Happy Friday, readers! It's a beautiful day for a giveaway, don't you think? My publisher, STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books has generously offered two sewing books to one reader. I'm thinking of it as a basics bundle: Sewing Basics: All You Need to Know about Hand and Machine Sewing by Sandra Bardwell and Fabrics A to Z: the Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing by Dana Williard.
Some info on Sewing Basics:
Sewing Basics is the ultimate encyclopedia for sewing at home. This thorough guide covers everything from choosing fabrics to operating a sewing machine to hand sewing, fitting, fine-finishing, trouble-shooting, and more. Whether the sewer is trying to decipher the symbols on a printed pattern, line a pocket, work French seams, or fit a muslin, she’ll find what she’s looking for here, all precisely explained and illustrated with hundreds of step-by-step photos. Both for beginners learning how to hem and for more experienced sewers who need help mastering advanced techniques, Sewing Basics is an invaluable reference tool sewers will want to keep within easy reach for many years to come.And Fabrics A to Z:
Fabrics A to Z is the essential guide for sewists and fabric enthusiasts of all levels. This thorough resource explains the unique characteristics, strengths, and limitations of more than 100 fabrics in easy-to-understand terms, so any sewist can enter a fabric shop with confidence. From dotted swiss to silk charmeuse to faux fur, each entry includes a close-up photo of the fabric as well as an overview of its characteristics, ideal uses, and special considerations when sewing. As a bonus, the book concludes with a section on the best tools and notions to use when working with particular fibers, as well as tips on how to read patterns. The small size and flexibind format of Fabrics A to Z make it perfect for tossing into a bag when headed to the fabric store.To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by the end of the day on Monday, June 25th. Please make sure that I have a way to get in touch with you, i.e leaving your email/Twitter handle or making sure your comment is linked to your profile or blog.
A big thanks to Melanie and STC Craft for providing these books. Good luck, readers!