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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sew Teen & Fashion DIY and a Giveaway Too!!


Do you have a young daughter?  A teenager who loves fashion and being creative too?  Do I ever have the books for you!  Sew Teen (Make Your Own Cool Clothes) and Fashion DIY (30 Ways to Craft Your Own Style).

Have you been watching the news lately?  Check out this video below.  If you have trouble seeing the video, you can go directly to the movie at: http://www.raisin-toast.com/VIDEOS/SewingFindsANewLife.mov:

Sewing Does find a new Life!  Teens are identifying with the show "Project Runway" and they are looking for ways to express their individuality and fashion style by designing their own clothes, making some of their clothes, and adding embellishments to their jeans, skirts, and tops.  These 2 books are a great way to get your daughter's creative energy in a healthy craft.


A bit about Sew Teen - The book opens with a glossary of sewing terms, how to take measurements, and the tools needed to start sewing.


The dresses and patterns are adorable!


A bit about Fashion DIY - From hand embroidery to Applique, Embellishments to add to sweaters.


Want to know how to make a Patina Heirloom Purse, this book will satisfy your need to be creative and dress up your fashions.


I love this project for a Starboard Head Cozy, and you will too! 

Both of these books are going to be in the library of one lucky reader!  Just answer the question below in the comments:

Did you enjoy sewing and making things when you were a teen?

Sew Teen
By Sheila Kent
Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books
160 Pages

Fashion DIY
By Carrie Blaydes and Nicole Smith
Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books
136 Pages

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September 24, 2010


Congratulations to #5 - Tracy!  You are the winner of this weeks Giveaway - "Sew Teen & Fashion DIY!"  I hope you will enjoy these books as much as I have.  I think these books are great inspiration for teenagers looking for a career in fashion design who are just learning to sew.  Please email me with your shipping information at susan@raisin-toast.com. 

Thank you to everyone who entered this week's Giveaway.  I will be having Giveaway's each Wednesday for at least several weeks going forward and hope that you will stop by and participate!  Please pass on the good news about the Contests and Giveaways on Raisin Toast!