I have not the slightest clue how much time and work it takes to write a book, so I am over the moon excited for my friend Katie Lewis who has just published her first sewing book, Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners. If you don’t know Katie, she is the gal behind The Red Kitchen, super fun, enormously talented, and a blogging friend of mine. If you bought the Fall 2013 Sew Fab Pattern Bundle then you have her Underpants pattern in your sewing pattern collection right now! When Katie asked me to be a part of her book tour there was no other choice for me but to say “YES!”. It just so happened that I had a nephew due when Katie asked me to join the tour, so I flipped right to the Baby section of Simple Sewing and chose a project.
What nephew doesn’t need a cozy little blanket from his auntie to snuggle with? I’m secretly hoping that this becomes his very favorite. You know, the one that gets dragged with him to the playground, gets peanut butter and jelly stains on it, and is tucked into bed with him every night. This baby blanket that Katie has designed is made with flannel on one side and quilting cotton on the other, and there are so many adorable fabrics to choose from.
The projects in Simple Sewing are perfectly suited for the beginner sewist, and the great thing about them is that they are totally practical projects that you’ll love to use or give. They are quick and easy sews which make them great gifts when you’re in a pinch for time, but want to give something special. I wish I had this book when I was first learning to sew, but I’m glad that I have it now. It will definitely come in handy!
My sweet little nephew has arrived since I finished the blanket! He hasn’t exactly told me but I think he likes it. Let’s put it this way, he didn’t cry when I wrapped him up in it and I think I see a little smile in the top photo, don’t you?
Whether you are new to sewing or have been sewing for awhile, I think you’d love this book. Simple Sewing has so much to keep you busy, and if you have a young daughter like I do, it’s the perfect resource for her if she is wanting to learn to sew too. There are a few places that you can buy Simple Sewing. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books & Things. You can also enter to win a copy below. Don’t you love a good giveaway? You can check out more Simple Sewing projects from An at Straight Grain and Jessica at Happy Together.
Thanks to Katie for having me on the tour! I’m honored to be a small part of this journey.
I received a free copy of Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners to review for this book tour. All opinions on the book and its contents are my own and are honest.