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Book Giveaway: “Threads Sewing Guide”

May 10, 2011
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The Threads Sewing Guide is a 370-page, complete reference for sewing.

A MUST-HAVE SEWING GUIDE
The Threads editors have compiled a must-have sewing reference for anyone who loves to sew. This timeless collection of invaluable reference material will answer just about any sewing question you may have. The book will help you become a better garment sewer; direct you to new sewing discoveries; and help you tackle tried and true sewing techniques with confidence while you stretch your sewing abilities to new levels.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM BASIC STITCHES TO COUTURE TECHNIQUES
The topics covered include information about sewing equipment and fabric and notions; the how-tos of setting up, laying out, and cutting out your pattern; shaping and fitting your garment; and, of course, lots of information about sewing techniques of every kind. It even includes a section to help give couture distinction to your sewing. The 370-page book is filled with clear step-by-step photography and illustrations to guide you every step of the way. It’s the kind of book you’ll refer to again and again whenever you have a sewing question, or when you just simply want to learn something new. It’s your complete sewing answer and inspiration book.

LEAVE A COMMENT TO WIN!
You can win a copy of the Threads Sewing Guide by leaving a comment below to tell us why you’d love to have this book. Comment before 11:59 p.m. May 23rd, 2011 for your chance to win. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on May 24th.

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  1. msgerritz May 21st

    I would love to add this book to my collection.

  2. sandydward February 29th

    If, and I repeat if, I were lucky enough to win, I would be in 7th heaven. I recently was disabled and had to quit nursing, But I thought about how much my elderly residents loved getting the lap covers and various other items sewn for them at Christmas time. So now that I have time and a little knowledge, I'm sure I can create some fun and useful items for their gifts Thanks to you all and Good Luck.....


    Sandy

  3. User avater stevndi January 17th

    I cannot believe this wonderful book is up to win. It is wonderful to have a chance to win it.

    The references in it are so exciting it gives me chills, as I love Threads and all I have learned so far in just the few months I found it.

    The book will be excellent for anyone who wins, good luck to us all. But, hope I win!

  4. SerenityWoods January 16th

    I assume since some of the comments are from November that this will be given away in May of 2012???? Or was it last year??? I'm SO confused.

    I do sewing for others out of my home. Mainly mending and this book would help in so very many ways. I receive all types of items to mend from Back packs, men's pants and even a torn Teddy Bear. So any helpful item is received with great glee!

    I just hope it is May of 2012 and I'm not too late!

  5. Sewannie November 2nd

    I have subscribed to Threads Magazine off and on for a number of years. After leafing through this book at an ASG meeting it has been placed on my wish list. Hope I win.

  6. beauty18 September 28th

    i am now learning to sew and this book will give me great tips about doing it professionally

  7. beatriz_cac September 17th

    Hello Dear Experience Artists!
    Could you help me by answering a very quick questionnaire? Because i would really love to hear the opinions from you with experience! it's just so i gather some information for my year 13 school project. you can find the post on readers closet, titled "questionnaire", and its very quick and simple to fill in.
    Thank you so much!!

  8. pixier214 September 13th

    Paged through this book at the fabric store. It's packed with up to date information & it's very informative. It explains things very well.

  9. tjlh54 September 8th

    Threads, Threads! Where would I be without you? You are the best resource available when I am looking for answers. Thank you for reviewing the books and websites and spreading the love of sewing.

  10. pixier214 August 27th

    Im looking forward to receiving my 1st magazine from Threads.The Threads Sewing Guide would be perfect for everyone who sews and especially for someone who has been away from sewing for quite some time. I believe it would bring them up-to-date on the latest techniques and would also serve as a great refresher course. I know I sure can use this book, I haven’t sewn since 1999 and I’m afraid to get started. I’ve just signed up with Threads – I need to take that first step & get over the fear & get back into the swing of things. I hope I win this book, I sure can use it!

  11. User avater mcedler August 6th

    I am always inspired by Threads magazine and I am always a student learning new ways to perfect techniques as fabric, tools and equipment change. I would love to add this book to my sewing library as a reference when I need expert advice on a project.

  12. User avater SHAWN32 July 28th

    I would really like get this book especially when i need to see a step done in my sewing projects ,which i have not done already. I don't have the luxury of having my mom around if i run into a problem and my wife is limited when it comes to sewing. My wife usually comes to me if she has any sewing needs or questions.

  13. User avater 007ians July 22nd

    I thought I was through sewing years ago, I learned to sew as a child, now as a middle aged adult I'm finding myself having to help my daughter and son with sewing projects. I never expected to be sewing again. So far we have done projects from costumes to Bridal, and back to outdoor furniture covers.
    This would be a great boost to help.

  14. User avater maravill July 2nd

    I used to sew when I was younger (everything from tops to jeans) but haven't for a long time (30 years) so I am back to it with a new sewing machine and need to relearn a lot. I especially need tutorials. I hope Thread Magazine will help. I just subscribed.

  15. Annie410 June 29th

    I taught myself to sew in high school. I am now 48 years old, an "almost" empty nester, and am getting back into sewing after an absence of almost 15 years. I need all the help I can get to bring my skills up to speed. While I do own a sewing book, Vogue Sewing purchased in 1982, it is worn out. And it does not have any of the new techniques taught in Threads magazine which I love so much. If I need to relearn something, I want to relearn it the modern way, not the way it used to be! I may be middle-aged, but I'm no dinosaur! A nice new sewing book demonstrating the most up-to-date techniques in a clear and concise manner is just the thing I need.

  16. I would really benefit from the use of this book. Money is tight and my time is everything! I love your magazine and currently by it off the stand. Trying to teach yourself to sew is not working out for me so please select me!!!

  17. Kayakbabe June 21st

    IF this book can help me put a collar on a shirt and have it look professional.. I want it! Nay! I NEED it! Collars are my bane.

  18. User avater sweetpea2 June 16th

    This book has been on my 'must-have' list since I saw it in Threads Magazine. It looks perfect for me as it covers everything from picking a pattern to fit-and-finish. My daughter and I would enjoy sharing this book as we work our summer sewing magic creating new fashions for fall!

  19. nalamienea June 7th

    oo oo! pick me! I'm just beginning to learn, so I would be SO appreciative ! :D

  20. altamira June 4th

    I like the cover art.

  21. User avater sew_crazy June 4th

    I sew want this book!

  22. sewbusytammie May 31st

    Hi,
    Choose me, Choose me, Choose me! I am now almost an empty nester! I have all 4 of my children in college...ages 16-22. I am now in need of something to do to reinvent myself.
    So I am sure this book will inspire me....so please choose me as with 4 in college...I can not afford anything for myself....Choose me, PLEASE!

  23. Melchior May 28th

    Well living in South Africa most likely do not allow met to qualify, but . . . I would have loved to have this informative book. Wish I could qualify because I like to browse on the Threads web and I have had numerous successfull and helpfull hits helping me when I got stuck on my sewing projects

  24. Ranchera May 25th

    Having a book like this one is another way not only to enhance my sewing but to have something of value to give to my grandchildren when the time comes and I am not able to help them personally.

  25. User avater Sydju May 25th

    I am constantly looking for new and updated information, guidance and ideas. This book would be a perfit to my growing library.

  26. LMPHG May 24th

    Although I sew occassionally over the years with retirement coming it would be nice to have a book to update my skills. Sewing blankets and a GD dress.

  27. britseybee May 23rd

    Getting into sewing has been an adventure in learning about myself-what I like, what I can do, what I can make. This book would be an amazing resource to have on hand.

  28. britseybee May 23rd

    Getting into sewing has been an adventure in learning about myself-what I like, what I can do, what I can make. This book would be an amazing resource to have on hand.

  29. britseybee May 23rd

    Getting into sewing has been an adventure in learning about myself-what I like, what I can do, what I can make. This book would be an amazing resource to have on hand.

  30. britseybee May 23rd

    Getting into sewing has been an adventure in learning about myself-what I like, what I can do, what I can make. This book would be an amazing resource to have on hand.

  31. britseybee May 23rd

    Getting into sewing has been an adventure in learning about myself-what I like, what I can do, what I can make. This book would be an amazing resource to have on hand.

  32. User avater Mommyo May 23rd

    I have been sewing since I was a young girl and now I am teaching my daughter to sew. Now I am working on learning to fit my patterns better than I have and to teach my daughter to do the same. I saw this lovely book in the store and I would love to own a copy!!

  33. sewrad May 23rd

    The Simplicity Sewing Book that I got from my Mom many decades ago (cover has smiling woman with tape measure draped around her neck, which made me think that sewing must be a measurable pleasure) has lost it's spine and it's time for a replacement.

  34. depotbay May 23rd

    I would love to have this book added to my reference books. This book looks wonderful, and I love books that I can refer to knowing that I would most likely find the answers I am looking for in them. I am a book person as I live so far from areas which have access to sewing teachers and people who I would have access to for answers. My closest Sewing Store or Book store is 2 hrs away in all directions. I received the 2009 DVD of Threads Magazine from my husband for Christmas as he knows I read the magazine from cover to cover when I get it and save it. I feel this book would be an addition to this and would help me to make clothing especially to FIT me. Yes I would love to have this book.
    Thank you

  35. User avater anttibear May 23rd

    I have no doubt that THREADS SEWING GUIDE would be a valuable addition to any sewers library. Through the years I have learned much from THREADS and am confident the book would be a good resource.

  36. sewretired May 23rd

    I received my first Singer Featherweight when I was 6 years old. I have always loved sewing my own clothes. I have never had any formal training. People compliment me on what I've made but I always feel that I messed up on something in a project. I know I could find that perfect technique in the great book that you are giving away.

  37. cecine May 23rd

    I saw your ad for your new book in your magazine and I said what a precious tool to have for a beginner sewer like me to win. I never have time to learn sewing because I was working night shift but since I lost my job I'm trying to sew my own clothes and it's hard when you don't have the skill and technique, so winning this book will be a life time saver and I will have some technique to refer to. Nontheless I wish all contestant a good luck.

  38. JeanoC May 23rd

    I just managed to read about this wonderful give-a-way! I have 3 daughters and 1 daughter in law.... out of the 4 of them 3 of them sew and of these 3, 2 live in the area. I would love to have this book so the one out of our area has something to go to if she couldn't get a hold of me! It's so nice to have a go-to book to find out all the answers to the questions one has about sewing. What's not to like! Please enter my name (and through me, one of my daughters) sew that one of them can win! Thank you for having this give a way in the first place!

  39. User avater MorningRose May 22nd

    I started to learn sewing before I can even remember, and have had no formal training. My mom is a wonderful 'by the pattern' seamstress and made many of my clothes when I was young. Not only am I short (4'11"), but I am full busted, so most patterns won't work without considerable adjustments, and I find myself ignoring patterns and create as I go, learning to drape on my own. I am also disabled, so create clothing and accessories that work with my special needs, and I enjoy creating truely unique items.
    This book would be a great addition to my library so that I can learn some of the tricks of the trade, thereby allowing me to cut down on trial and error to be more productive.

  40. fiberlady May 22nd

    I live up in northeastern Wisconsin, just over the border of Iron Mt.,Mi. The nearest fabric store is over 90 miles away. I love to sew, and Threads Magazine is the best I've found. If I did not have a subscription to Threads, I would have no contact with anyone who sews at all. I would love to have this new book. It know that would help improve my sewing, and it is my new best chance at finding out something that is really going to help my sewing. If I do not win this book, I will probably buy it anyway. But never in my life have I ever won anything, and winning this book would just make my first win just that much better!

  41. JeneenJ May 22nd

    This would be such a great resource to have on hand!!!!

  42. JDixonF May 22nd

    This would be very useful for classes and workshops!

  43. pmkurth May 22nd

    LOVE Threads, would LOVE to add this book to my sewing library!

  44. bchistorian May 22nd

    This book looks so convenient--all the excellent tips and strategies that I've gotten from THREADS over the years, all in one place.

  45. Gauss May 22nd

    I love sewing and am always looking for ways to improve my technique. This book would be perfect! Thank you for the giveaway.

  46. anniebananie May 21st

    I learn by seeing and this book's illustrations are absolutely beautiful.

  47. MarthaR55 May 21st

    I've gone back to school in my 50's to study fashion design, which has been a dream of mine since high school. I have one more year to finish. I learned sewing in high school but didn't sew after that until 2003 when I picked it up again. I know this book would teach me additional techniques that would give my clothes professional look. Thank you for this opportunity.

  48. User avater eadek May 21st

    I would love to have a copy of the Threads Sewing Guide to give to my granddaughter. She is one of 5 children and is in college doubling up on her major so she can graduate early since her brother will be starting college in the Fall. She is learning to sew and needs to enhance her sewing skills. I live on the West Coast and she is in school on the East Coast and will be working all summer there. She would appreciate receiving a great book like this.

  49. User avater bubbecraft May 21st

    I came late learning to sew and now my granddaughters, who live with us, also want to learn. I know I can use all the help I can get.

  50. claireamanda May 21st

    This is my favorite kind of reading!

  51. nikkikn May 21st

    My mom used to sew most of her and my clothes, knit sweaters for family and friends, and create embellishments with tatting and embroidery.She was famous in the local community for her knitting skills. Whenever she asked me to learn to sew or knit, I made an excuse. She told me every girl must know how to sew and convinced me to learn the basics and I made a few clothes for my dolls with her help. When I started working and wanted to buy nice clothes for work, they were expensive, I always wished I could make my own skirts, tops, and jackets but I HADN'T LISTENED TO MY MOM at the right time. She had passed away by then and I started learning through internet.

    I would love to have this book because I need to learn the various techniques to sew and finish my clothes nicely.I use internet because it is a great resource and free and I can't afford to buy books.Patterns have to be adjusted at times to fit well and that adds uncertainity and lack of enthusiasm to a project.I have some unfinished projects for which I started off with a store bought pattern and then got stuck at some point for unclear instructions and then put the project away in a bag to finish some other time and those times never come...ha ha. This THREADS book for reference will be amazing!

  52. Babs1948 May 21st

    I'd love to own a great book like this, not only to find better ways of doing construction but also to share it with my daughter to inspire her to sew.

  53. User avater gda May 20th

    This has to be one great reference book, it written by Threads. I'm getting back into sewing, but never lost my love for Threads magazine. Just can't wait to go through the many pages and read on the up to date techniques and feel like a fashion designer! Would just love to win this book, can't wait!!

  54. User avater toethumbs May 20th

    Hi. I'm a beginner at sewing, just trying to figure things out. I could really use a book. I've done 2 skirts and am now tackling a vintage 1950s dress pattern, very confused about the basics of construction. I'm excited about getting started, but good information could make things a lot easier for me.

