Sewing Happiness

Sewing Happiness

A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well

Book - 2016
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Twenty simple sewing projects are tied together with a thread of memoir that tells the story of how sewing brought Sanae Ishida profound happiness. Each seasonal project, specially designed to promote health, creativity, relationships and more, provides gentle inspiration to live your best life. When Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she vowed to sew all of her daughter's clothes (and most of her own) for one year. Sewing Happiness includes 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods and children’s and women’s clothing) organized by season, and stitched together with Ishida’s charming personal story.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781570619953
Branch Call Number: Home 646.204 Ish


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This turned out to be a very welcoming book and a gentle path to peaceful living, not just another book of sewing projects, by a woman who lost her job but gained her life! Iincludes a very clever grocery bag pattern.

Kris--PR Library

Aug 14, 2017

Very inspiring read. Loved it. Now I am checking out my fabrics and patterns.

Oct 29, 2016

I love everything about this sewing book! Just as the tagline suggests, this book has simple and easy to follow projects that are also very practical. There are beautiful pictures and detailed step-by-step instructions too. This book definitely inspired me to dust off my sewing machine and create a special project!

Jun 03, 2016

Her self makeover from constantly trying to be what everyone else wanted, to living a satisfying life that felt right to her was an inspiration. Her writing style is easy and down-to-earth.


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