It’s been a while since my last book giveaway here at The Inspired Notebook.
Seeing as it’s one of my most favourite things to do, I’m excited now to share with you a few beautiful books from the shelves of The Not So Shabby Bookshelf – and to give you the chance to win one for yourself!
There are so many books I’d love to include this time around that it’s been a bit hard to choose.
But, inspired by a recent tweet from Retro Mummy, requesting ideas for sewing pattern books for tweens – and by the lovely lady who bought two of these books at the Absolute Kaos market the following day – I’ve decided that these are the perfect books to include in this month’s giveaway.
GIRL’S WORLD by Jennifer Paganelli
But as well as being simply lovely to look at, Jennifer Paganelli (creator of Sis Boom Fabrics) has filled her first book with an amazing collection of 21 sewing projects for girls.
You’ll find seven gorgeous dress patterns here, along with patterns for accessories including a headband, barettes, and even a Paper Doll Overnight Bag. The nine projects for ‘Home’ in the book include ruffled pillows, pom pom pillows, a very cute soft puppy, and a patchwork memory board.
Patterns for the projects can be found in the pocket at the front of the book.
If you’re looking for sewing projects for tweens, you’ll find them here. Dress pattern sizes range from extra-small (2 to 3 years old) to extra-large (12 to 14 years old), so these projects can be made for girls ranging from toddlers right up to teens.
SEWING CLOTHES KIDS LOVE by Nancy J S Langdon & Sabine Pollehn
Sewing Clothes Kids Love is filled with bright, colourful and imaginative clothes designed by the owners of popular kids’ clothing pattern companies, Farbenmix and Studio Tantrum.
As well as chapters filled with information and instructions for choosing fabrics, taking measurements, laying out and cutting fabric, sewing successfully, and creative embellishment, there are 10 projects in this book with patterns for ages 18months to 11 and 12 year olds.
Although the majority are for girls clothes, a few of the projects offer variations for boys as well.
If you love the creativity of European style clothes for kids, and the use of applique and embellishments to add to the fun of the clothes you make, this book will provide you with not only the patterns you need but also a whole lot of inspiration!
SEWING SCHOOL by Amie Petronis Plumley & Andria Lisle
While mum’s creating beautiful new clothes for them, they can be working on their very own sewing projects.
Suitable for children aged 8 and up, with step-by-step illustrated instructions teaching them the very basics of sewing, the projects in Sewing School include making stuffies, an ipod case, wallet, apron and superhero cuff.
The chapter ‘Recycle and Repair’ has instructions for sewing on buttons, mending hems and holes, and even recyclying your favourite old t-shirt to make a pillow.
With 21 projects and patterns included, there’s a lot of sewing fun here for kids to enjoy!
If you’d like the chance to be one of two readers to win the book of your choice:
- Leave a comment on this post sharing your favourite type of sewing and craft projects and let me know which book you’d like to win. 1 entry
If you’d like a couple of extra chances to win:
- Subscribe to The Inspired Notebook and leave a separate comment to let me know you’ve done that. It’s free to subscribe and you’ll get regular blog post updates – so you won’t miss out on future giveaways either! You’ll also be helping me to reach my goal of 300 subscribers and making a difference to the lives of these women. (If you’re already subscribed, just let me know in the comments that you’d like another chance to enter!) 1 bonus entry
- Share this post on Facebook or Twitter. Again, make sure you come back and leave separate comments here letting me know that you’ve done this for your extra chance/s to win. Up to 2 bonus entries
- “Like” my online bookshop, The Not So Shabby Bookshelf on Facebook. Leave a separate comment to let me know! 1 bonus entry
- There is no geographic limitation on this giveaway.
- The maximum entries available per person is 5. Comments not adhering to the above instructions may be removed.
- The deadline to enter is midnight Tuesday 3rd April 2012, Melbourne time. Sorry, time’s up! Winners are announced below.
- One winner will be chosen at random from the comments and announced on Wednesday 4th April on this post. The winner will be notified via the contact email provided on their comment form.
- If the winner does not respond within 7 days with their shipping address, another winner will be chosen.
- The winner’s choice of book will be posted within 3 days of them having provided a shipping address.
Good luck! I’m looking forward to announcing the winners here next Wednesday.
Until then, happy sewing, happy reading, and have a great week,
And the winners are…!
(I’d hoped to get this drawn much earlier in the day, so my apologies for the wait!)
For those of you who missed out this month, be sure to watch out for my next giveaway and try again.
If you did miss out and would love a copy of any of these books, you’ll find them at my online bookshop, The Not So Shabby Bookshelf. (For this month only, use the code APRIL20 to receive a 20% discount on all purchases.)
Wishing you a wonderful Easter!