Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! - CLOSED

Welcome! It's Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew today! Hop on over to their blog to see all of the goodies that are up for grabs!

And if you're visiting for the first time, I hope you stick around for awhile!

I'm giving away one yard of this out-of-print Heather Ross camper van fabric in pink and a PDF copy of my Market Square Tote Pattern!

Heather Ross Camper Van Fabric in pink - Giveaway!!

The yard of fabric is enough to use for the exterior or the lining of the bag. Or do what I do, and stash this print away for a rainy day!


To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment with your favorite handmade gift idea(s).
I love to make my gifts, but sometimes I am lacking new ideas!

Giveaway is open to everyone, I will ship international!
The giveaway ends on December 7th at 5pm PST. I will contact the winner by email on or before December 9th.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you! If I can't contact you, I will draw another winner. Not sure if you're a "No Reply" commenter? Here is how to check!

(Some of you frequently comment on my blog-if you've never received an email response from me, it is likely because you are a "No Reply" commenter.)

This giveaway has closed. Thanks to all who participated!

More totes, and another pattern GIVEAWAY!

I have two more totes to share with you, both sewn up by my awesome pattern-testing friends! The first tote was made by Meaghan, who I met through blogging and got to hang out with IRL last year when we lived in Seattle!
I think this picture is a good representation as to the size of the tote. It is a great large size without looking huge.

Market Square Tote made by Meaghan at MadeByMeaghan

Meaghan used home dec fabric, which gives the tote a bit of structure. I love the structured look! And that blue accent print reminds me of starfish. Perfect for a trip to the beach. :)

Market Square Tote made by Meaghan at MadeByMeaghan

Michelle also pattern tested for me. I haven't met Michelle IRL, but she's always so sweet when we email back and forth! Maybe some time I'll find myself in her neck of the woods and we'll have a chance to meet up in person. :)
Michelle used a really cute elephant print for her tote exterior. She also chose to fold down the front pocket (which she pieced! how fun!) so that a bit more of the elephant print would show. I love that she added a button where she folded down the pocket!

Market Square Tote made by Michelle at CityHouseStudio

I hadn't thought to use a coordinating print on the sides of the bag, but I really like this look. Michelle showed me three design possibilities that I hadn't even thought of!

Market Square Tote made by Michelle at CityHouseStudio

I also wanted to show off Michelle's interior zip pocket. This was the first time she had done this technique, and it looks great! She also chose to use a traditional magnetic snap for her closure. In the pattern I include detailed instructions for adding a sew-in magnet and some basic instructions for a traditional magnet or velcro.

Market Square Tote made by Michelle at CityHouseStudio

Now hop on over to Michelle's blog where she's giving away a PDF copy of the Market Tote Pattern!

Pattern Giveaway!

The lovely Felicity over at Felicty Quilts was nice enough to endure the torture of testing my tote pattern. Check out how fabulous she is:

me and my tote

Here's a close-up of her bag:

Market Tote

And a great shot of the lining and interior zip pocket:

Market Tote inside

Now head on over to Felicity's blog, she's giving away two PDF copies of the tote pattern!

Thanks, Felicity!

Zip Pouch Winner!

I'm a day late, I know! I don't think I've ever announced a giveaway winner on time. :)

Thanks for all of the great bag name suggestions! It was hard to choose a winner, but I think my favorite is:

Market Square Tote

suggested by Carly, who blogs at Citric Sugar.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Name that Tote! *Giveaway!*

I've been babbling about this tote for what seems like forever now. I'm working on a pattern for it, and I also have a few of these totes for sale in a local shop and on etsy. I have worked out all of the details in the design and the instructions, but I'm stuck on a name for it! Here are some shots of a tote I made recently:
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The original tote can be found here.
I made a custom tote, which I blogged about here.
And there are several other totes here.
Help me name my tote, and you could win this cute little zip pouch:
Zip Pouch for Giveaway!
The pouch measures 5" tall x 8" wide x 2" deep and is lined with a laminated cotton print:
Zip Pouch for Giveaway!
Before I send the pouch off, I will STUFF it full of some fun scraps!
Scraps for Giveaway!
Here's how to enter:
Let's set the limit to 3 suggestions per person.
Leave each suggestion in a SEPARATE comment.
In the event that more than one person suggests the name that I like best, the zip pouch will go to the first person to suggest the name.
I'll choose the name I like best some time Monday, August 6rd!

Ready...... set ...... GO!