"A fresh and very chic compendium for everyone's sewing library! I love that this book is both welcoming for beginners and incredibly inspiring for sewists of all levels." Amy Butler, author of Style Stitches
"Like a fun and patient teacher, Brett Bara guides readers through both sewing basics and more advanced skills without any of it seeming intimidating at all." Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch'n'Bitch series
"Sewing in a Straight Line opens up unlimited creative possibilities. Now even with basic sewing skills, I can show off my personal style." Christina Batch-Lee, Etsy.com
"This is everything (and more) a novice sewer could hope for in a book. From a refresher in the basics to beautiful projects, Brett reminds us that gorgeous clothing and decorations don't require years of experience."Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge
Beginning sewing projects can be plain and dull. Bara, who writes a sewing column for the popular Design*Sponge website, presents a collection of projects that require minimal sewing skills but deliver maximum excitement and charm. The projects, which include garments, home decor, and gifts, are simple yet chic, and the step-by-step directions include ample illustrations. Although these are beginners' projects, Bara doesn't shy away from introducing more advanced techniques or slightly intimidating fabrics such as vinyl. Beginning sewers looking for projects beyond pillowcases and simple rectangular tote bags will enjoy this charming collection.