This week, I've got two copies of Alison Smith's new book Sew Step by Step up for grabs. It's full of good stuff – according to the cover, "more than 200 essential techniques for beginners." This book covers all the basics – and a lot more. If you've ever wondered about how to read a pattern envelope, how to insert a zipper, or what the difference between a pleat and a dart is, this book is for you. With hints and tips for apparel, accessory and home decor sewing, this would be a great resource for you to have on hand in your sewing room. For your chance to win, leave ONE comment on this post. I can't think of a question, so just pop in and say hi! Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 30; I'll post the winners' names here on Monday, January 31. Good luck!