Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win a tote bag!

Happy Friday! Not only is it almost the weekend, we’re giving away another prize!

But first, yesterday’s winners of the Staple Dress pattern and The Riding Peplum & Party Dress pattern are Derenda L. and Debra M.! Watch your inboxes for your prizes!

If you’re just joining us, Sew it All TV season 8 begins airing on PBS at the end of September, and we’re celebrating by giving away a prize a day plus a sneak peek into the new season! Check for your local station schedule. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All, email or call them to request it! 

Also, 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!

Today’s prize is a super cute ampersand print tote from season 8 guest Kim Davis.

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Kim blogs at and in her episode, teaches us how to make a cute peplum top out of an old T-shirt (or by using an existing tank top as a pattern).

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Full instructions and patterns for each new episode will be available at 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 this episode from our very own Beth Bradley, where she teaches you to make an infinity scarf using knit, sheer or woven fabric! Make a trendy scarf and pair it with your trendy peplum tank for a fabulous look!

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To enter to win an ampersand tote, answer the following question in the comments section below: Do you like upcycling old garments?

Breathing new life into old duds is thrilling for some, but other crafty people would rather make their garments from scratch. Tell us your thoughts and you’ll be entered to win not only the ampersand tote, but also the Grand Prize: Sew it All TV Season 7 on DVD!

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

Good luck and happy stitching! Have a great weekend icon smile Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win a tote bag!

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77 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7: Win a tote bag!

  1. Anne Willson says:

    I love creating a new use for outdated or almost worn out garments. I give them as gifts or sell them at craft shows.

  2. Beverly Humphreys says:

    I recycle old clothes. Making totes kids crafts and other items.

  3. Evelyn says:

    Upcycling clothes gives me lots of personal satisfaction. I reclaim buttons and zippers when I can as well. My first upcycled item was a tote bag made from jeans. Many years later I’m still getting great use of that tote bag.

  4. Vicki says:

    I’ve made knit flowers for headbands from old tshirts before, but never been brave enough to try anything else!

  5. Kate says:

    Yes, I am in the process of making a jean quilt out of old jeans, and aching embroidering on each square. I love to remake , recycle, and use up scraps!

  6. Gladys Stanley says:

    Yes I do I always try to see what I can do with old stuff. made blue jeans quilt

  7. Cheryl Campbell says:

    I have never tried, though I think it’s a great idea.

  8. Carolyn Blumenthal says:

    I usually just give my old stuff to charity and then go to my stash and look for material to make a new garment.

  9. CHERI says:

    I love to upcycle or recycle gets the creative juices flowing.

  10. Lebec Egirl Sews says:

    Love to up cycle…what a great idea for a tote

  11. MARY STOTT says:

    Yes, been upcycling old garments for years.

  12. Cherie says:

    I’ve made doll clothes for my daughter out of her old clothes.

  13. Penny Sears says:

    Sew all you can – if something doesn’t work out or look as professional as you’d like – Cut it up for quilts – It’s a win – win game – you & the sewing machine.

  14. Becky Hill says:

    Yes, it is amazing the things you can make with an old pair of jeans.

  15. donna mcbee says:

    yes it great to re-make an item so you can use it again

  16. Linda Weidner says:

    Yes. Well, I try but I’m just a beginner sewer so they don’t always come out right. I guess trying should count though, right?

  17. Marion Phillips says:

    I would like to do more.

  18. HEATHER says:

    yes but sometimes its hard to match an old fabric or texture with something new

  19. Jae Avenoso says:

    Yes. I especially like to buy used garments made of unusual vintage fabrics and take then apart to use the fabric.

  20. Patti Chapman says:

    Yes. I use old clothing and fabrics found in thrift stores for smaller projects like mug rugs and bowl hot pads. I blend those fabrics with some I already have in my stash.

  21. Eileen says:

    Yes, kids clothes and quilts for flannel and jeans. Other items from wool sweaters. Like the challenge.

  22. Maggie Potter says:

    Yes, I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Bárbara Rodríguez says:

    Yes, i have used old cloths to make new things like and old shirt to make the lining for a bag and some old sheet to make a new dress.

  24. Judi Haines says:

    I love to upcycle clothing. I like to shop at cool thrift stores for fun fabric apparel that is screaming to be renewed and revived. Its my favorite thing to do!

  25. Jean McNear says:

    Yes, especially t-shirts, they’re so versatile. :)

  26. debra merrill says:

    I do like reusing clothing/materials whenever possible. I also like buying from stores that purchase “second hand” articles. We have to be reusable friendly whenever possible and it is becoming easier to do.

  27. sue clark says:

    yes I use parts of older garments as accents in a newer garment !