Tanya Whelan from Grand Revival Design has a new book out, Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever. Tanya’s popular, vintage modern aesthetic is presented with beautiful photography and clear instruction.

Projects range from those for kids (baby duvet, soft toys) to teens and adults (French-inspired day dress, skirts) and the home (ottoman, apron and more). Learn more on Tanya’s blog, and don’t miss her Sugar Hill fabric collection (perfect for the book projects!).

Tanya is sharing a free project from Sew What You Love; you can download your free Travel Checkers PDF Project download here today!

From Tanya: First just want to say thanks so much to Kristin for letting me talk about my book, Sew What You Love, today on Sew,Mama,Sew! The description is below but what I really want to say about the book is that I tried really hard to yes, make attractive, easily achievable projects, but also, it was really important to me that the book not have a lot of “filler” projects. Now, I guess what counts as “filler” is subjective but I really wanted the projects to be ones people would use on an everyday basis as opposed to once in a while or things that were purely decorative. Purely decorative things are wonderful but I have an obsession with usefulness. If I make it, I want to use it, not just look at it. Anyway thanks for reading this– Here’s the description, and Happy 2012 sewing and creating to everyone!:

    Sew What You Love includes 30 projects plus a few extra super fast and easy little projects. It features projects for Little Ones including toys, skirts, tops and bedding. Projects like the Soft Fabric Shade, Apple Pie Ottoman, and Design as You Go Quilt from the Home section are both stylish and useful. The Personal Style section provides patterns and instructions for easy to make, versatile and stylish dresses, skirts, tops and more. And the Bags section includes a variety of stylish options for two totes, a hobo, a clutch, and a structured little bag with old fashioned appeal. Three large pattern sheets are tucked into an envelope at the back of the book. The book includes simple techniques for sewing with knits, using elastic thread, and bag construction.

We’ll select two lucky winners for Tanya’s giveaway today! One wins a free bag pattern download (your choice from several of Tanya’s pretty patterns) and another winner will receive a copy of Sew What You Love AND a six fat quarter pack from Tanya’s fabric collection, Sugar Hill. Your comment on today’s post enters you to win. Tell us about your love for Tanya’s style, your experiences with her patterns, what’s on your list to sew from Tanya’s book, if you’ve sewn something beautiful with Sugar Hill… Just “talk” about all things Grand Revival and you’re entered to win a pattern, book and/or fabric!