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Book Giveaway: “Improv Sewing”

Feb 13, 2013
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Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques

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.

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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  1. cecine October 20th

    That book will be a gem for any creativity. Thanks

  2. debt777 March 8th

    I would love to drape freeform -- especially dresses!

  3. SEWNYA February 25th

    This book appeals to the part of me that loves to "play" with fabrics.

  4. sewcat08 February 24th

    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.

  5. MaryLeah February 23rd

    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.

  6. ASewingSister February 23rd

    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!

  7. CarolynGC February 23rd

    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!

  8. user-2001589 February 23rd

    I would love this book, as it would take me out of my comfort zone...following patterns. And I agree with all my fellow looks like fun, it looks easy and painless. And who knows, I may buy it!

  9. HappyGenny February 23rd

    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. :)

  10. D_Mac February 22nd

    Looks like a fun book! I love fast projects. That seems to be all I have time for. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. user-1109606 February 22nd

    This looks like a wonderful way for me to get out of my sewing box and move through into new areas of creativity

  12. snowymaria February 22nd

    I always enjoy seeing new books---it jumpstarts my creativity!

  13. sewerdownunder February 22nd

    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.

  14. Ursi February 21st

    This book offers such a variety for creativity! I have an outstanding library right now which would welcome such a new addition.

  15. knittingirl February 21st

    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!)

  16. doreenlinehan February 21st

    It sounds very interesting and the time to complete the items sounds very manageable for me. I would love to win.

  17. User avater Cheriezel February 21st

    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.

  18. Micky1 February 21st

    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.

  19. User avater ctdamsel February 21st

    Free Form scares me; but I would try it.

  20. sonut February 21st

    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.

  21. User avater Frogbit February 21st

    Looks like fun and a good way to put bit of creativity back into my sewing. bit uninspired at the moment.

  22. User avater rdejam February 21st

    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.

  23. wolfkit February 20th

    Am always on the lookout for fun ideas.

  24. ojroe February 20th

    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.

  25. Tru February 20th

    This book sounds like a feast of creativity and just plain fun.

  26. Ruthmarie February 20th

    I need some ideas to use 10 Buttons for a contest with my ASG neighborhood group.
    love your magazine.

  27. User avater kershawgirl February 20th

    Sounds like this is just right down my alley!

  28. Punkin8 February 20th

    This sounds like a marvie book; would love to make a space for it in the Cave O' Crafts!

  29. User avater Mengar February 20th

    Oooh, yes please!

  30. FoundOz February 20th

    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.

  31. User avater Jannina February 20th

    I would LOVE this book. It sounds like it brings out the best of creativity.

  32. User avater nick0166 February 20th

    i would love to win this to make use of the fabric stash!

  33. peace4q1 February 20th

    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 =)

  34. moniedust February 20th

    fast and fun is what I like! Can't wait to see what neat ideas the book has to offer

  35. moniedust February 20th

    fast and fun is what I like! Can't wait to see what neat ideas the book has to offer

  36. CAS48 February 20th

    I really need inspiration. I'm new to sewing and completing projects quickly would build motivation!

  37. RoniBarr February 20th

    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. :)

  38. chachito February 20th

    This book must be fun to read for creative people, it would be nice to own it

  39. barbarabilliard February 20th

    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.

  40. LindaKluck February 20th

    Would love this book. I enjoy adding to things I make.

  41. lapeersewer February 20th

    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.

  42. Lori's Mom February 20th

    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.

  43. Weena February 20th

    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.

  44. javadiva February 20th

    I want to design a table runner connecting leaf shapes.

  45. Lin_daD February 20th

    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.

  46. DonnaCareyFoster February 20th

    I love improv and sewing!

  47. ShiboriWest February 20th

    I work with Arashi shibori dyeing techniques and am looking for new desaign ideas.

  48. BeverlyT February 20th

    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.

  49. juniev February 20th

    I would love to design some knit dresses.

  50. User avater jamaco February 20th

    Always looking for ideas and inspiration!

  51. eleven February 20th

    It would be great to have some fresh new ideas for spring sewing.

  52. Lindsaybeam February 20th

    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.

  53. User avater EllACee February 20th

    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!

  54. debra078 February 20th

    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

  55. user-2296226 February 20th

    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.

  56. rmmhayes February 20th

    I'd love to win this book, and create some clothing designs for summer.

  57. December27 February 20th

    It sounds like this would be a great inspiration for me to get back into sewing after a long hiatus.

  58. User avater itsjoan February 20th

    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!

  59. User avater agapantha February 20th

    I'd make a dress to wear to my husband's symphony concerts- something outrageous to be a counterpoint to his tuxedo.

  60. Cleopatra_gr February 20th

    I love sewing and always try new techniques and patterns.

  61. LindaG7 February 20th

    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!

  62. manystitches February 20th

    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.

  63. User avater Isis55 February 20th

    I'm looking for new ideas and creative details in sewing projects.

  64. jeannearis February 20th

    Of course. It is a sewing book, so, of course, I'd like to have it.

  65. Lydda February 20th

    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!

  66. User avater smfsprout February 20th

    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.

  67. User avater togorose February 20th

    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.

