"Simple Sewing" patterns and how to for 24 fresh and easy projects, by Lotta Jansdotter.
I absolutely LOVE Lotta Jansdotter's simple style. She has a wonderful way of making sewing look fun and easy. This is a fantastic book for beginners. The layout of her patterns is clear and easy to follow. The supplies are minimal, so you don't need much to get started. Many projects require less than a yard of material.
"Simple Sewing" is also great for the "seasoned sewer". There are three levels of difficulty for those wanting a more complex project. These patterns can be completed within just a few hours or throughout a weekend.
Chapters are divided into four categories. COOK--(stuff for the kitchen), GO--(totes and such), NEST--(for the home), and ORGANIZE--(cool stuff for stashing your stuff).
I have made a handful of things from this book, and found them all very simple, practical, and quick to make! I've made placemats, napkins, potholders, and a few tote bags. Next, I want to make the magazine holder and the Yoga mat tote.
This is one of those must-have, essential books. Everything is very useful and would make really awesome, personal gifts! Sure you can buy this kind of stuff, but how much nicer to choose your own fabric, create it, and give it! Check it out and ENJOY!!!