We want to extend a hearty thank you to all of the publishers who generously contributed to our Handmade Holidays giveaways this year: Interweave/F+W, Quirk Books, Shambhala Publications and Roost Books, Storey Publishing, Sterling Publishing, C&T Publishing, Tuttle Publishing, STC Craft, Taunton Press, Martingale, Stitch Craft Create and Lucky Spool. These exciting titles make Handmade Holidays all the more fun and interesting, and we are adding many to our wish lists!

Here are the books you can win in the week ahead…

Sew Sweet
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Author: Yuki Araki
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Blogs and social media are raving about Yuki Araki—one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-kids movement. The mother of two daughters, Araki has become a DIY favorite because she knows what young girls want. They like to wear stylish clothes that also let them play with ease. Moms adore the relaxed aesthetic of Araki’s simple mix-and match play clothes and accessories, and young girls are happy wearing them because they’re both cute and comfortable. Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the designs in Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls are simple, casual and look good on any girl. Araki provides patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces.

BurdaStyle Modern Sewing Wardrobe Essentials
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Author: BurdaStyle
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

BurdaStyle is a legendary brand that focuses on the fashionable and high-style sewing marketplace. Sewists know the BurdaStyle name and its reputation for high-quality patterns. BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials includes 20 projects from the archives of BurdaStyle magazine.

All of the must-have basics of a woman’s wardrobe are covered in this collection: jackets, pants, blouses, skirts and dresses. The designs include versatile separates as well as combinations that further expand the possibilities for the modern woman’s wardrobe. In addition to the twenty patterns, there are nine variations. Many of the projects include illustrated step-by-step tutorials. With a few exceptions, all of the projects are easy to intermediate, and sizes range from 2 to 14.

Wardrobe Essentials includes a Burda 101 section that covers everything sewists need to know to follow the patterns, including frequently used techniques and a pattern insert with full-size pattern pieces. “BurdaStyled” tips sprinkled throughout the book give advice on styling the designs for maximum appeal.

How to Make a Quilt
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Author: Barbara Weiland Talbert
Publisher: Storey Publishing

With basic sewing skills and these simple step-by-step instructions, you can easily learn to make your first quilt! Barbara Weiland Talbert outlines the complete process in an easy-to-follow sequence, from selecting a design and choosing fabric to cutting pieces, assembling blocks, assembling the quilt top and finishing your quilt.

Stylish Skirts
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Author: Sato Watanabe
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great—at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this book, there’s no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles—from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures—so the options are truly endless. The enclosed patterns and instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze.

Hello Kitty Crochet
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Author: Mei Li Lee
Publisher: Quirk Books

Hello Kitty Crochet is all about kawaii: the supercute world of Hello Kitty and her friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With 25 cute and easy-to-make projects, Hello Kitty Crochet is as charming and fun as it is simple to follow.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never used a needle, you’ll find tons of helpful tips and tricks for creating kawaii handmade dolls. It’s the perfect way for crafters and cuteness-lovers to celebrate the global icon’s 40th anniversary!

CLOTH
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Author: Cassandra Ellis
Publisher: STC Craft

Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections—cotton, wool, silk, linen and hide—are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile’s properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious and personal items for mindful living.

Little One-Yard Wonders
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Author: Patricia Hoskins + Rebecca Yaker
Publisher: Storey Publishing

This newest addition to the best-selling One-Yard Wonders series features 101 delightful projects for babies and kids, each using just one yard of fabric and many requiring just a few hours to complete. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, beautiful close-up photographs and pattern pieces included in a bound-in envelope make it easy and fun to create all kinds of adorable items, including the Merry-Go-Round Dress, the Ruffle Romper, the Western Shirt and the Secret Monster Overalls. From tops and caps to play mats, pillows and plushies, this book overflows with creative clothes, accessories, toys and furnishings for little ones from newborn to elementary-school age. Whether you’re furnishing your nursery, making new clothes for a growing child, or creating a unique gift for a baby shower, this collection has the perfect project for you.

Handbag Workshop
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Author: Anna Maia Mazur
Publisher: Taunton Press

Make great designer look-alike bags. In her amazing how-to book, Handbag Workshop, Anna Mazur lets the cat out of the bag and tells all. In her inimitable style, Anna divulges little-known details for sewing 18 gorgeous bags. You know, the kind you drool over in specialty shops. Darling wristlets, swanky carryalls, classy clutches in sumptuous leather, suede, alligator, and snakeskin – faux and genuine – they’re all here, just waiting for you!

Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree
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Author: Edie Eckman
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more — this is every crocheter’s must-have holiday project book! Beginners will love Edie Eckman’s useful technique tutorial, and experienced crafters will want to jump right in and start on these 20 exciting projects. The book includes instructions for eight different stockings, festive ornaments for trees and tabletops, a tree skirt, and other decorations for the home. Each pattern includes a symbol chart and is labeled with the skill level required to complete it, so crocheters of all levels can pick the perfect project.

Quiltmaking Essentials I: Cutting and Piecing Skills
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Author: Donna Lynn Thomas
Publisher: Martingale

This information-packed book of tips and techniques is a must-have resource for new quilters—and a handy refresher for not-so-new quilters. Author, teacher, and piecing expert Donna Lynn Thomas covers all the basics in this easy-to-use guide to successful quiltmaking.

  • Have concise info at your fingertips in a low-cost format—an excellent value.
  • Understand the importance of careful pressing, why you should care, and what effect it has on your piecing.
  • Find tips for fabric preparation, accurate and efficient rotary cutting, block construction, machine piecing and more.

Simply Redwork: Quilt & Stitch Redwork Embroidery Designs
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Author: Mandy Shaw
Publisher: Stitch Craft Create

Celebrity crafter and designer Mandy Shaw shows you how to create a beautiful redwork embroidered quilt. The quilt is made up of nine heart blocks each with a different motif. The hearts can be combined to create a gorgeous quilt but you can also choose from 20 simple sewing patterns including a key holder, brooch and pin cushion. Mandy, a regular presenter on Create & Craft TV, brings a fresh, new approach to redwork embroidery with her own distinctive style and eye catching motifs including polar bears and honey bees. Whether you’re an experienced stitcher looking for inspiration or a novice sewer looking for new ideas, this book will suit you.

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Stitched Paper Art for Kids: 22 Cheeky Pickle Sewing Projects
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Author: Ali Benyon
Publisher: C&T Publishing

You use paper for a lot of things, like doing homework, writing notes, and drawing. But did you know that you could make something super cute with just paper, glue, and thread? Stitched Paper Art for Kids will teach you how to make a headband, a bookmark, and even a purse! You’ve never used a sewing machine? That’s okay! This book is perfect for newbies. Mix colors and designs to make art that’s so you!

Sew the Perfect Gift: 25 Handmade Projects from Top Designers
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Author: Martingale Authors
Publisher: Martingale

Quilters and sewists alike will enjoy this fabulous–and amazingly varied–collection of stitched and quilted projects. Brimming with design talent, the book features work by Kim Brackett, Linda Lum DeBono, Kim Diehl, Cynthia Tomaszewski, and many more.

  • Stitch striking table runners, pillows, and quilts, plus stylish bags, practical totes, funky bracelets, a pincushion, upcycled projects including a cup cozy and scarf, and many other unique accessories.
  • Sew, quilt, appliqué, and embroider gifts for the holidays and other special occasions.
  • Choose from eye-catching designs that range from traditional to modern.

Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home
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Author: Kristin Nicholas
Publisher: Roost Books

Add personalized pops of color to every room with embroidery projects that infuse the everyday with exuberance. From pillow covers that play with unexpected patterns and fabrics to jewel-bright napkins and tablecloths to give your kitchen a more joyful feel, the projects that designer and colorist Kristin Nicholas has put together here pair fabric and thread in surprising and beautiful ways. With illustrations of every stitch, this is the perfect guide for would-be and experienced stitchers alike.

Quilts Made with Love: To Celebrate, Comfort, and Show You Care
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Author: Rachel Griffith
Publisher: Martingale

With a something for every occasion, this go-to resource has the perfect quilt to express any sentiment. Whatever your skill level, you can stitch gift quilts the recipient will appreciate.

  • Find 19 engaging quilts that are easy to piece, satisfying to construct and simply stunning.
  • Create a memorable outward sign of caring for any occasion: birth, graduation, housewarming, wedding, anniversary, deployment, illness and more.
  • Choose fabrics to enhance the message of each quilt–use precuts and scraps as well as yardage.