  68. user-2410292 February 20th

    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.........

  69. Myrtle_Scientist February 19th

    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.

  70. user-774521 February 19th

    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.

  71. Maryn February 19th

    I love books that spur new ideas. This books looks fun and creative.

  72. Mariesainte February 19th

    This book looks interesting for me and my sewing students. Who couldn't use good ideas???

  73. phoebe1beloved February 19th

    I'm always looking for "patternless" sewing projects, esp. for clothing. This book seems like it might have some things I'd like.

  74. ElsbethK February 19th

    What a fabulous looking scarf!

  75. mabowles February 19th

    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.

  76. User avater krisjg February 19th

    This book looks awesome. I am looking for some creative new ideas!

  77. MPurnell February 19th

    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!

  78. peej2 February 19th

    I'd love to make fun and unusual projects for my granddaugher. She's just 6 weeks.

  79. peej2 February 19th

    I have a new granddaughter and I'd love to knit things for her that are fun and different.

  80. cshellqueen February 19th

    I would start with pillows and scarves. Always excited for new inspiration!!

  81. Caryl61 February 19th

    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!

  82. rosielovestocreate February 19th

    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.

  83. rosielovestocreate February 19th

    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.

  84. tmstricker February 19th

    Intriguing. I'm game for something new.

  85. User avater auspi February 19th

    I'd make a colorful scarf.

  86. momadd February 19th

    I've done some improv sewing, especially with costumes. This book would be a great resource.

  87. DesignsbyNeedles February 19th

    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.

  88. calamitycat February 19th

    I would make a dress using two or three bright colors of fabric - fun and in line with the current "color block" trend!

  89. Loratika February 19th

    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!

  90. nottakingiteasy February 19th

    I've been sewing by improvisation all along! But your new book might give me a new idea or two.... ;-)

  91. User avater Nan_Jan February 19th

    I absolutely love learning new things! This book sounds great.

  92. oldfashionedgirl February 19th

    I love the concept of "sewing outside the box" and would love to spend some time with this book!

  93. Mamato8 February 19th

    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!

  94. marabshapiro February 19th

    I also would love to win the book, love learning new and different techniques, especially things that add to an existing outfit, like vests.

  95. Va1erieKay February 19th

    I love being creative and trying new things! Good Luck everyone!

  96. bgcg February 19th

    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.

  97. user-1112746 February 19th

    I would love to win this book! I love adding my own spin to things & seeing the end results! Good luck everyone!!!!! :)

  98. User avater Grandmagwen February 19th

    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.

  99. dodgeforever February 19th

    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.

  100. KharminJ February 19th

    There are days when my creative juices just need a jump-start ~ this looks like a fabulous tool-kit-addition!

  101. AnnaBenaan February 19th

    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!

  102. user-1110557 February 19th

    I'd love a new book to help me sew faster to create interesting new clothes and accessories

  103. mdancer February 19th

    I've been bored sewing lately. This book sounds just like what I need!

  104. user-2175621 February 19th

    Yes! I'd like to make a funky, elogant 2pc. A top and pants, somewhat draped in nature.

  105. SarBach February 19th

    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.

  106. SACH57 February 19th

    I would love to learn to sew something basic, yet unique that actually fits me.

  107. rrjane011749 February 19th

    This would be such an awesome book to win!

  108. User avater jroach February 19th

    This books looks like fun!

  109. 2370 February 19th

    I would love to win this book!! Best of luck to all.

  110. Katywho February 19th

    Outragous. Hope I win

  111. Celyesp February 19th

    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.

  112. user-955365 February 19th

    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

  113. Sambo February 19th

    I would creat different looks for plain patterns, by applying different patches or appliqué or crouching thread on the garment.

  114. user-2073685 February 19th

    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!!!!

  115. Serenity24 February 19th

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

  116. User avater betsysmom February 19th

    I love creating something from nothing. Your book will be just the impetus for new creations.

  117. Ellice February 19th

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

  118. User avater island_girl February 19th

    With no time for elaborate projects, creating things in a short time is still so rewarding. This book sound like a winner!

  119. user-1066669 February 19th

    the less structure the more creative I am

  120. doglove February 19th

    This is the way I love to sew, by winging it, improvising, and using my stash up!

  121. User avater ardis128 February 19th

    Just getting back into sewing and this book would be a great help

  122. Cocoasmommy February 19th

    Sounds like a great book!

  123. user-834438 February 19th

    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!

  124. User avater rleo February 19th

    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!

  125. LoracC February 19th

    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.

  126. ergore February 19th

    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.

  127. cloff February 19th

    Look interesting! I'd like to try it out.

  128. 6299729 February 19th

    Looks like a great book. I love that the projects can be completed in a day.

  129. User avater SEGnesa February 19th

    Sounds just fabulous. It goes on my list of wants.

  130. user-2418002 February 19th

    I really enjoy creating different kinds of projects. Just being creative

  131. Teacher_Mom_Jen February 19th

    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!

  132. User avater CutMakeTrim February 19th

    The book sounds great. I use vintage kimono and obi to make accessories, and can always use new inspiration.

