The School of Sewing by Shea Henderson (Lucky Spool Media) beckoned from the top shelf of my local library a few weeks ago. For some reason, they always have a great selection of sewing books. Perhaps one of the librarians is a secret sewist…
I had read about this book when it came out, but I already own two “learn to sew” books so couldn’t justify adding another just yet.
Stitch by Stitch by Deborah Moebes (Krause Publications), and the Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp (workman) rekindled my love of sewing a few years ago. These books set me on the right path with new techniques and added confidence. I highly recommend them.
I was still curious about the School of Sewing since I love the images and the layout. If you are looking to get into sewing again or if you want to try your hand at a few easy projects, you should definitely try this book.
There are many helpful tips and the projects cover the basics and then some. The step by step images are a bonus.
I made the Zipper Pouch to test drive one of the projects, seeing as I tend to avoid zippers. It was really easy and I just love the result. I used my Theory Twill from Mood Fabric scraps, left over from the fabulous Colette Iris shorts I made last summer.
I should also note that the author is a very experienced quilter and the final project is a quilt, rather than a garment. I haven’t yet caught the quilting bug, but this would be a great way to get started if you were curious.
For me, it’s all about the clothes though. In the meantime, I have an awesome zipper pouch for my weekend getaways!