FREE sewing library bookplate

Do you have a library of sewing books at home? I’m guessing that you do. I sure do!

Sewing books have been on my mind lately, as I’ve been considering the front and back sections of A Year of Zero Waste Sewing (at this stage I haven’t quite finished the November and December instalments, but I’m doing 2 smaller zines at the same time which will contain front and back matter for handbinding all the instalments into a book). As part of the design, I decided to include a built-in bookplate at the beginning.

Bookplates are a nice way to ensure a loaned book is returned or to personalize a book if it’s given as a gift. Then I thought: it would be handy to have the bookplate as a printable so it could be used it for other books.

So here it is, with compliments. Download the PDF by clicking on the chevrons at the top right corner. It could be printed onto adhesive (sticker) paper or just regular A4 paper.

Cheers! Liz


  1. Alison Marshall on January 5, 2024 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Liz

    I look forward to you posts with anticipation and wish I was in Oz so that I could physically come and hug you for lifting my spirits and stopping me going completely off the rails last year. I was recovering from covid which came on on Christmas day 2022 and kept me in bed until April and then all the exhaustion and brain fog lasted until the end of October.

    I seriously could not even work out how to switch on my sewing machine let alone actually get my head around drafting, sizing, cutting and actually sewing anything but your enthusiasm and just your style and commentary have kept me interested and given me hope that I might also get back to where you are.

    I finally started to get my mojo back in November and even bought a new machine and embroidery bed and although I had a fle bug for 3 weeks over Christmas, I have been back at my sewing machine for 4 days and am loving it. Thank you so much.

    I really thought hard about pattern placement and waste and worked out ways to use every scrap so thank you so much.

    I will be purchasing the separate sections digitally and will print them out eventually and put them next to your book on my bookshelf.

    Happy New Year.

    Alison x

    • lizhaywood on January 5, 2024 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Alison, thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment. Thanks for reading my blog. Long Covid can only be described as life-changing – the fatigue is next level, isn’t it?! I fully identify with the brain fog too. So thrilled you’re able to sew and do things.
      So good to hear when people are recovering – I feel I’m in “holding pattern” at the moment.
      Many thanks and here’s to 2024!

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