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Sunday, December 11, 2011

CLOSED ~ Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!


~Giveaway Now CLOSED ~ 
Giveaway Day is here!  Thank you for visiting and I hope you have time to enter many of the great giveaways hosted at Sew, Mama, Sew.  I mainly blog about sewing for my children & myself and offer pattern reviews from many e-patterns that I sew.  Hundreds of free tutorials are linked below my header if you need some inspiration.  I also enjoy frugal shopping, cooking, crafting, gardening & homesteading.

I'd like to offer a copy of Girl's World by Jennifer Paganelli. This book is packed with simple, beautiful patterns for girls clothing, accessories & home decor.  I've looked through the pages but the patterns are unused and uncut.  I own two, so this one is up for grabs!
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To enter, simply leave a comment and link to your favorite free tutorial if you have one.  Followers of my blog may leave a second comment for an extra entry.  A winner will be selected randomly on Fri. 12/16 at 5pm PST.  Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.  Thank you for visiting and good luck!  Head back to Sew, Mama, Sew for more great giveaways!

129 comments:

Suzanne said...

Here's a tutorial I'm using right now
http://zaaberry.blogspot.com/2011/09/kids-messenger-bag-tutorial.html
My daughter is making it for herself (with my help).

Suzanne said...

I'm a follower :)

Lauranie said...

oh girl....I have an AWESOME tutorial link for you!! It is a RANDOM tutorial GENERATOR!! We are talking HOURS of tutorials!! Have fun...and thanks for the chance!!

http://random-tutorial.com/

Lauranie said...

I'm a happy follower :)

Heather in Oregon said...

Lovely Giveaway. This is the tutorial I'm using to make art smocks for my wee ones. http://alittlecraftynest.typepad.com/a-little-crafty-nest/2011/02/smock-tops-a-two-part-tutorial.html

Heather in Oregon said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

I found something really cute the other day: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/12/angry-birds-plush.html
For sure, I will be making a couple of those ;-)
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Of course, I am following your blog, even if I have not been commenting a lot lately.

Lee said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love this tutorial for a cute mushroom ornament -
http://echinopsaster.blogspot.com/2011/11/holiday-how-to-series-w1-merry-mushroom.html
Thanks!

Lee said...

I am a follower too~!

nest full of eggs said...

frozen cranberry wreath !

http://nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com/2010/12/frozen-cranberry-wreath.html

sew and so much more said...

http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/09/mic-o-pear-metal-frame-coin-purse.html

I love this little coin purse. It is first in my faves :-)

Stephanie said...

I love this tutorial for a fabric dollhouse! I made one and it turned out soooo cute.

http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html

erica said...

I have found a lot of tutorials on sew mama sew's blog. This year I have made a stadium blanket and cushion and a child size messenger bag.

Lindsay said...

I think this is a good tutorial:

http://fabricshopperonline.com/tutorials-found-the-perfect-box-pouch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheFabricShopper+%28The+Fabric+Shopper%29

Woosterwoo said...

Such a cute pincushion :)

http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/04/sewing-tutorial-turtle-pincushion-with-pattern.html

Thanks for the great giveaway!

smooze13 said...

http://dee-construction.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-my-week-35-draft-your-own-pattern.html
I've tried this one and will definitely be using it again

smooze13 said...

I follow you

rebekah said...

I love http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/07/full-and-fluffy-pettiskirt.html. It is not only the best free tutorial for pettiskirts that I've found, it's even better than a couple I purchased.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

rebekah said...

I'm a follower.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tara said...

I just finished making 3 of these for Christmas gifts.
http://www.putapuredukes.com/2011/11/double-braided-scarf-tutorial.html

Tara said...

I just became a follower!
I'm taking part in the giveaway day also, please come by if you get a chance!
www.true-pure-lovely.blogspot.com

Gidget said...

I am a follower but don't have a free tutorial to add... I am definately writing some of these down though!

Erica-Jane said...

I love this tutorial and I have used it many times
http://kirinote.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-make-reversible-journal-cover.html

Cinnamon said...

My favorite tutorial is the Lazy Days Skirt from Oliver + S.
http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html

scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

The Hungry Crafter said...

I don't think I have a single favorite tutorial, but I do have a whole BUNCH of tutorials that I want to try collected over on Pinterest here:

http://pinterest.com/jobanba/tutorials/

Thanks!

Jessica said...

