The layout of the book makes so much sense to me: it starts with finding out why we sew and what our different motivations may be, then moves on to how to create an organized space, and then how to carve out time for sewing. Once we learn about that, we move to the projects of the book. There are even some basic sewing tips at the end, since the projects offer a wide variety, it's quite likely that you could learn a thing or two from the variety of techniques used throughout.
The projects are for the most part fairly simple and quick. They would all make great gifts. I think the variety of projects is what makes this book a double winner. I love that there are hand-sewing projects, half-square triangles, zippers, and quilting for people to try out. I often hear someone saying they're good at one type of sewing, but not at another, and I think this book offers those opportunities to branch out of our comfort zones.