I’ve often joked that I’m devoid of the crafty gene, but that’s not completely true. I actually do enjoy crafting; it’s just that I don’t often have the time or the individual instruction I need to get me over those challenging humps. Well, thanks to Atlanta-based mom of four Deborah Moebes’ new book Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time, it’s like I’ve got my own private sewing instructor right in my very home.[don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!]
Known for her friendly, easy to follow instructional style, Deborah has
translated that into this bright, colorful, sewing how-to book that includes
everything from a guide to the machine and sewing essentials, to
pictures and instructions for 11 modern sewing projects. Get through the book and you’ll be rewarded with your own cute totes, napkins, pillows, even dresses. You’ll also
get a handy dvd that features pdf patterns, applique designs and much more –
all for under $20.
Whether you’re a sewing novice or are handy
with a machine and just want some new stylish projects, you’ll love
I can vouch for the author’s talents personally: My six year-old daughter was fortunate enough
to take classes this summer at Deborah’s storefront and sewing lounge, Whipstitch, and came home with a few of these actual projects completed on her very
own. I’d say if she can get a first-grader mastering needlework, Deborah knows exactly what she’s talking about. –Kristen
Purchase Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time by Deborah Moebes at our affiliate Amazon.com. And if you’re lucky enough to live in Atlanta, check out her sewing lounge and shop Whipstitch for sewing classes for kids through adults.
Congratulations to Andrea R, lucky winner of a signed copy of Stitch by Stitch!