SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SEWING MONTH: WE MARK THE OCCASION WITH A BOOK GIVEAWAY

NSM2014-QPcJust in case you did not know already & maybe did not read our post on Monday 1st September: it is NATIONAL SEWING MONTH. More information is available on the link.

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To mark the occasion together with the fact that September is also back-to-school for so many kids, we decided we would do another book give-away. Thank you once again to Storey Publishing who donated the book.  We have chosen SEWING SCHOOL…21 SEWING PROJECTS KIDS WILL LOVE TO MAKE by Amie Petronis Plumley & Andria Lisle. It is another spiral bound book so you can open & flip flat without damaging the spine.  This book is a “hot” one for Moms, grandmothers, teachers and more…….

The book is jam packed with sewing projects and ideas for kids to do: pillows, toys, repairing their precious items like a teddy bear; little totes etc . A LARGE pattern envelope is also included inside the back cover. Also tons of how-to info to get even the most beginner sewer started.  Much practical advice for adults who wish to oversee kids sewing is also included.

WANT IT?? then send us your NAME, TEL # AND YOUR LOCAL CANADIAN JANOME DEALER  in the comment box at the bottom of this post. We will put your details into our big draw box and pull a name during the first week of October. Deadline for entries is 30th September.

We will announce the winner on 3rd October in our next Book Review post. Your local Janome dealer will give you a call to collect the book when it reaches their store. Once again this giveaway is only open to Canadian blog viewers as we are unable to ship the book internationally – sorry.

OUR CURRENT BOOK GIVEAWAY

OUR CURRENT BOOK GIVEAWAY: one of the projects in this book is a very cute little APPLE PIN CUSHION made with felt and hand sewed especially for a kiddie project. We have adapted the project and made it with our JANOME SEWING MACHINE. see pic below.  

Our apple pincushion which is the 3rd apple-a-day with JANOME!! Was super easy & quick to make.

Our apple pincushion which is the 3rd apple-a-day with JANOME!! Was super easy & quick to make. I just drew an apple shape on red felt & a stalk & leaf on black & green felt respectively. I made the leaf double to stiffen it a little. I sewed a straight line all around the apple leaving an opening to stuff and catching the stalk & leak in the seam at the top of the apple. To reinforce, I then sewed a zig-zag stitch. I then stuffed the apple with left over bits of batting. Finally I sewed the opening closed & popped in a few pins.

Congratulations to Bridget Winterhof , who is  a customer at Langley Vacuum & Sewing !!! Bridget is the winner of the August Book give-away. That book was “SEW WHAT! SKIRTS”. Our thanks to Storey Publishing who donated the book.

WHAT APPLE WILL WE OFFER  TOMORROW???

 

 

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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22 Responses to SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL SEWING MONTH: WE MARK THE OCCASION WITH A BOOK GIVEAWAY

  1. JEANNE PLESMAN says:

    Hi, I would love to receive this book as my oldest grand-daughter is a beginner sewer! My dealer is: Lethbridge Sewing Centre (“The Big Yellow Button”) in Lethbridge, Alberta. They do have my phone number on file. Jeanne Plesman

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