1,2,3 Sew – Book Review & Giveaway {Ellen Luckett Baker}


I’d love to share a brand new book from Ellen Luckett Baker with you today…1,2,3 Sew!

I dream of being able to whip up a dress on a whim, but in reality I need simple projects.  This book is loaded with 33 easy-to-follow patterns that will empower you to create beautiful bags, accessories and more so fast it will make your head spin.  Ellen keeps it super simple with big reward…that’s my kind of book.

Here’s a project I’m dying to try…

fabric storage container

Fabric storage containers are awesome! They would make me at least feel like I’m organized…ha!

You can find Ellen and her cool ideas daily at her blog, The Long Thread.  Go ahead and check it out…I’ll wait.  See, it’s a great blog!

Here’s another project I can’t wait to try…

cloth napkins

Aren’t these beautiful cloth napkins? Oh, I need to make them in so many colors!  It looks like a great way to use up some of your fabric scraps at the same time.

If you’re a seasoned sewing girl, you’ll still find lots of great ideas for gifts and creative sewing techniques inside this lovely book.  New to sewing?  You’ll love how Ellen explains how to choose fabric and gives tips along the way.  If you see this book in the bookstore you need to grab it and buy it…for real!


I know you’ll love this book as much as I do and one lucky Everything Etsy reader will win a copy of 1,2,3 Sew to enjoy from Chronicle Books.

Here’s how to win…

  • Leave a comment on this post {1 entry}
  • Spread the word of this giveaway by Twitter, Facebook, blog post or Pinterest pin {oh, how I love Pinterest}. {1 extra entry each}
  • Follow Everything Etsy on Twitter, Facebook or subscribe to our blog…thanks!  {1 extra entry each}
  • Keep up with the latest from Ellen by Facebook or her blog {1 extra entry each}

This giveaway ends July 18th at midnight…don’t miss out!  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.


***This giveaway has ended.  Thanks for all your wonderful comments!  The lucky winner is….#85 Cathy!



  1. seema says

    Hi, I am follower… everything etsy on facebook and of Ellen’s blog… subscribed… and pinning you too… :)

  2. Lisa L says

    I love sewing, but have such a difficult time finding fun, quick, and simple projects. This book would be fabulous to have! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Jen S says

    New to your blog thanks to the link from the Long Thread blog. I’ve added you to my reader. This looks like a great book and I’d love win a copy! Thanks for the chance.

  4. Megan says

    I’ve a good sewing machine & a desire to make things, but am looking for projects that can be successful to start! It looks like this could be perfect!

  5. says

    I need this book for the simple reason it is simple. I have been sewing on a skirt that was one of those EASY ones. I should have known better.

  6. Laura says

    So many fun projects in the book. Love to start with the lunch sack. I’m a new follower of Everything Etsy- what a great site. Thanks.

  7. Charlotte says

    I can sew but I’m not all that confident with techniques. I think this would be a great way to learn a step at a time. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Ina says

    I saw this book on Ellen’s blog earlier and it’s awesome.
    This fabric container is great thing I’ve been thinking to make

  9. Oksana says

    Its my dream to win this Amazing book!

    Please enter me in!

    Thank you for the chance!


  10. SnowflakeDay (Audra) says

    This book sounds perfect for me. I’m a beginner and have only done curtains so far. I love those fabric storage bins; been eyeing those on Etsy for quiet a while now…wishing I knew how to do them!

  11. mary fanara coleman says

    What a awesome giveaway you are having.Here’s to hoping I win.My fingers are already crossed.

  12. says

    How awesome! I was just at the bookstore today and saw this book for the first time..and now I find your blog with a giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers!!! I too adored the fabric container! I think it was my favorite project out of all the entries…. but then there’s so many to choose from!!! ^_^ Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
    .-= Lana´s last blog ..Saturday Morning =-.

  13. MichelleH says

    I would love to win this because I need it. I can sew a straight line and make a pillow case, but beyond that I’m clueless. I have a cutie pie I could dress, but I don’t know how.

  14. Hillary jeutter says

    Beginner sewer who could handle the cute projects in this book. I checked it out from the library and would love to own it.

  15. says

    I’ve been following Ellen’s blog for a long time on my Reader and now I have added your beautiful blog + Twitter.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. byrney says

    Hi, am now also following the long thread blog (have been following for a while but just properly subscribed) Thanks

  17. RobynK says

    My teenage daughter is now interested in sewing so to have her own book instead of borrowing Mum’s would encourage her to try out new things that wouldn’t be “like Mum’s”. She likes to be individual, but doesn’t every teenager?!

  18. Kris says

    This looks like a great book. Too many sewing books have the same old thing over and over. This looks like a great resource for new inspiration.

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