FREE Stuff Friday!

‘Tis the season for giving, receiving and eating! Everyone will be busy cooking and baking their favorite holiday receipes this month and should have a cute apron to do it in.

Enter to win The Perfect Apron: 35 Fun and Flirty Designs for You to Make, by Rob Merrett, Cico Books, and learn how to stitch a festive apron for the holidays or for year-around.

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For your chance to win, simply answer the question: What’s a sewing technique that you’ve been dying to learn? Or is there a skill you’re trying to master, such as bound buttonholes or set-in sleeves?

One winner will be selected from the answers on Monday.

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69 Responses to FREE Stuff Friday!

  1. Cindy Farmer says:

    I want to learn how to make bound button holes!

  2. Pat Yamada says:

    Yeah. Would have to be the serger. i’ve had it for several years, and could never master it. I even took a class! It was the blind leading the blind.

  3. Lynn Gorges says:

    I would love to do a better job sewing on bias tape. It never seems to be stitched evenly! Got some suggestions? Neat/tidy bias tape is such a great finish on so many projects.

  4. Laura says:

    I want to find just the perfect pattern (and the nerve) for the brick red Ultrasuede I’ve had for about 5 yrs.
    I also want to someday take Palmer/Pletch’s fitting seminar at Fabric Depot in Portland.

  5. Sharon says:

    I would like to learn to bind a quilt so that it looks finished

  6. Alyssa says:

    I would really love to figure out a simple way to sew on bias tape to a long, curved edge, like the ruffle on the apron on the cover of the book. I have tried pinning it on and then sewing, both steps turning into the most frustrating, patience-testing sessions that make me swear off the step, but I just love the look of a contrasting bias tape border!

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  8. lbowden says:

    I have a ruffler that I have been trying to learn to use. I start out fine, then I always hit it and break a needle. I think I may have to take it to the machine shop and get them to help.

  9. Mary says:

    Apron. A cook can never have enough, especially when they are one of a kind made by us.

  10. Karen A says:

    I’ve been wanting to try needle felting embelishment. Not afraid to try something new, just trying to find the time to take on one more project.

  11. Stephanie says:

    I would like to learn how to do heirloom sewing. I think it’s so beautiful.

  12. Susi Ripple says:

    Want to learn stippling!

  13. Lixa says:

    I would like learn embroidery!

  14. Franette Roschuni says:

    I always have difficulty making perfect collars. I noticed that ready-made garments use a different method of construction than those given in pattern instructions. Ready made construction is less bulky.

  15. Pam S. says:

    I would love to learn to sew collars and feel comfortable making a button-front blouse. Of course sewing a jacket is an unattainable fantasy at the moment!

  16. Jean Lowenberger says:

    Free standing lace would be fun (I think) cutwork lace embroidery is another puzzle I would like to conquer.

  17. Martha says:

    Hemstitching is the one thing I would like to learn. It is so beautiful on edges of tablecloths,napking,scarfs,etc. A short lesson would be greatly appreciated.

  18. Colleen Elston says:

    I wish there was a faster way to learn how to digitize embroirdery designs.Maybe another day to the week.

  19. Carolyn says:

    I would like to master ziper installation. I recently attended a demonstration that reccommended taking the extra moment to hand baste the zipper in place before final stitching and in theory it should work, but it appears to be a “practice makes perfect” theory.

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