imageThe winner of A History of the Paper Pattern Industry by Joy Spanabel Emery (read my review here) is…. Commenter # 21, Emma Smith, who said: “I love the 1930?s with the era of film stars and the glamour of

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4 sewing book giveaway at CraftsideOur Recycled Crafts editor Stephanie is running a giveaway on her personal blog, Craftside, that sewing folks might be interested in.  She’s got 4 sewing books, 7 spools of Gütermann thread, a Dritz tape measure, and some pretty buttons to …

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cStyle That Kid! eBook with advice for amazing children's clothing photosI like to think of myself as a pretty decent photographer.  I know all about ISO, shutter speed, and focal length  to get a good exposure.  I have a fancy camera.  But when it’s time to document clothing I make …

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If you like (love) vintage patterns, check out my review of A History of the Paper Pattern Industry by Joy Spanebel Emery that I’ve posted over in our Giveaways section.  And why did I post it over there?  Because I’ve …

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Editor’s note: I made a mistake when I published the winner of this contest.  This is always my worst fear when posting giveaway results!!  Luckily I also published a screen capture with the number that selected and a reader

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Winner of Cloth by Cassandra Ellis

The winner of Cloth by Cassandra Ellis is…

Commenter #9, Gwen, who said her favorite fabric to work is:

 “I think it would be silk, or maybe linen. It really depends on what I’m using it for.”

Congratulations!  You will …

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Read my review of At Home With Modern  June and enter the giveawayI have a review and giveaway of At Home With Modern June by Kelly McCants in our Giveaways section.  Go there to read my review and leave a comment on that post to get entered to win a copy of …

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Review: Sew Classic Clothes for Girls

If you have a little girl that you sew for, there’s a book you need to add to your Christmas list.

It’s Sew Classic Clothes for Girls by Lindsay Wilkes.  If that name sounds familiar, she’s the sewing goddess behind …

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For the giveaway of an ebook copy of Big City Bags last week, I asked people to tell me the strangest thing found in the bottom of a bag.  I’m always amazed at the weirdness that lurks at the bottom …

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Go check out my review of Crafty Girls Talk by Jennifer Forest.  There’s a giveaway at the end!!  Giveaway ends Wednesday, January 30, 2012.  Go there now for the review and to enter.


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I’ll admit it.  I’m a sucker for shiny fabric. I’m also a sucker for bright, happy prints.

So when I got a chance to be part of a blog tour for Sewing With Oilcloth by Kelly McCants, (you may know her as  Oilcloth

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Today I’m super excited to present a Q & A session with Jenny Wilding Cardon, author of ReSew: Turn Thrift Store Finds Into Fabulous Designs.  (Check out my review & giveaway for a chance to win a copy of

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sewing Illustrated
ISBN-10: 1592571549

With hundreds of black-and-white photos and line drawings and step-by-step instructions, readers will be sewing in no time. Features everything from hand-sew and “no sew” projects …

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Fat Quarterly is a new e-Zine for modern sewists.   While the focus will be on quilting, there promises to be plenty of sewing projects in there as well.  After all, those who quilt often sew other projects, and those who …

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The winner of the Sew Liberated book giveaway is….

Lucky commenter number 59! 

That’s you, Liz B!


I’ll send you an email so I can get your mailing address.  I promise I’ll wipe my drool off the book …

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