Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day 2011


Hiya! If you're here from the Sew Mama Sew GIVEAWAY DAY (wheeee) then welcome to my little corner of the super webs!

I'm thrilled to be participating in Giveaway day this year but I'm doing my giveaway just a little bit differently. I'm giving away a different sewing or crafting book my extensive library each day this week, today through Friday. So check back each day for a new book to be given away! All you have to do is leave a comment on the days you want to be entered, one comment per person please. I'll choose a random winner from all the comments on each post on Friday night (12/16) after 8pm EST and post the winners on Saturday 12/17. International commenters always welcome :-)


Check out all these great goodies! I have clothes sewing, as well as kids clothes, mama projects and creative inspiration. These are all great books but I have so many I figured this would be the perfect time to share some of the love! It's also a nice way to justify adding a couple new books because with the holidays here it could happen.


So here is today's giveaway: Chic and Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes. This book has projects for skirts, dresses, tops and jackets and includes new, un-cut pattern pieces. There are over 20 cute projects in this book! Want to work on your wardrobe for 2012? This book could help you out! I personally have realized that I enjoy making bags and quilts more than clothes - I'm sure it's me but they never seem to turn out quite right. Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving up, but for right now I'm planning on sticking with things I really love and know will work out (like pajama pants - no pressure to wear in public! Sweet!).

So for today's comment please share what your favorite thing to sew is!

Again, thanks for stopping by and please join me each day this week as I give away another book!

150 comments:

  1. I love sewing books too! I really enjoy sewing clothes for my kids. I'll keep coming back to check out your other giveaways!

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  2. My favorite thing to sew is bags and quilts. I love looking at sewing books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Baby clothes! Adorable, quick and always useful for showers.

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  4. I am really into clothes for me lately, so this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I love to sew quilts, quilts, and more quilts :)

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  6. I love sewing crazy fancy clothes for my girls! I wish I had the guts to wear the kind of stuff they love. :)

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  7. I love to sew quilts. I need to branch into clothes and bags more.

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  8. I'd love to win! My fav thing to sew is clothes for my girls!

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  9. I love to sew dresses. I get so excited to be able to wear something I created with love and dedication. Its like hugging myself :)

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  10. My favorite things to sew, are clothes for my daughters, especially dresses.

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  11. I love to sew clothing for my daughter the most.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  12. My favorite thing to sew is handbags. I think it's mostly because I've sewn so many of them. =)

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  13. Clothing... I made a vow last year not to buy anything new (and I've stuck to it) so clothing it is!

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  14. My favorite thing to sew is clothes for my kids. Totally function, but no pressure for it to be perfect. Just my style. With that said, I need a new wardrobe and think I'm going to have to sew it myself! Better get used to imperfection I think. :)
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. crayon rolls and other stuff for my boys.
    :)

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  16. My favorite thing to sew is cushions! But I'm desperate to learn more about sewing clothes - I'm a bit intimidated so far - so I'm excited about this giveaway!

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  17. I love to sew stuff for my kids and for babies!

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  18. Quilts! Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I like sewing cotton dresses or skirts (for myself -- I'm selfish!). I would love to win this book. Thanks for hosting.
    acbrown28 at gmail dot com

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  20. I love to sew bags but I'm starting to make clothes for myself again after a gap of several years!

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  21. Oh I'm looking to try and sew more clothes for myself, so maybe this will help me with that goal in 2012!

    Right now my favorite thing to sew is baby quilts, they are quick and satisfying for me but useful for moms too!

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  22. Neat giveaway! My favorite thing to sew are Halloween costumes -- kinda like your pajama pants, i.e. there's no pressure to have everything be perfect!

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  23. Droool. . . I love sewing and craft books. My favourite thing to sew is probably just finishing off my cross stitches as pillows etc, but I'd love to delve deeper into clothes!

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  24. I love sewing books!! This is one I actually don't have! I like to sew things for my kids since they are quick & easy but I really love to sew things for myself, clothing especially.

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  25. I like sewing halloween costumes: they're fun, but you don't have to worry too much about how perfect they are.

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  26. My favorite thing to sew is quilts.