  55. o2bkatie May 20th

    I would lovee to own this great looking book!
    there is nnothing like a good book o hold, to read and to share with a friend

  56. JUDY45 May 20th

    I NEED this wonderful book! I am returning to sewing after retiring from teaching. That should say enough! My biggest problem is me - my body does not fit any pattern. Also, the years away from sewing has made me forget so many sewing skills. Help me, please. Judy45

  57. User avater mpgizmo2 May 20th

    This looks like just the book I need to add to my collection. I love sitting down and being able to flip the pages. The web is great, but will never replace the real thing, a book.

  58. AVK May 20th

    Like many of you, I agree that holding something in one's hands and using it as a reference is a wonderful tool. However, I have a collection of issues 48-143, and find I don't access the issues because it's faster to search a reference on-line, even though an index is available.

  59. AVK May 20th

    Like many of you, I agree that holding something in one's hands and using it as a reference is a wonderful tool. However, I have a collection of issues 48-143, and find I don't access the issues because it's faster to search a reference on-line, even though an index is available.

  60. sewbuttons May 20th

    This would be a great book to have in my collection! It covers a lot of topics and techniques so I wouldn't have to be searching through my other books to find something specific. If I don't win it, I just may ask for it for my birthday!

  61. User avater gypsysue May 20th

    I returned to sewing a few years ago when the grandkids started arriving. Am now interested in sewing for myself and could greatly benefit from Threads' words of wisdom.

  62. User avater jen461 May 20th

    I am a sewing instructor. I love to show my students how to do techniques but I also encourage them to find resources to help them when I can not be there with them.

    It is great to have a sewing resource to show my students that is easy to follow with visual pictures to reiterate what I have just taught them. This book would be a great resource for me and my students.

  63. MercedesViking May 20th

    I'm basically a chicken when it comes right down to sewing a garment. I read a lot about it, but don't seem to put anything into action. Maybe this book would be the one that would be my guide into sewing clothing. The book review says, "... the full range of garment sewing techniques." Oh, wow. How great would that be!

  64. zybet May 20th

    Ofcourse, who doesn't want to have such a great helper? For every sewer this book will be like a "DIctionary".

  65. User avater Magda_Glamour May 20th

    Well! Who doesn't want to have such a wonderful book?, I've sewn forever, but didn't take my mother's advice after graduating from high school, because at the time we were considered "seamstresses", so I studied Chemical Engineering instead, I graduated 33 years ago!, and due to life itself now I am sewing for a living, I make bridal gowns, gala dresses and so on. People in Venezuela do know how to party!. So here I am sewing and teaching Yoga. So, YES! I'd love to have that book
    Magda Suñé

  66. jdetrick May 19th

    There is no substitute for having a book in front of you just as you need to look up how to do the tricky next step. It saves you from often disastrous experimentation at a crucial time. Thank you Threads!

  67. Carolynjenkins May 19th

    hello- I have been sewing for at least for 40 years and I have learned more from my e-mails from Threads then I learned in classes and articles on my own. I know to win the sewing book by Threads would be a fantastic gift to me!! I still have a lot of room to learn more! I would enjoy reading it from cover to cover. The e-mail instructions are so clear and helpful I would love the book - might even take it to bed with me, it certainly would be on my night table!! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Carolynjenkins

  68. WhiteSable May 19th

    I have been reading Threads from the very beginning or close to it. Always find great tips and articles. Absolutely LOVE the vintage clothing shots with close ups.
    This book would give me more ideas and inspiration to come up with more amazing garments.
    Although I have not read it, it must be amazing if it comes from Threads.
    Deb

  69. LDL May 19th

    Threads sewing tips in one big collection? Great for me and perfect to share with fellow quilters and sewing friends.

  70. I am an avid reader and have several boks on sewing and I have read most of them cover to cover. I think ALL books on the subject of sewing are facinating and I would love to win this book.

  71. User avater azbarbara May 19th

    I've been looking at this book and am thinking about purchasing. How great would it be to win it instead?!

  72. deathofme May 19th

    I learned to sew by drafting my own patterns from a great sewing instructor almost 40 years ago and I still have to take out my 'notes' as I have gotten 'rusty'on how to construct the patterns but they come out perfect. As this book will be a great reference guide to all aspects of sewing,it will come in handy as I use my Threads magazines constantly. I can't wait to see if I get picked! Until then, I can settle for my Threads magazine...

  73. Casey11th May 19th

    What a fantastic giveaway! I'm getting back to sewing now that I'm retired and this would help me with all the tricks I've forgotten, plus teach me new one!

  74. MHMB May 19th

    Looks like a great reference book to have (and use!) in my sewing room.

  75. Rainbowheart May 19th

    I have started a custom design business. I currently am making Altar Cloths table runners and pillows. I have also made duvet covers and curtains. In addition, I have created a custom made suit for a full figured woman and will continue with this as well. Learning some of these techniques would be most helpful.
    Thank You for this site.

  76. User avater skywater May 19th

    Based on the excellence of the magazine articles, I'm sure this book would be a great resource to have on hand in my sewing room.

  77. Leena May 19th

    I would love to win this book as I am just starting to sew and could learn immensely from this.Thanks for the giveaway !

    leena

  78. caprice May 19th

    Threads is my sewing backbone! I have sewn since childhood, but in the 1990s I was looking for a good sewing magazine to bring me up to date. Next to me a lady said, “If you want the best in sewing help, Threads is your only choice.” So started my confidence that you would not let me down in learning couture sewing – and you are there! Our children have their own families now and so I recently graduated from fashion design school and started a Women’s Business Suit Design business. This book would really fill in my Taunton sewing library. Thank you Threads!

  79. threadlooper May 19th

    This book would be a tremendous addition to my bookshelf! My sewing group has questions every month and even email me w/questions. I store a lot of info but I don't know all so I look up answers and this would be one of the first places I would check! I've been sewing for more than 40 years (and I don't feel like it's been that long), and I find new and better information every time I look through a THREADS publication. I began my subscription w/your first issue and still refer to them. I NEED this book!

  80. beadembroiderer May 19th

    I have purchased and borrowed many sewing guides and books in the past, but I have yet to find a comprehensive book in the bunch. I have learned so much from your Threads issues that this book sounds like it would be the ultimate source for me to push the level of sewing I can do. I need to have a resource for tailoring and learning the little touches and processes I have never done before. There is no resource like the Threads publications.

  81. beadembroiderer May 19th

    I have purchased and borrowed many sewing guides and books in the past, but I have yet to find a comprehensive book in the bunch. I have learned so much from your Threads issues that this book sounds like it would be the ultimate source for me to push the level of sewing I can do. I need to have a resource for tailoring and learning the little touches and processes I have never done before. There is no resource like the Threads publications.

  82. User avater chippiemunk May 19th

    I would love a copy of the new 'THREADS Sewing Guide' to use as a resource when cutting, fitting and sewing new challenges! I formerly taught Home Ec. many years ago, used to be able to sew 'anything' but had languished for a decade at one of my most favorite pasttimes due to many moves. I now have a new home and a new machine and it is time for new creations.

  83. JoleenKnits May 19th

    I learned to sew in 4-H as a child, but didn't have the skills to accomplish the appearance of "store bought." In the last few years have been taking the classes necessary to learn how to sew beautiful, custom fit items. This would be a great addition!

  84. KimsIdleHands May 19th

    Not only do I need this book for myself, but it will help when I teach the kids.

    I just got my 25 years of Threads and the More Fabric Savvy book and I can't wait to see what I can learn.

  85. momster399 May 19th

    Would love this book to supplement my beginner books. I look forward to learning more professional techniques.
    Hope I win!

  86. sosarahsew May 19th

    I've loved sewing since my grandmother sat me in front of her machine to pices quilt blocks when I was 6 or 7. I'm sure this book is filled with both new concepts as well as true-and-true techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. JRN1957 May 19th

    Learned to sew many years ago from a very gifted seamstress, but over the years time and life has prevented me from sewing as much as I would like to. Recently became disabled due to many different things and have found I would like to return to sewing as a way to keep myself from becoming further withdrawn and also to enjoy all the wonderful things that come from creating something beautiful. I also have recently come to live with my daughter who for the first time is showing an interest in learning to sew for herself and feel this would be an awesome learning tool for her as well as something to re-orient me to the updated world of sewing. This appears to be a wonderful guide and I would LOVE to have it.

  88. NoraBora May 19th

    It might allow me to toss some of my other books.

  89. threecrossfarm May 19th

    Commenting in hopes of winning!

  90. I really need a good reference book like this. It would reduce the limited space I have for reference book since everything would be in one good book.
    I lost a husband and daughter nine weeks apart. Iam unable to get any financial income from his death. I am a retired teacher of Home Economics and must live on my retirement income and support myself and my family.I have Degenerative Joint Problems and cannot walk or stand for long periods. So I had to stop working. I have already had several joint replacements.
    To help support the family I do alterations, machine embroidery and some crafts for a small fee and often free. I create clothes for the less fortunate students in my community and donate them to students.Ex.Formal, Cheerleader items,Throws,etc.The economy has left some families unable to allow their child to attend the prom or be in extra curricular activities.Fabric is often donated by others in the community to help those in need. I provide the skills.
    A reference like this would enhance my skills tremendously and it would all be under one cover. This book would be an added blessing to my work.

  91. brackloney May 19th

    I love to use sewing techniques from the professionals, when I sew for myself and my two grown up daughters. My old sewing instruction book (not from threads) is useful, but it doesn't quite reach those standards. I find myself taking time to trawl the Internet (mainly the Threads site!) for advice, and how much nicer it would be to have that expertise in a handy book on my sewing table.

  92. AltiB May 19th

    I have sewn for many years and after very recently sewing my daughter's wedding gown, she expressed an interest in learning to sew (yay!). She is very creative (designed her wedding gown herself) and so I gave her my old trusty sewing machine after I bought my new one a week ago. I would have loved to teach her to sew myself, but she has moved quite far away after her wedding earlier this year and we have to find another way for her to learn. I love Threads magazine and have learnt so much from its pages and I know with the Threads Sewing Guide my daughter will be able to learn even more than I would've been able to teach her. (Would love to have the book myself, but my daughter needs it more that I do).

  93. annl001 May 19th

    I would sooo love to add this great resource to my library, especially with the Threads endorsement. As a self taught sewer there is always something I'm unsure of and like to reference. Sounds like this would be a one stop source of info to clarify and give confidence to any sewer. Hope I win!!! :)

  94. Zoeyskeeper May 19th

    As with each person, my heart beat quickened at the thought of winning an awesome book. My first thought was, "Wow, that would be a great source of information!"

    My best sewing ideas and solutions come to me in my dreams. I sew daily and normally have several projects going simultaneously. Sewing is always on my mind. It is the challenge to create new and unique things that brings satisfaction and joy as each project comes together and is completed.

    Like a kid on Christmas morning, someone will be jumping for joy soon. They will drop everything they are doing in order to sit down and at least glance through their new book, until they have more time to absorb and implement each page of information.

    The little wheels in their mind will be spinning because of the dozens of ideas pouring into their imagination.

    Like every contestant who enters, the little voice inside my head is yelling, "Hey, here I am over here. Pick me!"

    Thank you Threads, for the opportunity to win an exceptional reference book. If it is compiled and written by Threads, it has to be the best.

  95. User avater Missy55 May 19th

    I would love to have a copy of this book, I am just getting back into sewing. I used to sew all of my clothes and I am looking forward to sewing again. I have forgot quite a bit but once I started sewing again it does come back, So the sewing guide would come in handy. I had forgotten how much I loved to sew! Beside Threads magazine I really dont have any other reference guides for sewing. Just the internet. So it would be great to own a copy.

  96. User avater Emilly54 May 18th

    Haven't had time to sew in years. Now I have the time, desire, and the grandchildren to sew for! I could surely use the help that this book would give me!

  97. User avater Arlene_Anne May 18th

    I read magazines, but I USE books. I always intend to index or cut and organize magazine articles, but never do, so it's always too much trouble to look up that article I remember reading somewhere. Would love to have this great and comprehensive resource.

  98. LadyL5068 May 18th

    I have an old sewing guide and am in need of an updated one.
    I've taken some sewing classes but would love to learn new techniques.

  99. designs May 18th

    I love reference sewing books because you never know when you'll find that hint that just solves your latest sewing dilemma. Also you get ideas for new techniques to try. I would love to have this guide to enhance my resources.

  100. MPurnell May 18th

    Ooooohh! I would love to win this book! I am a reference book junkie....just love learning techniques, and refreshing my memory on things, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book!

  101. User avater angelap May 18th

    I love tho read sewing books with alot of techniques. Thanks for offering another great giveaway!

  102. readytorun May 18th

    I have two vintage kenmores, two sewing books and a subscription to Threads. The magazine taught me to hammer down thick seams to sew multiple thicknesses more easily. It was worth the price of the issue;maybe worth the entire year's subscription. the book would be a great reference.

  103. User avater cathj May 18th

    I would dearly love to add this wonderful book to my somewhat limited sewing reference library,especially after previewing it on Amazon.

  104. Barbin May 18th

    I am getting back into sewing after many years of not doing any sewing at all. This book would bring me up to date and I could take advantage of all the new techniques, fabrics, and items to help me make nicely finished clothing. Thanks, Taunton for publishing this book.

  105. pammylbear May 18th

    If this book is anything like Threads magazine, it would be well worth giving it space on my sewing shelf!

  106. User avater Firefairy May 18th

    I live in a very small apartment, so I try to make sure that every tool and reference I have serves multiple purposes. I own only a handful of sewing books, and this is one I have had my eye on for quite a while to add to the collection. I literally read my sewing books straight through, like novels; I would love to have this one to explore!

  107. User avater BobineDeFil May 18th

    As you mentioned, this book seems really a must have. We could have a good idea of this book with the google preview and it is one of the book I thought to get. Images and text seems to give the good information for a beginner or could be a quick reference for anybody else.

  108. crazycurlgirl May 18th

    My Great Grandma taught me to sew Barbie clothes. That was 40 years ago....I would love this book because there is always something new to learn.

  109. User avater Colleen56 May 18th

    So many Threads articles, tips and hints guided me through creating my daughter's wedding gown last summer. That project, and the skills I gleaned from Threads has taken my self-taught sewing skills to a new level. Sometimes it takes a little longer to do it "right", but the pride that I take in creating things more professionally constructed and finished is worth every minute. I can't wait to take on new projects, and would appreciate a reference from a publication that has already proven it's worth.

  110. deej247 May 18th

    I have been sewing since 9 years old, and am now in my late 50's. My granddaughter is learning to sew and this book would be so nice to refer to so that she can learn good techniques. Would love to have this book!

  111. User avater sewingharlot May 18th

    I SO need this book. I am pretty much self taught. I use Thread magazine as my go to pretty much for everything. I now find myself teaching/helping newer sewers! So I have gotten back into myself--newly retired and have the time to really delve into it.
    As I said--I SO need this book:o)

  112. create2 May 18th

    As a self taught sewer i would embrace from this book a wealth of information that would improve my skills in the
    making of my garments. my subscription to threads i have
    learned many techniques. Thanks for a great magazine.

