Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 11

Thanks for participating in yesterday’s giveaway and sharing your pattern alteration experience!

Yesterday’s winner is Derenda L! Congratulations Derenda, please email with your mailing address to receive your prize!

We’re so happy to be celebrating Sew it All TV season 6 airing on PBS beginning in September, and we’re glad you’re celebrating with us. Enter every day to increase your chances of winning the Grand Prize, a copy of season 5 on DVD!

You’ll love season 6, with guests like Kristina Saccone of The Nerdy Sewist, who shows us how to create an adorable clutch using hardware!

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Check out more great accessory projects from past seasons at, where you’ll find full instructions. Like an awesome fabric bracelet in Off the Cuff from season 5 guest, Tara Rex.

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 11


Today’s prize is an accessory pattern-for your home!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 11Enter to win the Amy Butler “Must Have” pillow patterns by answering the following question in the comments section below:

Have you ever used hardware for handbags?

I’ll be honest, I always used fabric handles because I was scared of hardware. But after watching Kristina’s episode, I’m confident I can do it –and you can too!

One winner will be announced tomorrow, along with another prize! Good luck!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 11
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50 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 11

  1. Cinda Lou Goodrich says:

    Always looking for something new to try.

  2. Savannagal says:

    I’ve never used hardware for handbags. I don’t really like metal hardware to be honest. Leather straps are okay though.

  3. Kathleen Dow says:

    I have used handles. But not actual hardware.

  4. Cindy G says:

    I have never used hardware for bags. It seems so intimidating to me! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Cherie says:

    If you count magnetic snaps as hardware, then yes. But if not, no, but I would like to try using handles. I love making handbags!

  6. nelda says:

    I have not. Time to learn now since my husband have tons of hardware lying around in his tool room.

  7. Evelyn says:

    I’ve used pearl snaps.

  8. Patricia says:

    Yes. I’ve made one bag so far and I have used D rings, a belt buckle, magnetic clasp and rivets.

  9. kelli says:

    I have only used magnetic closures & d rings. Have some grommets I want to use.

  10. TJennene says:

    I have used several types of hardware but never grommets yet . . all have been easy enough for my liking . . .D rings are not as pretty as I thought although.

  11. Susan H. says:

    I have used wooden handles from the fabric store, I have also used rectangle and D shaped metal rings to attach the fabric or webbing handle to a purse or diaper bag.

  12. Janice Roybal says:

    I have used purchased and used hardware for my bags. I save money by getting some things at the leather supply store and the Big R.

  13. Mary Anne Stigen says:

    I recently made three little coin purses out of ultra suede with different metal finished hardware. They turned out better than I expected and my daughters loved them. I loved mine, too!

  14. Deena Shepard says:

    Yes! Love various closures and strappings.

  15. Diane Simmons says:

    No, but I have made jewelry with safety pins!!

  16. Lisa Brown says:

    Not yet. But I’m looking forward to using them in the near future!

  17. Marilyn Ming says:

    Can’t say that I have. But there’s a first time for everything!

  18. Nicole Lesley says:

    The only hardware I have used so far is a magnatic snap. But I have a list of projects that use hardware just waiting to be started.

  19. Kathryn Patch says:

    I’ll admit I haven’t but have bought supplies ‘with good intentions’ that never seemed to develop.

  20. Eileen K says:

    Oh, yes, I have used several types of handles. Not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Gives your purse a very finished, professional look.

  21. Peggy aka PickleSoup says:

    I have NOT! yet. :) But I have plans for a couple of bags using metal d rings, if that counts. :) Thanks for the give-aways! So fun to enter!

  22. Joan says:

    No, I have never used hardware when making a handbag.

  23. Sherrie Polatas says:

    I’ve never used hardware when making a handbag, but have always wanted to try it.
    I usually just make a flap style purse with a snap, button or zipper.

  24. barbara woods says:

    no but i want to thanks

  25. Carol K E says:

    I have a stash of odds and ends, but have only used zippers and magnetic snaps. Looking forward to seeing the demo.

  26. Debbie Rogowski says:

    I have never used hardware for purses or bags, I have wanted to though :)

  27. Sue Haver says:

    No, I haven’t used hardware, but have gotten lots of great ideas just reading the other entry posts. I will start saving the hardware on old accessories for sure.

  28. Monica Bauschard says:

    yes I have I made a messenger bag to use when going to the casino and needed a ring to clip my users card on so brought two packages of one inch round metal curtain rings joined them together to the length I needed – made two lengths of material for straps sewed them on either side at the top of the bag then slipped the rings through and I had a very stylish handle cheap and so handy to clip my card and cell phone on to.(the metal rings are the kind used for key rings)

  29. Magdalena Velez says:

    I used hardware for making purses, I used the D-rings, the Dog leash clasps, &
    I have also used the magnetic snaps, I love using the magnetic snaps, just have to measure to be just right :)

  30. Jane C. says:

    I made Amy Butler’s bag with the grommets. It keeps deconstructing so I am on the lookout for an alternative solution perhaps using a Phoomph work around. I have no desire to chuck the bag because I love the fabrics I used. Are grommets considered hardware?

  31. Mama Lusco says:

    I like to use O rings, D rings and grommets. Thanks!

  32. I save all hardware, zippers, etc. from discarded (worn out) backpacks, bags, purses and use them where needed.

  33. Theresa says:

    have not used hardware but might be willing to try

  34. Tammy L says:

    So far I’ve only used magnetic snaps for handbags.

  35. Denise/Folsom,Calif. says:

    No I have not, but will try! Bring it on!

  36. I haven’t made any handbags yet but that is my next quest, but I have made a diaper bag and used some hardware for that. It turned out very nicely.

  37. Rosemary Griffis says:

    I really want to make a quilted satchel and would love to use hardware to make it look like a designer item.

  38. Mary Lydia says:

    Yes, I have used hardware in making a tote bag. Used plumbing tubing for handles – ran wire and yarn through it and beads as a stopper.

  39. Virginia Mayfield says:

    I will try most anything once.

  40. Nancy S says:

    No, but have been curious/ interested!

  41. Patti Feustel says:

    Yes I have used hardware. Gives an interesting addition to my creations.

  42. Kathy Ohlson says:

    I have not used any hardware but, I have looked at it trying to figure out if I can do it or not. :-)

  43. Pamela Weatherly says:

    no not yet but willing to give it a whirl :)

  44. Debby S says:

    No, but am working on a purse now, may have to give it a try.

  45. Robin Huss says:

    No, I haven’t used hardware for handbags, yet. Thank you for the chance to win.

  46. Marjorie says:

    I have used big snaps that you have to hammer through the fabric. Haven’t tried it again however.

  47. Sandra Raz says:

    Zippers, grommets and handles !!!! Different bags different times ! All came out nice, simple to add and make for a nicer bag on occasion !

  48. Michelle says:

    I have used hardware. When my store bought purse failed, I recycled the hardware and made a denim and batik purse of my own design, which lasted much longer than the original store bought vinyl purse.

  49. says:

    Have not used handles but am planning on learning in the near future as I haven’t sewn anything in 30 years! Just bought me a new sewing machine and starting slowly!

  50. Deborah Lafayette says:

    Have not used hardware for handles but willing to learn.