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  27. I've finally been making dresses for myself and not just my little girl. And also toys and bibs for new babies :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I love books! I love sewing quilts the best, probably, but want to get better at sewing clothes!
    steeplechaser29 at yahoo dot com

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  29. My favorite thing to sew this month.. I lined a crazy shaped basket with some retro fabric and fanned it out over the edges. It got a little wonky, but still turned out cute!

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  30. I love sewing things that are clearly already fit to me. ;) Small projects are super gratifying because they're faster. Or quilts are so angular, it feels better to me, but sewing clothes is such a fascinating process once I let myself get into it. sneakfuzz at hotmail dot com

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  31. anything i can finish during naptime is my favorite thing to sew

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  32. My favorite is quilts - I can never get enough! What a great giveaway idea - craft books are my favorites!

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  33. i love tiny projects like ornaments pouches and pincushions :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  34. My favorite thing to sew WHILE I'm in the process would be simple things, like clutches. My favorite thing to sew AFTER I'm done sewing would be dresses :) What can I say, I like having awesome new dresses but I also like instant gratification!

    jordann.m.hall [at]gmail.com

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  35. I def love big quilts. Just the piecing of the blocks together is calming to me.

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  36. I love quilting, that's about all I do!

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  37. That book's on my wish list. Thanks for the chance.
    My favorite thing to sew is dresses and skirts for myself!

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  38. I love quilting but hope to one day soon break into garment construction!

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  39. I love to finish a quilt..that makes me so happy! Smaller projects fill the gaps though.

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  40. Favorite projects - wall hangings - need more time! roguekeri at live dot com

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  41. my favourite thing is my baby shoes(which you can see on my blog). love choosing the cutest fabrics.

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  42. Quilts! Bags are fun, too. Merry Christmas!

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  43. I love sewing quilts, but they take so darn long! Otherwise, I like sewing little purses. :)

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  44. I LOVE sewing bags! There's just something about the process that I love. I also really like sewing dresses, especially crisp and tailored wovens, its so amazing to create something that fits me so well!

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  45. Dresses! There is nothing else that comes close to my love of making dresses.

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  46. I loves making clothes and bag for myself..
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  47. I love to sew everything. Right now I'm stuck on quilts & holiday stuff

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  48. I love to sew clothing. Specifically- dresses. I just feel comfortable tweaking patterns and making them the way I like. I'm still shy when it comes to showing them off in public. I am currently learning how to quilt with my mother-in-law and I have really enjoyed that as well! ann.cardamone @ gmail.com

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  49. I love to make bags and anything for my kids!

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  50. I love to make gifts - especially for children. Toy Bags, Soft toys, Fabric Dolls. The trill of a Child enjoying your work is delightful. I am also learning to make things for grown ups and would love to have a go at turning some of the beautiful fabrics I see into cloths for me.

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  51. I definitely go through sewing spurts, but, right now, my favorite things to sew are baby clothes. If I buy fabric on sale, I can make much cuter stuff than I can buy, for a fraction of the price. (And, let's face it, I love the ooh-ing and aww-ing over my handiwork at baby showers! :)

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  52. My favorite thing to sew is children's clothes!

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  53. as long as its sewing, i love to make it but increasingly i am sewing clothes...there is something i find very satisfying about seeing my creations wander around.

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  54. I love sewing knit clothes for myself and my family :)

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  55. This year I have actually made something I can wear outside the house so it would be fun to have more patterns to try

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  56. I always said that I detested sewing bags but I am on a steep learning curve and have made quite a few this year so I would say at the moment I get more enjoyment from them than from trying to sew nice fitting clothes for myself.

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  57. At the moment I love sewing cushions!

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  58. This is a awesome blog post that i was looking for! Thank You So Much for sharing it with me and others for whom this post will be really valuable =)

    kids clothes suppliers

    kids clothing suppliers

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  59. Thanks for a great giveaway! I have a soft spot for sewing bags, but I'd like to get better at sewing clothes so this book would be perfect! Thanks again!

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  60. I prefer to make bags & quilts like you but I have been thinking about venturing into the world of clothes. It scares the crap out of me though...seriously!!! thanks for offering what appears to be a great book.

