Sewing for All Seasons CVR

“For everything, there is a season…”

I like Susan Beal’s new book, Sewing for All Seasons. The sections in the book are broken up into the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In each season’s section, you’ll find stylish and simple sewing projects: from cute spring headscarves and gardening aprons to winter garlands and wool slippers.

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An atmospheric autumn fabrics shot.

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The Picnic Quilt — I love the happy colors in this!


We are giving away 3 copies of Sewing for All Seasons! chroniclebooks_125x125_bur1For a chance to win, just comment on this blog post, telling us what is your favorite season, between 12pm Pacific on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 11:59am Pacific on Friday, Nov. 1. We will randomly select the winners.


Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

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  • Hannah

    Fall is my favorite season! I just wish we could hold off winter a little longer…

  • Lori

    I love the idea of simple sewing projects for each season!

  • Jess

    It would be fall if winter didn’t come so quickly! I think it’s early summer.

  • Esther Welsh

    Summer is my favorite!

  • Hope Friend

    I’m torn between spring & fall.

  • Nicole Miller

    I love fall!!

  • Sarah

    I’m going to have to pick Winter because I love snuggly homemade scarves, hats and blankets to keep me warm!

  • patty rassau

    I love summer. Hot weather. Flip flops, and days on the beach.

  • Eva

    Autumn is my favourite season: not too hot nor too cold, school starts (always exciting for a college librarian like me), and gorgeous foliage.

  • Jenn

    It’s hard not to pick Fall when you live in New England! So many pretty colors and the start of cooler temperatures. Lovely!

  • JM

    I love spring. The renewal of life and hopes for the future emerge like nothing else one can imagine. Autumn is a close second, because both of these seasons have more temperate weather, neither too hot nor too cold.

  • El

    I think autumn is my favourite season, moving away from the heat and the colour of the leaves.

  • Stacey

    I love autumn! Crisp leaves, crisp air and great coats!

  • Katrin

    Late summer. Everything is golden then.

  • Maria

    Autumn is my favourite time of the year!!!!!!

  • Liliy

    WINTER <3

  • Andy

    After a long winter I love spring!

  • Kellie

    Fall, except that its over much too soon!

  • http://WasteNot MaggietheCrafter

    I love fall the best: It’s the coziest time to wear your hand sewn and knitted projects and still go outside! Plus the colors are all so beautiful!

  • Kari M

    I love Fall!

  • Lisa

    Spring. There is nothing like the first snow drop or crocus after a long, dark, cold winter to revive your spirits!

  • Emme

    I love fall because it’s a perfect season for sewing and crochet!!

  • Paula

    I am caught between spring and fall, but I might have to say that fall wins.

  • Jenny

    Without a doubt… Fall. I love the changing leaves and the crisp air!

  • Beth K

    My favorite season is Fall! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Maria Monteagudo

    Sewing is my passion. Spring and fall are my favorite seasons.

  • Lisa A

    I like fall with all the pretty leaves and the brisk air, but once it starts getting too cold I’m done.

  • Lynne Cosmano

    Spring because everything smells so good after a long MN winter!

  • Maria

    Fall, of course! Perfect weather, scents, and colors :)

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  • Sally

    Summer… nothing better than hanging at the beach. In terms of sewing Winter is my fave… especially hanging out with my machine on a rainy day.

  • liz

    So beautiful!

  • Joanne Wong

    I love Spring. When everything is new again.

  • Chris

    Fall is my favorite.

  • marja

    I love the tenderness of early spring

  • marcie

    Winter – I love Christmas time.

  • WendP

    I’ve always been a big fan of fall. I’m so ready for the cooler breezes, the garden is winding down (but definitely not done!), the school year at my work is just starting up again, and the holidays are near enough to start planning for but not get panicked about just yet.

  • olaf78olaf78

    I love autumn but spring is so heartening.
    I wonder how all this will alter due to climate change :(

  • Tara

    Fall! I love the colors, and the weather. :)

  • Jan Utman

    Depends on where you in the country. I’d say I like fall and spring the best for the
    mid- Atlantic region.

  • judy tacey

    Fall. Of course!
    Judy Tacey

  • Christie

    I love springtime!

  • anne orozco

    summer !

  • Cynthia Hrachovina

    I love fall and spring. Both have comfortable weather and fun things to do.

  • Anita scholtens

    Looks like it would be a fun book to have and share with my daughter.

  • Sharon R. M.

    I love the fall. The hot weather has ended, the crunch of the fresh apples, and the explosion of color here in New England. Spring is beautiful, but with allergies, I would like to be able to enjoy it from a distance.

  • Denise

    What a beautiful book! Summer is my favorite time of year!

  • Ruth Blythe

    I love autumn best. This is the season I got married in. Gorgeous oranges, reds and browns with a hint of gold are just glorious.

  • fullerbydesign

    Oooooh I like it HOT – so my favorite season is summer!

  • theweasleysisters

    my favorite season is Winter. I love snow. I love staying cuddled up reading a book by the heater… etc.

