Monday, July 1, 2013

July 2013 Giveaway!

I have been reading this great new book, Handmade Fabric Flowers, on how to create your own fabric flowers!! It is lovely how this book by You-Zhen Lu shows how to make 32 beautiful blossoms that look like real flowers in a garden. The attention to detail of each flower's shape and how to construct it, is superb. There are also templates of each flower petal in the back of the book to trace and cut. 
The only drawback I have found is most of the flower projects do require a flower iron. You can find a basic flower iron at an online shop, called Lacis with these four different heads. 


Since I make a lot of bags, flower accents can make a bag perfect! I love the fact that you can use the same fabrics in your bag for your accent flowers. Fabric flowers also make incredible gifts attached to a simple pin clasp and card.
There is so much to explore with fabric flowers! Now for the best part, St. Martin's Press is giving away one copy of this book, Handmade Fabric Flowers by You-Khen Lu to one of our Sew Spoiled readers!

Good Luck!

7 comments:

Nancy said...

I would like to master changing a pattern to fit my body best.

kim leavens said...

I am continuing to master my hand sewing with english paper piecing. Thank you for this give away!!

Katie Avalos said...

I would like to master the serger, manipulating patterns to make the best fit for my daughter, I wouls like to be better sewer, doing more advanced projects. I am too chicken and need to get over my fears of knits.

Gill said...

Curves frighten me!!

Dee said...

I would like to learn more quilting techniques. Especially paper piecing

Gill said...

I've never worked with an invisible zip!

Gill said...

Back again!
Curves still frighten me!