22 Jul 2011
July 22, 2011

Sewing in a Straight Line

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Have you ever thought about how much of sewing consists of stitching in a straight line? It’s true and Brett Bara has put together a book of 26 projects that can be created by simply sewing straight line.

Sewing in a Straight Line is a collection of 26 projects for home decor, gifts, quilts, clothing and accessories that can all be made by simply sewing straight lines. Brett says, “My inspiration for this book came after many years of people telling me they’d love to learn to sew but they just didn’t know where to start. One day it hit me that so much of what I sew is super easy to make — in fact, much of it is sewn with straight lines only. And anyone can sew a straight line! So I set out to make a book that would show readers that they can make cute projects even with very simple skills.”

We liked her ideas so much, Coats & Clark sponsored three videos that give you a preview of projects from the book.

Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara – How to Sew a Round Bowl with Straight Lines Only from Rarebit Productions on Vimeo.

Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara – How to Sew a Skirt in One Hour from Rarebit Productions on Vimeo.

Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara – How to Sew the Easiest Zippered Throw Pillow from Rarebit Productions on Vimeo.

Brett will be doing a blog tour with a give-away at each stop of her book and a great assortment of our Dual Duty XP Thread. Find out more on her website, Manhattan Craft Room. You can also find where to purchase the book and a sneak-peek at other projects.

About the Author


Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.

4 Responses to Sewing in a Straight Line
  1. As a little girl, my mom taught me to sew a straight line using her sewing machine, by sewing on lined paper and no thread in the machine/needle. 🙂

  2. I am so excited for this book to come out. I have used some of Brett’s tutorials that she has done for Design Sponge and they are awesome. I learned how to insert zippers thanks to her tutorial on making a zippered pillow and it was so easy!

  3. That’s a good step for those are at initial based on sewing. By the way the article is quite informative. Thanks!

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