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BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Colette Sewing Handbook

Leave a comment and The Colette Sewing Handbook could be yours!

Leave a comment and "The Colette Sewing Handbook" could be yours!

Photo: Courtesy of Krause Publications

In the "Cool Tools" section of SewStylish Summer 2012 we featured The Colette Sewing Handbook (Krause Publications, 2011) by Sarai Mitnick. The topics covered in the book include: sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, and finishing techniques.

As a bonus the book includes five patterns neatly tucked in a pocket attached to the inside back cover. The packet includes patterns for a scalloped-hem skirt, a flutter-sleeve blouse, a sweetheart-neck sheath dress, an asymmetrical-flounce dress, and a lined dress with gathered sleeves. Each project will help you put the fundamentals outlined in the book into practice.

Simply leave a comment telling us why you'd love to have this book. Leave your comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 pm, Friday, September 21-and you could win a copy of the book. The winner will be randomly selected on September 21.



Comments (51)

user-1114374 user-1114374 writes: I would love to win because I am always looking for new ways to "think outside of the box".
Posted: 2:28 pm on October 1st

user-1114374 user-1114374 writes:
Posted: 2:27 pm on October 1st

Susiesharmony Susiesharmony writes: I would love to add this book to my little library of reference and patterns!To have another trick or two up my sleeve!Please pick me!
Posted: 9:31 am on September 28th

dreamlady dreamlady writes: I want to have this book because I love sewing I've been sewing since I was 15 . Now I am starting to teach sewing for girls and ladies in my country and I love to have this book so I can have an important textbook to refer to when I need instructions
I wish to win The Colette Handbook of sewing
Posted: 11:23 am on September 21st

MaggieL55 MaggieL55 writes: This sounds just the book to help me get my sewing mojo back again!

Posted: 12:26 am on September 20th

2tango 2tango writes: Love, Love, Love Colette I have been reading the blog for a while now and just love the Colette vision for sewers its very helpful to new sewers and the patterns are super pretty and feminine I think there should be a Colette type teaching studio for sewers/creators in every town!
Posted: 4:29 pm on September 19th

MzGoddezz MzGoddezz writes: I've been cyber stalking this book for a while. I'm fairly new to sewing so this would be awesome to have.
Posted: 12:30 am on September 19th

LittleLaura LittleLaura writes: Who wouldn't want this book? It is so cool I mean just look at the cover. I've been stalking the website enjoying all the beautiful photos and extras. Its always fun to dream.
Posted: 4:38 pm on September 18th

Grammyg Grammyg writes: I' ve just accepted a new position at work and need to expand my wardrobe to fit the promotion. My basic sewing skills could use an upgrade and I would love to win a copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook to aid in brushing up my skills.
Posted: 4:15 pm on September 18th

sweetz sweetz writes: I have started a collection of handbooks on sewing. I've already received the Burda Style book. Next on my list is Colette and Gertie's.
Posted: 11:33 pm on September 17th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I would love to wi. this to learn different techniques of finishing garments.
Posted: 11:00 pm on September 17th

Bks4JHB Bks4JHB writes: My middle school sewing class from 20+ years ago hasn't stuck with me so much ... I'd love to have a total re-do! This book looks great!
Posted: 8:54 pm on September 17th

Jasmielle Jasmielle writes: Wow! I would love to win this book I am trying to learn everything I can to be the best fashion designer one day my dream job!
Posted: 11:24 pm on September 15th

KiwiTan KiwiTan writes: What a wonderful book to give to my daughter, who is a new were and soon to leave home.
Posted: 1:35 pm on September 15th

Qnypplan Qnypplan writes: I love the Colette Patterns and would really love to have the book.
Posted: 5:45 am on September 15th

Menduca Menduca writes: OMG!
I'm really want that book!!
Posted: 9:34 pm on September 14th

TaraSews TaraSews writes: I enjoy the classic of the tried and true style/techniques that Colette has to offer. I did see this book at the book store and put it on my wish list. Its a sturdy well made book on top of educational.
Posted: 9:16 pm on September 14th

Stephanie2X Stephanie2X writes: The book cover says for the New seamstress and that's me. I've just started out this year and I recently purchased my very first machine, the SE-350 Brother. This would be a wonderful addition to my threads subscription.
Posted: 2:50 pm on September 14th

user-1132947 user-1132947 writes: As i now have all the time i need to to sew an enjoy making new clothes.I would love to have the chance to read this hand book. As i am not that experienced sewing. I Would love to win this really helpfull book. I hope i have proven my need and desire. I will be deeply honered an gratefull i i were to recieve this needed item from yous. thankyou
Posted: 9:46 am on September 14th

Marie_S_G Marie_S_G writes: As I live in Sweden I will probably not qualify but anyway, the Colette Handbook would be a nice-to-have. They have a nice web presence, well worth a visit now and then.
Posted: 8:27 am on September 14th

elizabeth001au elizabeth001au writes: Id love this book as I need guidance in sewing.
Posted: 4:40 am on September 14th

user-78543 user-78543 writes: I have just started sewing again, and would love this book!!
Posted: 11:09 pm on September 13th

user-78543 user-78543 writes: I have just started sewing again, and would love this book!!
Posted: 11:07 pm on September 13th

user-1082915 user-1082915 writes: I would love to win this book. I have been sewing clothes with patterns but the results are always a little "off." I know that a book like this could help me get more professional results!
Posted: 4:40 pm on September 13th

