♥Sew Illustrated Blog Tour and Book Giveaway♥ アメリカの手芸本 Sew Illustrated のご紹介とプレゼント企画 ♥


I'm so happy to be part of the Sew Illustrated blog tour today! 

Sew Illustrated: 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs: 16 Zakka Projects is a book packed with sweetly designed projects and useful techniques and tips, written by Minki Kim and Kristin Esser. I had been a huge admirer of the beautifully stitched sewing illustration projects by the ladies, so it's so exciting to be part of their blog tour today.


アメリカ在住の手芸家 Minki Kimさんと Kristin Esserさんがこのたび著書 Sew Illustrated を出版されました。→☆今日はそのブログツアーの一環でお二人の最新著書をご紹介させていただきますね。



From this book you will learn the methods of free motion stitching and machine applique techniques to create beautiful projects or to embellish your original handmade projects and gifts 💕 Once you get the hang of "sewing illustration" methods, design possibilities are endless - e.g. , sewing your children's drawings, stamped images, or even a traced photo to zakka items - will add special touch to your handmade projects and gifts.





本では、主にミシンステッチを使ったフリーモーション刺しゅうやアップリケの技法をふんだんに取り入れた作品を紹介されています。作品はどれも本当に可愛いくて見ているだけで楽しいのです❣ 全編英語ですが写真も多く、とてもわかりやすく技法を説明されています。本で紹介されている技法をもとにオリジナル作品を作るのもいいですね。




So here's what I chose to make from the book - House Zipper Pouch❣ In the book, Minki stitched her daughter's name above the door (as you can see from the front cover of the book), but I skipped that process and instead added a small door knob (a light blue button) to embellish the exterior panel.

今回私が作ったのはこちら↑ おうちのポーチです。本の掲載作品ではポーチのドア上部分に著者Minkiさんのお嬢さんのお名前をフリーモーションステッチされていますが(表紙作品参照)私はその代わりにドアノブ用に水色のボタンを縫い付けてみました。




The book comes with clear step-by-step instructions with lots of beautiful photos and diagrams to follow.  It was especially fun to fussy cut the little girl, a dog, and birds from scraps to create windows and to attach them with fusible web!

ポーチ作りで一番楽しかった過程がこちら。 おうちの窓部分に使う女の子、わんちゃん、鳥さんなどを手持ちのハギレ布から切り取ってアイロン両面接着シートで指定の位置に接着しました。その後ミシンでアップリケしました。



Installing zipper was a snap❣

ファスナーもミシンで縫い付けるので作業は一気に進みます~



Although it wasn't indicated on the book, I decided to add straps to the "roof" of the house.  If you decide to add straps to the pouch as I did, I highly recommend that you stitch them before installing the zipper. (I added straps after installing the zipper). 

本の作り方では指定されていませんでしたが、今回私はおうちポーチに持ち手を2本付けてみました。今回は急に思い立ってファスナー付けをした後に持ち手を付けたのですが、次回からはファスナー前に持ち手を付けるようにしたいと思います。




For interior I used solid yellow - so happy and bright!


内布には明るいイエローを使いました。



I love how my house pouch turned out. 
Every time I peek through each window it makes me smile ^^

ポーチの窓部分を覗くたびにほっこり笑顔になります~






You may want to check out this exciting video by visiting Minki and Kristin's YouTube channel for a sneak peek inside the book!

YouTubeでもお二人のご本の紹介が見られますので要チェックです➡☆


Check out the other blog hop stops hosted by a set of talented designers/bloggers/artists!

今回のブログツアーに参加されているブロガーさんは下記の通りです。まだまだブログツアーは続くのでぜひ他のブロガーさんのブログもチェックしてみてくださいね。


August 15: C&T Publications
August 16: nanaCompany
August 17: zakkaArt
August 18: Down Grapevine Lane
August 19: A Spoonful of Sugar
August 20: chick chick sewing ←You're here! 今日はここ♥
August 21: Stacy Olson
August 24: Sarana Ave
August 25: cafenohut
August 26: Oh,how sweet
August 27: Tied with a Ribbon
August 28: VividFelicity
August 30: ellis & higgs
August 31: pretty by hand
September 2: Cloverand Violet
September 3: Auribuzz
September 4: Minki at Minki’s Work Table and Kristin at They Grow Up Too Fast




C&T Publishing has offered to giveaway a copy of the book at every stop!

  • The giveaway is open worldwide until August 31One winner will be chosen.
  • Leave a comment on this blogpost and the winner will be announced by email and on my blogpost.
  • If the winner is in the U.S., a hard copy of the book is received. If the winner resides outside of U.S., an e-book will be received.
Good luck!

*****

出版社のC&T Publishing様より今回出版された本のプレゼント企画があります❣ 当選者はお一人。締め切りは8月31日です。当選者の方にはeメールでご連絡をした後、当ブログで発表させていただきます。

ご興味のある方はぜひ今日のブログ記事にコメントをお残しください(日本語でももちろんOKです)。アメリカ在住の当選者の方には本を、当選者の方がアメリカ以外に在住されている場合は電子本が送られます。是非この機会にご応募くださいね。

Giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced shortly.





