Book Review and Giveaway: Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter


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Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers by Lotta Jansdotter
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Quick and easy baby projects have been on my mind lately and Lotta Jansdotter’s new book, Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers (published by Chronicle Books) is the perfect craft book for today’s stylish babies and kids. In true Lotta “Simple Sewing” fashion, you’ll be able to whip up some cute baby or toddler goods in no time. I see this fast becoming my “go-to” baby crafts book for inspiration, baby gifts, as well as things to make for my own daughter, Chloe. One project I know I’ll make a lot of is the Simple Pants pattern. Chloe is tall for her age and she can grow out of pants so quickly! It’s nice to know I can use up my fabric stash to make her some perfect fitting pants.
This spiral bound book also contains a pocket of patterns making it handy to keep everything organized. In addition to the fantastic photography by Meiko Takechi Arquillos, the book is also filled with Lotta’s cute illustrations and fabric prints. I also love the personal touch Lotta brings to the book as a mom herself. It’s wonderful to flip through the pages and see the beautiful photos of her son August throughout the book.
Lotta Baby Projects
Pictured above are the Soft Letters which I want to make for Chloe’s room and the cute Soft Rattle shaped like a giraffe.
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will get a chance to win this book! Just leave a comment to this post letting us know why you need this book. Please make sure you include your email address in the comment form field (won’t be published). All comments will be closed by 10am Thursday, May 14th. The lucky winners will be announced later this week Good luck!
Lotta Snuggler
This Sunggler swaddle project pictured above will be featured in this Friday’s CRAFT Pattern Podcast!
Book Launch Party Event
If you are in the SF/Bay Area, join Lotta Jansdotter at her book party at the Museum of Craft & Folk Art (51 Yerba Buena Lane in San Francisco) this Saturday, May 16th from 1pm-4pm.

332 thoughts on “Book Review and Giveaway: Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter

  1. em says:

    What a lovely book! I’d like to enter the drawing.
    I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant with my first child. I’ve been sewing and crafting for a while, but most of this baby stuff is new to me. None of my relatives know anything about sewing or crafting, and none of my crafty friends have kids. I really want to be able to make some nice, simple, useful things for my little one.

  2. Kara says:

    I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for this one!

  3. fremontmama says:

    How fun! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this book! I could put it to good use. I’m a newbie sewer, and am enthusiastically embracing new projects, and I LOVE Lotta Jansdotter’s style. I have a couple of kiddos myself, plus everyone around me seems to be breeding like rabbits, I could wear this book out making gifts for people. Pick me! :)

  4. thefeltmouse says:

    I am in a bit of a creative slump after the birth of my son and feeling like I can’t complete anything. I would love a little creative jumpstart!

  5. Lisa W says:

    I’m 4.5 months pregnant with my first, and am trying to mostly buy/ask for stuff that is either used or handmade. I’ve got a ton of fabric though, and the projects in this book look great!

  6. River says:

    My sister is en route to the delivery room right now! I would love to be able to shower my new niece with presents, as I am bound and determined to be “the cool aunt,” even if I live 500 miles away. :)
    What a neat book!

  7. Kara says:

    Oops, I forgot to say why I need it! My own boys are too big for this book now but I am now the lucky aunt of the only baby girl in the family. I am itching to start sewing more wonderful (floral and pink) gifts for my sister’s sweet little daughter, Willa.

  8. Shannon says:

    First off, I love Lotta’s stuff – she’s my crafty inspiration!
    Secondly, I have about a bajillion pregnant friends, and I need some ideas to make different baby items (than the boring things I’ve been making lately).
    Thirdly, of course, when I have a little one, it’ll come in handy as well!

  9. JJ says:

    I would LOVE this book! We are two teachers now living on one salary so that I can stay home with my little guy. It is so hard to find cute, inexpensive boy clothes and toys. This book would let me make them myself! Choose me, choose me!!!

  10. Mama K says:

    I need this book because everyone is having babies! I have so many gifts to make. Not to mention I’m expecting baby #2 myself in Sept.

  11. pghrugbyangel says:

    I would love this book! My very first niece was born on Monday night and I’m so excited to make things for her! My family lives pretty far away – I only see them usually 3 times/year – so for me to be able to send things to my niece as she grows up so that she’ll get to know me a bit would be amazing!!

