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14-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Hi there!
I would just like to let everyone know about a fab book i bought- great for those who love making sewing crafts! It has loads of lovely projects and all the templates in the back
It is called 'Sew Pretty Homestyle'- I bought mine off an ebay shop but have seen it on amazon too.
If anybody else knows of any good sewing craft books please let me know!!!!


27-08-2008, 08:36 AM
Hi Lora

I borrowed three books from the library a few weeks back and 'Sew Pretty Homestyle' was definitely my favourite of the three. I made the make-up pouch to try out my new sewing machine and want to try several of the other projects (needle book case, little dog, slippers etc). It's not often that you find a book with something different in it. Lots of nice things to make as Christmas presents!

Best Wishes

Julia :)

27-08-2008, 12:14 PM
I've had this book for a while now and it is the prettiest book ever! Love everything in it and they are fairly easy things to make. Will be great for xmas gifts for my family. Just looking at it cheers me up:)

27-08-2008, 07:02 PM
Thankyou Ladylora I had actually ordered one and I am pleased to hear how good it is. Due tomorrow I think. So many nice craft books there I could have spent a fortune (If I had one).

06-10-2008, 10:41 AM
I really love the book...

17-10-2008, 09:20 AM
Hi again,
I went into a bookshop the other day and was pleased to find they have new books in the sew pretty range!! They have a 'sew pretty christmas' and 'sew pretty fabrics' out now! (which unfortunately i did not have the cash to buy at the time) :rolleyes: but which also have lots of lovely little sewing crafts- especially great for prezzies!

17-10-2008, 09:35 AM
Ooh! You've just made me spend some money ~ the book was just too tempting :D

17-10-2008, 10:32 AM
has anyone tried the christams version it is great for ideas, well worth the money.

17-10-2008, 10:45 AM
that book looks lovely!

I also quite like 'Yeah! I made it myself!' by Eithne Farry - although it's more to do with clothes and bags.

Helen x

23-10-2008, 09:35 AM
Yes! I borrowed this from the library and ended up buying it 'cos I couldn't bear to part with it........

28-10-2008, 10:11 AM
I've just ordered it from the library! I cant wait for it to come in!
Also just sent a form in to buy the Christmas version for the library (I work for there!) so hopefully they will buy that one too!


autumn rose
28-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Off to the library! thanks for sharing that:)

28-10-2008, 10:21 AM
I got the Christmas one on Sunday ( i have the spring one too ) .
It is lovely i now want the sew pretty homestyle :mf:

28-10-2008, 09:52 PM
I really need to buy 'Sew Pretty Homestyle' just checked it out on amazon.. soooo gorgeous!!;)

28-10-2008, 09:59 PM
I am off to the library, if no joy, next stop amazon!

The book looks amazing!

28-10-2008, 10:00 PM
I bought one off the net - don't know how I did it but got two instead. (Charged for two as well). So if anyone wants one a little cheeper PM me and we can come to some arrangement as I don't know anyone to give for Christmas gift.

29-10-2008, 07:52 PM
Im so pleased so many people have found this thread helpful! I would love to see pics of what you have made from the books.... ;)

28-12-2008, 05:29 PM
ooohh just been browsing amazon and there is a 'sew fabulous fabric' by alice butcher and ginny farquahar!

28-12-2008, 05:32 PM
Has anyone got this book??

omiyage- handmade gifts from fabric in the japanese tradition by kumiko sudo

I found it on amazon and it sounds good but i dont usually like to buy books unless iv looked in it or know what sort of projects are in it/how easy/difficult / whether the instructions are helpful or not, etc...:)

28-12-2008, 05:43 PM
Also, are there anyone who have read/possess this book? it looks so pwitty...

Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing (Spiral-bound)

by Anna Maria Horner (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/275-0058505-4875824?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-uk&field-author=Anna%20Maria%20Horner) (Author)

28-12-2008, 05:46 PM
I have seen this book in bookshops lately- i think it looks fab! am determined to buy it next time i go!

Sew Many Bags Sew Little Time: Over 30 Simply Stylish Bags and Accessories by Sally Southern