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11 Craft & Sewing Books to Gift (with reviews!)

11 Gift Ideas - Craft and sewing books make excellent gifts! Reviews of each one linked, on Swoodsonsays.com

One of my goals for the year was to write a book review each month, so I would start using them and stop just looking at them on my shelf. I wrote up an honest review for each of them – and I thought I’d round them all up in a list for gifting. I LOVE craft/sewing books, I love receiving them as gifts, and I love buying them as gifts. As much as I enjoy reading blogs (and writing one, obviously), nothing replaces the enjoyment of curling up on the couch and paging through a book, daydreaming about project ideas and fabric pairings.

I still have two reviews to finish up for the year, but I’m sharing this post now, because Amazon has a great coupon and I don’t want you to miss it!  For an additional 25% Off any 1 book purchase, use promo code 25OFFBOOK. It is good only through the 14th – so shop now for the extra 25% off!

If you’re in a holiday mood, check out my list of stocking stuffers for sewists, too!

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You can click through to read the full review of each book; I include what I liked, didn’t like, list out all the projects in the book, and show you what I made from it.

Washi Tape Crafts Book

Who it would be a perfect gift for: People who love paper crafts, someone who wants to be crafty but doesn’t know where to start, a tween or teen

Buy it here: Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson*

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/washi-tape-crafts-a-book-review/

Stitch Love Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: A pregnant mom, looking for a project to keep her busy, anyone who loves embroidery.

Buy it here: Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small: Cute Kitties and Cows and Cubs and More…and a Yeti*

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/stitch-love-an-embroidery-book-review/

Little Things To Sew Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Someone who loves sewing for babies & kids! Grandmas especially, the lines and designs are classic.

Buy it here: Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children* by Liesl Gibson

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/little-things-to-sew-by-oliver-s-a-sewing-book-review/

Sew Liberated Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Your “crunchy” friend who sews and likes Montessori toys/principles.

Buy it here: “Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes and Projects for Your Creative Child”* by Meg McElwee

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/growing-up-sew-liberated-a-sewing-book-review/

Flip Dolls Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Someone who likes sewing for kids or sewing fun and silly stuff.

Buy it here: “Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go” by Laura Wilson*

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/flip-dolls-other-toys-that-zip-stack-hide-grab-go-by-laura-wilson/

Sewing In A Straight Line Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Someone who is just learning to sew and adventurous, this is full of beginner projects and experimenting with different fabrics.

Buy it here: “Sewing in a Straight Line: Quick and Crafty Projects You Can Make by Simply Sewing Straight“* By Brett Bara

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/sewing-in-a-straight-line-a-sewing-book-review/

Mollie Makes Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Someone who wants to learn how to embroider, or enjoys it! A great starter book.

Buy it here: “Mollie Makes Embroidery: Adorable Stitched Projects Plus Tips & Tricks”* from Mollie Makes

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/mollie-makes-embroidery-adorable-stitched-projects-plus-tips-tricks-a-book-review/

Wee Wanderfuls Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Anyone who loves toys! Lots of hand sewing projects.

Buy it here: “Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love”* by Hillary Lang

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/wee-wonderfuls-24-dolls-to-sew-and-love-by-hillary-lang-sewing-book-review/

One Yard Wonders Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Fabric hoarders! Anyone who has a stash or started buying fabric without a plan.

Buy it here: Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons, Knits, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth, Wool, and Beyond“* by Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/one-yard-wonders-book-review/

Handmade Beginnings Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Pregnant crafty ladies! More baby projects here.

Buy it here: “Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby“* by Anna Maria Horner

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/hen-chicks-softie-handmade-beginnings-book-review/

Sewing School Book Review

Who it would be a perfect gift for: Kids! It is geared at kids who want to learn how to sew, and is perfect even if their parents don’t know what they’re doing.

Buy it here: “Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love To Make”* by Andria Lisle & Amie Plumley

My full review: https://swoodsonsays.com/sewing-school-21-sewing-projects-kids-will-love-to-make-a-craft-book-review/

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