  12. says:

    i need this book because i have an adorable godson that is in need of awesome gifts. &&& i am planning for my first kiddo fairly soon.

  13. Emily says:

    I NEED to get this book!! please oh please let me be the winener! :) I have a 2 year old and a 7 week old who I am excited to start making things for!!

  14. AbbyT says:

    I’m a sewing newbie armed with a 1963 Singer and a whole lot of babies/toddlers around her. Lotta Jansdotter’s books have been a huge inspiration and I would love to work with this one too. Also, I’ll be an Auntie for the first time in July and would love to welcome Baby with some handmade love.

  15. DebbieKL says:

    This book looks really nice. I haven’t been able to find a good book for baby and toddler gifts. I love to make things for my son, friends and family, and of course my Etsy shop!

  16. Sandy says:

    My son just turned 1 and I would love to make more things for him. The book looks great!

  17. Eva says:

    a lot of my friends are having babies, so i need projects to sew up for them! i feel that a handmade project is the way to go for that 1st present :)

  18. Andrea says:

    My sister-in-law two toddlers about a month ago. This week she found out she was pregnant! So, I now have three little ones I need to make gifts for… :)

  19. redzipstar says:

    I am a fairly intimidated sewer and have been gaining confidence making projects from Lotta’s Simple Sewing book. I really enjoy her clear and helpful writing style.
    I would love to move forward in my abilities and be able to give some of these projects as gifts! I am the mother of a 9-month old, and have three close friends who have had babies in the last month (whoah!), as well as three friends due by the end of the year. My attempt to crochet complicated baby gifts while working full time, taking care of my little guy (and husband!) and working a second part-time job is not going so well. The embroidered t-shirts are coming along a little better…but I think cute sewing projects would work much better for me and all the little bundles of joy that have arrived/are arriving this year!

  20. captain tightpants says:

    i love lotta jansdotter’s patterns…
    i’d like to enter the drawing because everyone around me is pregnant, and if someone doesn’t enlighten me regarding what baby items a new mom would really appreciate, all of my friends are going to be stuck with knitted pants. knitted pants with a devil tail attached to them.

  21. Erin Compton says:

    I love that book.
    I need that book because I have a 1 year old in need of crafty things, as well as many many many babies about to be born in my family this year, no less than 4! AND there are 2 babies about to be born in my church that I need to make gifts for.

  22. Vone says:

    I have 2 beautiful girls and would love to sew for them more.

  23. efroehlich says:

    This book looks wonderful! I’d love to win it and include it in a gift basket for some crafting friends who are low on funds but high in creativity!

  24. says:

    My best friend is pregnant and my other best friend is my sewing buddy and we really really want to hand make everything for this new baby. This is the first baby in our group of friends so we’ve never sewn anything related to tiny people, that is why we need this book!

  25. pearvana says:

    All my friends are having babies! And they all need cute, fun, homemade gifts! This book would be the perfect source of gift ideas and patterns.

  26. Michelle says:

    I would love to win this book. Not only do I like to make things for my 2 girls, but like to make for our many toddler friends.

  27. Tiffany says:

    I am not expecting or planning to be expecting anytime soon but I absolutely adore Lotta Jansdotter/her work and would definetely make things from this book as gifts ..and for general art/craft/sewing inspiration.
    I’d LOVE to win this! Thanks for the chance!
    –Tiffany (tiffany[@]kowalke[.]info)

  28. Bran says:

    This book release couldn’t have happened at a better time. I’m about to become an Auntie! Also, one cousin and two best friends have first babies due this summer.
    I spent an hour or so online this morning sorting through four different baby registries, and I’m a little bummed by the sameness (not to mention frequent plasticness) of all the mass-market goods for babies.
    Clearly, it’s time to oil up the gears in the old sewing machine. I’d really rather give something useful and heartfelt and unique, and I know Lotta’s book can help me out.

  29. Amanda G. says:

    Over the last couple of years, I have become THAT lady who makes all the new babies something handmade and special. I love Lotta Jansdotter designs, and this would expand my repetoire for baby gifts!

  30. Jenna Lou D says:

    I’d love to win so I can sew things for my lovely new god child. He’s 5 months old!

  31. Kelsey says:

    I have a new half brother, and would love to make some of these projects for him!

