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SEW U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin and Eviana Hartman
Web Site: Built by Wendy
I love the ease of knit wear but it’s hard to find simple patterns for what I want. Now, Wendy Mullin of Built by Wendy fame has a new book out called SEW U Home Stretch that is filled with fashionable knit sewing projects from simple t-shirts, dresses, to hoodies. The spiral-bound book is filled with clear instructions and illustrations, along with all the patterns in a special pocket in the back of the book. I’m looking forward to making some of the babydoll dresses and t-shirts using some of the jersey knits I bought over at Crybaby’s Boutique.
But wait, there’s more! Two lucky random readers are going to win this fantastic book! Just leave a comment in this post and tell us why you need this book. Please make sure you include your email address in the comment form field not the text area (it won’t be published on the site). All comments will be closed by Noon (PST) on Tuesday, June 10th. The lucky winners will be announced tomorrow evening on the CRAFT blog. Good luck!

466 thoughts on “Free Book Giveaway – SEW U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin of Built by Wendy

  1. I’ve just started returning to sewing after being away for awhile. Me and my sewing machine would love some patterns to kick things off.

  2. I need this book because I LOVE her first Sew-U book and have just discovered how much I love cotton jersey!

  3. I’m just learning to sew, and have the first Sew-U book, and I’m a knitter!
    I need to learn how to bring my game up, and this book will teach me! Pretty please? :)

  4. I need this book because I’m learning to sew clothes…but knits are the only things I ever want to wear, and I have no idea how to sew with them! I’d love to be able to sew something I would actually want to *wear*.

  5. I would love to be one of the lucky winners of this book. I picked it up a few times, at Powell’s books in Portland, but haven’t bought it yet (promising myself I’ll finish a few projects I have started at home first). A friend and I have talked about the great patterns included so if I win, I promise to share!

  6. because I’m trying to pluck up courage to learn to sew so that I can help my 8 year old daughter learn too :)

  7. I need this book to break me out of my fear of knits! I have a beautiful bamboo cotton knit that I am scared to cut into. Please help!

  8. I need this book because in order to liberate myself from a capitalist society, learning how to make my own clothing is essential.
    Also, I’m getting tired of sewing tote bags.

  9. I would loved to get this book cause I’m a beginner sewer and I (almost) only wear knits!

  10. I’d love to have this book. I haven’t sewn in a while, but I’ve dusted off my machine and could use the inspiration.

  11. I am mainly a crocheter. But I have been dying to sew for a long time now. So as a wedding gift to me, my amazing friends all came together and pitched in to buy me a sewing machine!!! That was in October 2007. And I have hardly touched the machine mostly because I am so afraid of it. I have hemmed a few things here and there, but I really want to try out a pattern, to see what I am capable of, and what this machine can do. But the truth is I feel completely lost when I go to fabric stores to look for patterns. I really don’t like what I see. And let’s face it, if I don’t love what I am working on, it probably won’t look good no matter what. But I love the patterns here! So great and so me! I would totally have a blast. So you see, if I get this wonderful gift, then you will be helping me overcome my fears, making a dream come true, and putting the biggest smile on a struggling students face!
    Thanks for this amazing opportunity!

  12. I need this book because I’m new to sewing and want to try sewing with knits, and I’ve heard this book is just the best for that, with all sorts of helpful tips and lovely patterns!

  13. I own Wendy’s other book and it has been helpful for me as I am just learning to sew. I really want to learn how to sew with knits, because I love wearing knits. They are so easy to take care of. I hate ironing….

  14. I need this book! My mom taught me to sew when I was young, but I gave up on it. In the past year or so, I’ve caught the sewing bug again and LOVE the idea of books that teach you how to create various items instead of buying a single pattern and struggling with it.

  15. So far I’ve only tried my luck with bags. Now I’m thinking of venturing into clothes for myself and my sister. This book would help immensely.

  16. Oooooh–pick me, pick me! I need this book because I’ve been searching for an easy, cute hoodie so I can use the super cute Japanese-inspired knits I bought from my favorite local craft store. Also, my clothing sewing skills could really use some improvement.

  17. I would love to own this book because I’ve been wanting to venture into more clothing sewing and from reviews I’ve read that this is a good place to start.
    Plus I think it would be so much fun to experiment with recycling thrift knit finds into t shirt, skits and other nifty tops. There are LOTs of cool fabrics out there that I’d just love to use if I only knew how.

  18. I’m returning to sewing and trying to relearn everything I knew in sewing classes… yay for new books to try out!

  19. I have the biggest fear of knits right now, but I really really really want to get over it and make something fabulous! I have the first book and adore it! Her instructions make sewing so approachable.

  20. I love her previous book. I refer to it all the time. It’s probably my best sewing book. So I’m pretty sure this one is just as good as the first one. Also, I always thought sewing knits was a pain, I’m sure Wendy can make me change my mind!

