I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…



…I'm about to loose control and I think I like it!

I guess you have to be a certain age to remember that one.  But I really am excited and delighted.  So Sew Easy has been nominated in the Burda Style Top 50 Blogs for Sewing Enthusiasts and in the Sew Mag awards.  Whoop, whoop.

As part of all of the celebrations and events for National Sewing Month, there are various awards and votes taking place this month and I've had a couple of nominations that I'm so chuffed about.

1 – Burda Style Top 50 Blogs for Sewing Enthusiasts.


We asked and you answered… what are the best blogs for sewing enthusiasts? Below are the blogs other BurdaStylers are loving for sewing inspiration, DIY fashion ideas, and sewing tips. Make sure your favorite made it on the list! Voting for the Best of Blogging Top 50 Awards is now open. You can select up to 20 blogs for our ultimate Top 50 List. This list is PACKED with inspiration!

You can vote for up to 20 from the list.  The blogs with the most votes will receive:

  • 5 free patterns
  • a winner’s badge for their site,
  • the ability to pin to a dedicated BurdaStyle Best of Blogging Pinterest board,
  • an invitation to guest post on the blog,
  • and more!

Closing is Monday Sept 8th.  Voting is very quick and easy.  Check the box next to your favorite sewing blogs (hopefully you'll choose to vote for So Sew Easy as well) and then click submit.  Takes 5 seconds to vote (and then 2 hours reading all the blogs…)

VOTE HERE for the Burda Top 50 Bloggers Award


2 – Sew Magazines Sewing Awards 2014


It’s that time of year again when you have the opportunity to nominate the crème de la crème of the stitching world in the British Sewing Awards. If there’s a sewing shop that goes above and beyond, or a pattern house whose designs are dominating your make list, then let us know! Those with the most nominations will then be put through to our voting stage, where you will have the opportunity to cast your final votes.  Not only will your favourites have the chance of winning a prestigious award, you will also be entered into our prize draw to win a whole bundle of stitching must-haves to the value of £250. Have your say now!

This award has so many categories!  It looks rather intimidating because they ask you to vote in all of the categories, but actually, you can just vote in the ones you want to, and where you have no preference, write N/A (for not applicable) or just leave a . or a * or something where you don't have an entry.

You might like to vote in category 8 – Best Sewing Blog 😉

Anyone worldwide can vote in the awards, but only those in the UK or with a UK mailing address can win the prizes.

 VOTE HERE for the Sew Magazine Sewing Awards


Are you excited about all of the events and giveaways planned for National Sewing Month.  We're only a few days in and already I've been taking advantage of the sales and specials.

Thanks so much to all of you for reading and voting – I couldn't do it all without your support, comments, suggestions and enthusiasm here. Thank you.


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Congrats on your nominations!


Congrats to you, Deby on your nominations. Yay! They are well deserved! I took a minute to vote for you.


Congrats on the nominations Deby. I have just returned to sewing after many years and I must say, since I started reading your blog, I haven`t been stuck for an idea yet…….Well done you…..Oh and I did vote for you in the british one, and will keep my fingers crossed for you. You really deserve it.


I have voted for you in the Burda one as well as the British Sewing Awards.
I am loving the new pic! You look so happy and healthy! I guess sewing suits you down to the ground 🙂 I love this blog because it gives me encouragement to sew which is a new hobby for me. I only wish I had done it years ago. More power to ya. btw, keep putting those tunes on, You had me bopping around (I know, I’m old) to Turning Japanese and the latest Pointer Sisters. Great!


Congrats on the well-deserved nominations! I love your blog!