Sewing Spaces: Win Erica B.'s favorite go-to sewing book! September 11, 2010 08:13 24 Comments
To celebrate the success of the Sewing Spaces series, The Blue Gardenia is giving away The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing: 1100 Full-Color How-To Photos by the folks at Singer. Says the ever-so-beautiful and ever-so-talented Erica Bunker of the must-read blog Erica B.'s D.I.Y. Style: "It tells you everything you need to know to get started. I've been sewing for years, and I still refer to it." So there. I know Ms. B. would not steer us astray.
So. In order to have a chance at winning this superb book, you have to jump through a hoop or two or three. You must leave a comment on this post that shows you've been reading Sewing Spaces. A simple "I want to win!" or "Pick me! Pick me!" will not do. You cannot leave an anonymous post if you want to win. And your comment must be left by 12:01 a.m. PDT Thursday. Got it? Do I need to repeat the rules? Of course I don't. Because all my readers are smart Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies. Absolutely.
So. You'll love this book. I know it. It is one fabulous reference book. It is. Truly.
Erica B. on May 20, 2015 11:19
Wishing everyone good luck in the contest! And thanks again for featuring me!
Branka on May 20, 2015 11:19
I’ve just recently found your blog via Erica’s when her sewing space was featured here. Since then I’ve enjoyed peeking into creative spaces of all these sewing ladies, thanks for the brilliant idea!
Faye Lewis on May 20, 2015 11:19
I already feel that I know Erica, Carolyn, Elle, Kristy, Selfish, and Cupcake, so it’s been really nice to get a peek into the places where they create. Carolyn’s was the first sewing blog that I ever found; next came Erica’s. I’ve been reading Elaine’s blog for about a year I think, and she never fails to keep me stitches. I’ll be glad when she settles down from her move and starts posting regularly again. I’ve just recently started following Elle, Kristy and Cupcake. I find that all six are amazing sewists, and I ever fail to learn something new when I read their blogs. I’ve had to email several of those featured for sewing advice more than twice. From the information they shared, we can all see that there is no absolutely perfect sewing environment. But from the work I’ve seen them each produce, to paraphrase Tim Gunn, they each know how to “MAKE IT WORK”.
I trust Erica’s judgment so please enter me in the contest.
Marticia on May 20, 2015 11:19
Elle’s cutting table is to be envied: but do they make a mat that heals itself and makes coffee?
From Elle’s space I popped over to Gabriella’s blog and coveted the orange oven.
The Cupcake Goddess made me all the more comfortable with my cutting table/foyer console.
I’ve visited Ms. B’s blog more than once now. (And not only to check to see if it’s in Montgomery or somewhere else in AL that she lives. . .)
I now know that an “op shop” is the down under version of a thrift store!
Did I miss any?
And if I win, it will only be b/c Denise wants to be able to use my copy. ;-)
Dawn on May 20, 2015 11:19
The “Sewing Spaces” series is great, it’s been so much fun getting inspiration for my future setup—a piece of the attic, lol.
I actually only know how to hand sew, but recently inherited my mother-in-law’s sewing machine at my wedding. Can’t wait to learn to use it!!
Holly on May 20, 2015 11:19
I have loved peeking into other people’s sewing rooms. Truly you can create a space wherever you are with whatever you have. I love the cutting table with the Ikea sawhorse legs. I’m inspired to recreate that. I get to have my own sewing room next month after my daughter’s wedding!!!
Janna on May 20, 2015 11:19
I love each of the sewing spaces you’ve featured…It has (1) justified my desire to have newer Bernina, and (2) made me realize that my setup in my bedroom isn’t really all that bad. :) I do however COVET the cutting table in the most recent spotlight. Thanks for nosing into everyone’s sewing spaces so that we can enjoy! ;)
Laura on May 20, 2015 11:19
I really love seeing other people’s sewing spaces. It is great to see that you don’t have to have a dedicated room to make fabulous garments.
Karin M. on May 20, 2015 11:19
Seeing different sewing spaces is so interesting, I pick up something everytime..
I am a "teach yourself " sewer, so a good book would be a great help!
Sue on May 20, 2015 11:19
I have enjoyed the sewing spaces series and can always use another sewing book.
sharon on May 20, 2015 11:19
Erica’s sewing room is so well organised and Carolyn’s is even smaller and has produced so much during her sewcation. Now Kristy is the envy of us all with her wonderful new sewing studio. Can’t wait to see what Selfish comes up with in her new location. Now please please I would love this book for my small sewing space.
Janice on May 20, 2015 11:19
I envy the shelves full of fabric that Kristy at Lower your presser foot has in her Sewing Space. So much more organized than my old computer monitor box that I store my stash in.
Mary on May 20, 2015 11:19
I loved seeing Carolyn’s sewing space. She really has organized her small space well. Erica’s space is pretty sweet too!
Joyce in NC on May 20, 2015 11:19
It has been a pleasure to follow your blog and explore others sewing space. I dream of a dedicated sewing space with everything within arm’s reach. Maybe one day, I will have a room dedicated to sewing. I am following Tim Gunn’s adage “Make It Work.” My sewing space is cramped but I am on my way to being more productive. I would love to add the giveaway to my sewing reference books.
Karen on May 20, 2015 11:19
I loved all the sewing spaces you featured and learned organziation tips from each of them. I just started sewing again after a 30 year hiatus and am anxious to get my space set up to be both usable and fun. The book would also be a great addition to my growing sewing library…
Samina on May 20, 2015 11:19
I’ve really enjoyed the sewing spaces that you’ve featured. I’ve gotten some great tips & hints as to how to better organize my space. Now I need to implement them! It’s tough, because my sewing space is also my knitting stash room & the yarn’s winning right now! I’m planning on reorganizing & moving stuff around to better maximize the little space I have available.
nevada divorce attorney on May 20, 2015 11:19
I really love to sew and I even got a new sewing machine to make my own dresses.
CarlaF-in Atlanta on May 20, 2015 11:19
I love the sewing spaces pictures. I can always find at least one idea that I can use in my sewing space. Please continue!
Patty on May 20, 2015 11:19
I’m always a sucker for looking at photos of sewing spaces! I love to read about how they are organized. And it’s fun to see that beautiful garments can come out of the smallest sewing spaces! Thanks for posting this series :-)
Angela on May 20, 2015 11:19
I wrote a post yesterday 9/13/10 and it’s not here. Do I need to re-write it?
Betty on May 20, 2015 11:19
I’ve definitely been a bit jealous of some of these sewing spaces but it’s also been great to see some who have bits and pieces here and there and manage in what space they have. If i ever have a space i can dedicate to sewing i will have some nifty ideas thanks to this collection of sewing spaces! (And if Erica recommends this book then it must be good, she makes some beautiful clothes.)
lore on May 20, 2015 11:19
I used to bemoan my sewing space wedged in the sun room with too many other things, and adopting the kitchen table when I sew. But it seems thats the way most of us seem to get on. I’ve been deluding myself that others have a dedicated space to work in all this time!
Vanda on May 20, 2015 11:19
It is interesting to see how creativity can come out of large spaces and more compact spaces. It’s not the size but what you do with it. ;)
I am going to invest in a rotary cutter and mat after seeing how many call it their most useful tool.
Thanks for this series!
Gill on May 20, 2015 11:19
I’ve enjoyed looking at other people’s sewing spaces! I really must organise mine better and now I have lots of ideas – thanks