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Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter to win a copy of “Growing Up Sew Liberated,” written by Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated and published by Interweave!

Interweave Press always releases fantastic, informative books, and this one is no different.

Here is the book description:

Meg McElwee puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous children’s clothes and creative activity-focused designs. From simple clothing to toys, Growing Up Sew Liberated is packed with innovative, playful sewing patterns. Following the structure of a child’s day are 18 projects including:

- Getting up and getting dressed: create kid-friendly clothing patterns such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pocket pants.
- Homemaking and cooking: engage children in helping around the house and in the kitchen with aprons, bibs, and placemats.
- Playtime: explore indoor and outdoor activities with dolls, a cape, a satchel, and a tent.
- Bedtime: snuggle in for the night in cozy pajamas and a sleep sack.

Meg also adds suggestions for projects designed to create adventures both kids and adults can share together, while incorporating tasks that children can accomplish on their own.

Growing Up Sew Liberated includes a techniques section with how-to photos, extra tips and tricks, and a bonus full-sized pattern section. This sewing project guide is jam packed with creative ideas that are perfect for integrating creativity and adventure into the daily lives of sewists, children, and families alike.

For more information, please go here.

Until Thursday, June 23, you can win a copy of this fantastic book. To enter, answer the following question: What is a great gift one could craft or sew for a child?

If submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag and the hashtag #comment2win.

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    May 8, 2012, 06.32 PMby getdownlouis

    What a great give-away. Thanks! I love the idea of making tents and play spaces with fabric that lets the sun shine through. Lots of lovely color surrounding children playing.

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    Apr 28, 2012, 06.32 AMby LunaMoona

    I never knew fluorescent pink thread would be such a large part of my life until I had two little girls to sew for.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 02.57 AMby Jae Lee

    I like making individual tailored costumes for kids as well as clothes that suit/fit a childs personality.

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    Jun 24, 2011, 01.20 AMby Meghan Heggland

    Colored pencil rolls to inspire artistic explorations!

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    Jun 23, 2011, 08.04 PMby perrineco

    clothes for their dolls or costumes!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 09.40 PMby somethingcute

    For my sons birthday this year, I made him a stuffed dachshund from some old jeans and an apple printed fabric remnant for the ears. I added an apple applique and hand embroidered his name next to it on the dogs hip.

    I drafted the pattern myself as a teenager, it was a replica based off of a toy from my moms childhood. He really likes his toy, and I hope he chooses to keep it while he grows up :)

    I love making things with my kid, he is so enthusiastic. It would be great to build some crafts with him over the summer, since he will be starting school for the first time in the fall!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 08.50 PMby Jenelle-EandA

    I love Meg’s patterns for adults. I can’t wait to see what she has thought up for kids (the teepee on the front of the book is adorable!). I think sewing a baby quilt is a great present that can get a lot of use (not sized like clothing) and could even become an heirloom. Stuffed animals are also great.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 07.49 PMby knighttemplar

    Well, my six year old brother said “toys”. I think costumes are wonderful, all the ones I have made have been well appreciated, also, yeah, toys ae always a favorite. My brother’s favorite toy is a narwhal plushie that I made him, and my four year old brother loves his GIR from invader zim.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 05.49 PMby Ashley Mastin

    I love to make superhero capes for kids.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.59 PMby jessmw

    I’m a fan of super hero capes, they sew up fast and kids love them.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.41 PMby catarina

    For girls dresses for dolls and boys superheroes capes.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.44 PMby darcyi

    I think the cape from the book would be a great gift for little ones!!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 12.28 PMby li10

    clothes !! my daughter love them!!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 05.30 AMby hwallace80

    A book! I love to laminate family pictures (large sizes are best) then bind them together into a tear proof, drool proof book for young toddlers. It’s fun to watch them turn the pages and recognize the familiar faces! It’s also fun to make fabric books (easily washed, not so easily destroyed) for readers who aren’t yet reading. My favorite is the ‘learn to…’ fabric book. I sew zippers, buttons, laces, and such onto the different pages.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.56 AMby Kyrie Smith

    I love the idea of making personalized superhero capes as a gift for kids! I can’t wait to try the cape pattern in the book.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.18 AMby Sheena Dickerson

    Hmm, a great gift to sew for a child would be one that can spark creativity and imagination, or something useful for them. I’ve wanted to make an art satchel, art smock, travel pouch for cherished toys, fabric roads for cars, reusable snack pouches, and a wet bag for bathing suits for my nieces.1

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.11 AMby elaineren

    I made my daughter a ‘pony pillow’. A simple stuffed animal, out of her baby blanket. I used the satin binding for the mane. She loved it.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.08 AMby Sheena Dickerson

    Hmm, a great gift to sew for a child would be something that sparks their creativity or imagination; an art satchel, an art smock, a travel case for their toys, cloth roads for cars… it depends on what they are in to as well.

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.51 AMby robynhansen

    i love making bibs for baby gifts, and cute little dresses and skirts for my daughter and nieces :)

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    Jun 21, 2011, 11.53 PMby Jennifer Calfee

    I love to make little stuffed animals for kiddos. I made a teddy bear for my son before he was born. He still carries him around and sleeps with him all the time. (He’s five now). He even includes Ted in his bedtime prayers!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 09.18 PMby Laura Davis

    Play forts! long material with ties and loops in a matching drawstring bag, complete with clothespins and flashlight.

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    Jun 21, 2011, 05.43 PMby Kristin Meldrim

    The favorite things I have made my kids are costumes and pj pants. They get to pick out the design or the fabric and make it their own!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 02.25 PMby flymy

    A few hammocks and pillows so that they can make their own little home in the child-friendly trees in the garden and play baby monkeys, oh and a matching picnic bag so that food can be easily transported up to them when they run out of imaginary bananas.

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    Jun 21, 2011, 06.17 AMby goodytiptoes

    I made my daughter’s bedspread/duvet cover. Sounds corny, but she sleeps wrapped in her mama’s love every night.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 05.31 PMby ditetre

    Fun projects for all… the books looks great.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 11.57 AMby butler83

    I love making doll clothes and quilts for my nieces and their dolls!

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    Jun 19, 2011, 12.21 PMby almentzer

    Knit food for their play kitchen.

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    Jun 19, 2011, 11.46 AMby catran

    I found a great sleepover pillowcase tutorial while searching blogs. A cute pillowcase with a handle and small zippered pouch for the child’s stuffed toy, book, etc. I used to love sleepovers and would have enjoyed a gift like this.

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    Jun 19, 2011, 03.56 AMby KristyHopefulThreads

    I just finished a sweet Matroyshka doll for my daughter’s upcoming birthday! Thanks for the chance at this great book! It would be so exciting to win!

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    Jun 19, 2011, 02.14 AMby Leah Corsover

    I like to make baby kimonos from the free Martha Stewart pattern online – in polarfleece with cotton lining, they are amazing spring and summer jackets!

    Thanks for the giveaway…

    oneinthebag at hotmail dot com

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