Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

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Today Sew Mama Sew is holding their annual giveaway day! If you are new here, Hello!! I hope that you will “poke around” a bit and find something that you like!

As part of the Giveaway Day, I’m giving away one each of the PDF sewing patterns in my shop, fourteen may. I’ll choose 4 winners on May 25th.  The patterns will be emailed to you!  If you decide to buy one in my shop,  you can download the pattern yourself with a link sent to you at checkout! Easy and Quick! (if for any reason you have trouble downloading, just sent me an email and I can email your pattern instead).

First up is the Sunday Bag,

I designed this bag for with a friend of mine in mind. She always has a bunch of books and file folders to tote around with her on Sunday, so I came up with this bag. It’s very sturdy and great for toting around with you to church, school or work.

Next is the March Bag
This bag was born when my 15 year old daughter came into my craft room and handed me a post it note and said “I want a bag that looks like this…”… She had scrawled a little sketch of a purse onto the note.
I did my best and the March Bag is the result.  It comes with 3 different handle options all on the same pattern.  
The bag also comes with cutting directions for using either fat quarters OR yardage.
Next is the June Bag
It’s been the best selling sewing pattern that I have. It’s easy to construct, using ONLY 4 fat quarters.. (in addition to various linings).  It makes a great bag for summer traveling.
And finally the July Bag
I designed it as my “go to” bag for the beach or the pool. It’s a great size and perfect for stuffing with sunscreen, goggles and a great magazine to read!
It’s lined with fabric and the outside is made from reinforced burlap  (I tell you how to reinforce the burlap in the pattern).  You could also make it from upholstery weight fabric.. but I love the burlap (hides the sand!)
Here it is stuff full of my “junk” on a recent trip to the beach!
The pattern also comes with instructions for making the fabric flower pin that is attached to the front.
To enter:
ONE- Leave a comment here… let me know one thing that you’d love to see a tutorial for this summer! It can be sewing, quilting,  home decor… you name it! I’d love to gather some good suggestions for my “summer to do” list!!
TWO- For a second entry, you can either tweet, blog or facebook a link to this giveaway!
It’s that easy, 2 chances to win.
Giveaway open until May 25th! and don’t forget to go check out the other giveaways today over at Sew Mama Sew!


  1. says

    Those are lovely lovely bags. I think that last one if my favourite… but I’m not sure…

    Anyway, a summer tutorial. Hmm. I’d really like to make some stuff to brighten up my office. So, a bit vague really I suppose. But something office-brightening and fun!

  2. says

    Darling bags! I especially love the Sunday bag. Hmm a sewing tutorial, how about how to do smocking? I’ve always wanted to learn. thanks for doing the giveaway!

  3. says

    Im not sure what kind of tutorial… but it would have to do with boys… I have four of them and I would love some sewing projects for them. Ties, belts, how to add onto a shirt to make it last longer(this one I’m going to do but I don”t know how)

  4. says

    Love love your bags. Would love to win. For a tutorial, maybe something to do about a special technique that may be a little overwelming on a bag pattern.

  5. says

    I am just about to finish my march bag and then I can make another of your patterns! I’d love to see a tutorial for a beach towel roll up…

  6. says

    I would love a tutorial for a beach blanket or picnic blanket. Something that could maybe roll up and be carried with handles. I love all of your bags and would love to make one for myself. Thanks for the chance to win. Tanya H.

  7. says

    LOVE your style, LOVE LOVE your bags!!! I would love to see a tutorial for an outdoor blanket that folds up into a stylish tote for the beach, picnics or just a comfy spot to read and play with kids!!(posted on FB)

  8. says

    I would love to see a tutorial on professional looking finishing on lined bags (the bit you have to hand sew after you turn it right side out).

  9. says

    I love reading your blog and I love all the bag patterns. I would love to make a sunday bag for my kids teachers.
    As far as summer tutorials. I would love to see some projects the kids can help with or maybe something for organization that you have made or works for you!
    hollydonahue at hotmail dot com

  10. says

    Love the bag patterns! I’d like a tutorial on the picnic tote, like someone mentioned. I’m going to have plenty of scraps to use up after making my picnic quilt!

