Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wrapping up the Sewing Reference Tool Book Tour (with a final GIVEAWAY!)




GIVEAWAY CLOSED! 

and the winner is Darcie!

darcie said...
I love the logic of the Scientific Seamstress brand! And I love all the wonderful people involved with it. Very much looking forward to getting this book! Congrats on the release!

We want to say a HUGE thank-you to all the lovely bloggers who participated in the blog tour for the Essential Sewing Reference Tool ! We loved reading each of their posts and hope all of you did as well!














Today is ANOTHER chance to win the book !!!! (hard copy if in USA, ecopy for international). 

To enter all you need to do is leave us a positive comment!  Anything you want, but if you want a starter idea you could say what you'd love to learn from the book or what you love about the Scientific Seamstress brand?

A winner will be picked on the 19th of March (pst). 

If you don't want to wait any longer you can buy this amazing reference tool on amazon either a hardcopy or Kindle version!




75 comments:

Caroline said...

What I love about Scientific Seamstress patterns is they are clear and easy to follow giving the Sewer confidence that the finished item will look wonderful!

sewinmomma said...

I love how helpful SS is with your patterns! I would love to learn more about altering patterns to fit well, esp. as I start sewing more for myself. :) Thank you for the giveaway! This looks like such a wonderful book and would be so helpful!! Great job!

Kayla Ott said...

Love how beautifully all the patterns come together! Haven't been disappointed yet :)

jcallahan said...

I really would like to overcome my fear of zippers and improve my basic skills in general. I'm self taught and love learning new ways of doing things!

Tanya said...

I love the SS patterns so I know I would love Carla's book!

reen said...

I'm so excited about this book! I'm getting back to sewing after a break from it and have been so inspired by Scientific Seamstress group!

Lesley said...

I would like to have more confidence to attempt clothes

Mara said...

I would be interested in learning more about the sizing charts and changing sizes plus how to do seams and buttonholes, okay, everything, thanks for the chance to win your great book.

LMM said...

I love Scientific Seamstress. I believe the easy fit pants were the first PDF I ever bought.

CJG said...

I would love to know how to take a pattern and alter it so that it actually fits my odd dimensions :)

Iryna Boehland said...

I would love to have this book as a good source and reference! Thank you for your work and generosity!

crafter1953 said...

I would love to learn more everyone can always learn something no one knows everything.Thanks for the giveaway.

mummsie said...

Seems like a very reasonable price for the info!

Allison said...

I would love to win this book! Carla has so much sewing knowledge and I love that she shares it with us!

Gwen Toews said...

I would love to win this book! I'm sure it would be a great resource.

kitblu said...

I hope to learn tips and techniques to sew my own clothes that don't look homemade.

Alison Shaw said...

I love to sew but get stuck quite often as there are so many techniques to learn. This book looks awesome for helping me through.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love to sew. Since loosing 70 pounds, I have put off altering my favorite clothes. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Brooke said...

I like the excellent instructions in your patterns.

Danice said...

There's so much to love about The Scientific Seamstress' patterns and books. Beautiful, original designs with clear and concise information :)

Anonymous said...

After starting to sew again after 20 years, your site has been very helpful. Thanks

Ginger said...

I love Carla's clear instructions. Can't wait to read her newest book.

Tricia said...

Love the detailed, not intimidating instructions!

Anonymous said...

There are so many techniques I would love to learn more about!

kim m
littlemissmoffittscreation(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shelly Miller said...

I already use your patterns as reference tools! I'd love to have this amazing book! Ty for the opportunity.

Brendon said...

I would love this book. I am a self taught sewer from various websites. It would awesome to have a book like this next to my sewing machine so when I get stumped it is handy. I am always trying to find ways to improve my sewing skills!

Bean&Buddy said...

What a great book

PolyCraftual said...

My mission for this year is to learn how to put in an invisible zip so it actually looks invisible.

Pins n' Needles said...

I'm looking to read all I can about construction and goodness you'll love help with pesky zippers! Love your work and blog, so unique!

MEC... said...

So many techniques i,m looking forward !!to learn!

Mockingbird said...

My teenage daughter is learning to sew, and between us, the book would see a lot of use! We both like to tweak existing and create new patterns, and with a better foundation in the basics, I suspect our experiments would improve immensely :)

Sassyseamstress said...

Would love to add this to my sewing library. Always love good content and lots of great tips.

Michelle said...

This looks amazing! Can't wait to order it :)

~Amanda~ said...

This would be so awesome! I love to try to sew, and need all the help I can get! ;)

Tammie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Always for well written instructions!

Pazia said...

would love to win a great reference book. thanks for the giveaway!

Brianne Matlage said...

Love all of Carla's patterns!

darcie said...

I love the logic of the Scientific Seamstress brand! And I love all the wonderful people involved with it. Very much looking forward to getting this book! Congrats on the release!

DonnaRae said...

I remember when you first put out your easy to use sewing guide. I thought now why didn't I think of that? The book must be amazing. Would love to own it!

Kim said...

I would love to learn how to make ruffles that look good!!!

Shannon Bainbridge said...

This would help me a great deal. Since I'm fairly new at sewing, I need all the help that I can get! lol

Melissa C said...

