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Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

Sewing in a Straight Line features simple-to-make but glamorous projects like the One-Hour Skirt.
Photo: Potter Craft

New-York based designer Brett Bara is an author, television host, and all-around DIY goddess. Her latest book, Sewing in a Straight Line (Potter Craft, 2011) includes 26 apparel, home decor, and adorable gift projects, all created with straight seams. With Brett's step-by-step tutorials, you can start sewing projects like the One-Hour Skirt, Origami Dress, and City Girl Tote right away.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 pm, June 13th, 2012-and you could be the lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced on June 15th.

Brett was featured in "Designer Insider" in the Summer 2012 issue of SewStylish!


Comments (42)

39sewgal 39sewgal writes: This book sounds fabulous and would make the perfect gift for my Granddaughter-in-law who is taking sewing lessons. Finally someone in the family who wants to learn to enjoy sewing as much as I do.
Posted: 3:58 pm on July 10th

sandipratt sandipratt writes: WOW I'd love to win THIS !!
Posted: 4:03 pm on June 15th

Mizmash Mizmash writes: "Sewing In A Stragiht Line" - Probably a challenge for the best of us - newbies!!!
Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Posted: 2:28 pm on June 14th

NIghtWoman NIghtWoman writes: Just about all I can sew is a straight line. I'd love to win this book and see what I can do.
Posted: 2:25 pm on June 14th

NellieSue NellieSue writes: user: NSJ aka as Grandma Sue. The book looks like one I would use for myself and to begin teaching my 6 yr old granddaughter to sew. (I was six when I began sewing with my mother and grandmother.) The book would probably help continue that tradition. I will consider purchasing it if I don't receive one.
Posted: 10:14 am on June 14th

idahomeow idahomeow writes: I would LOVE to get this book!
Posted: 9:47 am on June 14th

jamilah jamilah writes: greetings...its could be me??

Posted: 9:03 pm on June 12th

user-1127959 user-1127959 writes: Boy could I use this! Sewing in a straight line has always been an issue with me!
Posted: 6:01 pm on June 12th

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Posted: 5:57 pm on June 12th

Clairinette Clairinette writes: With my old Singer, which can only make straight and zigzag stitches, this book will be the perfect companion of my future sewing hours.
Posted: 4:44 pm on June 12th

sewerdownunder sewerdownunder writes: Just love the inspiration on the title alone, would be priviledged to have a copy to pour over and use as a launch pad to create and inspire others.
Posted: 1:08 pm on June 12th

Karrie_S Karrie_S writes: This book looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win. I hope I get to put it in my library!
Posted: 12:29 am on June 12th

SewCapeCod SewCapeCod writes: Love that cute skirt
Posted: 8:55 pm on June 11th

2much2so 2much2so writes: You had me at Origami Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 1:04 pm on June 11th

2much2so 2much2so writes: You had me at Origami Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 1:04 pm on June 11th

LeeAnneW LeeAnneW writes: Love the cover photo. This would be a book that I would use over and over again!
Posted: 10:01 am on June 11th

user-1142077 user-1142077 writes: Sewing straight lines is just what I need to get back into sewing, I just got my hands on a 100 year old white sewing machIne and this book would be perfect to get this beauty back in business.
Posted: 10:18 pm on June 10th

lisahenrysdatter lisahenrysdatter writes: Love all the cover designs. Would love to have this book.
Posted: 6:55 pm on June 10th

riversilt riversilt writes: I don't have this book in my library. Pick me and good luck to all other avid sewers.

Posted: 3:32 pm on June 10th

user-1142471 user-1142471 writes: this book has already gotten some great reviews- would be a great companion for my current fashion design classes!
Posted: 4:16 pm on June 9th

saifonanaya saifonanaya writes: Aw wow That's awsom give way I love colors
Posted: 2:28 pm on June 9th

susan718 susan718 writes: I'd love to learn from this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 4:00 pm on June 8th

prettysewlulu prettysewlulu writes: I want to this book so bad it is an amazing book i saw at the local libary .. iam and new sewer .. i would adore and save this book forever !! <3 pretty please with suger on top
Posted: 11:20 am on June 8th

Fleurty Fleurty writes: The projects in the book looks so cool!! I love the video tutorials that Brett posts as well, keep up the good work!
Posted: 2:59 am on June 8th

denisefisher denisefisher writes: pick me, i can just about sew a straight line. ;)
Posted: 4:06 pm on June 7th

ngb91 ngb91 writes: Being a full time college student, this book seems like a fun and quick way to unwind from all my school work.
Posted: 11:44 pm on June 6th

miamihoneybee miamihoneybee writes: I am pretty new to sewing (started last November), so this would be a great book for me. Although actually sewing a truly straight line is still challenging :)
Posted: 8:24 pm on June 6th

Stitchy105 Stitchy105 writes: Hope to be the winner!! I'm an avid quilter but would like to try "regular" sewing! Thanks!!
Posted: 9:10 pm on June 5th

Sella Sella writes: I am sure I will be the winner!!
Posted: 3:39 pm on June 5th

Sherly_K Sherly_K writes: Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 9:36 am on June 5th

IamLilyMunster IamLilyMunster writes: I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks!
Posted: 10:53 pm on June 4th

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: This looks fantastic since I am just getting back into sewing after many years and I am trying to get some skills back
Posted: 10:43 pm on June 4th

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: This looks fantastic since I am just getting back into sewing after many years and I am trying to get some skills back
Posted: 10:43 pm on June 4th

lynaeve lynaeve writes: Thanks for the giveaway. I wanted to get this book.
Posted: 9:52 am on June 4th

misssarcastica misssarcastica writes: Book looks awesome. I love both the skirts in the pics.
Posted: 9:38 am on June 4th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: I could really use this book.
Posted: 9:10 am on June 4th

Robin809 Robin809 writes: I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity!
Posted: 6:53 am on June 4th

YasminS YasminS writes: The projects sound interesting and fun! Would love to win a copy.
Posted: 6:10 am on June 4th

user-1023732 user-1023732 writes: Ooh, I could use an excuse to practice sewing straight!
Posted: 4:29 am on June 4th

TalyQu TalyQu writes: That looks like a great book. Would love to have it for me and my daughters.
Posted: 4:23 am on June 4th

cnewpower cnewpower writes: Looks like a book with lots of inspiring designs! Hope to win a copy!
Posted: 2:11 am on June 4th

Katy383 Katy383 writes: Sewing in lots of straight lines is very appealing to me. I would love to win this book!
Posted: 1:52 am on June 4th

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