  133. tkdla February 19th

    I love learning and I love creating. This book looks perfect for me!

  134. jennieMB February 19th

    I would like some accessory ideas for using vintage fabrics.

  135. user-2128640 February 19th

    Yes, that definitely looks the sort of book I could make use of. Thanks for the opportunity of joining in this give-away.

  136. User avater user-2418520 February 18th

    I would like to be able to see something , a dress, an accesory perhaps? And be able to make it myself.

  137. Diamondgal February 18th

    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.

  138. bethatply February 18th

    I am up to the challenge of taking on a new sewing project! Reminds me of me ... making something out of nothing.

  139. User avater gypsysue February 18th

    Creating something from the book would definitely help chase away the winter blahs. Fingers crossed!

  140. Rermi February 17th

    I am thinking of a summer dress and I think the book would give me great inspiration!

  141. user-1119698 February 17th

    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.

  142. User avater WillaMcNeill February 17th

    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.

  143. tombdesigner February 17th

    this book looks like just the thing to jumpstart one of my many stalled projects.

  144. User avater Monkel February 17th

    This is just what I need! Would love to have the Book. Very inspirational!!

  145. Dona4ky February 17th

    This is just what we need, when faced with, what am I gonna make with this fabric. or UFO's.

  146. User avater sewa2z February 17th

    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!

  147. dianajanssen February 17th

    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.

  148. User avater Missahope February 16th

    The book sounds like it would be wonderful inspiration for one's creativity!

  149. Mattiemae7 February 16th

    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.

  150. sophronia February 16th

    I'd love to have this fun book!

  151. Sandiloks February 16th

    This appears to be a fun and creative book; I love free form. I could do so many fun things and gifts.

  152. PatHersl February 16th

    I need to learn to let go! What a great idea.

  153. sandy211 February 16th

    hope I win that book, I love to embellish stuff...the more glitter and beads the better!!

  154. hazelspi February 16th

    Thank you for the chance to win this book, it sound interesting.

  155. MadeByMarnieM February 16th

    What a great book! It would inspire me to loosen up and let my creative side go to it!!

  156. jessicahuthut February 16th

    Oooh, I love to learn new techniques, especially when they make you think outside the box! Very intriguing:)

  157. User avater vivisewer February 16th

    I would love to see how much of this book I could use with my embroidery machine. Inovation for sure

  158. User avater CarolK4 February 15th

    I could use an inspirational sewing book. I'm in a bleah rut.
    Thank you for making this available.

  159. greenbp February 15th

    I love books on sewing. This would be great to win and plan some of the projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

  160. mostcreative February 15th

    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!

  161. Sesboz February 15th

    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.

  162. Sesboz February 15th

    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.

  163. 14scotty February 15th

    A different looking book, love them kinds.

  164. User avater JulyDot74 February 15th

    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!

  165. Fripperie February 15th

    That looks like fun, and i'd love a copy!

  166. ncbelle78 February 15th

    I'd finally sew the perfect dress for myself!!

  167. SewRuff February 15th

    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!

  168. MargieW February 15th

    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!

  169. User avater LebecEgirl February 15th

    Once again I am introduced to another "must have" book. Oh, the creative ideas that would come from this book! Sure hope I win !!!

  170. button814 February 15th

    I love embellishment books.

  171. User avater user-1139316 February 15th

    Looks like a fun book to spark some new ideas!

  172. User avater Artwear February 15th

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

  173. halifaxfaye February 15th

    the topic is something I've just started to be interested in. Would love to know more about it.

  174. User avater CarrGrand February 15th

    I would love to win this book! I feel a wardrobe makeover and some upcycling coming on! :-)

  175. User avater PattyHayesMurdock February 15th

    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!

  176. skrogge February 15th

    I would love this book!

  177. HandsOnHues February 15th

    I'm hankering for inspiration to de-frump my so-so wardrobe. At least half of my frocks could do with some improv.

  178. user-1132947 February 15th

    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.

  179. Patsi February 15th

    Love to learn new techniques. Accessories, blouses, there would be many craft items using freeform!!

  180. Ms_C February 15th

    I already do improv acting. I would love to transfer that over to my sewing.

  181. Shesews518 February 15th

    I'd love to win this book and explore making some new things for my home.

  182. User avater chelosunny February 15th

    I would like to try making a dress using this technique.

  183. Dettes February 15th

    Looks like a good book! My fingers are crossed.

  184. misssarcastica February 15th

    Really, I'd be open to sewing anything freeform!

  185. User avater elizabeth001 February 15th

    Id start with accessories! And go from there!!

  186. Andy2186 February 15th

    i ve tried men's shirt and ladies top using free form sewing.. i find patterns too expensive ... hoping i win this book ..

  187. tiquose February 14th

    I NEED this book! Being dependent upon patterns is not only costly, but also frustrating.

  188. montanapie February 14th

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

  189. Petruschka February 14th

    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

  190. cecine February 14th

    That book will be a big asset for improving my sewing and creativity. Thanks.

  191. User avater ElleCsews February 14th

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

  192. User avater Bellbird February 13th

    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.

  193. sbsford February 13th

    That looks like such a fun book - a spur to creativity!

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