Monday, October 12, 2009

Let's Have a Giveaway!

I'd like to have a giveaway here once a month. How does that sound? Sometimes it'll be something I've made, sometimes it'll be from my own collection of things. To kick it off, I'm lessening my vintage craft book collection by one, and giving away "The Complete Book of Sewing" from 1972, by Larry Eisinger.

It's a great book: part instructional, part conversational. Chapters include "Making Curtains", "It's Best to Baste" and "Know Your Stitches". My favorite chapter is called "Teaching Your Daughters To Sew", and reads "Our daughters live in a machine age and want streamlined speed. To them, samplers and and long-drawn-out routines vanished with the horse and buggy." Too true!

Not only are there amazingly fashionable pictures, but there's great instructional drawings, teaching different hems, how to install zippers and sleaves, etc.

You can win this book by leaving a comment on this blog post. I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner by the end of October, and post the next giveaway at the beginning of November!

This contest is now closed.
The random number generator has chosen Gram as the winner of the craft book. Congrats! Email me your name and address, and I'll be happy to send it along.

8 comments:

Clair said...

That book is almost as stylish as my sewing machine manual talking about pleating everything. Gorgeous looking book though.

treelily said...

wow! amazing photos! I quite like the outfits in there!

Miss_Oakden said...

wow, I love vintage books! IWould love to give this book a home! My students that I teach are really into looking at those sort of books for inspiration. xx

C said...

Not only do I think I'd love looking at the pictures in that book; but I'm also just starting to learn to sew, and it looks like that book would be really useful!

Lorena said...

Jaja! I want it! The book looks amazing!
Regards, Lorena

Sher said...

What a great book! I'd love to give it a new home!

Patricia said...

Wow, pretty book! Really! My daughter needs a book like that. I used to sew all the time, and she wasn't interested in learning then. Now that I don't sew, because I knit, crochet and spin, she wants to learn. Go figure!

Gram said...

Vintage ?....that is the book I used in Home Ec class at high school....lol...I would love to have a copy of it again, got grandkids now...lol..