Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 1: Win a patternmaking DVD!

SIA TV Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 1: Win a patternmaking DVD!Hello sewing enthusiasts! Sew it All TV season 8 begins airing on PBS at the end of September, and we’re really excited to bring you new guests, sewing projects, tips and techniques!

So, to celebrate, we’re giving away a prize a day for the next 13 days, plus a sneak peek into the new season!

Every day you enter for the next 13 days, you’ll be entered to win the Grand Prize, a copy of Sew it All TV season 7 on DVD!

Check pbs.org for your local station schedule. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All, email or call them to request it! On each episode, host Ellen March brings you a guest from the sewing world to teach you a fun sewing technique and guide you through a great project that can be completed in an afternoon.

LynnStrobel Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 1: Win a patternmaking DVD!

This season we bring you Lynn Strobel from Synergy Art and Design, who teaches you patternmaking basics and guides you through the process of altering a blouse pattern into a cute flowy crop top for summer!

Full instructions and patterns for each new episode will be available at sewitalltv.com on September 1st–get a sneak peek and be prepared with all the supplies for when the episode airs!

Instructions and patterns for ALL past seasons are available for your reference and inspiration! Like Rhonda Buss’ episode 709, “Travel Top,” where she teaches you how to make a stretchy and comfy travel top that can be worn three ways–all from a few body measurements–no pattern needed!

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Rhonda Buss and Host Ellen March in Sew it All TV episode 709 “Travel Top”

Today we’re giving away Lynn Strobel’s Designer Patternmaking Made Easy 2 DVD set to TWO lucky winners! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment in the comments section below with an answer to this question: Do you make/alter patterns?  

Head over to the Creative Machine Embroidery blog tomorrow to hear the winners of today’s prize, plus another great prize and a sneak peek into another new episode!

Good luck!

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142 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 1: Win a patternmaking DVD!

  1. Faith Karasch says:

    I tend to mix patterns, changing necklines, sleeves, etc. When I find something I like, I try to add it to other patterns.

  2. Sharon Rosen says:

    I create and alter most patterns that I sew. I use the pattern as a spring board to customize and embellish to make it my own creative design.

  3. April says:

    I can’t make patterns but I do adjust patterns a little some times.

  4. Donna F says:

    When I get a pattern adjusted to “me” I stick with it, using it over and over. Would love an easier way to get the proper fit. So PICK ME, PLEASE! !!!!!!

  5. paula blevins-russell says:

    Every week! Just this week I created my own skirt pattern for my great niece with a bow on the back.

  6. LauraM says:

    I alter patterns all the time.

  7. Mercedes Christiansen says:

    Yes I have altered patterns. I need help getting the fit right!

  8. Patricia Pollock says:

    I have been away from sewing for a while could use the help to recover my skills

  9. Sharon Gannon says:

    I love drafting pattern more than I love to sew.

  10. Michele Hays says:

    I do alter patterns, as well as draft my own. Mind you, I’m no professional and know that I still have a LOT to learn. Winning these DVD’s would be infinitely helpful, no doubt they will help me take my drafting skills to that next level :) Thanks for offering these!

  11. Margaret Haffner says:

    I have altered patterns, and drafted simple patterns for my daughter when she was young.

  12. Yes , I am fortunate to have learned how to draft my own patterns for dressmaking.

  13. MelodyJ says:

    No, but I would like to make my own patterns.

  14. Evelyn says:

    Many patterns I’ve made have needed alterations to become what I wanted to create, I’ve combined elements from different patterns to come up with a hybrid, I’ve drafted simple patterns, and I have made patterns from existing items. Seldom have I made a pattern as written.

  15. Gina S. says:

    No, but i would love to learn how.

  16. Kathy T says:

    I really don’t have much experience at altering patterns and would love to be able to learn to do it with confidence and accuracy!

  17. Kym Wilson says:

    No, I would love to learn how to though

  18. Vickie Welsh says:

    Only altered…making patterns would be awesome! My Mom used to take my sister and me to a lady who would measure us while she visited with Mom. Never saw her write down a thing. Mom would take several bolts of fabric when we went. She’d go back a few weeks later and pick up matching dresses that fit each of us perfectly!!! I was totally in awe of that lady!!! She used newspapers to cut her patterns from!!!

