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Sewing for the Soul Review

A book review of Sewing for the Soul

The latest book ‘Sewing for the Soul’ by Jules Fallon of Sew Me Something is a feast for the eyes and the stomach…’s a book that gives you a warm hug when you need it the most………

The book opens with the introduction from Jules about the importance of creativity for mental well-being in times of trouble. There is an excellent introduction to the tools and materials you will use to construct the twelve garments in the book and each pattern comes with a lay plan so you don’t make any mistakes when cutting your precious fabric.

Dressmaking book Jules Fallon

I love the fact that the full size patterns are included in the back of the book for you to trace off and use. Note that if you purchase the book direct from Sew Me Something, you can get the patterns printed and posted out to you, which is a great bonus and saves the laborious job of tracing from the master patterns.

Beginners sewing books

The book is divided into seasons and there are some super garments to sew, ranging from the very simple Woven Tee, constructed to your own body measurements, through to the more challenging Oversized Shirt with a convertible collar and the Winter Coat with a gorgeous lining. There is even a Christmas Stocking pattern for that special time of year!

Sewing and baking book

Each season comes complete with a recipe for a delicious cake and some seasonal drinks too – both essential for calm and enjoyable sewing sessions! I particularly like the Spiced Sugar Crust Apple Cake recipe in the Autumn section……

It’s a beautifully photographed book and will have you reaching for some mindful sewing to produce some great garments for your wardrobe.

‘Sewing for the Soul’ is published by David & Charles and is priced at £20.00. Order direct from Sew Me Something.

Why not read Jules’s guide to sewing darts from her previous book here.