  11. says

    I would love to see a home decor tutorial. My windows need a low cost makeover to freshen them up for summer. How about a cute valance tutorial?

  12. says

    I’d love to see a tutorial to make my seasonal decor go farther. So maybe a wreath that you could change one piece for all seasons or reversible buntings. That type of silly stuff. I have a small area to store everything and my holiday decor box takes up the most space!

    Btw, great bag patterns!!!

  13. says

    love your bags! maybe a tutorial for some kind of backpack bag-that way you wouldn’t have to worry about it when chasing a 3 yr old!

  14. says

    I love all of your bags!! I just finished my Sunday bag and I love how it turned out. :)

    For a summer tutorial, I’d love to see some skirts with an older girl in mind–8-10 years old–like a maxi skirt or something.

  15. says

    Love the Bags! I would love to see a swimsuit cover or a Beach throw that can roll up or comes with attached carrying bag.

  16. says

    some gorgeous bags, which I believe a huge part is in what fabrics you use, and you picked some really bright lovely colors. I love them. I think I like your may bag the most. What tutorials, well, maybe a camera bag, or a bag for a lap top or netbook.

  17. says

    Love those patterns! This is kind of a big project, but I would love to see a tutorial on how to make slipcovers for furniture! My living room furniture badly needs to be slipcovered, but I am completely overwhelmed at the thought of trying!

  18. says

    Summer to do list….come to australia and help me tick some of mine off!

    Ok ok, so that’s impractical…how about matching accessories for all your great bags?


  19. says

    I love all of your patterns and have been following your blog for over a year. Hmmm…. for a summer tutorial I would like to see anything baby. I am due in July!

  20. says

    I would love to win this. About a summer tutorial. Maybe boys ties or a garment type bag for covering special dresses.

  21. says

    I love your bags, they are gorgeous. I can’t think of a summer tutorial as it’s wintry where I am – I do have a friend who has requested a patchwork duvet cover & I’m yet to see a good pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. says

    Thanks for the chance . . . those bags look awesome. I’m looking for ways to get my 9-year-old sewing. I have no idea where to start or what to have her make.

  23. says

    This Kentucky Wildcat (who now lives in the rainy Pacific NW) would love to see a bag tutorial using a laminated fabric. It would be very practical in this climate (for the 8 months of rain we get each year!)

  24. says

    Beautiful! I love the June bag – great size for a purse!

    As for tutorials, I have a huge box of zippers that I bought and don’t know what to do with – I’d love any suggestions.

  25. says

    I decided I’m only going to enter giveaways on blogs that I already follow. Probably won’t win anything, but it will have to just be okay.

    I love your patterns and your color combinations and your sewing/crafting room.

    Hmmm…new tutorials? Can’t think of anything…just share the cool stuff you’re already doing.

  26. says

    Your bag patterns are fabulous!
    You have so many wonderful tutorials now, it is very hard to think of something else! I’m always keeping my eyes open for table runner patterns. I love them! I have a stack I have made and use all the time, and a stack that is growing that will be used for Christmas and birthday gifts.
    Thanks for participating in giveaway day!

  27. says

    Love your bag patterns, especially the March bag.
    As for summertime tutorials, I’d love one on little boys swimtrunks, and maybe even the Euro-stlye swimtrunks. :)

  28. says

    I’d love to get some pointers on quilting with my home sewing machine. I’ve got quilt tops laying around and would love to get better at actually finishing the quilt.

  29. says

    I love your bags! I would love to see a tutorial on how to make a little girl’s romper (the retro-looking kind with small straps & gathered waist & shorts trimmed in white).

  30. says

    Those bags are so cute! Lovely giveaway. I’d love a tutorial on how to thread a serger. I have one and I know they all thread differently, but I think seeing one threaded might help me figure out how the thing works! scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. says

    This is my first time on your blog… Looks like I’ll be back often! I just got a new sewing machine yesterday and have really been interested in learning. I would love to see some bag patterns for beginners!

