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Sew What You Love: Free Pattern and Book Giveaway

 Sew What You Love, reviewed in the upcoming Winter 2012 issue of Living Crafts, offers many easy sewing projects.

Just like her fabric designs, Tanya’s sewing projects offer a vintage-modern aesthetic charm.   The fabric used for the purse on the cover, was also used for our crocheted edge tablescapes by Linda Permann, in the Fall 2010 issue of Living Crafts.  While many of the projects in this book are easy for beginners, there are plenty for inspiration and more challenging items for the intermediate or advanced sewer.  Although hard to choose from the 30 projects, the Apple Pie Ottoman, the Ruffle-Mania Skirt and the baby toys are among our favorites.

This Travel Checkers Project is easy to make from your scraps, and practical to take with you and the kids when travelling.  The generous folks at Potter Craft  have not only offered to send one lucky winner a copy of Sew What You Love, but have also made the pattern for this project, right out of the new book, available to Living Crafts readers here: Travel Checkers Project.



Potter Craft is giving away one copy of Sew What You Love by Tanya Whelan to one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post by Thursday 12 Midnight Pacific time – January 12th.



Posted by Living Crafts on Jan 9, 2012 11:50 AM | 397 Comments

397 Responses to “Sew What You Love: Free Pattern and Book Giveaway”

  1. Rebecca Smith says:

    Love the bag on the cover! The checker game is so cute, too. Would love to win this book!

  2. Rani M. says:

    This project looks fun and looks like a great gift for all the kids in my life. The book looks amazing.

  3. Nikole says:

    sweet! I’m always looking for new ways to use up scrap fabric.

  4. foxbrooken says:

    Looks like a really fun book. Thanks for the give away!

  5. sara says:

    How lovely! This would be a great book to own.

  6. Terri says:

    Lovely book — nice ideas! Love your giveaways…

  7. Sarah says:

    I can’t wait to make this! Thanks!!

  8. monica says:

    just checked this book out from the library and love it! i’d love to own a copy :)

  9. P Roland says:

    How fun! Thanks.

  10. marcie says:

    Looks like a fun project!

  11. emily De Palma says:

    Greetings ~ this is a great idea, I like that the checkers are contained in their own bag to keep the pieces contained etc.

    Thank you for all you offer us!

  12. Jen Serra Shean says:

    Love it.

  13. Dawn says:

    I’ve just unearthed my sewing machine after many years. I was hoping to find a pattern both inspirational AND easy enough for me to use to “ease” back into sewing. Pun intended!) When I saw the purse on the cover of this book, it took my breath away. I love it and would be thrilled to win this book!

  14. Olivia says:

    It looks like and interesting book! I will have to look for it next time I go to the bookstore.

  15. JenniferB says:

    looks like a great book-love to win it!

  16. Luisa Tusen says:

    Nice, I like it, want to win the book

  17. sara says:

    Great book! I would love to work from this book…

  18. what an inspirational looking book. Thank you for the give aways

  19. Erin Keer says:

    I love the beauty of this book!!

  20. cirila Cerilo says:

    Would love to win the books – it looks awesome.

  21. What fun! My 7 yr old granddaughter would love the checker set. I love everything I see and I really need to put down the needles and dust off the sewing machine. This is a lovey giveaway.

  22. Lee says:

    Thanks for more amazing tutorials – here’s to wishing for some more fabulous treats via “Sew What You Love”

  23. Linda says:

    These projects are really great…and i could also see them made out of felt…..don’t you agree?

  24. Meg says:

    I am just starting to sew again, and this looks like a great book!

  25. Christine S says:

    Your book looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for the free travel checkers set pattern. The bag is as cute as the checkers and great for using scraps…

  26. Cathryn Bump says:

    I would LOVE this going to make that checkers idea! my classroom kids will love it!

  27. Rebecca Smith says:

    How sweet! I love the checkers idea. My family plays so many games, I’m excited to modify. Maybe also make little checkers for my son’s sticker chart.

  28. Karen says:

    The ideas here are always so beautiful and inspiring! Just reading about them brings warmth to the heart and home.

  29. Yana says:

    so amazing idea)) love this book!

  30. Lauree Schiehl says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  31. sharon hamilton says:

    Would love to use my sewing machine for some fun projects.

  32. Erin says:

    Just taught my daughter today! So fun…..she will love this. Thank you.

  33. This book looks crafty and fun. I like the idea of having soft checkers. We’ll have to try them.

  34. Paula Williams says:

    I have a five year old girl who will love this game set! And plenty of scraps to make it. Thanks for the chance.

  35. Tracy says:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity! Tracy

  36. Tracy says:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book! Tracy

  37. Cynthia says:

    I was just talking about making a checkers board. Thanks for this!

  38. Erin F says:

    Quiet checkers – a great idea!

  39. Bonnie says:

    Sure would love to win this book! I have been wanting to start sewing again. This would probably inspire me to do great things! I know the Travel Checkerboard pattern has got my creative juices flowing!

  40. Faye J says:

    Isn’t crafting fun !?! Just can’t get enough of it!

  41. jeanne says:

    Looks like useful stuff and not just artsy wall stuff.

  42. Christine ~ says:

    I would love to have a chance to win the sew what you love book. The bag and checker board is very cute!!

  43. Kath Grahn says:

    Great! Love this tutorial. One of my NY resolutions is to improve my sewing. I’m going to try this as it will be perfect for our long-haul flight to England to see family this spring. Would love to win a copy for other awesome ideas. Thank you!

  44. Michele says:

    Love the travel checkers idea! Would love to try some projects from the book with my 11 and 9 year old daughters :)
    Thank you!

  45. Laura says:

    I love the projects and I love a giveaway!

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