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Book Giveaway: Bags in Bloom

Turn any handbag into a work of art with the designs in Susan Cariello's Bags in Bloom. Step-by-step instructions for these of beautiful floral motifs will let you jazz up any purse design. Bags in Bloom is cleverly organized by season. Coordinate each eye-catching design bag to your wardrobe and the weather.

The projects contain only twelve different stitching techniques, all explained in the book for embroidery beginners. The first section of the book gives an in-depth guide to the techniques and materials used throughout the book to create the twenty gorgeous projects featured.

The possibilities don't end with the twenty featured projects. Bags in Bloom features six purse designs and dozens of motifs allowing for endless combinations. Create your own beautiful floral design!

We're giving away TWO copies of Susan's terrific book, Bags in Bloom!

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, August 10th—and you could be one of the TWO lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on August 11th.

 

Tori_Sandifer

Comments (116)

camomille camomille writes: this book look like wonderfull !!!
Posted: 1:49 am on January 5th

VitalityForLife VitalityForLife writes: Who wouldn't want this book? The cover
itself is so inspiring! Would love
to win it!
Posted: 2:29 pm on August 11th

dpete dpete writes: I would love to have this book! Handbags are such a guilty pleasure!
Posted: 9:35 pm on August 10th

fibermom fibermom writes: I just started teaching some young ladies to embroider! How timely to find such an inspiring book full of beautiful and practical ideas!
Posted: 9:13 pm on August 10th

jmccambridge jmccambridge writes: This books looks really fun! I love making bags and i think it would make an excellent addition to my collection of sewing books.
Posted: 7:15 pm on August 10th

lmvsews lmvsews writes: This is just the inpration that I need to get back to some creative sewing. It would be a blessing to win this book.
Posted: 4:47 pm on August 10th

create2 create2 writes: never made a bag. need a good solid book for instructions. also i will be able to be more creative with decorating it. cathy
Posted: 9:34 am on August 10th

caylalily caylalily writes: I have recently started to make purses/bags as well as purchased an embroidery machine. I would love to win the book, and one day I'll be where I can use that book in my current learning curve.

Kathy
Posted: 11:21 pm on August 9th

jamama jamama writes: I have been searching high and low for a pretty purse that is made out of lightweight fabric that is easy to tote and will not create a back-ache for me to no avail! This article is inspiring me to make one for myself and to be creative and embellish it! Hope I win the book!! :))
Posted: 12:44 pm on August 9th

larkspurlane larkspurlane writes: Please enter me into the Bags in Bloom giveaway. I love bags, sewing, flowers and hand embroidery and this seems like the perfect book.
Posted: 9:27 am on August 9th

larkspurlane larkspurlane writes: Please enter me for the Bags in Bloom Giveaway. I love bags, flowers and hand embroidery and this book seems like such a keeper.
Posted: 9:25 am on August 9th

albasew albasew writes: Bloomin' great projects for me to try this winter! Great and colourful ideas to brighten outfits.
Posted: 8:44 am on August 9th

suzannity suzannity writes: I have made two bags with increasing challenge and various technique. Right now, I'm working on a bag with the hibiscus motif from Kenneth D. King's Designer Bead Embroidery. I'm a beginning embroiderer and love the look on garments and home dec projects. Bags in Bloom would be a wonderful resource and inspiration.
Posted: 8:20 am on August 9th

ajohn075 ajohn075 writes: Wow...what a gorgeous bag! I love creating accessories like bags, hats, etc. and would love to add this book to my "library" of sewing and craft books and publications.
Posted: 11:59 pm on August 8th

UmeNoHana UmeNoHana writes: What a truly unique and beautiful accessory. Would love to have this book. I have sewn for years but embroidery is a new art for me. Thank you for highlighting new and interesting techniques.
Posted: 10:47 pm on August 8th

StitchesByJeni StitchesByJeni writes: What a cute bag. I would love to learn how to make that. I hope I win.
Posted: 10:33 pm on August 8th

