Hubby has been such an amazing support of my new year's resolution of everything sewing. We are totally revamping the whole living room and turning it into a sewing studio where I can sew away and teach others the art of sewing as well. He took me to B&N today to pick up sewing magazines but after looking through them was not too impressed at $6.99-$9.99 an issue, I headed to the sewing books. I thought I hit the jackpot but was just too overwhelmed with the selection. It hasn't been too long since looking out for a good sewing book and was surprised to see so many new ones. I knew that I had just hold off, log online, read reviews and decide on the one I want. After doing just that, I came up with 2 books that I will be adding to my sewing library. They are Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time and Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, plus 150 Inspired Projects from A to Z. I chose them both for their reviews and both come with CDs that have the patterns and templates ready for print out.
There were other books that I was interested in store but after seeing that their patterns required extra steps, if I wanted to preserve them for future use, I backed out. I hate it when they have 10 things or patterns on one big sheet and I am required to trace them with trace paper blah blah blah... I know that is poor excuse to not buy a sewing book, but at this point, I find it gives me a headache to see all that print and lines jumbled together and a bigger headache figuring out which line I should or should not trace and transfer... ugh! I really could my time better, like, cutting, or something. Anyway, so I await these books.
I ordered from Barnes & Noble. I had a gift card and with 25% off with the code E4A4D3W along with the use of my MasterCard (debit, of course), my only out of pocket was $10.83. Sweet Sewing!