  21. I am so glad for this contest. I carried this book around for about an hour @ Barnes and Noble last week, but in the end – it wasn’t in the budget. If I WON a copy though… I’d be thrilled and I might even learn to use my coverstitch machine!

  22. I like to experiment with sewing my own clothes, but my experiments with knitwear have all failed horribly. I bought a dress form at an antique store recently and now I just need the guidance of this book to get me started.

  23. I love her previous book. I refer to it all the time. It’s probably my best sewing book. So I’m pretty sure this one is just as good as the first one. Also, I always thought sewing knits was a pain, I’m sure Wendy can make me change my mind!

  24. I could sew use this book (pun intended) to use up the mounds and mounds of knits that I have in my stash but am afraid to cut into! Please pick me!

  25. I could sew use this book (pun intended) to use up the mounds and mounds of knits that I have in my stash but am afraid to cut into! Please pick me!

  26. I could sew use this book (pun intended) to use up the mounds and mounds of knits that I have in my stash but am afraid to cut into! Please pick me!

  27. Hi….my name is CW and I’m a crochet-a-holic. This book would help me to overcome my addiction to crochet by diverting my attention to something I’ve wanted to do for so long…SEW! One addiction for another? Perhaps….I would appreciate the opportunity to find out!! :)

  28. I need this book because I’ve been looking everywhere for the perfect little summer dress and I can’t find it! I need to be able to make it myself!

  29. I’ve been sewing garments for years, but have never successfully made a garment out of jersey fabric (despite many tries). I could definitely use this book!

  30. I’ve always loved the simplicity of Built By Wendy, and for a beginner like me, it’s just what I need in my sewing life! As someone who always alters her clothes to get the right fit, I’ve wanted to start making my own. The variety of this book looks to be perfect for just that!

  31. Sew U taught me to sew. Therefore, I will never learn to sew stretchy stuff without Wendy’s new book. And I like stretchy. It stretches.

  32. It is over 100 degrees and I need something else to wear other than the jersey knit tank top from old navy, so this would be a great opportunity to make something differenet, plus no one else would have my clothes!

  33. I’m a tall chick who has trouble finding knit tops or pants that fit – sleeves/pants are too short! I look like I’m waiting for a flood, or maybe like Alice in Wonderland if her clothes didn’t grow with her. As a grad student, I can’t afford the tall girl shops, so a book that helps me make my own clothes would rock!!

  34. Knit fabrics always fit well and look great, but I can never manage to find the right style. The clear solution is to make my own, and this book would definitely help me improve my very limited seamstress skills!

  35. I would love to read this book — I have heard so many good things about it. I could sure use some guidance!

  36. pick me! pick me! i would love to have this because i can sew wovens, but knits confound me. it would be really helpful! thanks! :-)

  37. I tried sewing some knit things for my daughter and I was terrible at it! Knit fabric is so hard to manipulate. I could really use some help!!!

  38. Because I’m a poor summer intern and need to step up my workwear to get myself hired for good!

  39. Because I’m a poor summer intern and need to step up my workwear to get myself hired for good!

  40. I need this book so I can sew myself some jersey clothes that don’t make me look disgusting. It’s too comfortable not to own some, so I better start making my own!

  41. I love jersey clothing for myself and my daughter. I need this book so I can learn how to sew it myself.
    Thanks!

  42. I need this book because I have several really cool stretchy fabrics that I bought over one year ago but haven’t sewn anything in yet, because I’ve had problem finding patterns that I like! I have a few thin ones and some with different stripes. I would love to have a look in this book and use it this summer!
    Thanks!

  43. I would love to win this book! I’ll be studying abroad in the fall in France and I will need to make many cute outfits before then…jersey-knit dresses included!

  44. I need help fast! I bought this amazing jersey fabric at the local fabric store, and bought my first ever dress pattern, and got about 3 steps into it….and now I need help to get out of this puckering/twisting/uneven hell-hole that I’ve sewed myself into. Please choose me!

  45. We are desperate without it. My poor raggedy children need soft happy clothes for summer. They need even hems and seams.

  46. My boyfriend surprised me with a sewing machine for my birthday and I need to learn how to use it. This book will give me the motivation/ inspiration!!

  47. i am pregnant. my clothes are quickly not fitting, and patterns for pregnant women are ugly or non-existent. so hopefully Wendy’s patterns/instructions will take my “condition” into account and i can whip up fabulous new clothes to fit my ever-expanding body.

  48. Hello! I love this site. I check it constantly for new craft ideas. Well… I just rececntly finished an activewear class at a local city trade school. The instructor was/is passionate about her craft as a patternmaker. Her teaching was geared towards industry hopefuls and/or students with some industry experience. Long story short, a lot of her instruction was way too advanced. I thouroughly enjoyed the class and am proud of the three knit garments I made for myself from drafting patterns. And let me tell you it wasn’t a walk in the park. I am a very curvy gal: 46 bust, 40 waist and drum roll, 50 at the hip. I love making clothes for myself. And I enjoy working with knits becasue you don’t have to be a great seamstress to get good results. This book would be helpful in that the key word in describing the patterns is: SIMPLE! I had to have a lot of corrections made to my drafts in class to accommodate my ass-ets :) At my skill level, there is no way I could make those adjustments on my own. I need something to keep me motivated, encouraged and most importantly…sewing. Thank you.

