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Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques

Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques

Photo: Storey Publishing

101 PROJECTS TO DO!
Have you ever wanted to try a freeform style of sewing? Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut provide various projects that involve only fabric and thread in their book Improv Sewing: A Freeform Aproach to Creative Techniques (Storey Publishing, 2012). Each project takes less than a day to create, some in less than an hour. Five basic clothing designs become templates to create dresses, tunics, skirts, and tops, all waiting to be embellished as you like. In addition to the wearable projects, you will also learn how to create decorative items for every room in your home. The book was featured in the "Cool Tools" department in our SewStylish Spring 2013 edition which is now available on newsstands and in our online store.

COMMENT BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
Are you interested in adding this book to your library? If so, what would you like to design using freeform sewing? Submit your comment below, and you will be entered in our random drawing for the book. The deadline for this entry is February 22 at midnight, and the winner will be announced during the week of the 25th and notified via email. Good luck!

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Comments (195)

cecine cecine writes: That book will be a gem for any creativity. Thanks
Posted: 6:57 am on October 20th

debt777 debt777 writes: I would love to drape freeform -- especially dresses!
Posted: 4:20 pm on March 8th

SEWNYA SEWNYA writes: This book appeals to the part of me that loves to "play" with fabrics.
Posted: 1:57 pm on February 25th

sewcat08 sewcat08 writes: Age is no limit to free form sewing. Every Artist needs something that helps to set them apart. This book looks like it would be a great addition to my library. Looking forward to adding some more fun accessories and coats to my wardrobe. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 10:42 pm on February 24th

MaryLeah MaryLeah writes: I would love to create some accessories to go with my work clothes. My wardrobe is fairly basic and I'd like to add some exciting items to it. I hope I win this book.
Posted: 9:04 pm on February 23rd

ASewingSister ASewingSister writes: I've been on a personal mission to reclaim my creativity. This book would fit nicely toward that goal! I'm tired of seeing and wearing the same thing as everyone else...I want to be different, enhanced by my creativity!
Posted: 12:13 pm on February 23rd

CarolynGC CarolynGC writes: This looks like a book I could really use. As a volunteer costume designer for a local theater, I guess I've done quite a bit of improv sewing. It would be a wonderful 60th birthday present for me!
Posted: 10:17 am on February 23rd

user-2001589 user-2001589 writes: I would love this book, as it would take me out of my comfort zone...following patterns. And I agree with all my fellow sewers..it looks like fun, it looks easy and painless. And who knows, I may buy it!
Posted: 7:38 am on February 23rd

HappyGenny HappyGenny writes: I'd love to win this book! I love juxtaposing textures, colours and shapes. I love the way they play off and support each other. My FAVE thing is taking a very classic silhouette or style and embellishing it in a new way to create something expressive and unique. It takes otherwise predictable garments to whole new levels of style.

The other day I picked up a slightly moth eaten thrifted cashmere sweater. I darned/patched it as needed then added very subtle embroidery and beadwork in a pattern that effectively covered the mending. It was a wonderful project, it saved the sweater from the landfill, and it produced a beautiful garment that I'm sure will be loved by someone else one day. It would be amazing to work with other inspiring projects!

Thank you so much for the generous offer. :)
Posted: 1:11 am on February 23rd

D_Mac D_Mac writes: Looks like a fun book! I love fast projects. That seems to be all I have time for. Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 5:22 pm on February 22nd

1westwingfan 1westwingfan writes: This looks like a wonderful way for me to get out of my sewing box and move through into new areas of creativity
Posted: 1:33 pm on February 22nd

snowymaria snowymaria writes: I always enjoy seeing new books---it jumpstarts my creativity!
Posted: 3:44 am on February 22nd

sewerdownunder sewerdownunder writes: I would love to design some free flow embellised accessories like detachable collars and cuffs or fabric and notions inspired 'jewellery' to customise my unique wardrobe. Do hope I winn this tome.

Posted: 2:40 am on February 22nd

Ursi Ursi writes: This book offers such a variety for creativity! I have an outstanding library right now which would welcome such a new addition.
Posted: 10:23 pm on February 21st

knittingirl knittingirl writes: I'm turning 60 this year. I am an accomplished sewer who can execute a pattern but I think the time has come to start flexing my creativity and I mean at the sewing machine! I would love to make an improve tee shirt. I still like the clothes from the 70's. But I need to come up with something with a modern twist and age appropriate ( I don't want to look like an aging hippy!)