  32. Julie says:

    It seems like everyone I know is knocked up! Plus, I’ll be a stay-at-home-mom in September (while hopefully gestating my own fetus), so I’m looking forward to lots and lots of crafting time!

  33. tmogs says:

    As a totally hands-on auntie, I love to help out by crafting things for my nieces & nephew that my sisters don’t have time to do! With this book I can branch out into sewing clothes for them!

  34. karen f. says:

    Yay, giveaway!
    My reasons: I’m having a bebe in about four months, I NEED motivation to start making stuff instead of just gathering pattern ideas, and I LOVE Lotta’s designs.

  35. luna de chrysalis says:

    I’d love this book. I have a new niece #6 coming soon, and i’d love to make something out of my sister’s old baby blanket.

  36. Meghan says:

    What fantastic looking projects! I didn’t even realize this book had been published – thanks for sharing!
    I am not having a baby of my own but am surrounded by friends who are having (or have recently had) babies. I love sewing presents to celebrate the baby showers and births, but the usual bibs and quilts are getting a little tired. These look like such creative and lovely presents for the new babies and toddlers!

  37. says:

    I’m still hopeful I can have a second and would love to make things for future baby. I also know a million people with kids and having kids and would like to offer a few more handmade items as gifts.

  38. Meghan Caterino says:

    I am in desperate need of some inspiration for my growing pile of thirfted fabric. I have a 1 year old and can’t wait to try some of the projects in the book – for both my little one and friends.

  39. rwood says:

    I would love to win this book. I have 13 month old and will probably have more children in the future. I love making things for my daughter and sometimes I’m at a loss for patterns that are functional yet stylish!

  40. Holly says:

    I’m having my first baby in September, and I’d love this book so I can make lots of cute things for him!

  41. Valalala says:

    This book looks amazing! I would love to win it, I’m a “work while babies sleep” mom with 3 kids under 4 yrs old and a sewing machine screaming out for attention — those soft letters look amazing!!

  42. Beth says:

    oooooh I need this book. I’ve been sewing for a little over a year now and simple is a necessity to keep me going as I teach myself – mostly because of time constraints with the toddler I’m with all the time, partly because of Mommy brain I experience from being pregnant with our second.
    These projects look like exactly the kind of tasks I can handle tackling – and exactly the kind of projects my kids want to have! (my daughter loves the “fabwic store!” and always asks if I can make her something).

  43. Janelle says:

    Looks like a fabulous book. I would get a lot of use out of it making things for my nephew, goddaughter, son and foster kids!

  44. Holly says:

    I would love to have this book. I’m due with my first in October!

  45. says:

    I have her printing book and it is really nice. I don’t know that I really NEED this book but I would sure love to have it since almost everyone I know has either just had a baby or is pregnant.

  46. LO says:

    You had me at simple! I would love to win this book because I’m expecting my first baby in September and I’m only a beginner at sewing, so I need all the help I can get! :)

  47. Maria says:

    My 17 month old’s energy has eclipsed mine, and this looks like the perfect way to reclaim some productivity on the go while making stellar treats for him and all of his new tiny friends!

  48. Cheryl Potemkin says:

    I’d love this book! Not only would I use it to create and sew for my first (now 7 months) but all of my friends are expecting within the next year – I have lots of baby sewing to do!

  49. uyek says:

    Baby’s scheduled to come in three weeks to the day and I’m on leave in week. That’s enough time to sort through the stash and fire up the Singer, right?
    And not to be selfish … I have at least three other people I know with new Babies either in hand or on their way, all ripe for the handsewn goodies.
    It would be nice to make and share some of the Lotta Jansdotter aesthetic among the Baby set. So much of the stuff available off the shelf is too fussy.

  50. GrowingLikeTrees says:

    Several of my friends and I are all expecting babies this summer. I’ll be making lots of new baby gifts, and the quick and easy ones are definitely what I want, since I’m due in the middle of them all (with #5). Thanks for the opportunity to win this terrific book!

  51. janet lee says:

    i have a new nephew. so while my sister is busy busy doing the dirty work, I would love to make for him some fun fun things from this book! thanks!

  52. Kate Summers says:

    I need this book because I already borrowed my Mom’s sewing machine, and want to make her a first Grand-baby!
    Thanks! and super cute stuff.

