{Sewing Book Review} Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects For The Modern Sewist

For almost 2 months I had been wanted to buy this particular sewing book and finally, a week ago I ordered this book along with another one, which I'm going to review in another post, from Amazon.

Sew Liberated is written by Meg McElwee, a blog writer and sewing pattern designer. If you haven't heard of her, you should check out her fabulous blog where she talks about her daily adventures. Sew Liberated is her first sewing book and in this book, you'll find 20 projects ranging from apron to bag to baby carrier. So far, there are 2 projects from the book I want to try soon: Dapper Day Bag and Woodlawn Curtains.

I find that this book is more suitable for sewist who have some sort of sewing experience. Beginners might have to spend more time figuring out the instructions. But if you are up for a challenge, this book is for you. Experienced sewist will love this book as it gives a broad range of projects to do. All the projects are modern and very fun to do. I see some that are perfect to do for a weekend project. Overall, Sew Liberated is a good sewing book and I highly recommend it.


Goodies from Sewing Expo 2010

Aren't those fabrics dreamy?
So my dear husband (and our, then, one-month-old baby) took me to Sewing and Quilt Expo 2010 in Tampa a week ago. The event started on Feb 18 and lasted through Feb 20. We went on the last day, which was a Saturday.

It was my first time visiting the event. I found out about it 2 years ago and had wanted to go since then but didn't have the chance. So this year with me on maternity leave, I thoght I had time to go and plus my husband offered to drive me there so sewing expo I went!

The expo was nice though I thought it was going to be much bigger event. I had lots of fun though. Saw so many beautiful quilts! I don't quilt but I always have admiration to those who do. And of course, at the expo, I visited so many fabric vendors. Oh boy, was that fun or what. I swear, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I bought fabrics from 3 different vendors--one of them was the only vendor that sold Japanese imports.

If you are a sewist like me, I'd suggest you check out Sewing Expo. The admission was only $10/person (of you could buy ahead of time for $8/person).
For more information, go to: www.sewingexpo.com