Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Just Sew Stories

Just Sew Stories blog tour

Just Sew Stories is a new book from Hardie Grant written by Katie Allen (available to buy here)   It has 25 quirky gifts to make starting with the really simple:  handkerchiefs, scarf, bowtie etc to the more complex: a quilt, bags, apron and oven glove.  The good news is that none of them are hugely difficult to make so this would be a good book for beginners.
Katie uses embroidery and appliqué in some of the projects to give them a twist – such as the hankies that say boo hoo on them, or the tea towel that orders you to do the dishes.  I think in my house it would have to be a tea towel that says ‘but it’s not my turn!’ or ‘I did it last time’.   Don’t worry if you haven’t embroidered before there is a stitch guide in the front of the book.

I like that this book includes gifts for the men in your life as well as women, like the handkerchiefs, the upcycled shirt gadget case and spots bag.  Many books are full of projects for women’s presents but forget about men, who let’s face it are pretty difficult to make for. 

Also perfectly timed with Christmas the last chapter covers Christmas cards and gift wrapping, very useful.

This post is part of a blog tour so do take a look at the other posts to find out more about the book:
Monday 22nd:     Handmade By Emily - http://www.handmadebyemily.com/   
Tuesday 23rd:     Emma Block -
Wednesday 24th:  Me
Thursday 25th:    Very Berry Handmade -
Friday 26th:          Mathide Heart Manech -
Saturday 27th:    Red Ted’s Art -

Also Hardie Grant are giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner.  To enter follow Hardie Grant on Twitter @hardiegrantuk and email your details to competitions@hardiegrant.co.uk.  UK residents only (sorry overseas friends!)

Just Sew Stories by Katie Allen, £16.99, Hardback, published by Hardie Grant, available here.

1 comment:

Gill said...

This looks a great book!! but I don't do twitter - so good luck to everyone else!

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