|Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes|
Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes - 25 skill building projects to take your sewing technique to the next level.
This is such a lovely book. Hardback, ring bound so it lies flat, a CD with 13 PDF patterns, quality paper and a great layout. It's the sort of book every beginner sewer needs, packed full of pictures, tips and techniques.
The book is split into 5 different sections: Home decor, Patchwork & Quilting, Bags, Sewing for children and Clothing. Each section has 5 projects ranging from easy through to tricky, there is even a section on Warm-Up projects to dip your toe in the water before you start.
Deborah takes you through the sewing basics, terminology and techniques,
|explaining some sewing basics|
then holds your hand all the way through each project. Giving you a supplies list, clear instructions with photos, tips and Next Steps boxes to other projects in her book that will stretch your new found skills even more.
|project introductory page|
Personally I think this book is best suited to someone who is at beginner level because they can use the book to guide them and teach them at every step, wether they want to learn to Quilt or make their own clothes
|How to insert a zip with a fly|
That being said it is also a book that a more experienced sewer can refer back to time and time again as a refresher it is practical and informative. Especially in the clothing section, as the photos are much clearer than you get on commercial patterns.
I need to brush up on my FMQ skills for a project in the near future so I'll be using the Tea Cozy FMQ tips on the smaller Coaster (Mug Rug) as practice piece.
|FMQ how to|
|Coaster and Next Steps ideas|
I've also never used knits, so the Knit Top is perfect for me.
You can get hold of a copy from stitchcraftcreate.co.uk, it's a brilliant book and well worth a look.
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