Where do I begin? For me, sewing is a lifelong skill so I’m always happy to share the resources I use.

This page has resources that I use and will refer to along the way. Some resource links will have affiliate links, at no cost to you. Contact me if you want more details about any resources I post on this page.

Books (hard copy)

Sew Your Own Activewear: Make a Unique Sportswear Wardrobe From Four Basic Sewing Blocks by Melissa Fehr

Master the Coverstitch machine: The complete coverstitch sewing guide by Johanna Lundstrom

Sewing Activewear: How to make your own professional – looking athletic wear by Johanna Lundstrom

Beginners guide to dressmaking by Wendy Ward

A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics: Everything You Need to Know to Make 20 Essential Garments by Wendy Ward

Sewing Basics for Every Body: 20 Step-by-step Essential Pieces for Modern Living by Wendy Ward

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts: Learn how to make 24 different skirts from 8 basic shapes by Wendy Ward

Kenneth D. King’s Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure by Kenneth D King

Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration by Liechty, Rasband and Pottberg-Steineckert

Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing By Gertie Hersch