Book Review – Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh


Sewing Made Simple

 

Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh is described as “an indispensable guide to everything you need to know about sewing” and I’d have to say that’s a pretty good description. A substantial hard back with over 200 pages, this book contains all the information you’ll need to get to grips with the fundamentals of sewing.

Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh

The first half of the book is dedicated to equipment and the basic technical know-how you’ll need before you put needle to thread. The second half focuses on specific techniques – fastenings, applique, enclosed seams – and then offers projects that will help you tackle them. It’s a clever idea as they are nice projects and a good way to put the skills into practice.

Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh

If I had a criticism of the book, it’s that it’s not really a book for the boys, as the overall style of the book, and the projects contained within it, are a touch on the girly side. However that’s not a big deal. The book is filled with big pictures and the illustrations to accompany the tutorials are clear and easy to understand.

Sewing Made Simple by Tessa Evelegh

Sewing Made Simple is published by Jacqui Small and is available from all good retailers.

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Competition Time! Win a copy of Sewing Made Simple!

Now that I’ve whetted your appetite, it’s your chance to win a copy of this great book!

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us the next project you’d make with your new (or existing) sewing skills!

The closing date for entries is Saturday 7th April, when a winner will be chosen by the random number generator and we will post the result.

Good luck!

Mr X

Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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