  32. says

    well, i’m addicted to quilts and pillows, so either of those in a tutorial would be sweet! or some kind of home decor item. i want to try out giant stuffed letters. any tips?

  33. says

    I absolutely love your bags and the July bag ??? LOVE IT! I would like a tutorial on free motion quilting – more like advise I guess. I’m new to it and would just like some first timer tips to make it a little easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. says

    I would love some “bag basics” tutorials. Since you have made a ton you’ve likely learned some helpful tips and tricks along the way. Thanks for the chance to win! Your patterns are gorgeous!

  35. says

    Love your bags! I’m into easy to sew & fit dresses/skirts for adults so tutorials on those would be great. But really, anything you come up with will be great I;m sure.

  36. says

    I’ve had bag envy over your bags for months now. But due to serious budget cuts at my house I haven’t bought a pattern. I would love to see a tutorial for just about anything. I’m always looking for a new project.

  37. says

    Fun, I love all your bag designs! Huh, now a wanted tutorial, I would like to maybe see a tutorial for a fun belt or something to help spice up my wardrobe.


  38. says

    I LOVE the March bag! You and your daughter have great taste. I’d love to see any sewing ideas and tutorials (clothing or accessories)for women. It seems like there are lots of ideas for kids but not so many for me.

  39. says

    Cute bags! I’d love another skirt tutorial…I’ve made many copies of all of the skirts you’ve done so far for my girls, but something new would be nice :)

  40. says

    I really like your bags so I would go for a big, sturdy bag in which to carry all my things or even for the small shopping now that supermarkets in Spain are finally waving good-bye to plastic bags. So, a bag similar to the big straw ones that are so much used during the summer. Thanks

  41. says

    Love your patterns…thanks for the chance! I’d love to see a roman shades tutorial. I saw one a couple of years ago and I can’t for the life of me find it!

  42. says

    Such a cute blog…I agree with commenter above, ways to use up scraps (I have a hoard of them!) would be nice! I’m having a giveaway of vintage sewing stuff over on my blog, Foziewisp, If you’re interested, please stop by. Many thanks!

  43. says

    Lovely patterns! I haven’t had a chance to peek around yet, so if you have this tutorial already, please know I’m not purposely being rude {off to surf your blog after my comment} – - I’d like to see how to make a guitar strap. :)

  44. says

    Not sure what kind of tute I’d want to see . . . the best ones are always the ones I think, “why didn’t I think of that?” which I guess means . . . I haven’t thought of it yet. LOL.


  45. says

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I love to create bags, totes and stuff like that. I just made 3 totes for my grand daughters for taking to the pool this summer. I made them out of fabric that is used for patio cushions!

  46. says

    Love your bags! For a tutorial we need a cute womens top that has modest coverage. Thanks for the chance. jjjcwebb (at) hotmail (dot) com

  47. says

    How about a tutorial on how to make a summery hat of some kind? Or tips on sewing oilcloth or something rugged like that?

  48. says

    i just saw your tutorial list–WOW that is a lot!!! i would love to see a tute for a kids summer robe or wrap, for when they get out of swim lessons…
    i’m going to click the follow button now :)

  49. says

    OMG, I’m so excited to see your blog! I’m gonna follow it now. Let’s see…I would love a tutorial for a large, sqaure tufted sitting pillow for the floor! Specific huh? You have a ton of tutorials and my goodness, your bags are BEAUTIFUL. LOOOVE the July bag!

  50. says

    I love the June Bag… perfect to tote your stuff with you on your bike! I would love to see a picnic tutorial… maybe a bag that becomes a blanket.

  51. says

    So many bags so little time. Thanks for a chance to win. Bags are on my list of this to make this summer. Well that and a few Christmas gifts.

  52. says

    More home decor tutorials perhaps? :)
    I love the March bag very, very much and I like the use of your fabrics as well :)

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com :)


  53. says

    Good evening!

