A Really Big Announcement: The Sewtionary!

Today I have a really big announcement to make. I’ve been dying to write about this for over a year!

You know the Sewtionary page on my blog? Where I have a list of sewing terms, from A-Z, with links to blog posts and tutorials? Well, it’s going to be a book! In fact it is a book!

The Sewtionary is a book of 101 sewing terms and tutorials, from A to Z. The official title is “The Sewtionary: An A to Z Guide to 101 Sewing Techniques and Definitions” which sums it up quite nicely.


In the book you’ll find clear, colour photo tutorials for each sewing term. I’m extremely happy with the photos, they’re clear and detailed so it’s easy to follow along with each tutorial.

For each of the 101 terms I’ve included helpful tips and examples of when you might use this technique. It’s great for beginners who are faced with unfamiliar terms as you learn to sew.

The book is coil-bound so it can lie open and flat on your sewing table as you work. This was important to me, as I end up bending my books or weighting down the pages with my scissors so I can read as I sew. A reference book is most helpful when it’s easy to use!

And it’s equally easy to find what you’re looking for, as the book is arranged alphabetically! Looking for information on sewing a button? Turn to B! How about piping? Find it under P! The simple and straightforward A to Z format is logical and makes it easy to look up the tutorial you need, quickly.

This book would be an excellent gift for someone who wants to learn to sew. Or if you teach sewing! Or if you’re starting to explore new sewing techniques and enjoy learning from detailed photo tutorials.

I wanted to create a simple, timeless reference book that was appealing and interesting as well as packed with solid facts and useful information. This book is pretty, modern, and fresh – and full of tutorials and techniques.

How did this happen? I was contacted by F+W Media at the end of 2012 about possibly turning the Sewtionary page on my blog into a book. It all happened very quickly after that. By February it was a go, the contract was signed, and I started planning! My first deadline was April and my last deadline was October. It’s scheduled to be released in July of this year.

Good news! You can pre-order the book starting right now. I’d love it if you would!

Thank you for your support and for inspiring me to start the Sewtionary page on my blog. I can hardly believe it’s going to be a real book in a few short months!


150 Responses to A Really Big Announcement: The Sewtionary!

  1. Mika January 6, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    Congrats, Tasia! What a great resource.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      Thank you!

  2. Naomi January 6, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    Yay!! I will be this right away! I’ve consulted your sewtionary at times, and I love your tone and the way you explain things. Way to go Tasia!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      Thank you! It’s going to be very much like the Sewtionary links, but with better photos and more details, and of course, available offline, anywhere you go. I hope you like it!

  3. Alice January 6, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    I am so happy ! For you, since you are now an author and, for us, readers, since it looks like such a great and useful book !

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

      Thank you! I’m thrilled to hear you’re excited about the book. I really wanted it to be a useful book, one that people refer to when they need help, and I’m so happy to receive such a positive response from you all. Thanks so much!

  4. Tasha January 6, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    How wonderful, Tasia! How hard that must have been to keep under your hat for sew long (that was a typo but I’m keeping it in, hee), too. That will be such a fabulous resource for sewists to have as a hard copy (and spiral bound is a great idea). Congratulations!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

      Ah haha, yes, it was sew hard to keep quiet! I think it’s going to be a good reference book, there really isn’t anything else out there that’s A-Z like this. Thank you!

  5. Carrie January 6, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Congratulation! This is so exciting and I’m so happy for you! You lead great tutorials so I’ll definitely pick up a copy. A great way to start the new year :)
    I’m also super excited for your new pattern releases!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

      Thank you so much! I agree, I’m so glad I could finally announce the book. Being able to post about it right in the first week of January sets the tone for a very exciting and positive year.
      Can’t wait to start launching the new patterns this year, too! 2014 is going to be an awesome year.

  6. Kelly January 6, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited about this! You must have had such a hard time not talking about such a huge project going on behind the scenes. I’m so impressed by how much you manage to get done!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

      Oh for sure. It was so hard not to talk about this major elephant in my sewing room! And it’s been a very, very busy last year here just to keep everything moving and on target, especially when there are deadlines set by someone else!
      Thanks so much, I’m so glad you are excited about the book!

  7. Meg @ Mood January 6, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Wonderful! Please have your publisher send us an advance copy so we can see if this will fit well with the books we sell at our two stores. Thanks! —Meg

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank you Meg! I will pass on your request and see what I can do for you!

  8. Jenny January 6, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    Congrats, that’s amazing!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      Thank you!

