**THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED**
When I was learning to sew, I kept my mother on speed-dial so she could answer my random sewing questions as they arose. “Uhh, Mom? The pattern is asking for something called interfacing. What is that? And why do I need it?” or “How can I keep that facing from peeking out at the neck?” Her advice was invaluable in helping me avoid mistakes and in giving me confidence to take on more difficult projects.
But what if don’t have an accomplished sewist to call for advice? The Sewing Answer Book might be for you, then.
It’s a book of general sewing knowledge organized in a question-and-answer format. From setting up your sewing room, to sewing with patterns, achieving seam and hem finishes, and installing fasteners and closures, this book is chock-full of practical sewing advice. (Over 400 pages of sewing questions and answers!)
At 6.5″ x 4.5″, the dimensions of the book make it easy to keep it at your fingertips on your sewing table or nearby bookshelf. If you’re new to sewing and want to know what all those complicated sewing terms mean, or are perhaps a more advanced sewist wanting to stretch your skills, the information in this book is accessible, relevant, and easy to understand.
If you’d like a copy of The Sewing Answer Book for your very own, you’ll be happy to know that I’m giving away my review to one lucky Craft Gossip reader. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me one question you needed the answer to, or one technique you found overwhelming or confusing when you were learning to sew. I’ll choose the winner at random from the comments.
Deadline is midnight CST on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
[tags]sewing, review, giveaway, book, The Sewing Answer Book[/tags]
By Anne Weaver