Wednesday, November 7, 2007

WFMW - Sewing help?

So, for this extra special backwards Works for Me Wednesday my questions for you are:

- What book would you recommend for very basic sewing help. I know the basics, sort of, but would like to learn how to sew a bit better. Lots of pictures would be good, because, you know, pictures are good.

- Any websites, blogs, etc. that would be helpful for me to check out?

- Any advice on making my sewing machine do all the actual work for me? I thought not.

Check out Rocks in my Dryer for everyone else who needs your advice.

Edited to add: I have looked for children's books but our library doesn't seem to have much to choose from in this category. Any actual titles that I can order from another library?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would look in your library for sewing books written for kids. Often kids books have a lot of pictures and simpler instructions. After you master the basics you might try a beginners sewing class at your local fabric store.

carrie said...

Karen,

Thanks for your comment on my post today--I've gotten some great ideas for December b-days!

I keep reading on blogs about a book called Bend the Rules Sewing, but I'm not personally familiar with it.

Marie said...

This is the book I have. I love it because it shows up-close photographs of exactly how to do things and what things are supposed to look like. I highly recommend it.

http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Sewing-Machine-Techniques-Bednar/dp/1402742932/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-4226170-3599206?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194553853&sr=1-1

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