Do you like to sew gifts for others? I do. Last summer, I was asked to contribute to a book on sewing for gifts. You can imagine my pleasure. The book just came out, so I can share it with you. It is Sew Gifts by Martingale. With the Holidays in just a bit more than two months, I think it is great timing.
For the book, I designed a knitting needle case.
My husband’s grand-mother had an old case similar to this. I thought it was a great way to store and carry knitting needles around. I decided to design one incorporating a bit of patchwork and to quilt it. The print is from the Ten Little Things collection by Jenn Ski for Moda. I’m not a knitter, but I made a shorter case for my-self to use it as a pencil case.
The book is filled with great projects. I particularly like the sketchbook cover and pencil pouch featured on the book cover. It is designed by Adrienne Smitke of Handmade is Awesome.
You can see all of the projects on Stitch This!, Martingale’s blog. There is a copy of Sew Gifts! eBook to win if you leave a comment on their blog post. Martingale is also offering a copy of the ebook to one of my readers. If you would like to participate, leave me a comment. I would love to know what kind of gifts you like to sew for your loved ones. I’ll pick a winner in a week from now, on Wednesday Oct. 23, that I’ll contact by email. Hope you’ll enjoy the book.
Update: The winner of the eBook is Francine Benoit.