Crafty Books on My Cutting Table

I love a good crafty book. A book with clear instructions, beautiful pictures, and projects I’ll want to make again and again. Here are some of my favorites. Check them out after the jump…
Crafty Books on My Cutting Table

Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love Oliver + S Little Things to Sew

Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots

Last Minute Knitted Gifts (I don’t knit, but this book makes me want to learn)

Loop-d-Loop Lace

Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Golbally, and On-line

Domino: The Book of Decorating (oh, how I miss Domino, at least there’s Lonny)

Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby (it’s so nice i have it twice, ha)

Weekend Sewing: More than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching

Sewing Bits & Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps

Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters

Singer Upholstery Basics Plus: Complete Step-by-Step Photo Guide (I use this ALL THE TIME)

Now tell me, what are your favorite craft books? Happy Reading & Crafting!




I love the Generation T books, lots and lots of things to do with all of those old t-shirts that I just haven't been able to part with, but will never fit in a way that I would ever possibly wear them again. They have everything in them from toddler dresses to rugs, and the first book even has a wedding dress at the end ๐Ÿ™‚


Wow you have a great craft book stack! I have just started buying craft books, I bought little big felt universe, Oliver and S little things to sew, and little girls big style! So far I've just made a few dresses from little girls big style.


I love books by Lotta J. (ok I forget how to spell her last name!) and Amy Butler books are always awesome too! I totally have the Oliver and S book on my table too. I have 3 projects bookmarked and need to find something to make them out of. (soo gonna make a pink penguin backpack by September!)

Kimberly F

I love Mary Abreu's Little Girls, Big Style. It has 4 basic patterns and variations on each, perfect for learning how to alter patterns to suit your own style.


I love finding old craft books at the thrift stores. There something about craft projects from the 80's that makes want to create(and laugh my but off at all that awesome hair)!!!


Handmade Beginnings is definitely one of my favorites! I'm also a HUGE fan of Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter, A is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu, and Baby Beanies: Happy Hats to Knit for Little Heads by Amanda Keeys. The last one got me knitting, and now I do it all the time!! Lots of quirky little hats for my kiddos.

The Queen

I am dying to get my hands on an Oliver + S book. One of the books not listed here, but you recommended in an earlier post I bought and started using with my daughter. It is called 'Sewing School' and it is a amazing. We are having a blast learning to sew this summer. We've even had two of her friends join us. So I take your suggestions to heart and will have to check out all these other books!

Mama Bear

I checked out Growing Up Sew Liberated from the library and I love it! It's definitely at the top of my list.

I highly recommend checking out craft books from the library before buying. The library books have all the patterns and everything. Plus, I've been able to cross books off my wishlist – tried them and decided I didn't want to buy after all. It's a great money saver.


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