Posted: 9:27 pm on February 21st

doreenlinehan doreenlinehan writes: It sounds very interesting and the time to complete the items sounds very manageable for me. I would love to win.
Posted: 5:41 pm on February 21st

Cheriezel Cheriezel writes: I'd love to maybe try some sort of soft form slouchy hat with the free form technique. It will still be cold here for a few more months but I need to start adding some 'spring' to my wardrobe.
Posted: 5:26 pm on February 21st

Micky1 Micky1 writes: As an impulse fabric shopper (on-line), I have a huge fabric collection awaiting transformation into ??? This book could be the catalyst to get me over the hump and to turn ideas into reality. I'd likely start simple with skirts or decor items -or let the fabric reveal its form. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 1:37 pm on February 21st

ctdamsel ctdamsel writes: Free Form scares me; but I would try it.
Posted: 12:13 pm on February 21st

sonut sonut writes: This book sounds like something to boost creativity. I'd like to make some interesting vests to wear with turtlenecks and jeans, and use up some of my scrap stash. And I have a variety of decorative threads I'd like to experiment with.
Posted: 10:07 am on February 21st

Frogbit Frogbit writes: Looks like fun and a good way to put bit of creativity back into my sewing. bit uninspired at the moment.
Posted: 3:22 am on February 21st

rdejam rdejam writes: I'd love to use the freeform technique to make some home decor items like curtains and wall art for my daughter and soon-to-be son-law's new home.
Posted: 12:45 am on February 21st

wolfkit wolfkit writes: Am always on the lookout for fun ideas.
Posted: 11:16 pm on February 20th

ojroe ojroe writes: This book sounds like somethng I can do to keep busy in this cold weather. Hoping some thing are simple so my grandaughter can do with me. Thanks for the chance to win because my last two threads book didn't have much.
Posted: 10:23 pm on February 20th

Tru Tru writes: This book sounds like a feast of creativity and just plain fun.
Tru.
Posted: 9:11 pm on February 20th

Ruthmarie Ruthmarie writes: I need some ideas to use 10 Buttons for a contest with my ASG neighborhood group.
love your magazine.
Posted: 9:10 pm on February 20th

kershawgirl kershawgirl writes: Sounds like this is just right down my alley!
Posted: 8:13 pm on February 20th

Punkin8 Punkin8 writes: This sounds like a marvie book; would love to make a space for it in the Cave O' Crafts!
Posted: 7:58 pm on February 20th

Mengar Mengar writes: Oooh, yes please!
Posted: 7:41 pm on February 20th

FoundOz FoundOz writes: I'm intrigued. I just looked at some projects in the book and saw a trailer for it. They tickled the left side of my brain and I would like to see more from the book. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 7:12 pm on February 20th

Jannina Jannina writes: I would LOVE this book. It sounds like it brings out the best of creativity.
Posted: 7:11 pm on February 20th

nick0166 nick0166 writes: i would love to win this to make use of the fabric stash!
Posted: 6:21 pm on February 20th

peace4q1 peace4q1 writes: good day to everyone!
It would be great to check out the creations in this book not only to make the items but also to embellish ready to wear. It is a blast to turn something ordinary into a conversation starter =)
Posted: 6:04 pm on February 20th

moniedust moniedust writes: fast and fun is what I like! Can't wait to see what neat ideas the book has to offer
Posted: 4:40 pm on February 20th

moniedust moniedust writes: fast and fun is what I like! Can't wait to see what neat ideas the book has to offer
Posted: 4:40 pm on February 20th

CAS48 CAS48 writes: I really need inspiration. I'm new to sewing and completing projects quickly would build motivation!
Posted: 3:57 pm on February 20th

RoniBarr RoniBarr writes: I have a fabric addiction but for the past year and a half have been battling "sewer's block" -- lack of inspiration, which just keeps me buying more fabric, with hopes that the next one will get me sewing again.
I would really like to own this book with great hopes that it will get me sewing again, especially some new clothes for myself and hubby.

Thanks. :)

Posted: 3:21 pm on February 20th

chachito chachito writes: This book must be fun to read for creative people, it would be nice to own it
Posted: 3:08 pm on February 20th

barbarabilliard barbarabilliard writes: Any opportunity to learn about something that I don't know about is worth while. I learn so much from other crafters/designers and appreciate the really fresh ideas they bring. I will try everything I can get my hands on.
BBilliard


Posted: 3:07 pm on February 20th

LindaKluck LindaKluck writes: Would love this book. I enjoy adding to things I make.
Posted: 2:58 pm on February 20th

lapeersewer lapeersewer writes: I would definitely want to add this book to my library. Both my daughter and daughter-in-law love embellished clothing and I am looking for something special to wear to two weddings this summer.
Posted: 2:43 pm on February 20th

