We had a delivery of some fantastic books last week, so in honour of the printed word we are having our very own book week. Unfortunately it won’t be as involved as book week at primary school – no fancy dress parades or book quiz’s but we will be reviewing books every day till next Saturday on the blog. We will also be offering 10% off all books till next Saturday, and if the book you require is out of stock you can order it and get the discount – books only take a couple of days to come in.
So, we start the week with a beginnners book, “Learn to Sew” by Alison Reid.
The beginning of the book has a good introduction to techniques including finishing techniques, hand sewing and applique via well illustrated diagrams.
There are 15 projects to make which range from a drawstring bag and zip up pencil-case to an apron and cute tea cosy. There are several patterns suitable for children which means you can craft with them, or make gifts.
At £7.99 it is a fab book to teach you the sewing basics and make a few items without making a big investment. It would also make an ideal gift for someone interested in sewing, wrapped up along with some fabric, thread and needles. …and if you need further persuasion, just look at this picture of the dog project!