Handmade Holidays IV Prize List (Part One)

on October 30 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 312 Comments

Every day in November we’ll be giving away some of these fabulous prizes! All you have to do is comment that day for your chance to win. A big thanks to all the sponsors of Handmade Holidays IV: Chronicle Books, Shambhala/Trumpeter, Potter Craft, C&T Publishing, Stash Books, Lark Books, STC Craft, Wiley, F+W Media, Tenspeed Press, Storey Publishing, Magpie Patterns and Maggie Books!

This is amazing, right?! But this is only the beginning… There are so many prizes we had to split this preview into two parts! Check out our Handmade Holidays IV Prize List, Part Two.

We encourage you to check out all of these fabulous prizes and don’t forget to put a few on your own holiday wish list!

By Amy Butler
(Chronicle Books, $29.95, ISBN 97808118866699)

From the Publisher:

Celebrated designer Amy Butler’s most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The book offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler’s fresh, modern style and attention to detail. With illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves, Style Stitches is an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer’s library.

By Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho
(Chronicle Books, $16.95, ISBN: 9780811871617)

From the Publisher:

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

By Lotta Jansdotter
(Chronicle Books, $24.95, ISBN: 9780811872287)

From the Publisher:

There’s something so satisfying about stenciling: It’s easy, affordable, and it yields such impressive results. Especially when all the design work is done for you by the talented textile artist Lotta Jansdotter. Lotta’s hand-drawn stencil motifs are cut out of durable plastic so they can be used again and again on all sorts of surfaces, from walls to fabric to furniture. Simply wipe the stencils clean with soap and water and stow in the handy storage pocket provided. Project instructions and photographs demonstrate how to repeat a design on a structured grid to achieve the look of wallpaper (for a whole lot less money), or apply designs randomly for a unique, playful effect. At just $24.95, this package is a DIY decorator’s delight—a real bargain, and beautiful to boot!

By Lotta Jansdotter
(Chronicle Books, $29.95, ISBN: 9780811865470)

From the Publisher:

Beloved designer Lotta Jansdotter’s smart, organic design has earned her international acclaim. Now she shares her recipe for a stylish home: take a whole lot of Scandinavian influence, mix in a dash of flea-market finds, and then top it all off with expressive handmade touches. The result? An entirely fresh approach to home décor and contemporary living. In this lavishly illustrated book, Lotta shares her decorating secrets, design resources, entertaining tips, and family traditions. Tucked away at the back she’s included stencil pages and perforated recipe cards featuring classic Swedish dishes. Equal parts inspiration and how-to, this charming book shows readers how to create a warm home with elements of simple Scandinavian-influenced style.

By Kayte Terry
(Chronicle Books, $19.95, ISBN: 9780811867344)

From the Publisher:

Appliqué Your Way goes beyond traditional quiltwork with 35 sweet stitching projects from crafter extraordinaire Kayte Terry. Master decorative stitches, create original templates, and much more. The book is designed for easy use with a lay-flat Wire-O binding and a handy back pocket that holds pattern and template pieces. No more wrestling with a copy machine to enlarge or shrink! Stitchers will find everything they need to create a Gone Dotty A-line Skirt, a Reverse Appliqué Market Tote, a Felted Faux Bois Scarf, and 30+ more projects ranging from the sublimely simple to the ultra-chic.

By Kaari Meng, Marcia Ceppos, Jon Zabala
(Chronicle Books, $24.95, ISBN: 9780811868907)

From the Publisher:

French steel-cut beads, mother-of-pearl buttons, spools of vintage ribbons . . . This exquisite book showcases the decorative bits flea-market hunters dream of. Hundreds of photos reveal rare European notions from the craft community’s most beloved emporium, Tinsel Trading Company. With these vintage baubles as her inspiration, Kaari Meng shares projects that crafters can make with their own flea-market finds or with contemporary materials they have on hand: a button charm bracelet, whimsical petite prize medals, an heirloom-worthy memory book, shimmering handbags, and more. Kaari’s colorful inspiration boards lend design guidance, while her tips and resources help notion-lovers build up their stash of treasures.

By Amanda Blake Soule
(Trumpeter, $15.37, ISBN: 978-1-59030-595-9)

From the Publisher:

In Handmade Home, Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and the blog SouleMama.com, offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families. As Amanda writes in the introduction, “As a crafter, I’m always looking for the next thing I want to make. As a mama, I’m always looking for the next thing we need—to do, to have, to use—as a family. The coming together of these parts is where the heart of Handmade Home lies.”

Filled with thirty-three projects made by reusing and repurposing materials, all of the items here offer a practical use in the home. From picnic blankets made out of repurposed bed sheets to curtains made out of vintage handkerchiefs, these projects express the sense of making something new out of something old as a way to live a more financially pared-down and simple life; lessen our impact on the earth; connect to the past and preserve a more traditional way of life; and place value on the work of the hands. Also included are projects that children can help with, allowing them to make their own special contribution to the family home.

More than just a collection of projects for handmade items, this book offers the tools to create a life—and home—full of beauty, integrity, and joy.

A selection from the Make Good Crafts + Life series.

By Suzuko Koseki
(Trumpeter, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-649-9)

From the Publisher:

The tradition of patchwork and quilted items goes back hundreds of years and most often conveys a sense of warmth and comfort. While the bold and bright designs in this book are meant for the modern crafter, that inherent sense of warmth is still expressed in these unique and stunning projects. Created in the distinctive Japanese craft style—and published in English for the first time—the projects in this book offer a look that is minimal, yet vibrant and full of life.

Explore the techniques of patchwork sewing, appliqué, and machine quilting through thirty-five simple and stunning projects. With beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, and detailed diagrams, the pouches and handbags, quilts and pillowcases, tissue cases and pot holders are perfect projects for beginner and intermediate sewers.

