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Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Sew is the latest book by the Queen of shabby chic, Cath Kidston and is available from February 18th (UK and Ireland only). It's actually a pocket sized version of a book already out (with the same title). I have a feeling that may confuse people when they go shopping online. Maybe it's just me that gets confused by these things. Quite possibly...
Anyway, if you don't already have the original version this is a very sweet little book and retails at £9, so it's a great gift for someone crafty on your shopping list. It's not quite pocket sized, but is about the same size as a paperback novel, so perfect for popping in your bag for reading on the go. Pocket sized would have been a little too small - this is actually a really good size, and the instructions and photos aren't compromised for being that little bit smaller.
There's a full size sheet of pattern pieces that tucks into the book sleeve, and the cutest little card needlebook that reminds me of needle sets my Grandmother used to have in her sewing basket.
You get a lot of bang for your buck - 40 projects for under a tenner. Some are a little simplistic, but would make a perfect introduction into sewing for a child or someone new to sewing and they do range from these simple ideas to more complicated projects including bags that are very similar to the ones in the Cath Kidston shop, and a couple of appliqued quilts.
There is also a really nice mix of hand sewn projects, like the knitting bag below (I love that bag) and machine stitched projects such as an apron, a peg bag and oven gloves.
One of my favourites is the bath cap. Very cute. Which reminds me I really should make one of these for Miss G who is always complaining about her hair getting wet in the bath.
All in all it's not a book I would necessarily buy for myself, but it is one I'd be very glad to receive as a gift and I can see myself gifting to others as well.
In fact - I'm going to gift a copy to one of you right now!
Just leave me a comment below and I'll draw a winner using the random number generator on Monday February 7th. Make sure you leave a contact email in your comment or attached to your profile so I can contact you.
(I'm ever so sorry but this is only open to UK and Ireland residents. I don't make the rules. Sorry!)
Details - Sew by Cath Kidston is published by Quadrille, on February 18th 2011 and is priced at £9.00.
Posted by Katy Jones at 20:40
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