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Book Giveaway “The Colette Sewing Handbook”

The Colete Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick (Krause Publications, 2011).

Sewers of all levels will love The Colette Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick (Krause Publications, 2011) and will be able to master the art of pairing fabrics with their designs.

Be inspired by the styles and classic techniques used throughout the book! Learn to sew beautifully by practicing the five fundamentals: a thoughtful plan, a precise pattern, a fantastic fit, a beautiful fabric, and a fine finish. This book also includes five fabulous patterns such as the Truffle Dress or the Taffy Blouse that you can create using the detailed step-by-step instructions.

Simply leave a comment telling us why you would love to have this book, and you will be entered to win it! The deadline for your entry is midnight on March 13, and the winner will be announced during the week of March 18. The winner will be notified via email as well. Good luck!


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  1. stacysews | | #1

    OOOOh, I've had my eye on this book for awhile, but just hadn't broke down and gotten it yet. I love Colette patterns so I think I'll equally love the book!

  2. rrjane011749 | | #2

    What an awesome book--would sew love to win it!

  3. JennGM | | #3

    I have been eyeing this book for such a long time! This is an area I need help in my sewing, some classic details to be a more professional seamstress. Sewing for me doesn't always look good.

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    ShiningStar | | #4

    I love retro styles. I want learn how to make them.

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    awami | | #5

    I'm a fan of Colette patterns so I'd love to get this!

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    Jeanne_B1 | | #6

    I would LOVE this book....I love books, and this is a wonderful one.

  7. mumbo56 | | #7

    Count me in!

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    jamaco | | #8

    would love this book!

  9. misssarcastica | | #9

    Love Colette Patterns!

  10. ViktBein | | #10

    I've seen many many beautiful creations by other seamstresses all around the world from this exact book, I'd also love to give it a try and make something as equally beautiful!

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    kaitui_kiwi | | #11

    I would love the chance to win this book please :)

  12. Mengar | | #12

    Oooh, another book for my collection!

  13. RiaAndTiggy | | #13

    I've been drooling over this book for some time and would love to win it. I follow the Colette blog and think their patterns are great, so winning the book would be fantastic.

  14. Little01 | | #14

    My husband would be "thrilled" if I got another book! (Actually, he might through me out of the house LOL). But I am always looking for books, videos, classes; anything that would help me improve my sewing and design techniques.

  15. olgainro | | #15

    I would love to have this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. dee53 | | #16

    I want to have my own sewing business. I would love to have this book as a reference.

  17. Annemorr001 | | #17

    My local Bernina dealer, Daley by the Yard, has been making some of the patterns from the book and displaying the finished garments in her sewing shop and classroom. I would use the book to make some of the patterns for myself.

  18. Catlover1 | | #18

    Sewing is my favourite hobby and I enjoy learning techniques and innovative ways of using fabric. Not enough hours etc. This is a book I could refer to all the time and be inspired.

  19. sewmydreams | | #19

    I have a friend who has purchased a few of the Colette patterns and she says they are easy to make up and she loves wearing the designs. I would like to get the opportunity to try some of these patterns myself....and of course share them with my friend Carol...I know she would be excited, too!

  20. kendahatcher | | #20

    I have started making clothes for my grandchildren and for my daughters. I Just got a new sewing machine from my sister for an early birthday gift. I am to make her a couple of outfits and for her grandchildren. Also have been teaching my friends and nieces how to sew basic items. I am between a beginner and an intermediate level on sewing. I know that there is so much to learn to be a good seamstress and teacher. So yes I would love to win this book.

  21. 3knd | | #21

    I am on a quest to learn better sewing techniques to replace my haphazard construction. This book would help direct me in the right direction

  22. user-2414696 | | #22

    I have always wanted to be an artist in some way, but once I got my sewing machine I knew just what I wanted to do to express myself. I design clothes for my younger sisters and am trying to learn all I can.

  23. Clammy2526 | | #23

    I'm a noob

  24. tracymcclain | | #24

    My daughter is a senior in high school and will be attending an art school this coming Fall. She has become very interested in fashion design and thinks this might be something to pursue as a career. I would love to give this to her to help her out!

