Book Review, Giveaway + Project: The Sewing Bible By Ruth Singer


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The Sewing Bible By Ruth Singer
If you are a crafter who loves to sew or are just starting out this book, The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques by Ruth Singer must be in your crafting library! This hard cover book is like a modern sewing encyclopedia with detailed step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos on techniques for hand and machine sewing. The techniques covered in the book are really extensive such as pin tucks, smocking, hems, adding snaps, princess seams, frills and ruffles, quilting, and embroidery. The close-up photos are great and guide you even better on all the steps. Masterclass techniques, such as mitered corners, help refine your sewing skills. The machine-sewing ones are particularly helpful for me personally as I always need to know if I’m using the right presser foot or not. This book is a sewing companion at it’s finest!
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The Sewing Bible also comes with 20 beautiful sewing projects. I love the Circular Skirt (p.270), Book Bag (p. 111), and Gathered Scarf (p.220) that can be worn in a variety of ways.
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will each receive a copy of The Sewing Bible. Please make sure you include your email address in the comment form field (won’t be published). All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Monday, November 23rd. The lucky winners will be announced later on the site. Good luck!
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As a special treat, we’ve got this Stripy Apron project for you! It’s a cute apron you can sew up by recycling two men’s shirts.
Download the Stripy Apron PDF
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716 thoughts on “Book Review, Giveaway + Project: The Sewing Bible By Ruth Singer

  1. Ciradessa says:

    This book looks like a great resource! If I don’t win I might pick it up anyway! :)

  2. Skylar says:

    I really really would love to have this book, I think it’s the thing I’ve been needing to bring my sewing to the next level. I’m pretty much a novice and it’s slow-going since I’ve been teaching myself.

  3. Carrie says:

    I agree. If I don’t win I’ll probably get this book anyway!

  4. Kel says:

    The circular skirt is pretty cute – but the top she’s wearing with it is even cuter! I want to learn how to do ruffles!

  5. Nasta says:

    Yes!!!! Free sewing book… I definetely need to imporove my sewing skills.

  6. oola says:

    Finally, ONE BOOK, instead of a bunch of bookmarked pages that I can never find anything in! Would love to have this. :)

  7. Squid Stitcher says:

    Yes please! This is the perfect bible for me :)

  8. peggy says:

    I know just the stocking to put this in for Christmas. My daughter in law is just learning all things sewing and craft. This looks GOOD!

  9. Corvus says:

    That apron is quite cute!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I would LOVE this book…I love to sew and this would be a wonderful resource. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everybody!

  11. Lisa says:

    I’d like to win this. My sewing skills have hit sort of a plateau.

  12. Amy T says:

    What a wonderful book to giveaway. Any one of us would be lucky to get this. A great Christmas present!
    Much Thanks

  13. PrairiePoppins says:

    Oh, I could use that sort of books! Sounds like a perfect book to have on hand as my daughter and I teach each other/ourselves more than just sewing rectangles.
    Thank you so much for doing these book highlights – without a local bookstore, I really have no chance to browse new books.

  14. Andee Penner says:

    I’d be thrilled to win this book! With my Mom living so far away I’m in need of some wise sewing instructions to have on hand. Fingers crossed!

  15. Lisa Feldmann says:

    The projects look beautiful. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the review and pattern!
    Lisa F.
    S. Illinois

  16. Sarah Walling says:

    I think this might be just the sort of thing i need to have around the house as i stumble through new sewing projects… Of the gentle arts, sewing is definitely my weakest area!

  17. Tish says:

    I’d love this – I must learn how to sew!

  18. Bonney says:

    I think this book looks like a great book to have in your library. I’d love to have it!

  19. upstatelisa says:

    Looks like a great resource!

  20. Amanda says:

    Those are so cute!

  21. Andree says:

    Oooh, maybe I could learn to sew something the correct way!

  22. jeneba says:

    what a sweet little book! ive just moved to spain and have lots of free time on hand… i could use a sweet little gem like this… :)
    buena suerte!

  23. mamahuang says:

    I NEED this book.

  24. kah says:

    i would love to win this book, i need to improve my sewing skills :D

  25. Jess says:

    If I don’t win this, I will definitely put this on my wish list!

  26. Sally says:

    This looks so useful!

  27. alisha says:

    I will definitely buy this book if I don’t win it… I’m sure it has special tricks that will help my improve my sewing!

  28. Karla says:

    Me! Me! Pick me!

  29. Kelley says:

    Thank you for first directing my to this great book, and second for offering it as a giveaway! I so very badly want this! A book that will give me a fast reference and some great ideas all under one cover!

  30. lisa says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  31. Cyn says:

    I want this so bad!

  32. MegRuth says:

    I would just love to win one of these books!

  33. pingdot says:

    I’ve just started trying to fashion my own projects from tutorials online but i keep finding I make a whole load of bad assumptions and end up with these moster pillows/shoebags. etc. I’ve been looking for a comprehensive guidebook with moderen sensabilities and this looks fantastic.
    Did I mention its my birthday next week? :)
    Looks like an exciting book.

