I can't tell you how exciting it is to get that envelope in the mail with an advance copy of some hot, new sewing book. Even after all these years as a sewing editor, it still gives me a thrill to get a first peek at the latest publications.
But when I got the advance copy of the FIRST BOOK EVER of Stitch projects, tears came to my eyes.
Here's a little background. There is a lot to building a sewing brand and for a magazine like Stitch, that goes far beyond the magazine to include an online community, videos, patterns, special issues, and now BOOKS! Stitch was started back in 2008 by founding editor Tricia Waddell, and the magazine had a passionate reception as modern sewists embraced a magazine that was finally for them.
Now Stitch readers have the opportunity to enjoy Tricia's superb talent as an editor again in Best of Stitch: Bags to Sew, which was compiled and edited by Tricia. I have always felt that bag and purse projects are at the very core of what Stitch magazine has to offer and you seem to agree. A recent blog post on bag construction tips had thousands of views. I just love every single bag project in Bags to Sew and it's amazing to have them all collected into one publication.
As someone who is working on a Stitch book myself (shhhh … top secret!), I know firsthand how much goes into selecting the very best magazine projects, along with adding a few new ones, and editing them to work in a book format. Trust me, you are going to love this one, and I just want to give some props to the Stitch brand for branching out into books! Bravo!
You can pre-order your copy of Best of Stitch: Bags to Sew in the Sew Daily Shop.