Book Trailer & Giveaway

Here’s my book trailer! This little mouse pincushion will tell you about the types of projects featured in 1, 2, 3 Sew. Click below to read more and enter to win a signed copy of the book!

My friend and photographer for the book, Laura Malek, took the photos for this trailer, I set it up and got to sew all the tiny things for the mouse and borrow my children’s toys. And our friend Knight Berman of The Marble Tea wrote the score. I put it all together and learned a lot in the process.

To get the best view of the video, select the highest quality and pop it out to full screen. And if you like the music, you can download the song for free here.

And  a giveaway! I’ll be offering a signed copy of the book to FIVE winners and will ship internationally. All you have to do to enter is help me spread the word about the book by sharing the video. Post it to your blog, share it on twitter or facebook, or just e-mail the link to a friend. Then leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the book. I’ll choose the winners with the random number generator at the end of the week, so enter by midnight (eastern) on Saturday, June 18.

199 comments to Book Trailer & Giveaway

  • Karen H.

    I love to sew and your projects look like a lot of fun. I have spread the word with my quilting buddies! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Mirjam

    Geez, that is one cute mouse! Could I tempt her to come and live with me? Catfree house with plenty of good dutch cheese in the fridge… welcome!

  • I did a little advertising for you in Holland and Belgium (Europe). I hope your book will also be available in our stores, otherwise we can find it via the internet. Wonderful projects and trailer!

  • Shawna

    Super cute trailer, can’t wait to see whats in the book. Hugs to you
    Shawna in Wisconsin

  • Alli

    That is a fantastic book trailer! The little props you made for the mouse are amazing. I love the little “ouch” at the end!

  • Sharon

    YAY!! Can’t wait!!

  • Joy

    That is so cute!! I just spread the word =]

  • Lisabeth

    Love the trailer! Love your blog! Can’t wait to see the book 🙂

  • Asha Patel

    How cute! Would love a chance to win as I am now venturing into sewing territory! I need all the help I can get!

  • Rachel

    Looks WONDERFUL! I can’t wait to see/smell/feel it!

  • luckybear

    Trailer looks great and I wanted to see more with a view to buying the book, but the “Look Inside” feature on Amazon is really disappointing – it doesn’t let you see any of the projects! Is there any way you can get them to change this – I wouldn’t be tempted at all to buy this book without seeing any of the pictures of the projects.

  • thelongthread

    Thanks for your comment. I agree that amazon is not showing many of the projects — I will look into getting that changed. In the meantime, you can see more of the projects on the Chronicle Books website here:,book-info/store,books/products_id,9189/title,1-2-3-Sew/

    And on the book designer’s website here:

    And on the photographer’s website here (scroll through to photos at the end):

  • Laura

    This just makes me smile! My favorites are the apron and the baby! What a happy trailer…something easy to share with others. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • luckybear

    Hi, thanks for your reply (and so quick!) Had a look at the Chronicle website and the book designer’s site too – much more exciting! You should definitely get Amazon to change it if you can – I am from the UK and wouldn’t have necessarily come across those other sites – Amazon tends to be a first stop for me when searching for new craft books. But I am really excited to see the book. I have shared on Facebook and am keeping my fingers crossed for the random number generator…!
    Thank you .

  • Gave my daughter a sewing machine for Christmas and she has found a sewing mentor in Washington DC. She would love to have some beginning projects!!

  • Debbie

    Looks like a cool book! Tweeted @ ladyace

  • Nancy T

    I love the video!! what a cute promo for your book, congrats!! can’t wait to see what kind of projects i can make. Enjoy your blog and all of your creative ideas 🙂

  • Kim Hicks

    What a great idea! And the projects look awesome 🙂

  • Hi!
    I love the trailer and have your book on my wishlist. I did share the link on my Facebook.
    Thank you for the giveaway.


  • Can I just say I LOVE book trailers? I think it’s a great (and fun) way to see how the book looks. I just posted a link on my blog to this in my Linky Thursday post (

  • 😀 😀 I posted on Facebook.. I love the idea of this book. I am new to sewing and need help with stepping-up! I make way to many pillow cases and plushies! I would love a copy of this book 😀 😀

  • Martha

    The trailer is sooooo cute! I’ve had this on my Amazon wishlist since you posted the first Amazon link. I’ve asked for it for my birthday (Monday!), and I’ve told everyone I know about it since it’s such a great concept, the whole building on skills idea. I don’t have Facebook or a blog, but I am going to email the link to a girl I just met this week that sews. I hope sales are through the roof! Thanks for offering a giveaway.

  • Ellen

    That is such an adorable trailer! I shared it on Facebook! I hope it helps you get lots of web traffic. 🙂

  • Shared on Facebook. It’s an adorable trailer and I can’t wait to see the patterns and try them out.

  • Crystal C

    Super cute mouse! She is more than welcome to come live in my house! I shared via facebook!

  • I shared this with my facebook craft group. Blessings on your endeavors!

  • My daughter had a peek at this while I was reading and has already requested a mouse! it looks fabulous…

  • Shared on my facebook page – I can not wait for my pre-ordered copy to arrive at my place!

  • Bree Ong

    Like you and many others, I sure, I personally enjoys making crafts too!! Will be honoured if I can win the book! Adorable little mouse, love it!!!

  • Lorraine

    Shared by email. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Linda

    I’ve been looking forward to this book’s release! Will spread the word! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Karyn Ashley-Smith

    I’m not feeling very original, so I hope you don’t get tired of hearing how cool your video is! Thank you for the opportunity to add your book to my library!

  • Spreading! Can’t wait to check it out!!!

  • Simoneil

    The cat is soo cute surely it’s vegetarian. I’ve emailed this link to some friends. Fingers cossed and for me and sending luck your way for awesome sales of the book. Love the trailer

  • Amelia

    Congrats for the video, lovely!
    All the best with the book.

  • F

    LOVE! shared it on my facebook 😉

  • I just inherited a sewing machine. This looks like a great book for me right now.

  • Claudina

    I just posted on FB, thanks a lot for such a good inspiration. Can’t wait to make a few things for my 14 month old daughter! 🙂

  • Anita

    This was very cute! and I shared on twitter 🙂

    I loved the tiny projects you made for the trailer…and am sure the projects in the book are just as fun and useful. Thanks!

  • Meagan c

    Hope I win this book! It’s adorable!

  • Mary

    Cute trailer!

    Hope I am lucky enough to win! I shared on twitter

  • I’ve sent your link to folks who want to learn to sew – the book’s approach looks like fun.

  • Andrea

    I tweeted! Such a cute trailer!!

  • Angela

    Just shared on facebook! Such a cute little video and I LOVE the mouse!

  • Elain Ponce De Leon

    I just tweeted & shared on Facebook! Cute video!!

  • What a sweet trailer, looking forward to the book!
    Just tweeted!

  • Great video, hope to find your book in a local book store.

  • Bonnie Shea

    Thank you for your wonderful sewing projects
    and for sharing. You have inspired me to sew
    again. Love the little mouse, you are so
    talented! I would love to win this book!

  • The video is adorable!! I would love, love, love to own a copy (especially autographed) of your book. It looks fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway!