Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 9!

Welcome to Monday! I hope you were ready for it. And I hope it being Day 9 of our 13 Days of Giveaways makes it a little more bearable.

Yesterday we asked, “Do you use commercial patterns, draft your own or a combination of both?”

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Thank you for all your responses! It sounds like a lot of you work from commercial patterns to get the basic outline, then alter for fit and style details. Today, TWO lucky winners were chosen to receive a copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired styles and classic techniques for the new seamstress by Sarai Mitnick (Krause Publications, 2011).

And those TWO lucky winners are: Nicholson Massie and Kim Cady!

(Get extra pattern tips from Sarai in her episode, “Pattern Play.”)

Congratulations, winners! Email with your mailing address to receive your prize!

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Today we’re giving away a copy of Christine Haynes‘ book, Chic & Simple Sewing to TWO lucky winners!! The book shows you how to make modern, stylish and fun clothes you’ll want to wear every day. You also get full-size patterns to make the more than 20 garments, including a classic shift, A-line skirt, and figure-flattering wrap dress.

(Check out Christine’s episode and learn to make a raincoat from a shower curtain: “In the Trenches.”)

To enter to win this awesome prize and to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE (Season 2 on DVD) simply answer this question in the comments section below:

“How did you discover Sew News, Sew it All and Sew it All TV?”

Did you hear from a friend, see advertisements for the show in the magazine or stumble upon it accidentally? I discovered Sew News, Sew it All and Sew it All TV by being hired here! And my life has never been the same icon smile Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 9! Tell us your story!

(And of course, watch out for Season 3 of Sew it All TV airing now on PBS! Get a preview of episodes at!)

The winners will be announced tomorrow along with the Day 10 prize! Good luck and good luck with the rest of your Monday!

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65 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 9!

  1. Carole Steigerwalt says:

    I have been getting Creative Machine Embroidery because I have had embroidery machines since 1999. The Sew News subscription was suggested by a friend who has been getting it for years (She sews even her jeans to fit!) I have been using my DVR to record the Sew It All shows to watch over and over. On our PBS station it followed Sue Hausman’s show when they stopped carrying her show.

  2. Danni Armstrong says:

    I discovered Sew News in a Fabric shop when my daughter was a little girl. She is 44 now. I always read your magazie as soon as it comes in the mail. I discovered Sew It All at a Sewing Expo show I was attending. Decided to check it out and really enjoy it. Discovered Sew It All TV on Facebook.

    years looking and learning from others creativity

  3. Mama Lusco says:

    I get Sew News after having it recommended on sewing blogs. Love it! I wish our local PBS station carried the show, but I’ll keep asking :)

  4. Shirley says:

    I discovered Sew it All on P.B.S. I found Sew news at a book store that sells magazines

  5. tammy t says:

    I retired mid 2010 and just so happened to watch PBS during the day. I watched your show, then went on-line to the website to the show number that was displayed. I then asked for a sewing machine that Christmas!
    P.S. I just finished sewing 4 dolls for the DV program. It took me a long time since I am so new at this.

  6. Erika says:

    i saw the mag at Joann’s and looked it up.

  7. Kathy Hulsmann says:

    On the internet

  8. Kate says:

    I found you by sheer chance while I was surfing around the web.

  9. Bobbi Joyner says:

    I picked up Sew News about 25 years ago when it was a large news magazine size. I have learned so much from your magazine on technique, new patterns, where to find hard to find items and way so much more. I am a subscriber and love, love Sew News. Now we have Sew It All on TV every Saturday morning so I get to watch it and learn even more. Thank you Sew News! I am truly blessed.

  10. Marilyn Moss says:

    I pick up sew news at my fabric store when I see it.

  11. Mary M says:

    I saw the Sew News Magazine in the magazine racks recently at the grocery store. I brought it home and read through it. Wow! I found out about the website and the TV show through the magazine. Great stuff. Thanks!

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  13. Virginia Darwin says:

    I found it on FB and then saw some shows at the Quilt and Sewing Expo in Atlanta, GA. LOVE IT!!

  14. janice peterson says:

    I was looking for subscriptions to order from my grandaughters fundraiser, since I am a beginner sewer, this magazine looked like something that would help me and make me more professional. I love it

  15. Marilyn Snow says:

    I’ve known about sew news for many years now. I don’t remember how I heard about Sew It All TV, but have been watching since it came out. Sew it all magazing is advertised on the show, so learned about it there.

  16. Holly Kerksiek says:

    My sister-in-law had one of your magazines and after reading, I started getting them myself. I love them

  17. Beverly Belaska says:

    I found the magazines because I am always looking for sewing magazines for ideas. Unfortunately we do not get the TV show.

  18. Gwen says:

    I’ve been buying Sew News for since I first discovered it in the 90s. The other two I have learned of on facebook.

  19. Martha W. says:

    I discovered Sew News through a friend in my American Sewing Guild Neighborhood Group. She was kind enough to give me a subscription!

  20. Cynthia T. says:

    The show is on our PBS and I am always looking for the sewing/quilting shows. I saw the magazine on Arrow Cabinets Facebook page.