  19. Patti Feustel says:

    I have not made my own patterns for garment sewing. I have altered before. I guess I should just dive in and try!

  20. Ce-Ce says:

    Love sewing & quilting & embroidery. I used to remodel patterns (I was not a standard size) now I do more just for the little ones & love doing the misc. sewing. Bags ETC.

  21. Janet Evans says:

    I make my own when I have something very specific in mind, but I also use printed patterns, often altering the design to suit me, or my customer. I’m sure I could do it quicker and better with proper design instruction.

  22. Kathi says:

    I currently do not alter or make patterns. This is a goal of mine to learn by the end of the year.

  23. Lynn Hedlund says:

    I need to learn how to fit and make patterns to measurements to fit my creations for loved ones far away.

  24. C Rios says:

    I both make and alter patterns… To be honest, I just recently started making patterns, and they’re not very advanced yet. One of my clients requires custom patterns for her clothes, so I’m experimenting.
    I’ve been altering patterns since my early teenage years. My paternal grandmother had a lovely dress pattern from the 40s that had a very conservative neckline. I made it once, and she discussed how I could alter the neckline into a square shape to modernize the look. She then left me to my own devices to figure out the process. :-) the new neckline turned out great, and I’ve never looked back.
    Now, I use that skill to combine patterns for little girls’ dresses in order to get the exact look my friends want.

  25. Bonnie R says:

    I draft simple patterns based on clothing that fits my daughters or me well; I’ve also started mixing patterns and using some pattern aspects (a bodice, for example) along with self-drafted parts to the same garment (a romper bottom, for instance). Thanks for the giveaway :)

  26. Jeanette B. says:

    I don’t make my own patterns, but I alter the patterns that I buy.

  27. Carol says:

    I don’t alter because I am too afraid I will mess up!

  28. Linda says:

    I haven’t tried to make my own patterns for clothing, but I have made some for purses, bags, tablecloths, etc. However, I do mix some patterns together to come up with a bit of a different look.

  29. I try to alter patterns to fit, but I really would like to learn a better way to do it. My way doesn’t turn out the way I want it to.

  30. Donna G. says:

    I try really hard by reading, taking classes, watching videos, etc. Problem is I can get a good fit for others, but not for myself. Very frustrating and costly. Yet I continue to torture myself. Still want to learn more so that one day I can conquer the perfect fit, so that I could start designing my own garments and feel comfortable and beautiful.

  31. I started out sewing the same way many young girls do by wrapping scrap fabric around the doll and tracing outlines of dolls. I have been designing clothes ever since by combining ready made patterns. I really would like a program to make designing easier.

  32. sissy irwin says:

    I make Mardi Grad costumes every year,I am given a sketch and then incooperative different patterns to get the desired look.

  33. Ann Bentley says:

    I always have to alter patterns that I use for myself but have never felt brave enough to start from scratch and draft a pattern.

  34. Diane Cissna says:

    I don’t make my own patterns, but I do alter the patterns I use.

  35. Pat Rowbotham says:

    I am very hard to fit and have not had a lot of luck altering patterns. I would love the DVDs to get some new ideas.

  36. Cindy says:

    I do make patterns. But have a hard time altering so I don’t it as much as I should. Would love to learn better or an easier way.

  37. Carol Blacot says:

    No, but I’d like to learn

  38. kim says:

    I alter patterns, mostly sleeve and pants lengh. I am tall so pants and sleeves are too short for me. Also my daughter is 5’4 1/2″ so I alter patterns for her.

  39. Elaine says:

    I usually have to alter patterns to fit my short frame. I have made one pattern, but it didn’t seem to fit right!

  40. Julia Temple says:

    I have altered patterns many times. It will be interesting to learn a better way.

  41. Sonia putney says:

    When making pants sometimes the waist is correct but around the front it puckers.

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