  113. I need this book to add to my sewing library. I've already made room for it in my bookcase!!

  114. SeaSprite May 18th

    Several ladies in the far north of New Caledonia, who have not had the opportunity of learning, have asked me to teach them how to sew. One had never seen a garment under construction or a pattern instruction sheet before and had so many questions.

    The book would be a great reference resource to use when teaching the ladies the beginning steps of sewing and developing their ability from there. The book would make teaching easier... as I still have much to learn!

  115. marcela05 May 18th

    If this book proves to be as informative and indispensable as it appears, I'm definitely subscribing to Threads magazine.

  116. LeahMarie May 18th

    Pick me! Pick me!
    I would love to own this book.

  117. unwrittenmelody May 18th

    I think this would be a wonderful book to have! :)

  118. Looks like a great reference! I wasn't sure how it differed from the Threads archive but it looks like it has new and useful material.

  119. Mizmash May 18th

    As a beginner, I need all the help, I can get! This appears to be a wonderful guide, reference and incentive to continue on my adventure.

  120. DenaM May 18th

    I'm teaching 3 of my daughters how to sew and would really like to win this book.

  121. User avater gmahanna May 18th

    I love a good resource,and I have never seen a Thread reference that wasn't excellent. Can't wait to get a peek at this book.I have the honor of teaching new sewers,and a book like this one would be wonderful to have in my library.I know I learn somthing new every time I open a Threads publication.

  122. ClaudiaH May 18th

    I have other sewing guides, but there is always room for one more, especially since I am always trying to expand my sewing skills and knowledge. As a subscriber to Threads magazine, which I consider to be one of my most useful resources, I would expect this book to contain many techniques and concepts I have not yet mastered. I have seen this book mentioned, and in fact recommended it myself to members of a sewing email group I belong to, but I am retired and haven't had the cash to purchase it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win it!

  123. Artsy_sewer May 18th

    As much as I love the Singer Sewing book, a gift from my seweing Mom years ago, this new book looks like a wonderful way to update my skills.

  124. Quiltgypsy May 18th

    What a wonderful way to have Threads expertise at the tip of my fingers. I'll definitely buy a copy if I'm not lucky enought to win this one.

  125. jzzl May 18th

    Wow! 370 pages?! This sounds like a must for my bookshelf. I love reference books and everything Thread. They have helped me improve my garments and advanced me to the next level.

  126. tell_ann May 18th

    This looks like a great book - would love to have it in my sewing library. Threads is the best for teaching new techniques, fabrics, tools, along with industry standards, couture, artistic creativity and history of sewing. I can't wait for the next edition & re-read my old editions all of the time. Amazing what I forget or don't know & how much I can learn from other designers, editors and creative sewers.

  127. sewing_teacher May 18th

    Threads is a great reference tool for both the beginner and experienced, this book looks like another great product.

  128. User avater TrishyBob May 18th

    I have been sewing for many years and find that trying to stay "up to date" on the latest technology, fabrics, tools,
    books, magazines, etc. is almost impossible. A good book that will be a basic reference for today's sewing would be a great asset to anyone who sews. I still refer back to my old
    books and find them good in some areas and lacking in others. I need a new book and would love to get this one.

  129. JaneInKC May 18th

    This book sounds like a wonderful resource. I would love to win it!

  130. lmndesigns May 18th

    I would love to have the book because you are never too old to learn new ideas.

  131. yourskipness May 18th

    This book sounds like an absolute must have. Questions are always popping up, and it would be wonderful to have the answers at my fingertips. Thank you "Threads" for this opportunity.

  132. dancingmom1 May 18th

    I really enjoy Threads magazine and look forward to reading creative ways to make or update garments, sewing tips from readers, etc. I just love everything about the magazine and I know I would really benefit from the sewing guide to add to my collection of sewing magazines & books. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

  133. AbigailN May 18th

    This book looks like the perfect go to guide to achieve the perfect fit!

  134. vabney May 18th

    I continue to add Threads guides to my sewing bookshelf because the quality of instruction fits my needs. I'd love to add this one.

  135. User avater sewinggal1 May 18th

    I'd love to have it, so I could learn some new techniques to share with my daughter who is now getting into sewing, and the online sewing group I run too. I'm always trying to answer people's questions about the sewing problems they run into.

  136. RWinDC May 18th

    Would use as the foundation of getting back into sewing

  137. User avater PABarnes May 18th

    This book would make a wonderful addition to my sewing reference books/guides.
    Thank you for having this give-a-way.

  138. RiaAndTiggy May 18th

    I've only been sewing for a year and a half but have a lot by reading various sewing web sites and blogs. Sewers have been so generous with their knowledge, with great tutorials and tips, it's wonderful.
    I would love, love, love to win this book. I do not own any sewing books (although I've currently got five from the library which I'm working my way through!) So if I do win this would be first sewing book, which would be awesome.
    Thank you Threads for the great Giveaway!

  139. ccs5491 May 18th

    What a treat this would be! I've been sewing since I was a kid--made my mother a dress with covered belt & buttons at 14, withOUT any fittings beforehand. And she wore it unashamed and unabashed so I must've done a pretty darn good job. These days, I like to remake old clothes and do wall hangings. I hope I am the lucky winner!!

  140. User avater suzy101 May 18th

    I look forward to each new Threads issue. There is always helpful tips that I can use. I love Threads magazine and I know that winning a copy of this new Threads book will help me in my struggles to master sewing techniques. Most of the garments that I sew do not turn out as expected and I know need the expertise that this book will provide. HOPE I'M A WINNER!

  141. Josefly May 18th

    I'd love to have this book among my sewing resources. Thanks for the contest, and please, enter me!

  142. zetta_sews May 18th

    I love my Threads mag and the contributions of Kenneth King et.al. in the online posts. I've sewn off and on most of my life, and now have the time to update my sewing skills. This book would definitely fill in the gaps.

  143. bettystitch May 18th

    It looks like another great Threads product. I LOVE Threads.

  144. Troika May 18th

    I just finished my first sewing class, and want to continue to learn as much as I can. The teacher encouraged me to buy Threads magazine, so I have a subscription, and always look forward to receiving it. When it comes, I savor each and every page and illustration. I recently became disabled due to complications from two spinal fusions. Having this book would be a wonderful source of information and so helpful because I have to support myself by getting into craft shows.

    Thank you for the opportunity in receiving this book.




  145. snowm May 18th

    This could really come in handy when I can't remember how to do something that I haven't done for some time. I would also like to share it with my 2 girls to help them learn more about sewing.

  146. Donna_R May 18th

    WOW, certainly can't go wrong with this book. Would be my best sewing guide. Keeping my fingers (and everything else I can) crossed!

  147. jvkable May 18th

    I am constantly looking for ways to improve my sewing, and take it to the next level--some day I'd like to be considered a "master sewer"...I'm sure this book would help me achieve that goal. Thank you for a wonderful magazine!

  148. bikerbroad May 18th

    I recently just picked up sewing again, I have the talent to be a good seamstress but I need the proper guidance and knowledge of correct sewing techniques that could lead me to that direction, sewing to me is a great hobby I would love to master. When I start a sewing project, I encounter stubling blocks that keep me away from being a good seamstress and continuing the project at hand, such as pattern sizing, fabrics, finishing seams, tips and techniques that would make my life as a seamstress so much easier having the knowledge of the tricks of the trade at my fingertips. I would need to tailor clothes to my liking and learn all aspects of being a professional wanna be seamstress. This would be a great beginning having these skills, tips, techniques at hand when I need them for reference. Eliminating these stubling blocks would help me tremendously.

  149. chachito May 18th

    Owning this book must feel like having a sewing teacher just for you!!

  150. JoanieK May 18th

    Trying to brush up on my sewing skills and it's helpful to learn the latest techniques I know your book would provide!

  151. User avater BarbaraTW May 18th

    The book will be great help to me with my beginning sewing students. They always have questions that stretch my knowledge.

  152. User avater pugbug May 18th

    been sewing since I was 12 (several decades) and I've always found great, helpful ideas in the Sew News magazine (currently subscribe). I can only imagine how wonderful this book would be! Will have to purchase this book :)

  153. mermaids9 May 18th

    Threads makes it a joy to sew, whether it's something basic or exploring new skills. This book would be a constant inspiration. Thanks so much!!

  154. LaSylvie May 18th

    I used to make most of my clothes (40 years ago) and would like to start sewing again. Since I no longer have my mother to answer my questions about sewing, this guide could be a good source to start finding my answers!

  155. User avater TSW1983 May 18th

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  156. mabowles May 18th

    I use Threads magazine and articles as my sewing guide. This book would really help me keep all the Threads knowledge in one place! Hope I win! DB

  157. sandyfeet May 18th

    This book looks very helpful and I would love to win it, of course.

  158. dottiecan May 18th

    There is always something new to learn, and something learned that can be refreshed. I'm sure this book would supply both.

  159. lxlaube50 May 18th

    Any book that is "a must-have reference for sewing reference" is something that I would love to win and may have to buy. ;o)

  160. bairdmtn May 18th

    this would be such a great help to me! I don't have anyone to ask for help when I need it! I sew totally by trial and error and could use some good assistance!

  161. MaryU May 18th

    For years i've been using Sewing the Easy Way by Mary Johnson which I acquired almost 50 years ago. I guess it's time for a new "sewing bible".

  162. I have my own cloth diaper/baby shop and also teach a little bit of sewing for my local library. This book would be a great reference tool! I would love to have it.

  163. sharduffy May 18th

    I have taught my three daughters and my son to sew thru the years. My Grandchildren are now learning to sew also. ( have 15 of them!) I firmly believe the boys should also be able to use a sewing machine.

    I am also involved in 4-H and will be helping with their sewing. This would be a great reference book!

  164. geriroyer May 18th

    I have been sewing for years. I have taken classes at our local community colleges to increase my skills. I love having books like this on hand because you can always learn something new to help with your skills.

  165. Ayofemi May 18th

    I am in the process of creating my own clothing line. The tips and techniques in this book would be a great help. I have forgotten sooo many of the things I learned in design school years and years and years...ago. This book would refresh my memory and teach this old dog some new tricks of the trade.

  166. lhisartsy53 May 18th

    My grandmother taught me to sew when I was in the 3rd grade. We spent many summers creating my next years wardrobe. She bought me a book called Learning to Sew, which I still have some 50 years later.

    Life has been busy going to college, working and raising a family over the years but I am at a point now that I have time to do the things I love more often.

    One of those things is sewing and designing my own clothing. This book would greatly help me renew my skills and provide a great reference for a very long time.

    I would be thrilled to win a copy of Threads Sewing Guide.

  167. User avater auschick May 18th

    i'd love to add some more skills to my repertoire!

  168. StudioM May 18th

    Would love to have this valuable resource to all things sewing!

  169. User avater talondrago May 18th

    The book would be a great guide for this new sewer. I have some training but need to learn more advanced sewing tips. I have gotten a lot from Threads already and look forward to advancing with your great tips and books.

  170. arjee63 May 18th

    I've been sewing since I was 7, and Threads has been my faithful companion and source of inspiration since I was 18. 30 years of Threads has enriched my skills and my imagination! Now, my oldest daughter has begun to sew. She bought her own "Project Runway" sewing machine, and has been borrowing my favorite sewing books. This would be an amazing gift to give her. I hope I win!!

  171. wearinbeads May 18th

    I would love to have this copy to donate to our library at the Penisula Wearable Arts Guild.

  172. User avater kjocelyn May 18th

    I've loved Threads magazine for a long time--I'm sure this new book would be a great asset to my sewing library! Pick me-Pick me!

  173. SewStylish May 18th

    This book would be great to win!! Thanks for the chance. I would love to have this handy when sewing up my next project.

  174. User avater squrlntkn May 18th

    A book like this is a valuable tool for any seamster. weather it be for simple things like curtains to complicated things like cloths that will knock their socks off. You can never have enough help to learning the best ways to do things and the unbelievable short cuts.

  175. watgirl May 18th

    What a great prize. I'm new to sewing and need all the guidance I can get.

  176. User avater purlygirl May 18th

    I am always looking for new ways to do old things and ways to do new things. Therefore I always look to the newest reference books.

  177. Adventitiously May 18th

    I love Threads. It is the one sewing resource I know will always have something new for me to learn. Would love this book!

  178. ereid May 18th

    I have been sewing for almost 60 years and am a confirmed fabriholic. As a hobby, I teach yound people who want to learn fine dressmaking.

    I have sewing books that span the 1890`s to the present and love to learn both old and new techniques. Many of my books are out on loan much of the time, but they usually come back to my bookshelf at some point. I would love to add your book to the collection. It will likely get to travel too.

  179. ANDREA_B May 18th

    I have been sewing for a few years now and Threads has become such a huge resource for me so if I won this book it would be another tool for me to use while I am sewing up my garments. Thanks for the chance!

  180. SUZAG57 May 18th

    You can't get enough good reference books and alternate ways of doing things!

  181. morning May 18th

    Who needs a reference book? We all do and this one looks superior especially for all us rusty sewers who've spent the last thirty years working and raising children and can't remember how to make all those totally incredible clothes quilts and disasters that we used to churn out with our eyes closed (did we really wear some of those styles?????). And by the way, when did sewing machine needles get so small and blurry. Ya, so I count myself in big time as a perfect candidate for this book because presently when I sew it is as if I have 10 thumbs (none of them opposable) and I could really use a comprehensive guide to pull me out of my darkages and into the light of creativity. Good luck to us all - including me................

  182. Angela1978 May 18th

    I would love to win this book. What a wonderful way to brush up on clothing construction techniques and learn new and better ways to sew that I can pass along to my children.

  183. prophecy May 18th

    I'm always open to learning new techniques. Curious to see this book.

  184. Dallas_Raye May 18th

    For many years I had little time to sew. About 2 years ago I found one of the "Threads" Magazine in a second hand store and have been hooked ever since. When I discovered Threads was online I immediately subscribed. Everyday, I check my email to see if I have a new e-letter from Threads. I love these articles and have found they have helped me tremdously in many ways. I especially love the vintage articles and designs and how toos'. For the past 3 years I have been caring for my Mom who is doing a battle with cancer. When I began to take care of her in my home I didn't get to far away from home so was able to pick up my love of sewing again. My love of sewing came from my Mom and she taught me when I was a child. Everytime a new Threads is on the rack I rush out to get it and share it with her. She loves it and would have loved to have it when she was sewing for 7 children! I would be thrilled to own this book and share it with her before she dies and I would put it to good use!!!

