Projects to make in six hours or less: Sew It in a Weekend

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BERNE, Ind.--House of White Birches, a popular publishing brand of DRG, has released a 176-page, full-color book of sewing projects that can be completed in six hours or less. Sew It in a Weekend is available for $24.95 in a wire-o bound, hardcover edition.

Sew It in a Weekend includes 57 simple sewing projects that can be completed in a few hours. Designs include fashion accessories, gift ideas and home decor items. Each pattern includes a set of step-by-step instructions, a list of the needed materials and an estimated completion time.

"Sewing is creative expression at its very best," said Julie Johnson, editor. "Unfortunately, we are all very busy, which is why Sew It in a Weekend was developed to offer simple-to-sew projects that can be completed in hours instead of days."

Project titles include Stole the Show Shawl, Tumbling Blocks Blanket, Leaf Peeper's Tote, Simple-to-Quilt Chair Cover, Simply Striped Pillow Trio, On the Go Laptop Cover and Glowing Sweatshirt Redo.

About DRG: DRG ( is in its third generation of Muselman family ownership in Berne, Ind. The company consists of a direct marketing division, featuring craft and nostalgia products, and a marketing services/fulfillment division in East Texas. DRG publishes magazines and books, and also offers kits and supplies under consumer brands that include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, The Needlecraft Shop and American School of Needlework. Most print products are also available for download via the Internet. The fulfillment division, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), in Big Sandy, Texas, offers database marketing and Internet services alongside traditional subscription and product fulfillment.