Make It Yours Contest – 1 month to go

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

So we are one month in and one month to go.  Your entries for the Make It Yours Contest must be in by 30th May 2014.  Are you planning to enter – don't leave it till the last minute!

Sew the Make It Yours Clutch Bag from the free sewing pattern supplied, then add your own embellishments and design elements, or use some funky materials. Submit for voting by the readers and the bags with the most votes win cool sewing prizes.

Juliette from The Netherlands has submitted this fabulous bag made mostly from reclaimed materials:

“A couple of months ago, I picked up a faux suede jacket from a charity shop, along with a satin blouse, total cost €3.50. My intention was to use them for a bag, but at the time I had no idea of the style I would make. When I found this pattern, I knew they would be perfect. The only other thing I bought was the magnetic snap fasteners. Everything else has come from my stash of stuff hoarded in my girl-cave. The bias tape for the piping was made using the excellent tutorial on So Sew Easy, and the left over tape was used to make the scrappy flowers. Having made the bag, I realised I had enough left to make a coin purse to match. A couple of hours later, and some false starts, hey presto, here they are.”

Juliette 1

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!

Some of the  Prizes

  • Advertising on So Sew Easy, and a chance to write for the site
  • A custom bag pattern
  • Lots of sewing patterns
  • Gift vouchers for fabric
  • Gift vouchers for bag hardware and supplies
  • A guided tour of the New York fabric district
  • Pattern of the month club membership
  • A Craftsy class of your choice
  • A pack of assorted bag interfacing from Pellon

How to enter

Read more about the contest, the rules and how to enter in the previous Make It Yours Contest post.


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


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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2 Responses to Make It Yours Contest – 1 month to go

  1. Thanks for sharing, Deby. You have lots of patterns that I really like. Todays post in my blog is about your blog and your free patterns.
    I love the gathered front top. Have to make it!
    Best regards
    Ellen 🙂

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