Make the projects in this book and add a little bit of warmth and patchwork style to your life.

A selection from the Make Good Crafts + Life series.

By Akiko Mano
(Trumpeter, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-648-2)

From the Publisher:

Sewing with all-natural fabrics can make an incredible difference in the quality of the items we make, with a look and feel that provides the ultimate in comfort. The twenty-five simple sewing projects in this book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton, from durable linen aprons to cozy wool blankets and washable cotton lunch bags.

This book is full of beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams that are reflective of the Japanese craft style. All of the projects are perfect for those new to sewing, yet the unsophisticated charm and useful nature of each item will appeal to every sewer.

A selection from the Make Good Crafts + Life series.

Edited By Shufunotomo
(Trumpeter, $17.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-731-1)

From the Publisher:

Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily—or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art. It’s full of clever and cute designs and a range of different cutting techniques that you can use to make your own cutouts for display, decoration, or embellishment.

Offering a range of styles, this book presents paper cutting techniques through clear step-by-step instruction, detailed diagrams, and templates. Once you’ve mastered the basics, creative uses for paper cutouts are offered, including as cards, gift wrap, mobiles, collages, stencils, garlands, and more.

A selection from the Make Good Crafts + Life series.

By Keiko Kubo
(Trumpeter, $19.95, ISBN: 978-1-59030-673-4)

From the Publisher:

Celebrate a loved one or add a touch of color to your home with these twenty distinctive flower arrangements. Inspired by the elegant and minimalist style of ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arranging), and constructed using the techniques that promote the functionality and portability of Western designs, these arrangements place sophisticated style into small containers that are easy to move from room to room or to the hands of a friend.

Illustrated with beautiful photographs, each arrangement uses just a few easy-to-find floral materials and Western tools and materials. Clear step-by-step instructions with photographs, along with a range of tips and techniques on manipulating and using the materials, are sure to broaden the skills of both beginners as well as those already familiar with the floral arts.

Make the arrangements in this book and share the gift of flowers with your friends and family.

By Samantha Cotterill
(Stash Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1607050064)

From the Publisher:

You’ll love these charming felt softies with European flair. Make your own story with “uptown” sophisticates or “down country” folks. Add a brownstone, a cottage, or even a double-decker bus and a London phone booth to give your little people plenty of places to go and things to do!

By Camille Roskelley
(Stash Books, $19.95, ISBN: 1607050064)

From the Publisher:

Use pre-cut jelly rolls, fat quarters, and more to add fresh, new style to your home. Enjoy the simple things in life-with colors and patterns that your whole family will love.

By Elizabeth Hartman
(Stash Books, $24.95, ISBN: 1607050080)

From the Publisher:

Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this new “go-to” book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they’ll be proud to call their own.

By Kajsa Wikman
(Stash Books, $22.95, ISBN: 1607050072)

From the Publisher:

“The first flowers of spring, the smell of the sea, the warm colors of the maple leaves…” inspire Kajsa to stitch, sew, and share. Each season is a new beginning and a great reason to take on a new project. Her bright, colorful designs are sure to make you smile.

By Emily Cier
(C&T Publishing, $16.95, ISBN: 1571209603)

From the Publisher:

Here’s music for your ears! New settings and fresh fabric combinations for all your favorites-Log Cabin, Nine-Patch, Irish Chain, Flying Geese, Pinwheel, and more. You’ll love these quilt designs made with fresh, fun fabrics for any home.

By Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr
(C&T Publishing, $29.95, ISBN: 1607050153)

From the Publisher:

You’ll love the dramatic results you get with this modern approach to quiltmaking. Popular author/designer team of Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr present their design and construction methods with 10 projects, then show you how to transform their ideas into quilts that truly express who you are.

(C&T Publishing, $12.95)

Transfer your imagination into art with TAP, a premium-quality transfer paper that allows you to transfer images to virtually any surface with the heat of an iron. Have more fun with fabric, paper, wood, glass, metal, and more!

(C&T Publishing, $5.95)

Metalized mylar is layered between polyester fleece to create a high-quality barrier that reflects heat or cold. This special combination of materials is very flexible and easy to sew through. Once you have sewn it into your project, you can machine wash and tumble dry with no bunching! A handy 3/4-yard cut is enough for a large lunch bag or several potholders.

Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots

By Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke
(STC Craft, $27.50, ISBN: 978-1-584-79880-4)

From the Publisher:

By nature, quilters are fascinated by fabric, color, and pattern. And Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty have been feeding that fascination ever since the publication of their first book, Material Obsession (STC Craft, 2009). In Material Obsession 2, the popular team presents more than 20 new quilts in their trademark style, combining fresh, modern fabrics with traditional designs. The quilts were created in pairs: that is, the two quilters started with the same concept, then worked independently, producing completely different, equally beautiful results. Patterns range from easy to advanced, with a comprehensive technique section so quilters of all levels can join the fun.

Crafting a Meaningful Home: 27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage

By Meg Mateo Ilasco
(STC Craft, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-584-79867-5)

From the Publisher:

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters.

Koji DIY Kit, a “Wee Wonderfuls” Project

By Hillary Lang, STC Craft

From the Publisher:

Welcome to the world of Wee Wonderfuls. This kit includes everything you’ll need to make Koji, a fiercely cute spiked softie monster, from Hillary Lang’s new Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love.

By Krystina Castella
(Storey Publishing, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-576-6)

From the Publisher:

Tour the world of cake! Cakes are at the center of life’s celebrations, big and small, in every corner of the globe. A bite-size lamington is a treat with tea in Australia. In Africa, golden fritters bursting with sweet fruit are popular street snacks. Honey cakes celebrate new beginnings in Jewish tradition, and peach buns are a symbol of longevity in Taiwan. Fruitcakes, from Germany’s stollen to Italy’s panettone, are popular Christmas fare. This delectable cookbook offers more than 150 irresistible recipes accompanied by mouthwatering photographs, ideas for delicious variations, and fascinating historical and cultural facts. This is a must-have for anyone who loves making (or eating!) cake.

