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Sunday Stash #7: Books! And… Scissors

There is no fabric to share this week, but I do have sewing related stuff to share… I think that counts, right?! (If not, well, it counts in my world!)

Recently, I’ve bought a few books to add to my sewing library. All from Amazon, because that’s how I roll.  (It also helps that I have Prime.) I really want to start doing some apparel sewing for myself, so I’ve been slowly adding books that I think will be helpful in educating myself. The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting by Sarah Veblen has had some great reviews on Amazon.  The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction is a new book by Christine Haynes.  I’ve only had a time to briefly go through the book, and it really looks to be a fantastic book.  Both books have excellent pictures detailing techniques, and I always find that to be very helpful.



I’ve also had a need to buy a book about sergers, so I bought Successful Serging: From Setup to Simple and Specialty Stitches by Beth Ann Baumgartel  and I’ll be talking about that in a future post.  The other book I’ve added to my library is Modern Bee — 13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner.  Since I am participating in the Modern InstaBee 2014, this book was required.  So. Much. Fun.

WM Serging & Modern Bee books


My last non-fabric additions are these incredibly adorable scissors and needle minder from needlegoods.  I have been eyeing these spiderweb-lightning bolt scissors for a while.  When I finally decided to buy them I saw the Witch boot scissors. Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, how could I not get them?!  Also, I decided to try this adorable owl needle minder.  Holy Schmolies, I don’t know why it took me so long to buy one of these.  I typically drop or lose my needle at least twice every time I do any hand-sewing.  I got this needle minder just in time to bind a quilt and I didn’t drop or lose my needle once. Not. Once.  A record. Seriously.

WM Scissors


I also might possibly be eyeing some owl scissors over on needlegoods.  It will be a long time before I buy them, but that doesn’t stop me from doing virtual window shopping, ya know??

Linking up with the ever fabulous and always inspirational, Molli Sparkles.



11 thoughts on “Sunday Stash #7: Books! And… Scissors

  1. The books and scissors count for me!! Those books look great, as I often buy online too, it’s good to get a review off a fellow sewer! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂


    1. Thank you! I really am loving these little scissors too! The needle minder has a magnet attached to it, and another magnet that holds the needle minder in place on your work. Whether it be on your embroidery or cross stitch, and I’ve used it when binding a quilt. So when you need to set down your needle, you just set it on the minder. The magnet keeps it in place right on your work. It has really helped me, because I am constantly losing my needle whenever I set it down!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Red's Needles & Threads wrote:



  2. I browsed the Complete photo guide books at our library, and they are now on my wish list.
    When I was taking private lessons for garment construction (with a fashion designer) she recommended the Reader’s Digest new complete guide for sewing. I was shocked! Reader’s Digest? She said it’s a good book that she happens to use herself.
    Love the scissors!!!


  3. Cute scissors, the books look great, I’m currently cutting out a little dress for my daughter, I love making clothes, it’s much easier than quilting in my experience, not so many rules and measuring!


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