Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sewing Reference Books

I need to build a library of sewing reference books.  While I love Google and the Internet just as much as the next person, sometimes a book in hand with pages I can flip through is what I want.  Lani J checked out Reader's Digest The New Complete Guide to Sewing from the library a few months ago.  That book has seen a couple of due dates come and go as we haven't been able to part with it.  Thank goodness no one else has requested it and you can renew them up to 20 times I think.  With that being said it is evident that this book is one I should go ahead and purchase.

I was prepared to just that last night.  Someone tweeted about a Borders coupon giving 33% off so why not use it to get the book.  Well guess, what!!  When I go online I see that there is yet a new version of this book coming out in November.  It is available for Pre-Order but of course I want to thumb through it first and see what is new or different.  It says there are some new projects but I want to know what else.

Source: Barnes and Noble

This always happens.  Whenever I am ready to buy something a newer version has come out.  I guess that is a true testament to my indecisiveness diligent research habits.

Anyhow, I want to know what books you have in your sewing reference library that you can't live without.  If all were being snatched away at a moments notice which would you beg and beg to keep?


  1. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog.

    I have so many great sewing books. I plan to do a post listing them soon, maybe in the next week or two.


  2. Hi Taki! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad to have now found your new blog too! I am very happy with my Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing. I can understand you being tempted to wait for the new edition. I would be too! Another book that I have which is useful is "Fit for Real People" by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto. Other bloggers recommended it to me, and I have found it useful.