Hello, I'm Lindsay Conner, a sewing pattern designer and author of several titles with C&T Publishing (Modern Bee, On the Go Bags, The T-Shirt Quilt Book). I wanted to stop by the C&T blog today to share some news about the recent book I compiled: kraft-tex Creations— Sew 18 Projects with Vegan Leather!
Make sure you scroll to the end for your chance to win a copy of the NEW book, plus 3 rolls of kraft-tex (from C&T Publishing) and a gorgeous Madeira Thread gift box (courtesy of Baby Lock)!
If you've never worked with kraft-tex, it's a paper-fabric hybrid that has many irresistible qualities. First, you can print designs and text on it (with paint or a computer printer). This alone leads to so many creative possibilities. But you can also stitch through it like fabric, adding embroidery or a quilted pattern. Some designers carve their own stamps and try block printing on kraft-tex. Others use it as an animal-friendly leather alternative to accessories bags, keychains, laptop cases, etc.
I designed two projects for the book. One is a simple clutch that uses a technique called Japanese stab binding (commonly used in bookbinding and handmade journals). My son always likes to help me with crafting and photo shoots!
The other is a mini journal necklace. I had so much fun learning about jewelry making, shopping for hardware, choosing embroidery floss colors to complement the kraft-tex. Making these tiny books is relaxing, rewarding, and it's a hand sewing craft can be done anywhere!
In fact, I made them for some of my best friends and surprised them with the necklaces at our summer reunion (back in 2018, when I was in the middle of designing projects for the book), and here we are wearing them together!
The finished book is something I'm really proud of, and I know you'll love making the 12 projects plus 6 bonus ideas from bags and wallets to coasters and embroidered bracelets.There's something for everyone! Coasters, a luminary, bracelets, wallets, baby shoes, a fridge organizer, zipper pouches, purses, a necklace, wall flags, and even a mini suitcase.
kraft-tex Creations Giveaway Set
How about a giveaway to celebrate?
- One random winner* will be selected by Rafflecopter at the end of the giveaway. They will receive a softcover copy of the kraft-tex Creations book, PLUS 3 rolls of kraft-tex to play with, AND a sampler box of Madeira thread (my favorite!) in a rainbow of colors.
- Five additional winners** will receive an eBook of kraft-tex Creations
Grand prize open in the U.S. only due to shipping costs.
** International entries welcome for ebook prizes.
Giveaway now closed.