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Books We Love

 

On-the-Go Bags: 15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers


by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay

 

$26.95; C&T Publishing

 

Favorite bag designers and top bloggers share 15 unique organizers, all tailored to a specific purpose. From a laptop folio or a gym bag to an airport sling or a trunk organizer, every tote has just the right features to keep your essentials within easy reach. Practical, stylish, and versatile by design, each carryall has multiple uses. Projects are organized by skill level, from confident beginner to more advanced, so you can grow as you sew!

 

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Sew Much Fleece: 20 Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Projects for the Whole Family


by Karen M. Burns

 

$18.99; Martingale

 

Take fabulous fleece beyond simple tied blankets. Imagine the possibilities for great gifts made from fun prints and super solids. You'll find many beginner-friendly patterns to choose from! Create hats and wraps to wear for warmth, just-for-fun pillows for the home, and cozy stuffed toys for pets. Learn the ins and outs of sewing with fleece--from choosing the right machine needles and cutting tools to easy, no-finish-needed seaming techniques.

 

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Sweetly Stitched Handmades Quilt Book


by Amy Sinibaldi

 

$21.95; Fat Quarter Shop

 

This book includes 18 original designs that incorporate Amy Sinibaldi’s love for patchwork, embroidery and natural linen, with carefully chosen color palette of patterns and prints. The projects range in difficulty so that a beginning sewer may easily complete a few projects from start to finish, while others are more difficult and a more advanced sewer may be challenged to learn some new techniques. Projects include a color-block baby quilt, a crayon-castle caddy, a jam-jar pincushion, an airmail tote bag, and a simple “Home Sweet Home” embroidery.

 

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