Lori's Mom Lori's Mom writes: What a great method of adding to our wardrobes without having to spend tons of money to first buy fabric and notions; Then learn to construct great patterns. I look forward to shopping for a few "new" spring things to start with.
Posted: 2:05 pm on February 20th

Weena Weena writes: This book sounds like just the jump start I need! I have some ideas floating in my head, but not sure how to begin. Thanks for this opportunity.
Posted: 1:06 pm on February 20th

javadiva javadiva writes: I want to design a table runner connecting leaf shapes.
Posted: 12:49 pm on February 20th

Lin_daD Lin_daD writes: As a fiber artist Improv is my middle name. The possibilities for design in art pieces as well as art fashions would be endless with this tool in my tool box.
Posted: 12:24 pm on February 20th

DonnaCareyFoster DonnaCareyFoster writes: I love improv and sewing!
Posted: 12:19 pm on February 20th

ShiboriWest ShiboriWest writes: I work with Arashi shibori dyeing techniques and am looking for new desaign ideas.
Posted: 12:07 pm on February 20th

BeverlyT BeverlyT writes: I sew because (I like to sew) but also because I can have what I want, I don't have to take what I can get. A book like this would enhance the possiblities of what I could do. Always looking for new ideas.
Posted: 11:09 am on February 20th

juniev juniev writes: I would love to design some knit dresses.
Posted: 10:37 am on February 20th

jamaco jamaco writes: Always looking for ideas and inspiration!
Posted: 10:23 am on February 20th

eleven eleven writes: It would be great to have some fresh new ideas for spring sewing.
Posted: 9:38 am on February 20th

Lindsaybeam Lindsaybeam writes: I really do love the freedom of free-form sewing. What a great way to match the favorite fabrics I have hanging around with the perfect project.
Posted: 8:57 am on February 20th

EllACee EllACee writes: Oh, yes, please pick me!

Just moved house, and donated my stash of patterns and scraps to save on the cost of boxes and mover's fees. A trove of small-and-quick projects would turn my new-to-me house into a real home!
Posted: 8:35 am on February 20th

debra078 debra078 writes: Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win this book. I love to sew it is my relaxation and where I get my inspiration thanks
Posted: 7:48 am on February 20th

user-2296226 user-2296226 writes: I've just completed taking a couple of sewing classes. I'm interested in learning to sew just about anything. I'm enjoying learning to sew.
Posted: 7:38 am on February 20th

rmmhayes rmmhayes writes: I'd love to win this book, and create some clothing designs for summer.
Posted: 7:31 am on February 20th

December27 December27 writes: It sounds like this would be a great inspiration for me to get back into sewing after a long hiatus.
Posted: 7:30 am on February 20th

itsjoan itsjoan writes: Many of us sew....but what takes the uninspired to rave comments are the 'finising' touches. The book looks like it will guide us down that road to standout projects....and get us thinking outside of the pattern envelopes. Love to put it next to my sewing machine!
Posted: 4:08 am on February 20th

agapantha agapantha writes: I'd make a dress to wear to my husband's symphony concerts- something outrageous to be a counterpoint to his tuxedo.
Posted: 3:17 am on February 20th

Cleopatra_gr Cleopatra_gr writes: I love sewing and always try new techniques and patterns.

Posted: 2:56 am on February 20th

LindaG7 LindaG7 writes: After surgery, my body changed and swelled up so much I needed a new wardrobe. So many of my recent sewing projects have been complicated to sew and fitting challenges. I would much rather be more spontaneous, mixing and matching with my fabric stash! I would love to have a book of inspiring, simple, fast projects that included patterns, so I could complete some comfortable, interesting, stylish, and artistic outfits to match my somewhat eccentric personality!
Posted: 2:50 am on February 20th

manystitches manystitches writes: I pick up this book from the library. Renewed it twice and still paid a fine. Love the ideas in this book. Would make a great addition to my craft/sewing room library without paying fines each time I checked it out.
Posted: 2:28 am on February 20th

Isis55 Isis55 writes: I'm looking for new ideas and creative details in sewing projects.
Posted: 2:13 am on February 20th

jeannearis jeannearis writes: Of course. It is a sewing book, so, of course, I'd like to have it.
Posted: 1:39 am on February 20th

