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July 22, 2010


Erin K.

I think I might have just pee'ed myself a little when I saw this book.
I love sewing and I love vintage sewing even more.


WOW! love the potholders! Found you from Sew LA and I heart all things retro so would definitely put this book to good use. Thanks for the great giveaway :)


Fantastic looking book. Just started sewing and i'm in love. Those fabrics are to die for!


I love sewing and retro looks! I've been sewing more lately and the new fabrics would make lovely additions to my stash of things to play with :-)

Ana B.

So cute, I am so gonna make a million of these, great to use up all the extra fabric, and great for stocking stuffers or office gifts! Maybe pair them up with a cookie recipe and some ingredients. Ooh! Luv it! Gonna check out your tutorials.


Looks like a great book.. FUN FUN FUN. And wonderful fabric.


Super cute...i see myself making some potholders in the next few days. I just snagged some bright, floral, retro pillowcases at a yardsale that would be perfect for this sewing project:)


I just finished Retro little boys pajamas, using a 1950's vintage thrift cowboy fabric and zig-zag seam finishes for authentic feel. I also pressed with starch and pants creases to the cuffs. You can almost see the uncomfortable cutie in them, they are so stiff!! I am bucking for a prize at the Jefferson County Fair- now that is retro sewing!
Thanks for the exciting give away- and a way to use my patchwork squares!


These fabrics remind me of my Grandmother's house!! When I was a kid (early 60's) my Grandmother did all kinds of needlecrafts, her own baking, canning - you name it she did it. She started teaching me to sew when I was about 5 - she had me sew napkins together with yarn and a blunt tapestry needle. Having gone through the depression Grandma was great at recycling way before it became popular. I remember her ripping up old shirts for rags and cutting off the buttons to use on a new shirt. She always had scraps of fabric for me to make doll clothes or use for funky patches on my jeans when I got older. I can't wait to get my hands on some of this stuff ;-)


I'm definitely going to try this with some new retro fabric I picked up on the weekend!

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