Last year, walking the show floor at Quilt Market (a trade show for the consumer fabric and sewing industry), a fresh, bright and hip-looking booth caught my eye. Lo and behold, it was the Colette booth, the company that produces a popular line of garment patterns for fashionable sewers–an adorable collection of retro-inspired pieces that are classic and hip at the same time. I’ve always been a fan of Colette patterns, so I was thrilled to meet the company’s founder, Sarai Mitnick, and discover that she was just as lovely as her designs!
Sarai and I got to talking and discovered that we both had our first sewing books coming out. (We also learned that we are fellow catladies.) Today, I’m thrilled to feature Sarai’s just-released book, The Colette Sewing Handbook! Congrats, Sarai! (Fifi loves it.)
Now, I don’t say this often about a craft book, but when I sat down to flip through this book and check it out, I found myself reading every single page from cover to cover. This book is packed full of information to help you learn everything you need to know to sew garments. It really has everything the newbie or intermediate sewer would need to either get started or take their garment sewing skills to the next level.
I love that Sarai really breaks down everything you need to know to start sewing garments–she gives you all the basics, but also goes into enough detail to make sure you’re learning how to do stuff right, and get super-professional results. There’s everything from basics like how to sew darts to learning how to use a pattern…
And good news! Sarai’s publisher has offered one copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook to giveaway free!! To enter, leave a comment and tell me, do you currently sew garments, and if so, what do you sew? And if you don’t, what would you most like to learn to do? Sorry, this contest is only open to those with a US mailing address. Winner will be determined by random number generator on Tuesday, January 24. This contest is now closed.
Congrats to winner Megann H, who reports she is a newbie who’s sewn basic garments for her kids. I hope this book inspires you to keep on sewing. Megann! xo
To pick up a copy of the Colette book right now, you can buy it here.