Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 6

Happy Wednesday! Today is Day 6 of 13 Days of Giveaways to celebrate season 5 of Sew it All TV kicking off on PBS on March 2nd!

Yesterday, we gave you the chance to win the book Fun with Sulky Blendables & Solid Color Cotton Threads, which is packed full unique and inspiring project ideas, including Ellen Osten’s bobbinwork bag from season 4, “Bobbin Along.”

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Congratulations to Cheryl, who said “Judith Montano” in answer to yesterday’s question “Who would you like to see on Sew it All TV.” Thanks Cheryl! Please email with your mailing address to receive your prize!

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Today we’re giving away a Me and My Sister Designs purse pattern to TWO lucky winners!




Enter to win one of these fun patterns by answering the following question in the comments section below, “Do you make purses/tote bags?”


Check out season 4 guest Aurora Sisneros of Fabric Bliss to learn how to make a tote bag with boxed corners in Episode 406, “Gusset Up.”

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Good luck! Two lucky winners will be announced tomorrow, along with the Day 7 prize!

Don’t forget: Get your tickets to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA, for the first weekend in March. Watch our 5 contestants audition for a spot on Sew it All TV at the Casting Call March 3rd and vote for your favorite!

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94 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 6

  1. Susie M says:

    I love making totes. I made a bunch for Christmas presents, embroidered different Christmas designs on them. They were a big hit. This year I made several “baskets”. Another big hit. Getting ready to make my own conceal carry purse. Can’t find one in the color I want. Love having the versatility to put as many pockets in a purse or tote as I want.

  2. Marthie says:

    I am female. Off course I like purses and totes AND I love to make them

  3. jeanne says:

    Yes! So many I’ve lost count. One year, I made more than 30 book totes for my granddaughter to give to her friends!

  4. Sherrie Lilly says:

    I love to make purses and totes. I combine quilting and embroidery on both for different looks.

  5. Renée O. says:

    My first project was a bag… that I still use everyday! I love making bags and purses… and throw in a baby bag or two!!!

  6. Joyce Evans says:

    I try to make purses,but I have yet to like any I have made. Hopefully someday. A good pattern certainly be helpful. Thank you.

  7. Melinda Thompson says:

    Purses, bags, carriers, totes–no one has enough.

  8. Michele says:

    Yes, I make both. My daughters love the big totes and I love the wristlets. I love to mix and match fabric textures.

  9. Carla says:

    I would love to start making bags and purses. May be this is a great way to start.

  10. Judy H says:

    I’ve made a couple purses and always get compliments. Hate Boring Bags! : )
    Would like to make more!

  11. Jane C. says:

    I make small purses and give them away to friends who cherish homemade. The purse I want to make for myself is using men’s suits. I love the Mandinka offerings on etsy.

  12. Kathy Cederholm says:

    I have not made any tote bags from scratch but have done lots of new embellishments on old or “blah” bags that I own.

  13. Annette Danos says:

    I make laptop computer totes with a pink ribbon on them in honor of my daughter and all breast cancer survivors.

  14. Rosemary Griffis says:

    Not yet. I’ve looked at fabric and bought two patterns, but I’d really like to make this bag.

  15. Barbara says:

    Still learning to sew but loved a class I recently took where we made a really cool clutch purse. Used a remnant of burgandy moleskin and pretty batik lining with pockets. So happy to finish it that I’m trying my had again and making a shopping tote.

  16. kerrie Ivanoff says:

    I make tote for around the world SAMANTAIN PURSE .all volunteer work would just love a new pattern for these children <3 would <3 to win a new pattern

  17. Jeanne Eilers says:

    I’ve only made 2 but hope to make more.

  18. Nancy C says:

    I have made several simple bags and would love to make more! They make great gifts and I love having different bags to carry

  19. Kath says:

    I haven’t made a bag/tote in over a year. Last bags I made were coin purses for gifts. I’m ready to try something new!

  20. Amy Cramer says:

    I enjoy making useful items. I have 2 girls so we have many, many tote bags to sort their items and hung on wall pegs. We even have one tote made from sandwich bags so it is very durable and waterproof for the beach.
    I have totes for each activity as well. Each hung on a peg by the door. A tote for Scouts, a tote for gym and so on.

  21. Mary Jo Maneth says:

    I love totes

  22. Nicole says:

    Absolutely. I am very picky about my bags, this way I can customize exactly what I want.

  23. You could consider me a “bag” lady. Love to make bags and purses.

  24. Pam Solberg says:

    Honestly, I’ve never made a purse or tote, but I’d love to try!

  25. Patti says:

    Yes, I make both purses and bags. I like to customize them according to my needs- maybe add more pockets or make a little deeper, ect.

  26. Mary Mac says:

    I haven’t made a purse but I love making totes for friends and family.

  27. Patricia Hersl says:

    Yes. I’ve made quite a few and give them as gifts. Need one for myself!

  28. Ellen says:

    I have made both purses and totes.

  29. Linda says:

    Yes I make both!

  30. Reaford says:

    Totes are a necessary evil. We always fill them to the brim and never have enough. I am excited about expressing my own personality through tote. Want to know what a gals thinking? look at her tote.

  31. Sarah McKinney says:

    Yes I do. I have a favorite pattern for one that travels easily and has not interfacing that is bulky to pack.

  32. I have made several purses. I can’t say I have a favorite purse pattern because I keep coming across new patterns that I really like.

  33. Gail Hester says:

    I love to make purses and totes and to customize them by adding machine embroidered designs.

  34. Laurie says:

    I am a reading tutor at an elementary school & I made a tote for myself. It has lots of pockets that I embroidered cute designs on. Everyone at school loves it!

  35. carla says:

    I made a T.A.R.D.I.S. mini-messenger bag for my friends birthday… blue fabric, “Police Box” sign on the flap, and custom silk fabric from Spoonflower made to look like the inside of the T.A.R.D.I.S.! She LOVED it! (And it really DID end up bigger on the inside!!!)

  36. Mama Lusco says:

    I enjoy making bags for myself, friends and as gifts. It’s about time for a new Spring bag!

  37. Constance M. Bunn says:

    Yes, I make purses and tote bags! I also make the change purses, etc, accessories to go inside the purse. I’ve made diaper bags and even laptop bags. E-reader bags, make-up bags, tissue holders, flashdrive holders and now my daughter wants me to make a duffle-type bag for her out of pink ribbon breast cancer fabric and a matching garment bag! I love making “in the hoop” projects for the purse accessories, but constantly make up my own purse and tote bag patterns….never know what I’ll be up to next!!!

  38. kelli says:

    I sew purses and totes as gifts and for myself.

  39. Mary M says:

    You betcha! I make totes and purses for myself and as gifts.

  40. Peggy A. says:

    I like making any kind of bag. Totes and purses are great for a small project with endless design possibilities. Let the creative juices flow!

  41. Deidra says:

    I love to make purses.

  42. Jeannette Covan says:

    I love making totes. It is my way of relaxing.

  43. Kelly Sas says:

    I have a few patterns and even one kit, but no I have never made any yet.

  44. Carol Womack says:

    Yes, they are usually quick to make, and once I’ve made a new pattern, I know it well enough to add something new or change the size.

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