  185. User avater restlesslegs May 18th

    I enjoy your magazine and would make use of the Threads Sewing Guide in my every day sewing, for my family. There are so many different fabrics & threads to sew with, it would help me make our(my daughter, granddaughter, greatgranddaughter & myself) clothes more exciting. Thank you for this wonderful prize you are offering. I would be so grateful if I could win Threads Sewing Guide.

  186. User avater MissPat May 18th

    Altho I have a bookcase full of sewing manuals, I have found that every time I get a new one, there is something that I have not thought of that makes a difference. Maybe to construction, possibly fitting, pattern lay-out, etc. etc. etc. Threads books, like the magazine, are always very well done. I would love a copy.

  187. User avater restlesslegs May 18th

    I enjoy your magazine and would make use of the Threads Sewing Guide in my every day sewing, for my family. There are so many different fabrics & threads to sew with, it would help me make our(my daughter, granddaughter, greatgranddaughter & myself) clothes more exciting. Thank you for this wonderful prize you are offering. I would be so grateful if I could win Threads Sewing Guide.

  188. supermanchick May 18th

    I would love to win this encyclopedia. I am showing my daughter how to sew and it's a perfect tool for her! ( AND me, you're never too old to learn)

  189. User avater GrandmaMary May 18th

    I have been sewing for years but it is a constant learning experience. Everything you read or see is another view that could possibly be an improvement on what you presently know. I also have 4 adult daughters, 3 are eager to learn and I have shown them basic stuff. This book would allow us all to expand our horizons. My mother showed me(in the 40's) and I have come a long way but there is still a lot to learn.

  190. User avater Jen_NYC May 18th

    These days I am sewing out of necessity. Times are difficult, but I'm taking this as an opportunity to improve my sewing skills--and I've been enjoying it! That said, I find myself with some issue in each project that I don't quite understand. I'd love to have this book because it would genuinely help me learn how to do these things right for the present and for the (hopefully more simple) future. Thanks!

  191. User avater wendy_ware May 18th

    I've got JUST the up-and-coming sewer who
    would really benefit from this!

  192. MillyB May 18th

    I've started sewing again after taking a break to focus on family and work. A reference that covers the basics and builds upon them sounds like just what I need to take my sewing to the next level.

  193. User avater Pearlndigger May 18th

    I would love to be the winner of this book.I'm always looking for new books to increase my knowledge of sewing. I am unable to work so for my pass time I like to sew and learn new sewing techniques.

  194. cre8girl May 18th

    I started sewing 45 years ago. it is part of my soul. In the latest years I have had little time due to an elderly parent. I think the book would get some of the cobwebs off my skills and teach me the new ones. I still get many requests for help and support from new sewers. I really enjoy charity sews when I hear of them. Project Linus is a favorite. Please pick me for the book. I love reading Threads.

  195. JoanneChocolate May 18th

    This looks like a fabulous book to improve on techniques and learn new designer tricks to improve my sewing capabilities. Kick my sewing skills up a notch. You can always learn new and exciting skills.

    I can't wait to go through this book- cover to cover!

    JoanneChocolate

  196. MsClick May 18th

    The books sounds really good. There's always something new to learn. Equally, there's always something old to rediscover. I can't wait to win this and start learning from it.

  197. MJMcaghren May 18th

    I learned to sew when I wanted barbie doll clothes. My mom taught me and I am amazed every year at how many new techniques I learn. I am a lover of books and would love to add this one to my collection and learn even more!

  198. pgwilliams May 18th

    I would love to win this book.

  199. User avater msewwhat May 18th

    I purchased the magazine, "Teach Yourself to Sew" and then actually won the DVD set. Since I then had two copies of the magazine I shared one with my dentist. She called it the "Betty Crocker of sewing books." I have to agree the magazine is for anyone who sews. It offers new and basic techniques for the beginner and new and refresher techniques for the more experienced sewer.

    I would love to have a copy of the book, "Threads Sewing Guide," to add to my collection. It would never collect dust because I use my reference materials on a daily basis.
    Thank you Threads, for all of your inspirational ideas and tips!

  200. like2sew May 18th

    I would really love to have this book to improve my skills. When my Mom passed away last year May 20th, I inherited Mom's sewing machines and all unfinished projects. I want to complete these projects and present them to the Great-Grands and Grandchildren as Christmas gifts this year. I know the Sewing Guide would be a wonderful help to me and a blessing to our family this holiday season in memory of our Loving Mother. Thank you in advance.

  201. User avater BarbaraSki May 18th

    I would love to win this book. I would then be able to pass on to other sewists, all the other books I have on various techinques and have everything I need to know in one volume!

  202. Carly_Sue May 18th

    This looks like book full of most everything a seamstress would need. I would
    love to win it!

  203. User avater jillbilly May 18th

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  204. dsharp90 May 18th

    I would love to have this book! It would make my life so much easier!!

  205. costumeladies May 18th

    A friend and I have taken over the care of the costume room for live theater in our town. We create and maintain clothes that reflect the styles back to the 1840s approximately. We are also creating a reference library of books and movies so we can improve our sewing abilities and be able to create items as realistic to their time as possible. We have several seamstresses who willingly sew items from corsets and bustles to ladies travelling costumes and all the small accessories that go with them,and because this is a community playhouse all members are volunteer. I find that every time we search through one of our books, there is a tip or technique that will help us in our work. Considering the tips and ideas I have learned from your website this year with my new subscription, I think this book would be a great addition to our library.

  206. alfanhui14 May 18th

    I will love to win this!!

  207. User avater samlilypepper May 18th

    This would be an amazing reference to have at hand! No matter how experienced a sewer is, there is always something new cropping up that needs an answer or guidance. The only reference guide that I have is very old, probably from the mid-70's, and many things have changed since then - new fabrics, notions, methods, etc.

  208. darylquilts May 18th

    I need a good book about sewing because I am not as skilled as I would like to be in clothing and home decor sewing. I am a quilter, but I need to learn more clothing sewing techniques that work. Thanks for the chance to win.

  209. User avater mirela May 18th

    I'd love this book for the couture techniques, that is something I am not too good at and would learn a bit.

  210. Neosha May 18th

    My two loves are books and sewing. I am a librarian so I really appreciate the value of books in helping us to learn and to expand our creative abilities. I love sewing--anything! Making polishing cloths for my husband out of old t-shirts, creating Elizabethan gowns, giving away over 80 aprons I've made, sewing my own clothes. I learn new things and need refresher insturctions constantly. I bought my first sewing machine in summer 1968--a Singer Stylist. My first sewing book was a Talbot book from my mother. Another wonderful book would be great.

  211. 3feathers May 18th

    This book would be a wonderful addition to my Threads collection of reference books. I started collecting them a few years ago and find them timeless! Somethings just aren't time sensitive..sewing is one of them. I love reading the articles on clothing construction and pattern alterations. This book would be great to add to the collection!

  212. HenryHiggins May 18th

    Because of the current economy, I have had to go from an advanced beginner to a professional sewer. I am doing alterations. I read and study everything I can, including Threads magazine and their wonderful website. I buy individual issues as I am about to move. Then I will subscribe. I hope you will consider me for the winner of the book.

  213. User avater ambayval May 18th

    This sewing guide looks like an impeccable compendium resource. I cannot think of a more inspirational nor a more reliable source than Threads Magazine/Taunton Press. I would love to receive this book and it would take pride of place next to my sewing machine corner if I were the lucky one.

  214. User avater SANDIA May 18th

    When was this book published first?

  215. Ariane May 18th

    Every Threads book and DVD has taught me something new, and I'm always ready to add one of their offerings to my over-full sewing bookshelves.

  216. snavefam May 18th

    The biggest problem for me in sewing is finding fabric. My town of 50,000 is seriously lacking in this area.

  217. User avater lmsdubois May 18th

    This would be a great addition to my 20+ years of Threads Magazines, and consolidated all in one place, and helpful when sewing costumes for the local high school musicals.

  218. AnneLamb May 18th

    I am a recent returnee to sewing and am enjoying learning new skills and improving old ones. I love Threads magazine and the archive CD.

  219. Gramgin May 18th

    Threads is #1 on the leader board when it comes to sewing! Since I am time-challenged (as are most sewers I know), I often seek help at odd hours of the night (not too many people distract me then), so having this reference book would be a great way to keep me moving forward! Thanks for the opportunity to win this one!

  220. winhall May 18th

    I was only doing quilts for years, but now I have three little grand daughters and I'm back into clothing I guess what comes around goes around!

  221. User avater Leostitcher May 18th

    I think I should win this book because I need all the help I can get.

  222. budgetb May 18th

    I would love to win this book, to learn the proper words to express what I want to do with my sewing.

  223. jothwade May 18th

    I have a significant library of books related to and about textiles and clothing, knitting and quilting and I am always eager to have another take on tools and techniques. I follow a couple of sewing blogs and stand in awe of the way, men in particular, people achieve great skill and develop a creative talent beyond following a pattern.

  224. User avater sewold May 18th

    I have a lot of books with sewing helps but I'm always looking for more. I nearly always find something useful whenever I get another book. Threads has always been helpful on learning new skills and improving old ones.

  225. mar32428 May 18th

    I am 83 and have been sewing since I was 8 years old. The old comment, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" doesn't apply to me. I make all my clothes from bathing suits to formal gowns. I can always find something new in Threads, be it fitting or couture. As the body shape has aged, I have found new ways to refit patterns,try new designs and learn about the latest machines and notions. This publication would be a most welcome addition to my library.

  226. User avater paulac May 18th

    This book would really round out my collection. I am a big fan of Threads Magazine - thanks for such great material.

  227. agatha44 May 18th

    From all of the comments, this is the book I need and would love to receive. I always have so many questions about sewing that The Threads Sewing Guide, is a must for me to have.
    Thank you for this opportunity!
    Karen

  228. sewlittle2005 May 18th

    I would love to have this book. Knowledge is power! You should learn something new everyday to keep the brain working! I like to read any kind of sewing book I can get my hands on.

  229. Esmarelda May 18th

    My passion is sewing! I have chronic fatigue syndrome...when I am unable to sew I love to read anything related to sewing!
    I would love to win this book!

  230. ConnieW May 18th

    Your books are always filled with creative ideas and helpful information. I am always impressed with the quality of instruction offered--I'm sure this is another gem and hope to add it to my collection.

  231. Lilibetp May 18th

    I'd LOVE to be considered for the book. It looks terrific!

  232. linda6885 May 18th

    Love it! I don't sew as much as I would like anymore. I am mostly a knitter now. But when I need to, I take on bigger projects like, the boat cushions I just finished, the roman shades in our family room, and the bedroom curtains. I would love a book that I could referr to, so the end result looks professional. I am a stickler for perfection with sewing, so I really need this great book on the finer points, and techniques.

  233. User avater micheleppl May 18th

    I have many years worth of Threads magazines that I refer to and keep, just in case... to have all the information in one book would be amazing! I have been sewing most of my life and I love to learn new tricks and techniques, so this book would be a wonderful addition to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity!

  234. ridinstyle May 18th

    Your reference material is always great! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book.

  235. User avater njean May 18th

    What a great resource this would be! I always wait for my next Threads magazine with great anticipation!

  236. nan27 May 18th

    -always superb info from Taunton---I'd treasure the book as another reference & teaching vehicle for 5 granddaughters!

  237. Diana_B May 18th

    I would love to own this book not only to improve my own sewing, but to help me teach the small class of 7 - 14 year old girls at my church. They are absolutely in love with sewing!

  238. CynthiaT59 May 18th

    This looks like a great book that even an experienced seamtress could learn new tricks. I have a daughter who is interested in learning and this would be perfect as a reference for the both of us to turn to.

  239. Kinde1 May 18th

    I collect reference books of all kinds for sewing. I currently have about 12 linear feet of such books, not counting the other shelves with sewing magazines, especially the Threads that I won't part with yet. I'd love to win this book.

  240. User avater cardlady131 May 18th

    I would love to win - This would cover two of my passions - sewing and books! Started out sewing for myself, went on to taylor suits for my husband and brother, dressed my daughters and can't wait to sew for grandchildren.

  241. ChrisCats May 18th

    Please, I have been sewing for a long time but I really do need to improve my skills.

  242. meitarlaurie May 18th

    As sewers of all levels, it benefits us to learn new techniques and to review what we know. This book sounds like a good tool for that.

  243. clotheshound May 18th

    I'd love to win this book because I'd have all Threads resources in one spot. I've been sewing for 50+ years and try to keep up to date on all publications.

  244. MaryLeah May 18th

    I'm trying to improve my sewing skills so winning this book would be wonderful.

  245. I am a long time (OLD) self-taught seamstress. I am 6' and obese and my husband is 5'4" and not so slim either. I HAVE TO SEW.
    This book would be a handy reference to have on hand to remind me of the newer techniques that would help me do better more polished work as I sew or alter clothes for us.

  246. mb9098 May 18th

    I'm just getting back in to sewing after a hiatus of a few years. I've forgotten so many techniques and could really use a reference book to brush up on things.

  247. CarrieMae May 18th

    My mother started to teach me to sew when I was around 8. I have a couple different sewing books that I refer to fairly regularly. I would love to add this volume to my collection!

  248. HotPotatoes May 18th

    I would treasure this book as Threads does such a comprehensive job on every task and we all know that the same love a seamstress has for fabric extends to the love of books.

  249. lexi4fun30 May 18th

    I could not believe this offer when I read it!!! I am so excited for the chance to win this fabulous book full of all the most current and up-to-date sewing information!!! Having a home based business on a small scale, I know for a fact this book could be used on a daily basis....would be a great resource tool for me to search "problems" that arise when I encounter a new task or idea. I have been sewing for 35 years and have created one-of-a-kind children's clothing and sports items and no item that is produced is duplicated!!! I am extremely confident that this book will surely offer me some new techniques and ideas to the expanding library that I am trying to create!!!
    Hoping and praying for an award of this wonderful book!!!
    Cynthia H

  250. User avater ddavis78 May 18th

    I would love to win this!

  251. gwill61 May 18th

    I am teaching myself to sew after many years away from it, and really enjoying the new materials and products. This book would help so much! I would love to win.

  252. LindaKaren May 18th

    I do a lot of sewing, taught only by my Mom (and Threads). I refer to back issues of Threads magazine constantly. Would love to have the book!!!

  253. cyberchic May 18th

    I love to sew but never really had a teacher. I did learn basic sewing in school, but have had to do the best I can do on my own. I would definitely sew more if I had more confidence in my abilities. I would really love a book like this as it says it is a complete reference. I could gain much insight from a book like this to create more sewing projects. Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win!

  254. User avater Whitewolfwoman May 18th

    I am working on a couple of projects right now, including a vintage child's dress & slip. I LOVE THREADS and I am also starting to use Couture techniques in my sewing; but, I sure could use some help with that! I would LOVE to win the Threads Sewing guide! It would be of great importance in my sewing and I love the ideas from Threads I have already used.
    It would be great to have a quick, hands-on guide right at the sewing table to use when needed, and I would love reading through it in the evenings to relax and enjoy! HAPPY SEWING TO YOU ALL and GOD BLESS...

