My bookshelf is filled with books about sewing, from couture techniques to draping, I have aquired quite the collection -- I thought I would share two of my favroite go-to sewing books for beginner and experienced sewers. I use these two books for my own patternmaking or when the directions in a sewing pattern just don't add up. The illustrations are very clear and there is a wealth of knowledge in each one. Honestly, I'll refer back to one of them and then find myself there an hour later just discovering new techniques.
This is the edition I have of the Reader's Digest New Comlete Guide to Sewing, but I know there are several out there. I received this as a gift from my Mom around the time I was starting fashion school and it was a saving grace during frustrating sewing projects.
And before graduating, I bought the Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers book (again, probably new editions out there) and it really complimented the book above. Sometimes the two cross over in technique, and sometimes not -- either way, both super helpful. And hopefully this is helpful to you if you are interested in finding a few must-have sewing books.
Does anyone else have a favorite sewing book to share??