Lydda Lydda writes: I have basic quilting and knitting skills, with a fair amount of general sewing thrown in. I'm having fun as I am working on re-purposing older garments--whether out-grown, worn-out, or thrown out by others and bought at resale shops!
Posted: 12:49 am on February 20th

smfsprout smfsprout writes: I would love to add this book to my library. I am really looking for inspiration for mother/daughter items that don't make mom look like an overgrown kid or the daughter look like she is wearing her mom's outfit.
Posted: 12:49 am on February 20th

togorose togorose writes: The book review describes it like an inspirational book. This is my kind of book, where you can get ideas, patterns and they do not take forever to finish a project. I would love to have this book in my sewing library.
Posted: 12:21 am on February 20th

user-2410292 user-2410292 writes: Have been thinking about recreating and capturing images from a recent trip and making a wall-hanging/quilt. The "freeform approach" will be ideal in providing inspiration and new ideas for this project or many more to come. The book will make a great addition to my growing resource collection. fingers crossed.........
Posted: 12:03 am on February 20th

Myrtle_Scientist Myrtle_Scientist writes: I like to re-style fashion that's a bit out of date. I'm sure I'll find inspiration. I want to make some clever tennis dresses.
Posted: 11:54 pm on February 19th

user-774521 user-774521 writes: Books that provoke new ideas, are always great, just imagine what you could do, from turning regular garments or accessories in to works of art, as well as something unique to you. I am always looking for ways to enhance garments, I find regular garments uninspiring, what inspires me is finding ways of creating something unusual or different as well as something that makes your personality shine through. You dont want to stop there, you also need the perfect accessory, this looks like the perfect book for both design and creation elements.
Posted: 11:31 pm on February 19th

Maryn Maryn writes: I love books that spur new ideas. This books looks fun and creative.
Posted: 11:13 pm on February 19th

Mariesainte Mariesainte writes: This book looks interesting for me and my sewing students. Who couldn't use good ideas???
Posted: 11:11 pm on February 19th

phoebe1beloved phoebe1beloved writes: I'm always looking for "patternless" sewing projects, esp. for clothing. This book seems like it might have some things I'd like.
Posted: 10:56 pm on February 19th

ElsbethK ElsbethK writes: What a fabulous looking scarf!
Posted: 10:38 pm on February 19th

mabowles mabowles writes: I saw a top made from one yard of fabric at a department store this week-end. Maybe this book will teach me how to achieve that new look.
Posted: 10:32 pm on February 19th

krisjg krisjg writes: This book looks awesome. I am looking for some creative new ideas!
Posted: 10:31 pm on February 19th

MPurnell MPurnell writes: I would love to win this book! I would duplicate the scarf seen on the cover. I have kept some pieces of clothing that has a unique texture so that I can use it for embellishing projects...I would love to have ideas for this. Thank you for the giveaway!
Posted: 10:12 pm on February 19th

peej2 peej2 writes: I'd love to make fun and unusual projects for my granddaugher. She's just 6 weeks.
Posted: 10:03 pm on February 19th

peej2 peej2 writes: I have a new granddaughter and I'd love to knit things for her that are fun and different.
Posted: 10:02 pm on February 19th

cshellqueen cshellqueen writes: I would start with pillows and scarves. Always excited for new inspiration!!
Posted: 9:54 pm on February 19th

Caryl61 Caryl61 writes: I would love, Love, LOVE to win this book. An avid sewer for years, I am lately enjoying creating something new and exciting from something old and run down. I have the perfect project... a summer dress that has some fit issues and has no style or shape. I would love to be inspired by your book to recreate a very beautiful piece. Thanks!
Posted: 9:46 pm on February 19th

rosielovestocreate rosielovestocreate writes: This book looks like a creative inspiration for clothing and accessories. Often, I head out to the store with an idea and don't find anything I like unless it costs hundreds. The fashion industry and I are usually out of sync by 3 to 5 years. Back to the drawing board to peruse the stash, this book would be a nice source to add to the library for ideas, techniques and inspiration.
Posted: 9:31 pm on February 19th

rosielovestocreate rosielovestocreate writes: This book looks like a creative inspiration for clothing and accessories. Often, I head out to the store with an idea and don't find anything I like unless it costs hundreds. The fashion industry and I are usually out of sync by 3 to 5 years. Back to the drawing board to peruse the stash, this book would be a nice source to add to the library for ideas, techniques and inspiration.
Posted: 9:29 pm on February 19th

tmstricker tmstricker writes: Intriguing. I'm game for something new.
Posted: 9:22 pm on February 19th

auspi auspi writes: I'd make a colorful scarf.
Posted: 9:06 pm on February 19th

momadd momadd writes: I've done some improv sewing, especially with costumes. This book would be a great resource.
Posted: 9:03 pm on February 19th

DesignsbyNeedles DesignsbyNeedles writes: This book sounds great and I can't wait to try it by making family gifts and sharing it with my best friend who also sews.
Posted: 9:00 pm on February 19th

calamitycat calamitycat writes: I would make a dress using two or three bright colors of fabric - fun and in line with the current "color block" trend!
Posted: 8:50 pm on February 19th