  49. I am scared of sewing with knits, but I’ve heard Wendy’s book is awesome, so I need this book.

  50. I need this book because everything I sew with knits turns out a stretched out mess. Rescue me!

  51. I’m a sewing beginner, and I’d love to have this book! I have a hard time finding cute clothes that fit correctly. This would help. :)

  52. With this book my endless search for the perfect t-shirt will cease, and I’ll gain the skills necessary to craft my own!

  53. I love the first book, and I’m really looking forward to the second! This hot summer weather makes me want to stay inside eating ice cream and sew all day. Just need a kick in the rear and some new inspiration! Hope I win :)

  54. i NEED this book, because i am the last person that i buy for including books, and i have been wanting to tackle knitwear for sometime. in addition i NEED new clothes….soooooo i BELIEVE i should be picked….LOL along with everyone else too! ah well good luck everyone!

  55. i NEED this book, because i am the last person that i buy for including books, and i have been wanting to tackle knitwear for sometime. in addition i NEED new clothes….soooooo i BELIEVE i should be picked….LOL along with everyone else too! ah well good luck everyone!

  56. I need this book because 90 percent of my fabric stash is jerseys and knits absolutely begging to be stitched up into something beautiful.

  57. Even though I’ve sewn myself some clothing, I still don’t know what the heck I’m doing half the time. Plus, there are piles of old clothes and some other knit fabrics in my closet that need some serious attention! I just need to know what to do with them.
    Also, as I’m just starting college this fall, all of the fees and payments have left me with barely nothing to spend. I would love to have SEW U Home Stretch, a book I’ve wanted terribly since I heard of it, let alone new store-bought clothes!

  58. i’m just starting to (trying to) sew my own clothing. as a big girl, knits are forgiving, but i need some more instruction on how to do it properly. i really liked the first sew u book (despite the fact that the patterns included do not come in big sizes) and would like to add this one to my collection

  59. I need this book because I am doing a year-long experiment of not buying retail garments. I’m either buying vintage/thrifted, or making my own. I DESPERATELY need a few tshirts for this summer, and maybe a knit dress or two, and I know that having Wendy’s book would give me the confidence I need to sit down and make these garments (and keep from breaking down and buying them instead)! And that would be fantastic to be able to actually make my own knit garments rather than just going without (which is what it’s down to now!). ;)
    Plus, I’m going on my honeymoon to the Caribbean later this year, so I could use some easy-to-pack outfits that are chic and DIY (of course!). lol.

  60. I would love to have a copy of this book. I am a novice sewer, but I’m working on my skillz (yes, I know, a Z) so that I can sew more clothes for myself. I’m a high school chemistry teacher with a very strange body shape, so finding clothes that fit me and look good for work is difficult. I’m a little afraid of knit fabrics, but they’d be great for work and this book would hopefully help me out! Thanks, Craftzine and Built by Wendy for doing this give-away!

  61. I have some lovely knits stashed away and am too afraid to sew them! I have a new machine and everything, just need some guidance and confidence, which I am sure this book provides!

  62. i need this book because my sewing machine is getting cranky with me after pushing it to make slipcovers for my friend’s chairs. it needs some lovely, friendly patterns to make it happy again!

  63. I just made a goal to make this the summer of sewing, and had actually added this very book to my Amazon wishlist! I would love to win it so I can learn to make my own clothes. :) I haven’t sewn in over 15 years, this would give me that kick in the bum that I need.

  64. I need this book because I am intimidated by patterns that assume a lot of knowledge that a self-taught gal like me doesn’t have. I’ve used the other SEW U book and found it very useful.

  65. I have a big stash of doubleknits and the weather where I live is perfect for wearing them in layers. But I’m paralyzed as to how to sew them or where to start! I need the help of something like this book.

  66. Most of the patterns I sew at home are the Built By You patterns. I loved the first book but was particularly drawn to the second; I have long put off sewing knits because I was afraid of them: sliding around, bunching up, getting caught in the machine. I would love this book so i can be confident enough to tackle my first knit project.

  67. I need this book because I really want to start sewing, and as a teenager pretty much all I wear are knits.

  68. I would love this book – I’ve been putting off learning to sew with knits for far too long!

  69. Knits are excellent for people with perhaps non-traditional body proportions… Would love this book.

  70. I need this book because I live in Germany and we don’t have ANY cool crafting books here only old frumpish ones. And I’m addicted to books and beeing a student I can’t afford the shipping costs.

  71. I’m currently taking steroids which cause my weight to fluctuate about 20 lbs. up or down within a month. Knit jersey is my best friend!

  72. I need as many pointers on how to sew as possible, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Built By Wendy books and patterns.

