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

Here we are at the last giveaway prize announcement! It’s bittersweet; I’d like to give something away EVERY day, but then it wouldn’t be special anymore, would it? Well, maybe it would, but I’d run out of prizes real quick.

Thanks to everyone for participating in Day 12 and answering our question, “Do you alter thrifted garments?”

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Many of you make small alterations to most of the things you buy, secondhand or otherwise. Personally, I love thrifting for one-of-a-kind finds, I just can’t keep up with my ever-growing pile of ‘to alter’ garments!

Today we have THREE winners: Valerie Crawford, Rosemary Griffis and Carla L. Reale!

Congratulations! You three won a copy of Sew it All Volume 3! In addition to 50 fun projects and 19 free patterns, you’ll learn useful skills like mending, fitting and ruffling. Use these skills to alter a secondhand garment into a fabulous fashion find–For more on transforming ready-made garments, see Marisa Lynch’s episode, “Thrifty Couture.”

Email with your  mailing address to receive your prize!

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Our last daily giveaway prize (Before the announcement of our GRAND PRIZE winner) is a copy of Pam Damour’s book Cheaper by the Dozen. This great DIY decorating guide includes:

  • 160 pages of color photography
  • 12 valances
  • Pam’s 12 part template system
  • 12 inspiration pages
  • 12 specialty techniques
  • 12 basic instructions
  • 12 favorite family recipes
  • a “bakers” dozen of embroidery designs, including 2 monograms
  • a “bakers” dozen of accessory projects, including a headboard, storage chest ottoman, and tons pillows!

(Get Pam’s instructions for a curtain project from her Sew it All TV episode, “Curtain Call.”)

To win this great prize (and to be entered to win our GRAND PRIZE–Sew it All season 2 on DVD) simply answer the following question in the comments section below:

“What are your home-dec sewing tips?”

Is there a certain fabric, thread or lining that works best for curtains or pillows? Do you have a favorite kind of curtain grommets or pillow trim? Tell us your home-dec sewing stories!

The winner will be announced on Monday! The GRAND PRIZE winner will be announced on Tuesday! Have a great weekend and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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

  1. Mippy says:

    My tip would be to have a plan in writing before starting a project. That way you don’t forget any equipment materials or steps along the way! :)
    ~Mippy :)

  2. Erika says:

    great giveawy! My homedec tips are if possibly make things reversible. That way you get 2 for on especially with things like placemats and table runners.

  3. Melinda Testerman says:

    So many things to sew and embroider. So little time!

  4. S Thompson says:

    Prewash your fabric or at least a sample(measure it before washing) to see how it washes ….I usually let it air dry but you can check to see how it does in the dryer too.
    I do this even if it says dry clean only….just to see. You need to shrink the cording etc.(put in a lingerie bag…knot the ends of the cording or it will unwind!) too.

  5. Liz Kuennen says:

    Re-use, Re-cycle, watch for sales, use the colors you like and by all means ignore trends and create your own style. Personally, I chose to buy and use fabrics that also were easy to use and were easy to clean when our kids were younger. With the thought of grand children in the future I plan to continue that trend. Also, with kids and pets I would avoid light colors when you are planning slip covers and other items that will get a lot of traffic such as rugs. One of the best rugs I ever made was out of used blue jeans. I made a large oval rug from recycled jeans just like my grandmother taught me. When the piece got to heavy to set on my lap I worked on a table. It’s a great way to re-cycle and would work great in any kid’s room especially with a Blue jean Rag quilt to match.