Loratika Loratika writes: This seems like the perfect book for someone like me, who has little time and likes to create things on a whim from my fabric stash, usually at about 10PM, when it's too late to run to the fabric store for a pattern & some inspiration. I'd love to have this book!
Posted: 8:34 pm on February 19th

nottakingiteasy nottakingiteasy writes: I've been sewing by improvisation all along! But your new book might give me a new idea or two.... ;-)
Posted: 8:33 pm on February 19th

Nan_Jan Nan_Jan writes: I absolutely love learning new things! This book sounds great.
Posted: 8:29 pm on February 19th

oldfashionedgirl oldfashionedgirl writes: I love the concept of "sewing outside the box" and would love to spend some time with this book!
Posted: 8:14 pm on February 19th

Mamato8 Mamato8 writes: That's my kind of sewing!

My daughter always laughs when someone asks if I used a pattern. Yes, except I wanted it longer, closer, less detail here and more detail here. It's the same way that I cook. Oops, we don't have that, so we will put this in.

Thank you for the opportunity to see new ideas and ways of sewing!
Posted: 8:14 pm on February 19th

marabshapiro marabshapiro writes: I also would love to win the book, love learning new and different techniques, especially things that add to an existing outfit, like vests.
Posted: 8:07 pm on February 19th

Va1erieKay Va1erieKay writes: I love being creative and trying new things! Good Luck everyone!
Posted: 8:01 pm on February 19th

bgcg bgcg writes: I can always learn something new and use what I have learn in something new. Books are the forever teachers. They are just waiting to teach you. If you don't learn from them then you are not looking.
Posted: 8:01 pm on February 19th

user-1112746 user-1112746 writes: I would love to win this book! I love adding my own spin to things & seeing the end results! Good luck everyone!!!!! :)
Posted: 8:00 pm on February 19th

Grandmagwen Grandmagwen writes: I love to create things for my home and other peoples homes. But now age is setting in and I need help custom making my own clothes that fit a lopsided body. Threads always has the best books.
Posted: 7:59 pm on February 19th

dodgeforever dodgeforever writes: I would love to win, always looking for new ways and ideas to share with my four daughters who sew, considering we now have added a set of twin girls to our list to sew for and teach in the future.
Posted: 7:59 pm on February 19th

KharminJ KharminJ writes: There are days when my creative juices just need a jump-start ~ this looks like a fabulous tool-kit-addition!
Posted: 7:37 pm on February 19th

AnnaBenaan AnnaBenaan writes: I would love to win this book,It would be nice to have a guide for basic techniques to spice up those wardrobe pieces that are getting dull. Chapter 4 on ruffles pleats and trims would be amazing, and I'd love to learn more about Upcycling in Chapter 10. Now that I've looked more into this if I dont win, I'll probably buy it used on Amazon!
Posted: 7:35 pm on February 19th

user-1110557 user-1110557 writes: I'd love a new book to help me sew faster to create interesting new clothes and accessories
Posted: 7:27 pm on February 19th

mdancer mdancer writes: I've been bored sewing lately. This book sounds just like what I need!
Posted: 7:24 pm on February 19th

user-2175621 user-2175621 writes: Yes! I'd like to make a funky, elogant 2pc. A top and pants, somewhat draped in nature.
Posted: 7:23 pm on February 19th

SarBach SarBach writes: Yes, please! I don't want to always have to go looking for a pattern, just so I can make something. And quick projects are great when you've got a busy little boy running around.
Posted: 7:16 pm on February 19th

SACH57 SACH57 writes: I would love to learn to sew something basic, yet unique that actually fits me.
Posted: 7:14 pm on February 19th

rrjane011749 rrjane011749 writes: This would be such an awesome book to win!
Posted: 7:05 pm on February 19th

jroach jroach writes: This books looks like fun!
Posted: 7:05 pm on February 19th

2370 2370 writes: I would love to win this book!! Best of luck to all.
Posted: 7:02 pm on February 19th

Katywho Katywho writes: Outragous. Hope I win
Posted: 7:02 pm on February 19th

Celyesp Celyesp writes: I love the idea of quick projects!
I sit at my sewing machine late at night for about 1-2 hours at a time, and I'd love to see the finished project sooner.
Posted: 6:54 pm on February 19th

user-955365 user-955365 writes: This looks like a very interesting book and to impprovise on a lot of things using your imagination, I would like a chance to win and whoever wins will be very lucky
Posted: 6:50 pm on February 19th

Sambo Sambo writes: I would creat different looks for plain patterns, by applying different patches or appliqué or crouching thread on the garment.
Posted: 6:50 pm on February 19th

user-2073685 user-2073685 writes: I just took a series of wall quilt classes, and didn't follow the picture on the front as far as colors went, basically I followed the design, but made them each "my own"... The instructor upon seeing my color choices and my plans, would kind of blink, and said we'll see.I and the instructor are pleased with the results. To be able to learn how to apply this to my clothing patterns, or existing clothing and designs around the house would be AWESOME!!!!


