Standing ovation for Elementary Sewing Skills put out by Carolyn N.K. Denham of Merchant and Mills. This is a thoughtfully curated collection of simple and essential techniques for beginning sewing. This book does not feed the beginner with a firehose, but rather offers the perfect feast of simple understandings which can be applied a million different ways.
This is the gateway book of three designed to help you navigate sewing with increasing complexity. These books as well as a range of captivating sundries are available online through Merchant and Mills.
I am in love with the level of quality that comes from true devotion to craft.