“Try it on Tuesday”: Make it Sew Modern

First let’s start off with the winner of last week’s “Try it on Tuesday”…..The winner of Heart-Felt Holidays written by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio donated by Lark Crafts is…Tracy Lundgren

…  Thanks so much to everyone for playing along.

This week for “Try it on Tuesday”, I am trying out Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.’s Make it Sew Modern:  Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture.   The book is very modern and very cute.  I was surprised to see that the author is from Marion, Iowa…that’s just a hop, skip and and a jump from my home.

There are bags, pillows, scarves, accesories, quilt and decor ideas all put together in one book…21 projects all together.  I can see many of the projects working great as gifts for friends, daughters and nieces.

The book is divided into four sections of projects, each using a specific technique.  Here’s a cute pillow featured in the Gather section.

This sweet little dress was also in the gather section.

One of the things that I like about the book is that most of the projects use a small amount of materials making the projects very affordable.

There are five Twist projects including a pillow, ring, decorative ball, flower accessory and this cute twisted fabric bracelet.

There are five projects in the gathering section too.  My favorite is this scarf….AMAZING, right?!?

I am not a big scarf wearer but both of our girls are.  I can easily see both of them wearing this….After reading through the directions, it doesn’t look hard to make either.

In the pleated section…check out the pleated border on this quilt.

Oh, so cute!!  I’d love to try that sometime.

If you are into bags, there are several in the book each featuring a different technique.  This one had pleats.

All in all I really liked the book.  There’s another scarf that I’d love to make for the girls too…

All in all, it’s a cute book.  None of the projects are hard.  It would be great for someone wanting to try out new techniques like gathering and pleats.  Kalissa thought I needed to make her the ring…

I informed her that it’s summer and she’s 17 and she can make one!!  Of course I offered to help….

You might want to check out Vanessa’s blog.  It’s full of cute ideas and lots of tutorials.

If you would like a chance to win the book, leave a comment telling whether you are a scarf girl or not….for some reason, I love them but think they look silly on me…my girls, they all look cute with them.  I’ll pick a winner next week.



Thanks for stopping by.

38 thoughts on ““Try it on Tuesday”: Make it Sew Modern

  1. Valerie Boudier

    I’m not a scarf person. I’ve got several but never think to wear the, even in the coldest weather

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  2. Barb K

    I am definitely not a scarf girl – I don’t have the knack for tying them so they look stylish. I feel self-conscious whenever I wear one.

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  3. Gwen

    I love scarves and do wear them some. We don’t have very cold weather so have to pick and choose the ones for an accesory. My daughter and her girls love them too. This looks like a really nice book with lots of fun things.

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  4. Leslie J

    I’m a scarf girl in as much as I make them for everyone else! Looks like a great book. Would be wonderful to have! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Jeanne

    I am not a scarf girl. They look nice on other people though. Nice book to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. Jody

    Have 3 daughters in their 20’s and they LOVE wearing scarves! Vanessa of V and Co has really great patterns – not too fussy yet still modern/feminine. Would love a copy of this book!

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  7. MarciaW

    I like wearing scarves in the winter for warmth, and for “dress up”. My grandnieces like to weat them too and “flip / twirl” them around. This is a nice book. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. Mina

    I love the look of scarves and have many but really only started wearing them last winter. It doesnt get too cold here in TX.

    Thanks for the giveaway :) I love that cure little gathered dress!

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  9. Sue K

    I am definitely a scarf girl! I am always cold and have discovered if I keep my neck covered, my whole body feels warmer.

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  10. Skye

    I am *totally* a scarf girl, though in south central Texas, my opportunities are few…
    I love almost every project you’ve shown! This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. Kim-the-girl

    I really love wearing scarves, but having just moved from Texas I didn’t get much opportunity. :) I also love Vanessa’s blog and have been hoping to get her book, to win would be great! I’m so happy I found your lovely blog today via Moda Bake Shop!

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  12. Lisa

    I am not a scarf girl, either. Some of the look so cool, but even in the coldest weather, they are too warm for me. Maybe someday when I am old and can’t seem to get warm even if it’s 90 outside I will be able to wear them. I just hope they’re still in style. LOL
    Lisa
    sewlisa14@a-znet.com

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  13. Sandra

    Scarves are great gifts to make. Everyone appreciates them. Loved the little ruffle dress shown above. It’s just perfect for my granddarughter

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  14. Julie

    I am very much a scarf person! I just adore them! Then again I’m from Iowa and in the winter they are pretty much a necessity here. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Hueisei

    I’m a scarf girl! :) I have silk type, wool, t- shirt, knitted and crocheted :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. maureen prendergast

    I;ve just started wearing scarves (after a dear friend made me one, I felt obligated to wear it and got LOTS of compliments!!) I’ve now got a few, but would like to try my hand at making one. And that twist bracelet too!!!

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  18. Sue W

    I have a nice collection of scarves that I wore to work a year ago when scarves became hot – most of them I made. Now that I am retired, I always feel I will be overdressed if I wear them. Still love them on others, especially my daughter. This new book looks full of ideas and ways to use sewing skills.

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  19. Angela

    I am like you, not a scarf girl, but my girls are. But I love to sew and this looks like a great gift. Also my niece would love the ruffled dress. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Rhonda

    I am a scarf COLLECTOR! But, for some reason, I rarely seem to be able to put the outfit together with the scarf! My daughter (who will be 17 in 2 days) knitted me a cowl that I love to wear–but, that’s about it! Love the book–looks like a great deal of fun for my daughter and me to play with over the summer! Thanks again for the inspiration!

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  21. eileen

    I´m definitely a scarf girl, warm winter scarves, and soft silky scarves for breezy evenings… Looks like a great book, good summer projects. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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