Celebrate Jewish Life through Sewing – A New Book Shows You How

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CORNWALL, N.Y. – June 9, 2016 – A new book shows sewing enthusiasts how to make Jewish traditions their own through sewing, with a collection of 18 projects that go to the heart of Jewish life. The collection includes a mix of modern projects and classic Judaica reinterpreted for today’s sewing enthusiasts.

In Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations and Home ($29.95 Sew Jewish, March 2016), author Maria Bywater walks sewists through the steps of creating a tallit, challah cover, Passover matzah cover, and other projects for celebrating Jewish life. The book is designed so that even beginning sewists can get beautiful results, with detailed step-by-step instructions, more than one hundred illustrations, and expert tips throughout the book. Many of the projects include full-size sewing patterns. A section on basic sewing techniques provides extra resources for beginners and refresher information for experienced sewists.

“Sewing is really popular right now,” says Bywater. “I want to show people that they can use simple sewing skills to create Judaica projects that are beautiful, personal, and fit their modern lives. The sewing patterns and techniques are simple, but the results are heirloom quality. If you can set your sewing machine to a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch, you can make all the projects in this book.”

Maria Bywater converted to Judaism in a modern Orthodox community in Washington, D.C. She is the designer behind the leading national wedding chuppah rental company, Huppahs.com. In Sew Jewish, Maria shows readers how to sew a version of Huppahs.com’s most popular chuppah. She has lived in Tunisia, Kuwait, Libya, and England, and now lives in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley. She writes about Jewish sewing on her blog, Sew Jewish. Visit Maria at http://www.sewjewish.com.

Sew Jewish is available at Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/21UIuKy) and SewJewish.com (http://bit.ly/1RYaas9).

TITLE: Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations and Home
PRICE: $29.95
SIZE: 8 ½” x 11”
AUTHOR: Maria Bywater
ISBN: 978-0-9968582-2-9 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-0-9968582-0-5 (PDF)
PAGES: 150


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Contact: Maria Bywater by email at maria{dot}bywater{at}sewjewish{dot}com.