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Book Giveaway “The Colette Sewing Handbook”

Feb 19, 2013
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The Colete Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick (Krause Publications, 2011).

Sewers of all levels will love The Colette Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick (Krause Publications, 2011) and will be able to master the art of pairing fabrics with their designs.

Be inspired by the styles and classic techniques used throughout the book! Learn to sew beautifully by practicing the five fundamentals: a thoughtful plan, a precise pattern, a fantastic fit, a beautiful fabric, and a fine finish. This book also includes five fabulous patterns such as the Truffle Dress or the Taffy Blouse that you can create using the detailed step-by-step instructions.

Simply leave a comment telling us why you would love to have this book, and you will be entered to win it! The deadline for your entry is midnight on March 13, and the winner will be announced during the week of March 18. The winner will be notified via email as well. Good luck!

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  1. CAS48 January 27th

    I'm new to sewing clothes and definitely need to learn the fundamentals.

  2. Kaidydid September 16th

    I have wanted this book for awhile. It looks like it could help me with a lot of my sewing and help me to make it more professional. I can't wait! I really hope to win one.

  3. ASiverson March 27th

    Well I missed this contest by a mile, but I have this book and it is Fantastic! The winner is a lucky camper/sewist! Enjoy!

  4. AndiBrown March 19th

    RATS! I missed it by one day. This book would be perfect for me!

  5. Pollydee March 13th

    I have looked at this book several times while in Joann Fabrics...such a cool book!

  6. user-2049524 March 8th

    I'm just getting back into sewing and am really inspired. Been looking for a book to guide me this looks just what I need, would really love to have it.

  7. ThetaSigma March 7th

    I don't own a single sewing book, aside from a few issues of Threads. I would love to start my library with this book (which I have been eyeing for some time!)

  8. User avater CarrGrand March 7th

    I would love to have this book. I've recently become more interested in couture and this book would be a welcome addition to my growing collection!

  9. SewSewcial March 7th

    My last comment didn't post, I don't know if there's an approval process or if I just messed up, but I absolutely love Colette Patterns and have been coveting this book for over a year now!

  10. SewSewcial March 7th

    I am in love with Colette Patterns and just haven't broken down and purchased the book. Her directions are so easy to follow. I love pulling on my mock up of a Colette Pattern and only needing my tweaks and fits. Go indie designers!

  11. User avater Harikleia March 6th

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

  12. smockinglynn March 6th

    I borrowed this book from our library and I love the way the book is laid out, as well as Colette's patterns. Keeping my fingers crossed to win it!

  13. User avater GypsyStrong March 5th

    IColette patterns! A whole book of them??? yay.

  14. User avater DeeVine March 5th

    My Mom was a Seamstress all my years growing up. In my very young years, I had somewhat of an interest in sewing, but never followed through with it. As I grew into my teenage years, I was completely interested in wearing the different styles of clothing rather than the construction of them. During my late teens/early 20s, my Dad urged my Mom to teach my sister and I how to sew, but we pretty much had no interest. Then came my upper 20s when I began to regret studying English instead of Fashion Design. I still carry that regret to this day, now in my 30s. I'm learning to sew, appreciative that I still can, but terribly disappointed that I didn't take the opportunity that was given to me ever since I was a little girl.

  15. Desteiny March 4th

    I took this book out of the library and am thoroughly enjoying both the way it is written and the illustrations. I have not used the patterns yet as I know I'll never be able to fold them and get them back into the envelope at the rear of the book. I need my own copy, therefor I am entering this contest. I hope I win!

  16. HappyGenny March 4th

    Oh, I've wanted this book for ages! I love the Colette patterns unique style and approach to patterns. Wouldn't it be great if we could magically ALL win one? Cheers, and thanks for the opportunity!

    - Genny

  17. user-2429309 March 3rd

    I have seen this book at the store and it offers a lot of promise for the creative minded. I would like to have a copy!

  18. mkso March 3rd

    i love this book
    i would love to try out all the ideas

  19. mkso March 3rd

    i would love this book because of all the ideas for pattern adaptaions and the potential for making different variations of the basic shapes

  20. CrystalT March 2nd

    I've had my eye on this book for quite a while!