  34. JeCaThRe says:

    I love this apron project, and I have just the shirts for it.

  35. Mel says:

    I probably need this book. My sewing tends to be … creative? Eclectic? A mess.

  36. Andi says:

    I would love this book!!

  37. Laura says:

    great book!

  38. Laurel says:

    Please. This looks awesome! My sewing buddy moved and I don’t have her encyclopedic knowledge to help me with my projects anymore.

  39. Jenna says:

    Oooooh. Looks like a must-have.

  40. Emily Katyryniuk says:

    I’ve been trying to teach myself how to sew, after attempting to take a class at my college and dropping it because the teacher was terrible. I’d love a book that could give me clear and concise directions on how to sew apparel and other things. This book looks like an excellent resource and I would love to have it in my arsenal.

  41. Sonja says:

    That circle skirt is so adorable and I have such bad luck making them.

  42. von Krankipantzen says:

    I’d love to win this. It would make a great Christmas gift as well.

  43. Salamanda says:

    This book might help my utter dumbness in the sewing world. is my email address

  44. Amy Cluck says:

    I NEED this book! Love all of the projects that are pictured. Hope I win!

  45. projectk says:

    would LOVE this book! thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  46. Marlana says:

    This is going straight into my amazon wishlist. I must have it.

  47. Steph says:

    I just got a sewing machine! Which is a little bit dangerous, as I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m so excited about what I’m making that I decide, “Hey, this looks pretty good, maybe I’ll wear it out tonight”. And then, two hours later, my fabulous new skirt is unraveling all over the party, and I end the evening in a bath towel sarong.
    So yes, I’d love to have this book.

  48. drearose says:

    This book looks fabulous. I am signed up for a sewing class and this would be a super helpful reference book. I need a new religion and this sounds like my kind of bible…

  49. Brandi Mincey says:

    I’m still new to sewing…this book would be great to have!

  50. Beauty and All That says:

    I would definitely like to learn how to make the circular skirt! Great for the Spring!

  51. tracey says:

    please pick me!

  52. Kelsey says:

    I would LOVE this book! Thank you :)

  53. Caitlin T. says:

    this book looks amazing!
    thank you for the giveaway!

  54. Christine says:

    This book looks to be just what I need to step up my sewing.

  55. Kristi(e) says:

    I’m just starting out and can’t sew a stitch! I’m hoping that a book like that would help me overcome my sewphobia.

  56. Ammylea says:

    That book is what I need.
    although if I had it, I wouldn’t be calling my mom in the middle of a project at 10pm with silly questions like “what a selvege?” and that might be sad.
    that apron is sooo cute.

  57. oneredboot says:

    this book looks like a wonderful resource!

  58. ann martin says:

    i’d LOVE to win this book! i am just starting out in sewing and everything can be kinda overwelming. it’d be great to have this as a resource!

  59. WaterPixie says:

    I hope I win! I’ve been getting back into sewing this year and have so much to learn. I’d love a good resource book!!

  60. Erica Thomas says:

    Looks like a good book!

  61. Jen says:

    This would be great for my sister who is just starting out on her own.

  62. orangepippin says:

    I’m just learning to sew, and this book looks awesome! Sign me up!

  63. Erika says:

    I’ve been sewing for quite awhile now, but I’d love an updated sewing guide like this. Good pictures would be so helpful!

  64. Sarah says:

    If i don’t win, it will be on my xmas list.

  65. Bladerunner says:

    Please please pick me! In the last year, I’ve inherited a machine from my mother, who died after a long-term illness, only to find out that after it had been in storage while she was sick, it had rusted & dusted beyond practicable repair. I traded it in on a nice machine – that was stolen a handful of months later. I finally have another new machine. Now I just need to make some time to learn how to use the danged thing! This book sounds like it would be an enormously helpful resource.

  66. kjerstiye says:

    super cute! please put my name in the hat!

  67. Tong says:

    This looks like such a fun book!!

  68. ginamarina says:

    i covet this book. i need this book.

  69. Leona-Jayne Kelly says:

    oooh i would love this book as it would make the beasties in my brain so happy AND it would give me a reason to use up all the fabric in my stash which would make my boyfriend happy too! happy all round =)

  70. hana k. says:

    I want it! It sounds from your review that it does cover basics and more advanced techniques with clear steps which is exactly what I need for both hand and machine sewing.

  71. jennhoney says:

    I aspire to be sew crafty.

  72. craft_bella says:

    This would be so perfect for me… I am so in need of help with the technical stuff!!

  73. Eleanor (undeadgoat) says:

    I keep meaning to learn to sew–maybe a new book will provide some impetus?

  74. Christy says:

    Ooooohhh I would absolutely love this book! I love sewing but am totally self taught and could really use this! Fingers crossed! And I LOVE Craftzine!

  75. Lyn says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest! Please pick me! I’m using a paperback book from the early ’60s that’s been passed down to me, and is so well-loved there’s no binding left and the pages are crumbling. It now lives in poly zip-bag… and loses a little more cohesion every time I use it. I could really use a book from this century… Thanks!