    I have searched high and low for a pocket book/purse that holds an ipad securley and has all the needs of a regular bag. Open to any cool design. Love your blog!

  54. says

    Hi! I would love to own any one of these bag patterns! You do wonderful work. I have the pattern for the Kindle Keeper and everyone loves them!!!I love to use ribbon!
    A tutorial about making a bag pattern would be nice! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  55. says

    Love your bags. How about a tutorial on a mother/daughter purse. Little girls always want a purse like moms but they are always too big.

  56. says

    Cute bags! I would love to see a pattern for a wallet and a carrying case for needlepoint sewing projects.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite is the July bag.

  57. says

    Fabulous bags! I’m creating a new craft space this summer, and would love to see a tutorial for fabric boxes (or fabric-covered boxes) using fat quarters!

  58. says

    These are great bags! I especially love the July one :)

    I have always loved any sort of quilting tutorials but lately have been enjoying some great skirt/dress/top tutorials to make my spring and summer wardrobes more fun. More of those kinds of tutorials would be great!

  59. says

    Love your bag patterns, the Sunday and July bags stand out as ones I would make.
    Thanks for the giveaway and as for tutorial a quick and easy baby quilt, one that uses more than just charm squares sewn together. They can look great but I’m looking for something different for my new grand baby due in October.

  60. says

    the bags are all so fun, I can’t decide if I want to make hte sunday bag or the march bag more. I’m always on the lookout for smaller handbag patterns that are still big enough to hold a book.

  61. says

    I’d love to see a flower tutorial like the ones on the bag – my daughter’s love them and I’d love to make them for hair bows and pins!

  62. says

    Great bags. I’d love to win the patterns. As for a summer tutorial – my sister wants me to recover her patio furniture cushions. I’d love a tutorial for outdoor cushions. Thanks. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  63. says

    I am hoping to win the pattern for the June Bag! I am a petite and those beautiful larger bags overwhelm me. Please do some tutorials for modern aprons that would appeal to young women.Coordinating hot pads would be great too. Maybe something fun to give at a wedding shower!

  64. says

    I would love for you to dream up more girl skirt tutorials with ruffles. Perhaps one with a ruffle bustle!

    I love your work! Thanks, Melissa!

  65. says

    Thank you for the great giveaway. It’s lovely.

    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

    I love bag tutorials, but right now i am looking for easy projects to make with fat quarters

  66. says

    Thank you for the chance! I would like to see a “to go” bag for some small crafts-we camp a lot and I have a hard time keeping my stuff organized…

  67. says

    What great bag patterns!
    I’d love to win one!
    With summer holidays approaching I’d like to make some new floaty tops – what do you think??

  68. says

    I would love to see an apron tutorial this summer! I’ve used all of my favorite apron patterns a bunch of times and now I want more!

    Your blog is adorable and your purses are precious!

  69. says

    maybe you could incorporate embroidery into one of your quilting, sewing, or home decor projects.
    you already have so many great ones.

  70. says

    Fabulous bags, I especially fell for the June Bag.

    I would also love to see a smocking tutorial, it’s something I’ve always wanted to try but never know how and where to incorporate it.

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  71. says

    Thanks for the chance to win!! These bags look awesome! They would be so fun to make. I would love to see a tutorial for a large over sized beach bag!! I know that’s not very original, but I really need a bag for holding rolled up towels etc… Something cute!! :)


    HappyQuilting at DewberryLane dot com

  72. says

    ooohh, I love your patterns!!! I’d love to see tutes on advanced zipper work, like adding pockets inside a bag or on the outside of a bag.

  73. says

    wow! I am so impressed. I wish I could design my own patterns, but apparently my brain is lacking some important understanding somewhere. Your bags are beautiful. Owe I would be hard pressed to tell you one thing I would like to see a tutorial on. I will tell you a few things that I am either currently working on/ learning or are on my to-do list; refinishing furniture the easiest right way, quilting, re-usable snack bags that are both convenient and safe, finding the perfect purse for me, learning how to use up scraps and the item not looking nice and not too scrapy. I could keep going, but I will stop there. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway. Have a great day.

