The Sewing Book -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party #NationalSewingMonth

Disclosure: DK Publishing sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I will receive a small portion of any purchases made through them. Thank you for supporting Crafty Moms Share!

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? For free sewing projects be sure to check out NationalSewingMonth.orgIt only seems right to share an amazing sewing resource with you in September. I am going to share a book that is amazing for the beginner sewer or for people who want to improve their sewing skills like myself. It is the new edition of The Sewing Book by Alison Smith. 

This amazing book starts with all the sewing tools. The details in this book are wonderful. Do you know the different types of scissors for sewing? Or what about the differences between all the needle types? 

After going through all the tools including sewing machines and more comes the fabrics. Smith goes through all the types of fabric--wool, cotton, linen, silk, leather and suede, and man-made fabrics. Then she goes into fabric construction. Next comes help with reading and using patterns. There is even steps to alter patterns. Next comes techniques. There are instructions for different stitches in hand sewing with lots of photographs of each step and then there are machine stitches and seams. There are instructions for all sorts of finishes for seams. Then there are other techniques for sewing and interspersed with them are projects to try and master these techniques.

The projects have very clear instructions and lots of photographs of the different steps. 

This book even has a section on professional techniques. There are instructions for things like a jetted pocket and boned bodices. This book has many instructions in it for even a well seasoned sewer. My only complaint is that many of the patterns in the book need to be enlarged by large percentages (400%) and they are not pull-out.

 Otherwise this book is full of great projects to learn different sewing techniques or improve on what knowledge you have. I hope you will check it out! And for more sewing ideas be sure to check out these sewing options from DK Publishing, C&T Publishing, and Leisure Arts

It is time to see what you have been creating! Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party. It was a fun party with lots of creativity shared! There were many autumn crafts shared last week!! Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! We are back to weekly Sharing Saturdays now!! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations!!


1) From The Scrap Shoppe: VERY Special Fall Mailbox Decor

2) From Clean and Scentsible: Fall Basket Wreath DIY

3) From Celebrating Everyday Life: Elegant & Easy Fall Door Decor

4) From Anika's DIY Life: Easy DIY Fall Wreath

5) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Ampersand Pumpkin

6) From Busy Being Jennifer: "Just Here for the Boos!" Hoop Art

7) From Flamingo Toes: Let's Stay Home Retro Embroidery Hoop Art

8) From LiliaCraftParty: Thailand Cowl Knitting Pattern

9) From The Handyman's Daughter: (although not really a craft it is something we all should know) Six Ways to Know Your Furnace Is Working Properly

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!