  53. Sarah says:

    I would like to win this to gift to my friend who is expecting her first baby in November. She is going to be a crafty mama that spoils her child with homemade gifts, and I want to give her a gift that helps give her some great ideas.
    It’s awesome to see how many like-minded crafters are around! As evidenced by these comments, there are going to be a lot of spoiled and stylish babies out there!

  54. Kadence says:

    My best friend and I each had our first baby 21 days apart back in February. She and her husband have had a blast making things for our boys. I would love to have some great patterns to join in the fun and repay the favor with some great items for her son!

  55. Jessica T says:

    I’m teaching myself to sew and have a baby niece to sew for as well as lots of friends having babies (my babies are big kids now.) I would love this book!

  56. Kerstin says:

    I love sewing for babies and we have a baby boom in my town here – so I would like to get new ideas.

  57. TiffanyL says:

    I would like to learn more about sewing. With this book I could work on my skills and make beautiful gifts for my 3 friends who just had babies.

  58. Genia says:

    I love to sew and I’m expecting a baby boy in August! This one sounds like a perfect book :)

  59. notablogger says:

    my stash, seven-month-old son, and creative urges got together and let me know that without this book, they’ll be quite unhappy. the poor boy is frequently squeezed into mama creations that are just a wee bit too small. help us!

  60. Prairiedaun says:

    I’d like to get this book because I’m just starting to sew again, and I’m in a baby boom among friends and family right now. I’d like to be able to do more than just knit gifts for the wee ones.

  61. greetingarts says:

    I love crafting for babies, it’s almost an instant gratification project! I already knit and sew for them, it’s high time I add sewing to the list. That Snuggler is too cute and a must have for every new parent!

  62. Palila B says:

    I need this book not for me, but for my friends. Quite literally, nearly all of my good friends are having or have had babies this year, and I need project ideas for my extra fabrics for birthdays, holidays and showers. (After 6 showers in 6 months with heavily-overlapping groups of people, I have simply run out of unique shower gift ideas, and there are more on the way!)

  63. Andrew J says:

    Two different co-workers just had babies and I want to make them something special. This book looks like it could help me!

  64. Johanna I. says:

    I have a 10-month-old niece, 4-month-old nephew, and two more on the way. Plus, it’s Lotta Jansdotter. Enough said.

  65. Hannah says:

    I’m at that time in my life when my friends are reproducing at an alarming rate. I’ve just started sewing again so this would be an awesome way to give fun, personalized gifts to my friends and their children without breaking the bank.

  66. Melissa K says:

    (1) my 2-year old son, (2) my 21-month old neice, (3) niece on the way, and (4) I love Lotta!

  67. Sarah D. L. says:

    i have three nieces that need to have adorable wonderful handmade things from their FAVORITE Auntie!

  68. Lyndsay says:

    Oh, I’d love to win a copy of this book. I pregnant with my first baby and due in early July. It would be nice to have projects to work on while I’m sitting inside trying to stay cool!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Laurel says:

    My best friend is going to have twins. I am terribly excited for her and her husband and I can’t wait to meet the little cuties. But she is moving away to the extremely expensive Bay Area and her husband doesn’t have a job. They are worried about everything from diapers to rent.
    I was all prepared to help with babysitting and cooking and anything else they needed, but I am going to have to settle for awesome bady/toddler/kiddie presents. But, being a non-mother myself I have no idea what they might want or need. And that is why I would love to have this book.

  70. Claire says:

    This would be perfect for me – seems like my friends are popping out babies on a daily basis, and I am without a job and therefore low on money and long on time! Handmade gifts would be a great way for me to go.

  71. clwein says:

    I have a sister-in-law that has done so much for my kids – I would love to give her gifts for her little one (due in 3 weeks!) that are handmade from the heart!!!!

  72. kendra says:

    I think this is great. I would love to make those letters.

  73. Vero says:

    I would love to have a book that has ideas about projects to sew for boys. There is so much out there for girls, and I have 2 boys. Thanks!

  74. Stephanie says:

    Ooh! I need this book so I can sew those letters for my little guy plus all of the other great things in the book.

  75. Ana says:

    I’ll read it from the first to the last page.
    I’ll do my best and try the projects and promise to share with everyone at my blog!
    Oh… I’m already imagining my little one (it’s on his way) popping out from his snuggler swaddle!

