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The Latest Titles from Search Press

By Emily Peagram 25 Feb 2021

Leading publisher Search Press is proud to highlight three huge titles that look set to become high-flyers in 2021:

Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets: Essential Skills for Dressmakers

Publisher: Search Press

Edition: BC Paperback

Publication: 21 February 2021

ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217473

Stock: 50+

Size: 204x260 mm

Illustrations: 400

Pages: 96

RRP: £9.99

The latest title in Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets series, this essential guide is packed with key skills and friendly know-how and is ideal for anyone taking their first steps into dressmaking. It covers the important basics such as: how to read and adjust a pattern; how to choose, mark and cut fabric; how to add zips, pockets and buttons; how to adapt old, misshapen or over-sized garments, and how to do some basic mending all shown step-by-step.

This book is a toolkit designed to equip you with all the dressmaking skills you need; it contains ten inventive projects for you to try your hand at using your own pre-loved clothes, and gives you all the knowledge you need to make your own clothes from scratch using the pattern of your choice.


The Art of Punch Needle Embroidery

Publisher: Search Press

Edition: BC Paperback Flap on back containing fold-out pattern sheet.

Publication: 21 January 2021

ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219026

Stock: 50+

Size: 204x260 mm

Illustrations: 152

Pages: 96

RRP: £12.99

With internationally renowned, expert embroiderer Marie Suarez, learn and discover the delights of punch needle embroidery in this gorgeous practical book. Starting with the key materials and equipment you’ll need, as well as the basic punch-needle stitches and techniques, go straight into making 20 creative and original projects including flower-adorned pillows, pretty wall hangings and stylish bags!

All the projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs, diagrams to help you work out what to stitch first, and templates for you to trace off for quick-and-easy needle punching.


Barbie Boutique

Publisher: Search Press

Edition: BC Paperback With flaps

Publication: 01 February 2021

ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218661

Stock: 50+

Size: 195x225 mm

Illustrations: 300

Pages: 96

RRP: £12.99

Sew Barbie this cute wardrobe of 15 stylish outfits, not forgetting 5 amazing outfits for Ken! For Barbie, there are outfits for shopping and gardening as well as special occasions. Turn her into a princess, a prom queen, a figure skater or a kigurumi character, or dress her up in a Halloween or rock star costume!

Barbie’s stylish companion Ken can be a prince or a sportsman. He can accompany Barbie to the prom wearing his tuxedo, or join her on the catwalk in his fashion outfit.

The detailed instructions are accompanied by step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns suitable for petite, curvy, tall or original Barbie. Using simple techniques and either hand or machine sewing, these fun projects are ideal for upcycling old clothes or making use of scraps of fabric from your stash.

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