Thursday, June 5, 2014

Super Stitches by - Review

I received this book in exchange for my review. The following post contains a small amount of advertisement.

The Perfect Stitch for Every Project

9780770434793Does your sewing machine come with lots of fancy stitches that you've never thought to try? This essential guide to machine and hand stitches will teach you how to use any and every stitch for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more. Unlock your full sewing potential with 57 machine stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips to choose the correct needles, threads, and sewing machine accessories, complete with detailed step-by-step tutorials and illustrations.

This comprehensive stitch dictionary is a must-have companion for any sewer, whether you just bought your first sewing machine or you’re a seasoned expert looking to polish your skills. If your passion is dressmaking, tailoring, or simply mending your own clothes, Super Stitches Sewing gives you all of the information you need to make every project a success.
This book is available at Random HouseAmazon, and other online retailers. 

About the Author:

Nicole Vasbinder
NICOLE VASBINDER has taught thousands of people the joy of sewing in classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. When she is not teaching sewing and design classes at her store, StitchCraft, in Petaluma, California, she designs Queen Puff Puff handbags and accessories. Nicole is the author of Sewing Machine Secrets and Sewing Solutions, and has contributed projects to many books and magazines including Vintage Craft Workshopand Button It Up. Visit her at or at

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I am in no way required to give a positive review. 

My Thoughts:
Being a self-taught seamstress, and in spite of spending the last 25 years of my life at a sewing machine, there is still so much I feel like I don't know. I was thrilled to be able to get my hands on a book about stitches. Not only does this book include stitches, but also other key info on button holes, presser feet, thread, needles, and various types of machines. 
It is unique in that, the author describes each stitch, and the main reason it is used. She also tell s different things each stitch can be used for.  I learned a ton!
This book is one that will be on my shelf for a long time to come. It will definitely be used and referred to often. I was so excited to learn what all my presser feet were for, also new techniques I could use fancy stitches for. 
This book will not disappoint. It is easy to understand, has pictures, diagrams, and expert tips.


  1. Hi Amy! I have never been a sewer because my hands won't allow it. I love it and would love to make some beautiful things like quilts. I love reading about it, though! Thank you for sharing this great book!


    1. Wanda, Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Sorry you cannot enjoy sewing as I do, but I know you must enjoy reading just as much.


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