Super Big Announcement

In the midst of all the craziness and excitement leading up to the opening of the Whipstitch shop in the next few days (eek!), I am a little overwhelmed to share another, exciting announcement: I’ve written a book, which is being published by F + W and is due to be released late this summer!

I’ve been teaching adult sewing classes here in Atlanta since 2007, and have had the most amazing experiences doing that–it’s so different from teaching high school (which I did before I began designing and sewing professionally).  It has been easily one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever had the privilege to accomplish.  So when I blogged a tutorial for making Continuous Bias Tape, I didn’t really think much of it, beyond that it was an extension of my classes and that the tute would make a great resource for my students after they’d completed the course.

So when I checked my inbox about a year ago and discovered an email from an acquisitions editor over at F + W saying she’d read my tutorial, loved the style and voice, and asking if I’d ever thought about writing a book, I couldn’t reply fast enough (my answer: “Only every day since I was 6!”).  The past year has been an insane whirlwind of manuscripts and photo shoots and pattern drafting and sample making, and I’ve been elated and frazzled and flattered and humbled by all of it.  And now, it’s nearly coming to a conclusion: the book is set to be released in late July of 2010, and I couldn’t be prouder!

More details as the release date gets closer, including some sneak peeks of the interior of the book and some of the projects I’ve designed.  I can’t wait to share it all with you, and welcome you into our new retail space to see the finished product of BOTH the Whipstitch babies being born this year!

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  • Wendymoon
    March 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Wow that’s exciting news for sure! Congratulations. 🙂

  • Antoinette
    March 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! Can’t wait to find out more.

  • Nikki
    March 19, 2010 at 5:10 am

    WOW! Congratulations 🙂

  • Heather J.
    March 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations! If reading the book is even half as fun and informative as taking your classes, it will be well worth owning.

  • Shannon Miller
    March 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Wow, how exciting!!! Congrats! Please please keep us us in the loop over here at SB! 😉

  • Marci J
    March 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Ruth
    March 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Erika Sews-it-all
    March 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Hey there – I’d like to contact you to let you know that your blog will be featured next week at! Couldn’t find an email for you here – but you can drop me a line for more info. at erikalynn[at]onemain[dot]com. Thanks!

  • luvinthemommyhood
    March 23, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Congrats!!!! So excited for the book! We would love to have you over on luvinthemommyhood if you do a blog tour!!!!

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