Book Review & Giveaway! Growing up Sew Liberated

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Sewing | Comments

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Book Review:
I love to write book reviews.  Probably because I’m such an intense combination of craft geek & book nerd.  (I love my crafts and I love my books!)

Rarely, though, does a book make my heart race in the same way that it does every time I open my copy of Growing up Sew Liberated: making handmade clothes + projects for your creative child.

The photos are dreamy and gorgeous, but it’s the projects that really speak to my racing heart. This book is full pdf patterns and instructions to make all of the things that my daughters want. And, not only are the patterns included in the back, but the author (Meg McElwee of the Sew Liberated blog) describes in detail how to perform each step in creating the projects.

Here are just some of the adorable projects:

I really love practically every single project in this book, and I know that my little girls will, too!  To read more about the book and its author, check out the Growing Up Sew Liberated Blog Tour.  To purchase, visit Interweave’s online book store.

If you’re new to sewing and are worried that this book might be a little bit over your head, check out Sewing Studio with Diana Rupp.  It’s an online sewing class that takes you through all you need to know to get started sewing.

As a special thanks to our blog readers, we’re giving away a copy of Growing up Sew Liberated: making handmade clothes + projects for your creative child. We’ll choose a commenter at random next week.

The Rules: Only one entry per person, and you must be a Craftsy member to win. So, before you post a comment, make sure to Click Here to Join Craftsy!



  1. stacy says:

    What an adorable book!

    1. JanT says:

      Wonderful things to make for my grandchildren!

    2. Pat Patrevito aka: Stewies.Mama says:

      What a wonderful book! How mant of us know a little girl who would absolutely love a cape? Or a boy for that matter with a few color changes! A great resource for playthings that require the use of imagination. This will be the go-to guide for gifts for many ocassions to come!

  2. Kate says:

    This book looks awesome! If I don’t win a copy, I’ll have to find one to read!

  3. Alicia Sellers says:

    oooh, so excited about this book!!

  4. The projects in the wonderful edition seem to be so worthwhile and family oriented. I would really enjoy making each of these for my many grandchildren! Cannot wait to be able to purchase this book. thanks

  5. Frances Quigley says:

    What a fun book. I have a 16 month old granddaughter and just found out this weekend that there is another baby on the way. Whew!! Lots of sewing, Yeah…Lots of quilts and fun things for them.

  6. anne britton says:

    Is this how we enter the giveaway????

    1. Chris Carrier says:

      Your guess is as good as mine.I’m doing the same..

  7. Jules says:

    Ooh lovely book, I love what I’ve seen soooo far, just the sort of book I love, thanks for the giveaway

  8. linda kleiber says:

    I’d love to make these things for my grandkids!

  9. Christianne says:

    I miss sewing and need some inspiration to get back to it…maybe this will help!

  10. Louisa Raguckis says:

    I’d love this book to use to teach my 7 year old grand daughter!!!

  11. joy blackburn says:

    sounds like i need to get this for my grand-daughter..i will have to make them though as she is only 2.

  12. Jamie Power says:

    This book looks amazing. I am always looking for fun things to make for my kids! Please pick me!

  13. Beth Robinette says:

    I surely am going to check out the blog and the book.

  14. Sabrina Abraham says:

    I love to sew! Especially for children. So not only did this catch my eye because of the content, but because of who wrote it…I want to know more about Meg….because I know she is kin to me somehow! There are not many McElwee’s in this world….and my mother was a McElwee! I would love to be picked to win this book!!!
    Some awesome ideas here :)
    God Bless!

  15. Dawn Hollingsworth says:

    Wow, this looks, and sounds, like such a fun book! The hooded poncho and backpack would be so fun for my granddaughter! Thanks for a chance to win.

  16. christine S. Tompkins says:

    Great book can’t wait to get a copy and dive in with my daughter .

  17. Patsi Novia says:

    There are SEW many lovely things in this book to make for Grand ones!!! They will love everything I have no doubt!!!

  18. Lisa Stackhouse says:

    Looks quite interesting!

  19. christina reeve says:

    Just heard about this book…and how wonderful that you have done a review on it! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the art kits idea. My son will draw till midnight with this one!

  20. Carol Zwickey says:

    Sew intriguing – hope i get a chance to see this book – love love love the previews of the projects.


  21. Karen Longo says:

    What a great looking book!!!!!!!!!!! I’d love to win it!

  22. Linda says:

    Very excited to find out more about this book! Always looking for something new!

  23. Frances Brensdal says:

    I learned to sew when I was very young–making doll dresses to give away for disadvantaged children who were probably my age. Sewing is a big part of my life. I love the creativity of it.

  24. suzanne kaster says:

    I have 4 granddaughters and would love to have this book! I want to share my love for sewing with them and this book looks perfect!!!!

  25. Carol Johnson says:

    This looks like a GREAT book. I will HINT to my kids for my birthday in July!

  26. Jan Foley-Harris says:

    Such and adore book with pratical and useful ideas for all kids of all ages, looking so forward to it being published .

  27. Sarah B. Taylor says:

    That Teepee is super cute!!!! I would like to make one for my girls!!!

  28. Diana says:

    I would love this book,anything about sewing…that’s my passion..

  29. Faye says:

    This book looks like it is full of wonderful and fun ideas. I can see making these with (and for) my granddaughter.

  30. Diana Gashwiler says:

    This book would be fantastic to have! Thanks for the chance to win it free!

  31. mabel peralta says:

    omg i so want to make that baby kimono!!!!!

  32. Jessica says:

    OOO I am in love with what i see the tee pee alone would make me want to buy this!! I do projects like that for my church as well as my own 2 girls! So neat thanx for sharing it!!1

  33. Regena says:

    Looks like this book is full of fun!!! Can’t wait to dip in and enjoy creating with it! Thanks for the information.

  34. Terri Neely says:

    Hi! Just bought a new serger and I am looking for something new to make this looks like the book for me!

  35. Brenda Tuttle says:

    Can’t wait to get a copy. This book sounds wonderful!

  36. Maureen Martin says:

    Oh my gosh, I wish I had this book when my kids were little! But now I have a grandson and I think he would love some of these projects!