I'd love to win this! Carla's patterns are like a mini sewing lesson, but I'd LOVE to have the book to refer to

Melissa - sassyfrasdesigns at gmail.com

Michael said...

I love the clear and easy instructions! :)

angeleyes_012 said...

I love how versatile the patterns are!

Ruth Lutz said...

This book would become a well-used reference guide in my sewing room... something that would provide great reminders on those infrequently used skills or help to polish older skills! I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy!

Donna Lucas said...

After a sewing hiatus of 20+ years, I am finally beginning to sew for my 4 granddaughters. Your site helps me so much to re-hone my skills! thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am a great grandmother and have found I am never too old to learn something new. Enjoy your The Scientific Seamstress.

Liberata said...

I love learning new methods and tricks of the sewing trade. I'm sure I could learn a lot from this book. Also, I really like Scientific Seamstress patterns.

Janice said...

I just started my first Scientific Seamstress pattern and I love it. This book looks like a fantastic reference.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Having a visual guide all in one place….priceless!!

Sharon Archer said...

Scientific Seamstress patterns are my favourites!!! They are definitely my go to patterns. I would LOVE to win an ecopy of the book!!!!!! PLEASE!

Renee A Davis said...

I love Scientific Seamstress Patterns for many reasons...I love the designs, the meticulous directions & details, along with individual pattern pieces for each size...!! ;o}

Kings said...

Your patterns helped get me back into sewing after hating sewing as a teen. The easy to follow directions made sewing much more fun!

sixtyfourcolorbox said...

This looks like a brilliant resource to have around for those days when you have a quick question in the middle of a project.

Cal said...

I am very excited about getting to see this book. I will first get a copy from the library to check it out, but I love your approach to sewing. Like you I am part scientist part sewist, just less accomplished.

cara said...

Confidence is the first word that came to my mind also. i've always enjoyed sewing and throwing together simple dresses. i've even been known to take a sleeve from one pattern and a skirt from another and mash things together, but i thought altering sizes and coming up with a professional tailored look was beyond me. my guys looked so sharp in their Marco and Ethans and i made myself a dress that i could nurse my baby in. Thank you so much, Carla!

Vicky P said...

Even though I have been sewing for many years, there seems to be times when there is a better way to do something. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I love SS patterns because of their great fit and fabulous directions and diagrams. I'm sure the new book is full of amazing new tips and methods.

Jenn Brooks said...

I have to admit that I have never bought a pattern from you. I love your bias tape maker; I think it's miraculous, and so is the tutorial for doll t-shirts. I want this book and I will buy it for sure if I don't win it.

Karen said...

I would like to have a definitive book on sewing in my collection. I know that 'google' is my friend, but sometimes I just want to see it in my hands (ie, a book). I have 2 of your patterns waiting to be sewn up. Thanks!

Smileycrissy said...

I love the Facebook fan page. So many helpful ladies and such pretty items are made.

Gale said...

would love a good reference book. I dont have any currently and usually have to google for more info. What I saw on amazon for this it appears very informative and resourceful. Thank you for opportunity!

Christine said...

I just want a reference tool for next to my sewing machine, so I don't have to run to the computer and look things up :) Thanks for everything you do!

CraftyHourMom said...

So far have just sewed Jenny, but have plans, as soon as I find the perfect fabric! I loved the pattern: the directions with clear diagrams or photos, the unique tips (gluestick-basted zipper??), the non-nested patterns that I can print just a range for my size! Perfection.

Allie said...

I recently took over my mom's sewing machine and am fairly new to the world of sewing... but I am already addicted! Your website, blog, facebook page, pinterest page... I love them all. They are packed with wonderful ideas! I am dying for my own sewing room so I can hang my own periodic table of sewing elements!

Anonymous said...

Awesome book! A wealth if information!

Marti Taylor said...

I'd really like to start garment making for my daughters so this would be pretty awesome to have on hand. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Kat Fithian said...

I would love to win this book, because as many times I've done buttonholes, I cant get them lined up & I'm sure this book will help me out :)

Jessica said...

learning how to alter clothes better would be such fun and really improve my sewing skills. thanks for the chance to enter!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Persistent-Vision said...

I would love to have a book with a clear explanation of using patterns- one that covers everything.

Ledys said...

What a wonderful book! I am so looking forward to reading through it, especially the size charts. Thank you for such a great resource!!
Ledys
ledys.e.chemin(@)gmail.com

Terry Kessinger said...

I have a reference sewing book from, I think, the 1960's. My mom bought it at a yard sale. I would love to have something so relevant and detailed as this one. What a great book!

ellie.g said...

Where do I start when trying to say why I love SS patterns???
Comprehensive, consice, clear and thorough instructions. Everything explained in the minuetest detail. Loads of pictures and diagrams.
Carla leaves nothing for even the beginner sewer to fear, and her patterns are a delight to sew from.

meanderingchris said...

My grandmother taught me to sew years ago. I lost interest for awhile in my younger years. But I came back to it and to her teaching. Unfortunately, she passed away not long after. I have inherited her sewing room or the objects in it at least. I love the Scientific Seamstress because she uses the same terms and wording as my grandmother. It's like she's teaching me again. I can only imagine how homesick I will be for her when reading this book.

kyliealysha said...

I would love to learn some techniques to help me be a better sewer. This book likes it would be amazing!