New Sewing Books Just For Me

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My son is in the US right now, and after vigorous negotiation, has promised me space for two craft books in his return luggage.

My picks?  Two sewing books by Alabama Chanin.

For those readers not familiar with Alabama, she is bringing back into vogue the old-fashioned art of hand sewing. Alabama owns a company that creates luscious hand stitched fashions along with books and workshops teaching crafters to create their own.  All her clothing is made 100% by hand, with gorgeous top stitching and interesting hems.

I haven’t yet seen the two books I’ve ordered, but I’m hoping that they will teach me how to create a garment with nothing but a needle and thread.

Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living (affiliate link)

Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style (affiliate link)

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