We have a whole new set of great prizes for you to win in our third week of Handmade Holidays! Find out what you should put on your holiday wish list!… Remember, the prizes below are not for the full month of Handmade Holidays; these are for the third week only! Comment each day to win.

Thank you to all of the generous publishers who contribute to our Handmade Holidays giveaways and ship the books right to your doorstep: 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, also, to the shop owners and designers for their generosity! Visit and shop at Studio CherieThe Fabric Fairy, Swoon Patterns, Sew Modern Online, Melly Sews, Tactile Fabrics, Warp & Weft, Aurifil, Fashionable Fabrics, Rebecca Mae Designs and Charmed Liebling. Have fun!

Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love
(US Winners Only)

Author: Hillary Lang
Publisher: STC Craft

Super cute! Darling! How adorable is that?!
Welcome to the world of Wee Wonderfuls. In this charming collection, acclaimed toymaker and popular blogger Hillary Lang presents a captivating gang of 24 huggable, lovable creatures to sew—from classics like Margot, a topsy-turvy doll, and the button-jointed teddy bear Bjorn Bjornson, to irresistible Evelyn, a wool felt inchworm decked out in mod glasses and a kerchief, and Koji, a fiercely cute spiked softie monster. There’s something for everyone here—from kids to grown-ups and from beginning sewers to advanced dollmakers. Each pattern includes clear illustrations and pattern templates to ensure perfect results.

Pam’s Colorific-Quilt Gift Pen
(US Winners Only)

Write it out in style! Show off your love of quilting with this beautiful gift-style pen from C&T Publishing. High-quality ballpoint pen features a gorgeous traditional quilt image by Pam Goecke Dinndorf. Refillable black pen comes in a lovely matching gift box that’s perfect for storage.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
(US Winners Only)

Author: Barbara Parry
Publisher: Roost Books

Barbara Parry’s Springdelle Farm revolves around the sheep, llamas and goats that contribute to her signature farm yarns. Follow Barbara through a year on the farm— from lambing and caring for her flock to shearing and preparing fiber for yarn— and get an insider’s view of life on a fiber farm, all told through the eyes of a veteran shepherdess and textile artisan. Along the way, discover techniques for spinning and dyeing natural fibers and patterns from top knitwear designers.

Mollie Makes Crochet: 20+ Cute Projects for the Home Plus Handy Tips and Tricks
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Crochet is big fashion news, and is becoming more and more popular among young crafters. This adorable new book from the team behind Mollie Makes is all one needs to learn how to crochet. Aimed at complete beginners, it’s also perfect for those who have completed their first projects and are looking to move on. A selection of more than 20 contemporary projects from an international range of crochet experts offers a variety of projects. Some are quick and easy, others are more time and labor-intensive but well worth the effort. A section at the back of the book clearly explains the basics of crochet with step-by-step illustrations. The book includes ideas for using crocheted pieces around the home: as accessories in themselves and to embellish existing items as trims and more. Projects include blankets and afghans; cushions; kitchen items such as placemats, crochet-trimmed napkins, potholders, and coasters; and toys and gifts.

Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go
(International Shipping)

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Why make an ordinary stuffed toy when you can sew irresistible creations that flip, zip, snap, stack and move? Filled with wit, humor and inventiveness, these delightful interactive playthings sometimes literally turn your expectations inside out. Page after page of clever projects include a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, a vampire who becomes a bat, and ordinary dolls that transform into superheroes! Or stitch a pretty bird that perches on your shoulder, bunnies that bounce, a car with spinning wheels and other amazing toys.

Stuffed Animals
(International Shipping)

Author: Abigail Patner Glassenberg
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Are you ready for a soft toy book that goes beyond the basics? Here, for the first time in decades, is a comprehensive reference that shows how to sew heirloom-quality stuffed animals, including a classic Teddy bear. Each of the 16 projects contains two-to-five lessons that teach such skills as needle sculpting, designing “cupped” ears, and making muzzles, snouts and beaks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Win a Cinch Backpack in Turquoise Bicycles Linen Fabric from Studio Cherie, your source for sewing patterns and travel bags women love. You’ll love the bridesmaid’s gifts, travel duffles and more from Studio Cherie!

