Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide – Book Review
Choosing fabric for your sewing project can make it spectacular when you get it right, but if you get it wrong it can mean you have yet another cleaning cloth in your store cupboard! And when you have your fabric, do you understand how best to sew it or what all those waft / bias terms really mean?
If you want to know about anything fabric then it’s best to talk to someone who is, perhaps, obsessive about the subject. Fortunately, here at Sewing for Beginners, we have hunted through the internet and found a book filled with every thing fabric and, as a bonus, it is written by a self-confessed obsessive!
Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide
This book goes through every fabric type from cotton to leather to interfacing. Each fabric is detailed in its uses, its properties and even which type of thread is best suited to sewing it. Claire’s detail for each section shows her love of her subject and she provides you with all the information you will ever need when choosing your fabric.
This book is not, perhaps, one that you will refer to all the time as it has no patterns or sewing projects in it, but it is a book that will be an excellent reference guide to include in your growing sewing library. There are lots of color photographs to compliment all the chapters as well as handy hints along the way.
If you are like us then you probably adjust your sewing machine tension when you sew different fabrics, but Claire tells you what is the more suitable stitch length and needle size for the job too. So if you are looking to get even better sewing results this is an invaluable reference book. And she doesn’t stop there. You will also be able to find out how best to cut your fabric and the best after-care for your completed garment. Add the detailed glossary at the back of the book and Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide is a perfect gift for all budding sewers.
Interested in buying this book, find it here: Claire Shaeffer’s Fabric Sewing Guide