  73. I need this book because I live in Germany and we don’t have ANY cool and modern crafting books here, only frumpish ones. And I’m addicted to books and beeing a student can’t afford shipping costs.

  74. I need to learn how to make some clothes because my rent is about to go WAY high! I love jersey and knit fabrics, so this book is totally for me!

  75. this would be fabulous to share with my students who are tired of patterns for old ladies!

  76. I am 38 weeks preggo and have already felt the dread of “What am I going to wear after the baby is born and I have not magically lost 60 lbs.?”…I would love to learn how to sew knit empire waist tops, dresses, anything that is comfy and will hide post baby body…

  77. I may have the saddest wardrobe in Austin. Learning to sew knits would open a whole new world of sewing!

  78. I seem to have stretched sideways since last summer. Sadly my clothes haven’t and I need some that do! Please spare me from exposing my birthday suit to a cruel and unfeeling world!

  79. Pleeeeeeeeese pick me! I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this book! I have been sewing forever and I haven’t mastered the fine art of knits. You would make me a very happy woman!

  80. Pleeeeeeeeese pick me! I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this book! I have been sewing forever and I haven’t mastered the fine art of knits. You would make me a very happy woman!

  81. I need this book because I just recently quit smoking. Learning new skills is helping me to stay quit. I’m really not very good with knits and this book could keep my hands and mind busy for a long time.

  82. I could really use this book! Even though I consider myself an “Advanced” sewer, I am a knits moron. For whatever reason, I never really learned to work with knits, and always end up with the dreaded stretch-out neckband. Ugggh. Hopefully, Wendy could hook me up with the skills to prevent this oh-so-unflattering look.
    ~Sarah

  83. I would love to win this book. I live in knits and would like some help sewing my own.

  84. Because I’m afraid of sewing stretchy fabric and this book will help me conquer my fear.

  85. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I own the first sew-U book. It was really helpful. This second book would be awesome to have because knits are my favorite type of clothing, and I would love to learn how to sew with them. Please, pick me!

  86. I love, love, love her other book. And I really want to learn to sew knits, so I definitely need this book!

  87. It would be great to win this book. I’m a fashion design student and there’s not a lot of knowledge on sewing knits at my college, so the added information would help my designs stand out from the rest.

  88. I was taught to sew thinking that knits required a serger, so it’s hard for me to imagine that it’s actually legal for me to sew them on my regular machine. I’d love to try, though!

  89. I would definitely use this book. I am 7 weeks postpartum and stretchy fabrics are my friend right now, no reason I can’t have cute clothes even if they are comfortable, right? I would be able to sew things during my baby’s naptime because he still sleeps alot at this point!

  90. I love the first book and have sewn several of the BBW/ BBY Simplicity patterns. Maybe Wendy can get me past my general irritation/ fear of knits? I hope???

  91. Want it! Because I got SOOOOO much use and knowledge out of her the other Sew U book that I rave about it to anyone who will listen. I’ve been buying a lot of knit fabric lately but I’m a little intimidated by it. Tried a few things and nothing has turned out good so I think I need some Wendy love.

  92. I need this book because I bought some gorgeous knit fabric a while ago, and have been too scared to cut into it and sew it up! I need books on things to make me feel confident enough to start things.

  93. I learned most of what I know about sewing from her first book, which means I know very little about knits and have been waiting eagerly for her second book. I reeeallly want this book!

  94. Another great contest! I need this book because I love jersey tops the most, but alas, I cannot sew with it.

  95. I need this book because I bought it, but then ended up with a bunch of car repairs and had to return it :( It looked like a great book with lots of ideas!

  96. I need this book because my mind only thinks in knits, but my hands only know wovens!

  97. I need this book because my mind only thinks in knits, but my hands only know wovens!

  98. I love Built by Wendy, I love books, and I love sewing. I think this means I will love this book.

  99. I love Built by Wendy, I love books, and I love sewing. I think this means I will love this book. I know I will love this book.

  100. I have the first book out from the library at the moment and really like it. I’m just getting back into sewing and would really enjoy owning my own copy of this new book.

  101. I have the first book out from the library at the moment and really like it. I’m just getting back into sewing and would really enjoy owning my own copy of this new book.

  102. I have the first book out from the library at the moment and really like it. I’m just getting back into sewing and would really enjoy owning my own copy of this new book.

  103. I need this book to sew and alter clothing I actually want to wear for a lot less cheap and much more satifaction. I’m starting college this fall so poor college student I shall be! (Gross, I just imagined myself eating ramen every day.)
    That and I want to actually finish a beginners sewing project other than a totebag for once.

  104. I would love this book! I love Built by Wendy but I can’t afford it at all. I saved a lot of money to buy one of her dresses and I’m wearing it right now, haha. It’s the only dress I’ve ever felt comfortable in. I learned how to sew in an apparel class at my school but I have a little trouble sewing on my own. I think this book would be super super helpful and also super awesome.

  105. I’d like to have this book because I’m broke from having to move and will be for a while. Also, cute fat girl clothes are super expensive and never fit right anyway.

