sew!

Ever since U-Handbag did a review of Cath Kidston’s sew! I’ve wanted to check it out for myself. Unfortunately, in the US, the only book available by her was Make!: Over 40 Fantastic Projects with 16 Exclusive Designs
After receiving some reviews from you (thank you all) and finally having the opportunity to check it out for myself, I realized make!, was mostly about embellishing and had very little to do with projects themselves – nothing like like sew! I finally decided to look for a retailer who had sew! in stock and so far I haven’t been disappointed.
This shabby chic style book has over 40 projects inside for creating adorable little items for your home, as gifts, and to tote around your belongings. It even comes with the materials needed to make your own bag that appears on the front cover! Some of my favorite projects in the book include the jewelery roll, coat hangers (I think a set of these would make a nice gift), the bath hat (even though I don’t wear one, it sure looks cute), and shoulder bag (which appears on the front cover). While most of the projects are fairly simple and some are not anything new, I think that the book itself is pure eye candy and has enough projects inside to make it worth the cost of the book (this time I paid full price, a little over $20 – don’t be scammed by the retailers selling this volume for $60+, it’s not worth that much!).
The Bottom Line If you’re a fan of shabby chic, love books with plenty of eye candy, or just looking for a grouping of some fun, easy to sew projects, sew! is for you. This book is difficult to get a hold of in the states so be sure to check ebay or Amazon retailers to find this title.

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