  255. User avater sewsilly4ads May 18th

    I would love this book!

    I've gone to both extremes...how fast can I whip something up that will stay put together, as well as making a totally coture skirt. This book combines both and makes it the perfect combination of any needs and skills! I would love to see what tricks and techniques it holds to add to my skill bank!

  256. kerrydd May 18th

    I've been lusting after this book! Sounds like the perfect addition to any sewing room. While I'm working on a project, I always have some question about something or other...it would be nice to have that handy-dandy reference book nearby!

  257. User avater sewlilley May 18th

    I would love to win that book because I love to sew and do a lot of projects that I refer back to my threads magazines for details.I love threads magizines and would love to have this book in my collection.

  258. stichingram May 18th

    Would really enjoy winning a copy of this book.Reference guides are always good to have at hand for the things you think you know and the ones you pick new to learn,can surely use the extra help!!!

  259. SANDRAMBROWN May 18th

    OMG! I could not believe it when I saw this offer. My first "sewing" experience was tracing the bodies of paper dolls onto paper and designing clothes from the Sears catalog onto the drawings, along with tabs of course. Next, I graduated to hand sewing clothes for baby dolls. During junior high school, I learned to use a sewing machine and made a garment for myself. I was so proud of it. I wish that I had kept it, but I wore it out.

    During those years, I came across the Vogue Sewing Book. For the longest time, that was my sewing bible. Then, I discovered Threads magazine. I could not believe it. I had found the mother lode of sewing information. Now, to have an opportunity to win a copy of Threads Sewing Guide would be the pinnacle. I know that it will contain everything that the novice and the experienced sewer need to know. I guess it goes without saying that I would love to have a copy. I am trying to pass along my sewing skills to the next generation. They don't have the benefit of sewing classes and, I think, it is important for those of us who know something about it to pass along the techniques and the love for manipulating fabric.

  260. MsWhimsey May 18th

    THREADS is my trusted source for both sewing advice and inspiration. THREADS SEWING GUIDE is going to be my one reference book for finding all the latest how-to's and tips for creating gorgeous clothes with professional fit and current flair. No more putting off projects, or putting them away half-finished, because I can't find instructions for a technique I need. Good-bye, frustration. Hello, sewing fun!

  261. LadyJaneinMD May 18th

    This looks like exactly the kind of reference that every seamstress needs in the library at home. I would love to have this book to pass on to my nieces when it's time. I'm hoping that at least one of them will be willing to carry on the sewing after I'm gone.
    - Jane

  262. User avater jamama May 18th

    I have moved to a South American country where many women know how to sew but lack technique information, I gave away all of my sewing supplies, books before I left so this would come in very useful to assist me here.

  263. pat3333 May 18th

    It is time to pass on my love of sewing to my great grandaughter and I want to do it right. I taught myself, mostly by reading, but this book would give me the confidence to know I am passing on the best knowledge available.

  264. pat3333 May 18th

    It is time to pass on my love of sewing to my great grandaughter and I want to do it right. I taught myself, mostly by reading, but this book would give me the confidence to know I am passing on the best knowledge available.

  265. Moonbeams May 18th

    I would dearly love to have this book. I enjoy using reference books that provide immediate answers for my questions -- because I'm usually in the middle of a project when something comes up that needs an answer.

    It would provide an invaluable service to me to have such a guide within my reach.

  266. phishnet May 18th

    I would love to have this reference book myself, however, my niece in Washington State is just beginning to sew and I believe she could use the references very well. I gave her a subscription to Threads for Xmas and she loves it.

  267. ser1125 May 18th

    I always loved to sew since I was 8 years old. Once I was married, raised kids, worked a full time job, there was no time for what I wanted to do as my craft of sewing. Now that the kids are grown and on their own, I have to reteach all that I lost through the years of raising a family. This book would have the knowledge I am lacking to reteach me the art of sewing that I had to put aside to raise a family. Please send me this book as my guiding light, my bible, to be able to teach myself this beautiful art of sewing. With your book, I can now have the time to make items for my home and especially for my grand children. Thank you!

  268. MrsGraham May 18th

    Please send me a free copy of Threads Sewing Guide. I haven't sewn a garment in over 35 years but now find myself in a financial position that requires more creativity and a DIY attitude. I do own a number of Threads magazines but would find a comprehensive sewing guide to be invaluable.

  269. merrimba May 18th

    I'm just learning to sew and need to perfect my technique. This book would be great to have at my fingertips!

  270. User avater mo11yb1ue May 18th

    This book would be a great addition to my sewing library, and would help me to continue getting professional results with my sewing projects. I hope I am chosen. Thank you.

  271. User avater furina May 18th

    I just need this book!So often I don't finish a project, frustrated by my mistakes...

  272. User avater furina May 18th

    I just need this book!So often I don't finish a project, frustrated by my mistakes...

  273. dagmarthor May 18th

    I have started using my mother's vintage patterns and need more advice than ever so this book would be a very practical addition to my collection of Threads magazines.
    Thank you for providing your readers with such great a chance to acquire more knowledge AND save money so we can spend a little more on fabric!

  274. pebbles1991 May 18th

    It looks like a wonderful book I would love to have this book
    because the reference material in it would be very useful

  275. Boopie May 18th

    WOW!! Sounds like a book I could learn a lot from

  276. old_sew_n_sew May 18th

    I need a reference tool like this book! I love to sew, but I really could use a book like this to improve my skills.

  277. User avater wenoel May 18th

    I LOVE Threads! I've been getting it since it started and I buy all the books and DVD's i can afford as well. It's the best sewing info anywhere.

  278. brbrcat May 18th

    All of the above and even more.

  279. User avater Snikwas May 18th

    Any good reference book on a subject of one's passion is a joy to have.For this reason I would love to see this book on my bookcase to refer to whenever I needed some expert help and advice.

  280. ladyredrose1 May 18th

    This book would be a great reference guide. I would love to have a copy.

  281. SarazWork May 17th

    A page unturned is a memory lost forever. Threads Sewing Guide is full of memories, tips and information worth keeping on my sewing shelf forever. A complete reference guide to equal no other because it's from my favorite sewing publisher, Taunton Press. I hunt the bookshelves of every bookstore for sewing books by Taunton press. Each and every page is dogeared from leafing through them over and over again. Thank you Threads for another wonderful book.

  282. SarazWork May 17th

    A page unturned is a memory lost forever. Threads Sewing Guide is full of memories, tips and information worth keeping on my sewing shelf forever. A complete reference guide to equal no other because it's from my favorite sewing publisher, Taunton Press. I hunt the bookshelves of every bookstore for sewing books by Taunton press. Each and every page is dogeared from leafing through them over and over again. Thank you Thread for another wonderful book.

  283. User avater Ziggybug May 17th

    You are never too old to learn or improve on sewing techniques. I still enjoy re-reading past issues on my CD collection of Threads magazines. I can picture myself curling up with this book and a cup of tea, out on the deck off my sewing room.

  284. RoniBarr May 17th

    I'm just learning to sew and not only is it hard for me to find good books where I live, but a good teacher. I've been referencing Thread's website quite a lot and this book would make my life so much better. :)

  285. kalee May 17th

    What a wonderful book! Hope I win...I need all the help I can get!

  286. User avater wolfey May 17th

    As a senior person who is just learning to sew, I think it would be wonderful to have this book.


    Janice

  287. User avater wolfey May 17th

    As a senior person who is just learning to sew, I think it would be wonderful to have this book.


    Janice

  288. kristyneeley May 17th

    WOW looks great! I could really use this book. I am a novice and would like to get into clothes making. Thanks kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com my crafty thrifty diy healthy blog

  289. maresan May 17th

    Excellent book and excellent guide for a beginner sewer like me. Hope to get it!!!

  290. User avater Francesca94402 May 17th

    Wow! What a handy reference guide. I am always on the look out for the best from Threads.

  291. DonnaCareyFoster May 17th

    I love Threads!!!

  292. Quiltinmama May 17th

    My husband says that if I 'buy' one more book he's going to disown me! But, if I were to be given one, or win one, well........maybe that would be allright! Let's try - you give me the book (which I so desperately want) and we'll see if he even notices! Sound good?
    Your magazine is wonderful, I've learned so much about so many things. Even if I don't win the book (I'm not very witty, I know)you should know that I hold Threads in very high esteem. Always have - most likely always will. Keep up the great work!
    Cathy

  293. User avater SansSouci572 May 17th

    I like any book by Taunton Press!

  294. dlela May 17th

    Would love to have this book. It would belp me get back to my sewing that I haven't done in a while.

  295. sew_obsessed May 17th

    I bet that book is great! I buy Threads at the local fabric store and it is a very informative magazine.

  296. User avater AuntieQuiltie May 17th

    Because I have loved Threads since I first discovered the mag (issue #8!), and because I love teaching sewing to others, and because the 24th of May is my birthday!!! Thanks for all the delight!

  297. divateacher May 17th

    What a joy to have a new sewing guide that does not reflect the needS of someone who has no sewing experience. Thank you!

  298. hotdotyuki May 17th

    I love reference books. If it is anything like this site, it should be great. I love all the ideas and tidbits. It would be a wonderful guide for my grandchildren who are learning to sew.

  299. LilyforMe May 17th

    Another book for my personal sewing library!

  300. Serral May 17th

    “You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

    Thus spoke the late Alexander McQueen.

    Underlying his amazing design were impeccable sewing and tailoring skills that enabled him to innovate and construct amazing clothing.

    Balenciaga included one black dress in every collection that he designed and constructed himself so as not to lose the "thread"from sketch to construction to finished garment.

    If you want to excel, and innovate, and design, even if only for yourself,you need great skill and a good sources to research that which you do not know. This book would be a great addition to my library of sewing books that keep me humble and learning.  

  301. WandaJ May 17th

    Turning to Threads Magazine, or the Internet Site is where I go to first to find answers to all types of sewing related questions from pattern sizing and fit to Couture Sewing Techniques. Having this book in my Sewing Library would be not only a treat, but a must-have.

  302. Serral May 17th

    “You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

    Thus spoke the late Alexander McQueen.

    Underlying his amazing design were impeccable sewing and tailoring skills that enabled him to innovate and construct amazing clothing.

    Balenciaga included one black dress in every collection that he designed and constructed himself so as not to lose the "thread"from sketch to construction to finished garment.

    If you want to excel, and innovate, and design, even if only for yourself,you need

  303. Peagreen255 May 17th

    Every book (and magazine) I have gotten from Threads has taught me something important about sewing. I'm sure this book will have much to teach as well.

  304. DLGiles May 17th

    "Seamstress" used to be the way I described myself, and I always had several projects going on. But then things happened--a too-demanding job, family and health issues, etc., and I got away from sewing. I still went to fabric stores whenever I could, still subscribed to Threads, still had fantasies about projects I'd like to do, if I ever had the time. Well, that time is NOW, and I need a boost to help me get back on track and bring me up-to-date on the latest techniques and products. This book would be just the ticket, and I'd be thrilled to get it!

  305. User avater cindy_sews May 17th

    This sounds like an awesome sewing guide!!!

  306. User avater chelosunny May 17th

    Threads is the Harvard of sewing resources. I bet this guide is numero uno. I will love it.

  307. mamajen May 17th

    It would be so lovely to have this to turn to. Can't wait to see it!

  308. kasprzn May 17th

    I taught myself to sew and embroider when a child, making clothes for my Barbie, and then as a teen, clothes for myself. Sewing is both a practical and a creative art, also very relaxing and inspirational, and I've missed engaging in this activity for many years. Now that I'm retired and I've recently become more involved with sewing and other crafts,I'd like to update and improve my skills. This book looks like the ideal vehicle to achieve this.

  309. KarenLongo May 17th

    pick me, pick me!!! i would LOVE to have this book. i need guidance!! :-)

  310. User avater peej2 May 17th

    I buy sewing guides when I see one that looks like it will give me even more insight.
    The best part is looking at the older ones and marveling at the projects and style changes.
    I have the "Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing" copyright 1976. There is a project for a skirt/cape beach coverup. My friends and I were laughing over how the times have changed. It's an elastic-waisted gathered skirt, then, pull it up to the neck for the coverup. No sleeves or arm holes. The photo reminds me of a person wearing a cabana!
    I do wonder if anyone made it.

  311. LilMacy May 17th

    Winning this book would really be a great help. I have retired over a year ago and I am trying to teach myself how to sew properly. This book would be a very handy reference guide for me.

  312. User avater nick0166 May 17th

    i'd love to win this book to give to my BF who is just starting to sew!

  313. barbarasew May 17th

    I would love to have this book because I have not been sewing for awhile and I need to bring myself up to date so I can get back to sewing. I am not easy to fit in anything in the stores, and this book will help me get back into the swing of things!

  314. BGibbs May 17th

    I recently checked this book out of the local library and still have it as it is not yet overdue. It is THE BEST and most complete sewing book I've ever seen -- and I have seen many. Thank you, Threads!

  315. qm1441 May 17th

    My duaghter is learning how to sew and it would be a wonderful start to her sewing library. Everyone needs a "go to" book!

  316. rrregena May 17th

    I would LOVE to have this book because:
    you can never have too much information
    you can never learn too much
    and all that threads goodness in one place...priceless

  317. ArtsySharon May 17th

    After a very long sewing hiatus, I started to sew again recently. I too would love to have the new "Threads Sewing Guide." It sounds fabulous, and would help me greatly.

  318. sewseitz May 17th

    I need lots of help in garment sewing. The garment is suppose to fit!! I have lots of problems fitting me. I do fine with grands. This book sounds super.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  319. User avater Munchie66 May 17th

    sewing books are my favourites, I'm always using them.

  320. LWD May 17th

    Threads Magazine has great photos and illustrations, I'm sure this is going to be a great reference book!

  321. marval May 17th

    Fabrics, notions, equipment, and techniques change so frequently in this time, that an updated book for teaching new sewers would be an extremely great reference tool. We need to stay updated and this book would be wonderful.

  322. slholt May 17th

    I would love to win this book. Have been sewing since I was 12 years old............and love, love learning new sewing things!

  323. Vickysews May 17th

    It would be sew nice to have all the techniques in one place. No more wasted time searching thru all those other resourses trying to find something I read 6 months ago--or before. Kudos for giving me more time to sew!!

  324. Diannesews May 17th

    A comprehensive sewing reference book is a must to produce quality garments.

  325. ummzak May 17th

    I'd love to have it. I'm just starting to make garments, but already, friends of mine who would like to begin sewing are peppering me with questions. I also have a small but very wiggly son, and I'd like to learn how to make garments that can survive him.

