Creative Diaries: Sewing Book Club!

Introducing the Creative Diaries, a new feature on the blog where Selkie’s Co- founders Alexandra and Caroline share with you what they have been seeing, reading and are currently inspired by. 


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C.S. Lewis

My Dearest Friends,

How are you? Alexandra here, what a strange time we are all living in. We hope you and your families are staying healthy and positive, wherever in the world you may be.

For todays blog we wish to give you some escapism with our own ‘Sewing Book Club’ reading list! I started my own book club with the women in my family and I thought it would be lovely to start one with you. And yes of course it is sewing themed!


I love reading and so I have complied a list of books for you themed around sewing. The majority of the books on the list are available for kindle download as well in audio book format so you can listen while you sew or download to your kindle for this evening.

Whats wonderful about these books is the majority of them are centre around strong, creative, stylish and badass women who can sew just like the members of our very own sewing community! 😻

I haven’t had the chance to read any of the books on our list just yet however Caroline has read ‘The Seamstress’ by Maria Duenas and described it as… ‘sewing porn’… You’re welcome…

Another book on our list is ‘The Dressmaker’ by Rosalie Ham which has been made into a film staring Kate Winslet which is definitely worth a watch! The costumes are divine.

The Sewing Book Club Reading List


The Seamstress by Maria Duenas

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier

The Seamstress: A Novel by Frances de Pontes Peebles

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

The Dressmaker’s Gift Fiona Valpy

The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain



Which book tickles your fancy? Do you have any reading recommendations? I would love to hear from you.

Be kind to yourself and have a peaceful weekend.


Alexandra 💋

P.s The book my aunties and I will be reading is ‘Paris for One and Other Stories’ by Jojo Moyes. Please join us!

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