  76. Kate H says:

    OOh, I need this book for my 6-month old, plus for the babies of a bunch of friends who have recently had or are about to have babies! Such fun!

  77. Brooke says:

    I would love to win this book, lots of inspiration for toys to make for my 3 little ones

  78. Ellen Q says:

    Because it seems like everyone I know is pregnant!

  79. Amy W says:

    I need this book to get ideas for all the babies being born around me. I need gift ideas for now and later as they grow up.

  80. nks says:

    This book looks great. Due to the recession, I had to close my woman’s clothing business. Now I have time, fabric and pregnant friends and family!! I would love to own this book to give beautiful gifts to those important people in my life.

  81. Nicole says:

    I would love to have this book because I have a toddler boy who adores going through my fabric stash to pick fabrics for projects and it would be fun to have him help create beautiful handmade baby gifts for others.

  82. Lari says:

    I need the book because I all my friends are having babies this year and it would be the perfect thing to improve my sewing and to prepare presents.
    I would definetely be a good training!

  83. Carrie says:

    This book sounds perfect for me!
    My only sibling is having TWIN BOYS this August, and they will be the first babies in our clan. The crazy part is my brother & his wife didn’t find out until half way through her pregnancy!?!
    Since I am currently unemployed and just starting to learn how to sew, winning a book like this this sounds like a great way to make LOTS of affordable gifts to spoil the little ones.
    Hmmm… is this way too much information?!? Either way, good luck with the book. : )

  84. Dawn Moon says:

    Grandbebe’s – need I say more?

  85. Chelsea says:

    I would love to win this book so I could craft projects that would save money and the environment by cutting down on shipping emissions and factory emissions. Yay for handmade!

  86. Crystal says:

    My best friend just had her first baby, and I’m ready for some baby projects to sew for her!

  87. Jennie says:

    I just found out we’re expecting our second child, and, a little bit house-poorer than we were with our second, some thrift may be in order. But stylish thrift! :-)

  88. Nali P. says:

    I could use this book. Lots of baby gifts to make.

  89. brianne says:

    so many of my friends and family are preggo, and i am loving all the chances to make and give gifts – so many great ideas here!

  90. Heather S. says:

    My cousin and I are exactly two months apart. She is a school teacher and just found out she is pregger with twins. I am an accounting student, and being a student I perpetually have NO MONEY and her being a teacher she HAS NO MONEY. To top it off they purchased a new home to house the twinkers and haven’t been able to sell their other home. They are really struggling. I want to do all I can to give her thoughtful gifts and shower her with some homemade happiness. This book would help me be able to do that.

  91. Becca B says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book! I’m new to crafting and just received my first sewing machine a few months ago. I’m addicted! I recently found out I was pregnant with #2 and have two other friends due within 4 months of my own child. This would just be wonderful! Pick me!!

  92. kim carlson says:

    my 4 month old daughter is named after lotta jansdotter. i’d love to make her things from this book.

  93. Eve says:

    I am full-on nesting, due in August with baby #2 and would love some fresh projects from Lotta!

  94. Panya says:

    I have a 3-month-old nephew and a 2-year-old niece whom I would love to sew some gifts.

  95. thea_lamo says:

    …out here, SO many people I know are having babies!!! I need simple quick (not knitting) projects to make for them, because I am in grad school all summer!!

  96. Jenn says:

    Ooo, me please! I’m a nanny and I work in my church nursery weekly. I have a niece due in July and it seems like everyone I know is having babies right now. It’s always nice to be able to give a gift that you know they won’t have 3 of :)

  97. Amy says:

    I have 4 kids, I could totally use this book. I love Lotta’s other books. Why wouldn’t I love this one.

  98. kerri says:

    oh please.. i need one super bad! I just got my first sewing machine this past xmas, and just found out I’m pregnant.. due on Christmas this year! (and i need to move and get married before xmas.. needless to say.. i am strapped for cash)
    And I REALLY need something to do for these next 7 months!

  99. Melissa Hamel-Smith says:

    I have two friends who are expecting. They would greatly appreciate baby supplies that are unique and personalized. And I’ll feel like I’m spoiling them even more because the items would be made with love.

  100. Wehaf says:

    I have four nieces and nephews, with more on the way, and several friends of mine have children or are expecting.

