Well, today's my turn to share one of my favorite craft books with you.
You have been following the craft book month over at Craft Buds, right? If not, jump on over there after this post for great prizes and reviews!
Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara is a great beginner's book.
Looking for info on how to install easy zippers in a pillow? Check.
Want to sew a simple skirt? Check.
Want to make a tote bag? Check.
How about some simple and quick flower bowls?
You got it.
I've been admiring these little guys for a while and decided they were the perfect little back-to-school gifts for my kids' preschool teachers. Really, I think it is best to start the year off with chocolate!
Brett's bowls look great nested in a group of three but I just went with the smallest size. I made one for each of the three teachers.
Use medium weight fusible interfacing- not fusible fleece (it doesn't give you a smooth finish.)
Use a generous 1" seam when sewing the sides together. If your seam is not at least 1" in, your bowl won't be round.
These quick little bowls are fun to whip up and really look far more impressive than the amount of work that goes into them.
Fill them with chocolate and you have the perfect little gift.
Sewing in a Straight Line would be a fabulous gift for someone just getting started with sewing. There is a lot of basic information in here that is just super handy to know and turns out, you can do a whole lot with a straight stitch. I bet your local library has a copy too.
Craft Buds is hosting book reviews all month long so be sure to check out all the links below to discover other great craft books you might like.
There's a giveaway on Craft Buds every Friday of the blog hop as well as Q&As with craft book experts and book giveaways all month long! You don't want to miss it.
Pop over and check out the amazing and long list of prizes you could win! To enter, link up your craft book project over at Craft Buds September 23-30. All the rules and info can be found right here.
So what craft book are you crazy about? I'd love to know. It's never too early to start making my Christmas list!