  74. says

    I love the June bag! How cute and it would be perfect for a few of my toddler’s things as well as mine. I would love to see a tutorial on dresden plates. Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. says

    Hi Love the patterns especially the July bag.

    As for tutorials I would love one for a pocketed wall/door tidy with different sized pockets and some pretty embellishment.

  76. says

    I don’t know if you have done a tutorial on the kinds of interfacingyou use for your bags. I think that would be great information to have. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  77. says

    Eeeek – I have a soft spot for tote and purse patterns! Love ‘em! I would love a “tutorial” or some ideas on how to take a pattern-made bag and “make it my own”… like embellishments or little extras that could change up any pattern a bit and just give it an extra little personalization. Thanks for the chance to win your patterns – they are fantastic!

  78. says

    First off I’m in love with the July Bag! I mean how cute would that be to tote around this SUmmer :)
    As for a summer tute…I would love a child’s beach hat. I want to make some to go with the sundresses I’ve made and I haven’t really found a good pattern/tute on one.


  79. says

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I make small patchwork project like wrislet, pencil case and also wallet :) during free time.
    I hope you could provide tutorial for one of the above :)
    Really appreciated it..

  80. says

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I love the patterns! I would love to see a tutorial for piping. I would love to do that.

  81. says

    Gorgeous bags! I love the July one…partly because that is the month of my birthday. :-)

    For a tutorial…I’m a beginner quilter/sewer and would love to know more about binding quilts and how to close a seam up when you’ve turned right sides out. (Like you sew right sides together for a burpcloth and then turn it out through the hole. But HOW do you close the hole without stitches showing?? Mystery to me!

    zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

  82. says

    I’d like a tutorial about how to insert an inset zipper (like one inside a bag opening… not sure if that’s clear).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. says

    Love your blog! I think for summer it would be great to design a beach bag that didn’t get a ton of sand in it. I love a big roomy bag, but most “beach bags” are open at the top and they get full of sand!

  84. says

    Gorgeous bags. I especially love the June bag. I’d like to see a tutorial on making blinds. I’m in the process of doing some from a pattern and it is hard to follow. Thanks for a chance to win.

  85. says

    Love that kindle cover tutorial, I’m wanting to make one for a friend. So, I don’t know about any new ideas… Your patterns all look so lovely.

  86. says

    I love all of those patterns! I’d love to see a tutorial on the harder parts of sewing clothing–like collars and sleeves.

  87. says

    I love those bags! mmm… i’d like to see a tutorial for small purses, to put credit card, notes, etc… thanks for the chance!

  88. says

    Lovely patterns – you’re so talented! I’m interested in sewing bags but a little intimidated by working with some of the specialty fabrics they call for.

  89. says

    Love that March Bag pattern! I’d love to see more top tutorials this summer. One day I hope to get the courage to try one of them.

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

  90. says

    I can’t think of any tutorials, I am amazed by the ones you have already done, and I am going to go check them out. I hope I can still be entered!
    This prize is great!

  91. says

    Your bags are divine! They look so well thought out. I’ll have a hard time deciding which to make first! Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

  92. says

    What great bags! I’d love to see a tutorial on trueing quilt blocks, if that’s the term. It’s something I don’t quite get. Thank you for the giveaway!

  93. says

    Oh I really,really love the June bag! Although,I recently asked for & received a burlap coffee bean bag from our local roastery :) So would love to use it to make some July bags!

  94. says

    LOVE those bags. They are so cute!!

    So…summer tutorials…I would like to see some fun DIY home dec stuff. We are moving and I want to decorate our new space, but I don’t have much in the way of a budget.


  95. says

    Well, I am new to your blog and looking at the list of tutorials you seem to have covered the things I was thinking of. I think I’m really going to like your blog. Would be excited to have either of these tote patterns. Wow!

