Stitch by Stitch

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Stitch by Stitch is designed for new and “returning” stitchers, and covers all the foundational sewing skills you need to complete almost any project your heart desires. The book is designed with projects that build on one another as you work through them, allowing you to master sewing skills one step at a time while giving you the instant gratification to keep going and becoming more proficient. Every project includes step-by-step photos in gorgeous color to guide you through, and the book’s patterns are included on a CD embedded in the back cover so you can print them again and again.

NOTE: Having trouble viewing the patterns correctly on the enclosed CD?  Fear not!  It isn’t your disc, it’s your reader!  I’ve heard reports that the formatting on the CD enclosed in Stitch by Stitch has errors when attempting to print, with the images all layered on top of one another.  This is the result of reading them with Preview or another reader, rather than the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.  If you’ll switch your reader to Acrobat, you’ll be swimming easy!  Download the most recent version here, and happy stitching!

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Praise for Stitch by Stitch:

Want to learn how to sew? And in a language that you can understand? Then you’ll want this book…[Deborah] has a gift for words, with a light-hearted punch.  What I like is about the book is that it’s built for beginners BUT even if you’ve been sewing for years, it’s refreshing to hear the basics again from a seasoned veteran…A beautiful book and a very pleasant read.  —  Dana Willard of MADE
If you’re a person who has always wanted to learn how to sew, no more excuses. Stitch by Stitch is a book that teaches you from the first to the last, how to sew. — Creshendoh
Deborah has been teaching sewing classes for many years, [and] she brought her expertise to this book and wrote a practical, hands-on book with a load of useful information for those new to sewing and even those with some experience. — Ellen Baker of The Long Thread
I am so impressed with this book and highly recommend it. It is perfect for first timers, but just as appropriate for the experienced seamstress. Very thorough and perfectly titled because it is step by step sewing. I really don’t think any detail is missing, it even includes an entire section all about fabric from how it is made to understanding all the fabric lingo. This will set you up with knowing what tools you need, knowing what you are looking for when purchasing your fabric, and understanding how to tackle a project from beginning to end. If you are at all intimidated by the sewing process this book will literally hold your hand. —  Fabric designer Amy Schimler

additional press and reviews:

Read the advance review on MADE

Read the review at Cool Mom Picks


purchase a signed copy!

Signed copies of Stitch by Stitch ship direct to you via Priority Mail.  Thanks so much for taking a copy home–I really, truly hope you love every page!

Books will be made out to the name of the PayPal account holder–if you’d like me to sign it to someone else or as a gift, be sure to leave a note in the Buyer’s Comments and I’m more than happy to oblige!

Books ship ASAP once payment is made via PayPal.  Please allow 7-10 days for shipment. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!