Craft It Up Christmas Around the World by Libby Abadee and Cath Armstrong
This book contains Christmas craft ideas and projects, which are great for the kids to get involved in. Drawing inspiration from traditions and activities across the world. We think this book is great because the 35 projects reach from origami and cupcakes to making felt reindeers, so it is sure to keep them occupied whilst waiting for the big day. All the projects have clear easy steps to follow and the pages include fun facts about the country of origin. A fun-filled book for little crafters in the making.
The Sewists: DIY Projects for 20 Top Designer-Makers by Josephine Perry.
If you are a long-time inhabitant of the sewing world, you will probably recognise a few of the names in this ebook. After meeting the sewists on the craft circuit Josephine Perry decided to bring them all together in one fabulous book. The book gives you a sneaky peak into the sewist’s creative processes and even includes one project from each of them. The projects are chosen to each address a particular skill, so even if you find one tricky’ you may find another project in the book a doddle. This would make a lovely present.
BurdaStyle Modern Sewing – Wardrobe Essentials by BurdaStyle Magazine
Burda is one of the big names in the pattern world, with a legion of fans. So it is no surprise that they have brought out a book that covers everyday wardrobe essentials. This book is not aimed at those who are totally new to sewing, but is a helpful resource for those who have some sewing experience but are new to Burda patterns.
Sewing to Sell-The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Craft Business: Bonus-16 Starter Projects • How to Sell Locally & Online by Virginia Lindsey.
We could only find this book in a Kindle version, so if you don’t have a Kindle you may want to borrow one or add it onto your Christmas wish list and hope that Father Christmas knows you’ve been good.
We’ve included this book because we know a lot of our customers use our fabrics for creations they plan to sell. Even if you don’t have a ‘business’ as such, this is a useful read if your house is slowly becoming packed full of your creations (or if you just want some extra pocket money.)
Designing Patterns – A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting (Fashion & Design) by Hillary Campbell
This book has been re-released this month, and it is still going strong; so much so that it has won a seal of approval as one of Amazon’s Editor’s Books of the Year 2014.
The book is clear and easy to follow, fairly basic as it is aimed at beginners with good diagrams. If you are just starting out in pattern design, or need to build your confidence in altering existing patterns this book will be worth a read.