I few weeks ago, I was browsing the sewing and crafting books at my local library. I pretty much get every book I read at the library, including all sewing and crafting books. I also buy a huge chunk of my books there, they sell children's books for 10 cents to a quarter. I've bought half my classroom library there. I freaking <3 the public library.
This book really caught my attention because I like to sew, but I still have TONS to learn. Out of 1,000 tips I knew I would find some very helpful ideas in there.
And I did! I learned so many new things I honestly felt like I became a better sewer just by reading the book. But I also found a lot of totally irrelavent submissions. Irrelevant to me, that is. There were entire pages and sections of this book that had nothing to do with me and my interests.
- How to organize your patterns effectively (oh, all 6 of them?)
- Customizing your dress form (But I LOVE my invisble, non existant dress form)
- Courtoure French finishes (gazuntite!)
- How to indentify hand sewing needles (uh, you mean there isn't just big and small?)
- Discipline instable fabric
- Finding your inspiration
- Trouble free darts
- Clever button ideas
So what's the in simple terms?
If you sew professionaly: buy it and gobble it up.
Hobbyists: check it out from the library.