Make It Yours Entries and reminder

Make It Yours clutch bag sewing contest on So Sew Easy. 3 categories with lots of fun sewing prizes. Sew a bag and win!

Entries are starting to arrive for the Make It Yours Clutch Bag Contest.  Are you already sewing?  Better start if you haven’t already, as all entries are due in by the end of May.

Larissa from Australia has submitted this fabulous bag made from the most unusual materials:

“This clutch is made from pages out of a book, foil, vliseofix and felt. The fabric is created first by layering strips of paper next to each other, layered then with painted vliseofix and sewn together. The flower feature was freeform machine embroidery over the pages, cut out and attached to the front. The inside is lined with felt.”

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The prizes

Here’s the fun stuff you could win just for sewing the ‘Make it Yours’ Clutch bag!

Make It Yours clutch bag sewing contest on So Sew Easy. 3 categories with lots of fun sewing prizes. Sew a bag and win!

Bloggers Prizes

  • 3 months side bar advertising on So Sew Easy in a 125×125 spot, valued at $60
  • Any 3 So Sew Easy sewing patterns of your choice
  • Invite to write a sponsored post for the site on any sewing topic, tutorial or project of your choice, including links back to your own site
  • $50 voucher to redeem for purse supplies of your choice from Purse Supplies R Us  (USA Mailing addresses only)
  • $35 voucher to redeem for purse hardware of your choice from 3d Paper Patterns on Etsy (Worldwide mailing)
  • 2 sewing patterns of your choice from Seamingly Smitten
  • The blog posts from all blogging entrants will be posted on my Pinterest boards to more than 25,000 followers
  • The opportunity for us to work together to design your own bag/purse pattern, which can be named after you or a name of your choice, and offered to readers on both sites.  (All within the limitations of my sewing skills!)  We will work together on the design and pattern, and you’ll be involved in the testing and sewing up of the samples, giving feedback, taking photos etc and helping to draw up the instructions. Once the bag is completed, you decide if you want to make it a free pattern for the readers of both sites, or a paid pattern with any proceeds going to the charity or good cause of your choice.  Should be a fun and interesting process!

Readers Prizes

  • Membership of the Pattern of the Month Club for 2014.  Get 15 free sewing patterns. Value $35.
  • $50 voucher to redeem for purse supplies of your choice from Purse Supplies R Us  (USA Mailing addresses only)
  • $35 voucher to redeem for purse hardware of your choice from 3d Paper Patterns on Etsy (Worldwide mailing)
  • 2 sewing patterns of your choice from Seamingly Smitten
  • Any Craftsy class of your choice.  Value up to $70.
  • Bag interfacing pack from Pellon. Including a package each of SF101, 808 Craft Fuse, 987F Fusible Fleece and 70 Peltex.  (USA Mailing addresses only)

Voting prizes

There will be a chance to win prizes just for visiting the site and voting on your favourite bags.

How to enter

Entering is easy!

  1. First, design and sew your bag.  Think about what colors, features and decorations might get you votes.
  2. Take some nice, bright, clear photos.  Your entry will be voted for based on your pictures so make them good ones!
  3. If you are applying for the blogger category, post about your completed bag and about the contest with links back to the bag pattern and the contest rules, on your own site.
  4. Go to the entry form on So Sew Easy, complete your details and attach the best one or two photos of your bag.
  5. In early June, the contest opens for voting. Return to the site to log your vote and feel free to encourage your friends and family to vote for you too.

Rules

  1. The bag submitted must have been sewn with the free sewing pattern supplied and cannot be materially changed in shape or design so that it is not recognisable.
  2. Last date for submission of entries is 30th May 2014.
  3. Readers at So Sew Easy will vote on entries and the bag in each category with the most votes will be the winner.
  4. Entry to the blogger category requires a blog post showing the sewn bag and linking both to the free pattern page and the contest details page.
  5. There is no cash equivalent of the prizes.
  6. Certain prizes may only be sent to the USA due to sponsors’ restrictions and these will be marked as such. There is no cash or alternate prize if you do not have a US mailing address – sorry.

Sponsors

These companies have kindly donated prizes to this contest. Please drop over for a visit and give them your support in return for their generosity.

Seamingly Smitten

Seek New York Tours

Purse Supplies R Us

3d Paper Pattern

Pellon

Already sewn your bag?  Fill out the ENTRY FORM.

Good luck everyone and happy sewing.  I’m really excited to see what you all make.

 

 

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7 Responses to Make It Yours Entries and reminder

  1. Janet G. Pess says:

    This is a great pattern. I hope I can get the photos loaded.

  2. Julie says:

    Mine is all cut out and I sat down for a mammoth sewing session this Bank Holiday weekend, including making up my bag, and my machine is broken 🙁 . Typical, I have loads I was going to get done, I’ve been forced to do gardening instead! Hopefully I will get it fixed in time, I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone has done with the pattern.

    • Deby Coles says:

      Oh goodness, I’ve heard about so many sewing machine faults and disasters over this holiday weekend. Seems sewing was jinxed for many. I hope your machine gets to the hospital in time and you are back to sewing soon. I’d love to see your bag ideas.

      • Julie says:

        Machine fixed, bag made and I am a very happy lady! This is such a great pattern, it is like magic how it all turns out – I love it! I just need to take some decent photos. Now I’m wondering when I’ll have time to make another, thank you Derby for the lovely pattern.

        • Deby Coles says:

          Yay, great to hear! It’s a fun way to make a bag and I like the way the edges are all hidden with this one piece method. I’ll look out for your entry Julie.

  3. Diane Cullum says:

    The bag is sooo different and creative that I don’t know if I’ll be able to measure up! It is gorgeous and doesn’t look handmade! Great job Larissa from Australia!

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