Paper Play
(US Winners Only)

Author: Lydia Crook
Publisher: Running Press Kids

Find out how much fun a simple piece of paper can be! Every page of this book can be used to play games or make fantastic paper creations—from a paper snowflake, pretty beads, or a never-ending card, to a magic trick, a paper town and more! Pick a page at random; add scissors, pens or glue, then follow the instructions. Discover the endless ways you can play with paper.

Win a $30 gift certificate to Warp & Weft, your source for exquisite textile and design.

Tiny Treads
(International Shipping)

Author: Joeli Caparco
Publisher: Cooperative Press

Tiny Treads author Joeli Caparco believes that everyone deserves something warm and cozy on their feet, no matter what size they are! Socks for children knit up quickly and take very little yarn. They get worn often, are well-loved, and are a fast knit—fast enough for even the most impatient knitter. (Joeli even tells you how to get your toddler to wash their own socks, though the patterns in the book are designed for superwash yarns!) Grab a treasured skein of sock yarn and create your very own tiny treads today!

Sunday Morning Quilts—Eco Pouch Set
(US Winners Only)

Author: Designs by Cheryl Arkison, Amanda Jean Nyberg
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Stow your stuff in these colorful zippered Eco Pouches and stay organized everywhere you go. Pouches are made of recycled plastic that is tough enough to handle even sharp quilting, sewing and art tools. (They are also great for pens, jewelry, cosmetics, and all your other must-haves!) Each pouch features quilt details from best-selling designers Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison’s Sunday Morning Quilts.

Quilting Happiness: Projects, Inspiration, and Ideas to Make Quilting More Joyful
(US Winners Only)

Author: Diane Gilleland, Christina Lane
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Is it the finished quilt itself, or the experiences you had while making it? Do you find more joy in designing a beautiful pattern or in improvising as you go? Are you happiest when making quilts for yourself or for others? Whether it is delighting in the colors and textures of your materials to the sweet satisfaction of curling up under a handmade quilt, quilting holds infinite possibilities for exploring the many joys of creativity.

Boys’ Knits
(International Shipping)

Author: Katya Frankel
Publisher: Cooperative Press

With 16 sweater patterns and the cutest photography you have ever seen, Katya Frankel’s Boys’ Knits would be a fabulous present for all the knitting parents and grandparents in your life. (And fear not, she’s already at work on a sequel filled with accessory patterns!).

Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove
(US Winners Only)

Author: Melody Miller, Allison Tannery
Publisher: Roost Books

This is the ultimate resource for those who are as creative as they are willing to conserve. Ruby Star Wrapping inspires you to think resourceful, think reusable, think unusual when it comes to gift packaging. Raid the pantry for boxes, use old linens for pouches, and make beautiful accessories out of fabric and paper scraps; the projects here illustrate how to create beautiful, reusable packaging from the common materials in your home. With its thirty easy-to-make giftwrap patterns, this book reminds us of the wonderful creative potential inherent in the act of giving a gift. When wrapped with thought, beauty and a little ingenuity, the packaging can be a gift in itself.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Take a look at knitting through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from the editors of PieceWork magazine. Enjoy 26 knitting patterns inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey. Projects include knitted lace cardigans, socks, knitting for the troops and more!

The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims Motifs & Borders
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader. Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you’ll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging’s section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations and photographs of crochet swatches, and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes. Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.

Heather Ross Prints: 50+ Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started
(US Winners Only)

Author: Heather Ross
Publisher: STC Craft

Frog princes, VW buses, and big bad wolves—these are the sorts of subjects that Heather Ross depicts on the fabrics she designs, which the sewing and quilting communities feverishly collect (with many fabrics going for huge sums on eBay once they sell out at traditional retail outlets). In Heather Ross Prints, a book-and-DVD package, Ross shares reproducible artwork for more than 50 of her most popular prints. She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 craft projects using the prints on the DVD—everything from sea turtle stationery to a shower curtain covered with swirling mermaids. Crafters can use the artwork on the DVD as they wish, printing on fabric, paper, or whatever surface they choose. Plus, Ross teaches her process for designing fabric using Photoshop—a boon to anyone who has ever dreamed of following in her footsteps.