FunStitch Studio Launches at CHA Winter 2013! And a Giveaway!

Fresh on the heels of our astoundingly successful Stash Books imprint, C&T Publishing is excited to announce the creation of FunStitch Studio, a children’s books imprint that strives to instill a love of handmade in the next generation. This imprint’s tagline says it all: “Stitch Your Art Out.”

FunStitch Studio debuts at CHA 2013

Our goal is to nurture new sewists, embroiderers, and quilters with accurate, inspirational, educational, and easy-to-use ideas and projects.

FunStitch Studio debuts at CHA 2013

Six titles aimed at 8- to 14-year-olds will be published annually and feature 300+ color photos and illustrations, including step-by-step project photos, many showing the young sewist at work. The first title will be released in March 2013.

We Love to Sew by Annabel Wrigley for FunStitch Studio

“We Love to Sew” written by Annabel Wrigley will be our first release for FunStitch Studio!

Each title will include a skill-building component that will teach them how to be confident creators.

FunStitch Studio debuts at CHA 2013

Join us in offering kids and parents an opportunity to step away from a screen and make something handmade – today.

Click the link below to see a little video of our booth at CHA!

Launch of FunStitch Studio at CHA 20122012


Doesn’t this look amazing?! Share you thoughts and you could be the winner of We Love to Sew once it is released on March!

The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of We Love to Sew, leave a comment here telling us what you think about our new baby – um – I mean imprint! Deadline to enter is 01/21/13. The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win this book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version!

Update 1/21/13: Gail is our winner – congratulations!

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  1. Gina
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I have sewn since the late 1950′s and have found sewing to be fun, practical, profitable -and a great way to make friends in countless sewing organizations. To inspire today’s youth would be like teaching them to ‘fish’… sew they can ‘feed’ their creativity for a lifetime! I am teaching my Granddaughter… your books will on our To Do list!

  2. Kathy
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    I think it will be a great way to get youngsters interested in creating.

  3. MarciaW
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    My grandniece wants to get right to her next sewing project (she did one with lots of assistance). This new imprint would be useful if it appeals to little kids with projects they like. Thanks for the chance.

  4. MarciaW
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    My oldest grandniece just finished her first machine project and wants another. It would be wonderful to win a copy of your first release to get her hooked on sewing. Question: do the instructions work for a left-handed child too?

  5. Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Looks perfect for my grand daughter, who learned to sew over Christmas break.

  6. Jean in FL
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Will be sew much fun to work with my granddaughters!

  7. Elizabeth
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    My oldest granddaughter is interested in my sewing projects and I look forward to teaching her to sew. I would love to win a copy.

  8. Debbie Rogowski
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    This looks so cute and up todate with little things to make. WTG

  9. Posted January 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    How very, very fun!! This would be great for this Granny to use for fun days of crafting!

  10. Fran Demar
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Any crochet project with my twin granddaughters. One is righty, one is lefty! Yikes. I also love the headbands. It all seems doable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Karen Barrie
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful book for young people !!! With the school systems dropping home ec class…this is perfect to share with a new stitcher !!
    If I won I would donate the book to my local library to share !!! I sew everyday because I had a wonderful home ec teacher….she is 92 yrs of age and still sewing…I am 58 !!! I am so thankful for the wonderful world of sewing she taught me !!!

  12. Sandra McDowell
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I think is a great idea for those of us who teach young kids to sew. I am looking forward with great anticipation for publication of the book. Bring it on!!

  13. Jean Gross
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Looks exciting! I teach 3 after school sewing clubs…I am always looking for new project ideas to share with the girls! Can’t wait to see more!

  14. Joan
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful way to influence the next generation! We need to share knowledge of hand made creations and this book looks fun. I can imagine any young person being very happy upon opening this text. Congratulations.

  15. Hazel Dickinson
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    This would be a wonderful way for me to share my love of creating with the daughters of my friends. Passing on the skills & fun of sewing is the greatest reward I have found.

  16. Jill
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    How Fun!! Wonderful!! Love to have the book.

  17. Dottie
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I couldn’t see the video of your booth; it wouldn’t open up properly. However, as a retired elementary school teacher who taught after-school programs in sewing and quilting to students in grades 4-7, I applaud any attempt to get kids to learn any handicraft skills that would get them off their ipods and iphones! My sewing students, both girls and boys, amazed themselves at what they could create, and I hope that some of them have kept up with sewing.

  18. Mary Mac
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    This is a fantastic. I try hard to find “cool” ideas for my ten year old granddaugher and this would be perfect.

  19. Posted January 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the new imprint – just perfect for the young crafters , I am already teaching my 5 grandkids under the age of 4..

  20. Pamela Andrella
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    What a fun play on words! My grandma taught me to sew 40 years ago, now I’m teaching three of my grand-daughters; ages 9 – 15; they will love this book. If I don’t win, I’ll be buying it. I love finding fresh new ideas for them! Thanks for helping to promote kids to step away from the TV/video games/phones and be creative….gives them somethng to be proud of!

  21. Claudia
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Those smiles! They make me want to find some kids to play with.

  22. Barbara
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    This is an answer to the challenge ahead for my granddaughter and myself………Keely is 8 and received her first sewing machine for Christmas. On her way home from celebrating with her other granny, she called me and asked if I would teach her how to sew. What an honor for me and now a roadmap for us both!

  23. Cindy Wienstroer
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Perfect idea for girls wanting to learn – and I know a few that will be interested in creating their own items.

  24. quiltchick
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I have 4 grand daughters between 5 and 15 and they would all love to pick projects from this book to work on.

  25. Posted January 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    I love it! I’m a good bit older than the target audience, but I think I would enjoy doing some of the project myself. Is that bad? Hhhhmmmm.

  26. Posted January 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I hope this includes stuff for boy quilter/crafters. It is frustrating how they seem to be left out of the fun. I have two boys that love to help me in my sewing room and I am always looking for good sewing projects for them.

  27. Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    This is SO great! I am always looking for creative ways to pass sewing along to my 5 year old daughter and niece! Perfect! I can’t wait to get my hands on this!

  28. Margaret
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Perfect timing! My 9-year-old has just recently expressed interest in learning how to sew. Can’t wait to see what other books come out.

  29. Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    looks fun!

  30. Deborah
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    I love it!!!! Also – I would love to win that book – thanks for the chance!!

  31. Chris
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    I love the new imprint – just perfect for the young crafters !

  32. sylvia.wright
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 12:03 am | Permalink


  33. Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Forgot to comment on the new imprint! Very nice: eye catching, exciting, nice colors. Can’t wait!!

  34. Posted January 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Ditto Becky. These treasures would/will also be great for us “big kids” (kids @ heart) that want to learn. I want to someday teach kids so I can’t wait till these come out! :-)

  35. Diane
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    My 5 year old granddaughter would definitely be wanting to buy from this display. She always “brings a project to work on” when she comes to my house! She knows grandma is always working on a new project.

  36. Sandy
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    The grand-nieces would love this — items for and by the young.

  37. Becky in VA
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea! As a child, I would have loved this book!

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