  • Lisa Petersen

    I’m sure spring is my favourite ! So full of freshness & energy & the promise of renewal !

  • Denni

    Despite today being a dreary, rainy day, fall is my hands-down favorite for the colors, respite from summer heat, and promise of my favorite holidays!

  • Deanna

    Fall is by far my favorite season, cool crisp nights, warm breezy days.

  • Alex

    Fall! The cooler weather, the excitement of the holidays around the corner, love it!

  • Kylie

    I love fall- the crispness of the air, pumpkins, beautiful colors, watching the birds and squirrels fatten up and gather food for the winter! :)

    PS The deadline says the 29th, but I only received this email today, the 30th!

  • sangeetha

    Summer – I love the heat!

  • lindsay tull

    fall bc of the changing leaves and colors

  • LK

    Definitely Summer for the warmth and the smell of the ocean at the beach!

  • http://[email protected] healingtouchacupuncture

    I have always loved autumn. It feels cozy and here in Texas, the weather is finally tolerable.

  • Sue Smith

    Always creative and light in spirit. Lovely book

  • Shelley

    I like them all, for different reasons, but if I had to pick, I’d say Spring, when everything starts to grow again after the cold of winter…

  • Belinda

    Inspiration that is what I need

  • An-D

    Fall, followed very closely by Spring

  • Jo

    I love ALL the seasons and holidays! Fall may be best due to the weather changes

  • Dongkyu Oh

    Cant beat Autumn! Cool breeze and colors!

  • http://Make Bev Dillingham

    Oh I love Spring! The rebirth of everything! Everything comes alive again.

  • Rob Banks (corgimas)

    oh..i love the shoulder seasons…both fall and spring….

  • Alisa Howard (@notanearthling)

    I love winter nothing better than cozying up on the couch with a hot chocolate under a warm quilt.

  • Sarah G

    Fall is my favorite season, except that moment of panic when you realize that you haven’t finished your holiday shopping and you only have a couple of weeks to mail out your holiday cards which you bought on clearance in January and now can’t find anywhere in your crafting stash! :-)

  • julie

    I love the Fall. Nature’s autumnal color stash is superb. But I love to SEW in EVERY Season!!

  • Madeline Churm

    The earliest part of Fall. Still warm, but with the promise of a mystic winter to come! :)

  • Phoebe

    I love early Fall, when its still warm-ish with cool crisp evenings!

  • Maria Leysens

    spring… new beginnings…

  • Erin

    Spring is my favorite but fall is a really close second!

  • http://CraftDaily nadina m williams

    My favorite season is spring. Everything is fresh.

  • Misty Ash

    My favorite season is fall the colors are simply stunning.

  • Kim

    Love those lazy days of summer!

  • Michele

    I love fall. I live in California, but spent most of my life in Ohio, and I miss the color changes associated with fall.

  • Margaret

    I love fall colors, but sewing for summer.

  • Lowena

    I love to sew for all seasons. ^_^ It’s springtime for me.

  • Beth T.

    Autumn is my favorite season–the colors, the change in temperature, Thanksgiving. But by next June I will welcome summer and its sunshine with open arms. For right now I am cheering autumn, though.

  • Lisamarie

    Summer! I like the temperatures hot and spending our days at the beach.

  • giulia

    tutte le stagioni e i loro colori sono belli ma l’autunno è il mio preferito!

  • C

    My favorite season is Fall, and my favorite month is October. In fact, my husband and I got married in October because it is my favorite month. We’ve been married 28 years now – not a small feat! I love to sew and would “sew” love this book! Thanks for the chance to win! – Wallis Davenport

  • Rebeca

    Fall!!!My birthday, leaves falling and cold weather, (but no soooo cold as Winter) :D

  • Michelle Marquardt

    Summer – I prefer the temperature warm, and the days bright :)

  • stitchplay

    Well, I love spring and fall. I like summer, but I live in Arizona, and it feels that it’s always summer. Winter can be beautiful as long as I don’t live in it.

  • Irene Sun

    I always fall in love in fall, so I guess fall is definitely my favorite season !

  • Hayley

    Spring! Clean green after a dark winter.

  • Clare

    Spring, though autumn runs a close second.

  • Tommy Phillips

    I never stopped loving summer, and beaches.

  • playLUXE ATL (@playLUXEatl)

    Very cool book! Cant wait to get a look inside!

  • Pam

    Spring! The promise of sunny days and blue skies and FLOWERS!

  • Rose

    I am a summer lover, the hotter the better!

  • Micheline

    I love the coolness of autumn after the heat and humidity of summer. Cool mornings remind me Christmas is coming, with all the things to make that that entails…

  • Serendipity

    My favorite season is Spring when all the plants are starting to wake up and make the world green! Baby animals baby plants, I can’t get enough of it! But Autumn is the perfect season to begin a new sewing project!

  • Enrique Paz

    Spring is my favorite. The thaw brings hope that the bike will come back out and antennas can be built and tested outdoors without frozen fingers. I don’t know how the Chickadees survive the winter but I respect them for doing it.