  9. meadowsweet.child January 6, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    How wonderful! I will definitely be ordering one or more! Wish this had come out before Christmas, but there are always reasons to give good books. Best of luck!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      I know, in fact it is planned to come out in July, not even close to this Christmas! But, it will be launched in time for next Christmas, or back-to-school time, or July-August birthdays. :) Thank you!

  10. Virginia January 6, 2014 at 7:17 am #

    Awesome! Do you know if it will be available to preorder in other countries?

  11. Angela January 6, 2014 at 7:17 am #


    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

      Thank you so much for ordering it!

  12. Jaime January 6, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    Congratulations!!! I can’t imagine how painful it’s been to keep it quiet this long! How fun!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

      You are absolutely right, it’s been so hard to keep quiet. Especially after the major milestones, completing each deadline and each photo shoot. It’s awesome to be able to talk about it now~!

  13. Magyswelt January 6, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Congrats!! ordered it right now ;o)

    Greets from Germany

  14. Magyswelt January 6, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Congrats!! ordered it right now ;o)

    Greets from Germany

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank you so much for ordering a copy! I appreciate it :)

  15. Lelie // A Bouquet of Buttons January 6, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    Cool! I guess it will sell like crazy!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

      Thank you! I hope you’re right!

  16. Sølvi January 6, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Congratulations! This is so exciting – I will most definitely get a copy for myself, and anyone I know who sews, as you tutorials usually are excellent! Looking forward to the release! :-)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      Thanks so much Sølvi! I’d love it if you ordered a copy when it’s released!

  17. Jessica January 6, 2014 at 7:46 am #

    Very awesome. Congrats!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      Thank you!

  18. Ms. Jackie of all Trades SpoolTeacher January 6, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Perfect timing. Ms. ST has just been recruited to teach a beginning sewing class. Will see if she can order at least one copy. Thanks for your timely share.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      Thank you! And good luck with your upcoming beginning sewing class. Spread the love of sewing! :)

  19. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) January 6, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    congratulations, watching your business success makes me happy !

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

      Aw, thank you Beth! I’m lucky to have such a supportive group of people reading along. Thanks for being here and following along with my journey!

  20. Fiona January 6, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Congratulations Tasia! It looks fantastic!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks so much!

  21. Barry St. Germaine January 6, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    What a great accomplishment with the publishing of your book, especially when you consider the short time that Sewaholic has been in business. I am amazed! Not only are you successful, you are an inspiration to many, including me! I will surely promote your book!!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks so much! It is rather exciting how much has happened in three years. It’s been quite the adventure and I’m looking forward to whatever the future has in store!

  22. Lauren January 6, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    This is so cool! Congratulations, Tasia!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      Thank you Lauren! :)

  23. Marie January 6, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Huge congratulations Tasia, what fantastic news! I know I’ll be keeping my eye out for it in July!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

      Thank you! I will be sure to let you know when it’s officially launched!

  24. Christine January 6, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Congrats Tasia!!!! Looks awesome!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

      Thank you Christine! What timing that you showed a peek of your upcoming book today as well, yours looks fantastic! It’s awesome to see the inside, I bet you sewed a ton of samples to make it all happen. Congrats as well!

  25. Ebony January 6, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Congratulations!! Very cool!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm #


  26. Sylvie January 6, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    How wonderful! Congratulations!! I have gone back to reference your Sewtionary page more than once…

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

      Thank you! Great to hear the Sewtionary blog page has been useful to you so far.

  27. Louisa January 6, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Way to go, Tasia! Published author! How did you keep that secret under your hat for so long?

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

      It wasn’t easy! Every behind the scenes post I wanted to add… and I worked on a BOOK! But I couldn’t. So I bit my tongue. (And I’m rather chatty on the blog so it was hard for me to do.) I didn’t want to go on and on about it before it was even close to being released, and the publishers would prefer I didn’t either, so as soon as it was available to pre-order, that was the time to talk about it. So glad I can talk about it now!

  28. Amy January 6, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    Yay! Congrats! What a great year it’s been for you, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming in 2014! A book, more patterns, what else?! Maybe also more Sewaholic sewing notions?!?!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      Thank you! And maybe, I’d love to do more Sewaholic notions. The tape measures sold well and were easy to make. Anything in particular you’d like to see?

  29. Chantal January 6, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Congratulations, Tasia! I will definitely be ordering your book when it comes out! Your instructions are always so clear and helpful!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      Thank you, Chantal! I hope you find the book as helpful as the blog and tutorials online!