  37. Melanie Hayes says:

    My mom used to sew so many wonderful things for myself and 3 siblings growing up. I am striving to be as good as she was. This book is a great way to create some new things for the kids, new ideas, and inspiration! Love it

  38. Toni says:

    This book looks fantastic! A definite add to my collection!

  39. Alice Bonnell says:

    This would be a great book to inspire me to make cute things for my grandchildren!

  40. Karen Crawford says:

    Looks like a pretty cool line up of projects !! I really Love craft sewing, although I am trying to pratice garments. I like to creat gifts for nieces and nephew’s, I appreciate detailed instructions, and good photo’s for step by step! I like these upcoming items as they are also open to some really nice embroidery options. As I just joined, I look forward to all of the awesome idea’s , tip’s, and project on your site!
    Thank You, Karen

  41. Ann Seeton says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book to have with the sewing section for when my Little Tiger begins to want to find out how to make things. I’d like this book very much!!

  42. Nellie Jette says:

    I love the idea of this book, I sew alot for my 4 children and they love it! I would like to make the teepee on the cover, I really think my 2 toddlers would enjoy that! Thank you for writing a great book!

  43. Sally says:

    well, I could see sewing these for my kids, but i would like some of them for myself! what a great book

  44. Mandy Bertling Beres says:

    This book looks awsome. I hope I get picked!

  45. Anita Scheftner says:

    Love, love, love, these patterns..will love to see these on my grandkids :D

  46. kim says:

    What an awesome book and thank you for the giveaway.

  47. Vickie Kipp says:

    This looks like a fun book! I am a Granny to one granddaughter and hopefully more to come someday, so I would love towin this book!

  48. Val says:

    I’d love the book!

  49. Jamie Prickett says:

    This looks like a really cute book. Lots of good things!

  50. Ginny says:

    Those projects look wonderful to do with my Grandchildren. Would love to win a book.

  51. Sandy says:

    I would love to make these things for for my Grandkids!

  52. Leanne Nanney says:

    sounds like my grand-daughter will love these projects might have to find a copy if i dont win

  53. Jill Rust says:

    I want to make that tent on the cover, then go sit in it and read the rest of this book!

  54. Tammy says:

    What a great book! I’m always making things for my daughter from clothes to toys. This book would be fantastic and I can see from the pictures and your review that it’ll make her very happy if I made some items from it. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. If I don’t win, I’ll definitely be picking it up at the bookstore.

    Craftsy Username: Boosie

  55. Virginia Tyree says:

    I am amazed!! This book is wonderful. I could get lost for days. I would love to receive a copy!!

    Thanks for considering me. Virginia

  56. Marion Wilson says:

    I’d love to have the book to make things for my granddaughters. The projects are so cute!!!

  57. Robin Smentczak says:

    Tent, Cape, Backpack – Oh My! Everything a kid would need. If I won I know my kids would have me busy!

  58. Melinda Robinson says:

    What a great book!

  59. Lynn Hathaway says:

    This book will inspire me to make these things for my grandchildren.

  60. Sally Leone says:

    Be still my heart! Itching to make some of these projects. Congrats on a fabulous looking book. Inspired me with the cover. :)

  61. Jennifer Brinson says:

    Can’t wait to see all the fun projects inside. As a mother of a toddler and auntie to 5 sweet and very active kids, I am always looking for fun things to make for kids. It is always so rewarding to see the little ones tell their friends their auntie made it for them.

  62. Erica Churchman says:

    Wow!!! I want to do these projects for my god children so I can play with them!

  63. SavvyMama says:

    This book looks fabulous! I’m always looking for great projects to sew for my children :)

  64. Lori Thomas says:

    I “sew” want to make that tent on the cover, my daughter and I were just talking about it! :) Can’t wait to check it out!!

  65. Ruth Novak says:

    This book makes the Grandma SING! Cant wait to make some of the projects for my 3 grand kids!

  66. Carrie Hartshorn says:

    My DD is looking over my shoulder and has already requested the hooded cape – if i don’t win it I think I’ll have to buy it!

  67. Becky Shanks says:

    Every project I’ve seen from this book has been amazing!

  68. lu ann says:

    the projects look fun and easy to make and so much fun to play with. my granddaughter would love some of them.

  69. AndreaE says:

    This book lo looks amazing!! I was oogling it on amazon just last night!!! I hope I win!! :)

  70. Donna Joy says:

    This book looks amazing Iove to make things for kids to play with. The tent and capes are must haves.

  71. Sue Haver says:

    Looks like my kind of book. Lots of projects…

  72. shout4joy says:

    What a great resource this looks to be! I love sewing for children, both my own and for others that I come in contact with…

  73. Elizabeth Burr says:

    I am dying to get my hands on this book so my heart can race too! That hooded cape and the tent are just dying to be made. Love it!

  74. Ruth Ann Gay says:

    I just love crafts and especially sewing love to make things to give to friends and family! This books looks truly
    like a fun book with some great projects can’t wait to get it so please pick me!!! Thanks and have a blessed day.

  75. Anne Onesi says:

    Please, please, please :-)

  76. Vangie Gardner says:

    Looks like a great book. Are there any projects boys would like? I like the tent project…he would love that!

  77. barbara allen davis says:

    The book looks very amazing. Have been sewing ever since I was 8 years old. I love crafty books and this one looks to have some very good projects I woud love to make for my grandkid,. especially the tent and art folio.F

  78. Jess Greni says:

    How adorable! Great projects for kids.

  79. Michelle Crocker says:

    I’m hoping this is where to enter for the giveaway, but this book looks like one I would buy anyway!

  80. Margie Shay says:

    This is a lovely book. I would love to make things for my grandchildren from it.

  81. tonia bartley says:

    This book looks like so much fun! I love the combination of different projects. And it looks visually intoxicating! Going to get one, one way or another!

  82. Tina Freeberg says:

    Nothing puts me in a happier place than when I am creating something fun for my grandkids. Have been an avid sewer for 35 years and Love finding books like these. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  83. debby says:

    Book looks awesome, would love to win copy. thanks for the chance

  84. Shirley J White says:

    ‘Looks like an awesome book
    that I want to read!

  85. Sheryl Hedervare says:

    This book looks like a lot of fun.