  76. Shells says:

    So excited for this book – vintage style and simplicity with a modern twist – I can’t wait to try a few projects out!

  77. Amanda Lorraine says:

    Ooooo… I’m taking sewing at school but we’re in holiday break until Jan so this would be super useful!

  78. La Bitessa says:

    Oh, this looks kind of awesome! Sewing needs refreshers like this.

  79. schnetzy says:

    This book looks perfect. My husband and I just moved into our first home and I can’t wait to start sewing things for the house. I haven’t sewn since I was a kid but I have taken my mom’s sewing machine and I’m itching to get started. This book would help me remember and learn all the basic things I need to know to sew everything I want to sew. So please pick me, I promise this book will not collect dust on a shelf, it definitely will get put to work.

  80. Autumn760 says:

    Looks like an awesome book. I love to sew!

  81. daniellezz says:

    So much to learn about sewing. This book looks lovely!

  82. Nicole says:

    Awesome. My 1970s “Complete Guide to Sewing” has met its match.

  83. DebbieKL says:

    I always love to learn new techniques!

  84. EK says:

    I don’t know how to sew by hand or machine, but would like to learn!

  85. JD says:

    Its always fun to have new projects!

  86. jalphaiv says:

    This book looks like something that will take up a lot of my time!

  87. Sue says:

    Would love to have this book to help me overcome my fear of sewing.

  88. MoniCue says:

    Buddha knows I could use a sewing bible….

  89. haliegirl says:

    I love the way that circle skirt looks!

  90. Sue says:

    I would love this book to overcome my fear of sewing.

  91. Sue says:

    I would love this book to overcome my fear of sewing.

  92. LisaB says:

    a basic sewing guide with step by step photos sounds fantastic

  93. Stacy D says:

    This looks like a great book to add to my collection.

  94. Rachel says:

    I have grandiose sewing aspirations (the pile of projects is getting unmanageably large), but lack a lot of know how. Looks like this book would help!

  95. Karen Lineberger says:

    wow!! A Bible for sewing!! Count me in!!

  96. Maxine says:

    Oooh! I’d like to have this book because I need to fall in love with my sewing machine again and tame the beast that is my fabric stash. Win or not, it’ll be part of my fiber-themed library…

  97. Heather says:

    Ohhh!! I would love to have this book. I’m relatively new to the world of sewing and I would love to have more books as a resource!

  98. Tara says:

    I need all the help I can get! This book looks like JUST what I’m looking for!

  99. Rie says:

    This book looks brilliant – inspiring!
    My sewing machine hates me… maybe this is a way for us to get on talking terms!

  100. Sarah V. says:

    Oh, yes please! I’d love to win. :)

  101. Janel says:

    My mother is an excellent seamstress, but I’m not! This book looks lovely. Finally some inspiration to learn to sew.

  102. Jamie says:

    I was just reading about this book and have added it to my Christmas list. But this way, i know for sure i’ll get it!

  103. Palila says:

    brilliant! This would be an awesome reference, as I get intimidated asking all the wonderful sewers in my family for advice all the time.

  104. Erin says:

    I would LOVE this book!

  105. Tamie says:

    …even registered to post this comment.
    Fingers crossed!
    Have a great weekend everybody!

  106. Charlene says:

    this book would get me through the sad winter here in Boston! : )

  107. merryheathre says:

    I think it should sit right next to my old, well-used copy of Vogue Sewing.

  108. mel says:

    This would really help me get started sewing!

  109. Magpye says:

    Oh this would be lovely. Just what I need to get started really sewing.

  110. shala_beads says:

    I want this book so much. My daughter is learning to sew and I’m getting back into it after a long break. *crosses fingers*

  111. Clare says:

    what a great book! I think I’m going to make the apron this weekend.

  112. raynuuu says:

    please let me win!

  113. Angelica Macklin says:

    OMG!!! This book looks amazing! Please let me win :D

  114. Moon says:

    With over 20+ vintage sewing machines in my collection, I REALLY need this book so I can sew creations worthy of my old girls.
    If not….I may just die…

  115. Tori says:

    I have just been gifted an early Christmas present and it’s a lovely Husqvarna Emerald 118. I’m totally new to sewing and sewing machines, so this book would be the perfect companion.
    Here’s to hoping!

  116. elsiemarley says:

    I’ve been waiting for this book to come out in the states for a loooong time!

  117. Celeste says:

    Wow! I really do like the sound of that book and I’m not even a person who can sew normally!
    Would love to get my hands on it. Hehe.

  118. Christine's Curiosity says:

    Sewing comes as second nature and everyone needs inspiration! <3

  119. Judith says:

    That would make a perfect “Happy Christmas to me”! I’m forever inventing projects only to find halfway through that I have to learn a whole new skill to finish them . . . and of course I have to look five different places to get a decent tutorial every time! (Not to mention it’d make my husband ecstatic if I could use up my trunk of material!) Pick me! :)

  120. Stacy says:

    Love it! I mostly learned to sew from my mom, so a go-to manual would be fabulous.

  121. enidb says:

    I have been looking for a book to show me techniques and patterns for sewing. My step-mother gave me her old machine, from the 1960s, and I really want to get started.

