12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 10 win stackable storage bottles!

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another day of Giveaways!

Yesterday we asked about your favorite sewing tool. Congratulations to Marthie, who said: “My walking foot and 1/4″ presser foot – unthinkable without.” Please email sewnews@sewnews.com with your mailing address to receive your prize!

Today we’re giving away two packages of Clover stacking cases! Get two medium and two large stacking cases to organize beads, sequins, buttons, needles and more!

 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 10 win stackable storage bottles!All you have to do to enter to win this prize is answer the following question in the comments section below, “What was your funniest sewing moment?”

It’s never funny at the time, but I’ll still sew things upside down and backward. And I’ve been sewing for years! After some time passes, I can laugh about it because I should know better! But we all do it, don’t we?

Tell us your funny sewing stories and smile today! It’s the holidays, and we’re giving away free stuff, what’s not to smile about? One winner will be announced tomorrow, along with the Day 11 prize! Good luck!

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43 Responses to 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 10 win stackable storage bottles!

  1. Savannagal says:

    I can’t say I’ve had a funny sewing moment. I have had many crying moments though.

  2. Heidi says:

    My funniest sewing moment was actually in the cutting out process – when I went to sew the garment together, some pieces were actually cut “upside down” on a directional print !!

  3. KatieGirl says:

    All my funny stories end the same ” then I got out my seam ripper “.

  4. Tammy says:

    In a rush to get some onesies embroidered for my niece’s upcoming twins, I was embroidering some special designs and I took it off the hoop, and was so proud that I had it centered perfectly (I had just started machine embroidery). Then I noticed it was inside out!!! Duh!!!!

  5. Robin says:

    When I realized the flannel pjs I spent hours making my husband many years ago where an exact match to the prisoner outfit in the film papillon. We still laugh about it.

  6. Rita Sussman says:

    It wasn’t funny at the time but we all have a giggle now, when wereminisce about when I was sewing and the needle went through the nail on my index finger and broke off in the bone. It is still there. Had no infection. The ER doctor and nurse gave me a pic of the X-ray. They looked in wonderment and asked how I did that. I have the pic. It was a titanium needle. I was not even sewing fast but I was very focused and did not realize what was happening. It has been 2 years. It was strange for a while as the index finger is your second thumb but now it has calcified over and you cannot really feel the needle point .

    Very intense/focused piecer!
    Happy Holidays, Rita

  7. Joyce Person says:

    Embroidering a Mercedes emblem instead of a peace sign! Forgot the middle segment on the bottom!

  8. Sarah McKinney says:

    When my cat Snowball would sit behind the sewing machine and bite down on the fabric and try to help pull it through the sewing process. She loved it when I was sewing. She was always there to help out.

  9. Patricia Regular says:

    Was making the flowerGirl Dress for my Daughter’s wedding , it needed 12 eyelets on the back for lacing …soooo my Husband was to help there . … He decided to mark the spots to apply the eyelets with BLUE Permanent marker on white Satin !!! Of course they bled through the front !!! This was 2 days before the wedding ,I had to quickly make six satin rosettes to cover …wasn’t funny at the moment ,but one of the moments we look back and laugh at !

    Merry Christmas All !!! Happy Healthy New Year !

  10. Beverly Lamm says:

    I was making a draperies for a designer that was soooo picky. She doubted herself on everything she did and agonized over every little detail. She could not decide if the band needed to be 1 1/4 inch or 1 1/2 inch so you are getting the idea. She also waited until the last minute to get materials in because she could not make up her mind which made my life miserable and a lot of late hours. Well here is the funny, and I still grin today when I think about it. We had some lining to come in that would definitely show in this drapery valance. I had some of a similiar color in stock, but she just had to order. When we received the fabric it was so flawed it was impossible to use. I took my stock color made the valance that had to be installed the next day and smiled all the way. Designer loved the valance, the customer loved valance and I am just standing there smiling. To top it off the designer said I am so glad we ordered that lining in instead of using what you had! Fortunately, she soon after got in another line of work which made my life much easier.

