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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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Sewing Books

  • Letter Crafts

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: LETC
    Paperback
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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.
    • £2.00
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  • Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets: Machine Sewing

    Debbie Shore

    Product Code: BTOOC
    Paperback
    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.
    • £8.99
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  • The Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags

    Debbie Shore

    Product Code: BQWAK
    Hardback
    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.
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  • Sew Outdoor Living

    Debbie Shore

    Product Code: BXVST
    Paperback
    Ensure your garden looks stunning come rain or shine with this inspirational new book from Debbie Shore. Using easy-to-follow photography and simple instructions Debbie shows you how to sew 22 beautiful items for outdoor living. Sew decorative accessories for the patio, such as seat cushions and bunting, create practical items such as a BBQ tool roll and picnic caddy, and even make a kids' teepee! Perfect for people of all abilities who love sewing and enjoy their gardens, or who want to make a gift for someone who does.
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  • Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

    Product Code: BKGSM
    Hardback
    In this practical but inspiring book, seamstress Arianna Cadwallader and designer Cathy McKinnon present sewing patterns and instructions for the five key pieces that will form the basis of your own capsule wardrobe: * a great shift dress * well-fitting trousers * a simple yet stylish skirt * a light blouse * a jersey vest. Their focus is on quality and fit - all the patterns can be adapted to fit and suit you perfectly, whether you prefer long, short or cap sleeves, high or low waistbands, and slim, straight or wide legged trousers. Once you've created your items you can then mix and match them to create a variety of looks and styles. Aimed at advanced beginners, the book guides you through how to measure yourself and all the techniques you will need. With a foreword by TV star Dawn O'Porter, this is the essential guide to creating your perfect wardrobe.
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  • Tilly and the Buttons: Make It Simple

    Tilly Walnes

    Product Code: CDOHR
    Paperback
    Sewing doesn't have to be complicated, and you don't need lots of time to make your own clothes. While life is speeding up, this book will help you slow down and squeeze in time to get your creative fix. Tilly and the Buttons: Make It Simple features a collection of stylish and stress-free projects that you can stitch up in a few hours. It includes 6 full-scale dressmaking patterns, from which you can make 24 projects. All of the garments are quick to sew and easy to fit, with a short supply list and no fiddly fastenings - from a perfect t-shirt and stylish playsuit to a wear-with-everything pinafore dress and cosy cardigan. Make It Simple is for both beginners looking for easy projects and experienced stitchers wanting the instant gratification that comes with a speedy make. Whatever your level, you'll learn the secret of how to take sewing shortcuts while still getting a great-looking finish. With the help of clear step-by-step photographs and Tilly's award-winning instructions, this book will help you create a dream wardrobe in no time.
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  • Sewing Bags and Pouches

    Tuva

    Product Code: CBJGH
    Paperback
    Boston-type bags, backpacks, pochettes, drawstrings and pouches in 35 different designs. With the full-size sewing patterns you can easily sew your costomized bags following the detailed instructions.
    • £11.69
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  • Pompom Pokemon

    Sachiko Susa

    Product Code: BSAMC
    Paperback
    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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  • Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar

    Sachiyo Ishii

    Product Code: BQGGC
    Paperback
    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.
    • £8.89
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  • Felt Christmas Decorations

    Corinne Lapierre

    Product Code: AGZEO
    Paperback
    Felt is a beautiful material to work with. Soft, natural and highly tactile, it is relatively cheap to buy, is widely available in a huge range of colours, and is very easy to work with. It has become a popular material for all sorts of consumer goods, including jewellery, toys and Christmas decorations. The twenty projects in this book include a range of decorations suitable for Christmas, including hanging tree decorations, a Christmas wreath, an advent calendar garland, free-standing felt ornaments, a Christmas cottage storage box and a bottle gift bag. The designs have a fresh, contemporary look that will appeal to a young audience as well as more traditional crafters, and all the projects are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sewers. The easy-to-make pieces use pre-bought felt (no wet felting or needlefelting is involved) and include step-by-step instructions, lists of the materials and tools needed, and a beautiful photograph of the finished piece. Templates are provided where required, and the basic techniques and stitches required are included at the start of the book.
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  • Needle Felting

    Emma Herian

    Product Code: CBJIU
    Paperback
    Unlike many crafts, needle felting is very forgiving to beginners, so there's no excuse not to give it a shot. No matter how much experience you have in crafts or how creative you think you are, needle felting offers endless possibilities. As if by magic, pieces of natural wool can be sculpted simply by stabbing them with special felting needles. The tiny barbs on the needles make the wool denser and denser, so that you can mould it into whatever shape you desire. This book will guide you through all the basic techniques you need to be able to make the 20 gorgeous projects. Each adorable item has a step-by-step guide with clear photographs. There are also hints and tips to help you make your beautiful needle-felted creations. Relax into it, have a go and see where it takes you.
    • £13.49
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  • Weekend Sewing