By Sharon Bowers
(Storey Publishing, $14.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-548-3)

From the Publisher:

Build a candy fantasy! Sharon Bowers shows you how to use ordinary store-bought candy and cookies as the raw material for a brand-new kind of crafting. Top a sheet cake with a crushed-cookie racetrack, tiny candy cars, and a candy pit crew—and watch the delight on your birthday boy’s face. Set out fudge-striped cookies and peanut butter cups to keep small family members busy making pilgrim hats on Thanksgiving Day. Spend a rainy afternoon with your kids, making a pirate ship complete with little pirates made of licorice and candy corn. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions for making dozens of things children love, including spaceships, butterflies, a fairy-tale castle, a dump truck, planes, Egyptian pyramids, aliens, a steam train, Christmas trees, Easter eggs, and much more — all crafted with candy. The sweet possibilities are endless!

By Marlene Hurley Marshall
(Storey Publishing, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-552-0)

From the Publisher:

From a lakeside cabin to a hilltop farmhouse, from an urban brownstone to a suburban ranch — any house can be beautified with decorative pieces crafted from found bits of the woodland landscape, such as pine cones, moss, bark, twigs, and river rocks. Artist and author Marlene Hurley Marshall shows you how to use responsibly collected materials to create stylish wreaths, frames, furniture, collages, potpourri, birdhouses, garden pots, and much more. Featuring luscious photography by Sabine Vollmer von Falken,Woodland Style gives you the inspiration and instruction you need to enjoy the peace and beauty of the woods and meadows in your own home.

By Lexie Barnes
(Storey Publishing, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-092-1)
Your bag, your way! Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to create customized bags using fabrics that you love, pockets where you need them, straps that feel good on your shoulder, and dimensions that work for whatever you want to carry. Barnes’s simple instructions make it easy and fun to sew totes, messenger bags, drawstring sacks, handbags, and much more–exactly what you want, exactly the way you want it.

ByAmie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
(Storey Publishing, $16.95, ISBN: 9978-1-60342-578-0)

From the Publisher:

Authors Amie Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a children’s sewing camp that delights kids and parents every year. Now, they have put their experience to work in creating this lively, how-to-sew book for ages five and up. Featuring 21 inspired projects, Sewing School shows kids how to create fabric masterpieces with minimal supervision. All projects have been kid-tested, and most can be made using simple hand stitches—no sewing machine required. Projects include pillows, dolls, blankets, wallets, totes, coasters, pot holders, sleep masks, mats, and more; each project features step-by-step instructions written at a second-grade comprehension level, a close-up photo of every step, and a photo of the finished project. The book also includes full-sized cut-out patterns in a front pocket. Sewing School will have your kids in stitches!

By Judit Durant
(Storey Publishing, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-579-7)

From the Publisher:

Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant has selected 101 original patterns for items that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn—adorable baby clothes, warm mittens and hats, beautiful scarves, original jewelry, bags, cozies—even a dog sweater and a lampshade! Contributed by yarn shops and designers throughout North America, the patterns are fetching and fun to knit. Some knit up in less than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several make heirloom-worthy gifts.

By KJoel Dewberry
(F & W Media, $27.99, ISBN: 0896899241)

From the Publisher:

Create a unique style for your life, whether you’re at work or play! Joel Dewberry balances modern fabric designs and fresh color palettes with an eclectic mix of elements to achieve a memorable and comfortable environment injected with personality.Whether you’re a crafter, sewer, quilter or style seeker you’ll love the distinctive looks with simple how-to fabric projects and loads of inspiration. In the end, if you’re interested in delivering a fresh approach to styling your life that is accessible and easily accomplished, then Sewn Spaces is for you.

Stitch by Stitch

By Deborah Moebes
(F&W Media, $27.99, ISBN: 1440211612)

From the Publisher:

So, you love all that gorgeous designer fabric and you really want to make something with it. Or maybe you’ve taught yourself a little sewing know-how but have become frustrated. Whatever your background, Stitch by Stitch guides you through everything you need to know to start sewing and make it to the varsity level.

Inside Stitch by Stitch, you’ll learn essential sewing skills—everything from basic stitching and backtacking to creating gathers, making darts and using multi-sized patterns—while completing appealing projects. In the book’s unique format, skills and projects build upon each other so that you get instant gratification and motivation to progress.

By Mary Abreu
(Stash Books, $25.95, ISBN: 1607051885)

From the Publisher:

With 23 projects in sizes 2-6, you can create a closet full of clothes for any little girl in your life. Everything you need to learn is here, from the basic sewing to the stylish finishing. It’s all about handmade!

By Whipup.net

From the Publisher:
Support Whipup by purchasing the third annual Whipup.net calendar. Featuring 12 beautiful crafty images from 12 amazing makers.

Print any or all of the three printable ebook formats (vertical a4/letter, horizontal a4/letter and vertical 2 printed to a page a4/letter) or purchase the already beautifully printed hard copy from Redbubble.

Print as many whipup 2011 calendars as you like to give for last minute presents and budget gifts. These also are fabulous to hang in your kitchen, craft room or office.

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312 Responses to Handmade Holidays IV Prize List (Part One)

  1. Kayla says:

    “Woodland Style” seems like exactly something I would love to do! I already love picking up pieces of wood that look interesting and saving them in the interest that I will think of something cute to do with them!

  2. Btrflywmn says:

    great ideas

  3. michele says:

    these are great! – so many ideas – need more time to make them all!

  4. yvonne says:

    What a great start to the holidays! Many thanks for everyone’s generousity.

