Fresh off the press and on the bookshelf is Sew Gifts!, a collection of 25 handmade gift ideas from Martingale. I’m thrilled to have a project in this book, and love the crisp, clean look of the finished book. Nice bright photos, easy-to-follow text, and cute, clear illustrations! I’m a bit of a book nerd, and love the extra little design elements that highlight each page. It’s a perfect balance of keeping each page fresh without overloading it.
There are a lot of cute–and useful!–projects in this book, and I know I’ll be making more than one. I’m long overdue for a new pencil case, and Adrienne Smitke’s put together a cute and colorful one. (Check it out on the cover, above.) I could really use a wristlet key holder, like the one Debbie Grifka came up with. And Linda Turner Griepentrog’s holiday apron would make a perfect gift for a certain someone this year.
Seriously, there are such cute projects in this collection. You should really check it out. There are photos of all the projects on Martingale’s Stitch This! blog.
And of course, I’d love to hear how your project turns out if you decide to make a Casual Crossed Hobo Bag of your own! I’m thinking of making a second one for myself!
Have fun sewing!