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Sewing Jeans Book is Out!

Today is the official release day of my third sewing book Sewing Jeans: The complete step-by-step guide! It’s been two years in the making to create my biggest book yet, and while I love all my sewing books, this is definitely the book I’m the proudest of since it was such a mammoth task.

Many of you who pre-ordered Sewing Jeans have already gotten your print copies before the release date, and I’m grateful for all the DM:s, comments, emails and mentions telling me you’ve gotten the book and that you really like it too!

It makes me so happy to hear that you find the instructions very easy to follow and that the book is packed with helpful info! I’ve also gotten so many thumbs up for the visually-driven design and that you think it’s a beautiful book. Thank you so much!

Bonus patterns included

My book comes with a little Easter egg, so to speak. While there are no garment patterns included in the book since there are already so many jeans patterns out there (check my extensive jeans sewing pattern list for ideas). I’ve instead created this big pattern library for all the details that are also a part of a jeans sewing pattern.

In the tool kit, you’ll find 5 different back pocket designs (in six sizes), front pockets pattern pieces, decorative topstitching templates for the back pockets and of course also patterns for things like a button fly and zipper closure. That downloadable (link is in the book) PDF-patten booklet is 129 pages long, but I’ve organized it neatly so you’ll be able to easily find and print out the pattern piece that you want.

Where to buy the book

Print book

Check out my Sewing Jeans book page for book shops that sells and ship the book around the world. I’m updating the list constantly, and with time the book will be sold in even more places.

Ebook

Buy the ebook straight from me for the best price. It’s an interactive pdf, with lots of links, that works on any device. And in this ebook version, the pattern tool kit is included in the download.

I’ve also created ebook bundles so that you can combine Sewing Jeans with either Sewing Activewear or Master the Coverstitch Machine for an even better price.

There is also a Kindle version on Amazon (Amazon affiliate link). Note that you’ll have to download the pattern kit separately due to the technical limitations that come with the Kindle version.

Putting things in perspective

I also want to acknowledge that this release is such a minuscule blip on the radar, that it’s not even a blip, in the larger picture of things that are currently going on in the world at the moment. This year has challenged us in so many ways, and who knows what the future brings? But fingers crossed, we’ll be able to sense at least some type of light at the end of the tunnel soon.

In the meantime, I will make sure to keep creating content for you that is both educational and inspirational, and hopefully entertaining too! I’m very honoured to be part of this sewing community and it means so much to hear that you’ve felt helped by my content, whether it’s a sewing tip or when I’ve addressed topics such as mental health from a sewing perspective.

Stay safe and hugs <3

6 Comments

  • Sheila Munro
    November 4, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Got my copy yesterday and have only had a quick look through, but agree with the comments made above. I have not dared make a pair of jeans yet, but will use this book to do so, though I need to lose some weight first!!!! The section on fitting issues caught my eye and will no doubt some in useful as RTW ones always fit wonky. Many thanks for the pocket templates, they will be so helpful and wish me luck on the top stitching…..
    Sheila xx

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    • Johanna Lundström
      November 11, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Thank you Sheila! Yes finding jeans in RTW that fits can be so tricky and when you see it explained like this, it really gives a much better idea where the issues are. As for the topstitching, I know you have it in you!

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  • Jewel Nelson
    November 4, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Oh, my book came yesterday! it is so lovely. I am afraid Amazon sent two books. It was so big, I thought it was in two parts. Alas, cannot find way to return extra.

    I am still at the types of denim section. Going over what I have and comparing to the information. I am ecstatic! Can’t wait to sew some! Zippers on jeans are always too weird in patterns.

    Thank you for the time and all the wonderfully clear photos. This is what the sewing books on the market need!

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    • Johanna Lundström
      November 11, 2020 at 10:29 am

      You must have gotten some top-secret bundle deal :D. Happy to hear you’ve already found the book useful and yes zippers are not always well explained, I think the installation are just tricky to show. So I spent a lot of time and thought process trying to come up with a way to really explain how to do it in a way that actually makes sense and doesn’t skip over important steps.

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  • Teta Iba
    November 7, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Another outstanding book from you. I am sewing my very first pair of pants (not jeans, yet) and will be using the fitting illustrations in your book to tweak the fit. Your recent blog post on where to get good denim will also be helpful. Thank you!!!

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    • Johanna Lundström
      November 11, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Teta! Yes a lot of information in this book is transferable to all kinds of pants making, not just jeans, and I’ve made lots of strides in my own pant sewing journey by diving deep into jeans making.

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