  25. bajjmayer | | #25

    I would LOVE this book because I am just getting back to sewing after many years and this book would continue to give me the incentive, inspiration and techniques to help expand my fashion sewing endeavors

  26. januarypaula | | #26

    It would be wonderful to win this book and be able to improve my sewing skills.

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    LuvThreadsMagazine | | #27

    I can use all the help I can get.

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    Fluteplayer7 | | #28

    I could use a new source of inspiration in my sewing room. This book is beautiful and filled with wonderful ideas.

  29. jenkika | | #29

    This looks perfect for a novice sewer like me! Cute dress on the front- can't wait to see what else it has!

  30. HillBillary | | #30

    Oooooh, this book would be so awesome. I've been learning by the seat of my pants so reference books and awesome mags like Threads have been a life saver and I can always use more

  31. CrystalT | | #31

    I've had my eye on this book for quite a while!

  32. mkso | | #32

    i would love this book because of all the ideas for pattern adaptaions and the potential for making different variations of the basic shapes

  33. mkso | | #33

    i love this book
    i would love to try out all the ideas

  34. user-2429309 | | #34

    I have seen this book at the store and it offers a lot of promise for the creative minded. I would like to have a copy!

  35. HappyGenny | | #35

    Oh, I've wanted this book for ages! I love the Colette patterns unique style and approach to patterns. Wouldn't it be great if we could magically ALL win one? Cheers, and thanks for the opportunity!

    - Genny

  36. Desteiny | | #36

    I took this book out of the library and am thoroughly enjoying both the way it is written and the illustrations. I have not used the patterns yet as I know I'll never be able to fold them and get them back into the envelope at the rear of the book. I need my own copy, therefor I am entering this contest. I hope I win!

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    DeeVine | | #37

    My Mom was a Seamstress all my years growing up. In my very young years, I had somewhat of an interest in sewing, but never followed through with it. As I grew into my teenage years, I was completely interested in wearing the different styles of clothing rather than the construction of them. During my late teens/early 20s, my Dad urged my Mom to teach my sister and I how to sew, but we pretty much had no interest. Then came my upper 20s when I began to regret studying English instead of Fashion Design. I still carry that regret to this day, now in my 30s. I'm learning to sew, appreciative that I still can, but terribly disappointed that I didn't take the opportunity that was given to me ever since I was a little girl.

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    GypsyStrong | | #38

    IColette patterns! A whole book of them??? yay.

  39. smockinglynn | | #39

    I borrowed this book from our library and I love the way the book is laid out, as well as Colette's patterns. Keeping my fingers crossed to win it!

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    harikleia | | #40

    I would love to have this book! Thanks for this opportunity.

  41. SewSewcial | | #41

    I am in love with Colette Patterns and just haven't broken down and purchased the book. Her directions are so easy to follow. I love pulling on my mock up of a Colette Pattern and only needing my tweaks and fits. Go indie designers!

  42. SewSewcial | | #42

    My last comment didn't post, I don't know if there's an approval process or if I just messed up, but I absolutely love Colette Patterns and have been coveting this book for over a year now!

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    CarrGrand | | #43

    I would love to have this book. I've recently become more interested in couture and this book would be a welcome addition to my growing collection!

  44. ThetaSigma | | #44

    I don't own a single sewing book, aside from a few issues of Threads. I would love to start my library with this book (which I have been eyeing for some time!)

  45. user-2049524 | | #45

    I'm just getting back into sewing and am really inspired. Been looking for a book to guide me this looks just what I need, would really love to have it.

  46. Pollydee | | #46

    I have looked at this book several times while in Joann Fabrics...such a cool book!

  47. AndiBrown | | #47

    RATS! I missed it by one day. This book would be perfect for me!

  48. ASiverson | | #48

    Well I missed this contest by a mile, but I have this book and it is Fantastic! The winner is a lucky camper/sewist! Enjoy!

  49. Kaidydid | | #49

    I have wanted this book for awhile. It looks like it could help me with a lot of my sewing and help me to make it more professional. I can't wait! I really hope to win one.

  50. CAS48 | | #50

    I'm new to sewing clothes and definitely need to learn the fundamentals.

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