Free Stuff Friday! Win 2 Simplicity Sewing Patterns!

Happy Friday–we hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Fourth of July! Today we have two fun and simple Learn to Sew patterns from Simplicity to give away to a lucky winner. Both patterns are ideal for beginners, and would also be just right for kids looking to take up a new hobby over the summer. Simplicity 1946 includes both a child- and adult-size robe as well as a comfy pet bed.

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Simplicity 2173 includes two child-size aprons and a matching pot holder.

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What fun! To enter to win the patterns, answer the following question in the comments section below: Tell us about the very first sewing pattern you ever used.

The first pattern I ever used was for a simple tunic-style top. The top turned out great, but I forgot to pre-wash the fabric so it turned out too small after one load of laundry! Share your first pattern experience in the comments section, and we’ll randomly select a winner on Monday. Good luck!

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80 Responses to Free Stuff Friday! Win 2 Simplicity Sewing Patterns!

  1. Joyce Person says:

    Simplicity pattern for A-line skirt in Home Ec.

  2. Jennifer says:

    The first pattern I ever used was to make a doll size shirt for my daughter’s doll.

  3. Sewfy2@hotmail.com says:

    I learned on those printed pillow forms.

  4. kathy kuhnle says:

    My first patterns used were for a mini skirt and hot pants. If that does not tell my age. I loved home ec. I spent all 4 years in h.s. sewing. My grandmother started me very young making Barbie clothes without patterns.

  5. Sue says:

    My first sewing experience was to learn to ‘treat’ the material, wash and stretch it, and make a cotton apron, that tied, with a ruffle, around the waist. High school sewing class was very enlightening.

  6. cheryl mullins says:

    the first pattern i ever used i was in the fourth grade 4-h. It was a wrap around dress and that was when the bonded knits(sorry i know some people will not remember this fabric ) was new to the fabric stores. If that wasn’t bad enough it was red, black, and orange checked . We have either come a long way or what’s old is new again.

  7. Tracy Enos says:

    I have never used a pattern. My mom is visiting from Florida for a while. I told her that was something I wanted her to teach me while she’s here. She’s sews great so I’m hoping she can teach me a few things!

  8. Pamela Wright says:

    I made my first dress when I was in 5th grade. It was a Simplicity pattern. My mom made a lot of my dresses when I was younger. I loved those dresses. That year she baught me my own sewing machine so I made my own spring dress. I was soooo proud of that dress even with its crocked bodice.

  9. Lisa Barber says:

    The first pattern I ever used was a Simplicity pattern for pj pants.

  10. Cinda says:

    I received my first sewing machine when I was 7 years old. It was smallish with a on/off switch on the side. I absolutely loved it!!! I have been sewing constantly ever since.

  11. Marilyn Porter says:

    The first pattern I used was a Butterick blouse and shorts pattern. I was 9 years old and made my first summer outfit a blouse with matching shorts.

  12. Maureen V says:

    My first pattern was a sleeveless, shift dress with a ruffle around the neck. I was a freshman in high school trying to learn to sew, but my mother didn’t had a lot of time to spend with me because we were dairy farmers & she was too busy with 6 kids, a large garden & milking cows!

  13. noemy says:

    OMG… I think it was a pattern for bunnies for a kitchen set. I bought so many patterns over the years some of them never been used but I am sure the first pattern I used was for craft.

  14. Beth Rogers says:

    For my first sewing experience I used a Simplicity pattern of a short smock top. I didn’t completely understand the directions so I followed the pictures/diagrams. I made 6 tops that summer of 1972. Wish I still had that pattern; I would love to make 6 more.

  15. MariaElena says:

    The first pattern I ever used was for making a bag for my Mom. She still uses it :)

  16. Marcia says:

    My first pattern was in Jr High when I made a floppy eared bunny and a dress for it. :)

  17. Debbie Rogowski says:

    Oh my gosh, it was so many years ago, and so many since then. I think it was a jacket, only because I remember the fabric I picked. I used many patterns before then but my mother purchased those. We used to get fabric and supplies in stores like JC Penney’s

  18. Linda T says:

    I think the first real sewing pattern I used was a skirt pattern in 7th grade Home Ec class. Used navy blue cotton fabric and wore it for a couple years.

  19. The first pattern I ever used was a Simplicity shots pattern in Home Ec. Unfortunately, I made them too small, LOL. But I was fascinated with the whole sewing process anyway!

  20. Jenni Davis says:

    The first pattern I ever used was a “See and Sew” pattern for a simple button-up, short sleeve top. This was for a beginning garment course. I was most excited that I could put button holes and buttons on the top using my machine. :)

  21. Kathryn Patch says:

    My first pattern was a ‘swing style’ duster coat in Home Economics class. I had done the ‘little girl’ sewing with my Mom and Grandmother but never anything using a pattern. Bless her heart my teacher kept up with me — how or why we will never know — and when putting on the buttons I threaded the needle with a double thread. In front of the class Miss Beck pointed out that I was no longer 5 years old and should a single thread. To top if off I picked red flannel for my duster that was not washed prior to sewing and could have fit one of my dolls.

  22. Gillian says:

    My first sewing project was a needle case as a little girl in school!!

  23. Jean Lowenberger says:

    An apron for Home Ec. class. I remember the apron, but do not remember the pattern, but we must have used a pattern and our teacher made us all buy cotton gingham for the project. Thank goodness I liked and used the small gingham squares and not the large ones! That was a puzzle for sure, it’s a wonder we didn’t have crossed eyes when we were done!

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  25. Donna Cole says:

    The pattern was a A line skirt made in red and white plaid checkers very cool added straps that crossed in the back. To make it look a little different from everyones else. 8th grade fashion show.

  26. Anne Compton says:

    The very first pattern I used was a Simplicity for a skirt with a zipper and a lined jacket with a buttonhole. I was ten years old and cried so much because I couldn’t get either the zipper or the buttonhole in straight. I’ve never given up and now find sewing to be relaxing and profitable for me!

  27. Bonnie Blaylock says:

    My first pattern was for a bib apron that I made in jr. high. It turned out great !

  28. Marion Hathaway says:

    Well the first thing I made was a blue broom stick In 8th grade. I believe it was an Advance or Butterick pattern. I am 84 now so I thought I was doing fine remembering this. Ha, ha Marion

  29. Marion Hathaway says:

    I should have mentioned it was a skirt with a zipper. I loved that skirt and wore it proudly. Marion

  30. Gale Meyer says:

    i did not use a pattern i was 5 yrs old my mother use old ladys big dresses and made me dresses out of them . then i watch her put it together with out useing a pattern. and i made a little doll dress. then in school we had to make a pillow i made a little yellow duck. by draw a duck on papper then cut it out and made the duck. it turn out real cute. thanks to my mother for showing me to sew. i love it.

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