SuzOH SuzOH writes: I would love to win :-) I love bags, and I always want one more, I want to make my own and have them be unique, not what 3 dozen other people bought at the mall.
Posted: 9:42 pm on August 8th

aussielady aussielady writes: I sew all kinds of bags. I would love to have this book to learn from. It is great the Threads magazines puts so much info in their magazines for us to learn from and to enjoy.
Posted: 8:51 pm on August 8th

myfirstbambina myfirstbambina writes: What a lovely giveaway ! Hand embroidery is back for sure !
Hope to get my hand in this book :-) !
Posted: 7:05 pm on August 8th

Ga0724 Ga0724 writes: I have really had fun using embroidery to embellish and here it is on another fav project, totes! Love the posies and great colors!
Posted: 2:18 pm on August 8th

kgr kgr writes: Threads is stil the best sewing mag around. Book looks great
Posted: 1:59 pm on August 8th

lovebug58 lovebug58 writes: Threads magazine rocks! I have read every issue that I own cover to cover over and over again. I love the designs featured on the cover of this book. I WANT THIS BOOK!
Posted: 12:34 pm on August 8th

lovebug58 lovebug58 writes: I love the two purses pictured from the book. I could really do so many things with the information I've seen so far. I WANT THIS BOOK!
Posted: 12:30 pm on August 8th

knittinglibrarian knittinglibrarian writes: I am the original bag lady!
Bags for books, books and books.
I make bags for my kindergartens
traveling library. A take home
reading programme! Love to use
some inspiration from Bags in Bloom!
Posted: 10:19 am on August 8th

missb_2000_2001 missb_2000_2001 writes: My grandmother would love the cover bag. I'm working to get my sewing skills good enough to make her a bag and hat that nice.
Posted: 4:31 am on August 8th

seamsewsimple seamsewsimple writes: this would be a nice addition to my sewing library
Posted: 3:07 pm on August 7th

kskomer kskomer writes: I would love to win the book. Took a class with a friend and we each made a bag. Now we are hooked and want to try lots more. Great gifts!!
Posted: 11:02 am on August 7th

tahong tahong writes: the cover looks so inviting! good luck to you all!

tracy
Posted: 12:45 am on August 7th

luvscrappin10 luvscrappin10 writes: I would enjoy learning about this book,I just recently have learned about Threads, great stuff.
Posted: 4:37 pm on August 6th

gweneth gweneth writes: I would love to have tis book. I hope she suggests sources for handles and hardware. I have had little luck in my searches.
Posted: 3:38 pm on August 6th

gweneth gweneth writes: I would love to have tis book. I hope she suggests sources for handles and hardware. I have had little luck in my searches.
Posted: 3:38 pm on August 6th

quiltnut851 quiltnut851 writes: Looks like a great bood and would love to own it.
Posted: 1:37 pm on August 6th

Chanelsuit Chanelsuit writes: This book reminds me of my embroidery days a la Erica Wilson. It sounds like a great project book, especially the ideas for different seasons. Wouldn't we all want a bag for each season? Thanks for the inspiration!
Posted: 1:06 pm on August 6th

pmkurth pmkurth writes: Looks like a fabulous book, I would love to add it to my library!
Posted: 9:27 am on August 6th

spookymuffin spookymuffin writes: This looks like an amazing book, I would love to add it to my collection!!
Posted: 8:52 am on August 6th

Robinbird Robinbird writes: I would love to win this book to have more ideas.
Posted: 8:35 am on August 6th

Luxiraj Luxiraj writes: Count me in! I ventured back to sewing (after gap of 5-6 years) by sewing a simple bag. Now having switched loyalties back to dresses N more dresses. Guess its time to switch to making some awesome bags....
Posted: 5:14 am on August 6th

eeamende eeamende writes: Wow! This looks totally awesome! I've been trying to get more into embellishments to add more interest to my designs
Posted: 12:27 am on August 6th

cindy_sews cindy_sews writes: I love any book about embellishing. I would love to have this book!
Posted: 11:51 pm on August 5th

thaslam thaslam writes: A wonderful accompaniment to any sewing library!
Posted: 8:51 pm on August 5th

lovetoxstitch lovetoxstitch writes: Sounds like a great reference and design book.
Posted: 7:08 pm on August 5th

lovetoxstitch lovetoxstitch writes: Sounds like a great reference and design book!
Posted: 7:07 pm on August 5th

kakadu kakadu writes: Nice embelishments!
Posted: 5:01 pm on August 5th

CupcakeCatie CupcakeCatie writes: the book sounds like its amazing! and would be great in my crafty library!
Posted: 4:03 pm on August 5th

ladylala ladylala writes: I love all kinds of purse, would like to entry to win the making of purse.
Posted: 3:47 pm on August 5th