  326. Caryl61 May 17th

    I would consider it a privilege to win this book and add it to my library. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved fabric, buttons, color, texture, but mostly the possibilities of what I could create with my imagination, a pair of scissors, thread, and hours in front of my Mothers sewing machine. Now at home with my own machine, I love taking the time to close out everyday distractions and create... be it a new project, putting the finishing touches on a gift for a loved one, a new baby, something for our home or even the gratification from hemming a pair of slacks. Creating beautiful things both, for others and to surround yourself with makes our lives richer,fuller and connects us to other people in deeper and more authentic ways. Creating beloved and beautiful items for others allows people to see who we are... as people, as artists and as fellow human beings.
    Having this volume in my library to inspire me to recognize beauty and translate that into new pieces would be amazing! Thank you!

  327. rrjane011749 May 17th

    I've just gotten back to sewing after many years away from it. I'd love to win this book to send my daughter (2000 miles from me) because she wants to learn to sew and this would be the next best thing to me being there. Pick me! Pick me!

  328. pattilynn May 17th

    Oh this would be a great addition to my reference library of Threads Magazines. I would love to have this book.

  329. samsstuff May 17th

    This would be a great resource for me. I've been away from sewing for awhile & this would be not only a refresher, but a terrific source of new information.

  330. trudiram May 17th

    What a wonderful book to have! Sewing techniques described and illustrated in Threads are so useful, having all of them in one place would be terrific.

  331. momof4and2 May 17th

    I've been a garment sewer since 7th grade. I'm now 47. One would think I'm really good. Not so. I haven't been consistenly sewing for the last 20 years. Rather 6 kids and a husband have been my primary focus. I would love to have this book to improve my minimal skills. After raising 6 kids I'm ready to stretch, improve and turn my garment making desire into a home business.

  332. RoseOK May 17th

    I love reference books especially ones with diagrams and pictures. I use my library of sewing books regularly.

  333. torilynn May 17th

    Threads IS the ultimate sewing guide, so this book must be totally rocking!

  334. lynlin1957 May 17th

    This book would certainly save me time. Instead of looking through back issues of Threads (and a couple of other magazines) while mumbling various versions of "I know I saw an article on that...." or searching the internet for technique or inspiration I would at least have a jumping of point with "Threads Sewing Guide." It would also be something to pass on to my granddaughter when she's ready to 'graduate' from her beginning sewing books.

  335. sylviesf May 17th

    This sounds like a good resource. I especially like a book with illustrations and photos!

  336. curlygirlsmom May 17th

    I would love to have this book because my free time to sew is limited. It would be great to have a one book resource that I can quickly grab and learn when BEFORE I get stuck! HELP!!

  337. andren May 17th

    I am forever searching my books for answers to questions I have about various techniques. It woould be so wonderful to have all the answers in one book. I can only dream.

  338. ggtcmdirector May 17th

    I would love to add this book to my cherished sewing book collection. Sounds fascinating. Great colorful cover!

  339. jayne64 May 17th

    I am just beginning to discover how great Threads magazine is! I am beginning to learn to sew with a basic machine...after my Mom passed away after decades of sewing, I always meant to learn more than the basics from her and I have missed my chance. I like to think that she is watching from heaven as I work on each project with some trial and error...maybe she is even laughing a little bit! :-)

  340. BonnieH May 17th

    This looks like an amazing reference book! I used to teach sewing for the local Bernina dealer, but have been away from it for a while. Threads Sewing Guide would be just the help I need to get started again.

  341. sewfran May 17th

    I got this book from the library ,and enjoyed it so very much ,there is a lot of important info in this wonderful book .

  342. cindylou May 17th

    WOW! This would do wonders for me! With the start of a new job 2 years ago, I had to put sewing on the back burner. I really need a resource to bring me back into the sewing groove, and this book would be perfect!

  343. Patience71 May 17th

    I need this book!! I am new to sewing and since finding your magazine have read every edition cover to cover. I feel this book would be a valuable asset to have.

  344. User avater dlipsky May 17th

    I am always trying to learn new techniques and I am sure that this book will be a great help.

  345. User avater LizJK120 May 17th

    I want to win this so I can continue to teach myself to sew. It's not easy and there are so many resources out there that it is just as daunting to find a source of knowledge as it is to find time to sew. Threads is the best source of sewing knowledge on the market and I hope to win it. Liz

  346. Aunty May 17th

    Oh, what a great book, sounds like the must have for any sewer from beginner to expert! I want, I want!

  347. kea May 17th

    I would love to win this book to help improve my sewing skills

  348. AnnJoan May 17th

    I am always trying to learn how to improve my garment sewing techniques, so your book would be a great resource for me.

  349. wendykg May 17th

    I would love to have this book. I am teaching my 2 daughters and my daughter-in-law to sew and we could all use this. It has been fun so far and this could just add to the learning experience.

  350. Vickygwf May 17th

    I always learn something from your emails; having a reference book would be even better.

  351. User avater cowetamom May 17th

    Have sewed off and on since hand sewing barbie doll clothes from scraps with my grandmother. Have spent many years working on costumes for dance. Now ready to sew for myself and daughter. I have ideas in my head, but have to look for bits and pieces of patterns to try to put them together. Need help, lol.

  352. User avater cowetamom May 17th

    Have sewed off and on since hand sewing barbie doll clothes from scraps with my grandmother. Have spent many years working on costumes for dance. Now ready to sew for myself and daughter. I have ideas in my head, but have to look for bits and pieces of patterns to try to put them together. Need help, lol.

  353. SewcietyMaven May 17th

    What a wonderful reference book! I hope I win!

  354. JillV May 17th

    I love reference books that cover the basics. It saves me when I'm feeling foolish because I know I've missed some critical point (which is something that happens often, because I'm a "self-taught" seamstress)!

  355. User avater sandysewin May 17th

    I've been sewing for years, but lately have been trying to take my skills to the next level. I know this book would be a great resource. Thanks for the chance to win!

  356. adrisgram May 17th

    I read sewing books instead of novels...I would love this!

  357. sewearly May 17th

    I'm constantly referring to articles in "Threads" to help me make garments that look professional and unique. I would love to add the "Threads Sewing Guide" to my resources to help me even further.

  358. sewquilter May 17th

    I would love to have this book. I always need help in sewing garments. I need to have specific instructions sewing garments and other items. I could use the extra tips and hints that are in this book. I have always learned something new in every book I receive. I learned how to make clothes from a sewing teacher here in Louisiana and I would like to learn even more on this topic. I want to make many more of my own clothes to wear.

  359. Gypsy5k May 17th

    A few years ago, I was injured on the job. A few months after that happened I wasn't feeling well. To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with 9 different illnesses to go along with my injury. Woo Hoo! I hit the jackpot. I couldn't do my hobbies anymore. I used to sew when my children were small but I hadn't sewn since then. I went out and bought myself a top of the line Babylock sewing machine and serger. There are so many new,and exciting tools and techniques and I am having some problems remembering how to do some of the simplest stitches. I would really love to win this book, it would save me precious time if I didn't have to search the Internet for instructions on how to do a certain stitch. Plus, I am the type of person that needs to keep going over the instructions while I am working on a project. I don't always have access to the laptop when I am sewing. Having the book would allow me to sew whenever I wanted to,not just when I have access to the pc.

  360. TaraRR May 17th

    I'm brand new to sewing. This book looks like it would be exceedingly helpful for a beginner.

  361. fergus4 May 17th

    Things have really changed in the 30 yrs I was away from sewing with other demands on my life. Thrilled to have time now to jump back in, I find that fabrics, notions, techniques (and let's not forget machines) have all changed! I enjoy Threads Magazine and know that I will catch up very quickly with my own copy of the Threads Sewing Guide.

    I participate in American Sewing Guild and sew for myself and family. Machine embroidery fascinates me, I am anxious to learn quilting and I would like to make drapes and pillows for the house. Your guide will be such a big help as I move along in these areas and more.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  362. scw May 17th

    Love my threads and threads books.

  363. User avater RenaM May 17th

    Having been a quilter for a good number of years but now venturing in the world of sewing clothing, this would be a perfect reference for me to use.
    I'm totally amazed at all the features on my new Bernina 830 and want to use them to make clothing that actually fits. It's amazingly hard to find people who will teach one to sew clothes so this book sounds like a great resource.
    I'm a subscriber to the Threads magazine and really enjoy the articles and detail instructions that even a novice like me can follow' so I'm sure this book would give the information I need to tackle some of the more detailed projects I want to do. Thanks for this opportunity.

  364. pelli May 17th

    A reference to take sewing to the next level? I want it! If you can't sew every day and have every bit of information in the front of your mind, what a perfect alternative!

  365. JANE41 May 17th

    What more does a girl need after having this wonderful reference.

  366. LizandLizzie May 17th

    I'd love to have this book & get back into sewing. There's always more to learn!

  367. Juli1961 May 17th

    I can always use new ideas when it comes to any of my compulsions like sewing, and this book looks like it is full of new ideas.

  368. SewcietyMaven May 17th

    What a wonderful reference book! I hope I win!

  369. User avater Hermitquilter May 17th

    I've been quilting for so long I've practically forgotten how to sew clothing. I want to start making my own clothes again, and I NEED this book!!!

  370. G_Fox May 17th

    I have learned most of my sewing skills by reading carefully from well-written books and magazines. I most enjoy couture sewing, but also love quilting and many other fiber art techniques.

  371. sewlikechanel May 17th

    What a gem this book is. I have a mother who is a wonderful seamstress but who never taught me to sew. I taught myself so I am forever scouring the internet and reference books for how to information. What a joy to have all of the information in ONE book! Thanks for the great give away. good luck to everybody.

  372. merilynne May 17th

    This sounds like a wonderful reference book, both to review basic skills and to push on to more advanced techniques!

  373. niener May 17th

    What a fantastic resource this book would be. I know that soon I will be moving from sewing for my grandchildren into more sewing for myself. I would love to have such a reference tool.

  374. User avater Jeannieart May 17th

    Threads is the BEST reference! If I win this (thank you in advance!) I can toss out my 1964 singer sewing book!! You are the best!!

  375. LindaDW May 17th

    Haven't sewn in ages, and newly retired, need to get back on that bandwagon! I'd like to know about new techniques that are out there - hence new reference material... besides, this body has created new lumps and bumps over the years that I have to learn how to hide!

  376. Virjim May 17th

    I MUST HAVE IT! I have been sewing since the age of 8 when I received my first machine and I know so much and there's so so so much I just don't know. I would love such a wonderful, comprehensive manual to help me make my clothes etc professionally finished at last!

  377. AnnieZS May 17th

    Thanks Threads for all the great sewing tips and inspiration.

  378. tiredfingers95 May 17th

    This book would be a great help to me, as I enjoy quilting but I am not that comfortable with making clothing. I would love to use the pretty fabrics I have collected to make myself some new clothes, as I just kind laid off from my job and I could really save the money.

  379. flygirl May 17th

    I would love to win this book. It would be a good referemce to use myselt and also to share with my Sewing Guild friends and also my neighbors, friends and granddaughrer.
    It appears to be an all encompassing book on sewing techniques.

  380. bkryatty May 17th

    Who wouldn't want a Threads reference book? It would be great for me and great for all the other sewers that wander in and out of my sewing room. Besides, my goal is to have all sewing books ever written.

  381. User avater Juleo May 17th

    I am self-taught and would love more tips on couture techniques and altering patterns :)
    Bonita

  382. User avater jpadden53 May 17th

    Since I am working on my daughter's wedding dress, I need all the help I can get. PLEASE let me win because I know it is filled with all the best information. Thanks.

  383. Lady_D May 17th

    This looks like a wonderful sewing reference.

  384. npeplau May 17th

    I am always excited about Taunton Press books! Threads Magazine is the finest sewing magazine out there! The knowledge obtained from any of your publications is priceless. They are the books and magizines I keep going back to. I have used your books to teach many young folks the tried and true way of sewing. Thanks for being there 24/7!

  385. christinaporter May 17th

    After years of ignoring her mothers ability to sew my daughter is now taking a keen interest at nearly 20! Being able to present her with her own Threads Sewing Guide would get her started and on the way. I have been a keen reader of Threads and my own collection dates back to issues at single digits!
    threads is the best!

  386. User avater sueann301 May 17th

    This book looks delicious! Would love to win it.

  387. clearwaterpatsy May 17th

    Looks like it would help me greatly in my sewing business

  388. User avater sewnonnie May 17th

    I'm teaching 5 of my granddaughters to sew and this would be a great asset to have. They need to learn the right way of doing things, and if it's in print right in front of them, they won't be as likely to question why things need to be done in a certain way to achieve the results you want.

  389. North2r May 17th

    When people hear that I sew they ask me for the best book to use for sewing. Maybe this is the one everyone needs.
    I have really enjoy all the threads articles so this must be good!

    North2r

  390. User avater smfsprout May 17th

    WOW. What's not to love about this book? It would be an asset to any reference library for all your sewing needs. I think it would be the perfect 'go to' book for many of our questions.

  391. User avater orion May 17th

    Please add me to the list!
    I own every issue of Threads from it's premier issue to the latest.
    The knowledge I've gained over the years via Threads has been invaluable.
    The Threads Sewing Guide would hold a spot of honor in my library.

  392. iuseathimble May 17th

    I would love a modern reference from the Threads editors. I learned to sew from my grandmothers and have the old Vogue sewing book, but I'm sure there are many new materials and techniques that would help take my sewing to a higher level. Thanks.

  393. buckeyemom May 17th

    I would love to have this book for reference. I love the articles in Threads and would expect this book would be just as informative.

  394. woolywoman May 17th

    I would love to have this book. i am just getting back into sewing after a long absence busy with lots of knitting.
    Now that I'm a new grandma, I have lots of reasons to sew for my Granddaughter.
    Thanks!!

  395. JeanneNS May 17th

    Looks like a wonderful prize to win!

  396. User avater HStorm May 17th

    I always learn a new technique from Threads, and would love to have a good all 'round sewing reference to pull out when needed.

  397. asucena May 17th

    I have been sewing since I learn thru my Mother and then since I learn in Home Economics in high school. I have 5 young (aes 3 to 12) Graddaughters They see me sewing and ask what I am doing, so I teach them. Like I taught My daughter. I would like for them to continue their knowledge in making their garments. The beauty of creating is BEAUITFUL.

  398. Orno60 May 17th

    Back to sewing after 25yrs., I'm learning to sew for myself . Books have been
    my Instructors and Threads is top notch, this book is of the same excellent
    quality I'm sure.

  399. arknsaw88 May 17th

    I would imagine this book is as wonderful as the Threads magazine!

  400. Clutter2Craft May 17th

    Even after 50+ years of sewing, I love to learn new and better ways to sew. I know if I can show someone a new way, in turn, they will share with me a better way.