  106. I need this book because I can’t find any good patterns for all the knits in my stash!

  107. I’m sew into this stuff! I was an avid seamstress in high school & college and I need this book to help me craft my own clothing. There aren’t ANY options for big girls with fashion sense where I live here in Mexico. So I have to sit down at the sewing machine and make my way. I want to make t-shirts and fun knit dresses! :o) Thanks for the op.

  108. I’ve always been too scared to sew with knit fabrics, this book would be perfect to help me get over that fear! I’d love a copy.

  109. This is my first summer as a northern gal transplanted in the heart of the south. It’s June and already 95 degrees. I need a wardrobe full of thin cottony comfort to wear in this ridiculous heat ’cause this flower is a-wiltin.

  110. I would love to have this book because the only things I am used to sewing are quilting cottons…so maybe this would cure me of my fear of sewing knits!

  111. I would love to get this book, I have tons of knit fabrics in my stash, and never use them, because- quite frankly- I dont know how to properly sew them. (And the whole knit sewing thing freaks me out a little…)

  112. because, like others, I have a stash of knits and a serger that I am sure I don’t use to its full potential.

  113. because, like others I have huge stash of knits and a serger that I’m sure I don’t use to its full potential.

  114. I require this book because I squirm a lot. I require more clothes that wiggle with me, otherwise I’ll have to sit up straight like a normal person. I can’t get with that.

  115. I’d love to win this book! As a junior in high school (now senior!), I don’t have much money or time to get books on sewing. I’d love to learn, though, and make my own stuff! :)

  116. i loved her first book-it was my first time using a sewing pattern and i’m hooked! i’m broke and really would love to try the patterns in this book. thanks for offering it!

  117. I just bought several yards of various knits. The colors are amazing and so feminine. Unfortunately, I no longer fit the pattern I have and it is in horrible condition. Then to look for knit patterns is a hassle. It is like looking for a needle in a hay stack. So please consider me for this wonder pattern book. I get thrills just thinking that there are several patterns I could work off of.

  118. i NEED this book because I never win anything and this would be the perfect thing for me to win!

  119. I need this book because every time I’ve tried to sew knit fabric, it has turned out ULTRA-LAME! Please help me!

  120. I would really like to receive this book for a couple reasons. First, it’s really cool to make your own clothes and wear them! Second, clothes these days are getting skankier and more revealing, why should I pay companies to keep making that stuff? And third, who doesn’t love free stuff? No, but I really want to sew some of my own stuff, and this could really kick me off to a good start!

  121. i need this book because i love sewing, i love reading, and i love the first sew u book!!

  122. I need this book too. I need help with my sewing and this book will come in handy. Plus I really like stretchy things.

  123. I’ve been wanting to sew some knit tops for the summer and this book will be perfect to help me!

  124. I have her previous book Sew-U and it has taught me so much!
    Wendy Mullin is my teacher and I still have so much more to learn! I will learn so much more with her new book and this will help me expand my creative horizons. Please please please!!!

  125. I have her previous book Sew-U and it has taught me so much!
    Wendy Mullin is my teacher and I still have so much more to learn! I will learn so much more with her new book and this will help me expand my creative horizons. Please please please!!!

  126. hi there!
    i’d love to win this book. i’m a beginner seamstress and i could really use the knowledge in this book to expand my wardrobe. i’m fed up with store bought clothes made by starving kids in india, i want to make my own!
    crossing my fingers hard…
    Michal

  127. Yes, please. Wendy’s first book was great and I know this would help take my sewing skills to the next level. Thanks!

  128. Yes, please. Wendy’s first book was great and I know this would help take my sewing skills to the next level. Thanks!

  129. I would love to add this book to my library. I learned how to sew from Wendy’s first book. She’s inspired me to create things I have never thought I’d be capable of doing. I always refer to it when I’m stuck on a project and Wendy’s book has never failed me. Instructions are very clear and I recommend it to everyone. I would like to fight my fear of sewing knits, especially without having a serger. I’m very excited about this new book and I think it will teach me even more than her first. If I don’t win, I’m definitely spending the money to buy it.

  130. I need this book because I am a stay at home mom that enjoys sewing but doesn’t have all the means I would like to learn about working with all types of fabrics. So trial and error really isn’t in my budget. Sewing is my relief from the hectic world of motherhood. I’ve never learned how to make patterns myself and have no idea where to begin. Getting this book sure could get me on my way!

  131. I need this book because there are NO good patterns for stretchy fabrics in my neck of the woods, and also because I had a terrible day. Nothing heals a broken heart like a new craft book!

  132. I would like this book because I love knits and I need help making things with them! They’re so comfy and they don’t pinch. What else could a girl want?