    Annie's Sewing

    Product Code: CCITC
    Paperback
    Unleash your sewing imagination! Annie's Weekend Sewing features 30+ inspiring, quick and easy projects perfect for any room and every occasion. Craving a clutter buster? Our fun Sew Cosies make organising your sewing room a breeze. Upcycled canning jars are great for storing small sewing supplies, and these cute cosies are the perfect way to decorate them. Ready to bring the sunshine in? Brighten up your kitchen with our stash-busting Summer Fun Mug Rugs. Use your favourite fabric scraps to make this smiling duo in an afternoon. Dinner too hot to handle? Protect your hands and keep your meal hot with our Microwave Cosies. These handy cosies are perfect for heating up a mug of coffee, a bowl of soup or even a serving dish of food, and removing it from the microwave safely and comfortably. Don't miss out on this must-have special edition, sure to become a sewing lover's favourite! Get your copy and begin your projects today!
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  • Fun & Easy Scrap Quilting

    Annie's Quilting

    Product Code: BTYSP
    Paperback
    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
    • £8.89
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  • Wabi-Sabi Sewing

    Karen Lewis

    Product Code: BRQJB
    Paperback
    Capture the essence of Japanese style in your sewing with this collection of projects inspired by the wabi-sabi concept of 'perfect imperfection'. This collection of 20 sewing projects for home decor and accessories is based on the popular Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi which celebrates the beauty in the ordinary and imperfect. The projects are grouped according to how we live, for example: living; sleeping; eating and exploring. Sewing and quilting expert and fabric designer, Karen Lewis, has used a limited palette of earthy tones and the best quality natural fabrics including linen, cotton, denim and wool to create a stunning collection of simple, sewn projects. Try out some simple wabi-sabi style sewing techniques such as hand hand piecing, sashiko embroidery, big stitch quilting, and visible mending to create unique items for your home whether it's a full sized bed quilt, simple coasters for your favourite mug or a stunning scarf to wrap up in.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Making Curtains, Shades, Pillows, Cushions, and More

    Vanessa Arbuthnott

    Product Code: BHDYQ
    Paperback
    Learn to sew curtains, blinds, cushions and more and make your home truly your own with these 50 beautiful projects. Sewing your own home furnishings will allow you to choose exactly the fabric and style you want, and make your home unique. There's never been a better time to sew for the home, with a huge range of fabrics available in stores and online. And the money you save by making these items yourself can be put towards buying the loveliest fabrics you can afford, making your home more beautiful still. Designer Vanessa Arbuthnott guides you through 50 projects, each made in one of her own beautiful printed fabrics, and all with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. The projects range from simple cushion covers for the novice stitcher, through to lined curtains with an array of different headings, blinds, bed throws, and table linen. There is also a chapter on accessories, such as a cook's apron, and table mats, which would all be a great starting point if you want to brush up on your skills before tackling a larger project. Vanessa explains how each of her collections was developed, and what inspired her designs, but if you prefer to choose your own material, there is plenty of advice on selecting fabrics, using colour, cutting out, matching pattern repeats, piping, and hand-stitching, as well as a techniques section covering the basic sewing skills you will need. Guidance on measuring for curtains and blinds, and on ways to hang them, as well as instructions for valances and an upholstered cornice, make this a complete introduction to sewing your own window treatments, and more.
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  • Making Vintage Bags

    Emma Brennan

    Product Code: ATNSM
    Paperback
    Vintage bags are the perfect way to bring a touch of feminine style and retro glamour to any outfit. Here are eight original projects inspired by the elegance and sophistication of styles from the 1920s to the 1950s. The bags are made from easily acquired materials using straightforward techniques and come in a range of beautiful shapes. All the projects can be created from small amounts of fabric. Projects include: 1920s asymmetric clutch; 1920s Art Deco-inspired pocket bag; 1930s tie-handle bag; 1940s crescent bag; and 1950s flower handbag.
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  • Half Yard (TM) Home

    Debbie Shore

    Product Code: CBLLW
    Paperback
    Sewing superstar, Debbie Shore, has designed 31 gorgeous home accessories that can be made using half a yard of fabric or less. The projects are divided into accessories for the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Bedroom, with a special section for picnics. Clear step by step instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to create desirable projects from a tablecloth, magazine box, chair slip, napkins, napkin ring, oven mitt, apron, tea cosy, cafe curtain and jewellery roll, to a picnic place mat, bread bag and bottle bag, and more. Debbie's flair for design and eye for fresh, beautiful fabrics make these home accessories that readers will make to run up for themselves.
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  • Sewing Machine Basics

    Jane Bolsover

    Product Code: AAULQ
    Paperback
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    This book takes the mystery out of the sewing machine, holding first-time stitchers by the hand and showing the easiest ways to get the most from their machine. In the climate of 'make do and mend', sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book is a full-size pull-out paper pattern section.
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  • Beginner's Guide to Needle Felting