  101. Jessica Edwards says:

    I’m expecting my first child in October and these ideas look awesome for handmade stuff! I have many friends with babies too, and I did an entirely handmade Christmas last year, so I’m always on the lookout for cute baby ideas. :)

  102. Teresa p says:

    I need this book because I have a bunch of friends having babies right now and definitely need to make them some cute stuff. Also, I won’t be able to make it up to San Francisco to meet Lotta in person (sad face) and this would be a great consolation prize.

  103. Isabel says:

    lovely book .. I have a friend who is pregnant and I need ideas for her baby !!

  104. Judith says:

    This book would be wonderful to own as I have many pregnant friends, or friends who have just had babies. Also I think the soft letters would make learning the alphabet fun for my daughter, something more exciting then working in a book.

  105. Angela Kuhns says:

    What a neat book–from the looks of it, it must be full of wonderful ideas. My sister is expecting this fall (my first niece/nephew!!); I’m on the prowl for great, useful gifts to shower her with.

  106. Jennifer W. says:

    I am aunt to 5-wk old and 4-yr old nieces and I love making gifts for them, such as quilts for both of them and quilts for their dolls. This book would definitely help give me more ideas for them. I still have a fabric book my mom made me when I was a kid and I would love my nieces to have keepsakes like that. Plus all my friends seem to be pregnant or just had kids so it would be great to have new gift ideas for them. And for my own kids, some day.
    Please help me be the “cool aunt”

  107. Veronica says:

    My 11-month baby loves handmade toys. I need more ideas!

  108. Nicole N. says:

    What an awesome book! There are so many babies in my life right now–I would love to make them their names with those adorable letters!

  109. Jessie says:

    My first child is a mere 2 1/2 weeks old. I’m sure she’d love it if mommy had a book full of adorable things to make for her. :-)

  110. Bladerunner says:

    I would love to get this book. I’m a new sewer. I also work in Early Childhood Special Education, so I’m surrounded not only by small children, but pregnant families and teachers, many of whom don’t have a lot of money. It would be nice to be able to make some things for my classroom, to give to my families, and to share with my co-workers.

  111. Megs says:

    so many people are preggars that I can’t make quilts for all of them! I need ideas and I need them fast – sweet, quick, and awesome. This looks like just the book. Thanks for the contest!

  112. Amy says:

    With all my friends having babies (okay maybe it only seems like it) and having the summer off to learn to sew, I NEED this cool book!

  113. Josee says:

    I have a 15 month old and just bought my first sewing machine! I’m teaching myself to sew. This would be the best book to help me get started.

  114. michelle says:

    I have a two year old DD who I love to be creative for and with. We are expecting our second child in December and I can’t wait to make some fun items for him or her too!

  115. Richelle F says:

    I love making stuff for my babies. This looks like it has some cute ideas!

  116. Katie says:

    My family is reaching the age where we are all starting our own families. Although I’m younger and still have a couple years, most of my cousins have had or are having babies. I would love better ideas to make as gifts.

  117. Danielle Harris says:

    I love Lotta! I’ve read all her books and relearned to sew because of her books. (I knew how to sew but hadn’t done it since Jr High Home ec class)
    Plus I have a cute little almost 2 year old daughter!
    Oh and I have 2 sister in laws pregant plus a friend. Please pick me! I need Lotta to show me the baby crafting ways!

  118. taryn says:

    In an effort to be green, thrifty and more conscious of what I buy, I have been trying to do more DYI projects. I need to improve my sewing skills and this seems like the perfect book for that.

  119. Marsha says:

    I just learned how to use my sewing machine (hooray!) and would love to make some things for my little one!

  120. KatieD says:

    I would love to win this book. There is so much goodness in this book that I would love to create for my son. I’m especially interested in the soft letters and all of the clothes patterns. Thanks for this giveaway!

  121. schnetzy says:

    This book looks fabulous! I would love this book for a couple reasons. I love to craft and currently my husband and I are trying to get pregnant with our first child (we’ll see next week) and I would love to create things for our little one when the day comes. Also, my sister-in-law and my best friend are both expecting babies in the next few months and I would love to make them and their babies some special items to cherish for years to come. Homemade gifts beat store bought one always!

  122. Kaitlin says:

    My nephew is due in July. My sewing machine arrives in September. And I plan on keeping busy by making gifts for him. Thanks for the chance!

  123. Deb says:

    that looks fab. i am a new sewist and the “easy” part sounds good to me and those letters are definitely something i would like to make.

