In one short month my 3rd book, Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow, will be available and out in the world! I just received my very own advance copy last week and there is nothing like holding a book in your hand with your name on it! I’m so thrilled with the book and every project in it. It represents one year of hard work, another year of editing and waiting and finally, it has all paid off!

Here’s a brief description of the book from the back cover:

Beautiful Handmade gifts for all occasions!
In Present Perfect, you’ll discover gifts to sew for all of life’s major celebrations: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, new homes, new babies, or simply “just because.”

Author Betz White offers a new collection of sewing projects for you to stitch and give to those you love. Projects include cuddly toys for babies and toddlers, clever bags and accessories for women and men, and beautiful items for the modern home. Sewers with a range of abilities, from confident beginner to seasoned seamstress, will find the projects achievable and enjoyable to make.

Each handmade gift begins with a thoughtful selection of materials just right for the project and the recipient. Throughout this book Betz also offers hints for using alternative materials and ideas for upcycling. Reusing a favorite fabric with a history, such as outgrown baby clothing, a grandfather’s necktie, or a vintage tablecloth, can add meaning to a truly memorable gift.

I’m now taking PRE-ORDERS in my Etsy shop for signed copies! The expected ship date is September 30th, but hopefully sooner. Stay tuned for inside peeks of the projects or follow me on Instagram for my Friday Sneak Peeks!