Heyy, happy Friday! 🙂 Today I’m sharing some of my current favourite reads with regard to creative content, so here’s what I recommend:
The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin: This book provides an amazing overview about what it means to run a creative business and gives insight into the amount of time and effort it needs to successfully sell handmade items. Althought I read it after I had already run my own independent business for about two years, there was still a lot of useful advice in this book that was new to me.
Tolle Taschen selbst gemacht (rough translation: How to make fantastic bags yourself) by Miriam Dornemann: This book is only available in German and is full of awesome sewing patterns for all kings of bags, purses and pouches. I simply love it!
Burda easy magazine (the current edition for summer clothes): I recently bought this magazine which includes lots of easy sewing patterns for casual summer clothes. It’s for beginners, but there are also lots of nice patterns which can be used by people with advanced sewing skills. I already sewed a pretty skirt and it turned out beautiful! 🙂
Mollie Makes magazine (the original English edition): I think most of you may already have heard of this awesome magazine (of which there is now also a German edition available), it is full of lovely DIY projects, gives insights into the lives of other creative people and shares lots of pretty eye candy. I rather prefer the English edition, because I love the language so much. 🙂
Sew! by Cath Kidston: This is one of the first sewing books I ever bought, it’s perfect for beginners (also available in German) and the instructions are very clear and easy to comprehend. What I love most about this book are the layout and the colorful pages which are full of bright and colorful photos. There are lots of projects inside this book I sewed myself, so much fun! 🙂
I hope this list is useful for some of you, maybe you want to share links to your favourite creative books in the comment section!? 🙂 Any favourites? Have you read any of those books and mags I posted above?
Wish you a lovely weekend!