Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!

Welcome to Day 10 of the Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways! It’s been a great run so far, as we work toward the final day the prizes just get better and better. Before we move on to today’s fabulous prize, let’s reveal the winner of yesterday’s super-great prize!

Yesterday Caroline Hulse was featured from Her new dress pattern, the “Out and About Dress” was offered as a giveaway. The lucky winner is Darcie! Check your email for details on how to receive your prize if you happen to be Darcie. Thanks to everyone for their great comments.

DSC 0612 200x300 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!Today we’re featuring the episode starring Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. Kay is a designer, expert sewist and all around fantastic lady. In her episode she provided tips and tricks to for working with sheer fabrics and demonstrated the tips while stitching up a cute party dress.

Photo 225x300 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!Kay is the author of several books including Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook, Sew Serendipity Bags and Sew Serendipity.  She has also designed and drafted a variety of sewing patterns. From her delightful bags to her charming frocks, these patterns are super fun to sew. In the fall of 2013 she introduced 4 new patterns: Ramona Wrap Dress, Zip to it!, The Jordan Jacket, and Fashion Formula Skirts vol. 3. All of these patterns are available at Serendipity Studio, be sure to pop over and check out all of her sewing patterns.

Today two lucky people will win two of Kay’s patterns! All you have to do to win is answer the following question in the comments section below:

What is your sewing pet peeve? Do you despise darts? Does ironing get you down? What’s the one sewing task that you just can’t stand?

We’ll choose two lucky winners from the answers and email to inform them of the win. Watch for the winners tomorrow and be sure to keep checking back over the next few days as we count down to the Sew it All TV season 7 sneak peak on March 1.

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153 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!

  1. Cindy Marsh says:

    I have a difficult time smoothly hemming full skirts.

  2. Lori Schlamp says:

    Time. Hate starting something and not having enough time to finish the project the same day.

  3. Beth Buster says:

    I actually hate gathering!! I know that is a simple task, but with four girls, I have gathered MILES of thread! I would so rather do pleats or something else.

  4. Marsha says:

    Inserting elastics makes my hair curl–and it’s already curly!

  5. Nancy says:

    My sewing pet peeve is this. I find it very frustrating that I cannot repair my machine myself and that I have to take it to a dealer. There are so many things we can do ourselves. We can take a car apart and rebuilt it, my husband and I have built a kitchen and bath doing the plumbing, electric, tiling, drywalling and more ourselves, but we can’t get access to the parts and tools or knowledge in how to repair a sewing machine. I don’t like being at their mercy as they will keep my machine for two weeks or more. There you have it, my pet peeve.
    Nancy in Grand Rapids

  6. Sophia Hall says:

    Argh! I get so annoyed when I finish a dress, only to find I put a sleeve in backwards or didnt mark the top/bottom pieces correctly and it is upside down. Just have to keep that sense of humor in the sewing room too.

  7. Gina S. says:

    Cutting out the pattern. I just want to get sewing!

  8. Colleen says:

    Having to make measurements hahaha

  9. MelodyJ says:

    Changing any details. I’m not good at it yet.

  10. Tarien Roux says:

    My sewing pet peeves is a lack of space and resources. I don’t have a craft room and find it very demotivating that getting started always takes so much time and effort. Further, I live in a rural town without a haberdashery so I can never just pop out and get what I need to start or even finish a project…

  11. Ellen says:

    I hate mending clothes when my children rip out the seams. My pet peeve is when someone sews plaids or strips and doesn’t match them at the seams. I don’t mind darts and ironing is a nice break to stand up and stretch.

  12. Bree says:

    Pet peeve: waiting for the pattern to arrive in the mail…. or running out of bobbin thread half way through a project.

  13. Davida says:

    I hate the tedious task of tracing my pattern pieces. (But I can’t bring myself to cut the original pattern- I just can’t!) I’m still searching for the perfect tracing/drafting paper.

  14. Fran Heeter says:

    Pet peeve = when my machine eats my fabric and will not give it back without a fight.

  15. Samantha says:

    I hate to hem. It’s my very least favorite part of the garment. I love that a lot of Kay’s patterns have a band or ruffle or some other feature around the bottom that get me off the hook! :-)

  16. Cheryl says:

    I would pay someone to lay out the pattern and cut it for me. That is the part of the sewing I am not fond of. I just want to get down to the business of sewing and embellishing! Around 30 years ago a company from Great Britain sold fabric with the patterns already printed on them. I bought some to sew for my daughters. They were magnificent! It cut out part of the bothersome task…..

  17. michelle guyette says:

    I feel like I’m always searching for my scissors, thread snips, or my seam ripper.

  18. Patty says:

    I really really despise putting in zippers had a bad bad 5 th graded issue and every time I have to put in a zipper I want to cry.

