Pretty soon summer will officially be here, so we want to make sure you've got a great sewing book to inspire you to make a few summer projects! Our pick for this Book Nook is "Sew What You Love" by Tanya Whelan.
If you're not familiar with Tanya, she is a fabric and pattern designer, sewer, and author. She also has a line of home accessories. Visit her blog at http://grandrevivaldesign.typepad.com/ if you'd like to see more of her work, we think you'll love it!
Now, let's talk about the book. First off, it's spiral bound, so when it's open it lays flat. This is so helpful when you're trying to follow along with one of the projects - you don't have to worry about losing your spot! There are the usual sections in the front of the book - sewing definitions, basic tools needed, etc. - all very helpful of course, especially if you're a beginner. After that, the fun begins!
There are 30 projects in the book, grouped by type - bags, projects for kids, home projects and wearables. Tanya even includes two helpful techniques sections - one on shirring, and one with tips for sewing with knits. There are step-by-step instructions and illustrations for every project which make them easy to follow. I am in love with the Pretty Pleated Clutch, so that's the first project I'm going to tackle!
We think you'll enjoy this book as much as we did, so Potter Craft is
generously donating a copy for us to give away! Leave a comment here telling us
why you'd like to win it. Make sure the comment also includes your first name,
last name, city and state so we can find you. Be sure to like us on Facebook as
well, and fill out our contest registration form - the link is located on our Facebook page. Deadline is Tuesday, June 19th,
2012 at 5 pm Eastern time.
Last but not least, we'd like to announce the
winner for our previous Book Nook. It's Joanne Hios from Cary, NC! Congratulations Joanne!