  133. just this afternoon, I returned the first SEW U book back to the library with a heavy, heavy heart. I renewed it twice, and painstakingly traced the patterns out on my own paper with a tracing wheel, so as not to ruin the pattern for future borrowers.
    I am such a fan of built by wendy, I’ve bought several of her simplicity patterns on 1.99 pattern days at fabricland. I’ve been making a lot of my own clothes lately in an effort to save money and curb my consumption, but my technical skills fall short when it comes to knits.
    I’d love to start sewing knits, but I have no idea where to start. I need wendy to hold my hand!

  134. My best friend Kirstyn needs this book. She is a crafter of all sorts, but mainly sews. She is great at turning old clothes into great new things but knits have always been her demise. She has tried time and time again with knits but never succeeds. Her recreations stem from her thriftyness, which is also a hinderance in her sewing. She won’t buy herself books, just check them out from the library. She always gets them back on time, so she never has time to really use them. I know this book would be an amazing thing for her to have and something she would use all the time!
    Please help Kirstyn become the amazing seamstress I know she is!

  135. My best friend Kirstyn needs this book. She is a crafter of all sorts, but mainly sews. She is great at turning old clothes into great new things but knits have always been her demise. She has tried time and time again with knits but never succeeds. Her recreations stem from her thriftyness, which is also a hinderance in her sewing. She won’t buy herself books, just check them out from the library. She always gets them back on time, so she never has time to really use them. I know this book would be an amazing thing for her to have and something she would use all the time!
    Please help Kirstyn become the amazing seamstress I know she is!

  136. I am one of the many souls that would love to her hot little mitts on this book.
    I would love to have some new ideas for what to do with that lovely fabric on my shelf. What will Wendy suggest this time?
    I can’t wait to see what’s inside, we love Wendy!

  137. I am one of the many souls that would love to her hot little mitts on this book.
    I would love to have some new ideas for what to do with that lovely fabric on my shelf. What will Wendy suggest this time?
    I can’t wait to see what’s inside, we love Wendy!

  138. I’d love to win this book because I have an ambition to make myself a fitted jersey knit dress and I don’t really know how to handle the combination of knit fabric + curves. I could do with some tips – fingers crossed!

  139. I’ve always been intimidated by sewing clothing, but perhaps this book can change my mind… if the directions are clear enough and the projects are enticing, I’d love to get a copy of this book!

  140. I consider myself a DIY activist- I’m really passionate about making and sewing things; I think there’s something really magical and organic about bringing something to life with your own hands. I eat, breathe and sleep DIY- I blog about it, read other blogs, and have even been reading Craft since it was just tiny crafty posts on the Make blog! I need this book because I took a year off from school to bring my goal of opening my own online shop of handmade clothes to life- when you’re self-taught, you tend to doubt yourself, and I think this book would give me the guidance I confidence I need to make my goal a reality. There’s something raw and passionate about sewing to me, like you’re really tapping into your inner self and understanding and testing your capabilities. Thanks! And I’ll definitely send pictures of the stuff I make if you pick me!

  141. I am absolutley in love with sewing. Doing it for about 15 years. Started when I was about 12. I for THE LIFE of me, can not sew knits. I see so many clothes out there that would be soooo easy to make if I only knew how. Also, I love to buy the patterns by Wendy at the store, but alas, I am pretty much poor. PLEEEEEAAAAASSSEE!!! May I have that book? **Big grin and pleading eyes**

  142. I never let my mom throw away my old camp shirts, soccer club T’s, class shirts…anything. I have so very many t-shirts at home, and now nearly twice as many since I got to college and have been recieving T-shirts everywhere (class of 2011; football supporters shirt; ultimate frisbee club shirt; vote for this kid for class president shirt; etc).
    Not only has my T-shirt collection doubled this year, but also I have learned to sew. Since my grandma passed away I have been using her machine to teach myself, from the ground up. I’ve made some pretty neat things too — you can see most of them on my website, http://kaytdek.trevorshp.com, but I really don’t quite know what I am doing. I have learned much from myself — like that jeresy is an amazing fabric because it doesn’t fray and it sits still nicely, but I think I need some direction at this point to help me get to the next level.
    I would love to have a copy of this book so that I could learn how to sew for real, so that my seams are pretty and I know what all the other stitches are for. And so that I can put to good use all these lovely cotton jersey t-shirts with lovely silk-screened prints, which I have been saving for so long!

  143. I’m so addicted to craft books. This one looks really good. I have a serger that is begging me to get inspired with knit fabrics.

  144. I’m finally get a machine so I need some good instruction and great patterns to get me started.

  145. I sew occasionally but for some reason ALWAYS have problems with knits. This book could potentially solve all my problems. :)

  146. I’m afraid of running my knit material. This book will help me conquer my fears!! That is why I need this book. : )

  147. I’m afraid of ruining my knit material. This book will help me conquer my fears!! That is why I need this book. : )

  148. I’m a medical student who has already put myself over $40,000 in debt this year alone, and will continue to do so for the next 3 years. I’m very tightly budgeted, but that includes making lots of my own clothes, since I need it to fit well, look professional, and be able to move while I do exams on people. Knits are great for this! If everything I wore could be a knit, I would probably be at least 11.87% happier. Please, let my arms be free and unconstricted to perform the peripheral vision exam!

