Sewing Book Favs

This is a listing of sewing books that I would keep if I could have no others:

  1. Vogue/Butterick Step by Step Guide to Sewing Techniques
  2. The Busy Womann's Sewing Book by Nancy Zieman published in 1986 by Open Chain Publishing
  3. The Complete  Book of Sewing Short Cuts by Claire Schaeffer published in 1981 by Sterling Publishing
  4. Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing by Patti Palmer & Susan Pletsch published in 1975 by Palmer/Pletsch Associates
  5. Clothes Sense - Straight Talk about Wardrobe Planning by Barbara Welland & Leslie Wood published in 1974 by Palmer/Pletsch Associates
  6. More Power Sewing (the original version) by Sandra Betzina published in 1990 by Sandra Betzina
  7. The Singer Sewing Library (refer to August 23, 2007 post)
  8. The Taunton Sewing Library
  9. Weekend Sewers Guide Series by Kate Mathews and published by Lark Publishing
  10. Decorative Dressmaking by Sue Thompson published in 1985 by Rodale Press
  11. Any book by Adele Margolis
  12. Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong
  13. Fitting & Pattern Alteration by Elizabeth Liechty, Judith Rasband, Delia Pottberg-Steineckert


  1. Just thought I would drop a note; my DD and I went to a library book sale (to buy used books)in Salt Lake City today... to my surprise and excitement I found a copy of Sandra Betzina's book "Power Sewing". I paid $1 for it! Can't wait to jump into reading it. I felt like a little kid; I even glanced over my shoulder thinking someone else would try to take it away! Just wanted to share.
    Jean C.

  2. I'm a new reader!
    So glad you posted this. My sewing room had recent water damage and I need to replace a number of books. This will help me get started!


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