  21. Wendy Graves says:

    I first saw a Sew News Magazine in the Emergency room at our hospital. I read through it and thought, “I have to get a subscription to this magazine!”

  22. Linda says:

    I discovered Sew News almost 30 years ago – I think the magazine was quite new!
    I discovered the other two just recently on the internet – just searching sewing sites…
    I love the magazine and wish we got the TV program here, but haven’t found it yet.

  23. Sarah W says:

    I heard about it through a blog – can’t believe I had missed it for so long. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. MB Niedermier says:

    I found Sew News at my local library. I kept checking the magazines out and I decided I should subsribe to the magazine instead of paying late fees to the library!

  25. Brenda says:

    I discovered and subscribed to Sew News when my children were young. I stopped sewing until I started sewing for grandchildren. Now I am subscribing again. I read all I can about Sew it All. I found it through Facebook. I am able to get the show in my area but wish I could.

  26. Linda Nichols says:

    I discovered Sew News in 1992. I had stopped sewing for several years because I was busy with my children and job, but when the youngest was a sophmore in high school I decided I wanted to sew again. I felt as though I needed some help along the way to see “what was new” in the world of sewing. I picked up a copy of Sew News and it was exactly what I needed. I’ve been a subscriber most years since then and really look forward to my magazine coming in the mail. A quick pass through at first, then I sit down with my cup of coffee and read cover to cover!!

  27. Elaine Jacobs says:

    I have been a subscriber of Sew News for years and just love each new issue! I also stay informed with my SewNews Newsletter!

  28. Sue says:

    I found Sew News at a quilt show years ago..Love this magazine and lookf forward to it every month..This is a keeper.

  29. Lynne Wahnefried says:

    I don’t remember exactly how I first discovered Sew News, but my kids were little, and they are all in their 20′s and 30′s now! I bought it first at Minnesota Fabric Stores, then subscribed for a few years. An am now enjoying reading it again!

  30. I learned about Sew News from the “Stretch and Sew” shop I frequented way back when. I learned of Sew It All from Facebook. Enjoy both very much.

  31. Susan Knueven says:

    Was surfing the internet for more sewing sites and love, love, love Sew News! Thanks for having such a terrific site with so much helpful info!

  32. Vicki Schoonover says:

    I found sew newsat a local fabric store when I was a stay at home mom, now Grandma sewing for the grandbabaies

  33. Rebecca Q says:

    I discovered Sew News, Sew it All and Sew it All TV through Facebook postings by one of my favorite places…Fabric Bliss in Denver,CO. Sew it All mag was doing a photo shoot there in February and Aurora, the owner of the shop, was posting all kinds of links.

  34. Sue Haver says:

    I discovered Sew News magazine back in the 1980′s. It was a large size newspaper print magazine. Always looked forward to my new issue each month…lots of great how-to’s and inspiration!

  35. Roxy says:

    I found Sew News on the Internet when I was looking for sewing ideas and patterns. Great find!!

  36. I heard about just from searching around on the internet for patterns.

  37. Lila Przybyszewski says:

    I found Sew News years ago (25?) when it was still in a newspaper type of format. I think my Mom gave me my first copy. I loved it and still do. One of the reasons is that it’s still about sewing, interesting and informative. Great magazine!

  38. Laura says:

    I grabbed a sew news at Safeway – then saw the ad inside for Sew it All – it’s on my repeat DVR now! I save them to refer to on projects :)

  39. Melinda Ross says:

    I discovered you on PBS and love the show! I just subscribed to the magazine and I love it too!

  40. Natalya H says:

    I think it was through one of the blogs I follow, someone mentioned it and I had to check it out. Glad I did!

  41. JP says:

    Discovered Sew News through Facebook, actually!

  42. Mary says:

    I discovered the show by being on PBS when it came on and the magazine a long time ago on the shelf at my local book store. Love all the “Sew” family products.

  43. Suzanne Ripple says:

    I discovered Sew News on the magazine stand at my Joann Fabrics, then I had to subscribe to it each month. Love the ideas and projects in it.

  44. Jamie F says:

    I found you on facebook during a search for sewing. I’m so glad I found you too. I’ve gotten some great ideas and learned about some great books that are out there. Including this one that I would LOVE to win!

  45. I’ve been reading Sew News for years! I saw it on a newstand. I heard of Sew it All through magazine ads, but haven’t read one yet… I want to! No Sew it All TV aired here yet.

  46. Peggy Dixon says:

    I discovered Sew News almost 25 years ago when it was a large size magazine and you could purchase large yellow folders to keep your copies in. Sew News exposed me to all of the other sewing websites and products and other links over these many years and I just got my latest magazine last week.

  47. judi says:

    I can’t even remember how I discovered Sew News! I subscribed to it for a couple of years way back in the early 90′s when I was fresh out of high school. Now I have a lifetime subscription through the creative home arts club. I discovered all the other things through the Sew News Facebook page. :)

  48. Savannagal says:

    When we signed up for our new TV service, the first thing I did was look for knitting and sewing shows. That’s how I found you. Thanks.

  49. Jeanne says:

    A gift subscription to Sew News many years ago was the beginning of my continuing love of Sew News and all of its branches. Still wishing the TV episodes were available in northern Colorado!