Book Review: Debbie Shore’s Sewing Journey

I was really excited when Search Press offered to send me a copy of this new Sewing Journal in exchange for a review.  I love a good sewing book and this one sounded right up my street.

The book is a great combination of tips and dedicated sections to help you organise your fabric stash, track your projects, and make notes on what techniques you want to try and things you’ve learned along the way.  

I’m always scribbling notes on various bits of paper about what I plan to make, project ideas, measurements and so on, so this book is exactly what I need to organise everything in one place. 

There’s a huge section devoted to project planning, where you can document each project with fabric swatches notes on needles, threads and other haberdashery, and a space for reflection and evaluation of what worked or tips for future projects. There’s also a monthly planner so you can think ahead to work out what projects to make and when, and make a note of key dates, such as birthdays or special occasions that you’re making something for.

The book comes with a ribbon bookmark and elastic fastening band so you can keep your place easily, and if you choose to add in fabric swatches or other additional bits and pieces, the elastic band will keep everything together and enclosed.

I think the book could be improved by being spiral bound, as once I begin to include swatches of fabrics, I’ll need a bit more space between the pages.

This would make a great gift for any sewing friend. 

Available now from Search Press and other good bookshops

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