  124. Lorene says:

    I need to increase my baby gift ideas. This book would provide fresh inspiration, I am sure. Tonight I just finished my zillionth pair of baby booties! Time for me to branch out!

  125. Faith says:

    What a great book! I would love the book to prepare gifts for all our friends having children.

  126. Jackie H says:

    I recently discovered the joy of sewing and have been learning all kinds of neat things to make for my s kiddies and my 3 nephews and 2 nieces! This books seems perfect as that’s what I do: simple sewing. :)

  127. Thien-Kim says:

    I’m about to start my 2nd trimester for baby #2. This would be perfect. I can sew for the next few months while I have some energy. Those letters are super cute!

  128. Natalie T. says:

    All of a sudden all of my friends and family are having babies. I need to enlarge my baby-gift-idea circle.

  129. Ashley D. says:

    Lotta Jansdotter has created some of my favorite books…I would love to have this one! I am halfway through my first pregnancy, and have been wondering where to start in making him or her some clothes. I feel that lots of patterns and books are too complicated for clothes that the baby will grow out of so quickly.I know that Ms. Jansdotter’s projects will be fun, creative, and time-conscious too!

  130. Twitchy Fingers says:

    I dream of this book and the projects within,
    Of all of the things that I’d do if I win.
    A bib for the boy-child who can be so grotty,
    And a frock for my daughter in fabric all spotty.
    I must make a swaddle – bubs in those make me laugh!
    And what kid wouldn’t love their own rattle giraffe?
    I promise I’d make things for all my relations
    and create at least five things to give as donations.
    For days at a time in my craft room I’d potter,
    If you’d pick me to receive this great book by Jansdotter.

  131. elizabeth says:

    I so need this book! I love the pictures and sewing… and most importantly, I have a few new nieces/nephews on the way!!

  132. Anna says:

    looks like a cute book!

  133. Teddi says:

    I would like to make some gifts for my three pregnant or soon-to-be pregnant friends. What a great looking book!

  134. norarachel says:

    That looks great – I love the fabric used in the snuggler.

  135. Lynn says:

    I’m the crazy auntie who makes homemade gifts for my nieces and friends kiddos. I’m working on expanding my repetoire from knitting to sewing and this book would be a great inspiration. Thanks for this opportunity!

  136. alicia Epperly says:

    this book looks stunning! I would love to use it to make beautiful gifts for all my pregnant friends.

  137. wendy says:

    13 month old baby + 1 sewing machine + WAY too much fabric = I NEED THIS BOOK!

  138. Nathalie says:

    Thank you so much! I am pregnant and I still have some time in front of me to be creative….

  139. Kate says:

    I was just looking at this book. My two babes (and maybe me too!) would love it!

  140. Sarah says:

    I have a 4 month old baby and since he was born my sewing machine has taken permanent residence on the kitchen table!
    Plus I’m waiting anxiously for my brother and sister-in-law to start having babies so I need to do some sewing in advance ;-)

  141. Ayelet D says:

    I really need to WIN this book! I have to many friends with babies I need to make gifts for, plus so much fabric I need to do something with!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  142. Margarida Godinho says:

    I need that book because I love to do things for little babies, and 3 friends of mine had recently babies. So I need to do gifts for them. And I love Lott Jansdotter’s work.

  143. Maclizzie says:

    Three friends with newborns and short of money to buy them anything. But a Lotta lurking fabric…

  144. Malka says:

    I am a mother of 6 kids. My dream is to sew and to teach my biggest girl to sew.
    Thios book is full with ideas and great projects.
    Btw each year I have about two new nephews or niece. (I have 6 sisters & my DH has 4)
    Anyway, since I never won any giveaway – I would be very very very happy to get this book

  145. Susan says:

    With a baby on the way due in August, this book would certainly be put to good use!

  146. Britt says:

    I am due in a few weeks and looking to make a few last things for the little one. I have been knitting like crazy, have sewn a few little things (Kimono Shoes by Homespun Threads featured a few weeks ago), but really would like to make a few more things! Can’t wait to see the book!

  147. Catherine says:

    I’d love to win this book! One toddler and one due in July…perfect! Thank you.

  148. Audrey says:

    My girl is due in August! And I can’t get enough sewing books at the moment. I need all the help, inspiration, enabling, what have you, I can get!

