Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home

Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home

by M. Bywater


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Sew your own Judaica!

Beginning sewing skills are all you need to create these 18 Jewish-theme projects, from classic Judaica including a prayer shawl and Passover matzah cover, to modern items such as a cuddly alephbet baby blanket and an accent pillow decorated with with a cheerful Shalom!

  • Complete step-by-step instructions with illustrations and color photographs.
  • Expert tips plus a section dedicated to basic sewing techniques to help even beginning sewists create beautiful results.
  • Includes interesting tidbits about the teachings and history behind Judaica and Jewish traditions.

"Clear and beautifully illustrated. I especially like the detailed prayer shawl pattern/instructions, which answer all the questions beginners and beyond have been asking me for years about construction."

- Cathy Perlmutter, President, Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework

"The color photos and simple instructions and patterns will help anyone feel confident in taking on a project. Bywater's cheerful writing style and helpful explanations of the religious significance of items will appeal to younger readers or those new to Judaism and wishing to learn more."

-Publishers Weekly

"The combination of handcrafting and Jewish tradition adds further value and meaning to these projects, and Bywater's approach is both thoughtful and celebratory."

-Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996858229
Publisher: Sew Jewish
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 1,259,518
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Maria Bywater is the designer behind, the leading national wedding huppah rental company. She writes about Judaism and sewing on her blog, Sew Jewish ( As an American living and traveling abroad, she became inspired to explore Jewish cultures and traditions through needle crafts. Maria now lives in New York with her two daughters amid a large extended family.

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