|So in an effort to have a more organized sewing room, I'm attempting to create a swatch catalog of my massive fabric collection. Stitch Magazine has thoughtfully provided a free pdf download to a lovely little printout that has everything you need to create your own stash catalog!
This week's newsletter turned me on to something that I had to immediately pre-order to add to my collection:
here. Though the price listed with the description is reasonable, I found the book for quite a bit less at buy.com.
That got me wondering, what are some of your favorite sewing books? What is your go-to book for looking up a sewing term or finding out how to do something called for in a pattern?
My all time favorite is The Vogue Sewing Book edited by Patricia Perry, the 1970 first edition. I love this thing! It has every technique I've ever needed, trim and fabric guides, and some amazing pictures.
I picked up my copy when I was rummaging through the free books in the library basement of my college, SIUE. Tucked in between the pages were some pamphlets printed by a local sewing shop with titles like, "Sewing with Velvet" and "Sewing with Plaid Fabrics" that I have found indispensable!
copies on etsy.com for sale for under $20 and I highly recommend snagging one for yourself.