  122. reyrae says:

    I’ve been trying to get back into sewing and this looks like it would be so helpful!!!

  123. Megan says:

    I’d love to win this book! I’ve learned to knit, and now I want to learn how to sew, and this seems perfect to learn from!

  124. Twilight says:

    This book looks so good!

  125. QuadrophonicSound says:

    I definitely need something more reliable than trial and error or looking up things online! I’d certainly like to win it, but even if I don’t, it may well go on my Christmas list!

  126. Darleen says:

    I love to sew and when my daughter lived at home she never wanted me to teach her. Now that she is 25 years old and lives 1400 miles away she wants to learn to sew. She recently bought a sewing machine and I am giving sewing lessons over the phone! I would love to give her this book.

  127. Jodi says:

    I’d love to learn some more professional-looking finishing techniques from this book!

  128. Shannon says:

    This looks like just what I’ve been looking for! I’ve recently gotten into sewing more than straight lines and really want to learn more. I’m always so inspired by things on this blog, but I don’t always have the skills to be able to make what I want.

  129. Emma says:

    I’d love to get this book! It would be a great resource to jump start my sewing!

  130. Kathy says:

    Love all the patterns shown! I’ve just inherited my mother’s old Kenmore machine and am trying to learn to use it. I would be so happy to be good enough to make the patterns pictured….

  131. Emily Dawn says:

    Man, this book would be amazing for me. I’m in the new stage of sewing and usually just make it up as I go along. I bet my projects would be so much better with a book like this. And I’m completely intimidated by patterns, so I bet this book would make that easier too!

  132. hopeful heart says:

    i can think of 5 times in the past three months i’ve needed something like this. the internet is a great resource, but there’s something awesome about having the book with the answers at arms length.
    i’m crossing my fingers!

  133. Emily Dawn says:

    Man, this book would be great. I’m pretty new at this and usually just make it up as I go along. I’m also really intimidated by patterns, so I bet this book would help that a lot too!

  134. gn. says:

    I want and need this book! I want to dream up ways, and need to learn more about sewing while my sewing machine is in the shop for repair (it was submerged in the flood!)

  135. kat says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn to sew. This seems like the perfect starting point!

  136. junie12e says:

    Love sewing, but need lots of help. I would love to have this book! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  137. Eva says:

    I’d love to win this book!!

  138. Bridget says:

    I’m teaching myself to sew at the moment and this book looks so helpful. I’d love to win it.

  139. katklaw777 says:

    This would be a lovely book to own. I love to sew and the projects look cool. Great giveaway, thanks!

  140. Judy LeVang says:

    I hope I win this book, but if not, it will be a great gift to myself! :D Judy

  141. Katrin says:

    I would love to have this book, it looks great.. and it would come in very handy since I get a new sewing machine in 2 weeks…

  142. Racel says:

    Looks like an awesome book–might have to add it to my Amazon wish list if I don’t win a copy :)

  143. Ranjani says:

    What an awesome book! I’d love to own it!

  144. Monica says:

    I’ve been looking to get back into sewing and this looks like a great place to start. Thanks for highlighting the book.

  145. Erika says:

    maybe I’ll have some luck this time :)

  146. Kim O says:

    This book is a fantastic idea for Christmas presents…would love to peruse one first ;) Thanks for the chance!

  147. val says:

    Oh, I would LOVE to win this book….such great ideas!
    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

  148. moytzey says:

    given that I’m starting to learn how to sew this would be an early christmas present for me!

  149. CMae says:

    This looks awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  150. Kristen says:

    I enough to turn my machine on, sew a relatively straight line, and not stitch my fingers together, but I could use a great teaching reference. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! :)

  151. Stacy says:

    I’m a beginner sewer and I could really use this book to help me out with my sewing!

  152. tzipi shilin says:

    hi, it look like a pertect book for me, i wish it will be me…….
    thank you.

  153. Beth says:

    I heart sewing but I tend to be a little sloppy. Its been YEARS since I’ve started (17 to be exact) so its time I man (or um lady) up and do things the way the professionals would.

  154. craftyJulie says:

    This book looks fantastic. I like to sew, but I love to embellish the things that I sew–this books looks like it cold help me add a whole lot of fancy to my very basic skills. Thanks for the give away!

  155. carrie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to try out some of these projects! Like today!

  156. Emory says:

    This book is just what I need!

  157. ailikate says:

    Wow, that looks amazing! It will be going on the Christmas wish list!

  158. Katie says:

    I need this! I’m a new sewer trying to figure it all out.

  159. Kristin says:

    This is a great book, I would love a copy.

  160. Mary says:

    I LOVE the bracelet on the cover! I might have to get this book just to find out who to make that

  161. Riku Darkwaffle says:

    I’d love to have this resource! Fingers crossed!!

  162. Amy says:

    I’d love to win this! It looks like there are some great projects enclosed!

  163. Katie says:

    This book is amazing. I have recently started using my sewing machine more often for more projects and I would love to own this book to hone my skills. I am a self taught sewer.