1SavingGrace 1SavingGrace writes: I would absolutely adore adding this book to my collection. I have several books with vintage techniques for ribbon embroidery and would love to combine the vintage and contemporary together to make a "vin-temporary" bag! Please enter me to win! Thank you.
Posted: 2:50 pm on August 5th

NezsThisNThat NezsThisNThat writes: I am in the middle of teaching a serwing class for young girls and this would be a great project that they can do as an advance article. I love purses and this book would really encourge me to make another one.
Posted: 2:23 pm on August 5th

Katiat325 Katiat325 writes: I'm in. I've been wanting to make a nice handbag for a while.
Posted: 12:21 pm on August 5th

sewinbiker sewinbiker writes: Does it help to comment every two minutes to win? Hope not. Love this book, purses, and I bet I can use it to girlyfy my biker gear.
Posted: 8:36 am on August 5th

CarolynJH CarolynJH writes: This book looks like a "must have". I love purses!
Posted: 12:16 am on August 5th

jesselcr jesselcr writes: I'm in.
Posted: 11:59 pm on August 4th

Zenmama Zenmama writes: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I have been wantin' to do embroidery!!!
Posted: 10:31 pm on August 4th

KUH KUH writes: There is nothing better than having a one-of-a-kind creation!
Posted: 10:05 pm on August 4th

Craftingmad Craftingmad writes: Now I have projects for the fall, can't wait to get started.
Posted: 9:23 pm on August 4th

CovingtonClass CovingtonClass writes: Love the book and want to make lots of bags for Christmas this year.
Posted: 5:01 pm on August 4th

zengeek zengeek writes: My two favorite things, purses, flowers and a book. Ok, three favorite things. This book sounds great, I would love to win one.
Posted: 3:53 pm on August 4th

PiePie PiePie writes: handbags and flowers...what could be better?
Posted: 2:28 pm on August 4th

sewuk sewuk writes: Oh WOW! Owning a book like this means I could satisfy my need for more and more handbags, without upsetting him indoors!! I already have several bags hidden so that he can't moan about the money being spent!!
BEAUTIFUL book - I hope it's available in the UK
Posted: 2:25 pm on August 4th

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: Oh! I just got a Miracle Stitcher off Etsy! The bag on that cover would be a perfect project to try it out!

Posted: 1:36 pm on August 4th

pcurr pcurr writes: I love the bags, they would make great christmas gifts for anyone, including men, just embroidery some type of sports and they would be good to go. GO GO BAGS
Posted: 11:17 am on August 4th

orangetul orangetul writes: I'm an amateur in sewing. Looking around for such magazines giveway to give bag sewing a try. Hope I'm lucky enough!!
Posted: 10:59 am on August 4th

j_Ann j_Ann writes: The bag completes the outfit. I Love the magazine and read them over and over.They are always an inspiration.
Posted: 10:35 am on August 4th

nonnina nonnina writes: would love to win this combo, a great book and a great bag!!!,,, since I'm on a fixed income some shopping has to be placed on a back burner or just not buy some favorite items. Love the mag.
Posted: 10:05 am on August 4th

darlen0383 darlen0383 writes: bet the book is great for any sewing enthusiast
Posted: 9:24 am on August 4th

darlen0383 darlen0383 writes: bet the book is great for any sewing enthusiast
Posted: 9:19 am on August 4th

darlen0383 darlen0383 writes: bet the book is great for any sewing enthusiast
Posted: 9:17 am on August 4th

LebecEgirl LebecEgirl writes: Truly enjoy making handbags...hope I win so I can continue on!
Posted: 9:17 am on August 4th

PatsyS PatsyS writes: This adds a new dimension to my purse fettish! Rather than using a print as the embellishment, this will spark my creativity to add my own embroidery designs to create a one-of-a-kind creation by me! Love it!! Can't wait to let the creative juices begin flowing!
Posted: 9:06 am on August 4th

smyoker smyoker writes: the book looks great! a good addition to my library !!!
Posted: 7:54 am on August 4th

LoracC LoracC writes: I love, love, love books. Especially books on purses. Always on the look out for new ideas with purses. Would love to have this one.
Posted: 7:39 am on August 4th

silkroseclare silkroseclare writes: What a wonderful looking book !!

