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!

 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. Karen Grant says:


  2. Judi Stellwagen says:

    Yes, I like the challenge of creating something new out of something old.

  3. Marlene Hein says:

    i am using old blue jeans to make denim aprons for the camp cooks. i then want to use some of the old jeans to make tote bags & potholders.

  4. Ce-Ce says:

    Right now I have a silk dress I wore in the fifty’s that is at the top of my upcycle list, but I’m having a hard time deciding what to make with it! I have done many velvets & also other things. I especially like denims & wools & formals & anything to make bags.

  5. auschick says:

    I have a whole bunch of things waiting to be upcycled, but the reality is that I prefer to start from scratch!

  6. Emily says:

    I love to up-cycle jeans and make purses or tote bags! I love to save old clothes and,of course, old jeans and use them in my designs.

  7. Andrea says:


  8. says:

    yes, especially using men’s button down shirts

  9. Kathy Scoggins says:

    I don’t just because they require so much work to take apart before you can start cutting and sewing the new.

  10. Jane Meier says:

    Love upcycling.

  11. Brenda Adams says:

    Yes! I love to watch your show for inspiration.

  12. Joan says:

    Yes, I love it!!!!!!!

  13. So much can be done by re-purposing ….jeans into a purse or phone case , t-shirts for doll clothes ,pillows, tank tops. And great for appliques too. This gives you a creativity release at no cost if it doesn’t work out.

  14. Maryanne Wilson says:

    Love making these scarves as presents!!

  15. Kelly says:

    Yes I LOVE IT!!! And my daughter is learning how to do it too!!

  16. Patricia Hersl says:

    Can’t do it. I had so many hand-me-downs as a child that I can’t bear wearing something used, even my own.

  17. Cindi Bates says:

    Love to.

  18. Barbara Payne says:

    I like making something out of something free

  19. Jerlyn Marshall says:

    Upcycling is one of my favorite – clothes & furniture.

  20. BJMarley says:

    Yes. It’s fun.

  21. Emma PL says:

    I love to upcycle my gently used clothing; gives new life to cherished pieces. Besides,
    it’s nice to have a project just about finished when you’re just starting.

  22. If I have a favourite item of clothing, I will definitely up cycle into something new!

  23. Annette says:

    Yes! I love the tote too. My husband is a graphic designer who loves fonts, I may have to fight him for it!

  24. Carole Blackburn says:

    Yes! I hate to throw old clothes away. The fabric and buttons, etc. can always be recycled.

  25. Kimberley Cook says:

    Yes, I do. They make great items. You can turn them into totes, place mats, doll clothes. Whatever suits your fancy.

  26. mad14kt says:

    YES :)

  27. Carol K E says:

    I prefer to start from scratch.

  28. Peggy A. says:

    Yes, it’s always fun to get something ‘new’ from something old.

  29. Pat Rowbotham says:

    I love making new things out of old fabric — enlarges my stash and makes my projects a very unique look.

  30. Susan Y Osterbur says:

    Love to up cycle old garments! Made a skirt/vest out of a super large sized pant/jacket I got at a church rummage sale. ..great seersucker fabric. It’s one of my favorite outfits!

  31. Sometimes it is nice to take on a challange. If it doesn’t work out, the odds are you were going throw it out anyway and if it does what a great feeling – you can really do it!

  32. Judy says:

    I love to alter old clothes! I do the costuming for our local high school musicals. Sometimes I have to be really creative when trying to match the time period o the show. I must say, everyone look great on stage!!

  33. Mary Whitmore says:

    Upcycling makes everything old new again.

  34. Linda Denney says:

    I’ve made one quilt with scraps and it turned out real well. I save all old clothes and try to have them for making my next project. Wish me well!

  35. diane says:

    yes, it’s a good way to keep extra material out of the landfill!

  36. Nancy says:

    Have just started trying this. Making jeans into little pots and a light and airy skirt into a sundress.

  37. Kelli says:

    I am saving jeans to make a quilt. I haven’t made anything yet.

  38. nicole lesley says:

    Absolutely, it’s fun to make something new

  39. Theresa Nuehring says:


  40. Yes, I have just recently started using fabric from older clothes to embellish new tops I have made and also used a piece of an older shirt as applique fabric for an embroidery design :-)

  41. Nancy Finkeldei says: the challenge and it forces me to be creative.

  42. Yes please thank you

  43. Janice M says:


  44. Peggy Saia says:

    I’ve tried doing some simple things but with limits on my ability.

  45. Caitlyn says:

    I LOVE upcycling old garments! I have actually gone to thrift stores to buy items I can remake and refashion. However, I am just starting out so I am not too confident yet…I am actually working on something now!

  46. Judy Haley says:

    My mother was a child of the depression. Up cycling was the norm at our house. I now find it a fun challenge.

  47. carol ward says:


  48. Liza Gay says:

    I love to upcycle! I not only save money, but I don’t feel guilty about throwing “money” away.

  49. Elize van Schalkwyk says:

    enjoy your inspiration xx

  50. Cindy Cockburn says: