1, 2, 3, Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Projects, by Ellen Luckett Baker Book Site: The Long Thread When you’re new to sewing, many projects can seem intimidating – and yet it’s much more fun to make something beautiful and usable than it is to practice seams on scrap fabric. 1, 2, 3 Sew is filled with projects that aren’t only beginner-friendly, they’re designed to teach you. Each one incorporates a new sewing technique, and expresses it in clear, step-by-step diagrams. Make your way through the book, and by the end you’ll have a solid set of skills. We have a pretty project from 1, 2, 3 Sew today – this Eyelet Headband. Made from wool felt, they’re easy to whip up in every color your wardrobe needs. (More details on the book after the jump.)
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1, 2, 3 Sew is divided into ten categories of projects, including tableware, tote bags, projects for kids and babies, accessories, organizers, and more. There’s a range of difficulty from the very simple (cloth napkins) to the slightly more challenging (softies). If you’d like to see more, you can follow along with the 1, 2, 3 Sew Blog Tour, which kicks off today. And at the Chronicle Books blog, there’s a special bonus project to download!