Posted: 6:34 pm on February 19th

Serenity24 Serenity24 writes: Sounds Fun! With only 1 day to complete each project, you could design a whole wardrobe within 1 month!

Posted: 6:31 pm on February 19th

betsysmom betsysmom writes: I love creating something from nothing. Your book will be just the impetus for new creations.
Posted: 6:31 pm on February 19th

Ellice Ellice writes: Hi, I free sew all the time, whether making something new or improvising an idea, so much fun!
Ellice

Posted: 6:27 pm on February 19th

island_girl island_girl writes: With no time for elaborate projects, creating things in a short time is still so rewarding. This book sound like a winner!
Posted: 6:23 pm on February 19th

user-1066669 user-1066669 writes: the less structure the more creative I am
Posted: 6:23 pm on February 19th

doglove doglove writes: This is the way I love to sew, by winging it, improvising, and using my stash up!
Posted: 6:18 pm on February 19th

ardis128 ardis128 writes: Just getting back into sewing and this book would be a great help
Posted: 6:15 pm on February 19th

Cocoasmommy Cocoasmommy writes: Sounds like a great book!
Posted: 6:10 pm on February 19th

user-1045889 user-1045889 writes: sounds fun
Posted: 6:08 pm on February 19th

user-834438 user-834438 writes:

I can always use a kick start to the imagination. All it takes is a different slant on a usual technique or process to get things going...what fun!

















Posted: 6:08 pm on February 19th

rleo rleo writes: I love the idea of this book! I have sewn, designed and made patterns since I was a teenager (and that's been awhile!). I love embellishment, but this is definitely an area that I could use some inspiration in. Good luck to all!
Posted: 6:06 pm on February 19th

LoracC LoracC writes: I think I would start out with some home dec items using the freeform technique. Then once I got my courage up I think I would like to try some sort of apparel. This book looks like the place to start. Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 6:05 pm on February 19th

ergore ergore writes: I'm always looking for ideas to upcycle items I find at thrift stores, or creative ways to use stash fabrics that come my way. This book looks like a gem.
Posted: 5:59 pm on February 19th

cloff cloff writes: Look interesting! I'd like to try it out.
Posted: 5:58 pm on February 19th

6299729 6299729 writes: Looks like a great book. I love that the projects can be completed in a day.
Posted: 5:57 pm on February 19th

SEGnesa SEGnesa writes: Sounds just fabulous. It goes on my list of wants.
Posted: 5:53 pm on February 19th

user-2418002 user-2418002 writes: I really enjoy creating different kinds of projects. Just being creative
Posted: 5:28 pm on February 19th

Teacher_Mom_Jen Teacher_Mom_Jen writes: I am still pretty new to sewing. I would love to use this book as a guide for creatively embellishing my thrift store finds as well as for making some tunics. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!
Posted: 5:24 pm on February 19th

CutMakeTrim CutMakeTrim writes: The book sounds great. I use vintage kimono and obi to make accessories, and can always use new inspiration.
Posted: 5:22 pm on February 19th

tkdla tkdla writes: I love learning and I love creating. This book looks perfect for me!
Posted: 5:20 pm on February 19th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: I would like some accessory ideas for using vintage fabrics.
Posted: 11:19 am on February 19th

user-2128640 user-2128640 writes: Yes, that definitely looks the sort of book I could make use of. Thanks for the opportunity of joining in this give-away.
Posted: 8:03 am on February 19th

user-2418520 user-2418520 writes: I would like to be able to see something , a dress, an accesory perhaps? And be able to make it myself.
Posted: 11:59 pm on February 18th

Diamondgal Diamondgal writes: That is a definitely 'have to have' book. I love remaking clothing or projects from clothing passed on or from clothing that is now too big or too small, but still too new to get rid of. I love the creative process, I am inspired by sewing artists who think outside the box and just give me that motivation to also do so.

