Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sew Red Review & Giveaway

For Christmas last year, I was so excited when my mom bought me my first ever sewing machine! I couldn't wait for it to arrive and when I did I was so excited to teach myself how to sew. I've done a few projects since receiving it, but I will admit that they weren't exactly amazing. I've been so busy with the blog lately that I've hardly had time to sit down and get back into learning how to sew, but thanks to Jimmy Beans Wool's new book, Sew Red, I am now inspired to pick up some fabric and sit in front of the sewing machine!

*I received a complimentary copy of Sew Red for review in exchange of my honest thoughts and opinions*

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? Sew Red is written by Laura Zander and is the follow up to her first book Knit Red. Both of Laura Zanders books are apart of the Stitch Red campaign and are centered around supporting and fighting for women's heart health. Sew Red features sewing and quilting projects that all have the same theme- Red! Along with finding amazing and gorgeous sewing and quilting ideas, you will also come across touching personal stories of the designers various personal experiences with heart disease, tips to staying healthy, and even recipes! 

According to Laura Zander, the author of Sew Red, “Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. With Sew Red, we wanted to create another book to help draw attention to this deadly illness, educate women about their risks, and empower them to lead healthier lives. We are thrilled to have the support of such an amazing lineup of designers in this gorgeous book, which celebrates women and their heart health.” 

The first thing that you will notice when you open Sew Red
is the amazing table of contents! You will easily be able to choose a craft project that you based on which of the photos catches your eye! Sew Red features designers Amy Butler, Aneela Hoey, Anna Cohen, Anna Griffin, Anna Maria Horner, Brett Bara, David Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Ellen March, Kaari Meng, Jenean Morrison, Kay Whitt, Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich, Linda Lee, Marcia Harmening, Mark Cesarik, Me & My Sister Designs, Nancy Zieman, Patty Young, Saremy Duffy, Suede, Sweetwater, The Kaffe Fassett Collective, Tula Pink, Ty Pennington, V & Co., and Valori Wells.

Sew Red includes detailed instructions on how to create your project and has photos of the finished product for you to base your work off of. The instruction pages are divided into five sections - Finished Dimensions  Fabric, Supplies, Cutting the Fabric, and Sewing Instructions. Each section tells you in detail what you will need or what to do during your project. There are also instructional photos that you can/will refer to while reading the instructions. Also included on the projects instruction page is information about the items designer and their personal story and tips about about heart disease. 

Below are two of my favorite projects that Sew Red Features! I LOVE the "Buttoned Up" place mats which is on my to do list on making next and an absolutely stunning petal dress that features a low cut back! That dress is a must have, I better learn how to sew like a pro quickly!

As an added bonus, Sew Red includes a pocket in the pack that has various sewing patterns! Sew Red makes it easy for you to literally start on your new project the second you get your mind set to it! 

If you love to sew, or aspire to learn to sew like the pro's like I do, Sew Red is a must own book full of gorgeous ideas whether you're looking to make clothing or place mats, backpacks or jewelry  Sew Red has the cutest idea's to make for yourself or for a friend! 

To Purchase: Visit Jimmy Beans Wool and grab a copy of Sew Red for $22.95! Best of all, 5% of proceeds go back to the Foundation of National of Health in support of The Heart Truth and women's heart health education and research!

Want to win a copy of Sew Red for yourself?
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Congrats to Michelle Feliciano!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of April 14th. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Jimmy Beans Wool. Must be 18 years and older. Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for the prize shipment. Facebook is in no way affiliated with this giveaway. US & Canada Only.

*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Jimmy Beans Wool however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.

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  1. I am just an ordinary seamstress. I can sew and make things but I am not as talented as I would like to be.

  2. I only started sewing recently but I've made quite a few items for our nursery.

  3. I am not great at sewing at all but wish I were

  4. I am definitely still a beginner but practice makes perfect. Loving the learning process of sewing and love the end process of making fun things!

  5. I would love to win this. I'm a good sewer ans would lo e to have a good machine to sew with.

  6. I'm still a beginner. I've made some pillows and basic things. The most advanced thing I made was a pair of pants for my daughter.... Pajama quality at best! lol