Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sew Home...

Welcome to my turn on Erin Bschlosser's book tour!

I first came across the idea of Erin's book when she approached me for using some of my screen printed fabric panels for one of the projects. I was delighted to see this project made the front cover!

Sew Home is a wonderful resource book for creating lovely handmade projects for your entire home, everything from window dressing to wall art and everything practical and decorative in between. 

As well as the book having 30+ projects, Erin has included some interesting and practical advice on choosing and using fabrics, as well as useful techniques.

Each of the 30+ projects are very well written, with easy to follow step instructions, with great accompanying illustrations. Erin has also shown what techniques will be learned/practiced for each project. It is clear Sew Home is a must have sewing book for sewing everything for the home.

When I am doing a book review I really like to make a project to get a feel for it. With my new fabric having just arrived I wanted to make something with it and so I chose the Knife Edge Throw Pillow to use as many of them as possible.

It is a great quick project to add an instant freshen up to your home. The instructions and accompanying diagrams are perfect and simple to follow. One of the techniques Erin is teaching with this project is inserting a concealed zipper. Unfortunately I didn't have one so did my usual envelope finish but I definitely want to try this.

Erin is very kindly offering a reader a copy of her book (digital copy outside US). All you need to do is leave a comment here telling me what item you would wish you could make for your home. Entry is open until Saturday. Good luck!

Go check out the rest of the book tour on these great blogs and perhaps enter their giveaways too!

Wednesday, September 21 - Sew 4 Home & Jen Carlton Bailly
Monday, September 26 - Windham Fabrics & Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts
Wednesday, September 28 - Dear Stella Fabrics & Mandy at Mandalei Quilts
Thursday, September 29 - Erin at Schlosser Designs

Oh and if you don't have any luck do go purchase a copy anyway here or here!



  1. I really like that large basket. Could do a few different ones depending on your mood.

  2. I'd love to make the big basket- it looks fantastic! What a lovely looking book.

  3. I need to make a pillow for a bench! and make some new curtains!

  4. Lovely pillow and cute
    puppy! I need to make
    some pillows for my
    couch. Love the storage
    bins also.
    Carla from Utah

  5. I love the pillows! I need to make some for my home, would be fun to make in different color ways for all seasons!

  6. I want to make the big pillow for our livingroom ...or maybe 2 or 3 of them. That would be great :-)..

  7. Pillows! Need Pillows!...and maybe a tablerunner :)

  8. I think the "This is my (our) Happy Place" hanging is really cute, and would be a great way to set the mood.

  9. I like the sunshine banner and the pillow. It's hard to choose!

  10. The photo of the storage basket made with HST blocks really looks useful to me! I could store fabric scraps in one in my sewing room! I could also sew up some outdoor pillows!

  11. Some new pillows would be great but I also want some fabric containers.

  12. So many pretty things in the book. I'd love to make some curtains for my bedroom.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  13. I really need to make some curtains but pillows would be great.

  14. I would like to make a table runner and some place mats.

  15. I really want to make that clock amongst many other items!

  16. Definitely the roman blinds for my bathrooms!!

  17. I love making things for the house. The basket & pillow are for sures! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Love the basket and mat! :)