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. Henny Arends says:

    I love sewing anything with my grand-daughters when they come over for their “summer sleepover sewing lesson.”

  2. Patty says:

    Love making useful bags, table runners, quilts.

  3. Nancy Glisson says:

    I like to sew accessories for the outdoor living area –pillows, placemats, napkins, table decorations.

  4. Vicki F. says:

    Clothes for my grandkids are my favorite thing to sew anytime.

  5. Peggy says:

    Summer means bright colored tote and bags. Anything else I make has to be bright colors as well.

  6. Debbie Lovas says:

    Play dress-up costumes for my grandchildren. They have been princesses, princes, queens, kings, pirates, etc., and I love sewing for them.

  7. Mary Withrow says:

    I am a beginner, lol – I am sewing pillows and the children some skirts! I am working on a first time quilt

  8. Pat says:

    Cargo shorts for my grandsons and sundresses for my granddaughter

  9. Janet Uyeno says:

    Will start sewing Christmas presents in July. Hope they will be finished by December.

  10. Cheryl says:

    I love to sit on my screen porch and do hand embroidery. It is such a feeling of peace.

  11. Marjorie says:

    Favorite summer projects are sundresses for the granddaughters

  12. Karen Poole says:

    My favorite summer things to sew is table runners, made with bright colored fabrics!

  13. Kathleen says:

    I love to sew many things. Machine embroider a table cloth to clothing. I am currently designing new outdoor chair covers and matching grill cover with an Monogram of my last name.

  14. Constance M. Bunn says:

    I like to sew things for my two grandsons, things to take and play with on our annual camping trip. After that, I like to work on quilts, especially Christmas themed ones, since I’m so busy sewing for other people at Christmas time to get to do any of that during the season.

  15. Anne Rita says:

    Handbags!

    Thanks!

  16. Linda B. says:

    I love working on quick projects in the summer like new placemats and table runners. I have also been having lots of fun making “in the hoop” zipper pocket coin purses that look like cupcakes. They are wonderful holders for gift cards!

  17. antje tittelbach says:

    mein” favorite summer projekt” wird eine piknic-decke werden, und für mein fahrrad werde ich den korb am lenker mit einem überzug verschönern! =D

  18. Holly says:

    My favorite summer sewing is fun food themed placemats! Thank you for the chance to win this cute picnic treat!

  19. kathy e. says:

    My favorite summer project is making items with the crazy quilting method…it’s easy, fun and simple, just like summer!

  20. Cindy says:

    I enjoy sewing items that can be used for picnics to make the table took great outside or on the beach.

  21. Kath says:

    I like sew something patriotic to add to my red white & blue collection.

  22. Evelyn says:

    Sundresses, beach totes, and picnic-related accessories.

  23. Irene Clark says:

    Would love the pattern, Make several gifts

  24. jacquie says:

    picnic accessories,cool collars, baby dresses

  25. Savannagal says:

    I don’t have a favorite because I’m just learning to sew. I’d love to make many household items; covers for my appliances, seat cushions, curtains. But I am still learning and make so many mistakes. I can’t even read the patterns very well. I have so much to learn.

  26. CharlotB says:

    My favorite summer sewing project is sewing a kite and then watching it fly!

  27. Rita Sussman says:

    Fun and colorful coverings for the patio table and picinics!!!

  28. Bonita Anderson says:

    I like to sew craft items… and an occasional cotton blouse. Last year I made a gorgeous dress, super-fitted with multiple gores.. 26 pieces, I think it was. My mom challenged me to make it, and I DID!

  29. Sherrie Lilly says:

    Wow. That would be great to take on ride on the Harley to enjoy a great picnic.

  30. Sandi Bauer says:

    Bright colored quilting projects

  31. kimberly corbett says:

    Bags, always bags.

  32. gayle says:

    I love to embroider summery things on T Shirts, placemats, teatowels. Anythind that is lying around will get embroidered.

  33. Cindy Schultz says:

    I’ not sure a have a favorite summer item to sew. The pattern is adorable and I would definitely try to make it.

  34. I love to make little girls sundress either out of a pillowcase or regular fabric

  35. Mary Mac says:

    Tablecloth and napkins for my family picnics

  36. Mary says:

    Bags for shopping, bags for sleepovers, bags for beaches, bags for travel. Bags, bags, bags!

  37. Debbie says:

    I like this Ghee Handy Bag, it’s a cute idea.

  38. Laura Clark says:

    I like to sew new pillow covers for the porch chairs and hammock use.

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