Search Press inspires Barbie fans

Posted by Rachel Westall on 22 June 2023

Leading publisher of practical craft and art books, Search Press, continues to ignite the imagination of sewists and Barbie enthusiasts. Sewing Clothes for Barbie and Barbie Boutique, both by author Annabel Benilan, will inspire fans to create gorgeous costumes for their dolls, just in time for the release of the new film.

Search Press Barbie sewing book cover Drawing inspiration from the iconic Barbie fashion dolls by Mattel and with a screenplay co-written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Barbie promises to bring the beloved character to life in a live-action format for the first time. Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, alongside a talented ensemble cast, the film is set to transport audiences into a fantastical world of adventure and wonder.

While fans eagerly await the film's release in the UK on 21st July, Search Press invites them to indulge their passion for fashion and creativity with two captivating books. The best-selling Sewing Clothes for Barbie offers a delightful collection of 24 stylish outfits that allow fans to dress Barbie in fashionable attire for any occasion. From casual ensembles perfect for a picnic or a skiing adventure to glamorous outfits for special events, Annabel offers a wealth of options for fans to bring their favourite doll's wardrobe to life.

For those seeking even more sartorial inspiration, Barbie Boutique is a fantastic follow-up title, presenting 20 stunning outfits - 15 for Barbie and five for Ken - giving fans the opportunity to craft a diverse wardrobe for both characters. From everyday shopping and gardening attire to prom dresses and rock star costumes, this book sparks the imagination and encourages creativity.

In both titles, detailed instructions, step-by-step diagrams and real-size patterns guide readers through the sewing process, offering inspiration for both beginners and experienced crafters alike.

"Now is the perfect time for Barbie enthusiasts to explore their vision and embark on a sewing adventure with our delightful books, Sewing Clothes for Barbie and Barbie Boutique," says Kirsten Symington, Head of Marketing at Search Press. "These books provide endless inspiration for designing and creating custom costumes for Barbie and Ken. As the launch of the film draws closer, immerse yourself in the magic of Barbie and let your creativity shine!"

Both books are available at major bookstores, online retailers, and through the Search Press website.

Sewing Clothes for Barbie| RRP £12.99 | ISBN 9781782215974
Barbie Boutique | RRP £12.99 | ISBN 9781782218661

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