Let the library keep you up to date with sewing resources


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September is sewing month.

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And, whether you’re a beginner or an expert sewer, the Brantford Public Library has the resources and programs to take your sewing projects to the next level.

New sewing books containing the latest trends are always added to the library collection.

Check out Daisy Braid’s Sew It Yourself. This inspiring book is designed for sewers of all stages and abilities and includes guides to everything you need to get started.

Stich 50 Birds by Alison Reid offers fun and easy sewing patterns for beautiful bird designs, all made using simple hand sewing techniques.

As the holiday season approaches, try Debbie Shore’s Half Yard winter collection. This new book offers a great selection of winter crafts and projects. Best of all, each project can be done with just half a yard of fabric.

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While you’re perusing sewing books, why not check out a sewing machine from the library’s main branch.

Three Singer sewing machines are available free with your library card. Each machine can be borrowed for two weeks and comes with a carrying case.

Visit or call the library or use the online catalog to reserve one of the books or sewing machines.

Keep up to date with all the latest creative sewing ideas with the library’s selection of digital sewing magazines via PressReader and OverDrive’s Libby app.

Download new issues of Simply Sewing from PressReader every month. You can even automatically download the latest issues to your phone or tablet.

The Libby app for OverDrive features popular titles including Sew News, 101 Home Sewing Ideas, and Annie’s Quick and Easy Sewing.

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You can also improve your sewing skills using the library’s Universal Class e-learning database. Her Sewing 101 course walks you through the basics of choosing fabric, how to decipher the pattern envelope and instructions inside, getting to know your sewing machine, and how to start expanding your wardrobe by sewing. your own clothes.

In addition to sewing, many other online craft courses are available from Universal Class.

Finally, bring your latest sewing projects and join other crafters at the St. Paul Crafter’s Circle on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the St. Paul branch. Come chat with other craft enthusiasts while working on your own sewing, knitting, or other portable projects. Registration is not compulsory.

At Your Library is a weekly column provided by the staff of the Brantford Public Library. Readers wanting more information can visit www.brantfordlibrary.ca.

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