Make It, Take It: 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends
Jumpstart your next retreat or sew-in with 16 projects to stitch alongside your friends. Make everything from totes to pillows to quilts. Eleven pattern designers offer advice and anecdotes along the way to give you creative inspiration.
The Amazing Stitching Handbook for Kids
$16.95; C&T Publishing
Stitch up some cuteness! Glam up boring bookmarks, tote bags, and even your jeans with just fabric and thread. Learn 17 embroidery stitches, then choose from 15 kid-friendly projects to personalize with stitches.
Coastal Crafts: Decorative Seaside Projects to Inspire Your Inner Beachcomber
$19.95; Lark Crafts
Celebrate summer all year long with projects that incorporate seashells, ropes, fishing baskets, and nautical motifs. Learn how to weather surfaces, make driftwood and sea glass, and cast with sand. These beautiful items—from hanging jars to model sailboats and shell-encrusted lanyards—make life a beach!