My sewing books

Sewing Book Updates

Lots of exciting things are happening with my sewing books, so I wanted to give you an update on the latest, including an update about the progress of my jeans book, the German translation of Master the Coverstitch and that I’m (finally!) able to offer Kindle versions of my first two books.

Coming soon: Pre-order of Sewing Jeans: The complete step-by-step guide

I’m in the process of finalising all the required steps to set up a pre-order for my next book, Sewing Jeans: The complete step-by-step guide. I finally have a publishing date (it will be out this fall) and I’m also nearing the end when it comes to creating and putting all the content on the pages.

I’m a little dizzy now due to all the work, but I can sense the finish line and I’m so proud of this book. It’s super detailed with so many cool techniques and tutorials, plus I cover lots of other aspects of jeans sewing as well, so it will clock in at 190 pages!

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I think design-wise, it’s the best-looking sewing book I’ve done so far, and this is important to me, as I think a sewing book needs good design as well in order to be easy to read and understand. More info about the pre-order is coming soon!

Perfekt Nähen mit der Coverlock (German version of Master the Coverstitch Machine)

After having a bit of a rough week, seeing the spread about my book in the Stiebner fall catalogue filled me with so much gratefulness and joy. I often just hanker down, focusing on the next project and just work-work-work, not always being able to see and appreciate how far I have become and how much this means to me. So being chosen by a publisher and getting a translation of my book into one of the biggest markets in Europe, that’s incredibly encouraging.

The book will be out in September and as soon as I have more info, I’ll share it with you!

Master the Coverstitch and Sewing Activewear are now on Kindle

I’ve finally been able to convert the ebook version of my books to Amazon Kindle format. I regularly get asked about this, and the main reason for it taking to long is that Amazon doesn’t exactly make it easy to create a digital version of a photo-heavy book with lots of internal bookmark links, and I wanted to ensure that a buyer on Amazon would get a similar reading experience to those who buy my ebook from my own shop.

Fortunately, Amazon has made some changes now to facilitate this so I decided it would be worthwhile to add my books to Kindle as well. It also felt a bit more pressing right now since I’m running very low on stock of the print version of Master the Coverstitch Machine, due to Corona related logistics. So at least one version of the book will be available until the new stock arrives.

Master the Coverstitch Machine (Kindle)
Sewing Activewear (Kindle)

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Of course, you can still buy the ebooks in my shop, which is the best format, IMHO, and at a better price. Plus as you probably can imagine, Amazon takes a very large cut of the sales because that’s how they roll.

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  • Marilyn
    June 9, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    I am so proud of you. You work hard and your work is excellent. I have the coverstitch book and am eager to have your jeans book — in fact, I’m not even going to tackle my first jeans project until your book is published. Smiling at you . . .

    • Johanna Lundström
      June 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Thank you, Marilyn, for your encouragement and support, that means the world for me to hear. And I’m working hard to make sure that the instructions in the jeans book will be perfectly suited for someone who has not sewn a pair of jeans before, with lots of helpful tips and detailed instructions. So hopefully you’ll find the book very useful once you start 🙂

  • Corey
    June 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this book, trousers/pants and jeans are my favorite things to make. Having your book as a reference next to while i sew will be great. Oh, wanted to mention another great sewing book – Power Sewing Step-by-Step by Sandra Betzina is such a great book on sewing techniques to give your clothing rtw finishes. It’s my goto book on how to bag a lining in a jacket and her technique for the flexible waist band on trousers has been eye opening.

  • Johann
    June 17, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Hello Johanna, my copy of Mater the Coverstitch Machine arrived today. I purchased a coverstitch machine last week (Bernette 42 Funlock), and wanted a good reference guide on how to use it optimally. I’ve just had a quick glance through your book, and I am absolutely delighted by the comprehensive content, clear layout, and informative pictures (all pin-sharp!). My next project will be to sew a bathrobe for my wife (outer layer: lyocell; inner layer: terry cloth), which will be finished with the new coverstitch machine. Your book will be next to the machine all the time 🙂
    I, also, cannot wait for “Sewing Jeans” to become available 🙂

  • Johann
    June 17, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Order placed for e-book …. looking forward to 2 November 2020!
    Once accepts pre-orders, I‘ll order the print version 🙂
    Congratulations on this very significant achievement, Johanna – the quality of your work is superb. Best wishes!

  • Peggy
    June 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Johanna, Congrats, I love your work. I have your “Master The Coverstitch” & am currently referencing it for a project. I came up with a question that you may cover but will definitely not be worth more than a paragraph. What thread is your favorite for serging & also coverstitching? Do you always buy 3 spools of each thread? I have been sewing a capsule wardrobe (which includes my first pair of jeans, thanks to your book!) buying all the thread is expensive! Do you have a go-to thread if much of the thread is hidden? I like to buy the best I can afford, it’s getting harder to explain the cost of some of the smallest (but important) items! I can’t wait for November!!


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