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Tailoring Vol. 1

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Tailoring Vol. 1
Tailoring Vol. 1
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Total pages
220 pages
Item ID

The Tailoring Vol. 1, titled and previously known as Tailoring for Beginners is a skill book that increases the experience gains for the player's tailoring skill for levels 0-2.


By reading the book, the player will receive a 3x multiplier to the tailoring XP gains, as long as they are level 0-2. It is not possible to read the book after that level and gain anything out of it.

To read the book:

  1. Right-click the skill book and click "Read".
  2. Wait for the progress bar to finish. Without traits, each page will take 5 seconds of real-time to read, or 2 minutes of in-game time.
  3. Check the character's skills page to verify a boost to the appropriate skill is obtained. (There will be sequential arrows running from the skill name to the skill boxes, and hovering over the skill box that is currently being worked on will show the multiplier that is being given.)

Note: If at any point the player is interrupted during reading, they do not lose the pages they have read; they will continue where they left off. Therefore, other matters can be attended to, such as killing a zombie or tending to a garden, before returning to the book. The total number of pages read so far will show up in the book's tooltip when hovered over. Depending on the situation, it may be best to spend a few hours a day (usually at night) over several days working through a skill book rather than attempting to read one straight through in one sitting (boredom, hunger, thirst, and unhappiness will all accrue while reading).

The book can also used as a fuel, providing 15 minutes of burn time per book.


The distribution for this item can be found in the following table(s):

BookTailoring1 distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Building/Room Container Effective chance
all shelves 6.29%
bedroom crate 15.1%
bookstore crate 23.28%
bookstore shelves 23.28%
classroom counter 6.29%
classroom metal_shelves 6.29%
classroom shelves 6.29%
closet crate 15.1%
garagestorage crate 15.1%
kitchen crate 15.1%
kitchen shelves 6.29%
library shelves 19.27%
livingroom crate 15.1%
livingroom overhead 6.29%
livingroom shelves 6.29%
office shelves 6.29%
pawnshop crate 23.28%
pawnshop shelves 23.28%
pawnshopoffice shelves 23.28%
poststorage crate 15.1%
poststorage metal_shelves 15.1%
schoolstorage metal_shelves 6.29%
storageunit crate 15.1%
Type Container Effective chance
Postal Trunk 15.1%


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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_literature.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item BookTailoring1
	    DisplayCategory = SkillBook,
		NumberOfPages	=	220,
		Weight	=	0.8,
		Type	=	Literature,
		DisplayName = Tailoring Vol. 1,
		Icon	=	Book11,
        SkillTrained = Tailoring,
        LvlSkillTrained = 1,
        NumLevelsTrained = 2,
        StaticModel = Book,
        WorldStaticModel = BookYellow_Ground,

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