Posted: 6:53 pm on February 18th

bethatply bethatply writes: I am up to the challenge of taking on a new sewing project! Reminds me of me ... making something out of nothing.
Posted: 7:33 am on February 18th

gypsysue gypsysue writes: Creating something from the book would definitely help chase away the winter blahs. Fingers crossed!
Posted: 12:11 am on February 18th

Rermi Rermi writes: I am thinking of a summer dress and I think the book would give me great inspiration!
Posted: 9:57 pm on February 17th

JackiB JackiB writes: This looks like a great book for making fun gifts for friends and family. I love books that give you a jumping off point to create projects you personalize to fit your vision.
Posted: 4:32 pm on February 17th

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: Well, it is hard to say what I would like to freeform from the book when I have not seen it. I would like to do some girl's dresses. Tech cozies. Home dec. I am open to suggestions for sure.
Posted: 3:30 pm on February 17th

tombdesigner tombdesigner writes: this book looks like just the thing to jumpstart one of my many stalled projects.
Posted: 3:16 pm on February 17th

Monkel Monkel writes: This is just what I need! Would love to have the Book. Very inspirational!!
Posted: 11:58 am on February 17th

Dona4ky Dona4ky writes: This is just what we need, when faced with, what am I gonna make with this fabric. or UFO's.
Posted: 10:59 am on February 17th

sewa2z sewa2z writes: This book sounds really interesting. I like the idea of something creative and quick to make to take a brake from long detailed projects. Plus I think it would help to come up with ideas to use all the left over material from other projects that pile up. It sounds like fun!
Posted: 9:03 am on February 17th

dianajanssen dianajanssen writes: Yes, I would like to have this book in my library. I'd use the book by starting with making clothes - tops for myself - to see how it all works. Presumably, that will lead to more inspiration and who knows where it will all lead.
Posted: 3:08 am on February 17th

Missahope Missahope writes: The book sounds like it would be wonderful inspiration for one's creativity!
Posted: 11:57 pm on February 16th

Mattiemae7 Mattiemae7 writes: Sounds very interesting and definitely one to inspire me to think outside the box and be creative instead of following a pattern or design exactly. Need to broaden my sewing horizons a good bit. Thanks for the opportunity to win it and for sure for alerting me to this quite interesting book.
Posted: 3:41 pm on February 16th

sophronia sophronia writes: I'd love to have this fun book!
Posted: 12:24 pm on February 16th

Sandiloks Sandiloks writes: This appears to be a fun and creative book; I love free form. I could do so many fun things and gifts.
Posted: 9:01 am on February 16th

PatHersl PatHersl writes: I need to learn to let go! What a great idea.
Posted: 8:51 am on February 16th

sandy211 sandy211 writes: hope I win that book, I love to embellish stuff...the more glitter and beads the better!!
Posted: 8:26 am on February 16th

hazelspi hazelspi writes: Thank you for the chance to win this book, it sound interesting.
Posted: 7:06 am on February 16th

MadeByMarnieM MadeByMarnieM writes: What a great book! It would inspire me to loosen up and let my creative side go to it!!
Posted: 1:36 am on February 16th

jessicahuthut jessicahuthut writes: Oooh, I love to learn new techniques, especially when they make you think outside the box! Very intriguing:)
Posted: 12:29 am on February 16th

vivisewer vivisewer writes: I would love to see how much of this book I could use with my embroidery machine. Inovation for sure
Posted: 12:03 am on February 16th

CarolK4 CarolK4 writes: I could use an inspirational sewing book. I'm in a bleah rut.
Thank you for making this available.
CarolK
Posted: 9:34 pm on February 15th

greenbp greenbp writes: I love books on sewing. This would be great to win and plan some of the projects. Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 9:11 pm on February 15th

mostcreative mostcreative writes: I think this books sounds right up my alley. In my case, free-form sewing happens without my even trying! I'd like to sew a pillow or a quilt using this technique. Pick me!
Posted: 9:07 pm on February 15th

Sesboz Sesboz writes: I saw someone pull this book off the shelf at a bookstore and watched them go through it and listened to their comments of their choice of books. Not wanting to interrupt them thought I could get another copy off the shelf when they left. And of course, that was the only copy.
Posted: 9:04 pm on February 15th

Sesboz Sesboz writes: I saw someone pull this book off the shelf at a bookstore and watched them go through it and listened to their comments of their choice of books. Not wanting to interrupt them thought I could get another copy off the shelf when they left. And of course, that was the only copy.
Posted: 9:04 pm on February 15th

14scotty 14scotty writes: A different looking book, love them kinds.
Posted: 8:07 pm on February 15th

JulyDot74 JulyDot74 writes: Love to learn new techniques and I am about to start sewing some new clothes for myself...this would be a wonderful addition to my sewing library!
Posted: 7:54 pm on February 15th

Fripperie Fripperie writes: That looks like fun, and i'd love a copy!
Posted: 7:19 pm on February 15th

ncbelle78 ncbelle78 writes: I'd finally sew the perfect dress for myself!!
Posted: 7:06 pm on February 15th