  5. ooo I can see some books going on my christmas list – I am a self taught sewer, so I don’t know much more than easy hems and the like – but this year I took my skills to a whole new level by making my son a sock monkey costume for Halloween free hand! I was super pleased with myself and now have some confidence to move on to bigger things! thanks for first compiling this list and second for giving them away! fingers crossed 🙂

  6. Kim O says:

    So fantastic! Thank you for the chance!

  7. Margo says:

    Amazing book giveaways – I’m starting my wishlist right now!

  8. cate says:

    oh i’m so coveting Elizabeth Hartman’s book! i’ve already got Soulemama’s ‘Handmade Home’ and it’s just lovely, i definately recomend it.

  9. Cherie says:

    Maybe…I can win one of these fabulous prizes! Here’s hoping!

  10. Bradie says:

    Homemade gifts are my favorite kind! I have already started crafting for Christmas. I can only imagine the treasures in these books!

  11. Jocelyn says:

    What an amazing list of prizes!

  12. Samantha says:

    Would love to win any one of these fantastic books and are also great ideas for Xmas gifts to some of my crafty friends. Thanks Sew Mama for continuing to inspire all of us!

  13. Samantha says:

    It was great to see the list of winners so far. Congrats to all who won! Just finished the reusable snack bag tutorial. Cant wait to try one of the lunch bag tutorials, they are great ideas for work.

  14. Jeanne says:

    Sew many ideas and oh sew little time! Pardon the pun, but I am already on overwhelm…and the holidays are breathing down my neck!

  15. Carol says:

    Wow!! This is a give away that is sure to please EVERY crafter. Hope I win!! lol

  16. Kalie says:

    I want these, so much to do, so little time.

  17. Debra says:

    Fingers crossed! Right behind working with my hands is enjoying books.

  18. Logan says:

    I’d love these books! I’m a beginner sewer, so these would be great!

  19. These books are just great!!
    This is a fantastic give-away!

  20. Jennifer says:

    Amazing selection of prizes! I hope I’m a lucky one to win!

  21. Judy Allen says:

    Wonderful resources. Would love to add to my library. Thanks

  22. Samantha says:

    Congratulations Beth! What a sweet photo of your baby girl!

  23. Samantha says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I am just starting to plan my xmas craft and gift giving and one of these books would help the creativity flow.

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  25. Samantha says:

    I cant wait to find out the winners for all of these amazing book prizes! Crossing my fingers

  26. Samantha says:

    I still havent filled my newest bookshelves that will likely go in my new craft/sewing room. I love to check out the Sew Mama blog frequently and the newly posted tutorials for fun gift ideas. Thanks!

  27. Oh my,just the covers are inspiring. Thank you for sharing these!! I would love to win.

  28. Rebecca says:

    Great prizes!

  29. janie ! says:

    it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas !

  30. Shannon Beckstead says:

    So Many Great Books!! I’m drooling! Hoping you send one my way!

  31. Jessica h says:

    great choices!

  32. Andrea Ryan says:

    soo many projects…soo little time

  33. Jeanne Durocher says:

    I’m speechless! This is wonderful. :^)

  34. Katy says:

    So many amazing books! I am definitely going to ask hubby for a few for Christmas!

  35. Jennifer M says:

    OOO!I am wanting to learn to quilt and stitch and do the stencils… And ya’ll have all these books to learn from! How amazing is that?! A bunch of these books will definitely be on my Christmas wish list. 🙂

  36. jkeall says:

    Sooo many awesome prizes!! I’ve been counting down the days til the new Holiday gift list came out…yippee!!!

  37. Andrea Ryan says:

    I’m a beginner but find soo much inspiration from your site

  38. Karen says:

    What a great selection of inspiration!

  39. WYO Di says:

    Wow, what a bevy of treasures you are so kind to share! Anyone of them would be a hit in my little creative studio!

  40. Chacoy says:

    I see a lot of books that I am going to put on my list this year!

  41. Penny Dominici says:

    I can’t believe the beautiful books you have listed. So many ideas, so little time.

  42. Susan Spiers says:

    WOW! What wonderful books! Would be proud to have any of them!

  43. Veronica says:

    What great prizes! Any one of them would be great.

  44. Connie says:

    Such pretty books — would be nice to have any one of them.

  45. Betty Rollins says:

    Hope I get pick!

  46. naomi says:

    oh…..pick me!!!!

  47. Laurie Star says:

    Wow! How exciting! Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. Carolyn Windley says:

    I love that thier are so many great books on repurposing. Such a great idea. I am a multi-tasker (aren’t all moms??) and I love mutli-tasking/ multi purpose items. The repurposing movement has really helped my creativity grow and that helps my multi tasking lifestyle to grow. THANK YOU for sharing these with us.

  49. Kelly says:

    Wonderful prize!

  50. Samantha says:

    I am looking forward to clearing out the spare bedroom in my house in order to create a sewing/craft room. Moving all my supplies from my bedroom floor to an organized arrangment in the new space will be fantastic. I’d love to display some new books ; )

  51. wendy says:

    What an amazing list of prizes! So much inspiration!

  52. Amy says:

    I have just started sewing and Stitch by Stitch would be a great addition to a collection!

  53. Andrea Ryan says:

    great stuff

  54. Maureen says:

    Great prizes. All of the books are exciting.

  55. Jessica says:

    Wonderful books!!!

  56. Patty says:

    What an amazing list of goodies! How to choose just one?!

  57. Norita says:

    Como me gustaria ganar!!!!!! Amo todos estos libros y proyectos!!!!=)

  58. Whitney says:

    Wow! 🙂 I want them all!!!! I’m going to email this list to my husband right now, haha!

  59. Tara says:

    would love to win! not sure if this is the right place to enter?

