Gift giving at the holidays can often leave me scratching my head, but today I have two fun ideas for the curvy sewists in your life! Or maybe even, an addition to your wish list…
First up, I’ve written a humorous article for the new holiday eBook Sew Place Like Home which is available to buy now on Amazon. It’s a fun read, and excellent for hiding away in a corner when the flying pumpkin pie / Christmas pudding / festive cake gets a bit too much!
It’s a compilation of stories, tutorials and recipes with a sewing slant, and in addition to my attempts to be funny there’s some really entertaining and heartfelt stories in there. I decided to write a “Field Guide to the Common Sewer”: a guidebook for people intrigued by this unusual species who disappear for hours at an end in fabric stores and hole up on Sunday afternoons to bond with a clattering serger.
Here’s a sneak peek at part 1 of my guide:
1. Naming conventions
a) sew·er (ˈsō(ə)r/) . Common term used to describe people, mostly, but not exclusively, women, who engage in sewing. Not to be confused with a drain. Known to engage in vigorous online forum debate about non-use of word “sewist” (see part (b)).
b) sew-ist. (ˈsōist/). Radical new-wave non-conformist thinker who outrageously rejects the proper term “sewer” in favor of a neologism. . Approach with caution, behavior may be erratic.
Want to read more? Then head over to Amazon and buy the Sew Place Like Home
And next, all new Cashmerette Patterns gift cards! They come in values from $10 to $100, and they never expire. So if you have a curvy sewist in your life (OR YOU ARE DROPPING BIG HINTS) then treat them to the pattern, kit or sketchbook of their dreams. It’s a quick and easy gift, and the digital gift card will be delivered straight to their inbox. You can purchase the gift cards here.