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  61. Love making clothes!
    Thx for the giveaway:)

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  62. My favorite thing to sew has long been clothes for kids. I am starting to branch out a little more.

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  63. My favorite thing to so is bags.

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  64. I love sewing clothes for my boys, especially because clothing in retail stores is soooo boring!

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  65. Quilts are my favorite thing to sew, but I'd love to try my hand at some simple clothing...the dress on the cover is awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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  66. My favorite thing to sew is clothes for myself, because it just makes me feel so proud and accomplished to wear something I made!

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  67. I love to sew cloths for my daughter. I am just now starting to try cloth for myself, it is going okay so we will see!

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  68. I love to sew clothes.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. I love to sew dresses for myself:)
    solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I'm fairly new to sewing but one of my goals in 2012 is to sew an article of clothing that I will feel proud to wear! This could help!

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  71. I'm on a cape kick right now, but my favorite thing to sew is a patchwork tablerunner.

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  72. Lately, my favorite thing to sew is pants for my kids. Fast, easy and rewarding. I do want to make more for myself, though. This book would be a big help. Thanks. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  73. I love to sew clothing for my kids---right now my son is wearing the soft pjs I made him and that really pleases me.

    ljbourque at gmail dot com

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  74. My favorite thing to sew is play clothes for my daughter. Fast and fun!

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  75. I love to sew children's clothing! Especially sweet, vintage inspired, little girls dresses! :)
    Best,
    Michelle
    daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. My favourite thing to sew is quilts. I have only done 2 but I love it unfortunately they are quite expensive to make!

    Katy
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  77. I like to sew bags but I'm determined to make myself some clothes this year.

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  78. I love to sew dresses. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  79. Bags, bibs, plush animals, skirts...I am a random sewist!

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  80. I love to sew bags and quilts. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  81. I love to make clothes for my kids

    My e-mail is african.joy at hotmail dot com

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  82. First of all...I love your smokers in your header. I have a collection of them too.

    I enjoy both clothing construction and quilting.

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  83. Dresses are my favorite thing to sew. They are usually pretty quick for my daughter, because she is still so young, but so cute!
    nikkipeachy AT yahoo DOT com

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  84. I like to sew little things like bags and slippers.

    aprilly (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. I love making clothes and things for my grandkids, mainly because it is for them, otherwise quilt tops. I don't enjoy the quilting part though.

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  86. Well, my favorite thing to sew is anything I can give as a gift. However, I only make clothes for me!

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  87. i love sewing for my children: coats shoes pants hats balls monsters

    thanks
    rubberduckywon at gmail

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  88. I love sewing for the home!

    Awesome prize! Thank you!
    violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  89. I love sewing stuff for my son. Kids clothes are an instant gratification kind of project, they come together really fast, using little fabrics and your mistakes are not a big deal.

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  90. My favorite thing to sew is these little tissue holders. I meet so many people who are hurting that are blessed by them.

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  91. My favorite to sew is clothes for my grandbaby. :-)

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  92. I love to sew baby clothes :o)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    woodlandrabbit@yahoo.com

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  93. My favorite thing to sew is clothe baby wipes.

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  94. I love sewing bags, I just can't get enough of them

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  95. I like sewing purses. I even design my own or take a pattern and add things to it (like a pocket or a zipper). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. My favorite thing to sew has been bags, but I want to start sewing my own clothes this year, so this would be fab! I've looked around at some books in Barnes & Noble but haven't seen any I like enough to purchase.
    wilkcj04 at hotmail dot com

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  97. One of my goals for 2012 is to sew some clothes for me.
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. My favorite thing to sew ia garlands, puffy garlands to hang on windows, mantles, and they dont have to be Christmas. I would love these books to finally make something for me to wear!

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  99. I didn't think that housewares would be my favourite thing to sew. I thought I'd like sewing children's clothes or my clothes or toys or ... just about anything more. But I can't get enough of sewing place mats, oven mitts, curtains, etc.

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  100. My favorite thing to sew is table runners.

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  101. I love sewing aprons lately. Doesn't require a lot of 'fit', lots of ways to customize easily and uses up a good bit of fabric quickly !

