What's Your Favorite Sewing Tool + A Chance To Win!
We all have our favorite sewing tool, sewing book, sewing blog. And, as you become better as a seamstress your favorite list grows.
I can't be far from my favorite snips and I love my old Pfaff and Singer sewing machines (although I have room for a new one!) and I have my TNT sewing reference books too.
Carla Crim of Scientific Seamstress and Sis Boom Pattern Co has a new book Essential Sewing Reference Tool: All-In-One Visual Guide. And, I like it a lot. It's a slim book perfect for your sewing table or to keep when you are sewing and traveling. I am working on button holes and Carla explains sizing, placement, marking, stitching, tips and all about buttons themselves. She includes a gauge for measuring buttons before you sew. Which would have come in handy earlier. In addition to garment sewing tips it also contains tips for sewing home decor, such as table cloth, bed skirts, and drapery measurements.
With all the resources out there that are online, there is something nice about looking at a book. I guess it gives my eyes a rest.
There are many times where I've said how I love spiral bound books, which all sewing books should just be spiral bound, don't you think? Carla's new book is just that, she knows!
There are sections on zippers (of course), bias binding how-tos, size charts for everyone in the family, number conversions, edge treatments, different stitches and seams, marking and more.
It includes more than 300 how-to photos to clear up any confusing technique or tip. For such a slim book it packs in a lot.
Be sure to check out Carla's newest venture. She along with Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom have teamed up as the first talent for the Sew News Sew with Me! series.
We now have in store all their exclusive kits, fabrics and patterns. You will get Jennifer's beautiful fabrics along with Carla's exciting patterns and projects, plus her precise attention to detail that you will also find in her latest book. Please check them out today!
To be entered to win a copy of Carla's Essential Sewing Reference Tool book tell me what your favorite sewing tool is.
I'll announce a winner next week!