Monday, July 22, 2013

sewing accessories at home and on the go blog hop {giveaway}


When I taught myself to sew I was pretty sure I'd stick with straight lines and two pieces of fabric...I have big dreams don't I? Well, I am forcing myself to step outside the box and try new things because it's fun and a little scary - let's be honest. But really, what's scary about trying a new sewing method? Big deal if you mess up it's just fabric, and that is the mindset I am going with. I have sewn many peasant dresses a few sets of curtains, lots of tie shirts, a few small purses but I have never sewn anything this big before. But I'm so glad that I jumped in with both feet and tried something new. Now, I know I can do it and more importantly that my sewing machine can do it, so I will continue to try new things. I was always afraid to push my sewing machine and just assumed it couldn't handle it. Well after making this bag I know my machine can handle it. And it's not that it was difficult or a hard pattern to work with I was worried about the layers and the batting. I wasn't confident that my machine could actually stitch so many layers at once...but it CAN!! Yay!!!

I was so excited when Jamie asked me to be part of this blog hop. A little intimidated as well. But since she's family I thought I'd give it a go ;) But really I was just super excited to get to sew something different and when I looked through the book I kept saying "I want to make that...and that...and that". It's a great book full of very practical items for your sewing room. Super cute pin cushions, an iron bag, tv tray ironing cover, and lots of other goodies. My next project will be the embroidery bag because I usually have mine stored in a plastic bag...and for that little bag I will conquer my fear of zippers. This sew on the go tote is perfect for me because we have craft night at church once a month and now I won't have to make as many trips to get all my stuff in the door!!

What looks like an unassuming cute little bag...
 Is actually a pretty large tote that can hold my sewing machine, cutting mat, tools and more. Plenty of space in there.










Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop.
July 1st-Jamie and Jill
July 8thSteffani     -           Sew with sass
July 15th-Janice       -         Better off thread
July 22nd-Jamie       -       Pure Joy
July 29th-Diane       -        From blank pages
August 5th-Jamie and Jill  - Sunflower Quilts and Constantly Quilting
You can purchase a copy of Sewing Accessories on their websiteAmazonBarnes and Noble and Annie’s Publishing….or you have a chance to win it below!
 If you make something from the book, they would LOVE to see it, so make sure to add a photo their Flickr Group! 

One of my readers will win their very own copy of the book! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what your favorite thing to sew is...or if you don't sew what would you love to make. One entry per person. The winner will be picked on Sunday July 28th and announced here...make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!
 

16 comments:

In His Arms said...

I love to sew clothes, especially 8 panel skirts and dresses.

AlHill said...

I love this bag. Would love to make one, too.

AlHill said...

I love this bag. Would love to make one, too.

Glenda in Florida said...

My favorite things to sew are quilt tops, but little zipper bags are a close second. They go faster, and sometimes I need that instant gratification. Your bag is very nice.

Fiesta said...

I have to say that your new closed in porch is fabulous! This book looks so interesting and your bag is perfect. I love to sew table toppers and runners for my home especially for the holidays. Thank you for the chance.

Janarama said...

My preference is to make smaller projects like coasters, purses, potholders, table toppers, lap quilts, etc.

Beth said...

I like to alternate between quilts and clothes for my grandchildren. I would love to get into making bags . . . I need some!
beth.sebastian@gmail.com

Miss Nancy said...

Love this Sew and Go Tote! Very useful for many things! I do like to sew totes - well, I actually like to sew many things from quilts to table runners to mug rugs to everything quilty. Thank you for this chance to win.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Lisa Marie said...

I love to sew quilts. Also bags, and home dec items, and things I can give as gifts. This book looks like fun, thanks for the chance to win!

Zoe Lee said...

I would love to make ruffled dresses for my daughter Ana

zoe lee
madforfashion at aol.com
http://www.everythingforana.com

SewLindaAnn said...

BEAUTIFUL job on the bag! Love your fabric choices. I love to sew pouches, you can be so creative with them. I've started to learn garment sewing and I'm getting better at making quilts as well. Love it all really.

JustJoyce said...

I have known Jamie and Jill for several years and love their pattern, I am sure the book has lots of wonderful things to make. I would love to get their book. I am just waiting until I can get a signed copy.

Cecilia said...

I love to make quilts! I make totes sometimes, too. Thanks for the chance to win this tote. I enjoyed looking around your blog. :-)

ELNM said...

I love making purses - there are so many beautiful patterns. Thanks for the chance at this great book - I see many gift ideas in it!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Carla G said...

I love this bag!! :) I like to sew clothes for my kids and when I'm not sewing for them I like to sew bags. :)

Sharon said...

That is super neat! I need something like that besides the box I keep it in when I bought it years ago. Really like that!