Sew Cute To Carry!

sewcutetocarry Sew Cute To Carry! I don’t know many people who don’t love to sew bags. They’re generally easy, no fitting involved and who couldn’t use another bag? I use mine for knitting, books, extra junk that doesn’t fit in my purse and on and on.

I was excited to see this new title in shopsewitall.com. Actually, I’m loving a lot of the new titles that are in.

I haven’t gotten my hands on this one yet. But, it looks right up my alley. Are you a bag, purse, tote person? No matter what type of sewer you are there’s a big sale going on at shopsewitall.com.

Shop now through September 2nd and get free shipping on orders of 10.00 or more! Use promo code SIALBR14.

Happy Labor Day

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Labor Day Sale!

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We’ve got a big sale going on now through September 2! Free U.S. shipping and handling on orders of $10.00 or more! Use promo code SIALBR14

Check out these sewing tools and notions all for under 10 bucks!

ducky  Labor Day Sale!Adorable Ducky Tape Measure – $5.99

qquilt  Labor Day Sale!Show a quilter in your life a little love with this quilt block charm $10.00

pins Labor Day Sale!One of my favorites – butterfly pins! $5.99

thermal thumbs Labor Day Sale!I use these every time I iron close in areas. Thermal Thimbles $5.99/3

wonderclips Labor Day Sale!Love me some Wonder Clips. Set of 10 $6.99

Remember to use promo code SIALBR14 good on all U.S. orders of $10.00 or more! Promo ends September 2, 2014

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Sew It All 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 11: Win a limited edition yardage of Pendleton Wool

We’re close to ending our  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways. Today is day 10, wow time flies!

First let’s preview an upcoming episode with Katrina Walker. Katrina, in episode 805, shows us all the ins and outs of working with wool, plus how to make several upscale pillows using wool.  If you love working with wool or are new to using wool you won’t want to miss this episode.

Please be sure to check out more from Katrina Walker at her website, Katrinawalker.com.

Sew it All season 8 begins airing on PBS in September! Check your local PBS listings for more info or to request they carry the show!

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And, if you love making home decor items check out episode 713 “Picnic Party” with Beth Chandler. She shows how to make a picnic table that has pockets for weights (so it won’t blow away) Find all the instructions and how tos at sew.tv!

bethchandler Sew It All 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 11: Win a limited edition yardage of Pendleton WoolFor today’s prize we have a lovely piece of limited edition wool 2 1/3 yards, from Pendelton. This particular colorway is in limited quantities. If you’re not familiar with Pendelton Wool, most of the garments and blankets are still woven here in the United States. It’s a tradition that goes back since 1893.

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To enter today’s contest answer this question(s), have you ever sewn with wool? What did you like about wool, what could you see yourself making with this wool? If you haven’t sewn with wool, what’s stopping you?

Plus, every day you enter, you’re entered to win the grand prize, a Sew it All Season 7 DVD pack.

And, let’s give a shout out to yesterday’s winners. They are Deby, Karon G. and Lynn! Check your inbox for more details.

Catch Sew it All TV season 8 in September on PBS.  Check pbs.org for your local schedule, or contact your station to request it.

Good luck!

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Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 9: Win a book and 12 bag patterns!

Hello again! Our Giveaway series to celebrate Sew it All TV season 8 airing on PBS stations nationwide is still rolling!

Yesterday’s winners of a Sew.tv subscription are: Katherine C., Marianne M., Deena S. and Linda W.

Congratulations!  Instructions on how to claim your prize will be arriving soon!

Today’s prize is from Sara Lawson, who teaches us how to make this cute, sturdy bag with grommets on her new episode, “Totes Adorbs.” Full instructions and the free pattern will be available on sewitalltv.com on September 1st!

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Sara is giving away a signed copy of her book, Big City Bags,  and a set of 12 bag patterns to one lucky winner! Wow!

The book contains instructions and diagrams to sew 12 all-new bags. There’s also a thorough chapter on bag interfacing, and another great chapter on using different bag-making techniques (twist-locks, attaching leather handles, etc.).

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Check out Sara’s blog at SewSweetness.com to browse her cool bag patterns!

For more bag-making goodness, get the full instructions from last season’s episode “Chevron Chic” by Caroline Hulse and learn to make this cute pieced chevron tote bag!