I am doing a workshop on this Saturday to encourage Mothers and Daughters to learn sew together....and the workshop is " Make A Summer Bag "

How I wish I had this book to use at it....

Is it available in the UK?

Thank you

SilkRoseClare
Posted: 4:29 am on August 4th

awami awami writes: I'd love to get one of these, it looks perfect for this stitching beginner!
Posted: 3:26 am on August 4th

MPurnell MPurnell writes: The bags featured on the cover of this book are gorgeous! I would get so much joy out of creating them...would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity!
Posted: 12:19 am on August 4th

dessie10 dessie10 writes: Looks like a great book, always looking for new ideas.
dessiemae10@yahoo.com
Posted: 11:33 pm on August 3rd

InTheBag InTheBag writes: My business partner and friend is getting married next year. What a spectacular gift an embroidered bag would make!
Posted: 10:55 pm on August 3rd

jebeitz jebeitz writes: I love making purses because I can have pockets and dividers in places tha make my purse "just right".
Posted: 10:21 pm on August 3rd

Joantheflorist Joantheflorist writes: How wonderful! Finally finding the time to sew lots this summer, and bags have been my mainstay...but I'm getting bored with my old stand-bys. This book would renew my creativity!
Posted: 9:30 pm on August 3rd

Catlynn Catlynn writes: Just in time for holiday gifts! How perfect!
Posted: 7:21 pm on August 3rd

Shelleydar Shelleydar writes: Please enter my name also.
Posted: 6:47 pm on August 3rd

Bobbie3 Bobbie3 writes: Please enter me to win the book. I have been a subscriber to Threads for quite a few years. I have recently gotten my very first steel sewing machine cleaned and have started to teach my 10 year old granddaughter how to sew. The past issues of Threads have been very helpful to not only show her how, but as a reference later when she gets stuck.

Thanks alot for sharing all that you do.
Barb Merrill
Posted: 6:18 pm on August 3rd

SewinLoveinMI SewinLoveinMI writes: These bags look beautiful and fun to make. I love hand work. Please enter me to win this great prize.
Posted: 6:17 pm on August 3rd

emmyjay emmyjay writes: I spent all last weekend reorganizing my workroom and found a treasure trove of canvas and embroidery yarn -- winning this book would be serendipity, don't you think?
Posted: 5:56 pm on August 3rd

sewinheaven sewinheaven writes: Nice idea for Christmas gifts! Please enter me. Thanks.
Posted: 5:30 pm on August 3rd

etchedinthread etchedinthread writes: Love bags and love embellishments, what a great combo in a book!
Posted: 5:00 pm on August 3rd

stitchwidth stitchwidth writes: I would love to own this book. Bags and flowers, 2 of my favourite things.
Posted: 4:18 pm on August 3rd

bushbunny bushbunny writes: Hats and handbags are my favourite accessory projects, so please do enter me to win a copy of this new book in the giveaway.
The hat in my avatar is from a pattern in Threads #56.
Posted: 4:12 pm on August 3rd

vabney vabney writes: Would love to have it!
Posted: 4:09 pm on August 3rd

purik purik writes: It´s a beautiful book, and I´d love to have it, please enter me.
Posted: 3:58 pm on August 3rd

gmhsews gmhsews writes: This book looks fabulous! Would love to see the beautiful bags inside of it.
Posted: 3:25 pm on August 3rd

sewdemon sewdemon writes: Please enter me to win this gorgeous book! I have a new bridal accessories business and this will be a great addition to my sewing library. I love Threads and have a folder for all the newsletters that are sent to me. Thank You! Lamar Yvette Designs
Posted: 3:14 pm on August 3rd

pbeesley pbeesley writes: Great bag!
Posted: 3:12 pm on August 3rd

creativejen3 creativejen3 writes: This bag looks gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 3:08 pm on August 3rd

sewinheaven sewinheaven writes: Nice idea for Christmas gifts! Please enter me. Thanks.
Posted: 2:59 pm on August 3rd