  60. Paige says:

    Wow, this is exciting

  61. Andrea Ryan says:

    Looks like exciting stuff…

  62. daniela says:

    this all looks so great, wow

  63. Gali says:

    looks great. hope to win.

  64. Marcia W. says:

    These are great books and prizes. I hope to see some great tutorials on handmade presents. Thanks.

  65. Emma says:

    Wow soooo many books!

  66. Jessica says:

    Awesome giveaway!!!

  67. Audrey says:

    I’m ready to get my creativity sparked!

  68. Kathy says:

    Remarkable selection of books… makes me want to get off the computer and start sewing!

  69. Such an awesome lot of prizes!

  70. Deborah says:

    I’ll just forward this link along with the part two link to Santa.

  71. Angela says:

    Everything looks wonderful! I could learn SO MUCH!

  72. Samantha says:

    I am currently working on the “Little Pink House” felt applique project and excited to see how it turns out. Thank you for such an amazing resource for sewing and craft tutorials and giveaways! What a delight it would be to win one of the fabulous books on the list <3

  73. Sara says:

    So much inspiration – I can hardly stand it! 🙂

  74. Caroline says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway!

  75. Wow! Such great prizes. That is amazing!

  76. Erinn says:

    I’m so excited for handmade holidays! I would love to win any of these books!

  77. Sonja Greene says:

    What an amazing list of prizes! Thanks for hosting the give away!

  78. Holly Walsh says:

    Awesome, I’d love any of those – except maybe the Cake one … that’s too dangerous!! 🙂

  79. JDMcC says:

    Amazing books and ideas. Can’t wait to get started.

  80. Jennifer says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the library list of “things to buy”

  81. Dawn says:

    Wow this is a great list of wonderful books. What great holiday gifts they will make for someone.

  82. Emillie says:

    Looking forward to a great month of giveaways!!

  83. DEBBI says:

    i love so many of them. wonderful prizes

  84. Tierney Barden says:

    I definitely need more shelf space!

  85. sarah says:

    Looking for my prize :). These are all wonderful prizes.

  86. Andrea Ryan says:

    Cute looking projects

  87. Vicki says:

    Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

  88. Seanna Lea says:

    More fabulous books!

    I’m such a novice sewer that I should ask my hubby for Sew School for the holidays!

  89. Lisa says:

    WOW – this is too cool. I always get such great ideas from this blog – and now the chance to win a great book!
    Thanks 🙂

  90. Jessica C says:

    This prize list is a mile long! And so many of the books are on my wish list.

  91. Sue says:

    I have looked at both lists of books and I think this is great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  92. Vikki says:

    Thank you so much. What a treasure of prizes.

  93. Virginia says:

    ohhh! Pick me! It’s like an early Christmas today!

  94. jes says:

    wow! so many of these books are m\on my wish list!

  95. Kathy G. says:

    Amazing selection of crafty book goodness!

  96. Penney says:

    Wow! Such a diverse collection of great books! Thank you for sharing.

  97. Anna says:

    Wow! These books look great!

  98. lucy says:

    it is so incredibly exciting to know about all these new books! ! !

  99. Charlotte says:

    A big variety to cover many interests. Thank you for the giveaway.

  100. Aniza says:

    what a wonderful list of creative books of inspirations….and Pt.II…I can’t wait!

  101. Penny says:

    Wow!! Great books..would love to win any!

  102. Peggyann says:

    lots of good winter reading here, hope I win something.

  103. Janice says:

    It would be wonderful to have one of each…..dreaming really BIG!!! Ha!

  104. Laurel says:

    Wonderful! Looking forward to another Handmade Holidays.

  105. Anna says:

    Goodness!! What a massive list of fantastic prizes! And only part 1!! I wonder what’s on part 2?

  106. Meike says:

    OH my..**speechles..

  107. Sona says:

    That’s awesome!!!

  108. knitsewreadlove says:

    Pretty much, I think I need to just copy this list and hand it out as my Christmas wish list!

  109. Cameron H. says:

    What a terrific list of books! I’d love to win any of them.

  110. Kati Falzone says:

    Holy Cow look at all the awesome craft books! I can’t believe how many of them I don’t have. I thought I’d bought them all!

  111. Loni Harris says:

    i would love to own any of these books!

  112. Katie B says:

    Good grief! What a list!

  113. ~Helena~ says:

    WOW! This is going to be fun.

  114. SofiAlgarvia says:

    Uau!!! Great prizes that you have for us!

  115. Cass says:

    Wow! What an amazing prize list! 🙂

  116. sarah says:

    Wow!! Love the slection of books.

  117. Lisa says:

    Amazing line-up . . . now that the weather has turned cold, I am in the mood for curling up with some of these! Thanks for the chance to win!

  118. Tracy L says:

    wow, this list is awesome. I have drooled over many of these books before. Would love to own even a few of them.

  119. Lucie says:

    Wow. What an awesome list!

  120. Kristen says:

    so many great prizes! I need more hours in a day

  121. Andrea Ryan says:

    Very excited …can’t wait until November

  122. missd says:

    what an amazing list…cannot wait for tomorrow.

  123. Christine M says:

    Great list of books!

  124. Jes says:

    What a great selection of books! I’m adding some of these to my wish list now!

  125. Toni Coward says:

    amazing – count me in!

  126. Vale says:

    This looks like fun! Can’t wait to see who wins!

  127. Elisha Niven says:

    So amazing, will definitely be entering!!!!

  128. Theresa N. says:

    Thank you sew much! I’d love to have any one of these books in my reference library!

  129. anne k says:

    this is such a great list – a lot of books i will have to add to my wish list. thanks!

  130. Fran Daoust says:

    Great ideas, fun inspiration!

  131. Laurie Anne says:

    WOW! any one of those lovely prizes would be a great addition to my inspiration!

  132. kate C. says:

    This is crazy! Surely there will be enough for every single reader to win something with all these great prizes! wow! Looking forward to the month!

