Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Fashion Craft. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Embroidery: A Step-by-Step Guide to More than 200 Stitches


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

The ultimate stitch dictionary, perfect for anyone who wants to learn and master the traditional craft of embroidery!    A visual encyclopedia of stitches that will inspire and inform sewers of all levels. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you'll be able to accomplish and perfect every stitch under the sun!      This handbook is packed with practical advice on which thread, needles or fabrics work best with different techniques. From looped and tied needlepoint stitches to open and solid filling stitches, you’ll learn how to complete over 200 incredible stitches in no time.       This practical embroidery book covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needle point and embroidery stitches. Learn the art quickly with concise text, close-up photography and step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Finding the perfect stitch for your next sewing project is easy thanks to this comprehensive embroidery guide.    Embroidery shows you that with just a few simple stitches, some basic materials and an idea or two, you can sew just about anything. High-quality photography, helpful captions and diagrams make the techniques achievable for beginners and provide an invaluable reference guide for experienced embroiderers.    Join the Embroidery Revolution    Although embroidery has been around for many years, this book will help you enjoy the craft in a fresh, fun and modern way. Whether you're already an expert, just starting out or looking for a new hobby at home, Embroidery gives you a detailed checklist of everything you’ll need to embark on your stitch journey.   Inside the pages of this illustrated guide from DK Books, you’ll find:    • Inspirational ideas and practical advice on stitches for embroidery, needlepoint and dressmaking.    • Step-by-step instructions and clear photographs showing you how to achieve more than 200 stitches.    • Everything you need to choose the right threads, needles and fabrics.

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: DK; Illustrated edition (June 2, 2015)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1465436030
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.35 x 9.25 inches

                 

2. First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches you to sew stitches both by hand and with a machine. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. These simple projects will introduce essential sewing skills like hems , seams , balancing tension , and how to use a pattern : Rectangular table cloth Knife-edge pillows Zipper closures Baby blanket Elastic-waist skirts Elastic-waist pants T-shirts Apron with pockets Unlined jackets With First Time Sewing , you will soon be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

  • Author: . Editors Of Creative Publishing International
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (June 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1589238046
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.31 x 11 inches

                 

3. When Life Gives You Lemons: the feel-good romantic comedy you need to read, from the #1 Kindle best selling author: the perfect feel-good romantic comedy for summer 2020


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

Escape it all with this hilarious, heartwarming read from the number one bestselling author. Sometimes life can be bittersweet . . . Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It’s not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn’t run screaming for the hills yet. But then Viv’s husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis her problem. He’s having an affair with his (infuriatingly age-appropriate) colleague, a woman who – unlike Viv – doesn’t put on weight when she so much as glances at a cream cake. Viv suddenly finds herself single, with zero desire to mingle. Should she be mourning the end of life as she knows it, or could this be the perfect chance to put herself first? When life gives you lemons, lemonade just won’t cut it. Bring on the gin! Fiona’s hilarious new book, The Dog Share , is available for pre-order now! The perfect antitode for Lockdown 3.0 Readers love When Life Gives You Lemons : ‘A fun, wild and light-hearted read and a look inside what most women are faced with today!’ ***** ‘Give me more stories like this one! Great characters, great plot and an author who is a talented storyteller’ ***** ‘Had me laughing out loud and giggling most of the time I was reading it’ ***** ‘I was rooting for her from start to finish. Loved it’ ***** ‘When life gives you lemons, slice them, put them in a G&T and read this book’ *****

  • Author: Fiona Gibson
  • Publisher: Avon (March 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

4. 40 Outfits to Style: Design Your Style Workbook: Winter, Summer, Fall outfits and More - Drawing Workbook for Teens, and Adults (Books by nooralmahdi_art)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

Create your own styles without worrying about drawing the outfits. This is a fashion sketchbook with pre drawn outfit templates that allows you to add your own ideas, themes, media, and textures. Features 40 outfit templates. Each Template is printed single sided - great for reducing marker and pen inks from bleeding to the next page. You don't need to be good at drawing models or outfits. This is a great way to help you get started easy and practice drawing/coloring. This Sketchbook is perfect for students and fashion designers. Also great for Christmas, birthdays, and more. Beat the holiday rush!