  401. Tru May 17th

    the book sounds like the type of reference that would be of value daily in a person's sewing life.
    Trudy

  402. User avater Skyblue712 May 17th

    I'm self-taught. I would so love to have this book so I could learn correct techniques and better methods. It would help to improve my sewing and eliminate some frustrations.

  403. robinegg May 17th

    I find I learn something new from every sewing book I read. I love to pass along my love of sewing and teach sewing classes from my home.

  404. LauriR May 17th

    This looks like a wonderful reference book to use when I'm in the midst of a project with questions and more questions!

  405. betsyformpike May 17th

    I have "Threads" going back to the 70's. You have held my hand through maternity clothes, toddler rompers, and party dresses until my baby is pushing thirty. I appreciate the wonderful resource and inspiration that you have been. I have most of the books you have published, and all of them are fabulous. I would really like to see what you've done in a comprehensive guide. Hey, I might need it to sew my daughter's wedding dress, if the guy she's seeing gets with the program.

  406. User avater heartsandhome May 17th

    I would love to win this reference book!

  407. sdwren May 17th

    I have taken on a 16 year old apprentice and would love to have a great reference book such as this for her. I believe it is important to pass on the love of sewing and tailoring to the younger generation so it does not die.

  408. RuthZ May 17th

    Here's hoping.

  409. LaDebby May 17th

    This is the kind of book I like to curl up and read in small pieces; to savor just before bedtime and dream of all the wonderful projects I could make.

  410. sewsioux May 17th

    What a amazing chance to win this book! I'll be giving it to my grandaughter who I have been trying to teach to sew. After spending one year at college, she is trying to upgrade her wardrobe to a more mature feeling. I only get to see her once in awhile on week-ends, so is difficult for me to show her a lot of details. This book will be great for her with all the instructions and pictures to guide her along. It will be difficult for me to give up I'm sure. Even though I've been sewing for several years, ther is a lot of new techiques out there. Hope I'm the lucky one!

  411. User avater HeavenlyPrincess May 17th

    I would love to have this book because I could get rid of the other inferior books on my shelves!

  412. User avater AnnaGen May 17th

    I would like this book because it is by the Editors of Threads magazine - my favorite!

  413. idofabric May 17th

    Books like this remind me how much I forget! They are great to brush up on techniques, and to show others how to do something that comes easy to me, but is hard to explain. This would come in very handy while I teach my son and the girls next door how to sew this summer, all of them have a limited college break to learn in a lot in a little time.

  414. dcknitters May 17th

    When I start a new project, I like to have all my information in one place. This book would really help me.

  415. cloud_9 May 17th

    I would love to win this reference book - fingers crossed!

  416. KLovell7 May 17th

    Crossing my fingers that I win!

  417. User avater BabaB May 17th

    Since finding out about your magazine a few years ago, I devour every issue as it comes. We here in Australia have nothing that is as informative and has helped my sewing to rise to a greater level of quality and style. This book would be a godsend to me as I can see it helping me a great deal. Would LOVE to have one.

  418. BeverlyT May 17th

    Education is the key to better sewing results. This sounds like a great book for education.

  419. LillieB May 17th

    I would just love to have this, now that I have time to read.

  420. Estancia May 17th

    Oh my! this would be so helpful, I hope it can come to my house.

  421. ladylacer May 17th

    I did not know this book was even available. I would like to win one and put it in our Sewing Guild library so many could benifit from it.
    Thanks
    Deanna

  422. twinsprites May 17th

    My mother taught me to sew, When she passed away, so went her encyclopedic knowledge of and ability to answer any and all sewing queries I might have. This book could help answer all that I don't know.

    My own daughter is wanting to learn sewing and the book could serve her in learning to sew!

  423. Elimeenah May 17th

    Egad?! What a terrific book! I hope this little gem gets to find a home with me!

  424. SewCindy May 17th

    Threads publications are always well written and informative. I would love to win this book!

  425. Sidhe612 May 17th

    I'd love to receive this book since I've picked up sewing again, but more as a process than a destination. I think some of the couture and special techniques would be an enhancement to my projects.

  426. I am kind of like the guitar player who doesn't know how to read music. I have been sewing for a long time, but I am going back to learn some of the basics that I missed a long the way. This book would be a great help!

  427. cactusflower44 May 16th

    After years of not sewing, I have been slowly getting back into sewing for fun and to make my own clothing. I was self taught to begin with, so I need all the help I can get! I'd be thrilled to win this book so I can have a polished, professional look to my clothes! Thanks, cactusflower44.

  428. cactusflower44 May 16th

    After years of not sewing, I have been slowly getting back into sewing for fun and to make my own clothing. I was self taught to begin with, so I need all the help I can get! I'd be thrilled to win this book so I can have a polished, professional look to my clothes! Thanks, cactusflower44.

  429. dmbfshns May 16th

    Reason of needing this book:
    I recently graduated with my Associates of Science: in Fashion Design(05/14/2011)and am now ready to start my true passion of designing and sewing clothes! I believe this book would help pursue my passion in sewing. It will also be like having my teachers right here to guide me with specific how to's, don'ts and sewing terminology. My last reason why I need this book is becuase I know that trial and error is very time consuming when it comes to sewing, don't get me wrong, this is another reason why I love to sew, it's all about solving problems and knowing that the problem you solve worked :) but, having this book would give me a good generalization of the how to's and definitions that I may have forgotten and will need to remember in my future sewing career and careers to come!!

  430. Wilsonwilson May 16th

    Cannot afford the Threads Magazine DVD archive - please
    randomly choose me.

  431. StefiKay May 16th

    I'm new to sewing, just got my first sewing machine in December. I have been working my way through some easier pattern. Threads has been extremely helpful. This would be a great reference tool for me.

  432. User avater Spin2Knit May 15th

    ... can't wait to add this book to my library of Threads publications! Thank you for covering this topic!

  433. sewsanista May 15th

    This looks wonderful--filled with tons of helpful sewing techniques and as well as the basics. Nice clear illustrations and photography is a big plus. I would love to have this book for an every-day go-to guide.

  434. mrsjeep May 15th



    I am just getting back into garment sewing and need to refresh my sewing techniques and improve my sewing skills.
    This book would help me a great deal.

  435. EstherH May 15th

    i love learning how to do things "right"

  436. gallagator May 15th

    I would love to have this book in my library -- I always read up on a new technique before I try it out.

  437. Zsuzso May 14th

    I would like to have this book in my library. It would be very helpful for me, and my husband who I try to teach a few tricks, but I don't know everything, and I can always learn more.

  438. anic May 14th

    I love sewing but still a novice... I will certainly learn from this book..

  439. NikkiK May 14th

    I must have this book. I'm desperate -- the old Singer paperback just doesn't cut it anymore.

  440. StrawberryGirl May 14th

    Oh, goodness, could I use this book! I am new to sewing and have so many questions. I'm learning to sew on my Grandma Arlene's Bernina 830 (the super awesome one from the 70's) that I inherited from her. She was such a wonderful seamstress - I hope to make her proud!

  441. User avater zaftig1 May 14th

    This sounds like a "must have" book that needs to be in my library. I'll keep my fingers crossed but add it to my book list just in case my luck is out.

  442. Merrilymarylee May 14th

    I DO love to sew, but I'd love it even more if I could sew better. If you say this book is a must have, then I must have it!

  443. READYSETSEW May 14th

    SO MANY TIMES IT IIS 2 AM AND I HAVE A QUESTION.
    THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE PERFECT BOOK FOR THOSE TIMES WHEN ALL MY FRIENDS ARE SLEEPING.

  444. lollylee May 14th

    What a wonderful competition! This looks like such an awesome book and I would love to have it - have just started teaching myself to sew!

  445. ninit May 14th

    great book for a novice like me. would be very happy to get the book

  446. User avater teachme2sew May 13th

    I have recently developed an interest in sewing. I have started a project and I am working on it slowly. I would love to have this book as a reference source for future sewing projects. Thanks!

  447. VictoriaR May 13th

    This looks like a great book. I'd love to have it.

  448. learnergirl May 13th

    You can never have enough sewing books! There's always something new to learn- an easier method, a tip for a more professional look, etc. I've been sewing for at least 60 years and there's always more to learn.

  449. Ravensfan May 13th

    I would love to have this book! I have very basic skills, but I am wanting to get into sewing my own clothes because I have a hard time finding clothes I like that fit in the stores. Everything seems to be geared to stick figures. Trust me, I am not a stick figure!

  450. CaramelChi May 13th

    Want~

  451. User avater Stitcher75 May 13th

    One of the reasons I love to sew is that it helps me honor the memories of my grandmothers and great-grandmothers who sewed not just for fun but as a way to clothe their families while making ends meet. Since I've lost them both, I no longer have a teacher or mentor. I'd love to have this book so that I can continually improve and be able to pass the skill on to future generations as my grandmothers passed it to me.

  452. sewgramms May 13th

    What a great book! After 40 years of trial and error sewing, I've never had a real reference book.

  453. SuzyQCanuck May 13th

    Feed two of my addictions at the same time!!! What a twofer that would be. Not to mention the knowledge gained. Here's a thought for the "greenies" amongst us: Once a book is obtained, it requires no further resources to impart its benefits.

  454. YarravilleGirl May 12th

    Have the commenters noticed - the book is now for sale, and there's a great preview of the beginning of the book! See here: http://www.tauntonstore.com/threads-sewing-guide-071294.html
    If the first pages are anything to go on, including the table of contents, it's the sort of book that would save sewers a lot of time and head-scratching, and lead to much better finishes.

  455. mmcgrat6 May 12th

    On a whim, I bought a $15 machine at a local convenience store and found myself captivated ever since. That was about three months ago and I've come to love this hobby. I'd like to win this book to learn about things I haven't encountered yet or answers to questions I didn't know to ask as someone teaching himself. I've learned so much from this site and wanted to enter before diving back into my latest garment. Thx!

  456. seamster May 12th

    Over the years, I have bought many books on sewing, alterations, etc. If I learn even one new thing from each book, I feel it's been worth the purchase. It would be nice to win the Threads Sewing Guide and exciting to find a new idea I could use in my sewing and alteration business.

  457. User avater Sewingirl2000 May 12th

    I would love to have this book since I am very inquisitive and love to learn more about sewing every chance that I get. I have been passionate seamstress for about 30 years. This book would be my best friend since I have very few friends who sew.

  458. User avater smyoker May 12th

    an awesome giveaway, would be a great addition to my reference along with my recent purchase of the 'best of threads' dvd's !!

  459. susieqmb May 12th

    I have been sewing for years and have lots of different sewing books, but I really need an updated book with new information to help me sew garments. I would love to have this book.

  460. LoracC May 12th

    This book would be a great addition to my sewing library. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  461. Jenhen May 12th

    I would love to have this book because I use my Threads Mags all the time for the great techniques and tips. They always have detailed pictures, which I find some other references are lacking. It would be great to have such an extensive reference guide book that's the same calibre as the magazine.

  462. Jern May 12th

    I would love to add this to my library!

  463. User avater sewnoviceinmi May 12th

    This book would be a wonderful addition to my library of reference material. Since I am a relative beginner and self taught, reference material has been my biggest aide.

  464. User avater kvenkat May 12th

    I am sure this book would be very useful as I expand and improve my sewing skills. What a great reference to have!

  465. SAAM May 12th

    I have learned so much since subscribing to "Threads." This encyclopedia looks like the perfect addition to any sewing library. I hope"Threads" will post more preview pages and perhaps the table of contents so we can get a taste of what is included.

  466. User avater marrvalus May 12th

    Threads is THE best sewing magazine. I have the CD with the historical magazines and an annual subscriptions. I also like the recent designer's special edition magazine. There is no doubt this book will be a definite must for my library! Thanks for providing those who sew with a wonderful resource.

  467. jbquilter May 12th

    Hmmm,maybe if I win this I will realize there is more to sewing than just quilting????

  468. donnasdream May 12th

    Wonderful, just what I needed. Some of my grandchildren want me to teach them to sew and my hairdresser wants me to teach a group of women how to sew, which I have never done. Now I'll have this.

  469. User avater purpleperson May 12th

    I believe in continuing to learn - so although I have been sewing since the sixties, I would love to learn from the Threads Sewing Guide book. And I have a new excuse - two grand daughters.

  470. margiwarg May 12th

    I'd love to win this book because I'm always looking for tips and trips and ways to sew something better. Even though I've been sewing most of my life I'm still learning new things and think this book would be a great resource!

  471. timelady May 12th

    Threads is an awesome resource. I would love this book. It looks gorgeous.

  472. LauraSews May 11th

    Would be an awesome book to have for my 4-H kids! I teach sewing to about 15 4-H kids. They are an amazing bunch of talented kids.

  473. StitchLover May 11th

    Oh my, how I could use this book! After several years of letting my sewing machine collect dust I have renewed my sewing interest. Now I find I'm really rusty in remembering all those little tips I practiced years ago when sewing for my four daughters. Just logging in to your site has helped renew my confidence so can't imagine how much improvement I would see by reading your book!

  474. User avater elizabeth001au May 11th

    A reference library is an absolute necessity for me as Im constantly refering to books to hone my skills. Threads is the best.

  475. Rhiannasmama May 11th

    I would love to have this book in my sewing libary. I'm always looking to grow and stretch my skills as a seamstress.

  476. greenbp May 11th

    I would love to have this book too. I am brushing up on my sewing skills getting ready for retirement. Love to read the sewing books and learn new things. Love the Threads magazine.

  477. User avater elizabethdee May 11th

    I'd love this book for the same reasons I love to read Threads -- first, I always try to stretch my skills, and second, I also love to read about those techniques that are still way beyond me, daydreaming about the day I'll master them.

  478. dpete May 11th

    I would love to have this amazing book! I love to sew for myself and family and could really use a book with such great reference material. Threads is a wonderful magazine from cover to cover!

  479. User avater toni56 May 11th

    Threads magazines and DVD's are the best resource I have in my sewing room and I am continually searching them for tips and tricks on how to do things. The book would be another great asset to add to my collection and I hope I am fortunate to either win it or purchase it.

  480. caret10241 May 11th

    I would love to win this book. After years of sewing, and then taking time off when I was busy with my career, I am back to sewing and need some refreshing of techniques and hints.

  481. User avater stubblytroll May 11th

    the book, a must have. Love threads, definitely a must have. Stubblytroll

  482. User avater jsews May 11th

    This year of sewing is all about the process of making the garment, learning the techniques and less about getting it done quickly. This book looks like it would fit well with my plan and teach me some forgotten techniques and practices.

  483. lvstosew May 11th

    I would love to have this book, because i am always looking for tips and help with sewing different projects and it will help me teach my daughter to sew new things she never sewed before and would help her learn how to sew to make things for her one year old.

  484. User avater sewhappybjm May 11th

    I would love to have this reference book. It would be extremely useful as I am trying to teach my teens to sew.

