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Book Review - Learn to Sew

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a review of the book, Learn to Sew by Emma Hardy. Have you heard of it? It just came out this past month, so let's start this post off with a small blurb about it from the publisher.
Emma Hardy has been sewing since she was a child, graduating from making doll’s clothes by hand to mastering a sewing machine, and sewing both for herself and for the home. To help you get started, she has gathered together 25 simple projects that are quick and easy to make, using basic hand and machine sewing skills. Before you begin, a fully illustrated techniques section teaches you everything you need to know to complete the projects, from basting to hemming. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can try your hand at sewing accessories for the home, including curtains and pillow covers, a table runner, place mats and napkins for the dinner table, or a tea cozy and a pan holder for the kitchen. Around the rest of the house, you can keep things tidy with a drawstring toy bag, and even make your own ironing board cover. Discover how simple it can be to sew unique items for the home, using your own selection of fabrics and trimmings, and you’ll soon be hooked on sewing.



I love a variety of crafts and post mostly scrapbooking, art or diy's here. But once and a while I do LOVE a good sewing project! 

The projects that Emma made for this book are all really great for beginners, or just anyone looking for a simple project!

Included in the book are step-by-step tutorials for the basic sewing stitches you'll need to know for hand stitching as well as using the sewing machine. Emma also shows techniques for making templates and tips for choosing patterns if you aren't great at that.



My favorite projects in the book are probably the tea cozy, which I thought was super cute, and the "Knitting Bag" looks super handy for lots of projects, not just knitting!

If you are looking for a more advanced sewing book, I would say that this is not it. The projects are all pretty simple. However if you are looking for beginner projects, this is a great resource!

You can learn more about the book here.

Have you done any good sewing projects lately?

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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.


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