Books for the Holidays

One of the biggest shopping days of the year starts this week and if you’re looking to fill your cart up with fun sewing books, I have a few new titles for you!

11-lunaLooking to make something special for a little girl in your life? Be sure to check out Making Luna Lapin. This project book doesn’t just show you how to create a stuffed rabbit, it also has patterns to make an entire wardrobe for her, as well as accessories and even a fabulous comfy chair.

Included in the book is also a bit of backstory about Luna and a few of her adventures. It’s a shame there isn’t an illustrated version available so that you could include it along with the rabbit to make an entire gift set. None the less, the end result would make a fabulous gift for anyone!

11-modernmachinePlanning on getting an embroidery machine this Christmas? Own one, but still learning the ropes? Just looking for a few new projects to make in time for the holidays? Then be sure to pick up Modern Machine Embroidery! Pickle Pie designs are known for their fun, in the hoop designs and have brought their fabulous embroidery works into a book format. This title has 11 projects and 25 designs to create fun gifts and accessories for yourself.

While the instructions are stepped out and photographed in the book itself, the embroidery files are on a handy CD that can be downloaded to your computer and imported in the files that fit your machine’s make. There’s also great sections on how to select stabilizers, threads and understanding machine embroidery designs.

11-happy-quiltsYou know what’s better than receiving a custom doll? Getting a matching blanket to go along with it! Happy Quilts is a whimsical project book that’s filled¬†10 projects with kids in mind.¬†Each quilt theme comes with a coordinating soft toy – there’s superheros, princesses, monsters, and more! All the templates and pattern pieces are included in a handy CD in the back of the book, so there’s no tracing or copying involved – you just print what you need.

I have to admit, I adore this book and think I may just make myself one…. just because.