Tough to choose a favorite tutorial (my computer is loaded with them!), so I'll link to what I'm working on today:
http://www.hicketypicketyhandmade.com/2011/01/07/no-hem-skirtits-so-easy/
Matching skirts for my three nieces!

ShirleyC said...

This is a favorite of mine. This little sundress is so darling. I made several for my granddaughter.

http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2010/08/solar-dress-free-pattern.html
I'd love to win this book!

Thanks.

Trish said...

Here's one of mine. http://overflowcreativity.blogspot.com/2011/11/bandana-dress-cutting-instructions.html

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

New follower!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Here is one of my tutorials!

Anne said...

Oooo, I've wanted this book for a while! Thanks for the chance to win!!
One of my favorite free patterns is this: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/05/bapron-tutorial.html

Anonymous said...

oh i would love this book!

my favorite tutorial is:
http://smftutorials.com/drupal/how-to-make-rebatched-soap-tutorial

karli
k_squared4t(at)hotmail(dot)com

Candice said...

ouuu, my favorite- hmmmm... i love the avalon bag tutorial at http://fabricworm.blogspot.com/2011/05/market-purse-tutorial-using-avalon.html

All Things Beautiful said...

lovely giveaway

@pril said...

Very cool book.

@pril said...

I am your newest follower. Do you have an RSS Feed?

In Black and White said...

I'm a new follower

In Black and White said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I don't think I have a favorite tutorial at the moment, I've been trying out so many for my Christmas gift making that they're all whirling around in my head.

Jody said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I'd love to win a copy of this book because I have two little girls and love to sew for them!
I love some of the tutorials on purlsoho.com.

jodym7atyahoo.com

jojoebi said...

I7m not sure I have one favourite, i like to make my own patterns but I do like looking at other patterns for inspiration

littlepinkcupcakes said...

This is my favorite tutorial. I have four girls so I need to get creative around the holidays with sewing, this can be adjusted and adapted a ton of different ways.

littlepinkcupcakes said...

I'm a new follower.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow you already

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

favorite tutorial right now that i want to try is http://spicypinecone.blogspot.com/2011/12/poly-clay-christmas-piggy-ornament.html
ps. I've wanted this book for ages!

Heather said...

My favorite tutorial is for a gathered clutch bag. I make tons of them for gifts. http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

Heather said...

I'm a new follower.

Jennie said...

Really want to make this with my kids:
http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2011/04/scrap-map-tutorial.html

Great giveaway - thanks!

Bethany said...

so many cool tutorials out there I don't think I could choose a favorite!

Kristie said...

Great prompt. I will learn something from it. Next for me is this shirt dress: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-shirt-dress.html

kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

dianne said...

I have made a few party dresses from the Cottage Mama

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

I don't have a favourite but thanks to all the free tutorials out there, I've managed to teach myself how to sew and there are some lovely generous crafter out there. My pinterest boards are pretty much covered in free tutorials that I would like to try.

jaya said...

my favorite tutorial is the itty bitty dress by rae. I have made it many times for new baby gifts, always adorable.. http://www.made-by-rae.com/2008/04/free-itty-bitty-baby-dress-pattern/

thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Amy B said...

Here's a tutorial I love: http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/09/snap-wrap-dress.html

Amy B said...

GFC Follower Amdierm

amdierm a t gmail dot com

Shanny said...

I love the buttercup bag pattern-- easy and lovely

http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern/

Shanny
Shangalonline@gmail.com

Njeri said...

This is the first bag I ever sewed for myself at http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern/

Gina said...

I have had this book in my Amazon cart for months! I've been wanting to purchase it, but there is always something else I need...or should I say the kids need? Anyway, I can't think of any favourite tut right now, but I am enjoying reading through everyone else's comments and seeing their favourites.

Gina said...

following!

Chiska said...

I don't have a favorite tutorial--I've loved seeing the other tutorials though. Thanks for the chance.

sydthewyd said...

I haven't made it yet, but this is the next thing to made in our house!

http://cloud9fabrics.blogspot.com/2011/06/tutorial-oval-bathmat.html

All of the cloud 9 tutorials are really nice :)

Sallie said...

I don't have a favorite tutorial, but I recently made a disappearing 9 patch quilt following a tutorial I'd seen. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Jenny said...

This is a tutorial I am using to make some gifts this year:
http://www.happytogethercreates.com/2011/07/double-sided-fabric-headband-pattern.html
Thanks for the chance to win!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

m hoch drei said...

