Celebrate with a Stitch | Sewing Projects for Every Occasion

Mandy Shaw’s latest book, Celebrate with a Stitch, has got us all really excited about upcoming events in our social calendars! I’ve been leafing through the pages to find perfect projects for every occasion.

Celebrate with a Stitch Mandy ShawThe summer season means that there are plenty of weddings to attend, there’s always a birthday party around the corner, and some of us are already thinking about Christmas! Celebrate with a Stitch features a beautiful selection of projects for all of these occasions, from wedding gifts and favours to birthday badges and Christmas decorations.

Kirstie Allsopp, who wrote the foreword for Mandy’s latest book, says that this collection of projects “captures Mandy’s contagious energy and enthusiasm as well as her unique style, making it a must for any crafter, new or experienced”. Make adorable booties and bibs for a newborn, clever tabletop lampshades and vintage-style accessories for a wedding or fabric cakes and party hats for a birthday.

Celebrate with a Stitch Mandy ShawThere are numerous designs for bunting and pennants throughout the book, with instructions for cute miniature bunting and tips on using vintage fabrics. The pennants make brilliant keepsakes and there are various motifs you can use to suit every occasion, including Easter and Halloween. There’s also a stunning celebration quilt pattern, perfect for those really special occasions.

One of the great features of Celebrate with a Stitch, and Mandy’s previous books (Stitch with Love and Stitch at Home), is that stitch instructions and diagrams are included for both left- and right-handed sewists! There are plenty of embroidery and applique designs to try, including a monogram alphabet for personalising your projects.

Celebrate with a Stitch Mandy ShawDon’t miss our fantastic offer on Celebrate with a Stitch! Buy the book now and you can download the PDF ebook edition for free to enjoy the book immediately. The book doesn’t officially publish until September, but you can get your hands on a copy exclusively from Stitch Craft Create as part of our Advance Release programme.

Have you read any of Mandy Shaw’s books? Which is your favourite project from Celebrate with a Stitch? Share photos of your creations on our Facebook page!

What will you create today?

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