  86. Mary Ann Knorr says:

    Oooo the pictures are great and the ideas are cute. Always nice to have some fun ideas…

  87. Lylah K says:

    My 5yr old and I like to sew together (we’ve made pillows, dolls& hats so far)! I actually have this book on my Amazon wishlist! I love the tent and the doll carrier. My daughter wants to make the hooded cape. :)

  88. helen wright says:

    How cool is that book!

  89. Vicky Moreno says:

    I have 3 small grandchildren and one on the way any day. I love to sew for them, since I’ve been out of work for over 2 years, making clothes and dolls (especially the upside down dolls). I try to make things to sell, to have extra income…would love to win this book, if not maybe someday I’ll be able to purchase.

  90. Cheryl Phillips says:

    This book looks amazing with many wonderful things to make for my 7 granddaughters & 1 grandson.

  91. Lynn Cox says:

    That is a book that I want to check out. Keep posting more reviews of cool books!

  92. Chloe says:

    I love to sew and am always looking for projects. This book looks amazing! I like to make stuff for my kids and my friends’ kids. I hope I can win a copy so I can start right away!

  93. dmv says:

    Looks like fun!

  94. Mary Bork says:

    I have 4 grandkids who will absolutely love anything I make from this book.

  95. Sherry says:

    I am so looking for projects to sew for my grandchildren and the little ones in my neighborhood.

  96. Robin Brown says:

    Oohh! My first grandbaby is on the way and I’m gathering sewing projects to begin sewing as soon as we know what gender the baby is. I sew need this book! How cute are these projects!

  97. Lori says:

    I’m very excited about this one!! I’m a mom of 4 beautiful children who love to help me out in the sewing room. It looks like this book will have something for all of us to choose from !!

  98. Laura Hundley says:

    I have a niece and nephew who would love be on the receiving end of these great projects! With both of my kids heading off to college, I will finally have time to sew!

  99. Elizabeth Tongue says:

    This is a great book to share with my Granddaughter, Maxine 8, and her friend, Kalea 9, who want to learn to sew this summer. There are so many easy and fun ideas.

  100. Renee M. says:

    What a great book! I don’t have a little girl, but many of my friends do. I believe they will be spoiled soon!! Or I will at least! Thank you for the great review.

  101. Love the book! I want to make the tent for my grandsons.

  102. Karen Holsopple says:

    The few short pages shown here look like fantastic projects I could make for my 2 year old granddaughter! Even if I don’t win it, I think I’ll go to the library to check it out! Looks like a LOT of fun!

  103. Tyra says:

    I have been dying for thosbook. That notebook/crayon portfolio would be perfect to make for my boys for our bid summer road trip coming up!

  104. ILEAN CALABRO says:

    I’m always looking for ideas. i love sewing and quilting. this book looks like it would have alot to offer. my grandkids are always asking me to make them something. i hope i win so i can keep finding new ideas.

  105. Pat Larson says:

    I have several nieces that would love this book – wonderful projects – wonderful book.

  106. Denise says:

    Very cute patterns. I’ll have to make some of them for my Grand Daughter

  107. Eileen Blake says:

    I want to spread your ideas across europe, starting with France!

  108. Chris Carrier says:

    I’m 63 years old and have been sewing most of my life..I truly love sewing..Quilting and just being crafty..The book looks interesting..

  109. Beverly Letsche says:

    This looks like a great book. As a professional aunt, crafter and book lover, it looks like it would be a great addition to my library.

  110. Corina says:

    As I was going through the post, I was loving each project. I think the one I like the most is the doll carrier. The teepee is great and the activity kit is wonderful, but I KNOW my daughter would love to have me make one of those doll carriers for her American Girl (then of course her friends will want one too, lol). Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

  111. Hayley Sanders says:

    What an AMAZING book!!! I’m looking for new ideas and projects for my business especially a childrens clothes range. It looks a very exciting and liberating book. I need it therefore I want it please:)

  112. Linda Leccese says:

    Wow, what a great book. Wish there had been a book like this when my children were growing up . I had to do the best I could back then. Can’t wait to get one and make these things for my 3 grandchildren. Love what I’ve seen so far.

  113. alyse axford "Zag Zag" says:

    Oh these are not just for kids but us big peolpe too!!! Just clowning fun!

  114. Alisha Webster says:

    I purchased this book for my sister’s birthday last week.. Little did I know she had just put it on her amazon wish list so she was tickled pink to get it!! Now I need to get a copy – she says it’s awesome. we would share the book but she lives on base with her husband in Fort Bragg, NC and I’m in Oregon..
    Here’s to hoping I win!

  115. Rosemary Fox says:

    Sounds like a book for my crafty,intelligent grandchildren…all 5 of them !

  116. cindy Bassett says:

    I think this book is a great grandma and grandkids book,I gotta have it!

  117. Nona Taylor says:

    I have to get this book. I want to make the teepee for my reading center. I love the cape with a hood as well as the backpack. I plan to make the cape without a hood and make it a cape for superman or batman or other super heros. I cannot wait to make these things for my special ed preK class. My students are going to flip when they see the new dress up clothes and reading center.

  118. Victoria says:

    I love Meg’s blog and following the adventures of her family. I would love to have this book! I have enjoyed Sew Liberated and have made the schoolhouse tunic.

  119. Marianne McGee says:

    Would love this book for “knot” teaching at camp. I teach kids 9-17 whatever they want to learn sewing, crochet, knit, embroidery and this has some great looking easy projects to get them hooked. Are all the books available to purchase on the Craftsy page?

  120. Lynn says:

    lots of ideas to keep me busy for the grandchildren. Love the wrapover top!

  121. Lynda Loomis says:

    I still wish more books were for parents to teach children to sew or sew something together. My Grandmother started me hand sewing simple doll clothes at 6 years old! Some 45 years later – I’m a sewing and quilt instructor! Yes! I teach classes for children and teens – whose parents don’t sew. If a child has the hand-eye corrdination to play video games – they can sew by hand or machine! Please – help teach a child to sew. It’s a life long skill so few learn today.

  122. Carol Grigel says:

    It looks like a delightful book full of fun and creative sewing projects. I will be looking for it in my local stores.

  123. Sara says:

    Fun Fun FUN!!!!!!!

  124. Debbie says:

    With my first grandbaby due any day, I’m looking forward to making fun toys that encourage creativity!!

  125. Sue says:

    This book looks “Meg”nificent. I have 5 granddaughters who love watching grandma sew. They will love helping me make these items, especially the cape. They’re always using my fabric for make-shift capes. The other items, especially the nap sack, look fun too.

