sew red

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I know some of my friends I like to knit with are also friends I like to sew with. Unfortunately, my sewing machine has a little dust covering it.

I would love to change that this summer.  Dust it off and dive into a fun project.  Maybe a project out of Sew Red.  The same beautiful idea as Knit Red.  With equally amazing stories and lovely projects.  I marked a few of my favorites:
Hop! Skip! Jump!  A quilt where you don't have to cut straight lines.  That's the charm about this beauty.
Paneled Maxi Skirt.  A strip skirt with a simple elastic waist.  Who doesn't love that.
Parson Gray Ditty Bag.  A useful drawstring bag that is great for travel, home or gift bags.  Easy to make and you can use your leftover scraps.
Drawstring dress.  A drawstring neckline, with shoulder slits and elastic cuffs.  Make it long or tunic length to wear with leggings.
Petal Dress.  This sweet dress is young, fun and versatile.
Mobius Cowl Wrap.  A perfect project for a beginner sewer.  Use your scraps for this fun project, too.
Sonoma Purse.  Made from just three fat quarters. Easy to sew and fun to wear.

There are many more projects with inspirational stories in this beautiful book.
Thanks to the awesome peeps over at Jimmy Beans Wool,  I have two to give away.   If interested, please leave a comment between now and May 14, 5:00pm EST and I will have the random number generator choose a couple of numbers/names.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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74 comments

  1. I love the strip skirt and the quilt.

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  2. The book is certainly appropriate since I see my cardiologist this month.

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  3. Anonymous5/11/2013

    I've been meaning to start sewing. This seems like a good place to start!

    -Ravnejenta on Ravelry

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  4. Kathleen5/11/2013

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. My sewing machine has a lot of dust on it, too. My last big sewing project was 6 to 8 bibs for my then soon-to-be born grandson, and how he is nearly two! I've lost 23 lbs, and am now a more "standard" size, so I'd love to sew a few things for myself. Thanks for the chance to win this book! Look like some great projects.

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  6. What a fun book. My sewing machine is sitting right next to me and pleading with me to try some of those projects. Thanks for the chance to make my sewing machine sooooooo happy!

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  7. ShellyT5/11/2013

    Love love love this, will have to have one. Fingers crossed, pick me.

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  8. Elsie Hamilton5/11/2013

    I was 48, and in great shape, when my main coronary artery dissected causing a massive heart attack. Every day since then has been an incredible, glorious day! Thanks sweet, wonderful Leslie and Jimmy Beans!

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  9. Amy Belser5/11/2013

    I just learned to knit at 40 something and would love to add sewing to that list! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. It does look like my sort of book! I hope it gets you inspired!
    Xxx

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  11. Grateful for a chance at this gem.
    I would try the cowl first, it's gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Such pretty projects.

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  13. ouuu, love the quilt and the skirt! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  14. what a great book!!
    I love knit red, too!!

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  15. What a fun book!

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  16. You have highlighted some fun projects. Dust off your machine and let's get busy sewing! :-)

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  17. What a beautiful book -- my machine has a little dust on it too!What an inspiration to get it out:)I love the maxi skirt.

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  18. Oh this is a prize I would love to win!!!! What a wonderful book. I am so glad you reviewed it and I think I'm with you. My machine will be dusted off and used this summer! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  19. What a great book! My machine is already out and I'm ready to sew! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. This book looks like lots of fun. I can't resist trying!

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  21. That Sonoma purse knocks me out! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Oh, I would love to win.

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  23. That drawstring dress is really cute!

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  24. fun! I just got a new sewing machine and am super excited to give it a few good projects to break it in. After using my mother's machine this one has a lot of extra bells and whistles :)

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  25. I LOVE the drawstring dress!

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  26. Www.justaddfiber.blogspot.com5/11/2013

    Awesome sneak peek! Would love a copy!

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  27. What a fun book, loved the bags and also the scarf!

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  28. Brenda5/12/2013

    Love all your choices!

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  29. This looks like such a fun book! Red is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Love the patterns just what I need to get me sewing again.

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  31. b taylor5/12/2013

    I too, need to dust off my sewing machine. This book has great ideas
    just like the Knit Red Book which
    I have. Would love to win a copy and dust off my machine.

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  32. That is a very fun book and I've been eyeing a few of the patterns myself. I'd love the chance to win a copy. Happy Mother's Day!! g

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  33. Wow, great book! I love the look of the drawstring dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. What a great book!! Must deffinately dust off my sewing machine :)

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  35. I've had my eye on that book. Such great projects! Thank you for the great give-away!

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  36. Loving your blog, as always. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book! Count me in, please!

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  37. I'd love to make that purse. So many pretty items to sew in that book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. So many great projects! Thanks for an awesome give away!

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  39. This book looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Like you my sewing machine needs to be dusted off. Red is my favourite colour so hopefully the inspiration I need. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. Red! Who doesn't love it!

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  42. Anonymous5/13/2013

    Very cool book, would love to win the book. Thanks for the contest.


    SilBell on Ravelry.

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  43. oh, that hop, skip, jump quilt has been a favorite for years! i love the wonky. and that maxi skirt is fabulous, too!

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  44. Red is my favorite color and sewing is my first love.

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  45. What a great book. I'd love one.

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  46. My list of summer projects is g r o w i n g! I might need to add a bit of sewing after seeing this book. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  47. This book looks great - I would love to make that quilt! The skirt is pretty great too. Thanks!

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  48. This book is awesome! I love the skirt and the bag. Thanks Jimmy Beans for the giveaway!

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  49. I am such a novice sewer, but I think I could handle some of these cute, cute, cute projects!! Both the Knit and Sew Red books are just wonderful.

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  50. Looks like there are some great patterns in this one!

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  51. So many great projects! I'd love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  52. Lee Ann5/14/2013

    Hope I'm lucky!

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  53. LuisaM5/14/2013

    Count me in!

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  54. I, too, want to dust off the machine and start sewing again. Love the red & white quilt!

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