Recycled Chic: 30 Simple Ways to Recycle, Renew, and Reinvent Your Pre-Loved Fashions
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Author: Amanda McKittrick
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Want to look chic and unique—and dress eco-smart, too? Featuring 30 original projects that even novice seamstresses can handle, and information on tools and techniques, Recycled Chic gives you the inspiration and confidence to renew existing clothes and accessories or personalize vintage fashions and fabrics. All the patterns are simple to follow, with step-by-step photos to guide you. So whether you’re removing sleeves from a frumpy dress, embellishing a tired top, or creating a cute clutch from an old jacket, it’s easy and fun to make!

Uncommonly Corduroy: Quilt Patterns, Bag Patterns, and More
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Author: Stephanie Dunphy
Publisher: Martingale

Corduroy– It’s not just for pants! Celebrate the velvety goodness of corduroy with this collection from popular blogger Stephanie Dunphy. So versatile and easy to use, corduroy is what’s hot–and these exciting designs show what to do with it!

  • Choose from 17 fun projects, including quilts in different sizes, a variety of stylish bags and a scarf.
  • Try corduroy alone, use it with traditional quilting cottons, or combine it with other fabrics such as flannel.
  • Find projects for skill levels from beginner to experienced and for tastes ranging from traditional to modern.

My Life in Fabric with Valori Wells: 14 Modern Projects
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Author: Valori Wells
Publisher: C&T Publishing

  • Make fabric come alive with silk screening, block printing, painting, and embroidery.
  • 14 projects in Valori’s signature style; make quilts, runners, softies, and girls’ sundresses with unique techniques and details.
  • Renowned author and designer Valori Wells shows you how to create a life full of creativity and self-expression.

Take a journey with Valori Wells, traveling through her life with fabric. With her illuminating expertise, she’ll teach you inventive ways to combine fabrics with techniques such as silk screening, block printing, painting, and embroidery. Her fresh concepts and ideas are demonstrated through 14 modern projects for quilts, pillows, table runners, dresses, and more. Without a doubt, this book will redefine how you think about fabric and will inspire a journey of your own.

Alison Glass Appliqué
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Author: Alison Glass
Publisher: Lucky Spool Media

Award-winning pattern and textile designer Alison Glass shows readers how to achieve heirloom appliqué results and offers a fresh twist on 14 projects to stitch for the home. You will learn valuable techniques in the time-honored craft of appliqué, modernized in this inspiring project- based book. Eight essential and updated techniques, including the hottest thing in quilt-making – large scale appliqué – are clearly taught to help you create beautifully crafted projects for the home. With 20 illustrations and 120 stunning, detailed how-to photographs – you’ll learn to create gorgeous, eye-catching designs. Sample classic appliqué methods, including needle-turned appliqué, hand-stitched applique, and applique on crocheted, embroidered, and patchwork backgrounds. You will also learn how to use the latest substrates and a variety of fibers to create unique, contemporary designs that fit your style perfectly.

A Simply Modern Christmas: Fresh Quilting Patterns for the Holidays
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Author: Cindy Lammon
Publisher: Martingale

You’ll love these crisp, eye-catching quilts rooted in tradition but with a refreshingly updated style. In a departure from her much-admired floral patterns, Cindy Lammon demonstrates her range with pretty pieced quilts, stockings, a tree skirt, and much more–all composed of simple shapes.

  • Select from 14 cheery projects that lend themselves to both modern and traditional fabrics.
  • Enjoy these quilt patterns year-round; patterns can be used to produce stunning quilts for any season.
  • Find easy, confidence-building designs for beginning and intermediate quilters and sewists.

School of Sewing
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Author: Shea Henderson
Publisher: Lucky Spool Media

Sophisticated first-time sewing instruction. The School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach it. Sew together. book is not aimed at children with juvenile projects. Instead its technique-based method is for a mature student, who’s excited to learn all about sewing, with simple instruction for attractive projects.

A year’s worth of attractive projects. What makes this book truly unique is that while it’s geared toward sophisticated beginners, it is also a teaching tool for experienced sewers and instructors, who want to hold their own licensed School of Sewing classes. Written by a former teacher, with clear instructions, the book is designed to cover a year’s worth of lessons with a new project every month.

