Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Some suggested sewing books

I don't know about you, but I love books.  Especially if they are about sewing!   I thought I would share with you several of my "go to" books and references for sewing.

 "Baby Couture" by Samantha McNesby

I used three of the patterns from this book for my Boys Week sew along outfit for Project Run and Play.   The three patterns were the bib (a standard bib shape), the lined jacket with buttons, and the simple pants (which I altered with ribbing at top and bottom, patches on knees and faux pockets.)    Here's a link to my previous posting to see the pictures of the outfit.  Boys Week outfit

The book includes sewing for babies and toddlers weighing 6 to 30 pounds.   It includes paper sewing patterns such as a lined simple jacket, pants, shorts, a girls top, a bib, a simple jumper, and a bodice front/back.   Throughout the book, the author gives suggestions on how to add, modify and use the patterns.  Most of the projects are for basic to intermediate sewing skills.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is starting to sew for babies or toddlers.  Projects range from taking 30 minutes to a few hours for an entire dress, jacket and accessories.

Kwik Sew for Babies, Toddlers or Children

There are three books I have used for alot of my basic sewing for children's patterns.   Sure you can trace a t-shirt from your child's wardrobe (and sometimes this is more practical) but these books include ALL the sizes you will need from birth to childhood years.   There are three books total and I would suggest getting all three so you can have all on hand for growth spurts.  

The baby book includes everything from a sweatshirt to a nice sleep and play with snaps.  This is a great way to build a basic wardrobe for a baby, toddler or child.   Most use knit fabrics but you can use cottons on some.

If you would like to purchase these books, there are Amazon Links on this website for more info and pricing!   If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment.  

I am working out of the home for some of the week and so I am going to try to finish as much as I can for the Sew Along on P&RP this week and hopefully have pictures up by deadline.   Sew come back  Hungry For More!   AKH