  485. alisoncat May 11th

    I would LOVE to have a Threads sewing reference book! Taunton books are always great, and Threads is packed with wonderful techniques and advice.

  486. User avater Coffee1st May 11th

    When I was a very young girl, my mother took a lot of time trying to teach me how to sew. I learned enough to mend my own clothes, buy off the rack and alter, and sew simple items.

    I am ready to expand my growth to serging and complex alterations now. I NEED HELP. This is far more difficult than I first thought.

  487. Kyrielle May 11th

    I'd love to have this book as a resource.

  488. nightvisionrn May 11th

    I would love to have this reference book because I'm tired of spending hours on working on a project and have the end result turn out somehow not quite right.

  489. User avater TessaBear May 11th

    This does look like it has a lot of wonderful sewing information in it. One can always use a good sewing reference book.

  490. User avater SM2 May 11th

    PLEASE PICK ME!! I would love to have this book in my library. Although I have been sewing for MANY years and purchasing Threads at the newsstand, I just recently became a subscriber. I need to have this reference for all those issues I missed :(

    thx!!

  491. Kris_F May 11th

    I am brand new to sewing and I absolutely want to learn! I have sewn a few small craft items but I want to sew my own clothes and have them last. This book would be an essential to my learning and would be used and loved many times over.

  492. DebCastle May 11th

    I would love to have this book. I have learned so much from Threads and read each issue from cover to cover many times. I have much to learn and this book would be a magnificent asset to me.

  493. grandniece May 11th

    My great aunt Lillian costumed Albertina Rash's company, that until the advent of Agnes deMille (see her "Dance to the Piper" for details) provided the dancers for Broadway musicals. My great aunt did all this from New Bedford, Massachusetts, because she did not want to bring up her children in New York City. She also designed and produced the costumes for a company known as the Brockton Rockets when this local company was on the opening program of Radio City Music Hall; I believe they have been held over, only now they are known as the Rockettes. Whenever I went to visit this great aunt and appeared in an outfit she had not seen before she would examine it inside and out -- while I was still wearing it! -- to diiscover any sewing trick she did not already know. I am certain she would be just as eager to look into Threads Sewing Guide.

  494. Gwilt May 11th

    I would be honoured and excited to recieve this book. At last a book that inspires and excites me, full of information and new ideas. I teach fashion, soft furnishing and quilting and this will prove to be a valuable friend.

  495. mrnglry May 11th

    I would LOVE to have this book! I am a seamstress and do all kinds of needlework, but I am always looking for new ideas and helpful hints. I will be teaching my granddaughters soon, so this book will be a great help!
    Thanks!

  496. ImSewDutch May 11th

    I would like to win this book, I would give it to my 22 year old daughter who now lives 75 miles away from me, so I cannot help her every time. I have been sewing for 38 years.

  497. RitaKLivia May 11th

    I would absolutely be thrilled to have this book because I love every one of your magazines and am just getting back into sewing...this would be a huge help!

  498. TxMouse May 11th

    The more I sew, the more I learn and the more I realize how much more I have to learn! Most of my advanced skills have been learned from Threads articles, but haven't get every issue, so it would wonderful to have a book that covers the key stuff.

  499. jennieMB May 11th

    I`m a beginner sewer but prefer to do needlework by hand so learning some couture-inspired techniques would be great.

  500. Sewitall2 May 11th

    I love my Threads magazine and am always learning new ways to do things. Since the weather is warming up, it's time to get back to garment sewing! Threads new book looks like a winner! I think the more you sew, the more you think you know, but there is always a different way to do it better. I would love to have this new book!

  501. starree May 11th

    I've been reading and referring to Threads for many, many years! Thank you for such a helpful publication. I would love to have this reference book!

  502. mamabee May 11th

    I would love to have and use this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  503. Restylrenegade May 11th

    Having taken the apprentice rout to design, I'd like this book to show me more, show me more. I can create a garment from a sketch, down to pattern pieces, and production values, but satill i want to learn more, so I can teach more. At my age, I wish to share the wealth and help create the next generation of designers and sewers who want to evolve in our knowledge. At this point , I am the third generation, and have children who at the age of 10 were working on full bore commercial machines and draping masterpieces that pleasantly surprised, the two generation preceding her. Threads, just keep on being the inspiration and educators we all need .

  504. User avater Knitnut May 11th

    I would love to win this book! Pick me! Pick me! I am teaching my 26 yr. old daughter to sew and would love to "gift" this book to her. Of course, with the condition that she shares it with me! Thanks for producing such great reference and teaching materials.

  505. User avater pbeesley May 11th

    I enjoy your newsletters and sewing technique tips! I'd love to have your new book. I'm sure it's terrific!

  506. jpnewell May 11th

    Been spending hours pouring over Designer Techniques Vol 1 !
    Would love to have this book and share it with my daughter and daughter-in-law.

  507. User avater racu May 11th

    I'm learning to sew (for myself) and this book would be a great addition to my sewing library!

  508. User avater Zippylady May 11th

    We can all use a better reference book. I am trying to expand my skills and this book sounds like it could help me reach the next level. My reference material is scattered between different books and the internet. It would be lovely to have it all in one place.

  509. User avater 2tango May 11th

    I love love love anything Threads, magazine, book, website I love owning and using all the Threads material

  510. ddwisema May 11th

    Looks like a must have book. Wow, can't wait to add to my collection!

  511. regal80 May 11th

    I would love to have this book because I love to sew but I'm not a pro at it yet and this book would really help! Sewing is my happy place!

  512. sneezepac May 11th

    Always love to have new reference books. No knowledge is bad when it comes to techniques. Have been reading (and keeping) Threads for too many years to count!

  513. User avater loreal May 11th

    Would love to have this book in my sewing library. It would also be a good book to reference when we do our sewing camp in the summer for beginner sewing! Love Threads!

  514. User avater 01roberts May 11th

    Love Threads and wait for it in the mail. Always more to learn!

  515. User avater fabricgirl56 May 11th

    I love the idea of lots of information all in one place. As a long time subscriber of 20+ years, sometimes searching through the back issues for just one technique can be time consuming ( but inspiring too! ).

  516. SoggyDog May 11th

    I've been sewing for under a year and Threads has been a great resource to keep me going. A copy of "Threads Sewing Guide" would make an outstanding addition to my growing collection of references!

  517. sewingonthefarm May 11th

    This is a great idea, a book me and my daughter could both use.

  518. User avater bluestar May 11th

    Threads Magazine is a great reference for me, so I'm sure the book will be full of tons of great information! I'm really looking forward to looking at this book in person.

  519. dawn May 11th

    I'm getting back into garment sewing after losing a lot of weight. I would love this book (my general sewing reference is pretty dated!)

  520. sandractive May 11th

    I love thread magazine, I keep referring back to it over and over again throughout the years. They are so helpful for everything sewing.

  521. User avater Retrojean May 11th

    Only the Bible would be more important than this sewing book. It would reside with respect on my shelf, and get used often.

  522. SueBee256 May 11th

    I could really use this book! I am sewing my clothes now, so any help would be appreciated.

  523. MJ75 May 11th

    I LOVE THREADS!!!

  524. staceyloohoo May 11th

    i would love to have this book! i reference threads all the time at home and at my work. it would be so extremely handy to possess!

  525. User avater GinnyLynn May 11th

    Threads is my go-to resource for everything sewing related! I can't think of a more valuable addition to my sewing library than the Threads Sewing Guide.

  526. GigiandLena May 11th

    I am self-taught and would love to have this as a reference guide.

  527. User avater Becca102 May 11th

    As I try to get the rust off of my sewing skills after a gap of 20 years, Threads articles online are a wonderful resource. I'd love to add this book to my sewing reference library!

  528. I just recently heard about Threads magazine! I would love to have this book, I sew almost every day, I'm sure there are a boatload of tips and shortcuts to be found in it! :)

  529. dmc000 May 11th

    I would be great to be able to add this book to my library of sewing books! I trust Threads to have great information!

  530. WaMtnLvr May 11th

    Wow, love the magazine tips & info I'm sure your book would be a wonderful add to my sewing library.

  531. CupcakeCatie May 11th

    Id love to have this book because Im pretty new to sewing and still am a beginner. And this book would be wonderful and help so much! :)

  532. User avater thatsmyreen May 11th

    oooh would love to win this book! thanks for the opportunity!

  533. fomama May 11th

    This would be a great addition to my sewing library! I can always use more advice and knowledge!

  534. Jemajo May 11th

    I'm a self-taught, returning beginner and trying to learn techniques once, and learn them correctly.
    I gave up sewing clothes about 12 years ago because of too many frustrating disappointments caused by my lack of sewing education. I've recently discovered your magazine and website and am totally enthused by the simple and clear way the information is conveyed.
    Threads contributors are the experts - please let me learn from ye!

  535. carlina May 11th

    I'd love to win this book! Thank you, Threads!

  536. Sylv May 11th

    Wow, what an opportunity. Guess like everyone else I would love to win a free copy!
    Check the website and read articles with glee every time there is a new post!

  537. User avater MMay May 10th

    I use tips from the Threads site, have purchased several DVD's, and subscribe to Threads Magazine. These are such good value, and the best source of sewing information. I know the Threads Sewing Guide would be a great reference to have on hand, and I would love to have it!

  538. User avater ShiningStar May 10th

    I would like this book because I want to learn to sew.

  539. corinnekelly May 10th

    I would love a copy! Pick me,Please.

  540. PatsyS May 10th

    What an amazing book to get the opportunity to add this to my library!

  541. Lobolita May 10th

    I'd love to have it! I'm constantly having to look up things like invisible zippers and sleeve heads online. Having a book would make it much easier!

  542. Verotte May 10th

    Threads Magazine rocks!

  543. User avater WillaMcNeill May 10th

    The book looks wonderful. Looks like a great reference to have on hand for any and all sewing problems.

    thanks!

  544. User avater oregonrose May 10th

    Sewing is always a learning experience. This book would be a great addition to my library.

  545. tinapickles May 10th

    Yes please!

  546. CherieNightOwl May 10th

    This looks like a very comprehensive book. I can't wait to have my own copy!

  547. User avater Terianz May 10th

    This comprehensive guide would be a wonderful addition to my sewing library. I'd love to win it!

  548. User avater missb_2000_2001 May 10th

    I would love this book to increase my sewing skills.

  549. meemer May 10th

    I've been sewing my own wedding dress and have had many questions throughout the process that have been difficult to find answers for. When I saw this book in the bookstore, I was beside myself. However, with my fiance unemployed for the last 6 months, I can't bring myself to pruchase it. To win it would be a godsend.

  550. texasmom3 May 10th

    I am so far away from my mother that it is hard to ask questions about sewing projects all the time it is really nice to have a place to get answers.

  551. NubianGoddess May 10th

    I would love to have this book for two young girls that I have been teaching to sew. Both girls 8 and 11 hand sew and have been wanting to learn on a machine, the foot pedal for their Mum's machine was accidentally left behind when they moved to this province, so I have begun to show them the ropes of sewing.

    Our first session consisted of sewing seams and we constructed a peasant-style top, perhaps a little ambitious on my part but the ladies enjoyed the experience, I did the finishing.
    For our next session we are going to be constructing a simple panel bag with quilting on the face of the bag.

    I think it would be great for these girls to have a reference for when we are not together sewing as they live in a rural town and I live in the city. It would be great to see and hear about how their imagination has spurred them to construct something really cool and that they had this great book as a cross-reference.

  552. User avater thomy May 10th

    I could sure use a reference to tweak my current skills as well as allow me to expand those skills as well. I realized recently, I do not have a single sewing reference book that teaches basics or anything else sewing skill related for that matter. This would be a treasure in my personal library to say the least.

  553. learner56 May 10th

    I have sewn since I was in my 7th grade home ec. class. I liked being able to create and sew my own and my sisters' clothes. I took a tailoring class in high school, which really paid off later when we were "poor" and I used those tailoring skills to make a suit for my four-year-old son and used the scraps for his 3-year-old brother when they were in my youngest sister's wedding. They are grown, and I have recently retired (although I have gone back for another Master's degree), and would love to have an up-to-date reference for the sewing I have returned to. Thanks for this opportunity to win such a comprehensive book.

  554. learner56 May 10th

    I have sewn since I was in my 7th grade home ec. class. I liked being able to create and sew my own and my sisters' clothes. I took a tailoring class in high school, which really paid off later when we were "poor" and I used those tailoring skills to make a suit for my four-year-old son and used the scraps for his 3-year-old brother when they were in my youngest sister's wedding. They are grown, and I have recently retired (although I have gone back for another Master's degree), and would love to have an up-to-date reference for the sewing I have returned to. Thanks for this opportunity to win such a comprehensive book.

  555. msgerritz May 10th

    I love all things "Threads". I have all the Threads Magazines and refer to them often. I would love to have this book to add to my collection.

  556. kmarsdenjohnson May 10th

    I would really love to win this book! It is all-inclusive, and it would be wonderful to have this wealth of knowledge at my fingertips by my sewing machine. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win1

  557. JoyK May 10th

    Threads always puts out such wonderful sewing references! Thanks for the chance to add this one to my library.

  558. VickiKate May 10th

    This looks like a wonderful book and is already in my Wish List! I love the magazine and all the techniques I've learnt from there so to have a single point of reference would be amazing.

  559. goldnfox May 10th

    I would love the chance to have this book. I have 2 girls in college that are fashion majors and I know they would love to learn from this great book.

  560. Beezing May 10th

    I buy the update cd each year and peruse the magazine at our local library. However this doesn"t look like I support Threads which I do enjoy. Perhaps there is a way.

  561. User avater thill60 May 10th

    This would be a FANTASTIC book to own. I am unemployed so don't have a lot of discretionary income to spend on books. I LOVE to sew and am constantly trying to improve my sewing and fitting skills and add to my repertoire of mastered techniques. I feel a "go to" reference book like this would be invaluable.

  562. bmkcpa May 10th

    I would really like this book. I have sewed in past but I am wanting to get back into sewing. I know there must be new and improved techniques that will help me not only re-capture my hobby but improve my skills as well :)

  563. cejohu May 10th

    I would LOVE to have this book because I no longer live close to my mom where I can just run over to her house, and get her to help with my latest sewing project.

  564. Wierman May 10th

    I would love to have this reference guide as I'm teaching my daughter to sew. This would be ideal for her (and I) to refer to again and again! Thanks!

  565. ljowen123 May 10th

    I would love to get this guide!

  566. User avater Katiat325 May 10th

    I would LOVE to have this book because I reference material all the time. I want to make my clothes fit, and have a nice finish. Sometimes (a lot of times when it comes to Burda), pattern directions are vague and so I need a better reference. So far I've seen from Threads great advice and skill building techniques, so this would be amazing.

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