  96. says

    I love all your patterns and tutorials. A fun Summer tutorial would be beach towel/robes with hood for kids. A girlie one could be with flower petals around the hood. Just an idea …

  97. says

    I love your bags, I can’t think of anything in particular I would like to see. But I will be following your blog now because I like your work.

  98. says

    Ok, I’d really like a how-to for covering aging furniture…but that’s a little out there. So I will settle for a cute tote bag that works for any age or stage!

  99. says

    oh! i love your bags, especially the Sunday bag and the March bag! thanks so much for the opportunity!

    i’d love to see a skirt tutorial or a bag tutorial – they’re the two things that i’d like to make more of!

  100. says

    Hi! Those patterns look great! I don’t think I can ever get too many bags. A tutorial for a cute summer shirt for women would be nice. Thanks!

  101. says

    Love the bags & the fabrics! How about a tutorial for a bag for little gals? My 5 yr old would love a bag her size to carry around her stuff!

  102. says

    Hi! all very cute… maybe a bag troubleshooting tutorial? I sometimes have trouble with interfacing not coming out right and puckering the material oddly, for example…

  103. says

    I would love to see some ideas for decorating ? “my sewing room” – I think this is an area we over look. Awesome patterns and giveaway. Judy C

  104. says

    Wow what fantastic bags, you clever lady. I’d love to see a tutorial for an insulated water bottle holder – probably is one out there and probably not to difficult but I have little brain space! I’m giving away too pop on over if you have time!

  105. says

    I love your bag patterns. The july is my favorite with the burlap- what a great idea. I have been trying to up date my 11 year old daughters room and have been stuck. i would love to see some older kid decorating ideas.

  106. says

    If I won this giveaway, I would pledge to make a bag for MYSELF this summer (something I’ve NEVER done!).

    In the meantime, I’m looking all over the web for a simple tutorial on how to sew a “peter pan” collar onto a little girl’s (2T) dress.

  107. says

    Wow these bags are fabulous! I am heading off to your store next. ;)
    I’d love to see a tute for making over director’s chairs. I thrifted one recently and it would be perfect for the porch!

  108. says

    Great giveaway! I’d love to see tutes for different window coverings, I’m tired of the regular old curtains. Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

  109. says

    Love the bags, but the first is my favorite. I’d love a tutorial for a cute summer dress.



  110. says

    so happy to discover your patterns. I’m convinced I need a new bag for every month now! I would love a tutorial for making a cute newsboy type hat. I have a pattern, but I really need the visual step-by-step to figure it out! thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

  111. says

    LOVE the bags! I would like to see a tute for a hat? Is that asking too much? I have no idea how hard it would be but I would be willing to try… thanks for a great giveaway!

  112. says

    Oh oh oh, I love your bag patterns! I have my fingers crossed to be the lucky winner!

    I have just begun sewing bags and totes, but I can see you’ve already tackled that subject. Boy, this is tough since I enjoy tutorials of all sorts. I think this summer I will be focused on two things: improving my house and making handmade Christmas gifts to tuck away until December. So bring on the tutorials; I’m sure to use just about anything!


  113. says

    Wow! These are all so gorgeous & your photography is wonderful! :) I would ***LOVE*** a free purse/bag tutorial with lots of pockets!

  114. says

    Oh, love your patterns!

    I’d like to see a tutorial for super fancy mug rugs! Or maybe just about pulling ideas/inspiration together. (sort of idea through to finished object?)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. says

    amazing patterns! I’d love to get my hands on them!! I was just on another blog and the person asked what others wanted to see, and most people said they needed help with zippers. I really want to know how to put one in inside the bag. thanks!

  116. says

    I’d love to see something for young boys – i have twin 7 year olds. I’d also like to see a travel bag of some sort as I’m flying in August. :)
    What a great bunch of bags ~ I especially like the June bag. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

  117. says

    Your patterns are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win them!! I would love to see a tutorial on easy, breezy summer dresses. :)


  118. says

    I am in love with your blog!!! SO much information and you are giving away bag patterns!!!! Thank you! I would love to see shortcuts to quilting!!! Are there such things! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

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