Saturday 21 July 2012

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Sewing Book + a giveaway

You may have read about "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Sewing Book" over at House of Pinheiro. A few weeks ago, at the Summer Sewist Soiree, Rachel and I were chatting about how we have so many lovely patterns and books sitting on the shelf that we are not currently using, and what a shame this was. The Rachel hit on the idea of the traveling sewing book (see The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for the name inspiration!). The basic idea is that we share books and magazines that we are not currently using with other bloggers. Share the knowledge! So Rachel has kindly kicked things off by sending me this fantastic book (and a lovely pattern too, so kind!)

The book is packed full of lots of hints and tips, and well as some patterns. There are wonderfully clear diagrams, and I can't wait to have a good read!

So I will be holding onto this book for a while, and soaking up the knowledge! After that, I will pass the book on to another lucky sewist (not sure how this will be determined...probably giveaway style) for them to enjoy and then pass on. In the front of the book we will write our names, so we can see where the book has travelled too!

Rachel suggests that bloggers hold on to the book for no more than one year. So this is a long term project! However, in the short term (i.e. now!) I have two magazines which I would like to pass on to spread the crafty joy.

Lot One

First up, for the knitters out there, is an issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine from Fall/Winter 2009.

This magazine is full of patterns for lovley snuggly jumpers...great to make a start for winter (or even now for those living in the slightly chilly UK! Here are a few of my favourites:

Just look at that Fair Isle sweater! And how cute are the booties and monkey scarf! There are also some handy hints on how to knit with multiple colours as required for Fair Isle.

Lot 2

Second up is issue 9 of Mollie Makes.

This magazine is full of crafty inspiration and lots of cute projects, including a rainbow quilt and a faux fur collor (by Sarai from Colette Patterns!)

If you think you can give either of these magazines a lovely new home, and most importantly make good use of them, leave me a comment saying which you would like, and I'll get random number generator to pick the lucky winners. Let's say you have a week, so until Saturday 28th July. I am happy to send anywhere, oh and to be in with a chance you need to be a follower of my blog. I will be so pleased to see these magazines being put to use rather than languishing on my bookshelf!

K xx


  1. Great idea - I would make good use of the Mollie Makes and I follow you through Blogger.

  2. I follow & love your blog! I would love to make that rainbow quilt shown in Mollie Makes :-)

  3. I follow your blog via e-mail. I would love the copy of Mollie makes. I wish I could knit, but right now I don't.

  4. Yeah. Im so glad it arrived safe! Like the girls Mollie Makes mag is my fav. xx

  5. I would love the Mollie Makes magazine if I win, thanks.

  6. This is such a fun idea! I'm not a knitter or quilter, but I'll keep an eye out on your blog to see when you've soaked up everything from dressmakers book, because I'd love to throw my name in the hat for that one.

    Too bad the sewing books i'm currently reading are from my local library. They probably wouldn't be too happy if i started mailing them around the world to other sewers, ha ha!! But I do have an excess of patterns, and I'm looking to do a giveaway, swap or pattern pyramid type exchange soon.



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