  11. Debora Kerr says:

    Once I was frantically helping a friend get a Halloween costume (a princess dress) sewn for her daughter at the last minute. We were rushing so much I somehow managed to sew one of the sleeves on upside down (shoulder seam at armpit)!

  12. Mary says:

    Was sewing at a retreat and the table was vibrating from the machine, next thing I know the machine had vibrated into my lap. It was luckily a small featherweight, but was funny that I was so intent on the sewing did not notice how close to the edge it had vibrated to.

  13. Gail Lewis says:

    I was doing a block of the month, carefully following the directions,there is not enough fabric in the kit to make a mistake. I was interrupted and returned later to finish the block.Without looking at the final placement I swiftly put the block together and was so proud of my piecing. I then turned to the picture on the directions and realized that I had sewn the final pieces backwards !! Oh well it still made an nice design only it wasn’t the beautiful star that it was supposed to be. Nobody knows but me.

  14. LauraM says:

    Had a funny moment recently. I had cut out a skirt and it’s lining at the same time. When I picked up the back to sew the center back seam, I forgot to separate the main fabric from the lining and ended up sewing all four pieces together. The fabric was a microsuede with a slick wrong side, so I didn’t notice the slickness of the lining underneath. Told my 4-H kids about it the next day. They are learning that you are never too old for a seam ripper….lol

  15. Michelle Defenderfer says:

    I put off altering a formal for my sister until there wasn’t time to alter it. She went to the dance duct taped into her dress.

  16. Margo says:

    Hmmm, probably when I sewed the bottom of my skirt into the side seam!! Not very wearable that way!

  17. Peggy P. Quesenberry says:

    I was teaching a group of freshman students how to sew and our first garment was a pair of PJ pants with a casing. Basic 4 pieces – one student had decided she wanted her to be shorter so she cut the legs off such that they were not much longer than the seatseam in back. She could not get her pants legs to match, so she came and asked me why. I proceeded to start pinning them together to get her started. So when she finished sewing them, she was so proud, stood up to hold them to admire her work and behold! They were penquin pants – the legs of the pants were now the waist and the body and waist area were the legs. I really do not know how this was managed! Thank goodness we had good seam rippers!

  18. Kim says:

    My funniest (not really funny at the time!) moment was sewing a two piece sleeve backwards.

  19. Lizell says:

    Funniest sewing moment? When I realised my mom was serious in buying me a sewing/embroidery machine. I thought it very funny for my to sew but now I am an addict!!!

  20. Linda Foulks says:

    I was new to embroidery a few years ago and was moving along pretty good when I went to catch a thread tail from the previous color start when I got to close with my index finger when pow my needle was broke off into my finger. I was fortunate enough that it only went through beside the bone and was able to pull it out. OUCH!!! Needless to say I keep my fingers clear !!!

  21. Constance M. Bunn says:

    I’d been making multiple of the same thing on my embroidery machine with my three year old grandson sitting beside me, watching! I had to get up to go to the bathroom and told him to hit the “stop button” if it did a funny noise….when I came back and sat down, he said it stopped, so I started it, again. My heart stopped!! (After-all, NOone is allowed to touch my embroidery machine….right??!!) I looked and low and behold, he had pushed the right buttons, (in the right order, I might add)!! He’d been watching so closely that he knew all the steps and the correct order to finish my project!! (This same grandson is now nine years old and only has one more piece to add to the borders of the quilt he’s making…he’s stitched EVERY single stitch, himself!! It should have been finished a year ago, but they moved away, and I only see him a couple times a year!)

  22. Lisa Blevins says:

    My funniest (and laughter was the farthest thing from my mind when it happened) sewing mishap was when I embroidered 25 t shirts for someone and put bingo instead of binko. I thought they had given me the wrong info. We let them keep the 25 Bingo! shirts and sent them 25 more with the correct design.

  23. Bonnie Johnson says:

    Sewing wrong sides together instead of right sides together

  24. Ann Shettles says:

    I was embroidering on a onesie for a friend and didn’t realize that I caught a part of the back in the hoop too. No baby was going to fit in that with the front and back partially stitched together.