Sew Practical: 13 Fun-to-Sew Designs for You and Your Home
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Author: Martingale Authors
Publisher: Martingale

Featuring selected patterns from popular Martingale books, this assortment is full of pretty and practical sewing projects. Enjoy the works of talented designers Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Cassie Barden, Linda Lum DeBono, Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, Adrienne Smitke, and Janis Stob and Margaret Linderman for Fig Tree & Co. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find plenty of designs you can’t wait to go sew.

  • Get outstanding value with 13 well-designed, fun-to-sew projects to make life easier–and more colorful.
  • Choose from bags, place mats, aprons, a pin cushion, and even a curling-iron cozy, and create fabulous gifts.
  • Find helpful tips and excellent instructions for a variety of sewing techniques.

Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove
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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.

Scraps, Inc. (vol.1): 15 Block-Based Designs for the Modern Quilter
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Author: Lucky Spool Authors
Publisher: Lucky Spool Media

If you have a mountain of scraps from projects-past, the new and inventive patterns in Scraps, Inc. will help you piece together your treasured scraps into a stunning new quilt. This project-based book features 15 unique quilt designs and their well-known designers (many are also best-selling quilt-making authors). An industrial setting serves as a dramatic backdrop for over 100 photographs throughout the book – juxtaposing dark and moody backgrounds with the robust, bright colors of these modern quilts. Most quilters present their finished quilts as gifts, and all that remains of your artistry is extra fabric scraps that you just can’t bear to toss out. Because these patterns will inspire you to tackle your stack of scraps, you can now make a quilt to keep that’s a loving reminder of all the other quilts you have gifted over the years.

Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs: Easy as 1, 2, 3
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Author: Barbara Groves + Mary Jacobson
Publisher: Martingale

Known for their exciting use of color in quick and easy quilts, sisters Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson present a value-packed collection of popular projects.

  • Select from 12 strikingly simple quilts and recharge your creative batteries.
  • Discover skill-building projects that move from squares and strips to designs featuring stitch-and-flip corners, half-square triangles, pinwheels, a Rail Fence layout and more.
  • Enjoy patterns that are just right for quilt retreats and make-in-a weekend gifts.

Just for You: Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers
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Author: Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield + Sarah Markos
Publisher: C&T Publishing

You spend all day doing things for everyone else. It’s time to renew your creative energy by sewing something just for yourself. This chic collection of apparel and accessories from the bloggers at sewcanshe.com gives you the perfect way to relax, replenish, and experience the joy of doing what you love. The projects in this book are organized into 12 chapters for the 12 months of the year, so you can sew sweet little projects all year long. Join us in taking the selfish sewing challenge: Sew one thing just for yourself every month.

Mend & Make Fabulous
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Author: Denise Wild
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Showing how to take classic mending techniques one-step further to add personality and style to your clothes, Mend & Make Fabulous is a uniquely comprehensive resource that combines visual inspiration with practical advice for the fashion-conscious sewer. The ability to repair and restore clothes is priceless and Mend & Make Fabulous provides a comprehensive guide to all the classic mending techniques and then some: holes and tears; ripped or frayed seams; discoloration, stains, or fading; broken snaps and closures; uneven or dropped hems; stretched elastic; torn linings; broken straps; and the like. A simple problem-and-solution format makes it easy to find what you are looking for.

Not only will you learn to darn holes to perfection, this book also shows you how to add some creativity to your mending– fix holes with studs or applique; hide discolorations by dip-dying; mend frayed hems by adding cuffs or trim– that will make clothes even more fabulous than they were the first time around.

Present Perfect
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Author: Betz White
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

From beginning to end, the process of creating handmade gifts is an opportunity to sew with love and craft with intention something to be treasured. It’s a practice near and dear to Present Perfect author Betz White, where she shares a collection of beautifully sewn projects to celebrate all of life’s major milestones.

Whether you’re looking to make a cuddly toy for a new baby or toddler’s birthday, a clever bag for a graduate, special accessories for women or men, or beautiful home items “just because,” you’ll find just the project to inspire your stitching in Present Perfect. Each handmade gift begins with a thoughtful selection of materials just right for the project and the recipient. Throughout Betz also offers hints for using alternative materials and ideas for upcycling. Reusing a favorite fabric with a history, such as outgrown baby clothing, a grandfather’s necktie, or a vintage tablecloth, can add meaning to a truly memorable gift.

Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style
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Author: Cirilia Rose
Publisher: STC Craft

Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer—young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories—Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)—Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.

Becoming a Confident Quilter: Lessons and Techniques Plus 14 Quilt Patterns
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Author: Elizabeth Dackson
Publisher: Martingale

In her easygoing style, entertaining blogger Elizabeth Dackson presents a step-by-step primer that makes quilting accessible to all quilters. Sparkling with visual appeal, the projects in this book are ideal for beginners as well as experts who want something fresh and new.

  • Breeze through quiltmaking basics including choosing fabrics and tools, rotary cutting, chain piecing, and pressing.
  • Choose from 14 eye-catching quilt patterns and try strip piecing, work with templates, use large-scale prints, create wonky blocks and more.
  • Get excellent guidance on finishing and caring for a quilt, plus tips for connecting with the quilting community.

Time to Make: Throw Yourself at Your Creative Life. Don’t Wait.
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Author: Ginger Hendrix
Publisher: American Rookie Books

You don’t have time. Or space. You might not make any money at it; so why bother making something? Why sew or carve or glue or draw?

Because our souls were made to.

The steady-hearted place that comes with making seems to still our souls: our hands moving, the hamsters that usually ride stationary bikes in our heads strangely calmed. And that experience is a vastly more important thing to foster than anything we actually produce. Time to Make lobs a question you might need to ask yourself: why wait any longer to grab the creative life you’re meant to have?

Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
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Author: Amie Petronis Plumley + Andria Lisle
Publisher: Storey Publishing

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 includes full-sized cut-out patterns in a front pocket. Sewing School will have your kids in stitches!

Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make
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Author: 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.

Patchwork, Please!
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Author: Ayumi Takahashi
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

In Patchwork, Please!, Stitch magazine contributor Ayumi Takahashi has created playful and practical patchwork projects for the home and the people who live in it. Sewing should be fun, and Ayumi Takahashi’s patchwork projects embody that happy, playful approach.

Known for both her distinctive combination of patterned fabrics and her quirky interpretations of vintage style, Ayumi brings this signature approach to 19 sewing projects. The book begins with basic techniques in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edged applique, and machine and hand embroidery. Then it’s straight into an appealing assortment of projects for the kitchen, home, family and friends.

Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms
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Author: From the Editors of Stitch Magazine
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Stitch readers can’t get enough of pillows and other home décor accessories. Perhaps it’s because home décor items are among the most accessible of sewing projects: quick to make, no fitting required and fun to show off. And what better place to use and showcase these items than where you lay your head? Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms will bring together a colorful, sensory feast of favorite and fresh projects that are easy on the eye and just a little bit sultry. Readers will learn new skills and find creative ways to make their sleeping quarters a showplace for handmade items. The book will include 5 new and 15 repurposed magazine projects as well as sidebars and tip boxes on specific techniques that are used in the projects, offering tips and troubleshooting advice for construction, hand stitching, working with fabrics and embellishing. A “Sewing Basics” reference section at the back of the book covers sewing skills necessary for creating all projects.

Best of Stitch: Bags to Sew
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Author: From the Editors of Stitch Magazine
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Welcome to a selection of the best bags from the popular Stitch magazine, plus 5 brand-new projects, curated by its editors. The book features designs from Malka Dubrawsky, Ayumi Takahashi, Kevin Kosbab, Carol Zentgraf and many more.

Techniques include patchwork, applique, pleating, creating dimension with fabric and embroidery. Bags of a variety of shapes and sizes were selected, including coin purses, gadget bags, clutches, slouch bags and messenger bags, so you are sure to find something to make for yourself or give to your friends and family.

Inside you will find all of the best bags from Stitch magazine in one place, plus 5 brand-new designs- there’s something for everyone!

