Memorial Day Edition of Free Stuff Friday: Win a picnic bag pattern!

Hurray for Free Stuff Friday! And for that matter, hurray for three-day weekends! For today’s giveaway, we have a bag pattern that’s perfect for the start of summer. The lucky winner will receive this super cute and clever Handy Bag pattern from Ghee’s, which is featured in Must-Haves June/July issue of Sew News.

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This clever bag unzips to become a dining or playing surface, so it would be great to take along on summer trips to the park or beach. For your chance to win, answer the following question in the comments section below: What’s your favorite summer project to sew?

We’ll choose a winner at random on Tuesday! For other Memorial-Day project ideas, don’t miss the free how-to-sew instructions and template to make the adorable bunting tablecloth featured on the June/July cover. Jessie even posted the red, white and blue berry trifle recipe, which would make a very welcome addition to any barbeque!

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Plus, we’re all lucking out with the great Memorial Day sale going on in Shop Sew it All! Stock up on sewing tools and save $10 on any order over $50 with the code SSIAMD.

Have a happy and safe long weekend!

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88 Responses to Memorial Day Edition of Free Stuff Friday: Win a picnic bag pattern!

  1. Samantha Meadows says:

    Outfits for my Grand-daughter!

  2. Terri C. says:

    I love sewing placemats for picnics. The ones with the little compartments for the silverware.

  3. Ruth Williams says:

    My favorite summer project to sew is placemats, tablerunners, potholders.

  4. Gail Moore says:

    How do I place any entry for the picnic pattern?

  5. Charie Reynolds says:

    My favorite thing to sew in the summer are shorts.

  6. Frances Randall says:

    Matching sun dresses for all my granddaughters!

  7. Teresa Impson says:

    My favorite summer project will always remain sewing and quilting for my family and friends – I never seem to keep what I make! A sewer’s dilemma!

  8. Mary says:

    This year, a new quilt and some accessories for my daughter’s first dorm room. Other years, I have made slipcovers for the semi-outdoor furniture, new window treatments, and other home dec projects.

  9. Mary Munnerlyn says:

    Any sewing or embroidery project is fun. I am not sure I have a favorite.

  10. BJMarley says:

    I like sewing for my daughters. I try to get a head start on school clothes.

  11. Charlene says:

    New blouse out and a couple tiny aprons.

  12. Pam says:

    Sleeveless cotton tops, they are so quick, easy and cool to wear.

  13. Audrey says:

    I like to sew mug mats and small things during summer. Right now I’m making a patchwork, fitted picnic table cloth.

  14. Connie says:

    I don’t sew seasonally. Mostly everything I sew is a gift.

  15. Nancy says:

    My favorite thing to sew in the summer is dresses for my granddaughters

  16. Dayni says:

    Since summer is sort through the piles of toys days, I love to sew round drawstring bags with vinyl sides for the kids. Wireless controllers don’t get lost from their cars and I don’t step on lego pieces in the middle of the night.

  17. Sandi Copeland says:

    I love to embroider colorful napkins for outside!

  18. Brynn says:

    SHORTS!!!!! When the heat and humidity take the temperature well into the low hundreds (where I live), I just can’t have enough cute shorts and tops! And shorts are so fashionable and acceptable today, not like years ago. Dress ‘em up with a jacket and cute shoes for a night out! (Of course jackets are pretty much out of the normal in this heat too)

  19. Janice Baldwin says:

    Baby items for my new granddaughter

  20. Mary Lou Staley says:

    I love making placemats and table runners for all year.

  21. Bonnie Arnold says:

    How clever! Multiple uses!

  22. Peggy Cooper says:

    I am sewing purses and bags right now with a few boat canvases thrown into the mix.

  23. Niki says:

    Shorts, shorts, and more shorts!!!

  24. Wendy says:

    I am inspired as we approach our Independance and want to make a quilt for a wounded Soldier/Marine. I saw an article on one that touched me. Aren’t we all inspired by something or someone who touches us?! I’ve never made one, but I am ready for the challenge!!!

  25. Brenda Lambert says:

    I enjoy making beach bags with towels attached for my grandcildren!!!

  26. Theresa Brooks says:

    shorts and tank tops!

  27. Chris says:

    I like to make a couple of Christmas gifts then sundresses or shorts.

  28. Loretta T says:

    shorts, quick, easy and you can never have enough

  29. eileen says:

    I love making summer clothes. shorts. skirts, tops!

  30. Diane Olin White says:

    I love to finish projects that didn’t quite get done during the school year and then make quick quilts using up scraps of fabric.

  31. Laura Roach says:

    I love making sun dresses for my daughter and granddaughter

  32. KathyD says:

    I just love to quilt…but I do make lots of pillow cases and stuff for the kiddos!
    I would like to make a picnic bag!

  33. Pat Nagy says:

    sundresses !!

  34. Sophia Hall says:

    I like to get a start on christmas gifts—summer is a good time to cut them out and stitch when a few minutes are available. sewing continues to be good therapy!

  35. Bonnie H. says:

    Skirts and sundresses. Loose skirts and dresses are so much cooler than shorts for me.

  36. Beth R says:

    Summer placemats to brighten up the patio table are my favorite project for summer.

  37. Deb says:

    Cute little projects in red, white and blue. You know things like sunglass cases, napkins, placemats,

  38. MARY STOTT says:


  39. Lawana Whaley says:

    Love making picnic cloths

  40. Carol K E says:

    I am kept busy sewing outfits for 6 grand daughters. Also table runners and mug rugs for wedding gifts.

  41. ELAINE LACZNY says:

    Sewing for my youngest grandsons first Bday!!

  42. Toni Leli says:

    Every Spring I begin sewing up a couple of summer-colored purses! I love using them because they make me feel light and airy!

  43. deb42025 says:

    i enjoy sewing dress to send to children that need them in different places and my great niece & nephews .

  44. Maggie Potter says:

    summer outfits for my great granddaughters.

  45. Sue Wills says:

    Totes for organizing all our summer stuff.

  46. joyce Person says:

    simple shirts.

  47. Susan Trudo says:

    I love to make stuff for my grands — all 8 of them! Toys, especially water toys!

  48. Glenna Allenberg says:

    Looking forward to making a white and colorful combination quilt.

  49. Cindy Yialouris says:

    A flag wall hanging made with shrinky fabric underneath to give it that wavy look.

  50. Tina says:

    American Girl doll summer outfits – quick and easy!!

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