Giveaway! Bari J. Online Sewing Class!!

I’m so excited to be giving away an online sewing class to one lucky Polkadot Chair reader!! The comment I get on my blog the most is, “I wish I could sew” or “I’m just a beginner seamstress”..   Here is your opportunity to improve your sewing skills by making this beautiful bag!! (oh my it’s gorgeous, I want to win!! but I can’t).

This class is being taught by Bari J and is being offered by Rick Rack, thread therapy for sewers.
What You Get
  • 1 autographed copy of Bari J. Ackerman’s book, Inspired to Sew
  • 1 downloadable Inspired to Sew Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag how to sew video demonstration;
  • 1 downloadable project instruction sheet w/step-by-step color photos (PDF);
  • 15% discount off entire order (no minimum);
  • Supply list; and
  • 1 hour live chat with Bari J. Ackerman

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a zipper placket
  • How to piece and sew patchwork
  • How to create inside and outside pockets
  • How to make ribbon rosettes
  • How to make and attach bag handles
  • Lining techniques
  • Basic handbag construction

Class begins July 22nd, register by July 20th
You can sign up here

Okay now for the FUN STUFF!!

If you’d like to win a spot in this fun class you can enter below.

This class says it will cure your zipper phobia,  so to enter to win this class, leave a comment here and tell me:

What’s one sewing technique you’ve always been afraid to try, or what technique have you always wanted to learn?

For me it’s hand quilting- I’ve never quite been able to get it down, but would love to conquer it someday!

For a second entry:

Tweet or blog or share on Facebook this giveaway (you can just click the “like” button at the top of this post)- and leave a comment that you did.

For a third entry:
Follow or subscribe to this blog!

Giveaway ends July 18th at Midnight Eastern time!

oh, one more thing- make SURE you leave me your email address, there is a tight turnaround on this contest and I need to be able to contact you quickly to let you know that you won!

go. enter. win.


  1. says

    Free motion quilting is what I am afraid of. It never turns out how I want it, not to say I am necessarily dissatisfied. I just struggle with it.

  2. says

    I have never even attempted a zipper or a button (reading other commenters comments) but..aside from that I have been buying for months now, vintage sheets at estate sales as I would LOVE to learn to make a quilt from them but alas…I don’t know how to quilt!

  3. says

    I’d love to actually use my serger I received four years ago for Christmas. It has been used once and that was during a beginners class I took from where the serger was purchased.

  4. says

    I <3 sewing, and I’m always ready to learn a new technique! I’d really like to learn how to make ‘neat’ fabric flowers as mine always come out so frayed and ravelly on the backside! Thanks for the give away! I <3 your blog, too!

  5. says

    I would like to learn how to use my zipper foot to put in a zipper that looks like it should look! I’d also like to learn applique. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway! :)

  6. says

    There are a few techniques I’d like to try, but I’d really like to get better with my serger and knits!

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    I would really love to learn how to do a professional looking zipper. I just stay away from anything with a zipper and I need to change that. What a great giveaway!

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    I would very much love to learn how to machine quilt. Also, be glad to relearn many sewing techniques as I haven’t done much sewing for year. Love your blog.

  14. says

    Wouldn’t that be something, starting this class on my birthday!
    I would just love to learn this techniques to make a beautiful bag like that! It really ‘insprires to sew’!

  15. says

    Hi – i always wanted to learn how to smock. Now I am into learning Rouching (sp?). I have had no formal training just looking online and trying and trying and retrying!! but I love it. I follow you on my Blogroll and will share the give away too. Thanks for the opportunity.

    kbshaw77 (at) gmail (dot) com

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