  126. Kelly says:

    Ooooo, this book looks so interesting! If I don’t win it, maybe I will be able to get a sneak peek at the library soon.

  127. BIllie Mc says:

    LOVE the ideas…. perfect for my GRANDchildren’s grandma!!!! :)

  128. Cheryl Tripp says:

    These look like adorable things to make! Great pick!

  129. Victoria says:

    Can’t wait to read this book!!

  130. Athena Andrzejewski says:

    I just bought my first sewing machine yesterday and today I signed up for my first two classes and bought all my fabric! I’m so excited, and this book looks like a lot of fun!

  131. Dana says:

    Love and want this book!!!

  132. Alice Wilson says:

    What a great something new book. Sounds like I’ll be cranking up the old machine for some new inspirations. Yea.

  133. Pamela skillman says:

    Super idea for a book for all quilt lovers :)

  134. Ashley Graybeal says:

    That little doll and that bag are adorable, I would love to make something like that for my little girl for when she gets a little bigger :)

  135. Marie Eisenhower says:

    Wat adorable projects. looks like a fun Book I would have fun Making Christmas gifts from this book.

  136. Melissa Vickers says:

    Love it! I definitely would love to get my hands on this book! I love projects that incorporate kids!

  137. Lora says:

    I’d love to take a stab at these projects. I’m not the best, but what I lack I make up for in my own creativity. The Tepee and would love to make that for the kids! =]

  138. Lora says:

    Apparently I lack in my proofreading skills as well LOL

  139. Suzanne says:

    love what I am seeing…would love to win a copy.

  140. Tina Dickens says:

    What a great book!

  141. Tania says:

    It’s books like this one that make me feel less sorry about having grown up – because they make me feel like a child again!!!

  142. Nancy Jones says:

    I love this book. As a great-grandmother of two girls I can see them enjoying the things in this book, and their mothers are crafters, too. Would make a wonderful gift for them.

  143. Dona Gragg says:

    I grew up in a family of 9 children. I wanted to learn to sew when I was 5, this is when one of my older sisters made me a dress out of scrap material. It was the prettiest dress I had ever seen. I would love to have your book. I made my daughters clothes, toys, dolls, blankets, and many other things out of scrap material. I love using the many different colors patterns. Now I sew for my two granddaughters. My last project was making my 4 year old granddaughter a bed ruffle for her full size bed from her old crib sheet and a throw pillow. She wanted to keep the same wall hangings and curtains (ladybugs) that were used when she was a baby. It turned out really nice. your book, Growing up Sew Liberated would be a great addition to my sewing library.

  144. Candy Mak says:

    I’ve been eyeing up this book for a while now, would love to have this.

  145. Annie Mac says:

    My mom enrolled me in sewing lessons when I was a child and never made anything this intricate but I would certainly enjoy teaching these projects to my 4 darling nieces.

  146. Myra says:

    Oh,I LOVE this book already!! I see at least 2 of the projects I will HAVE to make for the little people in my life! What a COOL idea for a book! This is sure to be a hit!!

  147. Amy Perrine says:

    I’ve been drooling over this book since I first learned of it.

  148. Ann Coles says:

    This book is just what I need, lots of fun ideas which can be finished quickly.

  149. Jody Thompson-Jernigan says:

    I have grandkids on the way and I so would love to win this book. It looks like there are so many fun and creative projects to get started on for them. My kids are grown and I miss making crafty stuff for them. I would love to win this book and get started all over again.

  150. Janice m says:

    Looks like a fun book to share with grandchildren.

  151. Gillian says:

    Fun! Looks like a great book! I’d love to win:) I know a few kids who’d love the things in this book!

  152. Lisa Scott says:

    How cool! I have a 3 year old great niece who found me sewing the other day and is now fascinated! We’re making her some really simple tops, but this book looks like it’s got lots of great ideas for Sophia and Tia Lisa to tackle in the coming months!

  153. Kristen says:

    I can’t wait to see this book in person. It would be perfect for my very crative children.

  154. Patricia C. Kelly says:

    I have a new granddaughter & this book will come in handy very soon. I’ll have to buy it if I don’t win it.

  155. Kathy Raabe says:

    This sounds like a great book for all levels of sewers. I’d love to share it with my daughter.

  156. Darlene Ohr says:

    I read a lot of the replies and lots of us are Grandmothers. What great ideas for the grandkids.
    I may be gray and wrinkled but I have found new ideas to sew ahead of me.

  157. Teresa Salash says:

    This book looks so inspiring and that’s just what I need….inspiration. Kuddos to the photographer too!

  158. Karen Reinhart says:

    Growing up Sew Liberated: making handmade clothes + projects for your creative child, sounds like a must-have since my granddaughter and I like to make things for her Barbies together. I love the book’s title, concept and projects.

  159. Diane says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to see more of this book! I’ve been sewing for many years and making costumes for my children has now turned to making them for my grandchildren. I am always looking for new and fun ideas and inspiration, which this book looks like is full of! Can’t wait to try out projects and get the grandchildren involved too!

  160. Donna Quimby says:

    What a great book!! I will definitely buy it, if I don’t win it!

  161. Anna says:

    This book looks to be a great one for Moms who like to sew as well as grandmothers and aunts. Neat projects.

  162. Debbie says:

    I love to make all sorts of things for my grandkids, which I am hoping will inspire them to learn to sew and quilt someday! This book looks like a must for doing just that!

  163. Nancy says:

    Love this book! I want to make the doll, the tent, the storage box…
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  164. Donna says:

    I think the tent is awesome!!! How wonderful to grow up with someone to sew this wonderful things for you!! Some child is going to be very lucky!

  165. Karen Stark says:

    How enticing. How much time do i have off this weekend????

  166. gayle taylor says:

    i really have never won a thing in my life. i thought i might as well give it a try though, i am a housewife, mother of five, and i just really started getting into making things with my sewing machine. i have recently subscribed to a sewing magazine, that i love, and i would really LOVE to win this book!

  167. Debra Taylor says:

    This looks like a wonderful craft resource. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  168. Media Witten says:

    I love what I’ve seen of this book. I have 3 granddaughters and can see several projects ahead. I can also see a joint project with my 16 year old granddaughter when she visits next month.
    I would love to win this book.