  30. Judy January 6, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Congrats!! When I got serious about my garment sewing and was doing research online, I used your Sewtionary often! It is a marvelous resource, very happy for you. :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

      Thank you! I’m so glad the Sewtionary page has been helpful so far, there’s going to be even more information and better photography in the real book version!

  31. Linda January 6, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    Congratulations Tasia! I pre-ordered my book! Thanks a lot for putting these techniques together in a book!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

      Thank you so much for your pre-order! I hope the book is useful to you.

  32. Carolyn January 6, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    Congrats Tasia!! I can only imagine how much work went into this over the past year!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

      Oh for sure, so much work! Secret work, because I haven’t been talking about it, so it’s hard to say I’m so busy and never explain why! I’ll talk a little bit about the behind-the-scenes of the book process if you are interested.

  33. Tasia January 6, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for the comments and words of encouragement. I’m so excited to hear a good response to the book announcement and I am even more excited to see the finished book in real life!

    My apologies if my blog is down as you try to comment, it seems it’s getting more traffic than usual and so it’s causing errors! Sorry for the hassle. Working with tech support to fix that up.

    Once it’s all running smoothly again I’ll be back to answer questions and reply to comments!

  34. French Toast Tasha January 6, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Congrats! That’s so exciting!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Thank you! It really is, even more exciting now that I can talk about it!

  35. Leigh in Oregon January 6, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Wow! Congratulations! That’s great. :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Thank you!

  36. Ruth January 6, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Congratulations – sounds like a fab book! I think I’ll have to treat myself when it comes out!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks so much! I would love it if you did and I hope you do find the book useful!

  37. Trice January 6, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Congrats on the book Tasia

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Thank you!

  38. Ele January 6, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    This is perfect, i am new to sewing so an easy read, pretty a-z is amazing! Ive just pre-ordered my copy from amazon.co.uk.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      Thank you so much for preordering! Good to know it is showing up on the UK Amazon site too.

  39. Allynara January 6, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Congratulation Tasia! The cover of your book looks awesome! By the way: the book won’t be useful only for beginner sewists or sewists who want to try something new, but also sewists who speak a different language but buy/come across patterns in English! I – for example – have been checking your Sewtionary if I came across an english sewing term that i didn’t know jet, looked at your page and voila! I knew what it meant, how to apply it and could get back to my sewing!

    I’ve never thanked you for that (or at least not directly at you), but here it is: thank you for all your help you give me and other sewists who learned a lot from your blog and the Sewtionary!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      Thanks so much! You make an excellent point about using this book as an actual sewing dictionary, not only to learn the technique, but also to know what the words themselves mean. I’m so glad that the blog page has been useful and I hope the book is equally helpful to you!

  40. Stephanie January 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    Oh my goodness, this is wonderful! Congrats, what an achievement! And spiral-bound too – ooooh, I love spiral bound for these types of books :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

      Thank you! Me too, I love the spiral binding, did you know it adds significantly to the cost of making a book? I felt like it was important though for this type of reference book. Glad you agree!

  41. Miss Crayola Creepy January 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    So awesome! I just pre-ordered it :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks so much for ordering a copy! I really appreciate the support. :)

  42. Rochelle New January 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Oh yay!!!!! This is so very exciting and I will definitely be pre-ordering a copy. Congratulations and well done, Tasia!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks so much Rochelle! It’s pretty exciting and I’m thrilled that you’re going to buy a copy, thank you!

  43. Danielle D. January 6, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Amazing news! Happy for ya gal… Keep up the good work…Yep this is making the birthday wish list… :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Thank you! I hope your birthday wishes come true :)

  44. Monique January 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm #


    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Thanks so much, Monique, for ordering a copy! I appreciate it!

  45. Sandra (Sewist-Stitch) January 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Congratulations. This will be very handy indeed!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  46. Sassy T January 6, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    I will definitely be buying it, I love your descriptions, definitions and images yeee haaaaa

    Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Thank you! In the book the images are going to be way better because I worked with a professional photographer. Clearer, more detailed and with better lighting. It was really inspiring to work with a pro and learn a little along the way!

  47. Nothy Lane January 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I bought mine! Congratulations Tasia, you deserve it! And I can’t wait for all the new patterns.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      Thank you so much for ordering a copy!

  48. Maaike January 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Woo hoo !! Loving the cover with that super-cute Sewaholic measuring tape :). Looking forward to getting your first book.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      Thank you! I thought the tape measure around the neck was a nice touch too.

  49. Sara January 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    I really, really love the cover.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      Ah, thank you! I’m really happy with it as well. I feel like it reflects my style and looks both vintage-inspired and clean and modern at the same time! Of course there is always a chance the cover might change between now and release date but this is the current design.

