Monday, January 9, 2017

WIN BIG with our 2017 Sewing Challenge

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We are happy to announce our 2017 Sewing Challenge!

This year we’re changing it up a bit, instead of having just one big winner at the end of the year, we have also decided to add monthly winners too!
How do you enter:
Step 1: Purchase our annual sewing pattern subscription - CLICK HERE to subscribe now!
Step 2: Every month, make one of the sewing patterns you receive through your subscription and share a picture of it with us on Twitter @MySewingPattern use the hash tag #SewChallenged2017
This year it’s not compulsory to enter every month to stand in line for the grand prize announced at the end of the year AND every picture your share with us of one of your creations, equals a place in the draw (so if you manage to make all 100 patterns we send you, that will be 100 places in the draw for you)!
Step 3: Follow us on twitter – winners will be announced at the end of every month! The grand prize winner will be announced 31st December 2017 (Read below... you’ll just LOVE this year’s GRAND PRIZE).
Keep coming back to this post, every month we will update the new prize list:
January 2017 – Winner will receive a Copy of our brand new eBook being launched in February 2017 “Sew Basic” by Nathalie Marran PLUS a $20 gift card to spend in our online store!
February 2017 - TBA
March 2017 - TBA
April 2017 - TBA
May - TBA
June 2017 - TBA
July 2017 - TBA
August - TBA
September - TBA
October 2017 - TBA
November 2017 - TBA
December 2017 - TBA
31st December 2017 – GRAND PRIZE DRAW of a MacBook Air, plus a $100 gift card to spend in our online store!

Pattern of the week

Really Easy High Waist Shorts

We just have to share this vintage style sewing pattern with you this week. It has been our BEST SELLING sewing pattern for the last 3 YEARS in a row... and with good reason. It looks good and it’s REALLY easy to make.
And if you’re feeling creative, it’s a really easy pattern to adjust and create your own design with!

This week’s pattern for subscribers

This week our subscribers can expect to receive this gorgeous, ladies sports jacket sewing pattern. It’s super stylish and can be worn as formal or informal wear.
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SIGN UP today and make sure you receive your pattern this coming Friday!

Tutorial of the week

I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now, every time I open my broom closet, piles of plastic bags seem to jump out and attack me, so here it is
The Plastic Bag Dispenser Bag
free sewing tutorial
What you need:
  • A fabric square roughly 50cm x 50cm / 0.5 x 0.5 yards
  • Rope or ribbon approximately 70 centimetres / 28” inches long
  • A section of 1.5cm / 5/8” wide elastic that is 15cm / 6” long
  • Step 1: overlock / serge all the edges of your fabric square, for a neat final effect.
  • Step 2: On the wrong side of the fabric, sew your section of elastic along the bottom of your fabric square (use a large zigzag stitch). Fold fabric over inwards and stitch along the elastic again.
  • Step 3: Right sides of fabric facing, sew closed the side seam
  • Step 4: Along the top of the bag, fold the fabric over inwards, and stitch flat. Fold over a second time, but when you stitch flat, leave open a section about 2.5cm / 1” long at the back seam.
  • Step 5: Feed your ribbon or rope through this opening. When both ends are out, tie it once (don’t knot it) this will help you to tighten / loosen the opening of the bag as you need to.
  • Step 6: Knot the two ends together to create a hanging loop. Turn right way out.
Fill up with bags in the top.. and pull a bag out the bottom when you need one!
 Your plastic bag dispenser is now ready to fill and use! 

Happy Sewing!

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