SewRuff SewRuff writes: I love creative sewing and this book looks like it would get the ideas flowing. I'd love to make a jacket using some new creative techniques!
Posted: 6:51 pm on February 15th

MargieW MargieW writes: Love Threads and always read it cover to cover including most of the ads. I'd be thrilled to win this book and see what I can create using improv ideas. It sounds really interesting!
Posted: 5:48 pm on February 15th

LebecEgirl LebecEgirl writes: Once again I am introduced to another "must have" book. Oh, the creative ideas that would come from this book! Sure hope I win !!!
Posted: 5:46 pm on February 15th

AdaSharon AdaSharon writes: I love embellishment books.
Posted: 5:41 pm on February 15th

user-1139316 user-1139316 writes: Looks like a fun book to spark some new ideas!
Posted: 5:15 pm on February 15th

Artwear Artwear writes: Looks like a great book - I am always looking for creative clothing projects!

Posted: 5:14 pm on February 15th

halifaxfaye halifaxfaye writes: the topic is something I've just started to be interested in. Would love to know more about it.
Posted: 5:06 pm on February 15th

halifaxfaye halifaxfaye writes: the topic is something I've just started to be interested in. Would love to know more about it.
Posted: 5:06 pm on February 15th

CarrGrand CarrGrand writes: I would love to win this book! I feel a wardrobe makeover and some upcycling coming on! :-)
Posted: 5:03 pm on February 15th

PattyHayesMurdock PattyHayesMurdock writes: At age 60, after many decades of pattern obsession, I no longer have so many years to devote to them! I am curious about the home dec projects, but would also love to create new, time-worthy garments to freshen up my wardrobe! Thank you!
Posted: 4:49 pm on February 15th

skrogge skrogge writes: I would love this book!

Posted: 4:46 pm on February 15th

HandsOnHues HandsOnHues writes: I'm hankering for inspiration to de-frump my so-so wardrobe. At least half of my frocks could do with some improv.
Posted: 4:31 pm on February 15th

user-1132947 user-1132947 writes: This book looks like one I would enjoy reading an using for projects for my wardrobe. I would be over the moon to win this book. To help and teach me some more difficult sewing creating beautiful clothes for my fashion.
Posted: 4:11 pm on February 15th

Patsi Patsi writes: Love to learn new techniques. Accessories, blouses, there would be many craft items using freeform!!
Posted: 4:07 pm on February 15th

Ms_C Ms_C writes: I already do improv acting. I would love to transfer that over to my sewing.
Posted: 4:07 pm on February 15th

Shesews518 Shesews518 writes: I'd love to win this book and explore making some new things for my home.
Posted: 4:06 pm on February 15th

chelosunny chelosunny writes: I would like to try making a dress using this technique.
Posted: 4:03 pm on February 15th

Dettes Dettes writes: Looks like a good book! My fingers are crossed.
Posted: 4:01 pm on February 15th

misssarcastica misssarcastica writes: Really, I'd be open to sewing anything freeform!
Posted: 11:41 am on February 15th

elizabeth001 elizabeth001 writes: Id start with accessories! And go from there!!
Posted: 7:35 am on February 15th

Andy2186 Andy2186 writes: i ve tried men's shirt and ladies top using free form sewing.. i find patterns too expensive ... hoping i win this book ..
Posted: 12:19 am on February 15th

tiquose tiquose writes: I NEED this book! Being dependent upon patterns is not only costly, but also frustrating.
Posted: 8:20 pm on February 14th

montanapie montanapie writes: Looks like a really great book! Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 6:41 pm on February 14th

Petruschka Petruschka writes: Hi, ich würde gern eine Babydecke , Kissen, Bilder und kleine Stofftiere für ein Kinderzimmer nähen :-) Ich denke, dass ich das tolle Buch gut gebrauchen kann. Danke, für die Möglichkeit das Buch zu gewinnen. LG Petruschka
Posted: 3:42 pm on February 14th

cecine cecine writes: That book will be a big asset for improving my sewing and creativity. Thanks.
Posted: 8:34 am on February 14th

ElleCsews ElleCsews writes: What a fun concept! It sounds like it would jumpstart your creativity. Hope it's me that wins it. 8-)

Posted: 7:29 am on February 14th

Bellbird Bellbird writes: I would love to design a jacket using the freeform technique. This book looks like it would provide all the inspiration to add some freedom to my sewing.
Posted: 9:42 pm on February 13th

Suze60 Suze60 writes: That looks like such a fun book - a spur to creativity!
Posted: 7:43 pm on February 13th

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