  133. yvonne says:

    This is a true wish list. What a generous giveaway. Thanks for all the time and effort you have put into this project.

  134. Maris Olsen says:

    Love all these prizes – and would love to be a winner!

  135. JDMcC says:

    So many thing I didn’t know I needed! Cannot wait to see what they inspire.

  136. Lizzie F. says:

    I love you.

  137. Anya says:

    They all look beautiful and inspiring!

  138. Kari E says:

    Wow! This list just got added to my Amazon Wish List – it would be amazing to win any one of these great books!

  139. Anessa says:

    This is a wonderful list of books. Thank you for hosting this Handmade Holidays giveaway. So many great inspirational books.

  140. Dani says:

    Wow so many awesome books!!

  141. SheilaC says:

    wOw!!! Amazing list of prizes!! Can’t wait to begin the fun 🙂

    Thank you!


  142. Tina Bonner says:

    I LOVE Handmade Holiday time! You are offering many fabulous prizes this year!

  143. Cheryl says:

    What a great list of prizes!

  144. Sara K. says:

    WOW!! That list is AMAZING!!!

  145. Sandy says:

    Wow! I’ve already reserved some of these at the library just in case I don’t win any of them!

  146. kelli says:

    Oh my, I would seriously LOVE any of these prizes and it’s only half the list!! Thanks once again for being so great!

  147. Beth says:

    Wow!!! I am going to be glued to my computer for the next month! My Christmas “wish list” is growing fast. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  148. Melissa says:

    So many great books!

  149. elizabeth says:

    I’m over halfway done with my holiday projects…I probably shouldn’t even look here! As if I need more project ideas!

  150. Kate says:

    Each book is so inspirational! I would have fun exploring any number of them!

  151. Lynn Hey says:

    WOW! Wonderful list of books/prizes! I put several on my wish list, and others for gifts to family and friends.

  152. Addie says:

    Quite a few of these books are on my wish list!

  153. Char says:

    Oh please, pick me! Love these!

  154. Cherri says:

    These books all look so amazing!

  155. Sara says:

    Yikes—-I want them all darn it:)

  156. Alisa says:

    What incredible books. The cover of “Creative Paper Cutting” is stunning. All the cover art is amazing. Thank you for putting such a lovely collection together.

  157. Greta says:

    Wowzers!! So many amazing books!! You guys always find the coolest stuff out there! Thanks!! 🙂

  158. Melissa H. says:

    Very excited about all these wonderful prizes! I hope, I hope, I hope……to win. :o)

  159. Rochelle says:

    So excited for November! I’ll have to take my laptop on vacation so I don’t miss a single post!!

  160. Gill says:

    So many great books!
    I’m sure most of them will end up on my wish list!

  161. Tanya Littley says:

    Wow, talk about being excited for homemade for the holidays now!!! I first came across your blog last year around this time and have made many of your projects. Thanks for the great work!

  162. Diana L says:

    So many beautiful books. Sew little time.
    What a treat!

  163. elsa says:

    looks like it’s going to be a fun month here! I’m surprised to find that I have several of the books on the list and love them all!

  164. Mel says:

    This is super exciting! Can’t wait!

  165. Bridget says:

    Would love to add one of these to my stack!

  166. Shira says:

    wow! I want everything here 🙂
    Thanks for all those giveaways!

  167. Melanie P says:

    Wow! A truly divine selection of books! I can’t wait to put them on my Christmas list!

  168. mary posuniak says:

    AwsomePrizes! and More tomorrow! Can’t wait! Hope My name is on one of those!

  169. Larissa says:

    I just found my wish list for the holidays and everyday! Woo hoo! 🙂

  170. Romona says:

    What wonderful prizes!!!! I can’t wait to see all the ideas for Christmas you have this year.

  171. kim says:

    wonderful books, but not for gifts!!! For me!

  172. Kate says:

    What an amazing list of prizes! I loved your Handmade Holidays features last year, and can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with this time.

  173. julie says:

    Amazing! What great Books!

  174. Runa says:

    oh gosh! how cool is that! youve got such lovely stuff to give away man! I hope international readers get a chance too….otherwise all I can do is drool over all the lovely goodies online 🙂

  175. Colette says:

    Oh my what lovely gifts! I seriously want everything listed!!

  176. DebbieKL says:

    So many great craft books – so exciting!

  177. Gina.S says:

    This is my first year for Handmade Holidays and i thought that was a great prize! Now we can win more? Woo Hoo!

  178. allison says:

    I may have to add books to my Christmas list this year!

  179. V Reed says:

    Is it November already? Oh my! I do love Handmade Holidays!!!

  180. Katy Yo says:

    Wow, that’s an amazing amount of stuff you’re giving away! Thanks for your generosity.

  181. Nancy says:

    This is a fabulous giveaway. Your sponsors are truly generous.

  182. Tine says:

    All these books look amazing!!

  183. Joanna says:

    Holy Handmade Holidays, Batman!! There are A TONNN of books and I’d love ANY of them 🙂

  184. Linda Murphy says:

    What great temptations these books are!

  185. Milica says:

    Oohh! I love Handmade Holidays just for all the ideas! Giveaways are icing on the cake! (and I love icing!)

  186. Jessica says:

    What amazing books! I think I want them all… I’ll definitely add a few titles to my holiday wish list!

  187. Shanea says:

    Such wonderful goodies!

  188. just love those books, especially the ones about bags and little girls clothing! things to add to my christmas list!! thanks for all the info!!

  189. Rachaeldaisy says:

    OMG!! What an amazing list of books!! Some I’ve never seen. I’m looking forward to hearing more about them.

  190. Baukje says:

    I cannot believe that all these books are prices to give away. Just gorgeous!!!!!!!

  191. Tammi says:

    I am reto th monthally looking forward to this month!

