Weekly Giveaway: Growing Up Sew Liberated

Hello again,

This week’s giveaway is another sewing book: Meg McElwee‘s Growing Up Sew Liberated. You might be familiar with her blog, Sew Liberated, and her first book, Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist. Meg’s new book all about kids – simple sewing projects for babies, toddlers and older kids to wear and play with.


Cover Image, Interweave Press

There’s a full range of projects here, and I’m sure you’ll find something that appeals to you, whether you’re looking for gifts to make for a friend’s baby shower, for a little friend’s birthday party, or as a special summertime plaything for your own growing brood. The clothes are cute but not cutesy, and they look super comfortable, too. The playthings are made with learning in mind – the author is a former Montessori teacher – but they aren’t earnest. The dolls and capes and play tent would doubtless provide all sorts of room for imaginative play.

I haven’t tried making anything from this book, but I like the full-size photos (from several angles), the helpful drawings and the full-size pattern pieces (yay!) that are provided. If you’d like to see examples of the projects, be sure to check out the Growing Up Sew Liberated book/blog tour, which started at Elsie Marley last week and continues to the middle of next week.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling me what you’re planning, craft-wise, for this summer. Big projects, little projects, travelling projects…what’s up your sleeve? Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 19; I’ll post the winner here on Monday, June 20. Good luck!