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Find fabulous Sewing Books right here at The Works. Whether you're looking to do a bit of embroidery, learn how to mend and fix clothes or are looking for your next project with a sewing pattern book, we've got something for you. Just use the filters below to find your next sewing book.

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The humble granny square gets a fresh new look in this collection of 100 3D granny square crochet patterns.  Choose your favourite from 100 different designs including flowers, animals, food and drink, and motifs; whether it's a fragrant rose, a cherry pie or a jellyfish. Each motif features a 3D element that is integral to the granny square design. There are also ten bright and beautiful projects showing you how to use the squares to make unique gifts for friends and family including an animal themed baby blanket; a fruity cushion and a decorative garland. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781446307434 • Author: Celine Semaan • Publisher: David & Charles • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 27.31 x 20.96 x 1.27 cm

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Stitch for a greener future with this stunning collection of environment and nature focused designs from leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon. Whether it’s a plea to save the bees, clean up the oceans, appreciate nature, or unplug from technology, this celebration of the green movement in thread will remind us of the need to come together to build a brighter future, one stitch at a time. This collection features 20 exclusive designs, each with an easy-to-read full colour and symbol chart. Beginners to cross stitch will find a helpful guide to the stitches and techniques used – and the beauty of cross stitch is that if you can sew one cross you can sew all these designs! Cross Stitch for the Earth is printed on FSC paper, is recyclable, and every purchase includes a donation to Friends of the Earth, an environmental campaigning community dedicated to the wellbeing and protection of the natural world. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781446308653 • Author: Emma Congdon, Friends of the Earth Limited • Publisher: David & Charles • Format: Paperback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 27.18 x 21.59 x 1.02 cm

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Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as gifts for loved ones or as treasured pictures on the wall.  Cross stitch is a wonderfully calming and mindful occupation, a chance to slow down, embrace the process and create something beautiful. The 20 designs in this collection feature quotes that will resonate with anyone in need of a little boost. Designed by leading cross stitch designer Emma Congdon, aka Stitchrovia, whose modern styling appeals to crafters of all ages and abilities, these inspiring quotes will provide comfort, motivation and an all-round positive spin on life, reminding us that we are brave, strong and have the power to make our own futures – one stitch at a time! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781446308080 • Author: Emma Congdon • Publisher: David & Charles • Format: Paperback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 27.18 x 20.83 x 1.02cm

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Packed with key skills and friendly know-how, this essential guide is ideal for anyone taking their first steps into dressmaking. The latest title in Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets series, this essential guide is packed with key skills and friendly know-how and is ideal for anyone taking their first steps into dressmaking. It covers the important basics such as: how to read and adjust a pattern; how to choose, mark and cut fabric; how to add zips, pockets and buttons; how to adapt old, misshapen or over-sized garments, and how to do some basic mending – all shown step-by-step. This book is a toolkit designed to equip you with all the dressmaking skills you need; it contains ten inventive projects for you to try your hand at using your own pre-loved clothes, and gives you all the knowledge you need to make your own clothes from scratch using the pattern of your choice. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782217473 • Author: Debbie Shore • Publisher: Search Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 26.19 x 20.65 x 0.74 cm

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In this first book in her new Sewing Room Secrets series, Debbie Shore walks you through every aspect of machine sewing, revealing her top tips and providing in-depth and helpful guidance every step of the way. Starting by looking at sewing room essentials, Debbie then guides you around your sewing machine and explains all the tools and materials you might need, including wadding/batting, interfacing, fabrics and threads. There’s a handy troubleshooting section to reassure and guide you when you encounter problems. Debbie covers the key techniques you need to know, including inserting zips and piping, using shirring elastic, free-motion embroidery and appliqué. Debbie’s focus is on craft and home items, but she also includes some dressmaking and quilting tips for those looking to explore other areas. The ten beautiful projects help you learn the techniques as you progress through the book, beginning with a simple pincushion before moving on to a pillow cover, a tablet case, a drawstring bag, a sewing machine mat and more. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782213369 • Author: Debbie Shore • Publisher: Search Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 26.04 x 20.47 x 0.84 cm

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Create nine stunning quilts and 11 desirable gifts using contemporary big-stitch quilting. Big stitches sewn by hand lend an irresistibly tactile quality and visual style to quilts and other items, as well as being meditative and relaxing to sew. Each of the 20 stylish projects in this book is quilted using a range of big stitches, inspired by Boro, Kantha and Sashiko-style stitching. Each project is shown step by step, with illustrations and photographs throughout to make the process simple to follow. Learn how to create nine gorgeous quilts as well as 11 gift projects, which include wrapping cloths, a Japanese knot bag, a pillow cover and coasters. There is a comprehensive techniques section at the start of the book that explores the kinds of materials and fabrics best suited to big stitch quilting, the stitches and methods used, and how to assemble and finish your quilts. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this stunning form of hand quilting. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782218210 • Author: Carolyn Forster • Publisher: Search Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 28.09 x 21.74 x 1.22 cm

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Activate the energy of your crystal collection and create beautiful, personalised homeware, jewellery and gifts with 25 easy, step-by-step projects. Discover the different meanings and energies behind your crystals, and learn how to choose and connect with the right one for each piece. Turn your favourite crystals into wearable items to carry with you every day or infuse your home with energy, or create deeply personal and meaningful gifts for friends and family. From easy, no-tools-required beginner projects to more advanced crafts that include macramé and making jewellery, this collection of crystal craft ideas has something for every crystal lover. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781781577813 • Author: Nicole Spink • Publisher: Ilex Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 23.2 x 19 x 1.8 cm

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