Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Sewing Bookshelf

These are some of my favorite sewing pattern books. If I had to pick a favorite one, based off of how often I use it, it would be Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner. Most of these books have sewing projects for beginners and seasoned sewing folk.

Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross

Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones By Amy Butler

Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki

Carefree Clothes for Girls by Juako Okawa

Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner

In Stitches by Amy Butler

Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet, The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

Stitch 'N Bitch, The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller

Sew What! BAGS by Lexie Barnes

Style Stitches by Amy Butler

Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt

I must admit I need to break out the knitting one so I can finally learn. I am not sure what the mental block is there, but I certainly have one. My goal is to knit a scarf by 40. With cashmere. Because I am reckless.

These sewing pattern books are a great deal if you factor in how much patterns normally cost on an individual basis. These can be found on Amazon, major book retailers and independent fabric stores. If you want to know more about what some of my favorite projects are in these books, just holler!


  1. ha ha ha... love it!! my friend and I used to have "stitch n bitch sundays" in turkey! I always chose crochet.. knitting makes my hands hurt, I hold it too tight. :-P
    can't wait to see your fabulous cashmere scarf come to life!

    1. I want to join a knitting/crochet circle and meet at coffeehouses and chat and create. I bet it was fun!

  2. I would love to knit a scarf! We could scratch that off of our New Year resolution list! We will sip on tea while complaining about the indecent young'ins on the television and try to figure out what "twerkin" is. (gripping Ma hug)