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simple sewing creations

Lotta Jansdotter writes on her blog (02 April) that she would love to see what you’ve made using the patterns in her book Simple Sewing. She included Ahn-Minh’s placemat and magazine holder in her post. If you’d like to share you can send your photographs to questions[at]jansdotter[dot]com. I’d like to see too!

In case you have not heard of it, Simple Sewing is a fantastic book full of simple, beautiful patterns for yourself and your home. You can read about how much I love it here.

Related: Glittergoods scaled down the doorstop she made from Simple Sewing, and it has a happy ending. (Such adorable elephant fabric!)

· comments [8] · 04-24-2007 · categories:books · craft · sewing ·

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  • 1 Kristi // Apr 25, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I have been seeing that book everywhere. It’s getting rave reviews. It’s inspiring me to try to tackle some new sewing projects.

  • 2 kris // Apr 25, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Do you have a favorite fabric shop(s) in Seattle? I have a list of sewing projects that I want to do this summer and will definitely be picking up this book. I’m just a bit leary with ordering fabric online.

  • 3 Julie // Apr 26, 2007 at 9:36 am

    The best fabric store I have found in the PNW is called Bolt in Portland, OR. A small store but a fantastic stash of fabrics. Esthers Fabrics in Winslow on Bainbridge Island is also worth a visit. It’s an easy walk from the ferry, just turn left on the main drag of Winslow.

  • 4 Ellen // Apr 27, 2007 at 4:47 am

    This book is everywhere. Just saw it at the library. You are all making me want to sew. Question, though: what’s a good basic machine for a beginner?

  • 5 dawn // Apr 28, 2007 at 11:27 am

    This book makes me want to sew too! I’m in the market for a sewing machine…I’m w/ ellen- what’s a good basic machine for a beginner? Any ideas Megan?

  • 6 Mama Lu // Apr 28, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I have a friend who is an avid sewer. I’d like to put together a ‘sewing’ gift including a mag subscription for her. Do you have a suggestion for the best magazine (hip, easy, creative)?

  • 7 Abby // Apr 28, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    I just finished my first sewing class Thursday night! I made a vest, and I’m quite proud of it. I signed up to make a “zippy bag” at the end of May. And now I think I really need this book – as long as I can remember how to thread my machine and make a bobbin, too!

  • 8 Michelle // Apr 30, 2007 at 10:43 am

    i absolutely LOVE this book! I was making so many things i broke the backstitch on my machine and now it’s in the shop – and i’m jonesing to get it back and do some more!

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