  164. melanie adams says: i love your magazine!!! i miss the paper version.

  165. Rachel says:

    How fun are these projects! I have a sewing machine but I barely use it because I just don’t know what to do with it!

  166. Colleen says:

    I’d love to win this book!

  167. Nicole says:

    What a great book! Thanks for doing another giveaway.

  168. Alexandra says:

    Looks like a great book! I’d love to win it!!

  169. Fina says:

    I would love to win this book – I have so many projects I’d love to learn how to do!

  170. Leigh says:

    I need to learn how to sew sooooooo badly! Hook a girl up!

  171. Mindy Harmon says:

    Oh! Please enter me in this giveaway! This book looks great, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  172. kim taylor- - - the sassy crafter says:

    I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book. I teach sewing and it would be a great resource to share with my students.

  173. Kristin Hankins says:

    This book looks like it could really help me out with my sewing skills. I would love to win it! Thanks!
    Kristin Hankins

  174. Ayelet D says:

    Thanks for the chance, would luv to win this book.

  175. Tracy says:

    Just like everyone else who commented…I need that book! Maybe I’ll just put it on my Christmas list.

  176. cmcmcmcm says:

    This book looks beautiful! I would love to win a copy!

  177. Jenny says:

    Okay I have to have this book! The pictures are so inspiring! The gingham shirt with the skirt is so adorable! I would love to make use of all the projects and sewing tips. Thanks for the chance to win!

  178. crystal says:

    It’s pretty awesome the author’s last name is Singer for a book about sewing. I’ve been using my mother’s Singer sewing machine that she’s had since I was a baby (around 1987). I’m super interested in the little sewing tricks of the trade because I’m trying to acquire skills. So far I’ve made two dresses and some curtains. The bracelet on the cover looks amazing!

  179. Trinity says:

    What a neat book!

  180. Kristin says:

    Yes please! I must have this book! A nice Christmas present for myself!

  181. Amber says:

    I am getting a sewing machine for Christmas this year and this book sounds like the perfect tool to teach me how to sew!

  182. Topinambur says:

    I inherited my grandmother’s old Singer sewing machine. This book would be a great match, for obvious reasons.
    And I love the circle skirt.

  183. dorriebelle says:

    I’m rekindling my relationship with my ‘regular’ sewing machine after a fascination with machine embroidery that’s gone on nearly a year. Expensive hobby – so I’m returning to my ‘reuse, remake, have fun’ original one. And I can use the help ! Love to win this book, but I wanna look it up even if I don’t win.
    Luck and love to everyone !

  184. Neal Connor says:

    I do a lot of hand sewing, but machines? I’m clueless. A book will help!

  185. Becky says:

    What an awesome looking book!! I can always use pointers on sewing better. Thanks for the chance.

  186. Aine says:

    This book looks terrific. Count me in!

  187. Erica says:

    This book looks amazing. Awesome giveaway!

  188. Tamar bat Avraham says:

    This book looks brillaint!
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    Lenexa KS 66216

  189. JoanneC says:

    I’d love this book. This is just right for me as I’ve started sewing again and I’d love to improve my skills with the help of this book.

  190. Persia says:

    Yes! How could you not want a copy of a book called the sewing bible!

  191. Greeblygreebly says:

    That book looks stellar! I’m trying to teach myself to sew on a machine and it’s a bit slow going, I’m sure that this book would be a huge help.

  192. says:

    Count me in for the drawing! Looks like a great book!

  193. TattooTara says:

    It definitely seems like this book would be such a great help for me. I bought my first sewing machine back in April and have played with it a little, but I really wanna start sewing more and don’t have time to take any classes on proper techniques!

  194. Abril says:

    I need this book!! I’ve had a sewing machine for 3 years now, and I’ve only used it a couple of times :-(

  195. aldin124 says:

    Cool! I want to learn how to sew better! I don’t want to be embarrassed of my sewing projects anymore!

  196. Shoegal says:

    I would love to have this book! The projects all look so darling, and I’m just a novice at sewing, so this would be great to learn with!

  197. Jo says:

    This book looks fantastic! Would be so helpful for so many projects & gifts!!

  198. Atis Kleinbergs says:

    Love the blog, love the posts…would love the book too! ;)

  199. Laura W. says:

    Please enter me into the drawing. The book looks fabulous.

  200. Amy S says:

    this book looks fabulous! i hope i win!

  201. Jessie says:

    That book looks great – I’d love a copy!

  202. kuklagirl says:

    It would be sooo cool to win this. I’m trying to get my daughters to use the sewing machine my mother gave them last Christmas, and this book would help!

  203. Emily Colby says:

    I NEED this book! I can never figure out how to do stuff!

  204. Cara says:

    How exciting! The book looks wonderful!

  205. Jennifer says:

    The new book sounds great! I love when sewing books have great pictures and these pictures are fab! I would love an awesome go-to reference for sewing. I am putting this book on my gift giving list!

  206. Tricia says:

    What a fantastic looking resource!

  207. Cheyenne's mom says:

    I’m a beginner at sewing, and this book sounds like a must-have for me!