At the moment, I love the advent calendar owl bag sewing at Farbenmix.de .. they only publish a small part of the tutorial every day...

m hoch drei said...

And I'm a new follower...

Anne said...

I'm going to make a bunch of these organizer baskets: http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-blog-hop.html

Anne said...

I'm a follower. Merry Christmas!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I love this tutorial-- http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

blog follower

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Melissa Ann said...

Everything Coming Up Roses Skirt: http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2011/05/everythings-coming-up-roses-skirt.html

Tia Dia said...

I would love to win this book! My daughters (all three of 'em) love to craft and sew, and this looks like the perfect idea book for them. My favourite tute is Gertie's Bound Buttonholes. You can find it at http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/10/bound-buttonhole-tutorial.html.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lorri said...

Looks like a cute book! I love this tutorial:

http://thismamamakesstuff.com/hes-all-boy-baby-cap-tutorial/

Needled Mom said...

My favorites are on tutorials are on http://modabakeshop.com

Christie S. said...

I'm making a set of placemats to give as a gift this year. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/10/color-blocks-placemats-napkins-holiday-sew-along/

Tanya said...

V and Co-the Baby Life quilt. So adorable! http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/02/baby-life-quilt.html

Robyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

I don't really have a favourite as yet. I am new to blogging but I have been totally inspired and I love the Moda Bake shop as it always has something new to inspire me.

Jodi said...

I am a new follower, hope I win this - all the beautiful things I could make for my little girl if she has long sleeps and I win.

Tiara said...

my favorite tutorial is cathedral windows quilt http://hyena-in-petticoats.blogspot.com/2007/08/cathedral-window-quilt-tutorial.html

Manda said...

Obsessively Stitching has a I-Spy quilt tutorial that got me started on quilting, so that's got to be mine!

I've actually been wanting this book, so if life is fair, I would win it!

Thanks.

Janine said...

I don't have a current link but saw one today for a ruffled christmas tree skirt that I think I will be trying this weekend.
Like the site. Have 3 girls so the book would be great! I would love for you to check out the website I started to help my husband through seminary and leave me a comment. Thanks, Janine
huntingtonjanine@yahoo.com
www.sewreliable.com

julie said...

hi, am new to blogs and am quickly writing down all these free tutorials as i sew for under priviledged kids and would love to win this book.good luck everyone.thanks

Amanda said...

Here is a new tute I just ran across, it was an immediate fave!
http://www.sharonhollanddesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/birdie-pincushion-project.pdf

Amanda said...

following your blog :)

shayshap said...

These are so cozy and easy.

http://www.mesewcrazy.com/2011/10/pr-tutorials-week-3-baby-snap-cargo.html

thanks, kathy

shayshap said...

I am your newest follower.

Lee.w said...

http://tumblingblocks.net/blog/index.cfm/2008/9/22/Honeycomb-Smocking-Tutorial

Love this!

Jenelle said...

I had so much fun stitching one of these cute little house ornaments up for a friend:

http://retro-mama.blogspot.com/2011/10/home-for-holidays.html

Thanks for the chance to win!

Gabrielle said...

Here's a tutorial that I've found very useful for inserting invisible zippers - but actually everything at Sherry's blog is useful: http://buzzybeesworld.blogspot.com/2010/03/tricks-of-trade-inserting-invisible-zip.html

Millie said...

My favourite tutorial at the moment is this http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/lets-make-dumplings-free-zip-pouch-tutorial.html

Julie said...

As I am a newbie sewist- this book would be great. The tutorial that I used last was for pj bottoms. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-Your-Own-Pajama-Pants/?ALLSTEPS Thanks for the chance!

Taly said...

Here is one I really like: http://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-a-accents/553-french-desk-set-journal-cover

principeta said...

I would love this book,thanks for chance to win it.Don't have favorites but any free patterns available on the net is more welcome.Love to visit craftzine and instructabilise.

Happy holidays!!

Brigette Joy said...

I don't have a favorite tutorial, but I would love to add this book to my library!

Kristi said...

This one:
http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2010/05/creative-guest-sew-much-ado-4-in-1.html

I made it this summer for my little guy and it turned out great!
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

Christie said...

I've made this shirt for about 15 women in my circle of friends and family. It's fabulous because it's a great upcycle project too. http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/07/gardens-at-dusk-tank-tutorial.html

I would love the opportunity to win this fabulous book - lots of great ideas for my own little girl.

Christie said...

