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Books We Love

 

Make It, Take It: 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends

 

by Krista Hennebury

 

$26.99; Martingale

 

Jumpstart your next sewing night or retreat with the fun projects that are perfect to make with friends. First organize your sewing tools and supplies with nine make-ahead projects. Then choose from seven more projects to stitch alongside your BFFs. Make everything from bags to easy quilts to pillows with simple-to-follow instructions and images. Along the way, enjoy retreat anecdotes and advice from the pattern designers.

 

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School of Sewing

 

by Shea Henderson

 

$24.95; Lucky Spool

 

Inspired to DIY but unsure of how to use your sewing machine? Look no further! Take the guesswork out of sewing and learn techniques using 12 skill-building projects in this book. Get tips for everything from machine and fabric buying to essential skills and troubleshooting. Projects range from a simple pillowcase and zippered pouch to a customizable tote bag and patchwork quilt, each with detailed step-by-step photography. Best of all, you’ll find relatable advice throughout the book from true beginners!

 

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Stitch Kitsch: 44 Happy Sewing Projects from Home Decor to Accessories

 

by Jennifer Heynen

 

$22.95; C&T Publishing

 

Put the fun back in sewing with little treasures to sew, embellish, and share! The playful projects in this book range from pouches and pincushions to quilts and cheerful home decor. Each project features three variations for how to embellish projects with embroidery, buttons, trims, topstitching, and fusible appliqué for a design that is uniquely yours! 

 

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