Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Sew

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
ISBN 978-1-84400-938-1

43 comments:

Anita said...

Wow, that is so sweet of you! I just love Cath Kidson's things.

Anita said...

Oh I forgot, I live in the US but have family in the UK. Could I be considered for the give away if I were to have it shipped to my sister-in-law's home in Kent?

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Oooo fab giveaway, count me in please! I've got a Cath Kidston holdall and I love it :)

cLare_beaR_ said...

ooh id love that book, cath kidston rocks my socks. and the projects look amazing!

i want it pleeeease :)

x

Caroline said...

Oooh! I love love love! Cath Kidston and allllll of her stuff! So so so cute :) Im living in Jersey, Channel Islands :)

JelyG said...

What a great opportunity to compliment you on your inspiring blog :) I also have an old singer (not working purely decoration) and I am dying to get started on my own roll of scrappy binding.

Here's hoping from Nottingham

Celeste said...

Ooh very nice. I love the needle card. I have a very similar from my grandmas sewing kit in a box upstairs.

Teresa said...

I just love Cath Kidston!

You have reminded me of the napkins I bought to make table mats with - thank you!

FionaPoppy said...

I'm loving that hexagon bag too! What a nice giveaway Thankyou!

randi---i have to say said...

cath kidston is just the best. so inspiring! off to check out the book...

i live in the US so i can't participate in the giveaway.

bristolbookworm said...

A sewing book giveaway? Count me in please :)

Mystica said...

Can I enter if I have a UK friend who will mail me the book if I win!!!! If so, please count me in.

Fibrespace said...

I would love to win this for my daughter who is just beginning to take an interest in sewing

Eli said...

What a lovely book. I love Cath Kidston and would love to get this book. I suppose I'll just have to check it out if I don't win....

Amy said...

Who can resist a little bit of Cath Kidston, I know I can't. Count me in!!

Roberta said...

That hexagon bag is very cute and even I could manage sewing that many hexagons together, please count me in

gill said...

Thanks Katy
This looks a great book!
Count me in please

Christine said...

What a lovely giveaway, it looks like a fab book. Thanks for the chance to win it!
cmccorriston@hotmail.co.uk

Jane said...

Oh I'd love to enter please! You had me at hand sewn hexagon knitting bag :)

sew obsessed said...

Ooh you can't have enough craft books!!
So please count me in!
Thanks

Isisjem said...

I don't know why but I've always ignored Cath Kidson sewing books when I've seen them in shops or online. But actually this looks really lovely with some interesting projects!

Biff said...

I am LOVING that bag. But I'd probably use as a normal bag, not just for knitting. It deserves to have some special days out!

amknitty said...

Please enter me for this fab giveaway, I may finally get a new and much needed knitting bag to tidy my little corner. Thanks from Linda in the Staffordshire Moorlands :0)

SHARM said...

Count me in I love the bag and you can't have enough of craft books...

SHARM said...

Oops... I am sorry you can take my name off and I do not have anyone in UK not that lucky... but wish all the best for other contestants.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Please count me in...I love Cath Kidston stuff!

Hollyrolly said...

I would love to win I love Cath!

Catherine said...

ooooo - hope the random generator picks me, how cool would it be to win :-)

kerrypuddy said...

Loving that knitting bag too! Count me in please :o)

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Great giveaway,love Cath Kidston.

sarahjmoss said...

Count me in please. I had hoped to receive the original for Christmas, but Santa forgot!!!

dreambug said...

I love the knitting bag too! And now I'm living in England I can try my luck. Thank you for a great giveaway!!

ros said...

Yes, please! I have just discovered that there is a new Cath Kidston shop in my town - very dangerous indeed!!!

Maria said...

Count me in. It looks like a really nice book. Love CK stuff. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway, please count me in! wrensolo at hotmail dot co dot uk

rderrett said...

There look to be some good projects in a handy sized book. Projects sheets/patterns make it a must have.

thanks for the opportunity

sewkatiedid said...

I'll try to get my hands on a copy. My curly locks need a bath cap too.

lazylol said...

Count me in - I'd love to win :)

summerfete said...

Ooh a decent UK giveaway!!
loving the hexagon bag!!

Make Do & Mend said...

Umm yummy- i want to make that knitting bag, badly! I'd love to win!

hillwards said...

If it's not too late yet ... I'd love to join this giveaway, the book looks lovely

Sara

hillwards AT gmail DOT com

picciolo said...

Hi Katy, thanks for the review, I love the idea that it is pocket/paperback sized, it looks great
: )

Anonymous said...

Love the review! I haven't seen the mini edition of this book, it sounds just the thing to take on holiday :)
Hope I'm not too late to enter your fab giveaway?
Katie x (Katie & Enid)