  149. I want to learn from this book so that I may make some of our clothes. I’m unemployed due to medical reasons and I’m trying to stretch our budget as far as I can.
    Thanks for your generosity!
    Jenni

  150. I’d love this book b/c Built by Wendy is amazing and with it, I’d have something to do during summer vacation.

  151. Gotta have this book, just bought a dress form at a charity shop for 20 quidd…must have Wendy’s brilliance.

  152. Just a month ago I gave birth to a baby son. Now my body is changing, from being a woman with a huge bump I am, right now, larger than I was before the bump, but cannot wear pregnant clothes, cause they are too big. And I am getting smaller all the time. That is why I would need the book; to sew clothes in stretch to follow my body’s changes.

  153. I really need this book because I’ve just uncovered my sewing machine for the first time in years (not that I used it much years ago either) and I want to sew my own clothes very much, but I have no idea what to sew. I need some guidance in the form of this book because if I don’t start making *something* I am going to go mad.

  154. I love Built by Wendy and all her designs, but most of her creations I can’t afford. With this book I can make clothes that match her spirit and cultivate my own. In my line of work, I need clothes that are comfortable and allow me to move freely. That’s why I love wearing knits. But knits are pretty hard to sew, and I’m still figuring the methods out. I think this book could really help me in creating some wearable things. thanks!!!

  155. of my poor track-record with sewing knitted fabric – it ain’t big and it ain’t clever!

  156. I’m fairly new to sewing with stretchy fabric and only used one pattern so far cause I’m a chicken. I need this book to help me believe I can really sew stretch!

  157. If there’s anything this butter finger needs it’s an EASY pattern! I’ve always wanted to try a knit but have’t had the courage to because I haven’t found the right pattern. Help open my world to knits!

  158. If there’s anything this butter finger needs it’s an EASY pattern! I’ve always wanted to try a knit but have’t had the courage to because I haven’t found the right pattern. Help open my world to knits!

  159. If there’s anything this butter finger needs it’s an EASY pattern! I’ve always wanted to try a knit but have’t had the courage to because I haven’t found the right pattern. Help open my world to knits!

  160. I’d love to have this book to take my sewing up a notch, especially since I’ll soon have a nwe mamber of the family to sew for! I already have SewU and have gleaned many precious tips from that book, and expect this new one to be just as exciting.

  161. O ye great Sewing gods hear my cry! I need this book! I pray to thee!!!
    I got her first book and its my sewing bible!

  162. i am teaching myself to sew and could really really use this book!! i’m terrified of knits…i’m bidding on a serger on ebay and if i win it–i will not be able to afford to even BUY this book!! haha

  163. Help! I had twins 2 years ago and I need to make a new wardrobe for this new flat chested, large bottomed form I’m left with. I went shopping yesterday with less than ideal results. I have to make my own clothes, cause no one makes them in my size.
    Have mercy!
    Natana

  164. I’ve got this book on my wish list already, but I didn’t get it for my birthday. I know that when I do, I’ll be a knit-sewing fiend :)

  165. I just got my serger fixed after it was in storage for 3 years. I have forgotten how to use it. This would be perfect to get back into the swing of sewing!

  166. I’ve been sewing for years, but I’ve always had a fear of knits. Now I’m really starting to adore them, and so many fab new knit prints are coming out, that I need to sew knit dresses and shirts! I can’t afford a serger and the little bit of this book I’ve read seems to have good instruction for sewing strechy fabrics with a regular machine.

  167. I am a new sewer. I am also a slob and love to wear strechy fabrics, but I have no idea how to sew them!

  168. I live in t-shirts and knits, but I’m so tired of the same thing, different color. If I had this book, I could mix it up a bit.

  169. This book would help me a lot! I’m just learning to sew and I’m finding knits very tricky. Have a great day!

  170. This book would help me a lot! I’m just learning to sew and I’m finding knits very tricky. Have a great day!

  171. I would love to receive this book.
    I am in the process of teaching my 3 girls to use a sewing machine. We are in search of project that will interest them. They are all very creative and love to make things they can wear or make for Mom to wear!

  172. please oh please someone help me. i’ve got too many awesome projects backed up because i can’t sew knits..

  173. I’ve seen into the future, and if I don’t win this book, the world will come to a sudden and abrupt end, causing all the souls to escape into the ether and forever haunt the vacuum of space.

  174. Hi! I’m mighty short – 4’10” – and thus have been trying to learn to make my own clothes. This book would be some good guidance for me!

  175. I need this book because I am desperately broke, and I am DYING to start making my own wardrobe! I don’t even have a serger – I need some guidance on how to use the settings on my sewing machine to sew knits without leaving the seams all wonky. Plus, I have all these knit skirts and cardigans which are destined for the junk heap unless they get refashioned into cute t-shirts, dresses and hoodies!! Help a girl out with a freebie!!!

