New to the Shop: A Variety of Books!

MD is excited to be able to bring in a wider book selection, as a resource for beginners and beyond. These titles have been chosen for a variety of reasons, but mostly as books you would go to again and again for inspiration, skill, and execution.



Like Claire Schaeffer’s Couture Sewing Techniques, long regarded for being THE book sewists turn to for knowledge that take their sewing to another level. We also brought in her Fabric Sewing Guide, hoping to help unlock the mysteries of fibers with clear and concise information about properties and handling.

Interested in manipulating fabric more? Be sure to grab The Art of Manipulating Fabric or Stitch Magic and get a little nerdy about stitching techniques (like pintucks) that can transform any fabric!

Completely new to sewing and desperate for an easy-to-use reference guide? Try Nancy Zieman’s Sewing A to Z, complete with a ton of illustrations and handily organized alphabetically. From Grading and Grainline to Zippers, this one is sure to be your late-night guide when MD can’t be a phone call away.

Looking for a project book that doesn’t ask you to know any more than how to sew in a straight line? All beginning sewists will be clamoring for Sewing in a Straight Line, a beautifully photographed and well-thought out collection of patterns and projects that includes bags, sewing kits, garments, quilts, and more!


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