  19. Lisa Cook says:

    My pet peeve is when my bobbin thread runs out while I am either making gathering rows or top stitching. It usually means I have to unpick, wind a new bobbin, and then resew.

  20. Kelli says:

    As much as I love to quilt, I don’t like quilting all 3 layers together on a queen size quilt.

  21. Would love to make summer maxi skirts

  22. Laura says:

    I dislike altering patterns to fit my bust, and all the fuss and muslin making that goes along with that.

  23. Ana Oliveira says:

    I hate when I can’t find a piece of my pattern.

  24. Angie Voigt says:

    My sewing pet peeve is when you are following an online tutorial and get 3/4 of the way through your project and realize that something is amiss. Then upon reading the comments below the project you realize that someone has pointed out the issue, yet the site owners have failed to fix the tutorial. Very frustrating. :-(

  25. Iryna B. says:

    I am very hesitant about making buttonholes, especially on a knit fabric.

  26. Peggy A. says:

    I dread cutting out. I want to sew as soon as I can.

  27. Kathy Lyngholm says:

    I absolutely hate hand sewing, I know it has to be done but I hate it.

  28. Cathy Haener says:

    I hate sewing buttons onto my husband’s shirts. Hate, hate hate.

  29. Derenda says:

    The one thing I hate to do is putting in or replacing zippers. I’ve struggled with them since I started sewing some 40 odd years ago.

  30. Angie says:

    I can’t stand marking a pattern – transferring the large and small dots etc.

  31. Cindy S says:

    Trying to find the correct pattern size when purchasing a pattern from one of the “big name companies” so frustrated with the sizing. It’s almost impossible ugh!! I finally think I’ve got the right size cut out, make the muslin and WHAM disastrous results. Back to square one :(

  32. Patricia Lenhart says:

    I really dislike the 1/4″ you are supposed to turn under before hemming. It’s painful (literally) to do as I burn my fingers, and sometimes it takes a long time.

  33. Lauren says:

    I hate when I loose pattern pieces after I’ve cut them. That and when I don’t mirror pattern pieces and I have 2 right bodice pieces. :)


  34. Kathy says:

    The only thing that bothers me about sewing, is not having enough room to work. Other than that I love everything about sewing. Just thought of the one other thing that really bothers me, because I have osteoarthritis sometimes I can’t sew as much as I would like to. Would love to win.

  35. Lisa Eck says:

    My pet peeve is sewing zippers. I like to sew darts and I like ironing as I sew to make the seams look neater. I don’t like to attach the sleeves.

  36. Laura Greiner says:

    never find enough time to put all my ideas into practice….I really like ironing-specially the results because of doing it- don’t mind darts at all-they enhance the project- finally, don’t care for cleaning up after sewers that throw thread ends around or just drop them on the floor…

  37. Brenda Green says:

    I do not like to mend anything and I hate the mess I make of the room when I am sewing.

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  39. Judith Martinez says:

    I hate doing full bust adjustments. I haven’t made myself a top in forever!

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  41. Robin Pinder says:

    I hate altering patterns and sewing zippers because I’m not much good at either of them. I just want to make my sewing machine or serger fly down those seams and produce something spectacular. (hey! it could happen sometime, right?)

  42. Dana says:

    Love to sew, but hate cutting out.

  43. Cherie says:

    My sewing pet peeve is when I make a mistake that could have been avoided. Usually, because I wasn’t paying attention the way that I should have. I don’t despise darts. Ironing doesn’t get me down. Because I love my new iron. Probably the task that I like the least is hand sewing. It’s because I’m impatient. :-)

  44. Teresa says:

    My pet peeve would be someone using my sewing scissors on paper or anything other than fabric. The other thing that bugs me is when my rotors cutter blade gets kinked in the middle of a project. Other than that I enjoy sewing even when I have to undo and resew my work.

  45. Cindy Farmer says:

    My sewing pet peeve is: You must iron each seam as you sew it. I love darts. They make the garment more shapely! Ironing as I am sewing makes me so happy. I know that my garment will be nice an smooth at the seams and joints! I do not like ironing the wrinkles after washing, though! I don’t like picking out the threads after ripping out a seam!

  46. Mary Angerer says:

    I hate sewing on snaps and hooks and eyes!

  47. Senait bacon says:

    I really hate hemming. I’m nervous that my hem won’t be straight . I hate the idea that I worked so hard to end up with a sad garment with a wonky hem.

  48. I don’t mind pressing during sewing but I hate final pressing. I either get my husband to do it because he LOVES to iron in front of the tv or I pay to have it pressed at the cleaners.

  49. Kristi Mingus says:

    Hand-sewing down the binding on a quilt! DISLiKE. Making Sew Serendipity bags — LOVE!

  50. Michelle Nowak says:

    I hate zippers-putting them in, taking them out, putting them in again…UGH! ;)