Welcome to our stop of the Sew Adorkable Blog Hop! We are super excited for Timeless designer Samarra Khaja‘s first book. We’ll admit… we’ve had the insider scoop on this since the very beginning, and now that the cat’s out of the bag, we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you. Plus we’re hosting a giveaway courtesy of the author and C&T/Stash Books! Yeah!
All 15 projects in this book use Timeless Treasures Fabrics — whimsical designs from Samarra’s archive, and a colorful mix of our basics like Sketch, Soho, and more. Check out her current fabrics on our website here, and be sure to ask for her designs at your favorite independent retailer!
If you’re familiar with our novelty fabrics, you probably remember many of her quirky designs that have popped up in our line over the last few years. It’s safe to say Samarra’s our favorite goofball, so it came as no surprise that the title of her book is… (drum roll please!)…
As “Miss Author” (that’s what we’re calling her from this day forth) states in her intro, “…there is a lot of seriousness in sewing, but what there’s not enough of is humor. Good old-fashioned foolishness and shameless punniness on a grand DIY scale.” We couldn’t agree more! These projects are bringing geek-chic to a whole new level. Who else but Samarra would ponder the pant size – and subsequently, yardage requirements – of making trousers for a T-Rex as a side-blurb in their project pattern? No one we know of, that’s for sure. (And if you really need to know, yes, the answer to that question is included in the book – you’ll have to pick up a copy to find out!)
Take a closer look at some of our absolute favorite projects from Sew Adorkable, which we just can’t wait to make our own. We have to admit though, picking favorites is hard; this is one of those books we’ll just sew our way through, cover to cover. Samarra’s writing style, tips and illustrations throughout are also too cute, making it such a joy to read.
Enter the GIVEAWAY via Rafflecopter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
One book per winner. Open internationally, however if winner lives outside of the US, they will receive a promo code to purchase the ebook version free of charge. US winner will receive a hard copy.
Be sure to check out all the stops on this blog hop!
09/14/15: C&T/Stash Books
09/16/15: Generation Q Magazine
09/18/15: Sew Timeless (YOU ARE HERE)
09/21/15: The Fire Science Blog
09/23/15: Art School DropOut
09/25/15: Craft Buds
09/30/15: Crafty Planner
10/02/15: Modern Handcraft
10/05/15: Imagine Gnats
10/07/15: May Chappell
10/09/15: Nancy Zieman
10/16/15: Sew Sweetness
10/23/15: Schmancy Toys
10/26/15: Samarra Khaja