  169. wolfdream3804 says:

    Looks like a wonderful craft resource! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  170. Jean says:

    This looks like such a fun book! Sure hope I win it sew I can get started on one of the projects!

  171. Sharon McQuade says:

    I have my first Grandchild due anytime and this would be a great addition to my collection of sewing/quilting/craft books.

  172. Ellen Olson-Sax says:

    I have grands who would love the tee pee….how fun

  173. Danielle says:

    How cute is that teepee???

  174. Crystal Winer says:

    This books seems to light the imagination. It would be fun to create the designs.

  175. Linda says:

    Looks like an exciting book! As a mom, grandma and auntie I can’t wait to start using it!

  176. Lisa says:

    This book looks like a good one to add to my book collection. Looking forward to reading it. If I don’t win it I will check the local library and see if they have it.

  177. Candace Stewart says:

    I love everything I see!

  178. Cindi says:

    I sew for 3 girls and 2 boys. The girls actually sew with me…too much fun! I’d love the chance to try out some of the patterns in the book.

  179. Deborah Bergen says:

    This is a great opportunity for my daughter-in-law whom I just bought a sewing machine for her birthday.
    I have two wonderful granddaughter’s Kaylee almost 8, Hannah 5 who will have fun learning as well.
    Oh…and me too.

  180. T. Henderson says:

    from what I have seen so far I know that my lil one would LOVE one of everything in the book too! (here’s to hoping I win a free copy ;0)

  181. Shirley Ask says:

    Cant wait to have a copy in my hand. I love to explore new ideas!

  182. Robin Beck says:

    I can imagine my grandies playing Lil Red Riding Hood and cowboy and indians. Darling ideas !

  183. Samantha Prince says:

    It is refreshing to find a book that has the duality of being Wimsical and practical at the sametime.I love the hooded cape great dress~up prop!But more importantly it shows any child the the art of fantasy and reality can blend together,when thay see an adult take something like a that is flat ,simple and lifeless bit of fabric and creat it into “The Magic Cape” for them to then play freely in the realm of fantasy thats AMAZING!.Oh and how refreshing to have a HOW TO BOOK with the patterns already made inside the book!Alot of “HOW TO BOOKS” seem to come up with uninspiring craft ideas that relay strongly on the photography makin the craft iteam look better that it really is. I get a great feeling from this book, it has been craft together by someone who not only knows “really” what they are talking about ,but have lovingly thought about the craft projects. JOY JOY JOY!

  184. TERESA KADEL says:

    Great ideas and with my grandkids they would all be of use. The indian tent would be a smadh hit with them, they would each want thier own.

    1. TERESA KADEL says:

      Meant smash hit.

  185. Roma says:

    What a fun-looking book! Looks like some great summer time fun with the grand and great-grand kids for when they visit.

  186. Mmulla says:

    This looks like a great book to have, inspiring – just about the time I thought my days of creating things for my kids were over I found out I’m going to be a grandmother. Yippee! More to do, more to sew!

  187. Jenn X says:

    I would love to add this to my collection. I already have a couple of favorite Sew Liberated patterns.

  188. Marilyn Jordan says:

    I love making gifts for my grandchildren. This sounds like a good book to add to my library!

  189. Karen says:

    These look like great ideas and sewing would be fun. Creating great stuff like this for the grandkids would be fun.

  190. Irene says:

    This looks like a really cut book I’d love to have.

  191. Alissa says:

    Looks like a fantastic book!

  192. Tylynn says:

    awesome book!!! Thanks for the chance to win

  193. Deena SAnders says:

    I love to make all kinds of crafting items and this book would be a marvelous addition to my collection. i am sure I would use it to make items in the future as I am always looking ofr new things to make.

  194. Darlene Lyons says:

    First I read the review and then I moved on to the comments and all I can say is I WANT THIS BOOK!!! It sounds super and I hope I am the winner and if not, I hope CRAFTSY can somehow come up with a deal with the publisher so we can purchase it at a discount. Just cross your fingers for me that I am the WINNER!! :-)

  195. Kelly Johnson says:

    I am in love with this book! Everything showen is wonderful! My little ones and I will have sew much fun :)

  196. Terri hastings says:

    looks like a great book. I love all crafts/.

  197. Barbara Campbell says:

    Would love to win this for my 7 year old granddaughter. She loves to sew and would enjoy making some of these projects.

  198. Shannon Lu says:

    I would love to make the projects in this book! For my daughter and my baby boy!

  199. Toni T says:

    I think this looks like a great book. I no longer have small children, but I have grandchildren and nieces and nephews that the clothes would be great for as well as the projects. I also like to try and make a number of items at Christmas time to give to McDonald’s House and it looks like some of the projects would also work for that. Am definitely going to order this book

  200. Robbie says:

    This book looks great! I think books like this are very important because they make sewing look fun and enjoyable to those who don’t yet sew! I would love to have a copy of this book.

  201. Rose McKinney says:

    This looks like a great book! I would love to win!

  202. Pink Rabbit says:

    From the pictures it looks like neat ideas.

  203. Virginia says:

    I started sewing very young…I don’t even know how I got started. Many of the images from your review take me back to my childhood…sewing clothes on a “wishnik” doll, making parachutes to jump out of a (thankfully short) apple tree, and sewing my mom a shirt before I even owned a sewing machine. Everyone should be thrilled to own this book based on your review. Thanks for the nostalgia!

  204. siobhan says:

    Hi, first of all thanks for the great giveaway. That book is fab and it has such cool projects ..perfect for the summer days :)

  205. siobhan says:

    Hi, first of all thanks for the great giveaway. That book is fab and it has such cool projects ..perfect for the summer holidays!

  206. Bonnie Swanson says:

    Looks interesting would like to try some of the items

  207. Kathy Swartzentruber says:

    I would love to win this book full of wonderful sewing projects for childred. Thank You.

  208. Sherry Sharpnack says:

    These look like fun projects, sure to be welcome gifts for any little girl!

  209. Barbara Romano says:

    This books looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try some of the projects ! ! !

  210. Amanda Begelhole says:

    What a great looking book. Looks like its a must for my collection….you can never have to many books!