  25. Maureen Forehan says:

    First time I made my husband a pair of corduroy jeans everything went perfect. Tried them on pinned up the hem and started cutting off the excess length. Then I got smart and just cut through from front to back cause it was faster. Needless to say I sewed fake cuffs on the bottom. He wore them for weekends and I never did that again. I learned not to cut important things after 9PM.

  26. Judy Gilmore says:

    My funniest moment was when I was doing towels for a high school volleyball teammy granddaughter was playing on. I put the school initials, girl’s first name, and her number. Had 15 to do. 14 were perfect; number 15 was done on the wrong side of the towel. Didn’t catch it until the girls were given their towels. Needless to say, by the next game, #15 was corrected!!

  27. valerie csmith says:

    working on a new embroidery machine doing a favor for my sister-in-law and I was embroiderying something to the front of a shirt. Took it out of the hoop and found I had sewn the sleve to the front embroidery

  28. Sharon S. says:

    When I was making a quilt label and spelled my own name wrong.

  29. Judy Gilmore says:

    My funniest moment was when I was doing towels for a high school volleyball team my granddaughter was playing on. I put the school initials, girl’s first name, and her number. Had 15 to do. 14 were perfect; number 15 was done on the wrong side of the towel. Didn’t catch it until the girls were given their towels. Needless to say, by the next game, #15 was corrected!!

  30. Sue K says:

    I made flannel pajama pants for both of my daughters for Christmas one year, and was in a hurry. Didn’t realize until they unwrapped them that the Kansas State logos were upside down.

  31. Mary M says:

    I made a top for my niece with a puppy embroidered on the front and somehow managed to have the puppy up-side-down. She loved it and it kept us all laughing for years.

  32. Sue K says:

    Teaching a kids sewing class and one girl had completely missed part of the seam. I showed her the error and suggested she might want to fix it – her reply “I was hoping you wouldn’t notice that”.

  33. Amy Losordo says:

    My funniest moment was actually my two daughter’s who got into my fusing stuff to make Xmas t-shirts. They did this while I was out and of course got the fusing on the iron, the ironing pad, and everywhere else…at least they did finish their tees. They were so proud of themselves with their Mr. Hanky Xmas tees. Glad they didn’t burn themselves:) Now they are 21 and 23 years old…wonder what they will do this year while I’m out of the house?

  34. Susan V says:

    Sewing a shirt with the sleeves inside out.

  35. Karen T. says:

    My funniest sewing moment would have to be when I decided to make my then 9-year-old daughter a pair of pants. Anyone who knows about sewing clothing, knows that it is sometimes very difficult to muddle through the right way to sew the two legs properly. Well by now you probably guessed it. I sewed the legs together so that there was only one large leg. My daughter and I dissolved into fits of giggles on the floor!

  36. MaryMartha Rose says:

    When I was rolling on my chair between my serger and sewing machine I pushed to hard and over shot ,hit the wall ,then tipped over from laughing so hard. I am more careful and try not to be in such a hurry.

  37. Patricia Hersl says:

    I’m sure a few folks out there have appliqued right through to their jeans. One day I literally sewed the piece rith into my caloused finger.

  38. Patricia Hotz says:

    showing someone how to cut for applique then I did it wrong!! embarrassing!!

  39. Making my 15year old son a yellow vinyl banana costume for holloween. We still laugh at the pictures of him and a buddy dressed as Chiquita bananas, label and all.

  40. Ginger says:

    I can’t think of a funny moment. But I’ve had several hair pulling moments. :-)

  41. Patty says:

    My latest goof was when a friend asked me to hem a pair of tuxedo pants that were way too long for her son. Let’s just say I was glad that my daughter had some hot pink duct tape that she uses for crafts!

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  43. Sandy Goodick says:

    My funniest ..make that most frustrating thing that happened to me was the last time I tried to make myself a dress. The right side og the dress overlaped the left by about 4 inches. In an effort to save material that didn’t need to be saved I decided to put the right side of the right side down rather than up as the placement called for. Esentially this ment that I now had 2 left sided and not enough fabric left to make a proper right side!
    Lesson learned!

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