September is National Sewing Month!

A month to celebrate the age old art of sewing! Sewing is a wonderful art form that spans generations and brings them together. How many of us learned to sew from our mother or grandmother? How many have taught our own children to sew? It’s an amazing gift to pass down, and a great skill to learn. Even if you just plan on sewing on buttons that fall off! Because guess what? You’re sewing.

To participate in a month-long celebration of sewing, AADL has books to get you started on new projects, or get you motivated on ones that have been collecting dust in your craft corner. It’s time to bust out the machine and get to it. Here’s a list of all sorts of book on various sewing projects. Some of my favorites as of late are:

Bags, the modern classics : clutches, hobos, satchels & more

The sewing bible: a modern manual of practical and decorative sewing techniques

Sew U : the Built by Wendy guide to making your own wardrobe

Reinvention : sewing with rescued materials

The library has SEW MANY great craft books to get you inspired and sewing away. With a wide range of projects from purses to dresses, for many different skill levels, a plethora of books have you covered with great images and tutorials.