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Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

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!


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  1. Katy383 | | #1

    Sewing in lots of straight lines is very appealing to me. I would love to win this book!

  2. cnewpower | | #2

    Looks like a book with lots of inspiring designs! Hope to win a copy!

  3. TalyQu | | #3

    That looks like a great book. Would love to have it for me and my daughters.

  4. user-1023732 | | #4

    Ooh, I could use an excuse to practice sewing straight!

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    YasminS | | #5

    The projects sound interesting and fun! Would love to win a copy.

  6. Robin809 | | #6

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    ShiningStar | | #7

    I could really use this book.

  8. misssarcastica | | #8

    Book looks awesome. I love both the skirts in the pics.

  9. lynaeve | | #9

    Thanks for the giveaway. I wanted to get this book.

  10. bajjmayer | | #10

    This looks fantastic since I am just getting back into sewing after many years and I am trying to get some skills back

  11. bajjmayer | | #11

    This looks fantastic since I am just getting back into sewing after many years and I am trying to get some skills back

  12. IamLilyMunster | | #12

    I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks!

  13. Sherly_K | | #13

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Sella | | #14

    I am sure I will be the winner!!

  15. Stitchy105 | | #15

    Hope to be the winner!! I'm an avid quilter but would like to try "regular" sewing! Thanks!!

  16. miamihoneybee | | #16

    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 :)

  17. ngb91 | | #17

    Being a full time college student, this book seems like a fun and quick way to unwind from all my school work.

  18. denisefisher | | #18

    pick me, i can just about sew a straight line. ;)

  19. Fleurty | | #19

    The projects in the book looks so cool!! I love the video tutorials that Brett posts as well, keep up the good work!

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    prettysewlulu | | #20

    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

  21. susan718 | | #21

    I'd love to learn from this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    saifonanaya | | #22

    Aw wow That's awsom give way I love colors

  23. user-1142471 | | #23

    this book has already gotten some great reviews- would be a great companion for my current fashion design classes!

  24. riversilt | | #24

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

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    lisahenrysdatter | | #25

    Love all the cover designs. Would love to have this book.

  26. user-1142077 | | #26

    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.

  27. LeeAnneW | | #27

    Love the cover photo. This would be a book that I would use over and over again!

  28. 2much2so | | #28

    You had me at Origami Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. 2much2so | | #29

    You had me at Origami Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. SewCapeCod | | #30

    Love that cute skirt

  31. Karrie_S | | #31

    This book looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win. I hope I get to put it in my library!

  32. sewerdownunder | | #32

    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.

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    Clairinette | | #33

    With my old Singer, which can only make straight and zigzag stitches, this book will be the perfect companion of my future sewing hours.

  34. user-1127959 | | #34
  35. user-1127959 | | #35

    Boy could I use this! Sewing in a straight line has always been an issue with me!

  36. jamilah | | #36

    greetings...its could be me??

  37. idahomeow | | #37

    I would LOVE to get this book!

  38. NellieSue | | #38

    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.

  39. NIghtWoman | | #39

    Just about all I can sew is a straight line. I'd love to win this book and see what I can do.

  40. Mizmash | | #40

    "Sewing In A Stragiht Line" - Probably a challenge for the best of us - newbies!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  41. sandipratt | | #41

    WOW I'd love to win THIS !!

  42. 39sewgal | | #42

    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.

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