No-Sew Love craft book review

9780762451067I get so excited when a blogger releases a new book, especially when it’s a friend! Ashley from Make It and Love It has a new title on the shelves in the next few weeks – No-Sew Love: Fifty Fun Projects to Make Without a Needle and Thread. I received a copy for review and am thrilled to share it with you . . . this book is pretty incredible. I’ve been a crafter for a long time, and I can sew – and I had no idea there were so many things you can make without a sewing machine. I have a lot of friends who don’t have the room for a sewing machine/table in their apartments and will appreciate this book. I have friends who can’t sew who will appreciate this book. And I have friends who CAN sew but will still appreciate this book. Let me explain: here are my five favorite things about No-Sew Love.

Knit Skirt with Sash1. I LOVE the categories of projects. You don’t just get gifts and small items – you can make home decor and even clothing without sewing skills! Are you amazed? I am. I’m also impressed by the sheer number of projects that Ashley has managed to accomplish with no sewing machine. She’s truly awesome.

2. Great step-by-step photography. Are you a visual person? Or do you prefer written instructions? Well – you get both. It doesn’t matter how many steps are included in the project, she’s got an image and text for everything. You won’t be crying because you can’t picture what she’s saying – it’s all there!

Ramekin into Pin Cushion3. Ashley gives you the time estimate and skill level required. While I don’t this is crucial for a craft book, it’s nice. Especially the time estimate. I’m one of those people that likes to know what I’m getting into so I can plan. I’ve become kinda anal about my time in my old age (ha!).

4. Lots of tips with each project. On her blog, Ashley has a talent for thinking of all of the little details and pitfalls a person might experience when doing a project. Her projects ARE attainable. She’s continued this method from her blog to her book. You can tell she really wants to make sure that you aren’t just looking at pretty pictures – you can actually accomplish the idea!

Woven Clutch5. Good back and front sections. She’s got supply lists and sizing charts in the front, templates and other measurements in the back. Basically, you are equipped with everything you need in this one book to do some amazing projects that you will want to do. No searching around for other resources . . . it’s all here!

Grab No-Sew Love: Fifty Fun Projects to Make Without a Needle and Thread on Amazon here (looks like it’s already available!).


  1. Anne Marie says

    I would love to win this as I am addicted to crafts – sounds like a great book.

  2. Diane @ Vintage Zest says

    I love all of the projects that you previewed, so I would love to try them in person!

  3. Gwendolyn Simmons says

    I love crafts and would really love to have your interesting book. I am an avid seamstress but want to spread my crafting wings”. Please give me this awesom opportunity. Thanks, Gwendolyn

  4. Noel says

    I always love craft books. I don’t own a sewing machine so I often feel left out of fabric craft books. This would be perfect. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. kathy e. says

    I would love to have this book because I’m a crafty gal and love to use my imagination to create gorgeous things!

  6. Phyllis Riikonen says

    I would love to win this book because I’m always looking for new crafty ideas!

  7. says

    What a great giveaway, Amy! I’ve followed Ashley’s blog for such a long time – her book is perfect for a timid seamstress like myself!

  8. says

    I have tried to learn to sew but just don’t have the patience, yet there are so many projects I need to do (curtains, pillows, etc.) that seem to require a needle and thread! I need this book!

  9. Suzanne G says

    I would like to win this book as I could get some great new ideas for when my granddaughter comes to visit as she loves doing crafts with me.

  10. Julie Henderson says

    I just know this fun book is gonna be successful, ’cause it’s practical in today’s crafting world. The first thought I had for wishing to win, is to gift it to my sweet sister, who loves to craft as I do. Thanks for the great giveaway, & God bless! :-)

  11. sangeetha says

    Love both your blogs and I am sure the book is as inspiring with cool projects – would love to have it!

  12. Maaike says

    Much as I love to sew, sometimes I just don’t feel like pulling all my sewing paraphernalia out and setting it up. :)

  13. Carla Hundley says

    I love making things and
    learning new ways to craft!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Carla from Utah

  14. Tina Robinson says

    This book would be great to win because sometimes I just don’t want to get the sewing machine out! I have a ton of fabric samples and I am looking for fun and new things to make that don’t require needle and thread! I don’t always want to be stuck in my bedroom doing things (mini sewing/craft corner in there). It would be great to find some projects I can do anywhere!

  15. martha lawson says

    I like the idea of making things without having to sew!! Sometimes getting to the sewing machine is a hassle..Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  16. cindyzs says

    well i really dont have much sewing skills or a sewing machine, so this would be ideal for me as i love looking at sewing projects and try to figure out how to make them ‘no sew’ projects…….this might be right up my alley!! :)

  17. Debbie says

    I would to win the book because I sew and that is always my first craft go-to and I would like to learn some more techniques. In other words, family and friends are tired of getting sewn gifts.

  18. Ricki Duke says

    Looks like a great book to have. Love to try some of the projects. Christmas is a comin!

  19. Krystal Baker says

    I would love to have more ideas of crafts to make that require a sewing machine. I think my husband would appreciate not having the sewing machine out all the time.

  20. Tami Jones says

    I would love to win this. I have been a follower of make it and love it for years and would LOVE this book.

  21. Beth R. says

    I love her blog and was so excited about the book! It’s always so inspiring to see what others can create!

  22. carli says

    I would love to win this book. I am trying increase my creativity and I think this would help. Also looks there are fun things I can make for my little girls.

  23. sorahart says

    I love this concept of this book and would love to try it out with some of my teenage nieces who are JUST learning how to sew and craft!

  24. says

    I want to win because I really miss doing fabric crafts. I sewed and quilted for years before I had my kids (3 in two years!). I gave it all up, but now that they’re older, I’m trying to get back into crafting.

  25. Kate says

    I would love to win this book because I am always looking for great no-sew ideas, I’m a little sewing impaired.

  26. alexandria says

    Making things is in my blood. Everyday I’m making something new so a book to inspire me would be perfect!

  27. says

    I need this book because I can’t sew! I love making home made gifts, but nobody wants a gift with bloodstains from poking myself with a needle! I have two (old) sewing machines, but can’t get either one to cooperate with me.