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From: Moo Moo
Date: 12-12-2006, 12:26 PM (1 of 5)
Hi My name is Nicole and I am a beginner to sewing. And I was wanting to find some good web sites on sewing or if any one knows of some good books on sewing . Or any good tips for a beginnger. Thanks
User: Moo Moo
Member since: 12-08-2006
Total posts: 3
From: plrlegal
Date: 12-12-2006, 01:08 PM (2 of 5)
Moo Moo welcome and if you post your question about sewing books on the Beginner Sewing Forum you'll get a lot more responses.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
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From: PaulineG
Date: 12-12-2006, 03:53 PM (3 of 5)
Welcome - lots of luck with your sewing journey. I've only been serious about sewing for the last 8-10 months so I know where you're coming from.

This is a great site with lots of answers from sewing gurus so its a good place for us to hang around and pick their brains. Not to mention that they're also good fun and lovely ladies (and gentleman).

I knew a tiny little bit before I picked up sewing again this time so I found I got the most out of the Kwik Sew books - Sewing for Children etc. I also really like the Reader Digest Book of Sewing as a reference and Make it Easy have an old (more than 10 years) series of booklets and patterns that also come with a card file of reference material. I don't know if these are available in US now or if they ever were. I'm sure there will be plenty of responses to this question but I think you'll also find a bit if you dig around in some of the older posts in the Beginners section.

Enjoy yourself!
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: Sancin
Date: 12-12-2006, 06:23 PM (4 of 5)
Welcome MooMoo

I agree with the other posters - go to the Beginners Sewing forum and the Reader's Digest book is excellent. At Beginners Sewing search for 'sewing books' as there has been recent discussions on books.

You may want to go to your local library to see what books they have. Often you outgrow a book quickly, that is why the RD book, or Vogue sewing book are good as they are basic and good for reference.

I hardly ever use sewing books any more as the internet is jam packed with information. Just type in 'beginning sewing lessons' or some such thing and you will get a lot of hits. Here are a few to get you started. Once you find something helpful be sure to check out the links the sites list. Good luck and have fun - lots of info here and all questions welcomed.,2046,DIY_14360_25158,00.html

Check out the main site for this forum as well. :bluesmile
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
From: esrun3
Date: 12-12-2006, 09:49 PM (5 of 5)
Welcome MooMoo. Glad to have you on board!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
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