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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (November 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462112889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462112883
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

KATIE LEWIS graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Home and Family Living. She started writing on her blog, The Red Kitchen, in 2008 where she regularly publishes fun and easy craft and sewing tutorials. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she teaches local sewing classes for beginners.

Customer Reviews

The book itself is also beautiful and would make a great gift.
Amy
Such simple projects and such easy to follow instructions and photos.
Jennifer Roh
A great book for a beginner or if you are teaching children to sew.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Haynie on November 12, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a gorgeous, practical, down-to-earth book. An ideal book for beginning sewers who want a friendly guide next to them as they navigate new projects. The author has posted very straightforward descriptions of the projects and the book's organization on her blog. Until Amazon gets the "look inside" feature up and running, I recommend checking out the inside of the book here:
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Emily on November 14, 2013
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I was so excited when this book arrived in the mail! I love everything about it. I love that it has 30 simple and perfect projects that I am so excited to make. All of the projects are practical, well designed, super cute, and simple! They are perfect projects for a beginner seamstress, which I am. I have never been a good seamstress and have always ending a sewing project frustrated. But yesterday, using Katie's book, well thought out instructions, and detailed step-by-step photographs, I finished a project from this book and actually felt good about it! I felt accomplished and like I had been bit by the "sewing bug!" I can't wait to try more projects in Katie's book! I am so excited about this book because I have always wanted to be a better seamstress and this book is already helping build my sewing confidence. Katie starts her book with a section about sewing in general, which answered all my questions and was very helpful to me.

I also love the design and layout of this book. Everything is very professional and crisp looking. The layout is very classy while also being very functional.

Thanks to Katie for an incredible sewing book that is building my confidence in sewing! I can't wait to try more projects from this book and would definitely recommend this book to any seamstress, beginner or not. Very classy and well done!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dave on November 2, 2013
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Book arrived quickly and I opened the box to see the cutest sewing book I have ever owned. First thing the introduction "before you begin" section was great. Being self taught I picked up some bad habits, but Katie Lewis's book helped point me in the right direction for having more polished and professional outcomes. I'm getting ready to start my first project the baby reversible bib.
I would absolutely buy this for a friend.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on November 10, 2013
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I was so happy to have this book for sewing with my daughter!! Simple Sewing is the perfect book for teaching children to sew! All of the projects are easy enough for youngsters to get through them without getting frustrated. Easy to follow directions and pictures meant my daughter was able to read, understand, and follow directions. She also learned sewing terms and techniques along the way, fantastic!! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to teach their children to sew.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By speediddy on November 5, 2013
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I was so excited to get this book in the mail and it really didn't disappoint! The whole book is SOOO visually appealing. The step by step photos are perfect for every level of seamstress. I grew up sewing quite a bit but I always had my mom over my shoulder so I could ask her any questions I had. Now that I don't have her around all of the time, it is so great to have all of the explanations at the beginning of the book.

I'm super excited to start sewing the Christmas stockings for the holidays this year. I had found a different tutorial online but the project in Simple Sewing looks like something I can actually complete while taking care of my kids.

Heck, I like the book so much I'm tempted to buy it for my mom who has been sewing for my entire life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marisa Fischer on November 21, 2013
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Great craft book perfect for those looking for beginning sewers or anyone looking for some good fast projects. Great variety from stuff for home, baby, holidays, school, and more. I have just started teaching my 5 and 6 year old nieces how to sew and I think this will be our main "lesson" book. The instructions are clear an accessible and the projects aren't just your normal boring basic sewing patterns. It starts with an intro to fabric, techniques, and terms and then each project has nice clear step by step instructions full of gorgeous pictures. I definitely recommend this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Polly @ Helping Little Hands on November 12, 2013
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This book as been exactly what we needed. I've been wanting to teach my kids to sew, but I always seem to choose projects that are too hard. These are simple enough for even truly beginning sewist to have success. The illustrations are actual photographs, so you can really see what each step looks like. Instructions are thorough and complete. This is going to be my new go-to gift...this book along with a little sewing kit and bundle of fabric. We've just had the book a few days and we've already made three projects out of it and my kids have several more planned.

Even though I primarily got this to start teaching my daughter to sew, I've learned some new techniques that have made my sewing look more polished...and I consider myself a reasonably advanced seamstress.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amy on November 13, 2013
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This is the perfect book for teaching a child to sew or helping a true beginner gain confidence sewing on their own. The book has full color pages with clear, step-by-step instructions (with photos) for every project, making it really easy for a beginning sewer to complete projects on their own. It has 30 really easy projects and I was impressed with the wide variety of options--there really is something for everyone in here. Even though the projects are all beginner level, they are still a great resource for experienced sewers who need a quick and easy project or a starting point to draw project inspiration from. The book itself is also beautiful and would make a great gift.
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