  149. Katy says:

    I’m not pregnant, don’t have kids, but I do enjoy small projects, giving gifts that I’ve handmade, and learning new things. This book does look particularly nice to leaf through and admire – I’d love to win it!

  150. Linda says:

    I love this book, I have a child of two years and I like to sew!

  151. Sophie Tanny says:

    this would be sooo great for all the new babies coming into the family in the next few months! flus, my own little one likes it when I make stuff for him.
    plus – you can’t get the book in Israel :( no fair!

  152. Kelly Eichfeld says:

    I have an 11.5 month old. I’m part of a Mommy Group of like minded crafters that gather twice a month to let the kiddies play and give us Mom’s some time to gain our sanity back. I think this book would give us a lot of creative projects to work on while we’re together. Fingers crossed!!!
    (kellyeichfeld @ gmail dot com)

  153. Alisha says:

    All my friends are having babies and I’m bored with making them sock monkeys! I need some new ideas!

  154. Aubrey Miller says:

    I just found out my sister is expecting her first child. This book would be great for me to start new sewing projects for the new member of our family!!

  155. Emily S says:

    I’m expecting my first baby later this summer and have been eyeing this book for quite awhile. Looks like it’s full of great projects!

  156. kaooavdpa says:

    There are many reason I need this fantastic book. First, I just got a hand-me-down sewing machine and I’m a little scared to use it right now. Second, I have an adorable 1 year old daughter who happens to have a slender waist and long legs. Third, all of my friends have newborns or are sporting cute preggo bellies.

  157. Julia Pineda says:

    This book would sure come in handy. I am at that stage in my life where everyone is having babies. My best friend, my cousin, and my cousin-in-law, who is having triplets, have due dates all within two months of each other. Help! Sooooo many babies!

  158. Ammie says:

    What gorgeous ideas! I often feel like a sewing novice, and I’m certain this gorgeous book would plant courage and inspiration throughout our home. My husband also loves sewing for our 4 month old son, and perhaps we can instill in him a more discriminating taste! Any of your lovely projects should do the trick.

  159. Sarah says:

    Because I’m 5 weeks pregnant, a new sewer, and have a two-year-old!

  160. Sarah says:

    My cousin has recently had a baby that was born 3 months early. Faithlen weighed only 3 pounds! She had to have surgery to remove a baseball sized tumor from her kidney. Since she is so tiny, finding non-expensive clothes that actually FIT her is almost impossible! If I could sew some (Cute) clothes her mother would be eternally grateful.

  161. erica H says:

    I so need this book – I’m fresh out of baby gift ideas and this would be a perfect library of ideas.

  162. vidamarie says:

    There’s nothing I love more than when my son sits on my lap as I sew at the machine and I can smell his funny little boy head of hair. He loves getting to be part of the sewing action too… and we’re ready to start some new projects for the baby that’s on it’s way. Hooray!

  163. Kirsten says:

    After just having my third baby, I would love to be able to make those letters!

  164. thinkingmama says:

    This looks like an awesome book! My kiddo really needs new clothes and I really need to same money. Plus, I love handmade tings- they’re so mu ch more unique and have way more personality than store-bought things.

  165. Betsy Kristl says:

    My two autistic children (high functioning, but still..) have finally found their places in the world, one away the other still in high school, and are at least momentarily fine. Their brother, who has struggled mightily with ADHD and depression, is the nicest and most responsible teenager anybody could want. He’s also just a really great kid, and everybody else thinks so, too!
    But I’ve diverged — after 22 years of being lost in these children I am able to proceed with my dream of being a designer. At 47 years old, with 2 teens and 2 dogs at home and no money in the bank, my chances for design school are just about squandered, but I learn so much from these books. They are inspiring to me during a time in my life where it’s hard to find inspiration — teens being such conformists and all.
    And if that doesn’t get you violins going, I have Multiple Sclerosis which costs me time. The fatigue is brutal and I am often confused, but blessed to still have four functional limbs, decent eyesight, and speech. (Some people would argue about the speech being a blessing because, as you’ve probably already discerned, I love to hear the sound of my own voice! ;-)

  166. Nicole C says:

    Everytime time someone has a baby around here, I find out someone else is pregnant! I could use some ideas for baby gifts… I’m running dry!

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