To keep with our afternoon sewing mood, here are four great books from Singer to help you develop and grow your sewing skills. All books are paperback spiral bound and can sit nicely next to you at your sewing machine or craft table.
The first two books are part of the Singer Simple series and are handy guidebooks you can keep as a reference next to your machine at all times. The Singer Simple Sewing Guide is like a handy sewing class filled with tons of technical sewing information. Beginners can easily read through the book to learn more about all the aspects of sewing from how to thread your machine to how to chose the right fabric for your project. More advanced sewers should have this book handy when you need to refer to a certain technique that you don’t do often, such as how to insert a zipper. The next book, Singer Simple: Home Decor Handbook, also takes the same guide approach but breaks them down into various essential home decor projects. Learn techniques to help you make different kinds of window shades or pillows as well as the technical guidelines on how to sew fabrics with stripes, plaids, and prints.
The Easy Singer Style books will unleash your creativity and help you master the art of sewing. Both books cover has 15 fun and easy projects in depth from design through the sewing process. To start, Easy Singer Style: Pattern-Free Fashions & Accessories by Kate Perri will show you how to make your own fashions. From embellishing jeans to sewing up a skirt based on your own measurements, each project guides you with step-by-step photos and descriptions to help you through the entire process. Some of my favorite projects in this book are the grab and go bags, fabric belt with slide buckle, reversible tote bag, and the sassy skirt. The book also includes a bunch of templates you can use for the projects. The next book, Easy Singer Style: Pattern-Free Home Accents by Becky Hanson has lots of great home projects that I’m eyeing to sew up for myself around the house. I love the place mats, drawstring storage bag, and ribbon striped pillow. Some of these projects would be great to whip up and make as gifts too! The book also covers easy quilting techniques and gives you a few projects to try your hand at quilting such as the quilted sunny table runner. What’s great about these two books is the equal concentration on creativity and sewing machine techniques to help you build your sewing skills. These are the perfect books for any beginner or intermediate sewer!