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Improv Sewing by Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut features "101 fast, fun, and fearless projects" for making a gorgeous collection of accessories for you, your home and wardrobe. To celebrate we've got a sample project from the book or making a birds in flight headboard and a copy of the book to giveaway.

Win A Copy Of The Book (Worldwide)

For your chance of winning a copy of the book, simply leave a comment below telling us what the most fearless sewing project you've ever made was?

Congratulations to Sandra L.

Birds In Flight Headboard




oneangelonly · Ephraim, Utah, US
The most fearless sewing project I've ever made was a flower girl dress for my daughter's wedding on June 16, 2012. I love to sew and since my mom is a seamstress from Holland I've learned how to not let the making of something stress me out. It just makes the sewing more difficult! LOL!
eve b.
eve b. · Rotherham, England, GB
my sewing is basic n my machine sewing is even more basic (straight lines n thats it) but i wanted to make something nice for my 10 month old daughter so i found some tips online and make her a little rag doll, going round corners n bends with the machine was very interesting, its a little lopsided but im proud of it, any tips i can get help brilliantly as i love making things but need more practice Happy
Sairy_Fairy · Blackpool, England, GB · 1 project
My most fearless sewing project was a 50's style halter neck dress with a circle skirt, with a skull print fabric!! Absolutely amazing! Happy X
Birgit · Leuven, Flanders, BE · 35 projects
I made my own gala dress this year, I finished the evening before the gala at midnight... And left my preparation for university for the day after xD
I got lots of compliments though so it was seriously worth it!
Makani V.
Makani V. · South Shields, England, GB · 1 project
The most fearless sewing project was when I decided to sew my own "Toothless" plushie based on the film "How to train your dragon". I didn't like the official ones so I decided to make my own.
That might not sound all that fearless, but I hadn't held a needle in my hand since my primary school days so this project was what got me into sewing again in the first place. Never looked back since Happy
RareJewel · Richmond, Virginia, US
When I was a kid I had a toy sewing machine that really worked and I made a rag doll. I was really excited no fear at all.
Luiza S.
Luiza S. · Brasília, Federal District, BR · 22 projects
Probably when I decided to sew my own jeans.
In the beginning it seemed lovely, picking the color and designing the fit, but when it got to actually sewing it, I broke 9 needles, and then decided to sew it by hand. It ended up looking rather odd, but I still love it Happy
mimilover · Amsterdam, North Holland, NL · 20 projects
Probably the rainy afternoon I decided to make a corset. The reason it was especially frightening was that I dont own a sewing machine so I had to do it al by hand.
Olivia H.
Olivia H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 32 projects
My most fearless sewing project ever was a Nyan Cat Plushie for my friend's birthday. It was my first time attempting to sew a plushie. I had all the pieces cut out well beforehand, but on the day before her birthday, I found out that my sewing machine was broken and that I had to sew the entire thing by hand. I worked all day and through part of the night so that I could finish it in time to give her. After more than seven hours of hard work, my back was stiff and my fingers were covered with blisters, but seeing the look on her face when she opened her gift made it all worth it. The link below shows my finished work:
Emmyann07 · Sacramento, California, US · 49 projects
The most fearless sewing project I've ever done was actually my friend's project. I helped her put together her Cinderella dress. Most of the dress was pieced together from different patterns and ones we made ourselves but it turned out beautiful... It was my first time using a a serger and there were just so many layers of chiffon it was crazy Happy
Sandra L.
Sandra L. · Newark, California, US · 38 projects
I haven't done much sewing as I'm not the best at it but ...

once upon a time, it was a chilly winter afternoon. after scouring the entire internet, i finally came upon the dino hat. he was a fearsome project and the pattern provided did not fit my head at all so i winged it and guessed the pattern (first time i had sewed anything from scratch). In the end, i conquered the dino hat and he lived happily ever after on my brother's head. the end


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