  211. Tanaya Mills says:

    I can’t wait to teach my daughter to sew! I’ve been at it for less than 2 years and I’m already reaping the benefits of being able to make last-minute presents on a whim and budget home decorating!

  212. Lorraine VanWhy says:

    This sounds like a boo I would love to read so if I donot win it I will most certainly go to the store and buy a copy. It will than be in my collection of sewing quilting stories.

  213. Suzette says:

    So cute! Great ideas! thank you!

  214. Glenna Reynolds says:

    Great book!

  215. Brenda says:

    I have grandchildren 3,4 and 5 months. I would love this book.

  216. Jacqueline says:

    This looks like a great book of projects to work with my oldest daughter (12) for things for her and my younger children (8, 7, 2). What a great bonding for mother and child. :-)

  217. Linda says:

    This book looks like exactly what I need to make MORE things for my granddaughter.

  218. Kelly G says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this. Fantastic looking book with lots of great ideas.

  219. Ola Norman says:

    Those look like some great projects. I’d love to win the book.

  220. Candace Harvatin says:

    the projects look adorable !!!

  221. Sandhya Karandikar says:

    I too love my books and my crafts. I am always doing a few projects at the same time and reading one book too. I like the hooded cape and the back pack shown here very much. The baby lined top is pretty too.
    Thank you for bringing out this book.

  222. Karen Blome says:

    This book looks great! It will be a wonderful one to add to my library.

  223. Sue Ledbetter says:

    I love the projects you have shown. I always wanted a tee-pee when I was a child but settled with a blanket over a line bolted down with clothespins. I would love to make my grandson a real tee-pee. I have been looking for a backpack pattern for a young one. I love the soft looking sweater with the criss-cross. Think I really need this book. I am also sure my granddaughter would love to be Little Red Riding Hood with that adorable cape.

  224. Susan Yeske says:

    Such clever ideas :) Would love to add this one to my collection !

  225. Lori Burns-Bucklew says:

    What a great variety of projects shown in the photos with your book review! My sewing circle as well as my sisters will be quite jealous if I win this book!

  226. Karen Nelson says:

    Being a grandma- I need for the children to learn where and how clothes, and toys are made. And what goes into making things. They may never be sewers- BUT THEY COULD DESIGN WONDERFUL THINGS!
    This book could inspire me and or them!

  227. Tammie S says:

    I became a craftsy member today… the book looks ADORABLE!!!

  228. Maria Nevacshonoff says:

    This looks like a lovely book. I am always interested in new projects for my grandchildren who vary in age from 6 months to 18 years old. If I got the book I would definitely be willing to try some of the projects in it.

  229. ellen says:

    very cute projects, I want to see more!

  230. Alex Renshaw says:

    Sew creative, Sew much fun! Would love to explore these projects with my 2 girls. Would SEEWWWW love to win!!!

  231. Jody Marrow says:

    had put crating on hold for 31 yrs until I retired from being an elementary school secretary and now I want to make all these cute things for grandchildren 8 of them. I am learning to quilt and am now on my fourth quilt, would love to win your book to see all the great projects.

  232. Linda Boothman says:

    What fun projects! I love the backpack with the doll….hope there are instructions for both…what grandchild wouldn’t love the TeePee! Hope I win this book….:)

  233. samanthajane says:

    hi, i am a mommy of 2 wonderful babies, a 2year old and a 3year old, my mom is a quilter and embroider, and for so many years my mom tried to get me to sew and quilt…i thought it was just not for me till 4 years ago when i was pregnant with my first born, it was like a switch inside, for the past 4 years i have sat with my mum 4 days a week either quilting or sewing for my kids or doing some embroidery, I AM HOOKED! i realise how important it is for a woman to always have her hands busy and to be a home maker! and i would love to do more for my kids! xxx

  234. Lexi says:

    I love Megs blog. She got me into reading blogs in the first place. Congratulations to her!

  235. Claudia Gilstrap says:

    Sew interested in sewing for kids now that I’m a grandma!

  236. Diane says:

    Looks like a good book!

  237. Myra Gutzwiler says:

    Looks like a book I could have used when my kids were growing up. I made so many things without a pattern or instructions. This would be awesome to have to sew for my 10 grandkids!

  238. Trina says:

    Such a very interesting book. Would be great to have now that I have grandchildren to sew for. They would love these.

  239. Jean Billington says:

    The book looks really interesting. Would love to see more.
    Jean Billington

  240. Liz Bryson says:

    This book looks sew wonderful! :) I would love to be blessed with a copy!

  241. Lisa says:

    would love to have this book, very interesting!!!!!

  242. Eva Holeman says:

    what a fun looking book!!

    definitely will have to check it out!

  243. Rose Quiroz says:

    I am teaching my Granddaughter age 6 to sew. Would love to have some new things to teach her.

  244. Denise says:

    My creative child is now an adult but I’ve got several nieces and nephews that would adore some of these things! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

  245. Rhonda says:

    Such cute ideas! They would be perfect items to sew for my granddaughter!

  246. Nancy Francisco says:

    What a wonderful book for a new Grandmother of Twins…and also a newbie to sewing these projects for the Grandkids…Please pick this Grandmother of Twins… and many thanks for having this contest…Please have many more…

  247. Candy says:


  248. Ellen Sowins says:

    cute book–always love to get new books–send my prize!!!

  249. Brandy McCoy says:

    Looks like an amazing book! The photos are wonderful:)

  250. Jodie says:

    I want this book!!!!!

  251. renee says:

    I have 3 grandchildren and the book looks great!

  252. Mary Jacobs says:

    This book looks like such fun! Would love to make some of these wonderful family-oriented projects for my grandchildren! Thanks for keeping the patterns/projects simple and yet useful!

  253. Mich Saunders says:

    What a fun book and a wonderful use of fabric stash!

  254. Lynette says:

    I love the idea of this book! I have for years made/ created things that flowed with the imagination of my children and grandkids. My oldest grandson was a spy for quite awhile…. It is such fun to create something for them that is fueled by their imagination when the best thank you is the big SMILE when it is what they wanted..

  255. Angie says:

    This book would be so fun to have! My kids would love it too!

  256. Rebecca VanNorman says:

    Looks like a good book, one for many ideas.