sewinheaven sewinheaven writes: Nice Christmas gifts! Please enter me. Thanks.
Posted: 2:57 pm on August 3rd

sewinheaven sewinheaven writes: I am always looking for gift ideas. Would very much like to make these bags for Christmas gifts. Please enter me to win. Thanks
Posted: 2:56 pm on August 3rd

sewinheaven sewinheaven writes: I'm always looking for different ways to create beautiful homemade gifts. I would like nothing more than to win this book to make georgoeous bags for Christmas gifts. Please enter me. Thanks.
Posted: 2:54 pm on August 3rd

Stitchinfits Stitchinfits writes: Threads is my favorite sewing magazine, so any book promoted by them looks very appealing to begin with... the cover of this book would look appealing to me even without Thread's endorsement, because that bag look gorgeous! I've never made bags before, but this looks like a book that would inspire me to start!
Posted: 2:50 pm on August 3rd

Balazs Balazs writes: I am obsessed with bags and purses! I would love to win this book :)
Posted: 2:21 pm on August 3rd

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: Please include. Love making bags.
Posted: 2:20 pm on August 3rd

thimbleina thimbleina writes: Ooh! a book...full of bags! Doesn't get much better than that!! :0)
Posted: 2:16 pm on August 3rd

Zippylady Zippylady writes: Looks like a beautiful book. It would be a nice addition to my library.
Posted: 2:00 pm on August 3rd

LadyRay LadyRay writes: Looks like a wonderful book! Thank you for the opportunity to win. :-)
Posted: 1:51 pm on August 3rd

Westcoastrose Westcoastrose writes: The book sounds great - I have lots of boring bags in the closet and I love flowers. Please enter my name to win a copy. :-)
Posted: 1:38 pm on August 3rd

ShariK ShariK writes: ooooh!! I just love bags. Looks like some cool techniques
Sharon
Posted: 1:25 pm on August 3rd

Mary_Moon2010 Mary_Moon2010 writes: Please enter me to win!
Posted: 1:10 pm on August 3rd

SewJudie SewJudie writes: Please enter me to win!
No books
no handbags
I could really use this!
Posted: 1:03 pm on August 3rd

amp06 amp06 writes: I would love to win this book. It looks like a lot of fun!

Posted: 12:56 pm on August 3rd

cheriev cheriev writes: What a beautiful book, I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.
Posted: 12:47 pm on August 3rd

halifaxfaye halifaxfaye writes: I would love nothing better than to win this book as I have only recently started making purses. The cover and attached details are inspiring and make me want to become more proficient.
Posted: 12:22 pm on August 3rd

halifaxfaye halifaxfaye writes: I would love nothing better than to win this book as I have only recently started making purses. The cover and attached details are inspiring and make me want to become more proficient.
Posted: 12:22 pm on August 3rd

TnSewingNewbie TnSewingNewbie writes: i would love to win this book, I love making handbags. This book looks like it would open up an entire new world of ideas to me! I love to embellish, never thought of doing it on handbags :)

thank you for offering this giveaway.

Melissa
Posted: 12:18 pm on August 3rd

vwren99 vwren99 writes: I would love to win this book. I have just started delving into the challenges of bag design, and these look like such fun inspiration!
Posted: 12:12 pm on August 3rd

Adianan Adianan writes: Please enter me to win the book
Posted: 11:35 am on August 3rd

jacesgrammie jacesgrammie writes: Working on a felted bag that will need some flowers, this would provide great ideas.
Posted: 11:07 am on August 3rd

marymary marymary writes: I love making handbags, especially when I get compliments from strangers. I am always looking for new ideas to expand my bag wardrobe. I make unconventional knitting bags as well. These are the bags I want to make but don't have the courage to carry as a handbag because they may be a little outrageous. As long as I call it a knitting bag, I am not self-concious. I embellish bags with bits and pieces of things I collect.
Posted: 10:39 am on August 3rd

kwtxn kwtxn writes: Please enter me to win the book. I have a few books on bag/purse makeing and am always inspired by new ideas.
I love Threads, and save all the newsletters. Keep up the very good work.
karen
Posted: 10:01 am on August 3rd

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