  176. I need this book because it’s hot as balls in Philly and I’m a poor grad student in need of summer dresses!

  177. I need this book because my wardrobe is seriously lacking in style and I a determined to turn that around by sewing my own clothes. Knit fabric is my favorite kind of fabric to wear, so this book is perfect for me.

  178. I used to sew from store bought patterns, but found the whole process an ordeal, although I love the idea of making my own clothes. I’m hoping to get back into sewing this summer, and think the solution is to use minimal patterns, so I can be more creative. That would make sewing so much more interesting. I think this book would be a great way to start with that!

  179. Wow! I didn’t realize so many crafty divas would be eager to get their hands on this book, although I can’t blame them! Wendy’s first SEW U is an inspiration to the sewing world- what a great tool for all sewers, young and old, who need a nice nudge into the great expanse known as the sewing world. I, like all the other crafty people here, would love this book to add to my stash. I don’t know what would make me convince you that this book would really benefit me because I’m sure it would invaluable. I treasure all the sewing books I have- I started with “The Bishops Guide to Clothing Construction” just a few years ago when I got it at a yard sale for under a dollar. That book is what started my interest in sewing, but now as I have progressed some I realize that it’s hard to use a book published in the 70s for things you want to wear today. Polyester only gets you so far.
    This book would be a great aid for me, and I couldn’t express my gratitude is I received it. Thank you all so much for the site!

  180. I’m afraid of knit fabric! I’ve seen her books previously and the instructions seem simple enough for me, I hope it helps me conquer my fear of knits.
    sewyouwantto.blogspot.com

  181. i LOVE her patterns! but the one i’ve been eyeing has been sold out for a while now. i’d love to get my hands on this book!!!

  182. I’ve got the first book and its wonderful! Who knew I’d be able to sew anything@ I would love to win this one…i never win things lol….

  183. Built by Wendy is changing the sewing circle!
    Finally some easy patterns from a young/hip designer I can really get behind! I love Simplicity for giving her a chance! And really, who doesn’t look good in Knits!?
    lazergir1 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  184. Built by Wendy is changing the sewing circle!
    Finally some easy patterns from a young/hip designer I can really get behind! I love Simplicity for giving her a chance! And really, who doesn’t look good in Knits!?
    lazergir1 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  185. Built by Wendy is changing the sewing circle!
    Finally some easy patterns from a young/hip designer I can really get behind! I love Simplicity for giving her a chance! And really, who doesn’t look good in Knits!?
    lazergir1 {at} hotmail {dot} com

  186. Ok, I’ve no idea if this is in time or not, I’m on GMT and it’s definitely after noon over here, but!
    I’d love to sew with knits!

  187. Wow! I am very much looking forward to looking at this book! I recently tried sewing using knit fabric for the first time and did realize that it is a different skill. It was fun but a little difficult so I would love to learn the special skills that none of my sewing books have explained!!

  188. I would love to win Wendy’s new book, “Sew U, Home Stretch.” I have her first book, and she taught me how to make homemade clothes look cool and all my own style. Her patterns are awesome and easy to follow instructions on how to sew. She taught me through her first book how to sew clothes pretty much.. I would love to win her new book, it would make my day. I have two small daughters and would love to incorporate Wendy’s styles into their wardrobe some day, and mine. I hope to win. Thanks
    Jenny at eandgmom@gmail.com

  189. I would love to win Wendy’s new book, “Sew U, Home Stretch.” I have her first book, and she taught me how to make homemade clothes look cool and all my own style. Her patterns are awesome and easy to follow instructions on how to sew. She taught me through her first book how to sew clothes pretty much.. I would love to win her new book, it would make my day. I have two small daughters and would love to incorporate Wendy’s styles into their wardrobe some day, and mine. I hope to win. Thanks
    Jenny at eandgmom@gmail.com

  190. I would love to win Wendy’s new book, “Sew U, Home Stretch.” I have her first book, and she taught me how to make homemade clothes look cool and all my own style. Her patterns are awesome and easy to follow instructions on how to sew. She taught me through her first book how to sew clothes pretty much.. I would love to win her new book, it would make my day. I have two small daughters and would love to incorporate Wendy’s styles into their wardrobe some day, and mine. I hope to win. Thanks
    Jenny

  191. after my first failed attempt at the tshirt quilt from a craft book nearly 10 years ago, I have ever since been terrified of jersey. would love a book like this to help get over my fears as I think it would be really neat to be able to sew stuff with jersey for myself, for my boyfriend, etc.

  192. I love that Wendy has revitalized the how-to market with her sew U book line. I am a fan of her goods, I have her guitar straps, a fantastic Mount Rushmore silk dress with rhinestones in the sky line, and gift fab great lakes t shirts from her LA store on third street. Her style takes the best of 70’s silhouettes and updates them with great new prints and graphics. I was recently gifted a Juki serger, perfect for knits, and with the help of this book I can take the interlock yardage I’ve been saving from the thrift store and turn it into some wonderful Wendy-esque new garments!

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