WIN IT!!!! 1,2,3 Sew – Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Projects


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?


There are easy to follow instructions, 12 patterns, gorgeous pictures and helpful how-to illustrations inside. A gem of a sewing guide for intermediate and beginner seamsters.

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.

53 Responses to “WIN IT!!!! 1,2,3 Sew – Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Projects”

  1. CJG

    I think I'd love this book for the photos alone! It looks like a great source of inspiration, and even though I can sew, I'm always amazed at what tips and tricks I learn whenever I open up a book like this one.

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  2. Lee

    Thank you for the giveaway. My daughter and I are sewing this summer and this would be great!

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  3. KR

    Goodness what a darling looking book full of inspiration! I'm new to sewing so would love this little gem to help with some cute ideas!

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  4. susie Q

    OOOOOHHHHHHhhhhhh I'd love to get a copy of this book to up my sewing game. which is very very basic right now. thanks for the fun giveaway — and blog! susie Q

    ps: love that pear tote bag!

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  5. Firefly

    I'm always looking for new sewing ideas… would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

    morgan(dot)riley3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. barrie petersen

    i enjoy reading the blog so much
    soo many ideas
    I bet the book would be excellent for my daughter and i to do projects together

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  7. alexandrea

    Thank you for the giveaway! I've been sewing clothes for about 5 months now, but really don't have basic sewing skills – would love to be able to start on great projects like this!

    gibbylet (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. OhioMomPatriot

    This looks like a fabulous book to sew some beginner projects with my DD. It would be great for her cedar chest afterwards. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Mary

    My daughter is learning to sew, and is teaching me. This book would be great for both of us.

    mckwillow (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you for the chance!

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  10. Sue

    Zippers? Did read this will show you how to do zippers? OMG … I don't just want this book, I NEED it! I've been slowly but surely hacking away at the huge fear I have of putting in a zipper and this would be the perfect kick in the rear to get me at the sewing machine with a zipper in one hand and fabric in the other. Thanks so much for the chance!!

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