National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month, and what better way to spend it than by reading sewing books and following some tutorials on Creativebug, available with your Livingston Library card? By signing up for Creativebug you’ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities! 

Check out the following link for sewing projects for everything from beginner to advanced users:

Superhero Sewing by Lane Huerta

Helping your kids look the part for their imaginative play is easy with Superhero Sewing. Superhero Sewing presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child’s love of – and need for – richly imaginative play. 

The Sewing Answer Book by Barbara Weiland Talbert

This informative and encouraging guide offers proven solutions to all of your most stubborn sewing problems. With a question-and-answer format that makes it easy to find what you need, Barbara Weiland Talbert includes tips on selecting the perfect patterns, choosing the right size needles, comparing seam types, and much more. 

Sewing School Quilts by Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle

The best-selling authors of the Sewing School series are back, introducing kids to the creativity of stitching patchwork, appliqué, and quilts. Using dynamic how-to photos and step-by-step instructions written for ages 8 to 12, Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a variety of techniques using both hand and machine sewing. 

Serger Sewing Basics by Carol Zentgraf

Loaded with tips and hints for sewing success, this book demystifies the anatomy, setup, and use of a Serger. Whether a neophyte to sewing or someone with years of experience, crafters can learn multiple stitches and decorative techniques from this comprehensive guide. 

Sewing by Rita Storey

Sewing is a skill that’s useful for making cool crafts in addition to having many uses around the house. Readers learn the basic techniques of sewing through simple, clean explanations as they create a number of neat projects, including a needle case, yo-yo necklace, and flower cushion. 

Sew Me! Sewing Basics by Choly Knight

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch.

Invention: The Sewing Machine by Lucy Williams – read by Amy Jones, Jason Hill

This book is about the invention of the sewing machine. Since the sewing machine has been considered by some as one of the most important inventions of 19th-century America, of equal importance to this story of the invention is the history of the sewing machine’s development into a practical, popular commodity.

Let’s go get sewing!

-Katie , Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

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