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  102. I am trying to start sewing more of my clothes, I used to make a ton of my kids clothes. I also love to knit I always have so many projects going at once. I need to start one project and finish it. I just have such a hard time doing it. Thanks for the great giveaway. lauri (dot)rymar (at)gmail (dot)com

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  103. I find my creativity is best in designing and making bags but still make clothes.

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  104. I like sewing for my kids, especially my 4 girls because they love it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  105. My favorite thing to sew is quilts, there are so many patterns I want to try!

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  106. My favourite thing to sew is 'anything that I don't see in the shops'. Love to sew things that are just a tad different to the norm, things that have that little extra on both the inside and out.
    Love your blog, have a Merry Christmas
    From Down Under...

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  107. I really like making clothes for my girls -- the things are so simple, it's nearly instant gratification. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  108. I love sewing little girl dresses :)

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  109. baby blankets - quick, fun, and I know they'll get used!

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  110. I love sewing pouches. Quick and fun :)
    Susanne

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  111. I love to sew quilts and help my daughter with dresses.

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  112. I love sewing quilts but want to learn how to sew clothes. Looks like a great book.

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  113. My fav recently has been to sewing circular scraps into earrings!! Addictive...

    Xo Steph

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  114. my fave thing to sew are bags.... all kinds.... still looking for the perfect bag pattern but love making them

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  115. Girl clothing.. Maybe because I have a niece to show off.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

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  116. I love sewing quilts! Thanks for the chance!

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  117. To be honest I think I do not have a favourite thing to sew ... yet. I mostly sew things for my kids but that is mainly due to time reasons. I simply never get to make anything else as there is never enough time!
    I have made my first top for myself. And I have made stuffed toys. I have made a quilt, too. My first one. Very proud!

    But I could not say that I would pick one thing over the other. I guess I need more time to try out different things! :-)

    So that book would be amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. Pincushions have captured me for working out designs and ideas on a small scale..there is plenty of scope and they're a bit of a springboard as well as being totally functional.

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  119. I love sewing pants for my growing toddler.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  120. actually pj's for myself, and the kids

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  121. Bags...Bags...more Bags and then other stuff...LOL! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  122. Right now my favorite thing to sew is toys or anything for kids - I like to make my kids and nieces/nephews happy. :)

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  123. I like to sew bags! One can never have too many bags! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  124. Fave thing to sew is dresses for little girls.

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  125. Considering that I only learned to sew 3 months ago, my favorite thing to sew is mini-quilts. So much technique learned during a small project is something I love.

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  126. My favorite thing to sew is baby clothes! Thank you!

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  127. I love sewing stuffed animals! And clothes for kids (my adult clothes never seem to turn out quite right either, but I'm getting better!)

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  128. My favorite thing to sew are small, simple projects that I can complete in one sitting!

    erikaahaj at verizon.net

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  129. I love sewing clothes for the granddaughters.
    jmclean at mts dot net

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  130. My favorite thing to sew is bags and skirts. Thanks for the chance.

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  131. Flannel pajamas--quick, easy and oh so comfy!

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  132. I like to make skirts for my daughter.

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  133. Hello, My favorite thing to sew is clothes for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  135. My favorite thing to sew is clothes for my little boy!

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  136. Looks like a great book! I love to sew things for my kids - clothes and toys. I've made myself a couple of dresses and would love to do some more clothing - it's a good challenge!

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  137. quilts and wall hanging are my favority sewing projects

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  138. I LOVE to sew bags! All sorts! Big, small, zipped, buttoned, I like them all!

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  139. My favorite thing to sew is quilts, but I've been wanting to learn to sew clothes!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  140. My favorite thing to sew is quilts, but so far I only finished one. It would be fun to make my own clothes, though. Thank you for sharing!
    (hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

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  141. Fitted patterns, no doubt. There's nothing better than going to work and getting compliments on my newest garment!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. At the moment my favourite thing to sew is anything that would look at home in the 1940's and 1950's.

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  143. The key to learning how to sew is practice. Practice makes perfect. Take small and simple to make projects like pillow cases, bed sheets and other items that need simple sewing. These projects can also teach you the basics of sewing that is pattern making and taking measurements. These will train you on sewing and other basics. This will be your starting point in learning how to sew and succeeding in this business.

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