Saturday, March 28, 2020

Win a copy of Sew Step by Step and Knit Step by Step

Sew Step by Step
We love books that give detailed explanations, especially useful when we are trying to master hands-on activities.  We have been reading and learning about two of our favourite hobbies sewing and knitting from two new DK book: Sew Step by Step and Knit Step by Step.

Sew Step by Step helps us make, mend, and customize different clothes. This beginner's guide is filled with photographs that will help us with machine sewing and features more than 200 step-by-step techniques. If you've never used a sewing machine before, or if you want to refresh your skills, Sew Step by Step gives the essentials by taking the readers through the basics, including the features of a sewing machine and the qualities of different fabrics.
Sew Step by Step
This simple handbook will us make and mend our own clothes and home furnishings as it includes how to insert collars, sleeves, and pockets into garments, and how to customize them with delicate finishing touches, including appliqué and quilting. 
bias tape sewing
Making bias tape for a dress.
The section that explains how to read patterns and adapt it depending on different body measurements has been useful for us, among other explanations that are accompanied with photographs. The book guides how to find the right fabric for every project with an easy-to-use guide to different materials. 
knit Step by Step
Knit Step by Step The essential beginner's guide to knitting successfully has more than 200 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques including using circular needles and creating structural effects. This book takes us through simple skills, including how to knit, purl, cast on and off. This simple handbook helps decode knitting patterns and build intricate designs with eye-catching rib and cable stitches, structural effects, and multicoloured Fair Isle and intarsia techniques. There are explanations for different techniques including how to alternate different colour yarn, different methods of casting on, knitting picots, and more. I have made a row of knitted picots to add to an upcoming cushion cover project.
knit Step by Step
Knit Step by Step has 10 knitting projects such as creating a simple scarf, eye-catching home decor, and other items to put our knitting skills into practice. This easy-to-use, fully illustrated book is ideal for beginners picking up their first pair of knitting needles and for those experienced knitters looking to build their skills and refresh techniques, there is lots to learn from this book. 

Giveaway:
If you live in Canada enter to win a copy of both of these books, Sew Step by Step and Knit Step by Step. This giveaway ends on April 25th. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Elizabeth

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20 comments:

  1. I would love to win these books They would both be very useful I knit a bit and I would like to learn more stitches

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  2. Its been years since I have done any sewing & I’ve never mastered sewing. Right now is an excellent time to work on both skills.

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  3. I want to learn! I learned in high school but that was so long ago~! Following of five thousand here, happy to share what I learn and how I am doing it and where I got it from :) Thank you for the chance <3

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  4. I have always wanted to learn to do these things. This would be so much fun to win.

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  5. I would love to get my grand daughter interested in sewing or knitting.

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  6. These would be great for my Grandaughter who loves all crafts!

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  7. it's a great time to learn some new skills. thanks

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  8. Its a good time to learn something new.

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  9. My daughter is at a point where she is interested in learning to sew so this would be great for her.

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  10. I'm teaching my granddaughter to knit. This would be great to teach all the stiches.

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  11. I would love these for my 2 girls!

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  12. would be fantastic book for my daughter!

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  13. Ive taken up knitting again and tbh im tired of using youtube everytime i need to figure out a stitch.

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  14. I would love to build my skillset!

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  15. there are several kids who want to learn so having books to show the pictures really will help. thank you. weelkesr at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would LOVE to win these Sew Step by Step and Knit Step by Step books because my 13 year old daughter would love them! She really wants to learn to sew and knit, and was supposed to be doing sewing at school this term. She was very excited, as she loved her sewing class last year and was excited to learn more, but with school being out she'd like to try it at home instead. I have a machine, and a box of fabrics I never used, so she'd love to get started! She's already taught herself to crochet, and knitting is next on her list.

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  17. I would love to win so I could learn more about the hobbies that I enjoy.

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  18. I would love to win these books to brush up on the skills I had when I was younger so that I will be ready to teach my granddaughters the skills my Mom taught me

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