  • Author: Noor Almahdi
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 979-8562767196
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.19 x 8.5 inches

                 

5. The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

“Much has been written about fashion , in all its aspects, but i do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.” —from the little dictionary of fashion Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips. From afternoon frocks and accessories to traveling and tweed, Dior’s expertise ensures every girl will know the three fundamentals of fashion: simplicity, grooming, and good taste. Published for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Golden Age of Couture exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dior’s “New Look” and illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this handbag-sized classic is the perfect gift for style-conscious women. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, September 22, 2007–January 6, 2008

  • Author: Christian Dior
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 7th ptg edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-0810994614
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 0.75 x 7.3 inches

                 



6. The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

This is your complete guide to sewing absolutely everything, from altering clothes to home decor. Master every sewing technique in the book! Fully illustrated and easy to use, this sewing book covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful hand and machine-sewing. It’s a must-have for beginners and expert stitchers alike. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions cover everything from cutting out patterns to making sleeves and stitching hems. Accompanied by close-up photographs, clear instructions, and a glossary of sewing terminology to demystify even the trickiest technique. This book will help you advance from a sewing learner to a seasoned stitcher in no time. All the techniques and projects are graded by difficulty level, from the simple and straightforward to the more complex and challenging ones. There are 10 new, stylish projects to help you put into practice what you’ve learned. Explore in-depth descriptions on more than 100 tools and 250 techniques, and browse an updated visual directory of more than 50 fabrics. From basic sewing kits and cutting tools, to measuring tools and marking aids, this book will also help you get properly kitted out! Zoomed-in photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and teaches you exactly how to use it.  A Stitch in Time  There have been over 375,000 copies sold worldwide, making this the ultimate sewing book! We will guide you through every hand stitch, machine stitch and sewing technique you'll ever need. We’ve included the best way to seam and hem, and put in linings, fasteners, darts, pleats and pockets, and how to create necklines, collars and sleeves so you can make your favorite bespoke outfits.  Inside the pages of this sewing guide, you’ll find:    • Up-to-date techniques to help you master the art of sewing and develop your stitching skills.    • How to choose and use today's sewing equipment, fabrics, and paper patterns.    • 10 new projects for stylish homeware and clothing.    • Step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.

  • Author: Alison Smith
  • Publisher: DK; Annotated edition (March 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1465468536
  • Dimensions: 9.31 x 1.3 x 11.19 inches

                 

7. The Fitting Book: Make Sewing Pattern Alterations & Achieve the Perfect Fit You Desire


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

The Fitting Book Think of the moment you wear an outfit you have sewn for the first time. Think of how happy, proud, and accomplished you feel, all because it fits and you love it. Many women struggle with the standard sizing of commercial or indie sewing patterns, which often leads to fitting issues. This garment fitting guide will help you adjust sewing patterns to achieve the perfect fit you desire. This fitting book has visual sketches and links to videos to help during each step of the 3-part fitting process. Here’s How it Works: A) Identify the Fitting Issue. B) Pin, Cut, & Tape the Fitting Sample. C) Correct the Sewing Pattern. The Fitting Book covers the following categories for pattern alterations: Full Bust Adjustments (FBA) – bodice alterations for princess seams, darts, no darts Small Bust Adjustments (SBA) – bodice alterations for princess seams, darts, no darts Armscye and sleeve alterations Front width, back and shoulder pattern adjustments Neckline pattern corrections Basic skirt pattern alterations Dress alterations – Top/bodice adjustments and skirts Fitting pants – this is my specialty and what I am known for in the industry Demystifying draglines (my secret to understanding diagonal draglines in garment fitting) You will learn about terminology, abbreviations, pattern tools, and patternmaking supplies. The Fitting Book shows how to use a hip curve, a French curve, and a clear ruler for patternmaking. The pattern corrections can be applied to womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, knit styles, and woven styles. The sketches and photos are in black and white. Finally, you will learn about the customization scale in garment fitting and patternmaking. I share my knowledge from fitting tens of thousands of garments while working in the garment industry since 2003. You will learn industry-expert fitting tips to achieve the customized fit you desire. If you are one of my 55,000+ followers on Instagram and Facebook, you may have seen my short fitting videos. For all the fitting alterations in this book, there are corresponding simple videos to reference. There are QR codes that can be scanned with a smartphone which direct you to each fitting correction. The videos give you a quick visual of how to do each correction, so you never get stuck. Stop wasting your time and money sewing clothes that don’t fit well. It’s time to sew the clothes you love that fit.

