I’ve got such a cute book to share with you today! It’s Gooseberry Patch’s latest: Stitching for the Kitchen; 30 easy sewing, patchwork and embroidery projects for the heart of your home. It’s published by Sixth&Spring Books, New York, and it is truly adorable.
There are two parts to this book. The first is ‘Let’s Get Stitching’, and features all 30 projects in the book. Part two is ‘Tips and Techniques’, and has all sorts of useful information like embroidery techniques, measurement conversion charts and more.
The projects and patterns in this book are very diverse, and make this a great book to gift to a crafty relative or friend!
The projects don’t come with skill levels; they’re suited for everyone. Most sewing patterns have pattern sheets available, which are at the back of the book in a little folder; and they’re full size! So no need to resize everything.
The instructions are clear and well written, and are livened up by super cute illustrations of pies and cookies. Pies and cookies people!
There are a couple of crochet projects in the book, like a cute rag rug made from fabric scraps. The book has a couple of pages with crochet stitch explanations, featuring illustrations that I think most people will understand. They use US terms and abbreviations for the stitches.
But my absolute favorite feature of of this book? It’s spiral bound, meaning it lays totally flat when it’s opened! More publishers should do this; it’s such a good feature!
This book retails for $17.71 (on Amazon here) and I think it’s a great gift to give. It’s a versatile book and although some projects aren’t for everyone, there are enough projects in there to make you happy :)
You can win a copy of this book, too! Just leave a comment here saying what projects you like best (sewing, embroidery, patchwork, crochet, knitting, other). I’ll pick a winner next week! :)
This review was part of a book blog tour. Here are all the blogs on the tour:
ps This book was provided to me for review by the publisher, and I didn’t receive any financial compensation for this review. Opinions stated are my own and I fully stand by them.
Photos of Stitching for the Kitchen published by Sixth&Spring Books/Soho Publishing, LLC. Book photography by Jack Deutsch, copyright © 2013 by Sixth&Spring Books/Soho Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.