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.

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.

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  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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