Sew Fun
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Author: Sew Beautiful Magazine Editors
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Unlike many sewing-for-children books, Sew Fun: 20 Projects for the Whole Family is a thoughtful approach to crafting with and for children. Readers will discover a variety of ways to get children involved in fun sewing projects, whatever their age or ability. Several projects are strictly for adults to make and children to enjoy. Others incorporate a child’s drawings printed on fabric and used as a template or design. Some projects allow older children to begin sewing for themselves and are perfect for short attention spans or low frustration levels. Essential quilt patterns allow children to contribute to a group project while an adult handles the actual sewing. Deborah Fisher has developed a range of projects that will appeal to adults and children alike. Fun costumes, beautiful dolls, story-time blankets and communal projects are just some of the patterns included here. Sewists will enjoy combining bright colors and contemporary fabrics while spending time with their families. They’ll get tips for working with children and learn how to involve them in ways that are enjoyable and stress-free.

How to Crochet
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Author: Sara Delaney
Publisher: Storey Publishing

The perfect guide for beginners! Sara Delaney shows you her techniques for working a basic chain and creating single and double chain stitches. You’ll learn about changing colors, joining, fastening off, reading crochet patterns and working with different shapes. Working on small projects, such as a simple potholder or scarf, gives you the practice and experience you need before you move on to crocheting more complex patterns on your own.

How to Knit
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Author: Leslie Ann Bestor
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Learning to knit is fun and easy with Leslie Ann Bestor as your teacher. Her simple, fully illustrated instructions lead you step by step through the basics of knitting, from choosing the right needles and yarn to reading a knitting pattern, casting on, executing knit and purl stitches, binding off and blocking finished projects. You’ll also learn techniques for increasing, decreasing and repairing mistakes. Even if you’ve never held a pair of knitting needles before, this easy-to-follow guide will have you knitting in no time!

Sewing For a Royal Baby
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Author: Sew Beautiful Magazine
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Sewing for a Royal Baby will let new mothers and grandmothers create a royal wardrobe for their new little one using the complete patterns and instructions provided with the book. These aren’t just any children’s garments, but elegant designs featuring heirloom sewing techniques. Some, like the Royal Christening Gown or a suit worn by a young Prince William, are inspired by actual royal attire, while others have been selected from past issues of Sew Beautiful magazine for their majestic style.

From bonnets and booties to breathtaking christening gowns and sweet toddler looks, Sewing for the Royal Baby lets the sewists create a wardrobe fit for a little prince or princess using a variety of machine and heirloom sewing techniques.

Artfully Embroidered
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Author: Naoko Shimoda
Publisher: Interweave/F+W

Artfully Embroidered reinvents vintage embroidery through a modern aesthetic. Traditional Japanese and western motifs are made new with color and embellishment, and 25 hand embroidered patterns demonstrate the beauty of the traditional designs while keeping the projects fresh and modern-looking for today’s sewists.

Step-by-step instructions and templates allow readers to create lovely sewn or embroidered projects or use the embroidery motifs on their own designs.

Projects include a variety of handbags, totes, coin purses, compacts, as well as book and tablet covers. In addition, there are visual examples of embroidery used as embellishment on clothing and linens. Also included are pattern inserts for selected projects.

Holiday Hats for Babies
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Author: Debby Ware
Publisher: Taunton Press

Happy Holidays! You’ll smile as you knit these sweet and sassy baby hats for every occasion. Each original pattern, accompanied by a gorgeous photograph of an adorable baby modeling the hat, has a playful holiday twist that moms and tots will love. With 25 patterns that knit up in a snap, create a wardrobe of irresistible hats for newborns, babies, and toddlers for every celebration of the year.

Handcrafted Christmas
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Author: Susan Waggoner
Publisher: STC Craft

Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look.

Basic Black
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Author: Sato Watanabe
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. All of the styles are easily customized to create your own personal style, and there is truly something for everyone and every occasion in this book—from a smart two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic—and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed.

How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY
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Author: Heather Ross
Publisher: STC Craft

Much of Heather Ross’s creative work has been inspired by her being born into an eccentric family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont during the 1970s. According to Heather, that environment was defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. It also included equal parts of general dysfunction, a self-imposed but nearly inescapable poverty, and little exposure to basic life skills.

When, as a twenty-something, Heather complained to her mother about a long list of things she had missed out on and that had compromised her chance of ever leading a “normal” life (immunizations, a healthy respect for authority), her mother waved a hand and replied, “Well, you should thank me, because you have a lot of good stories instead.” How to Catch a Frog is a collection of those stories, plus others that show Ross’s eventual route to success as an artist, entrepreneur, and mother, all animated by Ross’s delightful illustrations and how-to instructions.