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Betz White has a new book out, just in time for our big plans for holiday sewing! Present Perfect (Interweave/F+W) includes a great variety of sewing projects plus Betz’s signature thoughtfulness about selecting materials for your sewing.

Present Perfect helps you plan and sew meaningful gifts for all types of important occasions, from birthdays and graduations to anniversaries and more! Betz also helps you utilize fabrics that hold special memories when you sew your gifts.

From the publisher:

    Betz White offers a new collection of sewing projects for you to stitch and give to those you love. Projects include cuddly toys for babies and toddlers, clever bags and accessories for women and men, and beautiful items for the modern home. Sewers with a range of abilities, from confident beginner to seasoned seamstress, will find the projects achievable and enjoyable to make.

We have the exclusive Make & Bake Apron excerpt for you to download and create from Present Perfect. This is likely a perfect gift for many people on your holiday list! Download your Make & Bake Apron excerpt now, and be sure to comment for a chance to win one of TWO copies of Present Perfect from Betz White! (US addresses only this time, please.) Tell us where you’re at with your holiday gift giving plans. Is it not on your radar at all? Have you been planning and sewing since early summer? Do you have a huge list and big plans, or are you vowing to keep it all pretty manageable this year? Comment below for a chance to win!


Here is the book trailer for Present Perfect with lots of sneak peeks at the projects:


You can also learn more about Present Perfect and find lots of excerpts and giveaways on the book tour stops. We’re kicking it all off so you have many upcoming days to enjoy!

Happy Home
10/7: Stacy Sews – Falling Leaves Appliquéd Placemats
10/8: House on Hill Road – Hot Mitt House & Tea Towel Set
10/9: A Happy Stitch – Sweet Life Pillow

Memorable Moments
10/10: Sew Sweetness – Wool Courier Bag
10/13: Raspberry Sunshine – Gentlemen’s Travel Case
10/14: Pink Chalk Fabrics – Pasha Pleated Clutch
10/15: The Long Thread – Eye Candy Glasses Case
10/16: Made with Moxie – Cargo Tablet Sleeve
10/17: Bijou Lovely – Coffee Cash Coin Pouch

New + Little
10/20: Flax and Twine – Forest Friends Finger Puppets
10/21: Imagine Gnats – Bib, Rattle & Burp Baby Set