Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Simple Sewing 30 Book Review!

Hello friends!!  I was asked by Katie from The Red Kitchen to review her book Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners.  

The book is pretty.  Clear instructions and beautiful photos.  That is a must to me :)
Lots of fun and sweet projects for kids and around the home.  Good gifts too!  I decided to make some little bibs for my Lucy!  All her bibs are currently boy bibs and that was just wrong.

I decided to add the ruffle to one...the idea is good but I don't love it, I think the pale pink just looks too pretty/princess.  And the dogs I totally meant for them to be upside down so Lucy could see them right side up! (not)  #toolatetostartover
Yes I know hashtags don't work in blog posts.  But it's funny. To me. At 11 PM.

I used a cotton print on one side and a flannel on the other. I always use a flannel or terry cloth on my bibs, I think it helps with the absorbency.

I picked up these flannels the other day at Joann.  I love love the deer print.  Love.

This book is good, well written, clear instructions/pictures and diagrams.  It is what it says in the title, Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners.  Straight forward sewing that anyone could do.  No fussy materials or fancy techniques or stitches.  This book would be ideal for teaching a child to sew or gifting with a bundle of fabric to a beginner!
Check out Lemon Squeezy Home today to see what she made from the book!

And you can win a copy too (see below)!
Open to US only, sorry!

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Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners can be found at
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Lauren Deel said...

I love that deer print, too! Thanks for the review and for the chance at a giveaway!

Paula said...

Love the bibs. I was just telling my DIL a few days ago I have to make the granddaughter some bibs. She has reached the "drools all the time" stage now. :-)

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Love how these turned out! And I think it's awesome that she can see the dogs right side up when she lifts it. My son has an apron his grandma made for him that is upside down. He totally loves it anyway.

Christie // lemon squeezy home said...

So cute! We both made the bib! I LOVE the fabric on yours! Looks so great!

Kate said...

The bibs are adorable!

RobotMomSews said...

I love all the fabrics you picked!! The doggies are so cute! I actually love the ribbon detail, but, I'm also a sucker for UBER girly-ness. ;)

juceyj03 said...

Thanks for the chance at your giveaway, Jessica