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    what is your favorite how-to-sew book?


    This is my favorite how-to-sew book, New Complete Guide to Sewing. It is published by Reader's Digest (copy right 2002) and the goes over the basic quickly and moves on to some fancy techinques. Very Cool Book!

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    the only "how to sew" books i have are ones from the 40's-60's that i collect from thrift stores. i think their techniques are better than new books, which tend to emphasize shortcuts.

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    I like older books too. I found Simplicity sewing book (1972) at a library book sale that has good ideas.

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    Colette Wolff: Manipulating Fabric.
    This is a very old book (70s or 80s) and is not so much "how to sew" as how to make fabric do anything: shir, burn, pleat, tuck, you name it.

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    I have the Reader's Digest book from a previous printing...illustrations are dated, but info's fine. Also really like "Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing" book. One of the best for kinda obscure or couture techniques is a Vogue sewing book I find at the library....

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    Lois Ericson has done some really good sewing books. With attention to both technique and design. and fabric manipulation!
    Not necessarily my favorites, but close!


 

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