  257. Jody Rigle says:

    I love creating masterpieces for my grandaughters. If I am not creating something, you can find me with a book or my nook in hand. Homemade gifts are the most precious!!! I would love to win a copy of this book :)

  258. Jesy Kessel says:

    I have a little 5yr old (just turned 5 on Sunday) that LOVES crafts and wanted a sewing machine for her bday but we got her Kindergarten stuff instead getting the machine next year for her :D This would be super fun to get out and sew with little ms R.

  259. Tammy Richards says:

    I love to sew for others. Especially my granddaughters. It looks like there are some wonderful things in this book that my granddaughters would like. If I do not win this book, I will have to hunt it down.

  260. Zina Dawson says:

    I would like to win this book, for myself and friends with young ones.
    I want to make the teepee larger for myself.

  261. Cristy Ammons says:

    Projects look adorable, I believe I will look for this book!

  262. Katrina says:

    Too cute! I’m new to sewing, but love projects for kids.

  263. Susan McIntosh says:

    I want this book so very badly…Actually, I need this book so very badly….I have 3 new granddaughters, and 5 grandsons….PLEASE, I need all the help I can get…..And I love what I’ve seen so far….Thank You Susan

  264. Deborah Dawdy says:

    This books looks like it has awesome projects in it. I am always looking for new ideas to teach to youth. Hopefully I will be a winner, if not, I will be buying this book! Good luck everyone and happy sewing!

  265. Kylie Cook says:

    Oh My Gosh that doll in the backpack is simply adorable, my daughter would love love love it!

    What a great looking book, I am sure who ever the lucky winner is will get a lot from it!

  266. Su says:

    These are so cool! Thanks!

  267. Catriona Lowe says:

    I became a sewing fanatic after having 3 children, a 3 year old daughter and 2 year old twin boys. So, this book looks like it will give me patterns, ideas and inspiration to create wonderful projects for and with my kids. My daughter is especially interested in my projects so hopefully they sewing bug will catch her too!

  268. Jodi says:

    Very very cute – can’t wait to see the full book – Would love to win one too…

  269. Kaela says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about this book! I have 3 small children who I love to sew for, and this book is full of fun stuff!

  270. Karen Lifshay says:

    I just have to make the teepee. I could use a retreat of my own.

  271. Shanna says:

    I have been WAITING to get this book! I’m a SAHM to 4 kids and would LOVE to try these projects!!

  272. Jennifer C says:

    I love the backpack! I made my daughter a backpack for preschool last year and she always wanted her stuffed animal’s head to stick out the top when she walked into school. That is to cute!

  273. Stacey says:

    Looks like a great book. My son is grown and on his own so I look for things that can me converted for my two BT’s

  274. Barb Hilton says:

    I can use all the help I can get sewing for 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. there are lots of things out there for little girls, but not so much for little boys. I would love to have the book to help me create things for them to enjoy – not just a mass produced item off the shelves.

  275. Linda B says:

    Adorable! Can’t wait to try the projects out on my grandaughters!

  276. Melinda Young says:

    These projects look very interesting. I see several items my nieces and nephew would love.

  277. maryjo bailey says:

    I just love the patterns shown…. What a great book.

  278. Cindy Oshier says:

    I love the projects shown! They would be wonderful to do for my grandchildren!!

  279. Sharon Cary says:

    Just joined and love what I see.So glad I saw you on Facebook.Looking forward to your many crafts.And teaching them to my triplet granddaughters.

  280. Susan Smith says:

    Would love to have a good read with this book

  281. christine says:

    Sooooo excited about this book! Can’t wait to make more neat stuff for my son!

  282. Wendy says:

    I think this would be a great book to go through with my grandchildren!

  283. caroline says:

    This looks like a great book to sew for my kids and teach them!! would love to have a copy

  284. Katie says:

    Yay! I’ve been following her blag for some time now and am very excited about the book. So many projects in here to make for my little one :)

  285. Amy Marcus says:

    I love dabling in the artsy fartsy… especially artsy farty craftsy things like this book! My Sisters kids wouldn’t know what hit them! I’d bombard them with hand crafted fun art!

  286. Melissa says:

    Looks like a wonderful book! :)

  287. Barbara Conover says:

    Just from looking at the pictures of the projects, I can see several that I would enjoy making for my granddaughter!

  288. Lara says:

    This book looks amazing! I was just recently intorduced to the Sew Liberating blog and I am in love! I have two small children a boy and a girl and I love making clothes, quilts, and toys for them both. It’s a great way to de-stress and still feel like you are accomplishing something. Thanks for doing this giveaway. Someone’s life is going to be so much more fun with this book!

  289. BRENDA J HOFFSTOT says:


  290. Kris says:

    Would love to win! Itching to try new sewing things!

  291. Rebecca Higgins says:

    This magazine looks very interesting. I have one grand-daughter who is an avid reader but cannot find a place to get away from her very active four year old sister. The different things I see on the front cover would make both happy when I make them.

  292. bekah says:

    Just started sewing again and have 4 grandchildren to make things for. This book looks like just what I am looking for.

  293. Debbie Porter says:

    would love to make some of these projects for my daughter & as gifts for the other creative kids I know : )

  294. Barbara Tider says:

    What a lovely book and so many interesting projects that look like they could be easily personalized.

  295. Barbara Yoder says:

    What a lovely book with so many interesting projects that look like they could be easily personalized.

  296. Debbie says:

    these projects look so cute, the grandkids will have fun helping to make and then use these crafts

  297. TiffanyVictoria says:

    Everything looks so awesome! I would love to make some of these projects!

  298. Sheila says:

    Would love to win a copy…..if not, hope to buy one! Looks interesting.

  299. Alice Watson says:

    Great book. Hoping to win this, otherwise, I will buy!!!!! Thank you.

  300. Elisabeth says:

    I am so excited to get this book and get started on these projects for my grandchildren. Thanks for coming up with all of the cute projects.

  301. Barb Wood says:

    Oh gosh this looks like a terrific book! Have 7 grandchildren and 2 great grands. Some are learning to sew for themselves and others for their own little ones. Grandma would LOVE to be able to help them in this wonderful adventure. There are SO MANY cute idea. Thanks so much for your creativity.

  302. Dana VanWay says:

    I have a Granddaughter that is such a free-spirit…I love to make clothes for her…This would be such a fun book.

  303. linda v says:

    This book looks like it has many wonderful ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  304. Diane says:

    Entering the draw…..but have spent all morning looking at the website. Grea site!