CarolineHulse Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 9: Win a book and 12 bag patterns!To enter to win Sara’s amazing prize package, answer the following question in the comments section below: “Does your PBS station carry Sew it All TV?”

Bonus follow up question: “Have you emailed them to request it?” Visit pbs.org to do so–they really do listen! Thank you for your support, we hope you continue to enjoy the show!

Head over to the Creative Machine Embroidery blog tomorrow to hear the winner of today’s prize, plus another great giveaway and a sneak peek into another new episode!

Good luck and happy sewing!

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Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8: Win a subscription to Sew.TV!

Moving right along here on the 13 Days of Giveaways train. To announce the winner from Friday’s giveaway it is Susan Y. O. She won the cute ampersand tote bag from guest Kim Davis. I will be in touch with you shortly on how to claim your prize.

For today’s giveaway we’ve got 4 subscriptions to Sew.tv.  At Sew.tv we’ve got amazing craft and sewing videos of the sewing enthusiast. All your favorite contributors from the pages of Sew News and Sew It All magazines can now come into your home and show you fun projects and top sewing tips.

First, let’s get a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Sew It All. Sewing pin cushions is always a great way to get rid of scraps and make something quick and easy. Here’s a peek at contributor Jennifer Davey making adorable pin cushions in episode 802. davey Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8: Win a subscription to Sew.TV!Be sure to check out Jennifer Davey where she blogs and writes about crafting, sewing and more.

Full instructions and patterns for each new episode of Sew It All will be available at sewitalltv.com on September 1st–get a sneak peek and be prepared with all the supplies for when the episode airs!

Plus, instructions and patterns for ALL past seasons are available for you now! Like episode 712 from season 7 with Stacy Schlyer  showing us how to create these super cuddly blankets and giving out tips for machine embroidery.

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All you need to do to enter today’s giveaway is answer the question what types of home decor projects do you like sewing? Four winners will be announced tomorrow to win a subscription to sew.tv!

 

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Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win a tote bag!

Happy Friday! Not only is it almost the weekend, we’re giving away another prize!

But first, yesterday’s winners of the Staple Dress pattern and The Riding Peplum & Party Dress pattern are Derenda L. and Debra M.! Watch your inboxes for your prizes!

If you’re just joining us, Sew it All TV season 8 begins airing on PBS at the end of September, and we’re celebrating by giving away a prize a day plus a sneak peek into the new season! Check pbs.org for your local station schedule. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All, email or call them to request it! 

Also, every day you enter for the next 13 days, you’ll be entered to win the Grand Prize, a copy of Sew it All TV season 7 on DVD!

Today’s prize is a super cute ampersand print tote from season 8 guest Kim Davis.

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Kim blogs at ohsweetjoy.com and in her episode, teaches us how to make a cute peplum top out of an old T-shirt (or by using an existing tank top as a pattern).

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Full instructions and patterns for each new episode will be available at sewitalltv.com on September 1st–get a sneak peek and be prepared with all the supplies for when the episode airs!

Instructions and patterns for ALL past seasons are available for your reference and inspiration! Like this episode from our very own Beth Bradley, where she teaches you to make an infinity scarf using knit, sheer or woven fabric! Make a trendy scarf and pair it with your trendy peplum tank for a fabulous look!

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To enter to win an ampersand tote, answer the following question in the comments section below: Do you like upcycling old garments?

Breathing new life into old duds is thrilling for some, but other crafty people would rather make their garments from scratch. Tell us your thoughts and you’ll be entered to win not only the ampersand tote, but also the Grand Prize: Sew it All TV Season 7 on DVD!

Head over to the Creative Machine Embroidery blog on Monday to hear the winners of today’s prize, plus another great prize and a sneak peek into another new episode!

Good luck and happy stitching! Have a great weekend icon smile Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win a tote bag!

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Free Stuff Friday – Enter to win Mend & Make Fabulous by Denise Wild

Good morning and happy Friday! I  would like to announce the winner from last week’s blow out of a post Meet the Designer Rhonda Buss!

But, first I would like to take everyone who commented that they had this gorgeous fabric from Bali, Thailand, Paris, Scotland, Australia, California and on and on around the world, and take you all by the collective shoulders and tell you to MAKE SOMETHING with that beautiful fabric! Make it now! Life’s to short to wait!!!

