My new book purchase

Recently I received a totally unexpected gift from a wonderful Haby Goddess customer,  it was a book voucher from www.fishpond.com.au. My choice was actually very easy as I had had my eye already on this one.  It's 'How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns by Lee Hollahan (a 2010 publication).

This book is perfect for both beginner sewers or those with more experience.

Covering everything from sewing equipment, choosing fabrics, how to measure correctly, understanding your pattern, how to do simple alterations, sewing techniques right through to designing your own patterns. It has a detailed section on commercial patterns - pinning marking & cutting them out - as well as laying your pattern on fabric.

The layout is fantastic with loads of illustrations and step by step instructions in very easy to understand language.  

At only $24.95 and free shipping within Australia (it's shipped from New Zealand) this is amazing value. LOVE IT!!!

5 comments:

Kathryn Hill said...

OMG!! This is exactly what I have been looking for. As I am untrained in sewing, I was starting to think I would have to go and do a course ( which would have to wait until retirement as I have no time!). Thanks for sharing.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Sounds great.
thanks - going to check it out and maybe get one myself!

clare's craftroom said...

What a nice customer and a great book !

cate said...

sounds like a wonderful book! is it Australian, or American?

Jodie said...

Cate, it's an American publication. The standard sizes are based on US & UK measurements but much of the book covers techniques and uses Vogue & Burda commercial patterns.