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Hand Sewing Magic #SPOOKtacularHop Giveaway

Hand Sewing Magic is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn or know more about hand stitching.

There’s something soothing about sewing by hand. For me, it’s like everything else melts away for a while. It’s just me, my fabric and thread. No troubles, no worries, no screaming children. haha.

Hand Sewing Magic: Tips, Tricks & Bohemian Chic Projects

About the Book

Hand Sewing Magic was written by Lyn Krawczyk and published through Quarry Publishing. It’s cover quickly informs you that you’ll learn 10 easy, creative projects, master tension and other techniques all with pro tips, tricks and troubleshooting. The book is fittingly described as:

An Essential Reference: Featuring How-Tos for Dozens of Stitches, from Basics for Sewing and Mending to Stunning Embroidered Embellishment

Hand Sewing Magic: Tips, Tricks & Bohemian Chic Projects

Fantastic Contents

Hand Sewing Magic: Tips, Tricks & Bohemian Chic ProjectsThe book is very thorough, dividing it’s contents out in 5 sections, then breaking things down in each one. We’ll start with the sections.

  1. The Hand Stitcher’s Toolkit: You can guess what’s in here. Information regarding supplies, your essential toolbox, pattern transfer tools, tension, troubleshooting and –I loved this one– Stitcher Self Care.
  2. Utilitarian Stitches- This section contains instructions and variations for running stitch, x stitch, buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, and whipstitch along with three projects that you can utilize these awesome stitches on!
  3. Outline and Filler Stitches: This one contains instructions and variations for Satin stitch, Bosnian Stitch, Burden Stitch, Eyelet Stitch, Stem Stitch, Split Backstitch, Cable Stitch, Zigzag Stitch, Ermine Stitch, Ladder Stitch, Fishbone Stitch and Wave Stitch along with two more projects that you can utilize your new skills to make!
  4. Decorative Stitches: Includes instructions and variations for chevron stitch, herringbone stitch, fern stitch, Japanese darning stitch, needle weaving, cretan stitch, and Eskimo laced edging. And, of course, three new projects to try out with your new stitches!
  5. Dimensional Stitches: Includes instructions and variations for Woven Picot Stitch, sheaf stitch, whipped stitch, loop stitch, couched stitch, padded satin stitch, cast-on stitch, rice stitch, colonial knot, cullion knot, oyster stitch, and turkey rug knot. Along with two fabulous projects to utilize some of your new skill!

Our Thoughts

I’m absolutely enjoying this book! I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl yet I’ve learned so much! The tips have been fantastic and I’m using them almost every time I sew now! The projects are delightfully Bohemian Chic which  so very much in style these days! I’m planning on doing some of the crafts in the book as gifts for Christmas, especially for my teenage nieces! They’re going to love them!

The book provides detailed instructions with great photographs to teach us in an easy to understand way. That’s certainly appreciated!

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Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

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31 thoughts on “Hand Sewing Magic #SPOOKtacularHop Giveaway

  • October 15, 2020 at 9:34 pm
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    I love that they show so many different stitches! This is def. a must have reference guide.

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    • October 19, 2020 at 9:05 am
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      Me too! So many I didn’t know! It’s fun learning new tricks!

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  • October 15, 2020 at 8:37 pm
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    i havent been sewing long so it would be good to learnabout it

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    • October 19, 2020 at 9:06 am
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      It’s definitely a skill we can use forever and I’m not sure we could ever learn all the tricks!

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  • October 15, 2020 at 6:45 pm
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    This would be a great book to have. I have trouble remembering stitches sometimes.

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    • October 19, 2020 at 9:06 am
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      You and me both! It’s always great to have a reference that isn’t on a stinking screen!

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  • October 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm
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    This look like a great book to brush up on hand stitches. I was having trouble remembering how to do a popcorn stitch, this would have been handy to have.

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    • October 19, 2020 at 9:07 am
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      I forget stitches all the time. It is a fantastic resource!

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  • October 14, 2020 at 8:25 pm
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    The book includes a visual dictionary of 35 stitches.

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  • October 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm
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    I learned about dimensional stitches. They create texture, dimension, and unexpected designs

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  • October 11, 2020 at 8:50 pm
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    I’d really like to improve at hand-sewing so this seems like a great resource!

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  • October 11, 2020 at 5:56 am
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    This book includes a visual dictionary of 35 stitches.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 3:33 pm
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    This would be a great book for my granddaughters. She is interested in learning to sew.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 12:19 am
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    Looks like a really interesting read

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  • October 6, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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    Full of easy and decorative stiches.

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    • October 7, 2020 at 8:22 am
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      It really is! I learned so much from this book and I’ve been sewing since I was a girl!

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  • October 6, 2020 at 1:16 am
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    This book is really nice, I stopped sewing because I really didn’t have a good teacher and didn’t get to learn a lot of the different techniques but I love that they show you with easy instructions.
    @tisonlyme143

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  • October 3, 2020 at 6:11 pm
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    What a great reference book for crafters! It is a comprehensive guide for sewers at all levels of skill and experience. I would love to add it to my sewing collection.

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  • October 3, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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    this would help me so much, i have so much to learn

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  • October 3, 2020 at 5:01 am
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    I have my grandmother’s sewing box and still have fabric squares she cut for quilts. I’ve never taken the leap into sewing but I can’t let that box of stuff go, either.

    What grabbed my attention about this book was that it helps make 10 “simple” and “stunning” things.

    Magic words for me!

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  • October 2, 2020 at 9:27 pm
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    I like the 35 different stitches that they show.

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  • October 2, 2020 at 5:23 pm
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    sewing tips would be handy

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  • October 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm
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    I have just started learning about hand sewing and I find it very cool! At the moment, I can only do cross stitches and needle point kits. I would love to learn how to do decorative stitches! I love the variety of stitches this book offers! 🙂

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  • October 2, 2020 at 4:29 pm
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    my aunt would like this book

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  • October 2, 2020 at 4:13 am
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    Love the look of this book really need to have some sewing skills and this could help

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  • October 1, 2020 at 9:03 pm
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    Hand Sewing Magic sounds like it would be a great reference to have on hand for all things sewing. I always have questions.

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  • October 1, 2020 at 4:35 pm
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    I LOVE hand stitching, so I don’t see how someone could lose on this book. I love hand embroidery, smocking, many different things. I’m looking forward to reading this.

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  • October 1, 2020 at 3:24 pm
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    I need to start learning how to sew and this would be a lot of good tips for me

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  • October 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm
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    It looks like this book has a lot of info. about decorative stitiching.

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  • October 1, 2020 at 1:48 pm
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    Decorative stitches are included.

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  • October 1, 2020 at 8:17 am
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    My best tip is to practice often and stay patient with yourself.

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