  • Author: Gina Renee Dunham
  • Publisher: Gina Renee Designs (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-3033083745
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.63 x 11 inches

                 

8. First Time Knitting (First Time, 2)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

Creative Publishing International First Time Knitting- With this absolute beginner's guide book, learning to knit is within reach. Like having your very own instructor, this book guides you carefully from your first nervous cast-on to confident knitting. With descriptions and guides for everything from knitting needles and yarns to stitches and techniques, you'll be knitting like a pro. The nine projects at the end of each chapter help you fully develop your new skills and show off what you've learned. Projects include: scarves, throw blankets, table runner, and more. 128 pages, soft cover.

  • Author: Carri Hammett
  • Publisher: Quarry Books; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1589238053
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 1 x 11 inches

                 

9. The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns. No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body . The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly! With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting , you'll learn: The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting How to recognize fitting issues , such as drag lines and folds How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people . Then follow fitting solutions on different body types . Hundreds of large color photos illustrate the techniques and concepts in simple step-by-step instructions. With these lessons, you will get the perfect fit for any body.

  • Author: Sarah Veblen
  • Publisher: Quarry Books; 45461st edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1589236080
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.5 x 10.75 inches

                 

10. Sew Your Own Wardrobe: More Than 80 Techniques


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fashion Craft - August 2021

This is your complete guide to dressmaking, from designing, creating, and customizing your clothes. Master every dressmaking technique in the book! Fully illustrated and easy to use, this dressmaking book covers all the essential skills and techniques you need to make timeless wardrobe staples. It's a must-have for beginners and expert stitchers alike. Fed up with fast fashion and keen to make your own clothes? This is the ultimate dressmaking guide for absolute beginners. Comprehensive, step-by-step guides and dressmaking patterns cover everything from choosing the perfect fabric for any project to trying your hand at a range of machine-sewing techniques.  Inside the pages of this sewing book you’ll discover:    • Step-by-step instructions and techniques, accompanied by clear, full-color photography    • Thorough sections on tools and equipment, to help the reader choose the right items for each project    • 13 downloadable patterns for skirts, dresses, trousers, tops, and jackets that can be used to create 31 different garments    • Over 80 techniques, including how to cut out a pattern, machine stitch, and hand stitch Accompanied by close-up photographs, clear instructions, and a glossary of dressmaking terminology to demystify even the trickiest technique. This book will help you advance from a sewing learner to a seasoned stitcher in no time. Zoomed-in photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best dressmaking equipment for the job and teach you exactly how to use it. All the techniques and projects are graded by difficulty level, from the simple and straightforward to the more complex and challenging ones. Put your new-found knowledge to the test with 13 downloadable patterns that can be easily adapted to create more than 30 stylish garments. Learn how to make classic dresses, skirts, tops, trousers, and jackets, alongside creative ideas for giving your old clothes new life! The Essential Guide to Dressmaking Sew Your Own Wardrobe guides you through every hand stitch, machine stitch, and sewing technique you'll ever need. We've included the best way to stitch, alter, put in linings, seam and hem, so you can make your favorite bespoke outfits to suit your unique style.

  • Author: Alison Smith
  • Publisher: DK (February 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-0744026894
  • Dimensions: 9.38 x 1.05 x 11.19 inches