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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Five Stars for Threads Sewing Guide Book
You know how much I like this book? I'd pay full price for it, that's how much. (I work indirectly with the publishing industry and am fortunate to get many books for free or at a low employee discount. It's a great perk.) Editors Carol Fresia, Judith Neukam and probably many others at Threads magazine did an excellent job of creating a guide that serves both beginners and experts equally well.
Honestly, I was expecting this book to be a big disappointment. For one, the cover looks more like crafts sewing than fashion sewing to me. And I worried that Taunton Press might treat it like they often do with issues of Sew Stylish--recycle bits and pieces of Threads articles and photos and put it on the newsstand. But while I do recognize many photos in the book from past Threads, the book feels fresh and current and like an intense amount of work and consideration went into designing a book that would satisfy all levels of sewers. I especially love the helpful diagrams interspersed throughout the book.
If you'd like a look inside Threads Sewing Guide, click here and then click on the link that says "Sneak Peak." Bottom line: I'd say this book is an absolute must for your sewing library. It has the potential to become one of those books, like Reader's Digest Complete Sewing Guide and the Vogue sewing books, that we consider a trusted and knowledgeable old friend.