Okay, not that I can talk, ’cause I’m a fabric hoarder just like the best of ‘em, but please do me a favor, get a pattern this week and make something beautiful. Post it on our Flickr page if you’d like. It’d be fun to see.

The winner who was randomly chosen by Random.org is Jeannie (of circles of clarity – in case there are multiple with the same name)

Now, if  you have read the latest Sew News, you may recall we’ve got another great giveaway from that issue. And, it is the book Mend & Make by Denise Wild. Denise Wild is the Founder and Managing Director of The Sewing Studio and Content Director of  BurdaStyle US. With Mend & Make: Sewing Solutions & Fashionable Fixes she brings her expertise in sewing to show us how to cleverly address mending and repairing garments as well as making them look fashionable. mend and make Free Stuff Friday   Enter to win Mend & Make Fabulous by Denise Wild

All you need to do to enter is share with us mending story, something you were glad you didn’t toss but mended, maybe a particular big mending job, maybe a small one. Whatever is is weigh in on the art of mending! A winner will be announced next week! Good luck!

 

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Nancy Zieman – Live Interactive Webcast – Nancy’s 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques

NZ your computer 072614 imp Nancy Zieman   Live Interactive Webcast   Nancys 25 Favorite Quilting TechniquesSew News is excited to bring you news on  Nancy Zieman’s live, interactive webcast starting September 13, 2014. This webcast will feature Nancy’s 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques This is an exciting 90minute webcast, and it’s live from Nancy’s studio to your computer.

Webcasts are the latest way in which sewers and quilters can reach their favorite sewing and quilting stars in the comfort of their own home. Webcasts are great for those that don’t have time to travel or don’t like the hassle of airports and traveling. Here is a video from Nancy for you to watch more on what a webcast involves.

When registering for the webcast you will be supplied a link the day before the event, September 12. On the day of the event log in a few minutes before the scheduled time and their you will see Nancy live on your computer screen.

Register before August 29 and pay only $19.95 for the 90-minute webcast on September 13. (Price after August 29 is $29.95.)

Here are the details to see if you Internet connection is up to the task of webcasts.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

Whether you like traditional or modern quilts, you’ll see 25 Favorite Quilting Techniques demonstrated with close-up detail. I know you’ll be impressed in what you’ll learn in my 90-minute webcast. Here’s a few of the tips I’ll share:

•          Learn a New Spin on Quilting Basics—from cutting strips to binding, learn clever ways to update your quilting skill set.

•          See how to take the hassle out of quilting—use creative tools to streamline traditional quilting techniques.

•          Save those fabric scraps—see how even small pieces of fabric can make large impact.

•          Create an easy modern quilt—receive a downloadable project sheet for my brand-new quilt, I See Spots. This quilt is truly easy!
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During the webcast, you can email me Nancy  questions and she’ll reply during the webcast.*

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*If every question cannot be answered during the webcast, questions will be answered post-webcast via email. Duplicate questions will not be answered.

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You’ll get exclusive deals just for watching Nancy’s webcast that are available to you on the day of the webcast.

Here’s what viewers said about past webcasts 

“It was as though I was in a class and could see more detail than actually being there.”

“Thank you for the live webcast and do more of them! It’s refreshing, cutting edge and very inclusive for those who can’t attend sewing and quilting events in our local neighborhoods.”

“You can see the details on the webcast so much better than being in a shop and having a demonstration. There was great interaction with e-mailing Nancy.”

Early Bird Special—Save $10

One Price—Two Time Options

Register before August 29 and pay only $19.95 for the 90-minute webcast on September 13. (Price after August 29 is $29.95.)

The fee includes:

  • A link to watch one of the two Nancy Zieman Live webcasts. (Link to webcast will be emailed to participants on September 12.)
  • The ability to have your questions answered during the webcast.
  • A link to specials offered by Nancy’s Notions.
  • A free downloadable quilt project sheet.

There are two Time Options

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There are two webcast time options for the 90-minute webcast to accommodate North American Time Zones.

Both webcasts will cover the same topics.

Broadcasting will be live from the Central Time Zone. Register for a time that best fits your schedule.

