Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas book wishlist and a giveaway

Who still hasn't finished their Christmas shopping?  Well, I certainly haven't... and I'm not panicking quite yet.

I have three new book reviews on the site which would all make great gifts for a crafter. Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam, and Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions by Nancy Zieman.

The lovely people over at Charles and David have also given Backstitch customers an additional discount on these books in their shop, making it possible for you to purchase these books at better than half price with free P&P... can't say fairer than that!  The links and discount codes are at the bottom of each review in our articles section.

And, how would you like to win a copy of The Bag Making Bible and Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions?

How do I win a copy of these books?

There are two ways to enter the competition:
1. Follow Backstitch on Facebook
2. Leave a comment on this post telling us which of our bundles you would most like to recieve under the tree this year, and what you would make with it.
You can enter two times into the draw. One entry via each method. Once the competition closes, at 12:00 GMT on Sunday 19 December 2010, we will pick one entry at random from all valid entries.

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 Facebook 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/ Facebook 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 12 December 2010 11:00 GMT until 19 December 2010 12:00 GMT.
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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What's your Christmas tipple?

We have ten brand new fabric bundles in the shop.  What will yours be?  A Golden Dawn; Metropolitan; Bellini; Brown Cow; Pink Lemonade; Blue Train; Kretchma or a Hot Apple Pie?

Our bundles make fabulous presents, with a selection to suit all budgets, and don't forget everything you buy at Backstitch comes wrapped like a gift!

Blue Train Bundle

Golden Dawn Bundle

Pink Lemonade Bundle

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Pattern: The Reversible Sunday Sling

We've a new Amy Butler bag pattern in!  The Reversible Sunday Sling is 'Stylish and sweet and easy to sew.'  The bag is great for beginners, with large pockets, tie handles and pleats. 

The bonus with this pattern is you get the templates for two sizes: the smaller is a perfect shoulder bag size for a sensible person and the larger is the perfect shoulder bag size for those of us who tend to daily cart around everything but the kitchen sink!

And, it is reversible... how cool is that?!