Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Learning Stitch By Stitch

I wanted to post about a fabulous book I bought the other day called Stitch By Stitch, Learning to Sew One Project At A Time, by Deborah Moebes.

I have borrowed numerous books from the library in the attempt to teach myself to sew, but I ran into the same problem with each and every one.  The covers of all of these books advertised themselves as "beginner" books luring the novice like myself.  I opened the pages hoping to find easy instruction and words that I could understand, but instead, found myself wallowing in sewing jargon, looking at patterns that resembled 3D road maps and feeling about as able and intelligent as a rock.  I was starting to get discouraged and then I found Stitch By Stitch.
I opened the cover and swear that I heard heavenly voices and felt the warmth of an angelic glow funneling down from Heaven onto the pages.  Finally! A sewing guide for REAL beginners!
I love the writing style, the fact that the author doesn't assume you know how to find things like a seam allowance (or even know what a seam allowance is), she tells about things like fabrics and their characteristics and starts you with genius projects like making a stitch drawing to learn how to use your machine.
I've decided to make almost each an every project in her book in my attempt  to learn how to sew.  Rather than feeling completely hopeless, I'm excited again and am excited to show off my first project; a fabric applique that I made from fabric and then stitched on!

1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet!!!
    Great job. I'm excited to see what you sew up!