  192. Stacy says:

    You are amazing to offer so many wonderful goodies to help all of us out in the world. It must feel great to have the reputation you’ve earned by creating a fantastic resource for so many! Thank you and Cheers to You!

  193. Kirsten N says:

    These books look fabulous!!!

  194. Kristy says:

    I LOVE books, craft books especially!

  195. Julie Phillips says:

    What a huge array of cool books!

  196. What a great collection of books! They all look so delicious!

  197. Mindy says:

    Loads of very nice reads! Now I need a sack full of money and a year’s worth of time to read, explore and play!

  198. PeachRainbow says:


  199. julie says:

    wow wow wow! What an incredible list of books. Hope I am a winner:)

  200. Jenny says:

    Wow! This is going to be amazing! So many great books in this list!

  201. D'Lane says:

    WOW! Can’t wait for November 1!

  202. Jo says:

    This is just part one!? Wow!

  203. Penny says:

    WOW! This looks spectacular! I can’t wait! There are actually books in there that I DON”T have! Who’d of thought!

  204. rusty taylor says:

    I am quickly becoming a” sewingbookaholic”. All of the books are so beautiful!!

  205. Mel says:

    Handmade holidays couldn’t some at a better time. This is the extra kick I need to start on the christmas presents and decorations.
    I love all those books! Some I have been coveting for a while and some new ones I’ve never seen before. I am excited, and will definately Blogging about this one!

  206. VickiT says:

    WOW! What an impressive list of goodies already.

  207. Serena says:

    Wow! There’s a great selection here!

  208. Nina Stokes says:

    Wonderful books; like fabrics, a girl can’t have too many!

  209. Betty Rollins says:

    Oh my!!! They are all really great but some of them are really, really great!!

  210. Ana V says:

    Wow! Those are some amazing prizes!

  211. Bethany says:

    I would love to own each and every one of these books! Great prizes 🙂

  212. Jennifer R says:

    Wow!!! What a reading list! Thanks for all of your prize/giveaways! It is so exciting!

  213. Gwen says:

    Can a gal ever have too many craft books? I think not! They all look fabulous – whether using them for their intended purpose (to make one of their patterns) or to curl up in a big comfy chair and enjoy the pictures ……ahhhhh perfect.

  214. Lisa says:

    WOW that is an amazing list of prizes – especially if it is only half of them. So many great books to check out – so many projects to make! I better get off the computer. 😉

  215. Melanie T says:

    So many of these books are on my Buy Soon List. What a great selection. Thank you so much for the chance.

  216. Vanessa says:

    Lovely to have such a list of books

  217. Ellen Rogers says:

    Lots of fun to be had with these prizes!

  218. abby o says:

    oh.my.goodness. I’m bookmarking this page as my Christmas list.

  219. AP says:

    So many interesting books. So many ideas! A great, diverse selection.

  220. Kelly says:

    I can just use this post as my CHristmas list to give to my husband… thank you for your awesomeness.

  221. Ruth says:

    Unbelievable. All of the things on my wish list…AND more!

  222. Jen says:

    Oh, my goodness! Everything looks amazing!

  223. Mary says:

    Oh, there are so many wonderful books!

  224. Karen says:

    Wow – what a great line up!!!

  225. nopinkhere says:

    So many of these are already on my wishlist! But now I have some new ones to check out!

  226. Hilary says:

    That is quite an impressive list. Plus I’ve just updated my christmas book list witha few craft books I haven’t seen yet.

  227. Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to the rest of the list and to a handmade holiday!

  228. Oh my goodness…I want to read all of them!

  229. Emilee says:

    These books all look amazing.

  230. Gloria says:

    Too many good reads! I might faint!

  231. Shannon F. says:

    Can’t wait!

  232. Wow! What a generous offering. I just put several of these on my Amazon Wishlist.

  233. Addy says:

    Wow! Great lineup of prizes!

  234. Beth says:

    Um, I’ll take one of each please! 🙂

    Great assortment – thanks for the opportunities!!

  235. Kelly B. says:

    Me oh my! Those are some great prizes!

  236. Nicole in VT says:

    Wonderful prizes!! I also look forward to the Handmade Holidays every year. Thanks so much for doing them!! 🙂

  237. Debbie says:

    wow, this a fabulous list of prizes. hope to be lucky!!

  238. Emily S says:

    Love handmade holidays! Great tutorials and awesome prizes!

  239. Steph W says:

    Thank you to the generous donors!

  240. Alison says:

    Love your Handmade Holidays feature. It is eagerly awaited each year. Some of these books are now added to my wishlist

  241. Java Jane says:

    Awesome! But will there be a Sew Mama Sew Handmade Holidays book in the future??

  242. Kati says:

    Can’t wait to enter!!! Lots of great items!!!!

  243. Patty says:

    Wow, there are so many books that I would love to have. What a great way to prepare for Christmas!

  244. mamabird says:

    Just looking at these books gives me great ideas for gifts!

  245. Munaiba says:

    What wonderful books!

  246. Debra says:

    Fantastic! This is sn amazing.
    Thank you so much.

  247. Megan says:

    WEll, I can certainly see where my Christmas list is headed!

  248. JJ says:

    My head is spinning – too many lovely books to put on my wish list :o)

  249. Sarah says:

    all the books look so inspiring!

  250. Kelly Irene says:

    wow! That is a whole lotta goodness. You all are so nice to us 🙂

  251. Hurray for sewing books (and lifestyle books too!).

  252. Amy C says:

    I don’t think you could compile a more amazing list of books – I’m going to be using it as my Christmas list!!!

  253. Jackie says:

    How exciting!

  254. Kristin says:


  255. Katherine says:

    Can I put ALL of these on my wishlist? I think I want about two-thirds of these books. I am so excited for Handmade Holidays, I can’t stand it. I think it’s the first time I’ve been excited for a Monday.

