Saturday, May 11, 2013

sew red

I know some of my friends I like to knit with are also friends I like to sew with. Unfortunately, my sewing machine has a little dust covering it.
I would love to change that this summer.  Dust it off and dive into a fun project.  Maybe a project out of Sew Red.  The same beautiful idea as Knit Red.  With equally amazing stories and lovely projects.  I marked a few of my favorites:
Hop! Skip! Jump!  A quilt where you don't have to cut straight lines.  That's the charm about this beauty.
Paneled Maxi Skirt.  A strip skirt with a simple elastic waist.  Who doesn't love that.
Parson Gray Ditty Bag.  A useful drawstring bag that is great for travel, home or gift bags.  Easy to make and you can use your leftover scraps.
Drawstring dress.  A drawstring neckline, with shoulder slits and elastic cuffs.  Make it long or tunic length to wear with leggings.
Petal Dress.  This sweet dress is young, fun and versatile.
Mobius Cowl Wrap.  A perfect project for a beginner sewer.  Use your scraps for this fun project, too.
Sonoma Purse.  Made from just three fat quarters. Easy to sew and fun to wear.

There are many more projects with inspirational stories in this beautiful book.
Thanks to the awesome peeps over at Jimmy Beans Wool,  I have two to give away.   If interested, please leave a comment between now and May 14, 5:00pm EST and I will have the random number generator choose a couple of numbers/names.

Have a beautiful weekend!

72 comments:

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

Loo yes please..

Julie Nolte Owen said...

I love the strip skirt and the quilt.

SapphireBlue said...

That's adorable!!

Mary said...

The book is certainly appropriate since I see my cardiologist this month.

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to start sewing. This seems like a good place to start!

-Ravnejenta on Ravelry

Kathleen said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan said...

My sewing machine has a lot of dust on it, too. My last big sewing project was 6 to 8 bibs for my then soon-to-be born grandson, and how he is nearly two! I've lost 23 lbs, and am now a more "standard" size, so I'd love to sew a few things for myself. Thanks for the chance to win this book! Look like some great projects.

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Which will you make first?

Knit Picky Knitter said...

What a fun book. My sewing machine is sitting right next to me and pleading with me to try some of those projects. Thanks for the chance to make my sewing machine sooooooo happy!

ShellyT said...

Love love love this, will have to have one. Fingers crossed, pick me.

Elsie Hamilton said...

I was 48, and in great shape, when my main coronary artery dissected causing a massive heart attack. Every day since then has been an incredible, glorious day! Thanks sweet, wonderful Leslie and Jimmy Beans!

Amy Belser said...

I just learned to knit at 40 something and would love to add sewing to that list! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lyn said...

It does look like my sort of book! I hope it gets you inspired!
Xxx

Karen L R said...

Grateful for a chance at this gem.
I would try the cowl first, it's gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing.

tracy_a said...

Such pretty projects.

Kristen said...

ouuu, love the quilt and the skirt! Thanks for the chance to win one!

kim said...

what a great book!!
I love knit red, too!!

Lynn said...

What a fun book!

Suzanne said...

You have highlighted some fun projects. Dust off your machine and let's get busy sewing! :-)

Heather said...

What a beautiful book -- my machine has a little dust on it too!What an inspiration to get it out:)I love the maxi skirt.

Tracey said...

Oh this is a prize I would love to win!!!! What a wonderful book. I am so glad you reviewed it and I think I'm with you. My machine will be dusted off and used this summer! Thanks for a chance to win!

Julie said...

What a great book! My machine is already out and I'm ready to sew! Thanks for the giveaway!

From All Stitched Up said...

This book looks like lots of fun. I can't resist trying!

Nolita said...

That Sonoma purse knocks me out! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anna Conway said...

Oh, I would love to win.

Lorie said...

That drawstring dress is really cute!

Sarah said...

fun! I just got a new sewing machine and am super excited to give it a few good projects to break it in. After using my mother's machine this one has a lot of extra bells and whistles :)

Lisa said...

I LOVE the drawstring dress!

Www.justaddfiber.blogspot.com said...

Awesome sneak peek! Would love a copy!

Karin said...

What a fun book, loved the bags and also the scarf!

Brenda said...

Love all your choices!

LauraH said...

This looks like such a fun book! Red is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

sewstylish said...

Love the patterns just what I need to get me sewing again.

b taylor said...

I too, need to dust off my sewing machine. This book has great ideas
just like the Knit Red Book which
I have. Would love to win a copy and dust off my machine.

gMarie said...

That is a very fun book and I've been eyeing a few of the patterns myself. I'd love the chance to win a copy. Happy Mother's Day!! g

Marillion said...

Wow, great book! I love the look of the drawstring dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

Moochka said...

What a great book!! Must deffinately dust off my sewing machine :)

Niki said...

I've had my eye on that book. Such great projects! Thank you for the great give-away!

Memeetricot said...

Loving your blog, as always. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book! Count me in, please!

Priscilla said...

I'd love to make that purse. So many pretty items to sew in that book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cami said...

So many great projects! Thanks for an awesome give away!

Colleen said...

This book looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bogna said...

Like you my sewing machine needs to be dusted off. Red is my favourite colour so hopefully the inspiration I need. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

Looks fabulous!

jill said...

Red! Who doesn't love it!

Anonymous said...

Very cool book, would love to win the book. Thanks for the contest.


SilBell on Ravelry.

beth lehman said...

oh, that hop, skip, jump quilt has been a favorite for years! i love the wonky. and that maxi skirt is fabulous, too!

Unknown said...

Red is my favorite color and sewing is my first love.

Bonnie said...

What a great book. I'd love one.

Kristyn Knits said...

My list of summer projects is g r o w i n g! I might need to add a bit of sewing after seeing this book. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Lisa said...

This book looks great - I would love to make that quilt! The skirt is pretty great too. Thanks!

Susan said...

This book is awesome! I love the skirt and the bag. Thanks Jimmy Beans for the giveaway!

Missy knits said...

I am such a novice sewer, but I think I could handle some of these cute, cute, cute projects!! Both the Knit and Sew Red books are just wonderful.

Tracey said...

How wonderful!

Jess said...

Looks like there are some great patterns in this one!

Shanna said...

So many great projects! I'd love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lee Ann said...

Hope I'm lucky!

LuisaM said...

Count me in!

Kathy said...

I, too, want to dust off the machine and start sewing again. Love the red & white quilt!

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