Monday, December 2, 2013

Simple Sewing Book Review and Project!

I am so excited to share today's post with you! In fact, I've been waiting a while. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive this AMAZING book from Katie Lewis
and now I get to share with you the project I made using her book!

First of all, let me just say what a great book this is. The projects are not only fast and easy, they're practical. As in, stuff I actually want to make and will use in my home day to day. I can't say enough about how clear and simple the instructions are. Every step is spelled out and has clear photos. I've taught a few people how to sew and this is the perfect book for someone who is learning. I think one of the most important factors in learning a new skill is having a successful outcome, and this book makes that possible. That having been said, I've been sewing for years and still love the projects Katie has chosen. Simple Sewing is a great reference for a quick hand-made gift or last minute project, and with how busy life is, quick is sometimes essential. And did I mention the beautiful photos? Has those too.

If you want Simple Sewing for yourself or a friend here's where you can find it...
on Amazon
(or cross your fingers you win a copy in the giveaway at the end of this post)

So after finally deciding on a project, I got started. I chose to make Katie's Pencil Pouch
Only I had another plan for mine...

a convenient little pouch for my crochet hooks!
Now I can easily store all my hooks in one place. Plus I added a little pouch/pocket to the second end to hold a tiny pair of scissors. I also stuck a darning needle through the pocket and now I have everything, except the yarn of course, to start and finish a crochet project. No more getting curled up with a project only to realize I have to go hunt down a different size hook or a pair of scissors from who knows where in my mess of craft supplies.  

The pouch folds up nice and neat with everything inside.

And it opens and closed easily with velcro.

Now all I have to do is get started on a project! 
(or finish one of the several I've already started :)

Thanks again Katie for such a fun opportunity and a wonderful book!

Now for the FUN!
Katie is sharing a FREE book with one of you!
Good luck!
( giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only )

Want to see other fun projects found in this book?
Check out Katie's blog The Red Kitchen!


  1. What a great little pouch--perfect way to use it too. :)

  2. Awesome! Even though I've been sewing and quilting for years, this book is on my wish list, fingers crossed! hehe

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


    1. oops! Forgot to mention your darling pouch! What a super idea to use the pouch for knitting or crochet hooks. This would be useful for family members and myself for sure! Thanks for sharing, super job!


  3. I love the idea of using the pouch for crochet hooks. My mom will need one. Thanks

  4. This book is right up my ally! I pinned the item and looked up how to find the URL but wasn't able to get that specific number but I was able to get this:
    after I pinned it. Does that work? =)

  5. Thanks for sharing this project. This is the perfect gift for my bestie, as she is a crochet fanatic. Thanks again!


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