Best Sewing Books for Beginners

By Beginner Sewing Projects

By Beginner Sewing Projects

In addition to your sewing machine's manual, it is nice to have a complete reference guide for sewing. These picks include answers to all the questions that are bound to pop up during your sewing journey. They are perfect for beginners, but you will never want to let them go. Even advanced sewists look to these books for guidance and inspiration.

The New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-By-Step Techniquest for Making Clothes and Home Accessoriesupdated Edition with All-New Projects and Simplicity P

Editors of Reader's Digest

$35.00 $31.50

If there could only be one recommendation for a sewing book for beginners, this would be it. It covers everything, even fitting for garment sewing.

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, Plus 150

Martha Stewart Living Magazine

$35.00 $31.50

This book is very similar to the New Complete Guide to Sewing listed above, but with Martha's signature style.

School of Sewing: Learn It. Teach It. Sew Together.

Shea Henderson

$24.95 $22.46

Twelve lessons, one for each month, designed to have you sewing like a pro in one year.

Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing

Nancy Langdon

$24.99 $22.49

For the visual learner, this book features over 1,100 photos!

The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-By-Step Techniques

Alison Smith

$40.00 $36.00

Every tool and technique is covered in this comprehensive reference manual.

First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

Editors of Creative Publishing Internati

$19.99 $18.39

Sewing for Dummies

Janice Saunders Maresh

$19.99 $18.39

The New Sewing Essentials

Editors of Creative Publishing Internati

$19.99 $18.39

Encyclopedia of Sewing

Adele Margolis

$65.94

Not Your Grandma's Sewing Guide

Kaitlyn Dornbier

$29.95