Thanks for your enthusiasm for Handmade Holidays! We read each and every comment, and we love your feedback about the tutorials, recipes, printables and the PRIZES! This year you can win a wonderful selection of craft books, fabric and more. The prizes below are not for the full month of Handmade Holidays; these are for the second week only! Comment each day to win, and then add a few to your holiday wish list! We’ll announce Week #1 winners later today.

Thank you to all of the publishers who generously contributed to our Handmade Holidays giveaways: Running Press, C&T Publishing, Tuttle Publishing, Cedar Fort Publishing, Shambhala Publications and Roost Books, STC Craft, Random House and Potter Craft, Cooperative Press, Chronicle Books, Lark Crafts, Storey Publishing, Interweave and Martingale.

Thanks, too, to the shop owners and designers for their generosity! Visit and shop at The Fabric Fairy, Swoon Patterns, Sew Modern Online, Melly Sews, Tactile Fabrics, Warp & Weft, Aurifil, Fashionable Fabrics, Rebecca Mae Designs and Charmed Liebling. Have fun!

Win a $25 gift certificate to Sew Modern! Sew Modern is a hip fabric and sewing haven for all your modern stitchy needs, including fabrics, embroidery supplies, books, classes and more!

Win three beautiful Charmed Liebling patterns, winner’s choice! All of the Charmed Liebling bag, wallet, messenger and laptop bag designs are PDF patterns (and include permission to sell your finished products).

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends: More Handmade Projects for the Home
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

The latest book from the Mollie Makes team takes its inspiration from woodland creatures. Ten of our favorite crafty contributors have put together over 18 exclusive projects featuring crafty foxes, cute and cuddly mice, wise old owls and any other forest-dweller you can imagine! There are ideas for home accessories, toys, gifts and cards, covering a wide range of techniques including sewing, crochet, embroidery, papercrafts and more. Whether you are a knitter or a felter, or fancy trying out some crochet, stitching or paper-cutting for the first time, there is something in here for you. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step photography and stylish photography, with hints and tips direct from the makers. So dig out your very best vintage fabrics, most colorful yarns and threads, clear the kitchen table and prepare to be inspired.

Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year
(US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Chronicle Books

From autumn’s bursts of orange and red to spring’s lush greens, summer’s long-lasting golden light and winter’s cool whites and grays, the changing seasons provide endless artistic inspiration. In Sewing for All Seasons, author Susan Beal offers 24 beautiful projects imbued with the spirit of each season. Home sewists will enjoy stitching a cozy patchwork throw for autumn, a bright gardening apron to welcome spring, a colorful picnic quilt for summer and soft woolen slippers for those chilly winter nights. With how-to illustrations, helpful templates and patterns, tons of color and eye-catching photography, this book will leap off shelves and inspire crafters all year long.

Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
(US Winners Only)

Author: Nicole Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks– one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for sewists at every level, including beginners.

Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners
(US Winners Only)

Author: Katie Lewis
Publisher: Cedar Fort

Unleash your creativity and become the successful do-it-yourself sewer you’ve always wanted to be! Using the tips, techniques, and 30 assorted sewing projects in this guide, you’ll be able to create custom household items and gifts in no time. From baby bibs and tote bags to Christmas decorations and children’s toys, every project in this book will build your sewing skills while adding a tasteful handmade touch to your home.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits Magazine 2013
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

From the editors of the popular special issue Jane Austen Knits comes a brand new literary inspired magazine that will take you into a magical world of knitting. Enter a world filled with transformative knits, empowering mythology and classic garments in this collection of 30+ knitting patterns inspired by the beloved characters, stories and worlds of J.K. Rowling’s popular novels.

Woolbuddies: 20 Irresistibly Simple Needle Felting Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jackie Huang
Publisher: Chronicle Books

You can see how cute these woolbuddies are. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to make them! Tired of searching for special toys that weren’t mass-produced, former Lucasfilm animator Jackie Huang created the beloved Woolbuddy, a collection of all-natural stuffed animals that reflect his unique imaginative vision. He went on to capture fans at craft fairs, Comic-Con and specialty boutiques. Here Huang teaches readers, using just some wool and a needle, how to needle felt a wide-eyed owl, a toothy shark, a fuzzy sheep, a towering giraffe and more. With step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to photographs, crafters can create clutchable keepsakes to be instantly enjoyed and forever cherished.

Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year
(US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Chronicle Books

From autumn’s bursts of orange and red to spring’s lush greens, summer’s long-lasting golden light and winter’s cool whites and grays, the changing seasons provide endless artistic inspiration. In Sewing for All Seasons, author Susan Beal offers 24 beautiful projects imbued with the spirit of each season. Home sewists will enjoy stitching a cozy patchwork throw for autumn, a bright gardening apron to welcome spring, a colorful picnic quilt for summer and soft woolen slippers for those chilly winter nights. With how-to illustrations, helpful templates and patterns, tons of color and eye-catching photography, this book will leap off shelves and inspire crafters all year long.

Win a $25 gift certificate to Fashionable Fabrics! Fashionable Fabrics is a unique fashion fabric boutique for all of your designer fashion fabric needs.

Sewing School 2
(US Winners Only)

Authors: Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
Publisher: Storey Publishing

For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! With Sewing School 2, children ages 7 and up can make 20 creative projects as they develop their machine sewing skills. With plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions written in kid-friendly language, young sewists can work independently and at their own pace. While creating projects that range from a secret message pillow and a water bottle holder to wall pockets, a zippy pouch, and even a fabric guitar and microphone, beginners will learn how to thread a sewing machine, how to use different fabrics and patterns, and why and when to use a particular stitch. “Make It Yours” suggestions offer ways for kids to personalize their projects, resulting in unique items that will be loved and treasured for years to come.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this book gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for 26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops— pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today’s carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style.

Win a $50 gift certificate to Martingale where you can choose from the latest quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet titles!

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Are you a do-it-yourselfer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the book you’ve been waiting for— all new simple and timeless creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, popular Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 easy-to-sew flexible patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply, by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide in transforming fabric to fabulous.

Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

Explore a new approach to knitting. Create and shape garments with joined motifs for outside-the-box knitting! Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of nontraditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs and various geometric knitted shapes to create inventive and dimensional knitted fabrics. Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative knit stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down and side-to-side construction. Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns, how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment, and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!

1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Ellen Luckett Baker
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this follow-up to 1, 2, 3 Sew, expert seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker shares her fun building-block approach to quilting. Organized by quilting shapes— squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers, stars and diamonds— this easy-to-follow guide provides a simple way to master the elements of quilt design. Twenty-four projects progress in difficulty, allowing readers to develop technical skills as they work through the book. From the minimal Argyle Apron to the stylish Hexagon Handbag and more intricate Star Quilt, these modern, bright designs will appeal to beginning and intermediate quilters alike.

Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures: 20 Bookbinding Projects for Explorers, Travelers, and Nature Lovers
(US Winners Only)

Author: Erin Zamrzla
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Handmade books are the perfect way to take note of those things that ignite your creativity and inspire adventures. These twenty simple projects are meant to be used while out and about—from a canvas-covered camping songbook to a waterproof book perfect for the beach, these books are designed with adventure in mind. Traditional Japanese bookbinding techniques meet contemporary style in this unique collection of projects; the clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos make this the perfect book for beginners and experienced binders alike.

Crochet at Play: Fun Hats, Scarves, Clothes, and Toys for Kids to Enjoy
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kat Goldin
Publisher: Running Press

Projects ranging from one-of-a-kind hats, blankets, and cardigans to mermaid-tail sleeping bags, hedgehog mittens, ballet slippers and toys for the play room make this an irresistible collection of crochet projects to make for babies and toddlers. The book is organized into four chapters for: Head and Shoulders (capelets, wizard hats); Fingers, Knees, and Toes (ballet slippers, hedgehog mittens); Whole Self (silver birch tunic, wolf cardigan); Play Room (star rug, sleepy octopus pillow). Photography of the 30 projects modeled on adorable tots throughout make the book truly precious. Suitable for crocheters of all abilities, Crochet at Play is a must-have for crafty parents, grandparents, and aunts.

Win a 10 spool thread collection by Alison Glass from Aurifil, part of their wide variety of quality thread collections!

Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand
(US Winners Only)

Author: Rebecca Thuss, Patrick Farrell
Publisher: Potter Craft

Make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets and sophisticated floral centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Paper to Petal walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion. Design experts Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell inspire you to get creative with their time-tested techniques. Customize every petal, leaf or stem to go dramatic or delicate; mimic nature or fashion your blossoms in any color you can imagine to make something uniquely personal. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to produce these gorgeous flower projects. These exquisite blooms never wilt, are always in style, and are endlessly fun to create, share and give to everyone you love.

Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques
(US Winners Only)

Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: STC Craft

Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch’s progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950s sewing book Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (a Julie & Julia–esque experiment for the modern sewist). It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image and gender. An extension of the blog, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a hardworking reference title packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization, as well as an inimitable pattern collection featuring 25 wardrobe essentials and variations inspired by vintage fashion and Gertie’s spirited, modern style.

Elizabeth’s Patchwork-Quilt Gift Pen
(US Winners Only)

Show off your love of quilting with this beautiful gift-style pen from C&T Publishing. The high-quality ballpoint pen features a gorgeous modern quilt image by Elizabeth Hartman. The refillable black pen comes in a lovely matching gift box that’s perfect for storage.

Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts: 24 Little Quilts to Piece, Stitch, and Love
(International Shipping)

Author: Cathy Gaubert
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Welcome to Pretty in Patchwork, a fresh new series that explores the sweet spot where sewing and quilting come together. Doll quilts are the perfect little package to start the fun: they’re pretty, miniature, and a wonderful canvas for experimentation and skill building. Twenty top online designers, led by Cathy Gaubert, contribute an adorable array of patterns that use appliqué, piecing, embroidery, and more. A brief basics section, photos of vintage doll quilts, and instructions for adorable extras (like matching doll’s clothes), round out this appealing volume.

Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays: 30+ Seasonal Patchwork Projects to Piece, Stitch, and Love
(International Shipping)

Author: John Q. Adams
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Happy patchwork holiday! Celebrate the season with the second in our Pretty in Patchwork series. It’s a very merry collection of absolutely adorable projects from the popular “Quilt Dad” blogger and friends, including pieced polar bear and penguin pillows, a too-cute pillowcase and matching hedgehog stuffy, stockings, ornaments, tree skirts and more. Of course, there are assorted quilts of all sizes, too. With a robust basics section, color step-by-step illustrations, and color variations throughout, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays will help you deck your halls in style!

Date Keeper—Quilted Masterpieces
(US Winners Only)

Record all the milestones of your life in this beautiful calendar and keep them at your fingertips forever. The Date Keeper perpetual weekly calendar from C&T Publishing helps you remember important birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and special occasions. There’s even room for your family tree. Featuring 60 gorgeous heirloom quilts, this heirloom-quality, spiral-bound album will last a lifetime.

• Makes a lovely keepsake gift.
• Enter dates only once—no need to transfer to a new calendar every year.
• Includes guide to anniversary gifts, plus each month’s birthday gemstones and flowers.

Mollie Makes Feathered Friends: Crochet, Knitting, Sewing, Felting, Papercraft and More
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

This gorgeous new book from the team at Mollie Makes brings together ten designers and makers. Taking their inspiration from the natural world, they have come up with over twenty exclusive projects just for you, based around the ever-popular theme of birds. With ideas for handmade accessories, cards and gifts, this book is perfect for nature-lovers. It is full to bursting of ideas for using cute designs and pretty motifs in your craft projects. Includes a variety of crafts, with full instructions for knitting, crochet, sewing and papercraft projects, as well as ideas on how to turn your junk-shop finds into works of crafty art. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, with hints and tips on personalising your makes, ensuring that everything you create is unique, just like you.

Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond
(International Shipping)

Author: Aimee Ray
Publisher: Lark Crafts

In her first two Doodle Stitching books, Aimee Ray proved that doodling isn’t just for paper anymore! Now she brings her irresistible art to a variety of embroidery techniques in a timeless resource for anyone with a needle and thread. Appealing to stitchers of all levels, the beautiful decorative stitches and techniques here include stumpwork, appliqué, Shisha, cutwork and Sashiko. They’re all presented in Ray’s fresh, accessible and whimsical style, with more than 20 fun projects and extra motifs so readers can personalize their creations.

Stitched Blooms
(International Shipping)

Author: Carina Envoldsen-Harris
Publisher: Lark Crafts

One part project book and one part resource guide, Stitched Blooms will be the go-to collection of floral embroidery motifs for today’s stitchers and crafters. Its 300 designs run the gamut from classic flowers to folk-art leaves and borders, and the accompanying CD offers yet more possibilities! Use them on the 20 featured projects, including a blouse, Swedish stuffed horse toy, cute girl’s skirt and more.

Fresh Designs Kids
(International Shipping)

Publisher: Cooperative Press

Fresh Designs is a series of pattern books by emerging fiber arts designers from all over the world. In addition to KIDS, look for MITTENS & GLOVES, SHAWLS, SCARVES, SWEATERS, MEN, HATS, BAGS, TOYS and HOME, all either available now or coming soon from Cooperative Press.