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Half Yard Sewing Club
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback Ribbon and elastic closure
  • Publication: 30 September 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921528
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 145x210 mm
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $42.99
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Debbie Shore's Sewing Journal


Your personal reference guide to designing, planning and sewing your own projects by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Write all your sewing notes and project planning in one handy journal also packed with tips, tricks, guidance and essential reference material from popular Half Yard author Debbie Shore.

Best-selling Search Press author Debbie Shore brings you all your essential sewing planning in one fabulous journal.

Highly commended in the 'Best Journaling Book' category at the Creative Book Awards, 2024.

Designed to be personalized, cherished and referred to for years to come, this gorgeous journal contains both essential, practical sewing information along with fill-in journal pages, designed to motivate, organize and invigorate your sewing journey.

Dotted throughout is essential practical guidance from Debbie, along with quick-reference conversion charts, personal insights, key know-how on subjects such as quilting and dressmaking, and top tips for effective project planning. Alongside this are the pages designed just for you. Keep all your measurements and project planning notes in one place; create wish lists, notes, doodles and sketches; and keep tabs on what's in your stash. The carefully considered project pages allow you to plan out 20 of your own sewing adventures, with space to write notes and fix in fabric swatches, and there are 12 monthly planners to organize your sewing year.

The handy compact size is perfect to slot into your sewing bag or take out when you're shopping for fabrics and project essentials. Free replacement planners can be printed from Bookmarked Hub.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned sewist, take Debbie's lead and be inspired to fill your journal with your own creative ideas that you can use, keep and cherish.

Table of Contents

Starting out 4
Introduction 4
How to use your journal 5
Setting your intentions 8
About me 10

Sewing essentials 16
All about fabrics 16
Your tool kit 38
Colour 50

Project planning 56
Project planners 60
Monthly planners 140

Sewing reference 154
Mending 155
Quilting 161
Dressmaking 166
Homewares 174
Sewing glossary 178

Final thoughts 180
Notes to my future self 181
Things I've accomplished 182

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career in television, as both a presenter and actor, though sewing was always a big part of her life. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She has written 29 books for Search Press, selling over 750,000 copies worldwide. Debbie is the winner of numerous awards, including Craft Influencer of the Year 2020, Best Sewing Social Star of the Year 2021 and Most Inspirational Sewing Personality of the Year 2021. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, an award-winning monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series.

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK.

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Half Yard Sewing Club Member

Debbie's Sewing journal contains many different sections to help plan and design all your sewing projects. It has special sections for fabric swatches and planners. There are also sections for learning how to measure yourself and then you can keep note of any important notes and measurements for your projects. I believe this book will be very useful for people as they can keep note if they have many projects on the go at once. It's also handy if you want to refer back to projects that you have made before. The book is a handy size to take with you to sewing classes and would fit in your hand bag. I like the design of the book that have been taken from Debbie's own fabric designs. This book is hard back and has an elastic strap to close. This is handy because as you add fabric swatches and notes to the book it may become bigger and open by itself so the elastic strap will keep everything together and safe from falling out. It also has a ribbon bookmark so you can save a page easily. This book has exceeded my expectations and has many sections that I will find handy for my project plans. Especially for when I'm planning projects for selling for my business. This book is priced fairly and is great value for a hard back book. This book has many pros and has contents for all types of sewing planning such as measurements, fabrics, tools, monthly/project planners, quilting, dressmaking, homewares etc. I believe this book could be improved with a pocket at the back for any loose notes. Overall I cannot wait to use this book and is another amazing book by Debbie. And this is different to her usual project books. This is personal to yourself. Thank you Debbie.

Half Yard Sewing Club Member

Debbie Shores Sewing Journal is a hive of information for all sewers of all abilities. Concise and extremely informative complete with lovely poems, photos and plenty of space for your own ideas and information. A great size to pop in your bag with elastic to keep all your additional notes and swatches intact. Easy to take with you once all your information has been filled out so no need to panic in those shops or fabric shows when you need sizes and colours to hand. Filled with all manner of information from sewing basics, colours, laundry tips and reference guide to name just a few.

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