    Susanna Wallis

    Product Code: ATKYM
    Paperback
    Learn how to make charming cards, pictures, jewellery, a bird and even a figure from wool.
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  • Cute Amigurumi Animals

    Eleonore & Maurice

    Product Code: CCZXA
    Paperback
    Enter into the whimsical, crocheted world of Eleonore & Maurice, a talented designer who blends pastel yarns with delicate floral fabric to make truly adorable amigurumi creations: plush animals with little accessories, as well as sweet cushions. The combination of the calming pastel cotton yarn and the delicate floral designs give beautiful results. These cute creations include a cat cushion, a bird family, a hedgehog, a rabbit and a reindeer. The crochet patterns are clear and easy to follow and the sewing element is minimal, including items such as fabric bows, belts, ears, tails and collars. Make them for yourself or as gifts for family and friends. Everyone is sure to love these beautiful crocheted creatures. The soft colours and splashes of floral fabric make them perfect companions that children will love.
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  • Learn to Sew in 30 Minutes: Machine Sewing

    Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier

    Product Code: CCYLT
    Paperback
    Learn how to sew in 30 minute-lessons through a series of mini projects, building your skills and confidence as you work your way through the book. Unlike conventional beginners' guides, this book will get you making something straight away, without having to wade through pages of materials and basic techniques first. In addition, the quick little projects are usable, make great gifts for friends and family, are brilliant for using up scraps of fabric, and are ideal for fitting into a busy lifestyle - whether you are looking after children, working or travelling.
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  • Quilt Block Genius, Expanded Second Edition

    Sue Voegtlin

    Product Code: CBRVD
    Paperback
    From the best-selling author of Block Genius, this expanded and revised edition contains new smaller blocks for miniature quilts, new quilt settings, new sampler quilt patterns, and even a "create your own block" technique! Featuring 300 pieced quilt blocks that can be made into 1001 blocks, plus helpful tips to create even more blocks with easy math in a user-friendly chart format - you'll become a Quilt Block Genius! Author, sewist, photographer, and editor Sue Voegtlin wrote, sewed, photographed, and "did the math" for Block Genius, which has been used as a beginner quilting teaching book. Quilt Block Genius continues the process of creating different sized blocks for countless possibilities.
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  • The Nani Iro Sewing Studio

    Naomi Ito

    Product Code: BXWLA
    Paperback
    Fresh from Japan, the much-anticipated collection of Nani Iro sewing patterns is finally available in English! Beloved by art fans and textile enthusiasts around the world, Nani Iro fabric has developed a cult following since the brand's inception by artist Naomi Ito in 2002. With their simple, yet artful design, the 18 garment patterns in this book showcase fluid movement and beautiful drape for signature Nani Iro style. You'll find instructions for stitching up a wardrobe of comfortable, flowy pieces that you'll look forward to wearing again and again, including The Basic Blouse, The Cocoon Dress, and The Everyday Jumpsuit. Inside, you'll find outfit inspiration for mixing and matching me-made pieces to create artistically layered outfits. Plus, take a behind-the-scenes look at the brand's studio in Osaka for a glimpse at the studio team's favourite ways to style their Nani Iro pieces.
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  • Shizuko Kuroha's Japanese Patchwork Quilting Patterns

    Shizuko Kuroha

    Product Code: BURBG
    Paperback
    Shizuko Kuroha's Japanese Patchwork Quilting Patterns infuses a cherished American craft with an exquisite Japanese sense of colour, detail, and design. This book brings a fresh eye to classic patchwork patterns in a way that is delighting quilters all around the world today. Here, Kuroha shares her intricate hand-quilting techniques and a design sense that has been refined over her 40-year career as a celebrated book author and teacher. Her easy combinations of soft colours, detailed patterns, and bold stripes show how to achieve balance and flow in any type of patchwork project from the simplest to the most complex. Step-by-step illustrations walk quilters through Kuroha's intricate hand-piecework process. The book includes 19 sampler blocks used to make hundreds of different combinations for all kinds of quilting projects. The photos and diagrams of the block assembly are so clear, you hardly need to read the steps! A handy pull-out pattern sheet at the back of the book takes the labour out of drawing the pieces used to build these blocks. Detailed instructions show you how to incorporate the blocks into projects large and small, including: Pincushions in round and square designs Drawstring bags and zippered pouches embellished with patchwork Quilted tote bags and a stylish backpack Table runners and wall hangings with gorgeous colour schemes Full-sized quilts destined to become cherished heirlooms. This book is an invaluable introduction to the basics of hand-stitched piecework. Practiced quilters will also love it for the way it broadens their horizons. Kuroha fans will be happy to see this popular book finally available in English where it's sure to become a treasured reference for years to come!
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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.

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