Day 9 of Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Win SewCaroline’s new dress pattern!

With Day 9, we’re getting close to the end of our 13 days of giveaways, but you still have a few chances to win! The lucky winner of yesterday’s giveaway of a fun apron kit designed by guest Sharon Madsen is Carol A.! Congratulations, Carol–please check your email so we can send your prize!

Today we’re highlighting another fabulous episode of Sew it All, Season 7! The lovely Caroline Hulse of the great sewing blog is featured on Episode 705, “Chevron Chic,” demonstrating how to make an adorable chevron-pieced tote bag from pretty solid-color fabrics. Really, who doesn’t love a tote bag–especially one this cute!

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Caroline has just recently introduced her first PDF pattern on her blog: the Out and About Dress. So exciting! It’s a must-have dress, perfect for about a million different occasions, and also very simple to stitch up in a comfy knit fabric. I can’t wait to make one myself! She enlisted several other great sewing bloggers to test the pattern and make an Out and About dress of their own, so be sure to check them out! Caroline’s generously providing the pattern as the prize for one lucky winner of today’s giveaway. To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite type of garment to sew? 

And if you’re inspired to make Caroline’s cute tote bag from her episode, why not make it even easier by getting a kit? Find the Gone to Pieces kit on to have instructions and all the fabric at the ready to make a tote exactly like the one featured on the show and in Sew it All magazine.

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Go to on March 1st for a sneak peek at all 13 episodes of Sew it All 7, including full instructions and free patterns! Don’t forget to check to find when your local station airs Sew it All. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All TV, email or call them to request it! And come back tomorrow to find out the winner of today’s prize, and what’s in store for the next amazing giveaway! Good luck!


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65 Responses to Day 9 of Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Win SewCaroline’s new dress pattern!

  1. Joyce says:

    I love to wear comfy tops and they are quick and easy to make. I do enjoy a comfy dress to wear out, especially for evenings and the Out and About Dress sure looks comfy like a fresh spring day.

  2. mary mac says:

    I loving sewing skirts.

  3. Marsha says:

    I Like to sew skirts because they’re so easy and pretty, but I sew more pants because I need them in the cold.

  4. Marthie says:

    Love to sew tops(blouses) This pattern will come in very handy

  5. Kelli says:

    I love sewing skirts. There are so many fabrics to choose from.

  6. jacki says:

    I LOVE bags and have entirely too many…. but that has NEVER stopped me.

  7. Janet Hall says:

    I have always loved to make blouses. There are so many variations. You can use lots of sewing techniques too.

  8. tina says:

    Recently I have sewn purses and a couple jelly roll quilts. I usually do mostly home Dec..

  9. Barb Jolly says:

    Anything for my granddaughters.

  10. Karen says:

    2 piece pajamas for my husband and myself in matching patterns. Also a favourite sundress pattern I have made for over 25 years.

  11. Debrah says:

    I just finished my first pair of bloomers so it’s currently my favorite. :)

  12. Jane Meier says:

    That’s a difficult choice; probably hats or jackets with wearable art techniques.

  13. Debbie Atkinson says:

    My favorite type of garment to sew is dresses for my little granddaughters. Thank you for the chance to win this pattern! Love it.

  14. Judy Brock says:

    Shorts and vest that match for children. Not a garment but love to create and make different types of totes and home décor.

  15. Lynda Adair says:

    I love simple skirts and shorts for warm weather.

  16. Ellen says:

    I love sewing things for my grandson.

  17. Trisha Lyons says:

    Skirts, definitely! (You can wear it by dinner time ;)

  18. Monica says:

    I love sewing dresses for my baby…sewing anything for her is my favorite!

  19. Deb Elliott says:

    I love sewing in general. It’s become my passion even more so as I’ve retired from my full time job to start my home based embroidery business. Lately have been making American Girl doll clothes for my granddaughters.

  20. Lisa Barber says:

    My favorite garment to sew is pj pants. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  21. Patricia Hersl says:

    Grandgirl garments. Once the bustline happens, Mom-Mom is checking out!

  22. Carol Adams says:

    I am just beginning to make bags – this one is beautiful.

  23. Karen Fox says:

    I really love to sew dresses and purses. I like to find ways to recycle things from my closet into new uses. I also like to use some of my husbands old t shirts to turn into skirts. They are so cozy to wear.

  24. Mandy says:

    I love Caroline’s Out and About Dress! I haven’t sewn any clothing in a few years, but I used to love to sew dresses.

  25. Debbie Michelbook says:

    I like sewing everything, love a challenge. Right now I’m sewing a sleeveless top to go with a pair a walking shorts.

  26. Chris says:

    I like to make sundresses with a jackets. I also make leisure wear.

  27. Di says:

    What a fantastic tote! Gotta love it!! I love sewing all kinds of things, but haven’t found the love for alterations. I am looking to get back to sewing dresses and jackets for myself. My husband and I were reminiscing about the dresses I used to sew and how nice he thought they looked on me.

  28. Marci says:

    I love sewing pj’s for the kids and my hubby.

  29. Linda says:

    It’s hard to say. Little girls formal wear is fun and time consuming but I enjoy them. If I want to relax though, I like simple stuff like skirts or lounge pants. I’ve made pretty much everything and the only sewing I don’t like is repairs and alterations!

  30. kbo says:

    Lately it’s been jackets but, as the days hopefully warm up (soon I hope) I’d like to make at least one Springtime dress.

  31. Tanishae says:


  32. Bianca says:

    I love to sew maxi dresses and skirts from the 70′s. They usually have great body lengthening lines and call for vibrant fabrics.

  33. MeAnn says:

    I love sewing pajamas, especially ones for my four kids for Christmas morning! It’s the best!

  34. Sheila H says:

    Have been looking for a new pattern for a tote bag. Love this one.
    I now mostly sew items that I can use as gifts – my favorite is a small travel size pillow case made from 2 fat quarters. everyone in the family got one several years ago at Christmas time. they also make wonderful new baby gifts.

  35. Sarah C. says:

    I love to sew skirts – they are quick!

  36. Mandy Lang says:

    This bag is adorable. Love it!

  37. Hayley says:

    Well so far the only garment I have seen for myself is the Staple Dress, so that has to be my favourite!! Other than that it’s only kids clothes which are a bit fiddly

  38. M. Jane C. says:

    I like sewing tops and jackets.

  39. Deb says:

    I used to sew a lot for myself, but have gotten out of the groove. I need a good pattern fitting class, I think. When I did sew garments, setting in sleeves was my favorite thing to do.

  40. Karyl Jacobson says:

    I do more with home decor sewing but I’d love to try my hand at garment sewing once again.

  41. Nicole L says:

    I love sewing home decor. Its always nice to be able to change up a room with j7st a few updates.

  42. Stephanie says:

    I love sewing tops!

  43. mjb says:

    I love making blouses, skirts, and baby clothes.

  44. Stacy G says:

    I love to sew little girl dresses, but have also been sewing for myself lately & love to make tunic tops or dresses. I have her new pattern on my wish list, so I hope I win! :-) Thanks!

  45. Heidi G says:

    I love sewing children’s clothing, especially dresses. This is also the year I plan to do some real selfish sewing and make clothing for me!

  46. Whitney Paddock says:

    I love to sew little dresses. I have three boys so it’s always fun to sew something so sweet and pretty :)

  47. Karen A says:

    I like sewing skirts.

  48. My favorite thing to sew is for sentimental reasons. Pj’s for my family to wear Christmas morning. LOVE the tote.

  49. Margo says:

    What an adorable tote! And i love the dress pattern too.

  50. Deborah Lafayette says:

    How wonderful!!!!