Because of this pastime I usually notice whenever a new book comes out. This time it was a new sewing instruction book, in the footsteps of Wendy Mullin's Sew U, Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing, Amy Butler's In Stitches, and Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing.
This one is called SEW: Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp of Make Workshop. Ms. Rupp took on a lot of work because she attempts to answer ALL of your sewing questions. Wendy gave you what you needed to sew woven fabrics into a wardrobe of shirts, skirts, and pants and Amy taught you how to handle purses, soft toys, and other gifts. Well, Diana, wants to give you the information to handle all of the following things:
- how to find the correct sewing machine
- hand sewing techniques
- understanding different fabrics, manmade vs. natural fibers, wovens and knits
- customizing patterns
- for 25 diverse projects like a skirt, knit cardigan, cape, quilt, dog coat, and laptop bag using ten original patterns that are included in the book.