Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Win a copy of 'Simple Sewn Gifts'

The lovely people over at David & Charles have given me three copies of 'Simple Sewn Gifts' by Helen Philipps for giveaway. 

A cute book, with a good selection of basic (true to the 'simple' in the title) projects and great for fun sewing. There is a strong emphasis on the embellishment of each project and particularly on cross stitch. It gives you some great inspiration for 'prettying up' your pieces.

You can read the full review in our articles section here.

How do I win a copy of the book?
There are two ways to enter the competition:

1.  Follow Backstitch on Twitter, and tweet the following text: 'Do you sew? @backstitchshop is giving away craft book 'Simple Sewn Gifts' over here http://tinyurl.com/sew-ssg RT and follow to win'

2.  Leave a comment on this post telling us which is your favourite printed fabric in the Backstitch shop right now.

You can enter two times into the draw.  One entry via each method.  Once the competition closes, at 12:00 BST on Tuesday 21 September 2010, we will pick one entry at random from all valid entries.

And, if you don't win a copy of this book you have the chance to purchase it at a reduced price: David & Charles are offering Backstitch customers the chance to purchase the book at the special price of £8.99 (rrp £14.99) with free p&p (UK only), click here and quote code R11304 at the checkout.

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions
1. Entry to the competition is restricted to two entries per person please.
2. You must be a follower on Twitter to enter via that medium.
3. Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK address.
4. Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
5. Winners will be contacted via blog/ Twitter names displayed on our website.
6. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
7. The competition will run from 14 September 2010 14:00 BST until 21 September 2010 12:00 BST.
8. Backstitch is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.


  1. This book looks really good - I'd love to win a copy!
    I adore Valori Wells fabric "little birds" in sage


  2. hi,
    i re-tweeted for you (neutronel on twitter)
    how on earth am i supposed to decide which is my fav fabric??????? they are all so yummy. i suppose if i really really have to choose it would be beetles and shells but thats only cos i have to pick one and not several!!! x

  3. Please count me in :o)

    As for my favourite printed fabric...so hard to choose, but I like the delicate look of Flower Fields - Berry.

  4. Ooh lovely book! I've RT'd (jadesfire2808) and after my pondering, I think my favourite fabric is Erin McMorris' Floral Swirl in Teal. Subtle and beautiful :)

  5. My favourite printed fabric is Flower Fields - Berry. Just gorgeous, a nice delicate print :o) I have RT'ed on twitter too.

  6. Have tweeted! It's so hard to choose a favourite, but currently I think it is toss up between Majestic Oak in timber and Monarch in Cinnamon :-)

    Katie x

  7. This looks like a lovely book. My favourite fabric is Wall Flower - Fiesta by Denyse Schmidt. It reminds me of my grandmother!

    Nerys x

  8. Seriously, we're expected to choose a favourite from all those fabrics?!!! That's nigh on impossible! I honestly can't but I'm going to say Fortune Chocolate by the fab Anna Maria Horner. Love a copy of that book!
    x x x

  9. Would love a copy of the book - my favourite fabric is English Rose - love the colours.

  10. Have tweeted your giveaway (and will FB it to my followers too for you). I absolutely love the Joel Dewberry Flower Fields prints - but I told you that already!! Great giveaway - thanks!

  11. Its still Social Climber in Gold that my heart sings out for (though I'm loving fortune -sea and dogwood bloom - pond - are these new or did I just miss them before?)

  12. Gorgeous fabrics! My favourite, if I had to choose just one, is the Little Birds in rose. Maybe it's my Twitter addiction that draws me close to these lovely birds! Have tweeted :) @KatherineChu

  13. What a useful book, Christmas is closer than you think! Time to sew some gifts. I love Little Birds in Rose, been pondering making a dress in it for some time!

  14. I also love the Little Birds rose fabric by Valori Wells - I can see me making some things for Baby Girl (due in November) with that. Just as soon as my sewing machine is fixed that is. What a time for it to play up!!

  15. My favourite printed fabric is Flower Fields - Berry. Just gorgeous

  16. Oh that's lovely!
    Fave fabric - having trouble deciding between Beetles and Shell and monarch: Cinnamon.
    Beetles and Shells it is...

  17. I love love love Amy Butlers linen fabric, so much so I am now making cushions out of them and intend to make many more x

  18. loving the poppy dot floral in navy, I can see a dress for the sprog made out of it...

  19. Hi!
    You have a bunch of beautiful fabric...
    I've recently discovered you, but can't wait to get paid to buy a bunch of stuff.
    My favorite fabric right now is Beetles and Shells from Lily Keziah.

  20. My favourite fabric is Poppy Dot Floral - Brown
    by Designer Erin McMorris. It reminds me of my 80s childhood!
    I've retweeted on twitter as @mrsshilts


  21. Love the Feather and Snail fabric, it's so delicate and pretty. The book looks great and I would feel so lucky to win. Good luck everyone!

  22. I really like the Flower Fields - Berry by Designer - Joel Dewberry...I also tweeted!
    Lovely book - saw it in the bookstore today & was very tempted to buy it!
    mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. I like the dogwood bloom. The book looks like it's filled with lovely ideas for Christmas gifts!

  24. Hi there, thanks for the opportunity to win this fab book!!

    1) Entry via Twitter complete, 20/09/10!

    2) My favourite fabric is: http://www.backstitch.co.uk/index.asp?ref=product1_53 - 'English Rose - Blue' - what amazing colours!!

    Many thanks,
    Jane :D

  25. Hi, I tweeted your tweet and began to follow you! I have also looked through your fabric shop. My favourite is the Wild Flowers - Navy by Amy Butler. She is so clever with her designs. Lovely!

  26. How do i choose..il love a good classic Amy butler, and always have great comments when i make something using her clematis print. Its so bold and cheerful.
    Loving the blog xxx

  27. What a lovely giveaway! I've Tweeted and I'm a follower :) my favourite fabric is the Majestic Oak - Timber!

    Sarah x

  28. Have tweeted and my favourite fabric is definitely the Poppy Dot Floral in Navy by Erin McMorris! xx

  29. Have tweeted for you and think the Feather and Snail fabric by Lily Keziah is gorgeous.

  30. Would love to win - would help me with my aim to make all my Christmas presents this year! All the fabric in your shop is lovely, but I think my fav is the little birds (both sage and teal) - think I might have to buy some as it would fit so well with a project I have in mind...
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  31. I'm a Twitterer under rosanneduk and have the RT in place.

    Favourite fabric has to be Amy Butler Martini in Green as I'm not really a floral gal at heart.

    Thanks for the opportunity

  32. My favorite printed fabric is Flower Fields - Berry. Just gorgeous.Send Gifts to Pakistan