Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Pattern Making Purchase

On Tuesday I made an impulse purchase of The Pattern Making Primer without checking any reviews online for the best pattern making books. I was in Barnes and Noble for 2 hours (waiting while my car was being worked on) and had plenty of time to peruse many books. At one point I  was walking around with 5 books in my hands. It was great  :)

I've been wanting to take some pattern making classes, but unfortunately I haven't found any in my area. This should be a great start until I can take classes. Personally I think the book is very useful and will be helpful in many areas of my sewing. Some parts seem a little vague - I like craft books that explain why they are doing what they are doing in extreme detail. They were probably trying to keep it simple - it does have "Primer" in the title. Overall it seems like a great introduction to pattern making. After I am done with this book I will probably be more ready for a more in depth guide to pattern making.

I've been interested in making my own patterns ever since I started sewing. To have the freedom to create whatever I can imagine just sounds wonderful. I know it will take a lot of time and hard work to get to that point, but I love sewing and it will be a fun and enriching journey. As corny as this sounds, I really do mean it.

This is just  a preliminary review, I will fill you all in once I have gotten further into my pattern making journey! What pattern making books do you all recommend? I am open to getting more  :)


  1. I've been having a hard time finding local sewing classes too! All the ones here are too simple. They make aprons or tote bags. I really want to work on creating clothing. This book sounds interesting. I can't wait to see how you like it when you dive in. :)

  2. I feel like it has improved my sewing already. With the shorts I finished yesterday, I used some of the tips and it totally helped. I will make sure to mention it in my post :)