The Fabric Selector: The Essential Guide to Working with Fabrics, Trimmings and Notions
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The Fabric Selector: The Essential Guide to Working with Fabrics, Trimmings and Notions

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"This book is a brilliant reference guide for any sewist, covering hundreds of different types of fabric. It gives a general introduction to each fabric covering the origins and where you are likely to find it. It then describes the fabric properties, along with any special considerations you need to be aware of before using that fabric. Then you get advice on how to handl...more
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Published 2012 by Murdoch Books Australia (first published November 1st 2011)
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Brittany
The Easter Bunny brought me this book this weekend and, ooooh, am I excited about it! Dana is a talented seamstress/crafter, such a good writer, and has such a fun personality, as you know if you read her blog MADE (at DanaMadeIt.com). This is her first book. It's a reference book, but I plan to read it cover-to-cover. When I'm finished with it I'll let you know how awesome it is.

Update: Yes, it was awesome. I loved the clean organization and writing, all the tips and uses for various fabrics, a...more
Vicky
Seems like a handy guide, although I have nothing to compare it to. I like that it is small enough to be portable. I also liked the info at the end about things like sewing needles. Very helpful. There were a few instances where I wish she would have defined a term she used, but for the most part I found it to be a helpful book from which I learned a lot that I didn't know before.
Michael
Concise but helpful guide to various types of fabrics and how to sew with them. The photography is well done and very useful, which is important for a book of this type since you can't actually hold the fabrics in your hand. Kudos to the author for highlighting the environmental impact of various fabrics and their methods of production.
Topaz

Great refferance book to have on my library shelf at home.
Rebecca
Good information for the beginning sewer.
Celeste
this is a GREAT resource!
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