Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways- Day 8

Happy Friday everyone! And happy Day 8 of our 13 days of Giveaways! Season 5 of Sew it All TV kicks off March 2nd on PBS, and to celebrate we are giving away prizes from past guests!

Yesterday we gave you the chance to win an adorable skirt pattern and patterns for cute little pinwheels and pillows. Congratulations to: Susan Karson and Melinda Thompson. Please email with your mailing addresses to receive your prize!

For today’s giveaway we are giving away the Burda Style Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly! It features 15 creative projects and 5 master patterns.

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Check out Alison Kelly in episode 408, “Skirting the Issue” where she teaches you to create an elegant double layered lace skirt with a waistband and invisible zipper.

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To enter to win this awesome prize, anwer the following question in the comment section below, “What’s your favorite garment to make, or makeover?”

Good luck! Our winner will be announced Monday along with the Day 9 prize!

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122 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways- Day 8

  1. Cindy says:

    I love sewing dresses for my granddaughters, ages 1 and 4. They are fun to make and they enjoy receiving dresses that Nana makes. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. It looks like something that would be helpful in sewing for them as well as myself and my daughters.

  2. Renée O. says:

    I like to makeover pants and skirts into better fitting miniskirts and capris!

  3. Katherine Scoggins says:

    I like making tailored jackets.

  4. Phyllis says:

    Simple summer tops

  5. Kath says:

    I like making jackets as long as I don’t look like a walking Quilt Shop, it’s a fine line between fabric selection & taste.

  6. penny wilber says:

    I love VINTAGE ANYTHING. So when I see something new I like, I figure out a way to make it Vintage!

  7. Dana says:

    I love making tunics because there’s so much room for creativity. I can (machine or hand) embroider, paint, applique, bead, reverse applique or use many other creative finishes. A tunic is a blank slate for whatever creative impulse I’m having, not to mention – they’re flattering!

  8. Melinda Thompson says:

    I love making purses and jackets. Who ever has enough!!

  9. Sue Haver says:

    My favorite garment to make would be vintage style dresses. I wish everyone would wear this style again… :)

  10. MaryMartha Rose says:

    My all time favorite is little sweet baby clothes.

  11. Angella Burt says:


  12. Sheila Whitney says:

    I like to sew everything. With that, I like to challenge myself to learn something new. Lately, I have been designing & making purses. I recently finished making a lined leather purse with lots of details from an old leather coat. I like skirts as well and would love to learn new tricks, styles & embellishments for them from this book.

  13. Karen says:


  14. Morrissa McCoy says:

    I love to make Aprons. Thats my favorite. I also love to make dresses for my girls!

  15. Sharron Smothermon says:

    Usually I do heirloom, mostly baby clothes and baby blankets.

  16. Andrea says:

    Skirts. Easy, forgiving, and flattering.

  17. wanda tucker says:

    My fave are dresses and skirt for little girls , I have 3 daughters and am always making things for them

  18. Audrey says:

    I really like making PJ’s for the grands. Good way to use up fabric, mix and match fabrics, etc. And they love grammies jammies.

  19. Fleece pajama bottoms!

  20. Jyothi says:

    dresses for myself and my 3 year old daughter. and teaching my 9 year old to make pyjama trousers for himself.

  21. Jane C. says:

    Anything that is new to me. Last year I refashioned a dress that was brand new and a nearly new jacket from the Goodwill. For the dress I redid the hem belt and collar giving it some pizazz. If it hadn’t been for the sewing shows and blogs I don’t think I would have had that can-do perspective!

  22. K. Vick says:

    I love being able to create my own version of current trends, as well as refashioning my old items into new ones for my daughter.

  23. Mary Mac says:

    My favorite garment to make is a skirt. They are so easy to put together.

  24. It’s gotta be a skirt! Instant gratification :)

  25. Sharon Quaife says:

    Actually, the plainer the garment the better. I guess my favorite would be a skirt. I have taken a plain, easy skirt that flows freely from the waist and added everything from embelishments, applique-work, and shadow-stitching to adding a lace ruffle under the hem or rows of ruffled fabric of different colors -along the bottom half of the skirt to create something playful and cute. I have also used the same plain pattern adding pin-tucked rows and sewn insertion lace within the skirt to dress it up. The simple patterns offer a landscape for creativity!

  26. S Thompson says:

    Love to sew for family! Also, make gifts for friends & family!

  27. Ann B. says:

    I love to make dresses for my granddaughter. I truly enjoy being able to use bright, colorful fabrics that I would never be able to use for myself.
    Also, enjoy making bags and making oodles of pockets.

  28. Easiest things to make are those designs/patterns that are designed to be made completely on a serger. They sew up so fast you wonder why you didn’t sew like this before?

  29. Bridgit says:

    I love skirts. Quick and easy. But I also like to make much more complicated shirts and pants as well depending on mymood.

  30. Cathi Sheneman says:

    Blouses. I’m in the middle of revamping one right now! I’ve cut off ruffles, adjusted shoulders, tapered waistlines, changed out buttons, and hemmed. The most difficult one was full of pleats, but it was worth the effort. It was more my style when I finished it.

  31. Diane Cook says:

    I’ve mostly made tops of every kind!

  32. Katherin says:

    congrats to the winners!

  33. Katherin says:

    my favorite garment to make are summer tops. You can use just about any kind of material and use up all your scraps. You don’t need a lot of fabric and the looks are endless.

  34. Kristine says:

    I love costumes – I refashion clothes to be costumes and I sew them from patterns. Sewing clothes to fit your personal style is the best!

  35. Trudy L says:


  36. This is something I would love to have. I like to make clothes.

  37. Rhonda T says:

    Kids clothes!

  38. Virginia Michelini says:

    Love to make over jeans jackets with detailing and bling!

  39. Barbara Bieranowski says:

    I like to make bags of all kinds. I’m always looking for new patterns.

  40. Mary Jo Allison says:

    Love skirts, easy fit, love to wear them.

  41. Savannagal says:

    My favorite garment to make is a flannel nightshirt. Weird, right? Well, I’ve made so many that I feel comfortable that I’m doing it correctly. I wouldn’t know where to start on my other patterns. I need sewing lessons!

  42. Nanette says:

    My favorite garment to make would be Halloween costumes

  43. Nancy J says:

    Dresses and skirts.

  44. Rhonda Atkinson says:

    I love to take basic patterns and add heirloom sewing details such as pintucks, and lace plus using the heirloom stitches on my sewing machine to embellish the outfits.

  45. Marilyn Lefholz says:

    I’ve been making a lot of knit tops right now!

    Marilyn L

  46. I love to make bags. Big ones, little ones, squares, ovals and anything in between – they all make me happy!

  47. Kristy says:

    Skirts & dresses for my 3 girls! :)

  48. Sally Johnson says:

    My favorite garment to make would be all clothes for a baby, dresses mostly. (as I have a new granddaughter whom is 6 weeks now) i also love to do over shirts for my hubby and myself.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  49. MelodyJ says:

    I love skirts. They are simple to make but with embellishments they can look complex.