  208. Michele says:

    What an awesome book! I need some help and inspiration in the sewing department – I think my mom is finished answering my odd sewing questions.

  209. Brie says:

    I would use the heck out of this book!

  210. says:

    i have just repaired an old sewing machine…this is for me!!!

  211. caron Dunn says:

    Love this book!!! I would love to give this book to my daughter who is smitten with sewing,

  212. vero says:

    i need this!

  213. Amy Olesh says:

    I’m a sewing beginner so this book would come in really handy for me as I try some more sewing projects.

  214. Maria says:

    I’m a beginner, I hope I win!

  215. mommymae says:

    i would love, love, love to have this book!

  216. Christine says:

    What a great book for newbie sewers! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  217. peechfish says:

    That looks like just the kind of book to inspire me to dust off my machine.

  218. Elizabeth says:

    This book looks wonderful! I think that would be so wonderfully useful… I hope, hope, hope I win!

  219. Dawn says:

    It looks like a wonderful book! I would love to add it to my collection

  220. Sarah says:

    That book looks awesome!

  221. Brooke says:

    Wow – what a great book! Thanks for the apron pattern!

  222. Cheryl says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! My husband gave me a sewing machine for Mother’s Day. I’d love to try new projects! I’d LOVE to make the apron!

  223. Christine says:

    This book looks great for any crafter. The photos of the projects look amazing. I love the circles bracelet.

  224. tmogs says:

    This looks like the sewing book I’ve been searching for! I have a dusty sewing machine at home that I’ve been too intimidated by to learn how to use! This book will definitely put me on the right path… please?

  225. Cassie says:

    I love those projects. They are absolutely gorgeous!

  226. btahity says:

    This will motivate me to start sewing!

  227. Rachel H says:

    This sounds like just what I need…I really want to start sewing, but have no idea about any of it. This book would be extremely helpful.

  228. allilane says:

    I’d love to have this book, it looks wonderful.
    thanks, jani

  229. Leslie says:

    Sewing books are my favorite! Thanks for the give-away!

  230. Megan says:

    That book looks awesome!

  231. William Nicoll says:

    I can do a lot of things with this book for my family, I hope I win!

  232. William Nicoll says:

    william.nicoll [at]

  233. Ashley says:

    This book sounds awesome. *crosses fingers* hope I win!!

  234. Mrs. Sparkles says:

    I love crafting/sewing books. Honestly I don’t always make the projects, but I always find them great for inspiration!
    Hope I’m a lucky winner!

  235. Sarah S says:

    Looks like a very fun book!

  236. Zoey says:

    I hope I win this book. It looks awesome.

  237. Jill says:

    What a great giveaway!

  238. Bree says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a marvelous book!

  239. Jen Spilker says:

    I hope I win!

  240. Joy says:

    That book looks like a great way to remind and expand my sewing skills. Fingers crossed.

  241. Meigh says:

    Oooh, a must-have. Gonna put this on my giftmas list if I don’t win!

  242. dikka says:

    I’ll keep her threaded and ready!

  243. Jenny says:

    I would really love to win this book because I would love to start making my own clothes, starting with a cape because everyone needs a cape!

  244. Kalen says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! ^_^

  245. J says:

    This book would definitely take my home sewing projects to the next level!

  246. Uzuri says:

    OMG, this is the book I’ve been looking for since I started sewing! I am not that well off financially, yet, and there aren’t many people around me who sew, and those that do aren’t as willing to take the time to teach me technique, so everything I’ve acquired skill-wise is all self taught, so this book would work WONDERS in boosting my Seamstress’s homeschooling education!!!
    Hope I get it, if not, I’ll find a way to buy it!

  247. jenne says:

    oh man, I love that skirt! Would love the book too. great stuff!

  248. Rebekah says:

    I learned how to sew from my mom, so I can figure things out intuitively, but sometimes it would be nice to have a book reference!

  249. Erin says:

    Oh how I would love this!

  250. Maria says:

    Looks like a great reference and it’s pretty to boot! Would love a chance to win it and see the other great patterns that are included!

  251. mairekc says:

    I would love a book like this to learn new techniques.

  252. Meadow says:

    this looks amazing! Like some other commenters, it’s totally on the Xmas list if I don’t win!

  253. Harvi says:

    This looks like a great book and I keep trying to find good sewing books. :)

  254. Julie says:

    This book was actually recommended to me by Liesl Gibson at a workshop in Philadelphia. Now I want this book!

  255. Yetta says:

    Looks like this book has it all. I would LOVE to add it to my library of sewing books.

  256. rachelhead says:

    I could use this book as an anchor. hardy har.
    aye, aye…(I’m a totally worthy recipient.) I do it all.

  257. SewLindaAnn says:

    The books sounds awesome, I’d love to win!!! Thanks for the apron pattern.

  258. Cam says:

    Awesome book! And great pics, I’d love to have it!

  259. Becky Liendo says:

    This book looks amazing! It would be an excellenet addition to my collection of craft books especially to thumb through on this rainy day… and once school is over! Thanks!

  260. Jenny says:

    Just getting started with sewing – this book would help!

