Craft Book Review: Sew Darn Cute


Sew Darn Cute: 30 Sweet & Simple Projects to Sew & Embellish
by Jenny Ryan
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

I was really disappointed with this book.

Although it was filled with beautiful photographs and cute design ideas, the designs themselves were so totally elementary that I am pretty sure you could google and find a free pattern for everything featured. For example, sewing coasters? It's 2 pieces of square fabric sewn together and then top-stitched.

Perhaps a VERY new and beginner level seamstress might like this, or a very young teenager, but to have an entire page dedicated to cutting a letter out of fabric and sewing it onto a white tee shirt seemed like a cop out.

The cute little sewing kit (as pictured on the book's cover) was something I would make, but it is definitely not worth purchasing this entire book.

Have you read this book? If so, did you like it?


Anonymous said...

I felt EXACTLY the same way about this book, which I received as a gift. I promptly re-gifted it to a young teen just starting to sew. I think this book is suited to that age group only.

Jessamy said...

Thanks for this review! I was about to order the book online but will search for something better now. So glad I didn't buy it only to be disappointed.