Happy stitching♪


***Amy Morinaka***

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Follow me on Instagram @chickchicksewing →★




67 comments:

GranChris said...

Lots of fun gifts to make in this book. Can't wait to get a copy.

Vjquilter said...

That is the cutest pouch ever!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Elisa Bernarda said...

I love you little house

Sandra O'Sullivan said...

This is so lovely and sweet!!!

Tracy Mackay said...

Your little house is so sweet Amy! I would love to win a copy of this book and try some of the lovely projects myself!

Ronnie said...

Very cute pouch!

Nanou Nanou said...

Lovely pouch.

lauraluvsloons said...

Great idea to add the handles to your adorable little house:)

Btrflywmn said...

This is so cute! Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan said...

Very cute! Love all the cute projects everyone is making and love the book! Thanks for the chance to win and all the wonderful inspiration too!

Susan said...

Very cute! Love all the cute projects everyone is making and love the book! Thanks for the chance to win and all the wonderful inspiration too!

Erin said...

What a great project! Can't wait to sew up all sorts of sweet things from this book for my daughter.

Paula said...

How cute your pouch is???? wonderful inspiration! xx

Lee said...

I love this hop showcasing all the cute projects!! thanks!

Gill said...

Love your pouch!

christine said...

These projects look so fun!

Annika said...

Your house zipper pouch is cute. I would love to win this book so I can sew my own house pouch :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Handles were the perfect addition to this house pouch! Cute!

Angela Ang said...

I love the colors you picked for your house pouch!

elnorac said...

Oh, wow, Amy! Soooooo adorable! Love how you've added straps! You are the queen of zakka. xoxo

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Your house bag is so cute. I love the idea that you put on handles
I love the fabrics you chose.
This looks like such a great book!

Dana (familytreeknits@outlook.com) said...

I love what you made from the book, so cute!ni would love to try some of these projects, thanks so much for the chance to win!

LJ said...

How cute. Love that you added the handles; wouldn't it make a sweet little handbag?

Laura said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Milla said...

Love the house you made. The addition of the straps is a great idea. So cute!

Dawn said...

Adorable!!! Love your fabric choices!

Linda Nelson said...

Such a great pouch! Looks like wonderful book.

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

HI Amy! You make the cutest everything! I love this book but I cannot figure out how to use the iron on transfers from the sheet in the back of the book and instructions on page 6. The designs are printed on BOTH sides. Do you have any idea? Thanks! Cat

Tamie said...

This looks like such a great book. Love your "house".

Cecilia said...

Cute house pouch! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. This book would be great to have.

hueisei said...

Very cute house pouch..
Thanks for the giveaway.

everestcat said...

This little house is priceless! Thanks for sharing!

松田久美子 said...

赤い水玉のお屋根がとっても可愛いですね!❤️
プレゼント企画をありがとうございます

Katy M said...

Love your house! 😍🏠

Kathy E. said...

How adorable is your little tote! It would be a perfect tote for holding my sewing supplies and embroidery threads and cloth for road trips. Great work on the fussy cutting!

Kristy said...

I love your little house. The Straps are a great idea!

Susan said...

I am following the blog tour and LOVE everything I see! I am a admirer of this technique and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

Mila said...

Precioso todo

Michele T said...

Oooh!!! That little hose bag is adorable... I want to make one!!!

Beth said...

Cute projects!

Katherine said...

Sweet as can be, Amy! I love the fussy cutting you did for the windows and the idea to add handles. So darling!
Definitely adding this book to my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mui said...

Cute little house

Indianna said...

The house bag is so cute. I'd love to win the book so I can make one too.

sewpsyched said...

Love these projects. Great giveaway. Thanks

tac73 said...

The house pouch is adorable!

Ivelina Nikolova said...

Great work, Amy! I am so happy to be able to find you, following Minki in her journey of creating life stories with her illustrations!

Monica said...

I love the house pouch. It would make a great lunch bag.

Sissy Bixley said...

I love your little house. It is so incredibly cute! I can't wait to make one as well.

Dixie Torrech said...

House bag is adorable. I would love to win this book.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

asteride said...

Lovely book! Your little house bag is really cute and I love the yellow inside!

A Little White Hen said...

This book looks like such fun to explore! Your house bag turned out just darling!

Rachel said...

Such a cute little bag!!

Allison CB said...

The House Zipper pouch is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Mara said...

Love the house, super adorable!

Wendy said...

Oh I love that house bag!!!

mebaker said...

Love the house! How clever. When I first saw it I thought it would also make a neat sewing machine cover!

Dia said...

i love your house bag

apple blossom said...

sweet bag. how cute.

Nancy said...

I love your bag - I'd love to make one!

patty a. said...

Your house pouch is very cute!

Jenna said...

What an adorable little house bag! Such sweet details!

cghundley said...

Looks like a great
book with so many
ideas. I love your
little house bag!
So cute.
Carla from Utah

Claudia M said...

The house is so cute!

Martina said...

Beautiful project you made! So cute! The book projects look wonderful!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

Such a sweet book! Thanks for the chance!

Charo said...

Lovely bag!

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