  50. lisa g January 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    congrats! i have no doubt this will be a very useful resource!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Thanks! I hope so, that was my goal in putting it all together!

  51. Turina January 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Congratulations Tasia, can’t wait!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank you!

  52. rachael {imagine gnats} January 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    i’m so excited to see the final book!! i can maybe verify that it’s going to be super great! congrats :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Thanks so much! :)

  53. Laura January 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Congratulations to you! How exciting – great resource and gift idea!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      Thank you!

  54. The Domestic Mastermind January 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Any chance your book will be coming to kindle or iBooks? :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      Good question! It’s something the publisher decides, but because the book is a reference book, it makes total sense for it to be an e-book as well! I will keep you all posted when I have more information, if there will be an e-version available, and if so how you can get it!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      On the Amazon page there is a button to say I’d like to get this on my Kindle. I pressed the button (hope that didn’t screw anything up!) and got to this page:
      Anyways, if you click it, maybe it will send messages that people are interested in a Kindle version and make it more likely to happen!

  55. Sunni January 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    This is sooooooo wonderful! yay! Now, off to order my copy! Yesss! Also, congrats, biggest congrats on publishing a book. Such hard work, I’m sure and I’m even more sure that it will be a huge huge hit.

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

      Thank you so much Sunni! Thanks for preordering, I hope you’re right and it’s a success! PS. loved your behind the scenes post today and would love to read more like that!

  56. Sara January 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    UM, AWESOME. I need this right now. I am a crazy lady who doesn’t have a computer (PFFT, I gots sewing stuff to buy…), and reading on my phone gets old. I’m so excited this is in print form. Ordered!

    Also, thank you x 100000 for doing spiral-bound! :)

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      Thanks so much Sara! I know, I don’t have a computer at home either. (I do have a really old and slow one as emergency back-up but it’s so painfully slow I only bring it out for emergencies.) The only computing I do is on my phone too, and it’s so tiny! I’m so glad you’re into the spiral-bound option, I think it’s awesome even though it costs more to produce. I would hate for anyone to be sewing at home, cursing my book because it won’t stay open while they’re trying to do something tricky.
      Thanks for preordering, I really appreciate it!

      • Sara January 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

        Ten thumbs up for spiral-bound…my usual go-to sewing book is an older version of the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing, and trying to keep that thing open when I’m referencing a page from the middle — not happening. SPIRAL BOUND 4 LYFE. :)

  57. Lisa Finch January 6, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Fabulous and congratulations – what a great idea :)
    I have just pre-ordered my copy from amazon.co.uk – roll on May
    Lis x

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

      Thank you! Ooh.. it says May on the UK site, but July on the US site. I believe it is going to be closer to July, sorry for having to wait longer!

  58. Laurie January 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Oh congratulations! That page is one of the first things that attracted me to your blog a few years ago!

    • Tasia January 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

      Thanks Laurie!

  59. Shannon January 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Congratulations Tasia!!!! So excited for you! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I know it will be a new fave for my collection of sewing books!!! So excited for you!!!!!

  60. Denise January 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Congrats! I just pre-ordered one for myself and asked our librarian to order it for school, as it’s really going to help the students out. I’m looking forward to reading it come July.

  61. Trisha January 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Wow! You are one busy gal!!! Congratulations!!!

  62. Mary Lang January 6, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Ordered! so proud of you Tasia! you made a quilt and a book in the same year!

  63. Irena mangone January 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Dear Tasia

    Will your book be available in Australia or even on kindle please thank you enjoy your blog am a new subscriber

  64. Carrie Ann January 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Preordered! Congrats, I love supporting Sewaholic Patterns.

  65. Paloverde January 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    In my community college sewing with knits class last semester, you and your blog were referenced on the class website as a good resource. Maybe the department will consider the book as another recommended resource or even as a required reading for the construction classes.

  66. Lauren M January 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    Your blog has always had high quality, fresh information. I know your book will be equally wonderful and thoughtfully written!

  67. Stevie January 7, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    Thats amazing Tasia! Congratulations can’t wait to get it! x

  68. Sewing Princess January 7, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    Congratulations Tasia! that’s really a great achievement…not that launching a pattern line is any less than writing a book though! Really happy for you!

  69. Rachelle January 7, 2014 at 3:29 am #

    Congratulations Tasia! What a great project. I could totally use this! May be a birthday request from my family! :)

  70. Sarai January 7, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    Yay, congratulations Tasia! I couldn’t wait to see it!

