Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sew In Style Make Your Own Doll Clothes Book Review

I was just sent the most wonderful how to sew book called Sew in Style. This is a step by step how to book for learning to sew for 18 inch dolls.
I am really excited about this book. The photos are great and as someone who learned to sew from step by step pattern tutorials I can tell you that this one is a great visual resource.
The book features 22 projects for 18 inch dolls and I was thrilled with the variety of patterns offered in this book. This book would make a great gift and it is currently priced just under $20 at all of the on line book sellers featured at the end of this post.

You really can sew your doll an entire wardrobe including a sleeping bag and some truly fun accessories. I have only had time this week to try out one of the patterns and I think it turned out really cute. I will have to make a bunch of these for up coming swaps and advent calenders I work on through out the year!

I made the fashion purse and it was a quick and easy project. I even sewed it on my new machine. I bought a second hand Kenmore sewing machine from a friend and this project turned out great. I can not wait to sew more.

Included in this book is patterns, tutorials and guides to help you learn to sew. The added bonus is you get to sew for your dolls or the doll lover in your life while learning an important life skill. This is a book I would recommend for the young doll lover just starting to sew or a committed Aunty like me who loves to sew for her nieces. Grandmas and Mom's who have never sewn will also appreciate this book. This book would make a great gift and you can find it on line or instore by visiting any of the links below:

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I think I may try to sew everything in this book at some point over 2015. So do check back!
Thank you To Author Erin Hentzel for sending this book to me to review. I can not wait to sew more of your patterns again soon!
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  1. I have this book & I use the skinny pants pattern a lot. They go together easily & can be made out of almost any fabric. I hope you'll do a sew along from this book :)

  2. I've been wondering about this book -- specifically, if a seasoned sewist would find fun things to make or if it's more for the younger set.

    I've enjoyed your advent posts.

    1. I have sewn now for 4 years and I am really enjoying this book. There are different ways to sew as I am learning and I am looking forward to sewing more projects. Kathy if you are a seasoned sewist you may still find projects you like in this book!