It’s the last Monday in June which means today we are giving away our last book of the month. Up for grabs today is a copy of 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projectsby Ellen Luckett Baker. I have been a long time fan of Ellen’s blog The Long Thread so it only makes sense that I would enjoy her book.
The title says it all with Bags, Accessories, Home Accents and More. There are step by step instructions on how to make everything from a coaster for your cocktail to a burp cloth for your baby. Plus everything in-between. The projects are divided by themed chapters like Organizers, Pillows and even Blockhead Animals.
1-2-3 Sew is not your run of the mill sewing book. Sure you will be using your sewing machine for these projects, but you are also inspired to use fruit as a stamp, bust out the embroidery hoop and even make some quilting yo-yo’s.
There are 33 projects in all that build on each other. Say you start with the simple glasses case that even I could make. From there you build on what you just learned to make a zippered pouch. Once you have mastered those two projects you are ready to graduate to the cosmetic bag which incorporates skills you learned making the previous projects. 1-2-3 Sew – get it?
Sounds like something you might like? How could it not. You have one week to leave me a comment and I’ll pick one lucky winner. Sorry US residents only.