Craft Book Review: Weekend Sewing


Weekend Sewing
by: Heather Ross
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

I really really WANTED to like this book, but I didn't care for it. The photographs are beautiful, however I found the patterns to be way too simple (like sewing a loop and a button onto a dishtowel) to much to complicated (like the pattern for the fabric outdoor tent). At least one third of the book is dedicated to clothing for women, but it has limited sizing. The section for children consists of dresses made from two gathered for the skirt and another sewn together to form the top. Now, I understand that this is intended to be quick and easy projects, the problem is that any/all of the patterns in this book can be found for free easily on the internet.

Maybe a VERY beginning level seamstress would enjoy this book, however I have read many other reviews online at with other readers complaining about missing instructions, incorrect measurements and confusion, so I would hesitate giving this to a beginner. If you are interested in this book I would try and check it out at a local library first or be sure to thoroughly read online reviews both here and at online booksellers before purchasing.


Nathalie said...

Thank you for your honest review! I am going to see if my library has it and if not, oh well ;)

Meggie said...

That book looked so good, but my girlfriend bought it and said it was terrible. She re-sold it on Amazon.

Anonymous said...

You are completely right! I had the same experience with this book. Thanks for the honest review.
- beth

lacycompton said...

Thanks for the review. I've been debating about buying it. My new favorite is One-Yard Wonders--it has some really good ideas (although my m-i-l and I had to modify a few to fit what we wanted). I would be interested to see what you think!