Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing by Anna Maria Horner

This is a really delightful book, full of color and punch, a feast for the eyes. Anna Maria Horner has a knack for putting together a mish mash of fabric patterns and designs that has a way of clashing yet complementing each other. The results are truly wonderful and uplifting.

I don’t know why I ummed and ahhed for so long about buying this book, because the moment I received it I devoured it and was wanting for more. Good news is that she has followed it up with a another book, Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby, something else that is on my wishlist. The book also comes with the paper patterns for each of the projects.

Pictured below is a matching pin cushion and fabric box I made from the book. They have proved to be very useful indeed! I just love how the pin cushion has a hole in the middle to put things in.

pin cushion and fabric box

Once you have made one fabric box, you can adjust the measurements and make multiple boxes to suit your needs. I made this larger box for storing fat quarters and large pieces of fabric scraps.

large fabric box

Seams to Me and Handmade Beginnings are both hard cover spiral bound books (I have come to discover the practicality of the spiral bound book – it lays flat while open!) and available through Amazon.com.