September 13: Times/time zone for Webcast Option One:

  • 11:00 AM—12:30 PM (Eastern Time)
  • 10:00 AM—11:30 AM (Central Time)
  • 9:00 AM—10:30 AM (Mountain Time)
  • 8:00 AM—9:30 AM (Pacific Time)
  • 7:00 AM—8:30 AM (Alaska Daylight Time)
  • 5:00 AM—7:30 AM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

September 13: Times/time zone for Webcast Option Two:

  • 2:00 PM—3:30 AM (Eastern Time)
  • 1:00 PM—2:30 PM (Central Time)
  • 12:00 PM—1:30 PM (Mountain Time)
  • 11:00 AM—12:30 PM (Pacific Time)
  • 10:00 AM—11:30 AM (Alaska Daylight Time)
  • 8:00 AM—9:30 AM (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

(For followers in other parts of the world, convert your time zone by clicking here. Broadcasting will be live from Beaver Dam, WI.

For more information head to the Nancy Zieman Blog

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Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Win a Signed Copy of Christine Haynes’ New Book!

It’s Day 5 of our Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways, and that means more prizes for you!  Six lucky winners will take home a prize from Christine Haynes, one of this season’s fabulous guests.  Plus, get sneak peek at Christine’s episode from the upcoming season!

But first- yesterday’s winners are Lori M., Jess Z., Peggy A., Lori G. and Mary M.! Check your inbox for more details.

When Christine visited the Sew it All studio, she showed us how to experiment with dressmaking techniques to create this adorable dress.  She’ll teach you how to select a pattern and fabric that suits your body, and show you dressmaking techniques to get you stitching the perfect dress in no time.

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Get full instructions and patterns for all season 8 episodes at sewitalltv.com beginning September 1st. Gather your supplies and be ready to sew when the episode airs!

You can also find instructions and patterns from past episodes, like this easy and elegant draped dress from Project Runway alum Althea Harper.  Check out the full episode from season 6 here.

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For today’s giveaways, we have two signed copies of Christine’s book, The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction. Learn all you need know to sew clothes for yourself and others, with step-by-step photos to make learning easy!

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We’re also giving away four patterns from Christine Haynes patterns.  That’s a total of six winners!

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Plus, every day you enter, you’re entered to win the grand prize, a Sew it All Season 7 DVD pack!

To enter today’s contest, answer below in the comments section.  Who do you sew for?  Do you love creating for yourself, or do you enjoy making handmade gifts and garments for your friends and family?  Tell us your who gets you sewing and enter for a chance to win!

And don’t forget to watch Sew it All TV season 8 starting in September on PBS.  Check pbs.org for your local schedule.  If your station doesn’t carry it, contact them and request it!  Host Ellen March and guests like Christine and Althea show you sewing projects you can finish in an afternoon, plus tips and techniques for beginner and experienced sewers alike!

Good luck and happy sewing!

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Sew It All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 4 Winner a Thread Theory Pattern

Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 4! Win a Thread Theory Pattern

We hope  you are enjoying the sneak peeks and prizes for this season’s 13 Days of Giveaways. First to announce yesterday’s winner which is: Jeannie K! Please be sure to check your inbox for instructions on how to get your prize.

In our newest season we bring Morgan and Matthew Meredith of Thread Theory to the Sew it All studios. Morgan and Matthew will show you how to make a V neck tank for men. We really enjoyed having Morgan and Matthew in the studios and we think you’re going to love the V neck tank too.

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We’re really excited for today’s giveaway. 5 lucky winners will win one  Thread Theory sewing pattern.  We’ll pair up each winner with a randomly selected pattern.

If you would like to be entered to win a Thread Theory pattern check out Thread Theory’s website and tell us what you would like to make for the man in your life. Or just make a comment on men’s sewing patterns in general. We’re all quite happy with this new movement in men’s sewing patterns. How about you?

Learn more on working with knits and make a tank for the ladies in episode 511 “Tank Girl” with Vanessa Wilson  Find full instructions for Vanessa’s episode, and past episodes, at sewitalltv.com.

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Don’t forget every day you enter in the 13 Days of Giveaways you’ll be automatically entered to with the Grand Prize, a copy of Sew it All TV Season 7 on DVD!

A few things to look for on the web:

  • pbs.org to find when your local station airs Sew it All. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All, email or call them to request it!
  • sew.tv anytime of the week to watch past shows or purchase DVD’s from  shopesewitall.com.
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