Sew by Cath Kidston is jam packed with projects for even a novice sewer, however I recommend that you trace the patterns from the sheet for each project. Following on from the introduction where Cath Kidston explains that she wanted to create a book of projects for even a novice sewer that didn't resemble a sewing manual, the 'Sew Basics' section helps you plan for the projects and understand the different sewing terms. This section is clear and concise helping you to choose a sewing machine, create a pattern, explaining the difference between a circular seam and a T-junction seam, to name a few. The Sew Basics section also teaches the finer points of applique and quilting. Armed with these informative basics the book moves onto the projects.
When writing 'Sew', Cath Kidston explains that she set herself a challenge to design projects that were both practical and pretty and she certainly has accomplished this. There are several cushion designs to make aswell as five bag patterns. Other projects include aprons, oven gloves and a quilted hot water bottle cover. there are also projects for the little ones in our lives, with a pattern for a cot quilt and a bird mobile.
Whether you are a die hard Cath Kidston fan or just looking for some well written sewing projects for your home, you will not be disappointed with 'Sew'. With Mothers Day only a few weeks away I am sure you could gain some extra brownie points by making one of the projects in Sew for a gift, or even buy Sew as a gift this Mothers Day!
I am thrilled to have a copy (the little book version) of Sew by Cath Kidston to giveaway to one of my lovely readers. To enter please just leave me a comment on this post to let me know which is your favourite Cath Kidston design. I will randomly select a winner on Monday 21st Febraury at 12 noon. Good Luck xx