  261. dippydisco says:

    Looks like a book I need on my shelf.

  262. a girl who lies in her journal says:

    I want this book in my life!

  263. Grace Wong says:

    I seriously need this book!

  264. angelamwallace says:

    I need this book!

  265. Nuan says:

    Would love this book and yes, I NEED IT!

  266. Nova says:

    This looks really cool!

  267. AnnaRosie says:

    What beautiful photos. I could definitely make room in my collection for this book.

  268. GrowingLikeTrees says:

    Wow! I had passed this book by in the bookstore a few weeks ago, but it looks really neat here! I’m going back to look for it.

  269. Debbie T says:

    NICE Book!!…..excellent reference

  270. loopylamb says:

    Makes me want to start rummaging through my fabric stash right now.

  271. Lisa says:

    Wow! What a great resource!!! I could use the help for sure!!!

  272. yvonne says:

    i could really use a better reference book and this one looks great.

  273. Lisa L. says:

    Wow! What a great resource! This book would help me so much!!!

  274. The Pannonator says:

    Would love this! :)

  275. seyoung says:

    I hope I get it! :) Thanks for the giveaway~

  276. Sarah says:

    As a new sewer, I could totally use this book.

  277. spinkitty says:

    I would love to have this book. I can’t buy it myself (both I and my hubby are currently unemployed), so I hope I can get it at my library if I don’t win.

  278. samsstuff says:

    I’d love to win!

  279. lt says:

    Always have been fascinating by sewing, but scared to death of sewing machines. Would love to get this book and get over the fear.

  280. saralah says:

    DO WANT!!

  281. Sara B says:

    I would LOVE this book. I own a sewing machine and try to sew here and there, but I’m really clueless about what I’m doing. I honestly need this :)

  282. mentalseamster says:

    This book looks great. I would love to get a copy.

  283. SJ says:

    Ooh..would LOVE this book!

  284. Lo says:

    Wants sooo baaad! <3

  285. Nari says:

    The book looks amazing.
    It would definitely push me in the right direction of using my fabric that just stares at me.

  286. Brittany says:

    This looks fab! Would love it!!!

  287. Lisa says:

    I’d like a book :)

  288. MegnificentMade says:

    Oh I need this! The photos look wonderful too!

  289. Emma says:

    I’d love to win this!

  290. Alicia says:

    This book would be wonderful.
    It would be nice to have a reference near by to help me understand what the words in pattern instructions mean. My usual source of guidance, my Mom, is many timezones away and not that savvy with e-mail.
    The apron pattern is timely. It think I will be trying to make it this weekend so I can wear it on Thanksgiving.

  291. amhv says:

    This book would be so helpful! My main sewing guru (my Mom) is many timezones away and usually it’s to late to call when I need sewing advice.
    The apron will be an neat (hopefully quick?) project for this weekend.

  292. Camila F. says:

    I love to sew!!! This book looks amazing!

  293. cvkasdan says:

    Hello, I’d love to win this book!
    Please pick me! (Cathy Kasdan)

  294. molly says:

    This book looks wonderful!

  295. Heather says:

    I’ve just started out and this book would be super great to have! I just inherited a Singer 500a and am trying to learn how to use it.

  296. Megan says:

    Oh, I covet this book!

  297. EDohr says:

    I’d love to win the book! Thanks!

  298. Suzana says:

    Me! Me! I’m definitely getting this, win or not, it looks perfect. Thanks for the review and the apron pattern.

  299. G Sparks says:

    This book looks like fun! I would love to win a copy!!! Thanks.

  300. kelly says:

    Thanks for the great review! I’ve heard of this book, but haven’t checked it out myself yet. I hope I win but if I don’t, I may have to add it to my Christmas list. :)

  301. Julie says:

    I have an old sewing machine passed down from my mom, so it would be great to learn some sewing techniques so that I can dust off the sewing machine! I’m self-taught when it comes to sewing, so I can’t wait to learn how to sew correctly!

  302. UnicornChow says:

    Since I only know the super basics of sewing, I think a sewing bible would be an absolutely awesome thing to have. I need to learn some new stuff.

  303. Melissa H. says:

    This book would be so handy to have around! My sewing skills are not that great and this would be so helpful!

  304. Franny Z says:

    I could definitely use this book! I’m a beginner and have been so excited about sewing all kinds of things!

  305. Darlene says:

    I would adore this book. The projects look like a lot of fun!

  306. Casey says:

    Oh, I would love this book so much!!

  307. Alicia Prater says:

    I just got a new sewing machine and am picking it up again after 10-15 years away from it…I soooo appreciate any books that can help me relearn!

  308. Beth says:

    WoW! What a great book! Can’t wait to hear about the giveaway!

  309. Jenny Williams says:

    My other sewing book is older than I am!

  310. Heather johnson says:

    Winning this would be Merry Christmas to me.!

  311. jennie says:

    oh how I would love to use this book!

  312. Delphine Doreau says:

    I would be delighted to win this book :)

  313. Shannon F. says:

    Horray! This is such a great resource to have.