I'm now following your blog.

Tawny said...

One of my favourite tutorials that I've written is this one for a kid's teddy bed (toy hammock):

http://tawnykw.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-teddy-beds.html

Mindy said...

I use this every time I put in a zipper! http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2007/05/installing-a-zipper-tutorial-by-michelle/

Mike and Jackie said...

This is a fun tutorial for a girlfriend gift bag
http://cloud9fabrics.blogspot.com/2010/07/bfgb-feat-forest-friends-flannel.html

Jennifer Ladd said...

It's not sewing related, but I am making these for all of my daughter's teachers this year:

http://www.meetthedubiens.com/2010/12/snowflake-christmas-tree-ornaments.html

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite tutorial is always the latest one I found, there are just so many I can't choose!

Sandra said...

Right now, the one I'm using for a present for my nephew - http://rhythmofthehome.com/2011/11/tiny-trinkets-travel-tote-craft-for-children/

Sandra said...

I am a follower.

Crissy said...

I love the market skirt tutorial from Dana at MADE.

Sharleen said...

This is one of my favorite tutorials http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/02/twirly-t-shirt-dress.html

Libby said...

I love this : http://www.blether.org/2008/01/06/kids-fat-quarter-tote-bags/ It's the perfect bag for a lot of things for a child ! We use them for library bags, to take into restaurants etc. I do make my own straps (not a belt like the tutorial !)

Liz said...

I want this book! I have a lot of fav tutorials, but this is the one I'm using right now: http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2011/11/22/layla-elephant-softie/

Liz said...

I'm a follower! Thanks!

Laura said...

I love this tutorial for a zig zag quilt without using triangles!
http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html

nikkipeachy said...

http://distantpickles.blogspot.com/p/disappearing-9-patch-quilt-along.html

I love this tutorial/qa. It definitely got me through my first quilt done the "right" way.

Ann said...

My computer crashed and I lost all my links... but this is a recent one that I want to make. After 3 boys I have a little girl so this book would be much used.
http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-lego-storage.html

Kim @ TatjanaGrace said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Here's a tutorial that I created :D... http://tatjanagrace.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/gingerbread-boy-and-girl-shirt/

Laurie said...

After reading all these great links to these tutorials in your comments, I can't remember what my favorite was before!

Jodi Jean said...

i was *just* looking at this book ... love it! my favorite tutorial is this one: http://jocole.blogspot.com/2011/09/little-girl-knee-high-socks-tutorial.html

is there anything better than a little girl in knee socks? sooo cute!!

Jodi Jean said...

and i am now following your blog .. love it ... here's my second entry ... Fabric Covered Buttons, with FREE printable templates in thirteen sizes ... score!

http://jocole.blogspot.com/2011/12/fabric-covered-button-instructions-and.html

enbartlett said...

I don't think I have a favorite tutorial but here is one I like and plan to make someday - http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/06/basic-messenger-bag.html

Mika said...

I love this one: http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html

Stacey Mann said...

I would love to win! This is one of my fave tutorials as it upcycles old tights!

Stacey Mann
mannfour@sbcglobal.net

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/12/tiny-tights-to-knee-high-socks.html

debbiekl said...

Fun! I found this page recently that I need to review some more!
http://pellonprojects.com/category/39-projects.aspx

Joyce said...

I follow!

madduxfan3@aol.com

Joyce said...

My fav free tutorials come from the group sewingmamas. Thanks.

madduxfan3@aol.com

Lauren said...

New blog follower

Lauren said...

My favorite tutorial is the Living with Punks Kids floor cushion
http://www.livingwithpunks.com/p/tutorials-for-making-kids-floor-cushion.html

Serena said...

I'd love to have this book! My favorite tutorial, which isn't new, but which I just love, is Noodlehead's gathered clutch: http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html It's just so cute!

Living in La La Land said...

Oh so have butterflies thinking I could win this!
Here is a tute I love:
The Grandview Bag
http://www.theboytrifecta.com/p/tutorials.html

chacoyaguayo(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thank you for the opportunity!!

Living in La La Land said...

I am a new follower:)

Anonymous said...

I love tutorials and am picking them up all over the web, but here is a recent one I found for the holidays that I really like:

http://terriesandelin.blogspot.com/2011/12/go-ornaments-tutorial-and-giveaway.html

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Anonymous said...

http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com/2011/01/party-dress-printable-pattern-and.html
I've made this dress three times!
sntbosch@msn.com