Stitch-by-Stitch Book Review

You’ve heard me talk about my friend Deborah who owns the fabric boutique Whipstitch in Atlanta, right? Whipstitch is one of the places you must visit if you’re ever in Atlanta, especially if you love to sew. And guess what? Now she’s published with her own sewing book! It’s called “Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time”. I cannot be more excited for Deborah. She’s fabulous with a deep passion for sewing. So seriously, if you’re ever in Atlanta, you have to go to Whipstitch and meet Deborah. You will learn so much from her just by engaging in a conversation with her.

You may be shocked to know that I haven’t been sewing for a long time. I just picking up sewing about 2 years ago. Everything has been pretty much self-taught for me. I do have a couple of seamstress friends whom I go to for my sewing questions. So when I saw that Deborah’s book was written for people at various sewing levels, I loved it instantly. The first 72 pages is sewing 101 with all the basics you need to know to start or freshen up if it has been a while since you had sewing 101. It breaks down different types of stitches, types of threads, sewing machine tips, supplies you need and so much more valuable lessons.

Then the rest of the chapters are sewing projects that will teach you a new sewing technique in each chapter. And the techniques get harder as you get deeper into the book. At the end of each chapter, she gives you ideas of other projects you can make using the technique you learned in that chapter. Brilliant, right?

Other things I like about the book… Deborah provides photos of the end result so I know what it is supposed to look like. The book comes with a CD with all the patterns you need for each of the projects.

You can get your copy of Stitch by Stitch and bring it to Whipstitch on September 24 at 7:30 p.m. for the book signing with Deborah. Really. If you live in the Atlanta area, meet me at the book signing! And that evening begins their Sew-A-Thon where crafters compete to see who can last the longest sewing through the night.

» Tell me… What is your favorite sewing book? Why?

4 Responses to “Stitch-by-Stitch Book Review”

  • Megan

    Wow, that book looks amazing! I am too a self taught seamstress and still learning all the time! This book would def be a good refresher course. I have never known of a fellow blogger that lives so close. I was so sure I was just about the only blogger in north georgia. (just kidding) I am approximately an hour north of atlanta near Rome, GA. I may have to pick this book up and than run down to that book signing! I would love to join the evening sewing but my 7 month old would make that a bit difficult. 😛

    P.s. I have never owned a sewing book before (sad I know) so I cannot tell ya which my favorite would be!

    Hope your having a good labor day…

  • Karen Chatters

    I went to Whipstitch today for the first time ever, oooh, ahhhh, I loved it. It’s a good thing it’s not in my neighborhood, we’d have to mortgage our house to afford my habit. I’m taking a class with her next week, I can’t wait!!

  • Bethany

    I used to live near Chattanooga and would go to Atlanta quite often. I wish I lived close enough to visit Whipstitch! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and so far my favorite book is one my husband got me, One Yard Wonders. It’s easy enough that I was able to make something right away, with no experience.


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