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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781570619953
  • Imprint: Sasquatch
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $38.00

Sewing Happiness

A Year of Simple Projects for Living Well


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HAPPINESS SELLS! This inspiring memoir is a cross between The Happiness Project and 1, 2, 3 Sew! Inspired to succeed at just one thing, the author vowed to sew all of her daughter's clothes (and most of her own) for one year. This is the story of that year and how doing one thing right inspired her to cultivate many happy habits.

When Sanae Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her because they forced her to take stock of her life and focus on the important things and enabled her to rediscover sewing, her true passion.

This is a seasonal book of simple sewing projects and inspirational personal stories from a beloved Seattle blogger. It consists of 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods, children's and women's clothing) organized by season and stitched together with charming and relatable personal stories about how sewing brought her profound happiness. Part 1 includes the incredibly moving essays as well as a look-book of photos of the projects, and Part 2 includes all the instructions with detailed illustrations. The book is 30% memoir and 70% practical sewing projects.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781570619953
  • Imprint: Sasquatch
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $38.00

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