Maritza Maritza writes: I have read the reviews for this book and are great! I would love to own this book since I'm getting back to sewing :o)

Posted: 3:44 pm on September 13th

Mizmash Mizmash writes: I've been reading about this book just about everywhere and it has received great reviews. Would love to be part of the fan club!
Posted: 12:39 pm on September 13th

IuditaC IuditaC writes: It's a fresh, modern book with plenty of inspiration to get my creativity going and motivation to make something myself. It'll give me the know how to make my projects technically correct so they wont fall apart..ha ha
Posted: 12:22 pm on September 13th

Darbyel Darbyel writes: Woohoo! I love all of the Colette patterns. And I have been eying this book for a while!

I just love new sewing books. They are sew inspiring. Get it?!

I really do love them though. :)
Posted: 11:38 am on September 13th

Christine_R Christine_R writes: I've seen so many lovely projects from this book on various blogs - and I love Colette Patterns' style.
Posted: 11:26 am on September 13th

cecine cecine writes: I'd like to win this book for sure since I don't have any book for the basic sewing. Thanks.
Posted: 9:03 am on September 13th

misssarcastica misssarcastica writes: Looks like a good book to have!
Posted: 8:29 am on September 13th

ViktBein ViktBein writes: I would love to have this book as I heard so many wonderful things about it! It would be amazing to try sewing some things in Colette style :)
Posted: 4:03 am on September 13th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: I like retro style clothes.
Posted: 2:10 am on September 13th

nsews nsews writes: I'd love to have this book because I am getting back into sewing clothes for myself and could use a refresher. Thanks!
Posted: 1:38 am on September 13th

missamae329 missamae329 writes: I think I would learn a bunch of fun sewing techniques from this book!
Posted: 8:54 pm on September 12th

CosmicCaro CosmicCaro writes: I love Colette Patterns and would love this beautiful book! Thanks!
Posted: 8:30 pm on September 12th

emmyjay emmyjay writes: I really like the Colette approach to things and am always looking for new techniques and new ways to approach the sewing process.
Posted: 7:23 pm on September 12th

MrsDepew MrsDepew writes: I would love to win this book because I have followed and really enjoyed Colette patterns for a few years now!
Posted: 6:50 pm on September 12th

YasminS YasminS writes: This book has been sitting in my wishlist for a while, waiting on its turn to be bought. I would love win it, especially to attempt the lovely projects in there!
Posted: 5:33 pm on September 12th

rebpalma rebpalma writes: It would be fantastic to win this book! Thank you for this opportunity!
Posted: 5:11 pm on September 12th

IamLilyMunster IamLilyMunster writes: I've wanted this book since it first came out! Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 4:47 pm on September 12th

mosull mosull writes: I would love a copy of this book. As a beginner, attempting to teach myself to sew I definitely need some guidance. Not only does this book have inspiration, sewing techniques and fitting tips but five bonus patterns! Wonderful.
Posted: 4:47 pm on September 12th

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: I would love to win this book because I have recently gotten back to fashion sewing and need a little more guidance and inspiration--I am "itching" to become more creative and I feel this book would incent me to step "outside of the box"
Posted: 4:25 pm on September 12th

LisaSewBubbles LisaSewBubbles writes: This looks like a LOVELY book! I would love to win so that I can refresh and enhance my sewing skills. I really enjoy learning techniques done the correct way to achieve a professional finish.

Good Luck to all!! Lisa
Posted: 3:32 pm on September 12th

TalyQu TalyQu writes: That looks like a wonderful book - I would be honored if I could get my hands on it.
Posted: 3:28 pm on September 12th

laurahoj laurahoj writes: I think this book would be a great for teaching my daughters to sew.
Posted: 2:08 pm on September 12th

MinaH MinaH writes: I would love to win this book. I just started teaching myself to sew a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't ventured beyond skirts and household items. I especially would like to try my hand at the asymmetrical flounce dress pattern included in the book.
Posted: 1:25 pm on September 12th

SassyT SassyT writes: I would love a copy of this. I am a beginner and have yet to move on to tops and dresses. Beginning to see skirts in my sleep. A book like this would give me the confidence I am so lacking, to progress.
Posted: 12:51 pm on September 12th

bekabug8 bekabug8 writes: I would love to have the patterns in this book. I've been wanting to try more Colette patterns, plus I hear the book is really pretty.
Posted: 12:38 pm on September 12th

lhartup lhartup writes: I've been eyeing this book since it came out, but I haven't had a chance to pick it up. I would love to win it!
Posted: 12:10 pm on September 12th

draphael draphael writes: I would love to win this book! I've recently gotten interested again in sewing - both for the home, and for clothing - after having not done it since high school.

I really need to learn the basics again, by doing some projects and

have been looking for the right book to guide me through it. I learn best by doing - rather than just reading - so a well-written book of projects (and especially this one, which seems to fit my personal style really well) would be a wonderful thing!

Crossing my fingers and hoping to win a copy of The Colette Handbook of Sewing!
Posted: 11:31 am on September 12th

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