Favorite Sewing Books

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Power Sewing Step-by-Step
1.  Power Sewing Step-by-Step by Sandra Betzina
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  "Great tips and techniques to making sewing easier and thus more fun."
$20.34   Used & New from: $1.64
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Pants for Real People: Fit and Sew for Any Body (Sewing for Real People)
2.  Pants for Real People: Fit and Sew for Any Body (Sewing for Real People) by Pati Palmer
The list author says:
  "Yes it is possible to create great-fitting pants for every "body" and this book shows you how step-by-step with lots of illustrations. My #1 pants fitting resource"
Used & New from: $14.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated
3.  Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated by Claire B. Shaeffer
Used & New from: $2.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated
4.  Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated by Claire B. Shaeffer
$14.10   Used & New from: $13.27
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
5.  Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew by Amy Karol
$17.31   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

PatternReview.com 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers
6.  PatternReview.com 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers by Deepika Prakash
$13.14   Used & New from: $4.56
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Threads Sewing Guide: A Complete Reference from America's Best-Loved Sewing Magazine
7.  Threads Sewing Guide: A Complete Reference from America's Best-Loved Sewing Magazine by Editors of Threads
$22.76   Used & New from: $16.75
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results
8.  The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results by Lynda Maynard
$18.54   Used & New from: $12.70
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, And More (Rodale Sewing Book)
9.  High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, And More (Rodale Sewing Book) by Claire B. Shaeffer
Used & New from: $5.96
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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New Complete Guide to Sewing (Readers Digest)
10.  New Complete Guide to Sewing (Readers Digest) by Readers Digest Editors
Used & New from: $8.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)

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The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques
11.  The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques by Ruth Singer
$24.73   Used & New from: $6.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide
12.  Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide by Claire Shaeffer
Used & New from: $129.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated
13.  Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated by Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine
$19.86   Used & New from: $4.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Sewing Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask (Answer Book (Storey))
14.  The Sewing Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask (Answer Book (Storey)) by Barbara Weiland Talbert
$10.57   Used & New from: $1.72
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified
15.  Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified by Cal Patch
$17.38   Used & New from: $6.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
16.  The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook by Charlene Phillips
$12.35   Used & New from: $9.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

Sew Liberated
17.  Sew Liberated by Meg McElwee
Used & New from: $0.17
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing (Crafty Chica Novels)
18.  Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing (Crafty Chica Novels) by Kathy Cano-Murillo
$9.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Sew with Confidence: A Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing
19.  Sew with Confidence: A Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing by Nancy Luedtke Zieman
Used & New from: $6.53
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence
20.  How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence by Lee Hollahan
$17.22   Used & New from: $11.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Easy Guide to Sewing Pants: Sewing Companion Library
21.  Easy Guide to Sewing Pants: Sewing Companion Library by Lynn MacIntyre
Used & New from: $0.41
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Easy Guide to Sewing Skirts: Sewing Companion Library
22.  Easy Guide to Sewing Skirts: Sewing Companion Library by Marcy Tilton
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Simple Sewing with a French Twist: An Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes and Home Accessories with Style
23.  Simple Sewing with a French Twist: An Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes and Home Accessories with Style by Céline Dupuy
$19.77   Used & New from: $0.45
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Fabricate
24.  Fabricate by Susan Wasinger
Used & New from: $1.06
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Sewing for Real People series)
25.  Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Sewing for Real People series) by Pati Palmer
$20.21   Used & New from: $12.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-Friendly Stitching
26.  Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-Friendly Stitching by Betz White
$17.43   Used & New from: $4.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s
27.  Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s by Wade Laboissonniere
$20.06   Used & New from: $19.67
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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