khounnoraj (aka Bookhou). One of Canada's most sought after mentors and creatives, she has caused a social media storm with her beautiful images and videos featuring her modern interpretation of this craft. In Punch Needle Workshop she shows you how to create your own floral and abstract designs, teaches the basic stitches and guides you in mastering punch needling through a stylish collection of 20 homeware and accessory projects. It won't take long to ace, as this is one of the most straightforward crafts to pick up - all you need is your hands, a ball of yarn, some fabric and a punch needle. Discover how to create stunning cushions, wall art, bags, a blanket and an impressive rug with the help of illustrated step-by-steps, pattern charts and inspirational project photography. Each piece highlights Arounna's beautiful botanical and abstract pattern work, sense of colour and combination of stitches, which bring this age-old technique bang up to date. Arounna also shows you how to develop and translate your own designs into beautiful pieces to feature around your home. So once you have mastered the basics, you can begin to design your own creations... the possibilities are endless.
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We have a terrific range of sewing books to cater to all your sewing needs. We have books to help you sew all types of clothing and household objects with a variety of materials.

Learn the basics or become a pro

Become at one with your sewing kit with a great selection of sewing books to inspire you. Whether you are looking for an introductory guide to learn the basics, or you’re already a sewing fan and are looking for some new ideas on what to work on next, we’ve got you covered.

Sewing for all interests and occasions

With such a range of books about sewing, we have something for you whatever your interests and for all occasions. We have seasonal sewing guides, including books for Christmas craft projects and guides to make summery sewn flowers. Or, get the kids involved as a fun weekend activity.

Check out the impressive range

We are sure to have the perfect sewing guide book to make you want to grab a needle and thread and get to work.