  314. Justine says:

    Oooooh, sewing reference book. Shiny. WANT!

  315. Alison Walker says:

    Oh wow, this book looks awesome.

  316. MelodyJ says:

    This book looks good. I have wanted to learn to read for a long time.

  317. MelodyJ says:

    I have wanted learn to sew for a long time. This book looks good.
    ps. this my second attempt to post.

  318. katierose says:

    This book looks really useful, especially for a beginning seamstress like myself.

  319. Ashley W. says:

    This book looks like it would be a perfect reference guide for when I get stuck on my sewing projects.

  320. msfirefly says:

    ohh, i’d love to win the book, please count me in!

  321. Sydney says:

    I would love to have till book! I love the skirt already!

  322. Christina Mano says:

    What a gorgeous looking book! I love sewing and I’ve been looking for a proper sewing reference/bible book for an eternity. It’s hard to find something that’s not too old fashioned and frippy. This looks like the right book AND it has got 20 projects…perfect!!! Currently lying on the sofa at home with the swine flu – bored out of my sense, not allowed to touch anything (except my trusty little computer) and a mask covering half my face…I could sure use a little “pick me up” ;)

  323. Mira Davis says:

    looks like it has some great projects!!!

  324. Katie says:

    This book looks beautiful. I love the circle skirt!

  325. Noelia says:

    After a HARD year im planning to start sewing again this summer (Its gonna be summer soon here) so this book will be fresh air, lovely idea, thanks

  326. Satilopi Saretuat says:

    What a perfect book to fill in some of the gaps in my sewing knowledge. And it looks so beautiful, especially those vivid colours!

  327. noa .d. says:

    I downloaded the tutorial, now I only need to find old but nice men shirts!

  328. msnew007 says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book, so that I can make even more wonderful Christmas and Birthday gifts. It would be a wonderful addition to my sewing collection!

  329. Jenny says:

    I’ve recently become very involved in sewing, but have been teaching myself things piecemeal. This book would come in handy like you wouldn’t believe.

  330. Kirsten says:

    What a beautiful looking book!!
    I too instantly fell in love with the circle skirt…very Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday”. I can imagine what a great reference manual this would be…with pretty pictures and bonus projects, to boot!

  331. supercharger5150 says:

    I want to start an etsy store with my mom but there’s a few things I need to learn first. I think this would be the best book to start with!

  332. abbymo says:

    PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!! I would love to own this book and create some of those fun projects!

  333. Janelle says:

    Sounds like an amazing book!!! Hope I’m picked….

  334. Sewing Dervish says:

    The bracelet on the cover is so very very,

  335. Artemisiaabsin says:

    WOW! I love the design of the apron! I really want to see the rest of this book!
    my address is

  336. Emily says:

    I’ve been wanting to get better at sewing and I think this book can help me.

  337. Kerry says:

    Wow! What a lovely book, looks great for me – I really need BASIC, STEP BY STEP instructions when it comes to sewing!

  338. April says:

    What a neat book! I want it! :)

  339. jenn says:

    i already have this on my christmas list! i’d be something i’d love to have and check off the list. pick me!

  340. JessBK says:

    Totally starting out and this would be a great book to have. Great giveaway!

  341. Jessica Oh says:

    A copy of this book will make my life so much easier here in China!

  342. rachel forman says:

    if you saw the bag i just made, you would know how much i need this book!

  343. Gretchen says:


  344. Mel says:

    This book would be perfect..

  345. Sarah says:

    Looks like a great book!

  346. Lyn says:

    Pick me, Pick me…PLEASE!!!!!

  347. fionaj says:

    This’d totally fix my random+ad hoc style of learning to sew. Would love to own this book!

  348. Kelsey says:

    This would be such a great addition to my sewing table!

  349. VickyS says:

    Have just run back from the train station after an 8 hr train ride to enter this comp! Hope I haven’t missed the deadline lol.
    It looks like such a good book to have…here’s hoping!

  350. Ulrike says:

    Am I too late??
    I would love to own this book!!!
    many greetings from germany

  351. Carmela says:

    This book looks amazing! And I love anything I can make out of men’s shirts! An amazing find. :)

  352. Kate says:

    Is the gingham shirt in the book too? I’m guessing not, but it’s PERFECT! Well, the book looks pretty good, I’ve been thinking I need something like this to help me improve my skills to where I’m happy about the things I make as garments, not just fun crafts.

  353. jballot says:

    I’ve decided it would be great to make matching nightgowns for my daughter and her doll for Christmas, but I’m not quite sure how to go about it. This book sure would come in handy! Who knows what other holiday projects I could tackle, time permitting. Thanks for considering me as your winner.

  354. jballot says:

    I’ve decided it would be great to make matching nightgowns for my daughter and her doll for Christmas, but I’m not quite sure how to go about it. This book sure would come in handy! Who knows what other holiday projects I could tackle, time permitting. Thanks for considering me as your winner.

  355. Sarah H. says:

    Looks like a great book!
    shinz3 at cox dot net

  356. Sarah H. says:

    Looks like a great book.
    shinz3 at cox dot net

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