Review and giveaway: Sew Liberated

coverIf the word “applique” conjures up images of Sunbonnet Sue and gingham-checked Scottie dogs, then you haven’t seen the new twist on applique by modern sewists.  

In Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist, Meg McElwee captures the spirit of this new approach with a handful of projects that use simple applique patterns to create items for the home, items to wear, and items for baby. 

Flipping through the book, I found myself saying, “Oh, I am SO making this!”  again… and again… and again.  Standout projects for me were the Capture the Moment camera bag (the color and texture are such a happy departure from the typical black canvas camera bag), and the Funny Animals Children’s Tote (ribbon legs for the critter – oh my!).

As much as I want to keep this book for ever and ever, I’m giving away my review copy to one lucky Craft Gossip reader.  Leave a comment on this post to enter. 

Deadline for entry is midnight CST on February 15, 2010.


  1. Angela Scrofano says

    I really enjoy looking and dreaming about the projects in this book everytime I browse through it at the fabric store…I really want it!

  2. says

    i have tried to sneak a peek at this book but can never seem to find it in stock! i have loved the pics i have seen posted on line…. yum!

  3. Amanda Calloway says

    Cool book and projects. I would love to curl up with it. With so much snow coming again to MD I need something to read!!!!

  4. Kelly says

    I have a hold on it in our library, but it is taking soooooo long! My grown daughters and my 15 year old son decided that this would be the year they all learned to sew. We would get a lot of use out of this book.

  5. says

    I came here after googling the book for reviews and now am so glad I did as I’ve found another crafty blog to read! Thanks xoxo

  6. Karon says

    Wow I’ve been looking for good books on sewing, but they’re hard to find. Looks Good, and even a chance to win! Cool!

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