On today’s blog tour stop I’m heading over to my original neck of the woods, Pittsburgh PA, to visit my crochet friend Robyn Chachula (aka Crochet By Faye). Robyn and I met several years ago at a crochet industry event and bonded over being fellow Pennsylvanians, then went on to work together over the years. Robyn is one of my favorite crochet designers – she creates gorgeous sweaters, baby clothes and more, and has written a couple of truly inspiring crochet books. (She’s also one of the crochet experts on Knit and Crochet Now, so we’ve had lots of funtimes together taping episodes of the show; that’s what we’re doing in the shot above.) So head on over to her blog to read about her experiences sewing and for some crochet inspiration!

Thanks for being part of my blog tour, Robyn!

And now, giveaway time! Up for grabs today is a signed copy of my book, Sewing in a Straight Line, along with an 18-spool set of Coats Dual Duty Thread. To enter to win, leave a comment on this post!   THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK CURRENT POSTS FOR CURRENT GIVEAWAYS!

Thanks to Coats & Clark for sponsoring this giveaway!

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  • Kelly

    Love your giveaways!!

  • Savannagal

    Wow, another giveaway. Thanks so much. Good luck to everyone.

  • Jessica

    Great link!

  • María

    I’d love to learn how to sew a straight line :)

  • Laura O’Connor

    Yay! These giveaways are fantastic.

  • Rilana

    I need help sewing. I have fabric, a brand new machine…every time I feel like sewing…I get all scared. I can crochet and knit like nobody’s business…just not the sewing. EEeek!

  • Lee

    The new book looks amazing! Crossing my fingers..

  • Oona

    Thank you so much for such an excellent giveaway, the projects in your book look so great!

  • Abra

    I’m new to sewing and would sure love your book (which I’ll probably buy if I don’t win).

  • Heather R

    Awesome giveaway! I love hearing about crocheting blogs that I haven’t yet discovered. Checking out Crochet by Faye right now!

  • Yasmine

    AWESOME!! I love your website, and can not wait to check out your book!

  • Kathleen

    Just ran out of thread…

  • Hayley

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Elisa B.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win. :)

  • Kate

    I rally enjoyed your video on Design Sponge featuring your round bowls. I am inspired.

  • Amy

    Awesome give away! I would love to win!

  • Lauren Murphy

    This is awesome!

  • Melodye Olsavsky

    Linked to this through your Twitter :-) This book is on my Amazon wishlist… would love to win it!

  • FJ Maris

    This is a great prize, an idea/info book & thread to get going on those ideas!

  • margaret

    the book looks great, thanks for the giveaway!

  • Shannon

    This Pittsburgh sewer would love a copy!

  • Amy

    Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Marjory

    I would love to have a signed copy of your book!

  • Rebekah

    I am so excited about your book! I will definitely be buying a copy, if I don’t win one. I am getting a sewing machine and a Serger, and I am so excited to really learn more about apparel sewing. Your book seems so approachable and full of really great ideas and projects! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Michelle

    So excited to check out your new book!

  • Sara

    What a great giveaway! I want to read this book whether I win it or not. It looks awesome!

  • Cathy D

    Yay giveaway!! Loving the book videos and all the blog stops.

  • Vicki B

    Brett – I love the previews you’ve been sharing, and I’d love to win a copy of your book! My favorite project so far is the set of bowls. I think I’m going to have to make several of them for gifts this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ashley

    Great blog! I’m a big sewer and really want to check out this book!

  • Sarah

    If I don’t win one of the giveaways, I’ll ask for your book for my birthday – either way I’m getting it!

  • Lee

    thank for another lovely giveaway! Checked out Robyns blog – what a great crocheter!

  • rebecca fielder

    i am so excited i found your blog (via design sponge!) i love the nesting bowls project featured there – and that you connect other crafty folks through your blog tour. i am an official groupie! thanks for the opportunity….

  • Nashira

    Congrats on the book! The projects look so fun and I love the mix of home and apparel!

  • jennie

    yay for giveaways!

  • Jennifer

    I just discovered your book the other day– then I immediately added it to my wishlist! It would be awesome to win a copy!

  • Amanda

    Your giveaways are blowing my mind! I have my fingers crossed SOO hard for a signed copy of your book!

  • Jody

    I found your blog last week and I am in love!! Your book looks fantastic-I’d be honored to own a copy!

  • Ginger

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. And a sewing machine, lol!

  • Amelia

    Love the How-To videos! Want your book!

  • Sunny

    The book would go great with my 1955 Elna Supermatic.

