Friday, 28 February 2014

Book review #3: The busy girl's guide to sewing

Book review: The busy girl's guide to sewing

Happy Friday!

The weekend is starting and I am getting ready to move...again!

But before putting all my stuff in the middle of the room and starting to pack, I am taking the time to review yet another sewing book.
This time I am writing about "The busy girl's guide to sewing. Unlock your inner sewing goddess: projects, advice and inspiration for a creative lifestyle".

Book review: The busy girl's guide to sewing

I bought this book a few months ago and I was very excited about it, the graphic is truly beautiful!
Despite looking very cute, the book itself didn't really work for me. It doesn't have as many projects as I was expecting and I found some sections too wordy. 
What I found very useful though, is how the author divided the projects depending on how long it will take to realise them. That's a very good idea and I wish more books used it because you can fit a project in your day depending on how much time you have. Of course, if you are a beginner it might take a bit longer to get the project done, but at least you will know if it's an hour project or a 4 hours one.
This book is intended for beginner/intermediate. It explains the basics but then it moves on to slightly more complicated projects.

Well, I think that's about it for today, I hope you enjoyed it! If you have any book to suggest, please do so, I am always up to purchase books about sewing!

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Book review #2: A little course in sewing

My book collection is getting bigger, so I thought I should write a weekly review post.

This week I am going to write a review on one of the first books I purchased: 

A littke course in sewing.

Book review: A little course in sewing

This book is part of the serie "A little course in..." by DK and is intended for absolute beginners, who have never touched a sewing machine before.

It starts with the basics, such as essential equipment, how to thread a needle, how to sew a button and so on and it contains some very cute sewing projects that are easy to follow. 

I like it because the tutorials are very clear, step-by-step and there are many pictures to help you out, although you could find it a bit boring if you are already familiar with a sewing machine. 

Book review: A little course in sewing

The book contains more than 20 tutorials: from an eReader case to a tea towel and from a cushion cover to a tote bag, you will learn the basics of sewing from these super useful and very well written tutorials.

If you are a complete beginner and would like to make some easy sewing crafts than this book is perfect for you!

From this book, I have learnt how to make the beautiful drawstring bags I showed you in my previous post.

I hope you will ebjoy it!