Winners Announced for the $1,000 Fabric.com Giveaway!

And the Winners Are

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the $1,000 Fabric.com Giveaway today.  If you recall, in order to allow more people to win, we’re dividing the total prize into four winners of $250 each to spend at Fabric.com as they please. Unlike some of the previous giveaways sponsored by Fabic.com, this one was open to readers pretty much worldwide or at least to every country where Fabric.com ships –which is a pretty extensive list.  See the list of International Shipping destinations directly on Fabric.com. As it happens, one of the winners is actually from a small town in Norway, which I think is wonderful.  Congratulations Aase-Lill! Overall, the geographic diversity of the entrants was truly impressive.  About half the entrants were from outside the US, which roughly correlates to our readership base. Three of the four winners won with their entries from visiting … Continue reading

Only 2 More Days! Don’t Miss Out. $1,000 Fabric.com Giveaway Ends Soon.

Giveaway Final days

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the $1,000 Fabric.com Giveaway ends SOOOOON! There’s still time to get another couple entries in before the competition closes at midnight, US East Coast time Monday, July 31. Also, we’ve made a final update to the “Tell Us What You’d Make” entry where you comment what you’d make with a particular fabric. This new print is interesting but may be even more challenging than the last one. Looking forward to what you come up with. Good luck to everyone! PS:  Don’t miss this month’s Pattern of the Month Sale.  Get the popular Lucy Tote Bag for half price –only $3.. Ends this month.

Surprise! As promised, here’s your FREE pattern (RRP$6.95). Today only!

free today only

During most of the year, I try to provide our readers with a variety fun and informative sewing-related articles as well as at least one free sewing project and pattern each and every week. However, as I mentioned in a recent email, I’m away on vacation with my family now.  You may not know it, but the weekly sewing projects take almost a full week of work to design, document, test, illustrate and write up.  I just haven’t been able to do it this week. So, we’re going to do something special instead.  To make sure everyone has something fun and seasonal to work on, we’re going to make one of our popular paid patterns free for this weekend only.  Yes, that’s right, FREE. As long as you download it on Craftsy this weekend, it will be free for you forever. … Continue reading

Important $1,000 Giveaway Update

giveaway update

I just wanted to let everyone know that the new $1,000 Fabric.com Giveaway is well underway.  However, there was a problem with the “Tell Us What You’d Make With This” option to enter with a comment on the page.  Unfortunately, only a small portion of the comments that readers wrote actually made it to the site.  If you entered the contest this way, you will have to re-do your entry.  Don’t worry, it’s free and I’ve updated the fabric selection to make it a bit more interesting. We received a lot of positive feedback, so you may have noticed that we moved our hosting to an even larger web host recently.  The site is a lot faster, particularly at busy times like Sunday after the weekly newsletter goes out when many, many readers are on the site.  However, in the process … Continue reading

Surprise! Cross Body Bag Pattern FREE Today Only (RRP $6.95)

In celebration of the national day holiday(s) In celebration of the national days holiday(s) that are upon us, we wanted to do something special for our readers.  A kind reader of ours sent me a reminder that while we had done a lot to commemorate this year’s 4th of July, we hadn’t said a word about Canada which celebrated it 150-year national day celebration on July 1st.  This was clearly an oversight on our part as Canada represents our third largest reader base (after the US and UK) with almost 40k readers per month.  So this one’s for you Canada! We’re giving away one of our most popular bag patterns, the Cross Body Bag Pattern usually sold for $6.95.  Yup, that’s right, the pattern will be FREE, but for this Sunday/Monday (July 2-3) only. You can carry everything you need and … Continue reading

New $1,000 Giveaway Announced! Just in Time for Summer.

We’re pleased to announce our biggest Fabric.com giveaway yet!  Just in time for summer. This new $1,000 shopping spree giveaway is sponsored by our friends at Fabric.com.  We’ve done a couple of $500 giveaways in the past with them, but this time we wanted to really push to help reward our loyal readers.  We managed to make the total prize $1,000, but as the people at Fabric.com said, $1,000 worth is A LOTTTT of fabric for one person to use.  So we decided to spread the prize over 4 winners who will each receive shopping sprees worth $250.  It’s still a big prize for each winner and more winners! If case you didn’t know… For those who don’t know, Fabric.com is the world’s leading online fabric store.  Founded in 1993, Fabric.com focuses on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home … Continue reading

$500 Fabric.com Giveaway Winner Announced!

winner announced

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the $500 Fabric.com Shopping Spree Giveaway today. If you recall, unlike the previous giveaways sponsored by Fabic.com, this one was open to readers pretty much worldwide or at least to every country where Fabric.com ships –which is a pretty extensive list. See the list of International Shipping destinations directly on Fabric.com. The geographic diversity of the entrants was truly impressive.  When I was going through the data, I discovered that about half the entrants were from outside the US, which roughly correlates to our readership base. We had entrants from places I honestly didn’t know were considered countries (at least by our giveaway software) like the Åland Islands and covering almost every country through to Zimbabwe.  Unfortunately, the readers from Zimbabwe would not have been able to win due to Fabric.com’s shipping requirements, but … Continue reading

FINAL DAY – $500 Fabric.com Giveaway Ends Tomorrow: DON’T MISS OUT!

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the $500 Fabric.com Giveaway ends tomorrow at midnight, US East Coast time today, April 12.. There’s still time to get another couple entries in before the competition closes. Good luck to everyone! PS:  I’ve updated the fabric for the comment entry one final time.  I hope you like it.  Interested to hear your ideas of what you could make with it.

As promised to our subscribers, FREE pattern for today only (RRP $6.95)

As a special thank you to our loyal readers and subscribers, we’re giving away one of our most popular dress patterns, the In A Twist Dress, usually sold for $6.95.  Yup, that’s right, the pattern will be FREE, but for this Saturday (April 8) only. This pattern has proven very popular as it comes with full PDF instructions which are detailed and well illustrated.  The design has been thoroughly tested with plenty of user examples for you to look at.  The pattern has numerous 5* reviews in both our Etsy and Craftsy stores.  And there’s also a video intro to the pattern which you can see below. You can read more about the pattern by clicking the image or link above or go straight to the download box at the bottom of this page to get it FREE for today … Continue reading

New $500 Giveaway from Fabric.com: Open Worldwide! (well almost..)

new worldwide giveaway

Well, you asked for it and we’ve worked with our friends at Fabric.com to deliver! This new $500 shopping spree giveaway sponsored by Fabric.com is open to entrants in every country where Fabric.com ships –which is a pretty long list and covers all our top markets and then some.  (However, we certainly realize there are still some readers in a few countries who will not be able to participate and for that, we apologize in advance.) If case you didn’t know… For those who don’t know, Fabric.com is the world’s leading online fabric store.  Founded in 1993, Fabric.com focuses on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home décor and apparel fabrics along with crafts and notions.  At any time their warehouse holds millions of yards of fabric.  Whether your needs run from denim to silk, linen to faux fur, … Continue reading

Winner Announced for the $500 Shopping Spree!

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the $500 Fabric.com Shopping Spree Giveaway today. As always, we truly wish we could have more that one winner so we could spread the joy a bit more.  Next time we promise to include our many international readers.  I know it was frustrating to follow the competition but not be able to participate. We loved reading the many (3,000+) comments that the contest participants left on the blog.  Some of the comments were very practical, some were funny, and some even inspiring.  Many people had great ideas of what they could make with the beautiful prints we showcased. A reader kindly suggested that we change the print to make it more interesting for those returning more than once, so late in the contest, we highlighted this fantastic Michael Miller print:   From one reader: I have … Continue reading