  256. Deb Cameron says:

    As always SewMamaSew is AWESOME!

  257. Linda says:

    this is awesome!!! All the books are awesome!! I want them.

  258. Jayne says:

    Amy Butler’s bag book and the Linen, Wool, Cotton simple patterns book interest me the most. Since I’m still in my first year subscription to the blog, this was a wonderful early christmas present to myself. Just the thing I needed having recovered from Back to School sewing 😉

  259. Awesome prizes. Can’t wait for the tutorials.

  260. Anna Pfeil says:

    What a great array of books. Very inspiring

  261. Tepary says:

    Ooo, I saw books I didn’t know about, but am glad I do, books I have, books that have been on my wish list for a while. A spectacular assortment.

  262. Pam T. says:

    Oh my, what wonderful books. And, more to come!

  263. Mhairi says:

    Wow I can’t wait to start. Can I get one of each!!! 🙂

  264. Sonja says:

    Awsome prizes, and there is more?

  265. What a great list of books! I’m ready to start my Christmas gift making!

  266. Beth says:

    Wow, what timing! I just started on my first Christmas gift today… now that the Halloween costume is done! Thank you, once again, for a super-generous giveaway!

  267. Debra says:

    Oh my my, what a great giveaway! Looking forward to the handmade Holidays.

  268. Lorrie Orr says:

    Fabulous list of prizes. And I’m so excited to see another round of Handmade Holidays beginning!

  269. Kathy H says:

    These new books look great. Can’t wait to see what there will be tomorrow.

  270. Karen says:

    WOW WOW WOW! All these beautiful books in one spot! I’ll have to put a few on my Christmas list : ).

  271. Carmen says:

    Wow, this is just incredible! Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s list!

  272. delitealex says:

    Great prizes and theres more wow.

  273. Mary Jo says:

    Some of these have been on my wish list for awhile.

  274. Louise says:

    What a great collection of books, will be asking Santa for one or two…. or maybe three!

  275. kelly duke says:

    Wow there were several books on the list that I would love to own.

  276. Jo says:

    Holy moly! I am super excited now!

  277. Andi says:

    Wow! I can’t beleive there is another post coming, what a great list of prizes! Can’t wait for Monday!

  278. Lauree Myler says:

    oh man… you sure know how to give-a-way. nice nice nice. cant wait to see whats in store for us.

  279. Cynthia says:

    I’ll definitely be adding some of these books to my wish list!

  280. Kerri Kowal says:

    Holy Cow! What a great group of prizes. I was wondering if you were doing handmade holidays again this year. Last year SO ROCKED that I couldn’t stop thinking about it! Thanks!

  281. Kristin says:


  282. Rebmara says:

    wow, what a great list of prizes… and there’s more to come?!I’m keeping my fingers crossed

  283. Dagmar Theodore says:

    Each one looks great, wish I could get them all!

  284. Debbie says:

    Wow!, what fabulous prizes. I already have several of those books on my wishlist, and have just found a couple more I *must* add!

  285. Amy says:

    Wow, wow, wow!

  286. Ann says:

    These books are already on my wish list…would love to win one!

  287. Norma says:


  288. Stephanie S says:

    WOW!!!!! What an amazing preview. I can’t believe it’s only 1 part. Looking forward to this year’s holiday posts!

  289. sandra says:

    THIS is CHRISTMAS come EARLY! WOW 2 part this is AWESOMe!!!

  290. Chris Aiton says:

    this is so exciting!!!! November is going to be a super month!

  291. Jilli says:

    Any one of these books would be fabulous… a pre- made shopping list for me 🙂

  292. Suzanne says:

    There are some great reads on this list! How exciting for us!

  293. Chris says:

    My goodness, could I have one of each please?

  294. Stefanie says:

    I love the idea of the one for kids! My daughter really wants to learn how to sew!

  295. Sarah J says:

    Amazing prizes… and this is only part 1!

  296. Susanne says:

    This list is GREAT!!

  297. Marg says:

    That is an amazing prize list, so many wonderful books, and there’s more to come. Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow will bring!

  298. Sharon T. says:

    Super excited for the Handmade Holidays! And great giveaway list!

  299. Anita says:

    Wow, can I just copy most of the titles to my amazon wish list? (I already have some of them in my craft library.)

  300. Tammy says:

    Oooh, looks like fun!

  301. WOHOO CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!

  302. Ellen L says:

    Wow I’ll have one of each. What a wonderful selection of prizes. Even if I don’t win the books above are all great ideas for Christmas presents. I’ll keep my fingers crossed

  303. Collette says:

    TWO parts? I kept thinking this list would end and it never did! Holy Giveaways Batman!

  304. Liz Deck says:

    Just seeing all these lovely books gets me excited to make a hand made SOMETHING!!!

  305. Linda says:

    Really nice prizes!

  306. Susanne says:

    What a fantastic prize list… fingers crossed that I win something!

  307. Sam says:

    so many lovely books, I have saved many on my Christmas wish list. Look forward to seeing tomorrow’s!

  308. Natalie VV says:

    It’s that time of year AGAIN?!
    Oh. Gosh.
    How can I be behind, before it’s even begun!
    Maybe it’s because you all never fail to post
    loads and loads of wonderful, irresistible ideas!

  309. Lovely, lovely books..just right for the holidays.

  310. Andreia says:

    wow!!! This is fabulous!!! I would like to have some of these books! Certainly I’ll put them in my wishlist! In the meantime I’ll try my chance towin one of them…I’ll come back tomorrow, and the day after, every day…for sure! Thanks!!!

  311. Genevieve says:

    Oh my! What a delectable assortment of goodies!


  312. Ramona says:

    Wow! What a wonderful list of prizes and this is only the first half. Can’t wait to see the second half.

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