  71. Sarah January 7, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Wow, congratulations! How exciting for you; I’m very impressed that you managed not to say anything about until now.
    I first found your blog as a result of a google search to help show my sister what understitching was and how/why to do it, and I was hugely impressed by your very clear instructions and pictures. So, not surprisingly, I’ve pre-ordered a copy! (Incidentally, I pre-ordered from Foyles which is a UK independent bookseller, for anyone in the UK who prefers to buy from smaller companies).

  72. Loretta January 7, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Tasia, this is fantastic news! Congratulations!!!! I’m very happy for you. It was lovely to meet you yesterday at Starbuck’s; thanks for taking the time to do that. I plan on purchasing the skirt pattern soon, and if it turns out I’ll be sure to blog about it! I will have to buy your book too. How wonderful.

  73. Judith January 7, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Tasia, congratulations! Your work is lovely, and I’m sure your book will be, too! And as a former Lower Mainland dweller, I’m rooting for you a little extra. It makes me so happy to see little glimpses of home in your blog photos :)

  74. Debbie January 7, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    Hi, I have just ordered a copy from Amazon (UK version). Can’t wait to receive it. Yours is the only sewing website I’ve found that explains things really clearly and with a nice relaxed writing style. Most are just sites for the bloggers to show what they’ve made rather than how to actually make. Brilliant site, love it, thanks very much and please don’t stop posting!

  75. Tara January 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Congrats Tasia!
    Just placed my pre-order! Can’t wait to get it! You rock girl!

  76. Ann-Marie January 7, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    Congrats Tasia! I am so ordering one!

  77. Rosemary January 8, 2014 at 5:02 am #

    Congratulations! You are so inspiring:)

  78. Christina January 8, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Congratulations, what an achievement. Good for you. You are truly inspiring.

  79. Cathi January 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the finished book!

  80. Lora January 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Wow, Tasia!!! All your hard work and talent have definitely paid off for you. I think you are an example of how hard work and talent must go hand in hand. I’m happy for you. Being someone who got away from sewing for a large block of time, your book might be something to help me refresh my rusty sewing skills. I definitely look forward to having a look-see.


  81. Jenny January 9, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Just placed my order! As a beginner sewing enthusiast your Cambie pattern has single handily given me confidence to keep going. I have used your pattern for over a dozen dresses. I should sent you pictures :)

  82. Amanda January 9, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Awesome, congrats!!! I will be preordering this IMMEDIATELY!! :D

  83. Catholic Bibliophagist January 12, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news. It was the Sewtionary which first let me to your blog and your patterns.


  84. shannon March 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    I JUST PRE-ORDERED. I didn’t realize it was a beginner’s guide. Wee! I’ll surprise Emma (and myself, by the time July rolls around) with it.

    Super fun. Congrats, rock star!

  85. Katie M December 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I received a copy of The Sewtionary for Christmas. It is an absolutely fantastic resource. Every time I want to learn more about a technique, I usually trawl the internet looking for tutorials and videos. This brilliant resource will now be my first stop. I love the way it is organised alphabetically, the clear pictures and simple explanations. You have produced one of the best sewing books I’ve ever seen. Congratulations. I hope it is an enormous success.

  86. Resi January 31, 2016 at 2:46 am #

    I’m in love with this book. I just discovered it and just love it so much. Now I have a question….does this book come published in different languages yet? I live in South America, and always order English books for myself, but have friends who sew who would need this in German…just curious.


  1. Friday chatter: What skills do you want to learn?  |  Coletterie - January 10, 2014

    […] You can pre-order Tasia’s new book, The Sewtionary! […]

  2. Nädala ringvaade | Kohustuslik tegevusvabadus - January 12, 2014

    […] Lihtsalt fotosid on palju. Mulle meeldib hoopis rohkem juulis ilmuv Sewaholicu Tasia raamat “The Sewtionary“, mis on midagi õmblemisentsüklopeedia moodi. Näiteks mõtled, et “Hmm, mis asi on […]

  3. My Favorite Sewing Books | Sweet Carolanne - August 5, 2014

    […] very recent addition to my book shelf is The Sewtionary. I really like Sewaholic patterns but haven’t bought one to make yet and thought the book […]

  4. New Sewing Patterns – January 14 | Sew Independent - November 1, 2014

    […] new book Sewtionary.  It is based on her sewing glossary. page from her blog.  It is described as “An A to Z […]

  5. Ginger jeans progress report | By Gum, By Golly - June 9, 2015

    […] Then I read a tip from Tasia in her Sewtionary book. She said to decrease tension for bar tacks. Hmmm! I was intrigued. I changed the tension from 7 […]