  21. HillBillary March 2nd

    Oooooh, this book would be so awesome. I've been learning by the seat of my pants so reference books and awesome mags like Threads have been a life saver and I can always use more

  22. jenkika March 1st

    This looks perfect for a novice sewer like me! Cute dress on the front- can't wait to see what else it has!

  23. User avater Fluteplayer7 March 1st

    I could use a new source of inspiration in my sewing room. This book is beautiful and filled with wonderful ideas.

  24. LuvThreadsMagazine February 28th

    I can use all the help I can get.

  25. januarypaula February 28th

    It would be wonderful to win this book and be able to improve my sewing skills.

  26. User avater bajjmayer February 28th

    I would LOVE this book because I am just getting back to sewing after many years and this book would continue to give me the incentive, inspiration and techniques to help expand my fashion sewing endeavors

  27. tracymcclain February 28th

    My daughter is a senior in high school and will be attending an art school this coming Fall. She has become very interested in fashion design and thinks this might be something to pursue as a career. I would love to give this to her to help her out!

  28. Clammy2526 February 28th

    I'm a noob

  29. user-2414696 February 27th

    I have always wanted to be an artist in some way, but once I got my sewing machine I knew just what I wanted to do to express myself. I design clothes for my younger sisters and am trying to learn all I can.

  30. 3knd February 27th

    I am on a quest to learn better sewing techniques to replace my haphazard construction. This book would help direct me in the right direction

  31. kendahatcher February 27th

    I have started making clothes for my grandchildren and for my daughters. I Just got a new sewing machine from my sister for an early birthday gift. I am to make her a couple of outfits and for her grandchildren. Also have been teaching my friends and nieces how to sew basic items. I am between a beginner and an intermediate level on sewing. I know that there is so much to learn to be a good seamstress and teacher. So yes I would love to win this book.

  32. SewMyDreams February 27th

    I have a friend who has purchased a few of the Colette patterns and she says they are easy to make up and she loves wearing the designs. I would like to get the opportunity to try some of these patterns myself....and of course share them with my friend Carol...I know she would be excited, too!

  33. Catlover1 February 26th

    Sewing is my favourite hobby and I enjoy learning techniques and innovative ways of using fabric. Not enough hours etc. This is a book I could refer to all the time and be inspired.

  34. user-2422789 February 24th

    My local Bernina dealer, Daley by the Yard, has been making some of the patterns from the book and displaying the finished garments in her sewing shop and classroom. I would use the book to make some of the patterns for myself.

  35. dee53 February 21st

    I want to have my own sewing business. I would love to have this book as a reference.

  36. olgainro February 21st

    I would love to have this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

  37. User avater Little01 February 20th

    My husband would be "thrilled" if I got another book! (Actually, he might through me out of the house LOL). But I am always looking for books, videos, classes; anything that would help me improve my sewing and design techniques.

  38. RiaAndTiggy February 20th

    I've been drooling over this book for some time and would love to win it. I follow the Colette blog and think their patterns are great, so winning the book would be fantastic.

  39. User avater Mengar February 20th

    Oooh, another book for my collection!

  40. User avater kaitui_kiwi February 20th

    I would love the chance to win this book please :)

  41. Vi_Callas February 20th

    I've seen many many beautiful creations by other seamstresses all around the world from this exact book, I'd also love to give it a try and make something as equally beautiful!

  42. misssarcastica February 20th

    Love Colette Patterns!

  43. User avater jamaco February 20th

    would love this book!

  44. mumbo56 February 20th

    Count me in!

  45. User avater Jeanne_B1 February 20th

    I would LOVE this book....I love books, and this is a wonderful one.

  46. User avater awami February 20th

    I'm a fan of Colette patterns so I'd love to get this!

  47. User avater ShiningStar February 20th

    I love retro styles. I want learn how to make them.

  48. User avater JennGM February 19th

    I have been eyeing this book for such a long time! This is an area I need help in my sewing, some classic details to be a more professional seamstress. Sewing for me doesn't always look good.

  49. rrjane011749 February 19th

    What an awesome book--would sew love to win it!

  50. stacysews February 19th

    OOOOh, I've had my eye on this book for awhile, but just hadn't broke down and gotten it yet. I love Colette patterns so I think I'll equally love the book!

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