  • Kat

    I just bought my very first sewing machine and believe it or not the one thing I am having a heck of a time with is keeping lines straight and the fabric straight as it’s going up the runway to the needle. I wish there was a way to make it go slow besides trying to keep the right tension on your foot on the pedal. Love the bowls…I want to try that! :o)

  • K’

    Thank you for hosting all these giveaways. I hope I win :-)

  • Amanda W.

    What an amazing thing to do- giveaways every day! :)

  • Juliette

    oh my goodness! look at you and your fabulous giveaways!! so fun!

  • Pia

    Can anyone join this giveaway? I live in sweden thats why im wondering….otherwise i love those straigt sewing line…its make it so easy to do :)

  • HughFielding

    I’d love to sew only in straight lines! In fact, I just messed up a halter top, exactly where I was sewing a curve. help!

  • Amber P

    I am so happy that more people are getting excited about sewing again.

  • Melanie

    Would love to win this! Another great giveaway!

  • Lindsey

    Even though I’m strictly a knitter (I’m, in fact, terrible at crochet, much to my chagrin), I love Robyn! She’s always so sweet and gives great instructions.

  • Rosa Melville

    I hope I get to win!!! I want the book!

  • Jaclyn Wolfe

    I’ve been seeing your book all over the blogosphere, hope I can see it in person soon!

  • Aly

    I can sew in a straight line. I can make stuff? Yes!

  • Karen Havelka

    Can’t wait to check out the new book!

  • Diane in Northern Calif

    Two of my favorite crafty ladies – Brett and Robyn!

  • Vanessa

    Well , I enjoy to read your blog! Greetings from France ;)

  • Pam

    I really, REALLY want this book!

  • Kathleen M.

    I found your blog via Design Sponge, and loved the round bowl video tutorial. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

  • Shelby

    I wanna win!

  • Mary Ann

    would love to play with these goodies…..

  • Rose Bowden

    Good luck on your tour!

  • Sandy

    I would love to win your book!

  • Mariana

    I’m better at sewing in a straight line than writing in one

  • Amanda

    Ooooh, I’m still hoping to get one of your books! I’d love a signed one. xxx

  • Deborah in Atlanta

    Love, love, love giveaways. Love winning ‘em too!! Hope to win yours!

  • Catlyn

    Robyn’s designs are so awesome! I cant wait to check this book out!

  • Cathy Peskey

    Enjoyed the zipper tutorial! Thank you for so many great give a ways!!!! Happy Monday.

  • Angelique

    I’d love to own a copy of this book!

  • Tagati

    How nice that you were able to re-connect with another talented friend!

    Looking forward to having a chance to win your book.

  • Sommer

    Your book looks like it has some super-cute and functional patterns! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  • Carol

    The projects in the book are drool worthy. I would love to win a copy.

  • Mia

    So excited for the new book! I officially signed up for a sewing class to get back into the swing of things and I’m trying to convince a friend to do it along with me!

  • Julie

    Can’t wait to read your book, it looks great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • redfrizzz

    you are so generous with the giveaways!

  • robin

    Great giveaway – looks like a neat book. Thanks fore the chance!

  • Brittany

    Would LOVE this book! The skirt is my favorite!

  • Val

    Thanks & good luck on the book tour!

  • Julia Marie Hartsell

    Just came across your blog from designsponge…so glad to find it! After a couple months of introductory sewing classes from the sweetest lady, my first sewing machine just came in Saturday! What better way to break it in than a copy of sewing in straightlines! Love the blog-bookmarked immediately!!!!

  • isabelle

    I found you through design sponge! Great blog!

  • Stephanie

    Really excited about this giveaway. Hope I win!! :)

  • Danielle

    I stumbled upon Knit and Crochet Today a couple of years ago and I’m totally hooked! (ok, bad pun. sorry) I’ve learned so much from watching the different shows you’ve hosted. I’m glad to have found your blog and can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  • Carol

    Would love to win this!

  • kelly.r

    I love straight lines! (unless they are filled with people)

  • Julia

    Yay! This book looks awesome! Hope I can get my hands on one!

  • Laura

    Oh how fun. I hope I win!

  • Stephanie L.

    Robin is so awesome! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!

  • Kelly

    IF I provide the bag… can you guys take me with you? You all always look like you’re having a blast. I’m just a little ol’crocheter…. but I can be the watergirl (instead of the waterboy). I’ve even crochet the cup! :-(

  • jill martin

    What a great time you two are having. Wish I could join you. This giveaway would be a fine win!!!!! P.S. We currently have 6 cats that are being rehabed from having been thrown away by previoous owners. All have now forgotten the past and are truly princes and queens.(The female cats seem to pass the princess stage rather quickly lol.)

  • Argean Baird

    OH, to win a giveaway would be such a dream. I love the BOTH of you ladies!! You are both my crafty mentors!! :)

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