  305. Liz says:

    These look like fun projects. I hope many are geared toward little boys as well.

  306. Carla says:

    I would LOVE this book to add to our library!

  307. Carrie says:

    I love this book! i have one of her other books and I love it!

  308. margaret muse says:

    Love this book! So many things to make for my eight grandchildren!

  309. Melanie says:

    This book looks like it would be amazingly fun. Would love to own a copy for myself.

  310. Andi says:

    This grandma would love to win this book!! Looks like fun would be had by all.

  311. Annie says:

    Some really origianl and fun ideas!!!

  312. Jessie says:

    This is great! I would love to make lots of those items for my grandkids.

  313. heather says:

    I have 11 children and love to sew…I could so benefit from this book………..the tent is just adorable.

  314. Brenda says:

    The only way to live is in front of a sewing machine, time and time again I have tried different jobs, secretary, manager, medical billing, accounts manager, etc. but the most rewarding job I have ever had is making and altering clothing. As a little girl my Mother would be sewing on her tredle singer sewing machine as I watched her, when I ask her to make me a dress for my doll. She replyed make it yourself, gave me some scapes of materal and scissors needle and thread, and as a 5 yr old I knew that I could do anything, and to my mothers surprise I made my doll a dress, trousers and shirt.
    So with this book I am sure that all us that have ever sewed a stich will aprecitate all knowledge that it has to give.

  315. Melodie says:

    My two bambina’s and I would love some new ideas… The book looks fun,… We like!!!!

  316. MaryBeth says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Looks like there are some really cute projects in there.

  317. Dale says:

    Cute stuff! My children are almost too old for this, but I know lots of other people with tots whom I could make gifts for…

  318. ELizabeth Baker says:

    We’re expecting our first granddaughter. This book looks like it has great ideas for projects to keep the little one entertained. I’ve made everything from duck costumes to beaded prom dresses for my own children, fresh ideas for playtime at the grandparents house would be wonderful.

  319. ginnyhangartner says:

    thanks for a chance to win this interesting book!

  320. Kathy Beatty says:

    Great, simple ideas.

  321. Stephanie says:

    would love to use these ideas for my childcare kiddos

  322. Michele in Illinois says:

    Super cite book. I love making things for my granddaughter. Thanks for
    inspiring me!

  323. Bj Bevins says:

    What a clever idea for a book, your kids and all the kids who receive things made from this book will treasure them and the memory for a lifetime, not too mention the fact that whatever is made will probably get handed down to generations because it will last

  324. Maureen says:

    Great ideas – my grandkids want them all.

  325. Joanne says:

    This could be so fun and some projects maybe could be craft fair projects.

  326. Linda C. says:

    Awesome looking projects – I want to win!!!!!

  327. Julie McNulty says:

    Absolutely can’t wait to get a copy of this book!! I, too, love books just as much as I love sewing, and I want to make everything pictured here!!!

    Love it!!!

  328. Alene says:

    Liberate the young to learn the ways of the older group of talented women/men of the world!

  329. Linda says:

    This book looks so cute. Reminds me of the great stuff my mom use to sew for us as kids! I would love to win a copy.

  330. Paulette Pyron says:

    I love to sew and make all sorts of things. This book would go great in my “How To” Library.

  331. Debra Cox says:

    Wow, it looks like a great book so if I don’t win it I may purchase it anyway. I’d love to make the little book holder.

  332. Leisa says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this great looking book!! So reminds me of my younger days, many moons ago!!

  333. Melinda says:

    Love these adorable ideas! I have little grandkiddos that I could sew for!

  334. AbbyK says:

    I would LOVE to make anything from this book!!! Thank you for such a great contest!

  335. Jan Griese says:

    I LOVE the little backpack! I’d really like to win this!

  336. PennyO says:

    I have done a lot of this, as I can’t afford new material all the time, or store bought gifts. I do love making gifts that are teaching. I love what I’ve seen so far. Go ahead, show me more!

  337. Karen Imwalle says:

    Sounds like lots of great ideas for my grandkids!

  338. Tina Lynn says:

    I would love this book

  339. Grace Galletta says:

    What an interesting book. I cant wait to read it and try out some of the projects. It will be like reliving my childhood!!!! Woohooooooo bring it on. :)

  340. Heather says:

    As a new sewer, these kinds of projects sound FABULOUS. Can’t wait to see it in person!

  341. JanT says:

    I certainly hope to get the chance to make these things for my family!

  342. Looks like some great projects! Perfect for some of my favorite people.

  343. Maggie says:

    This looks like a great book. I would love to win it.

  344. Henria O. says:

    What a tantalizing book! Please enter me to win it!

  345. Shellie Moomey says:

    I am teaching my 5 year old daughter to sew and there are several projects that she would love in this book. Super sweet!

  346. Barbara Carrico says:

    I love new books and i for sure would love to win this one!

  347. Connie says:

    New books, new ideas, new things to make! Looks to be a great book….

  348. Amy Gundersen says:

    I am always making fun things for the kids in the family. This book looks really fun!

  349. Andrea D. says:

    This looks like such a great book.

  350. Tere V says:

    This seems to be a really nice book and a great way to share the love of sewing with the children in the family!
    It’s good to see a review with pictures of the projects included, it gives an objective idea of the content and it’s also really enticing.

  351. Talela S. says:

    I would love to make these items for my 5.5 yr old daughter and almost 4 yr old son! They would love these!

  352. Delmar Scher says:

    Great review! You actually covered some interesting news in this post. I came across it by using Yahoo and I’ve got to admit that I already subscribed to the site, will be following you on my iphone :) btw Plase check my free ipad 2 blog, hope you will find interesting information about free ipad 2 there!

  353. Nancy Partridge says:

    I just put this book into my cart at another site! It looks soo inspiring. Makes me want to start a preschool just so I can make all the cool and stuff and delight everyone. I promise to make the projects for my 2 grand daughters who are 1 year apart and just enjoy everything craftsy already. Their mother is a brilliant crafter. I’ve also sewn and love to give things I’ve made as gifts. It makes people really happy. Ok – hope I win the book!

  354. Stacey says:

    Love this book, would love to own a copy!

  355. Shannon Gregory says:

    My son will want to put his bulldozer in the backpack!