Sewing Books & Education

As the central features of the one of world’s largest industries -- the apparel industry -- it makes sense that the history of sewing books and educational tools is as interesting as the sewing machine itself. One of the earliest forms of sewing books appeared as patterns in the 1890s. Produced by the womenswear likes of McCalls and Vogue, patterns were sold in envelopes and featured invaluable, lifelong sewing tips. During WWII and the revitalization of sewing, the first official sewing books and educational components appeared in the form of sewing classes. By the 1950s, publications like “Needlebook” and weekly Simplicity sewing booklets made access to sewing books and education easier than ever. Today, sewing books and education tools exist as step-by-step manuals, fabric color guides, and fashion notebooks.

  • Cool Crafts for Hip Kids
    $12.98 / Each
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    Cool Crafts for Hip Kids

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    Product #: 102708

    $12.98 / Each
  • The Truth About Style
    $32.98 / Each
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    The Truth About Style

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    Product #: 102500

    $32.98 / Each
  • New Complete Guide to Sewing
    $34.99 / Each
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    New Complete Guide to Sewing

    Product #: 102499

    $34.99 / Each
  • Dark Gray Large Fashionary Women's Sketchbook
    $28.98 / Each
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    Dark Gray Large Fashionary Women's Sketchbook

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    Product #: 102137

    $28.98 / Each
  • Large Fashionary Men's Sketchbook
    $28.98 / Each
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    Large Fashionary Men's Sketchbook

    Product #: 102136

    $28.98 / Each

    Designer: Fashionary

  • Small Fashionary Women's Sketchbook
    $23.98 / Each
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    Small Fashionary Women's Sketchbook

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    Product #: 102134

    $23.98 / Each
  • Dark Gray Fashionary Men's Sketchbook
    $23.98 / Each
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    Dark Gray Fashionary Men's Sketchbook

    Product #: 102133

    $23.98 / Each
  • Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible
    $15.99 / Each

    Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

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    Product #: 105330

    $15.99 / Each

    Designer: Tim Gunn

  • Patterns of Fashion 2
    $39.94 / Each

    Patterns of Fashion 2

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    Product #: 107280

    $39.94 / Each
  • Buffi's Dress Design: Sew 30 Fun Styles: Make It, Own It, Rock It
    $19.94 / Each

    Buffi's Dress Design: Sew 30 Fun Styles: Make It, Own It, Rock It

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    Product #: 106970

    $19.94 / Each
  • Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique
    $26.98 / Each

    Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique

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    Product #: 104604

    $26.98 / Each

    Designer: Anna Kiper

  • Get Started Sewing
    $14.99 / Each

    Get Started Sewing

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    Product #: 103624

    $14.99 / Each
  • Fabrics A to Z
    $22.49 / Each

    Fabrics A to Z

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    Product #: 103536

    $22.49 / Each
  • Cool Couture
    $24.98 / Each

    Cool Couture

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    Product #: 103310

    $24.98 / Each
  • The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques
    $27.94

    The Encyclopedia of Fashion Illustration Techniques

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    Product #: 102736

    $27.94
  • Chic on a Shoestring
    $22.94

    Chic on a Shoestring

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    Product #: 102501

    $22.94