Win a book!

It’s Monday! To celebrate the beginning of the week, we’re giving away a prize! For your chance to win, tell us: What’s your favorite pattern company? (Respond in the Comments section in this blog.)

One person will be selected at random to win the book Making Baby’s Clothes: 25 Fun and Practical Designs for 0-3 Year Olds by Rob Merrett (Cico Books; MSRP: $19.95). This book includes full-size patterns and templates so you can get started making baby clothing right away!

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 Whether you’re buried in snow or basking in the warm sunshine, have a great week! And good luck! (Winner will be announced tomorrow.)

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127 Responses to Win a book!

  1. Margaret says:

    McCalls and Burda are some of the best. Great instructions

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been sewing for many years, because Simplicity and McCall’s were what was most readily available, you will find my pattern box filled with them. I have also used Burda and Vogue. Most recently, I have been sewing heirloom creations using Martha Pullens patterns. I like her patterns because of the wide range of sizes in the pattern.

  3. amy says:

    Vintage patterns from the 30′s-50′s. Vogue is amazing!

  4. Shiela Park says:

    I began to sew in 1947. Many things about sewing have changed since then. I’ve used every brand of pattern, but prefer Vogue and McCall’s. I have saved all my patterns, cramming them into the file, which has no more room for more.

  5. I have used Simplicity the most . . .

  6. Sandi says:

    I’m still relatively new to sewing but I’ve amassed a nice collection of Simplicity patterns. I am also enjoying reading the comments and learning about some other pattern companies to check out online…so THANKS!

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  8. Vanessa says:

    I LOVE Ottobre patterns when I am sewing for my kids, but am not partial to any one company for myself.

  9. Janice Barber says:

    I have loved Simplicity since I learned to sew some 45 years ago. Second favorite is McCalls then Vogue and Lazy girl.

  10. Marion Frye says:

    I just started using patterns. The projects I did using Butterick and McCalls didn’t turn out right and I had to change parts of the garments. I didn’t have to many problems with Simplicity patterns.
    So guess I like Simplicity.

  11. Shelley says:

    I love Simplicity! It’s easy to follow and has great illustrations!

  12. Shelley Trattner says:

    I like Simplicity, Butterick’s, and McCall’s (equally). I also use Burda , sometimes. I love sewing for my 15 (so far) grandchildren!

  13. Shelley says:

    McCalls – well written w/clear instructions & wonderful illustrations.

  14. Adaire says:

    I like Simplicity the best for clothes and McCalls for crafts.

  15. GabbyRM says:

    My favorite are Simplicity patterns!

  16. Joanne Newman says:

    this morning my favorite pattern company is Simplicity because I just finished a Project Runway coat and I love it!

  17. Beverly Kenda says:

    I have always liked simplicity the best.

  18. carol tyrka says:

    Love them all. when I find an outfit I like, I can make it mine with just a few alterations. Mostly Simplicity, McCalls.

  19. Steph says:

    My favorite patterns are Simplicity. And the giveaway book looks adorable!

  20. Cassandra Reedus says:

    As a whole, out of all the other patterns I’ve used I, I keep coming back to simplicity.

  21. A Crow says:

    I really like Simplicity and McCall’s, but since I started sewing for my daughter, I have fallen in love with Oliver + S, Ginger Snaps, Children’s Corner, and some of the other smaller pattern companies. I really want to try Ottobre, since they have really cute patterns for boys and girls and I’ll soon be sewing for my infant son too! This book looks really cute, hope to try it soon.

  22. Gail Brown says:

    I love Vogue for myself & Kwik Sew for little ones.

  23. oh, what a terrible choice to demand of me….i have never met a pattern i did not love. simplicity has been my long-standing staple since i was 8 years old. mccalls and vogue and butterick are always good back-ups. i like the newer euro pattern companies coming out over the last few years, and i find that burda is good, as is green pepper, kwik sew, neu mode……i am not so crazy for new look, and found only a couple of indie designers that are consistent. out of the indie designers, i favor a pattern or two from the collette, birch street, and indygo junction designers. abacadabra, farbenmix………lets face it — i am a fabric and pattern whore. you can pimp anything my way, i might like it!

  24. Liz says:

    Love the book!!!


    Actually I love speciality patterns found in the back of books just like the one you have on this blog. I have used simplicity and mccalls for years but after finding books with patterns I am hooked. I find Burda has very nice patterns for children also. I have 14 grandchildren and love to sew for them in my spare time

  26. Mary D. says:

    Right now, my favorite is Tie Dye Diva. Great kids patterns with clear and detailed directions.

  27. Kelly says:

    My mom taught me to sew 25 yrs ago after I graduated from college. My first pattern was a Simplicity… And 99% of my patterns are still Simplicity. They are just better !