Do you remember the book I told you about in my Learning To Sew post? I bought myself My First Sewing Machine Book by Emma Hardy as I intend to have a go at learning to sew. It's a book which is really aimed at children, 7 years +, however, I think kids books are great for adults too as everything is usually explained really clearly.
I actually bought two copies of the book as I thought it would make a great giveaway prize, so one for me and the other for one lucky winner.
You can read more about the book itself if you click on the link to my Learning To Sew post.
You might like to learn to sew yourself or have a child or grandchild who would like to learn, or you may already be able to sew and fancy having a go at some of the 35 fun projects which are included in the book.
If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this lovely book, just leave a comment on this post by twelve noon on Saturday the 13th of December 2014. A name will be drawn at random soon afterwards and I'll endeavour to get the book to the winner before Christmas.
Count me in please! I've always wanted to learn how to make my own cushions.... What a lovely Giveaway. Thank you for thinking of it. JxReplyDelete
I'm going to wait until the new year to start, but I intend borrowing Eleanor's sewing machine and giving it a go.Delete
Hi Jo, please put my name in the hat for the book. I have a niece, Annabelle, who is a budding crafter. I have bought her a couple of kits for Crimbo but the book would be fantastic for her, especially as her Mum isn't very good at making things. (She'd be the first to admit that, btw.)ReplyDelete
It's nice that you're encouraging Annabelle with her interests. It's important that we teach the next generation otherwise all these wonderful crafts will disappear.Delete
Hi Jo, I would love to be included. I think this looks like a great book for people who sew at any ability level. Thank you for the chance.ReplyDelete
You're right, there's some really cute projects in the book which even competent sewers would be happy to make.Delete
My niece would love this!!ReplyDelete
It's a great book for kids, lots of lovely projects in it.Delete
That's generous of you. I'm sure that you won't be surprised if I say please don't include me in the draw. Flighty xxReplyDelete
I'm not surprised at all.Delete
It looks like a great book, Jo, but, please, don't put my name in the hat. Good luck to everyone else! :o)ReplyDelete
There's so many little projects included which are great for beginners. I'm looking forward to trying them myself.Delete
Like you say, kids books are great for learning new skills from. I'm not in need of a starter sewing book, but the Princess is so, please, could you enter me in the draw as The Princess just in case she wins?ReplyDelete
I certainly will. I'm sure there's a few projects in the book that you'd like to make too if she wins.Delete
Please don't include me Jo, but I wanted to say how lovely of you to offer this to your readers and that I hope you enjoy your sewing! xxReplyDelete
I'm waiting until after Christmas to start, but I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. I think I might need Eleanor to give me a few pointers first though.Delete
Would you put my name in the hat for the book please, Jo? I've bought Miss.M a little sewing machine for Christmas (bargain from Aldi -£15) and this would get her off to a great start. It's very generous of you :-)ReplyDelete
What a lovely gift for Miss M. We bought Eleanor a sewing machine a few years ago, she took Textiles at school and really enjoyed it. I can't sew but I'm pleased that it didn't stop Eleanor from learning.Delete
That's a lovely idea Jo. I'm leaving a comment but you don't need to include me in your draw as I have to confess I too bought this book not very long ago with the intention of learning to use a sewing machine. Good Luck to all those who do take part it's a very nice book.ReplyDelete
We'll be learning to sew together then. I'm looking forward to hearing more about which projects your attempting.Delete
Oooh please include me what a lovely giveaway! I've been wanting to learn for a long time, and this book looks like it will be very instructive :) I want to make my own skirts one day, but need to learn the basics first!ReplyDelete
There's some lovely projects in the book as starter projects. It looks like a few of us will be embarking on a new hobby in the new year.Delete
I would love to be entered in the draw! I'm trying to make friends with the sewing machine I bought back in May, but I must confess it's been a rather rocky relationship so far. Maybe this book would help smooth things out for us. :-)ReplyDelete
Sewing machines frighten the life out of me so I'm hoping that between Eleanor's guidance and the book, I'll get there in the end.Delete
looks a great book....I love projects like that. Please count me in on the giveaway.....fingers and toes crossed!ReplyDelete
They're such fun projects, and nothing too complicated which is just what I need.Delete
I'd love to win your book - my sewing skills could do with some improvement.ReplyDelete
At least you've got some sewing skills, mine are non existent so I'm hoping this book will remedy that.Delete