December Giveaway Day

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Sew, Mama, Sew is at it again with yet another Giveaway Day!  Be sure to head on over there for many other giveaways from other bloggers (if you didn’t find me from Sew, Mama, Sew in the first place, and if you did be sure to head back for other giveaways).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are able to take the time to check out some of my other projects and tutorials.  You might like the kindle case tutorial or the elastic waistband tutorial.  I also have a couple of reviews on the Bernina 330 (here and here) if you are interested in researching a wonderful new machine.  Some of my favorite projects that I have made are the car cozy, fabric turtle, and layer cake skirt.

Giveaway Items

In May, for the first Giveaway Day that I participated in, I decided to make something to giveaway, so this time I decided I would giveaway some “tools” for you to make something.


I have included two 100% cotton fat quarters from Jo-Ann Fabrics in purple (my favorite!), a 16” YKK zipper from Zipit, a Dritz measuring gauge (blogged about here), and a 5 pack of Universal Schmetz needles.

If you win please share a picture of what you decide to make!!  I might be a little jealous that I didn’t get a whole yard of this fabric so I could keep some for myself!



To enter: Please leave a comment telling me what handmade items you made or are planning on making for gifts this year.  I have made a few different things, some sewn, others more crafty, that I will have to wait until after Christmas to share.

The giveaway will remain open until Friday, December 16.  I will then choose a random winner and will email the winner by the 18th.  Entries are limited to U.S. residents only.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again so we can get to know each other!!

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    For Christmas I’ve made my sister a beach bag, my two nephews dragon/dinosaur tails and my son (should be born next month!!!) a cute monster doll. <3

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    So far, I’ve made a few zippered pouches in various sizes (along with gift cards as a gift), a tote bag for little books for my niece, and bow ties for all my guys (3 boys and husband). I still want to make some more zippered make-up bags or smaller credit card holder size as well as jedi bathrobes for the boys, a grocery bag holder for my mom, sand bags for my father-in-law (like to rest his gun on? – not even sure what this looks like, someone said he needed new ones), a travel neck pillow for a niece, and anything else I can think of before Christmas – oh yeah, some little sleeping bags for my daughter’s doll house dolls to go camping. My husband has been making things with the kids for them to give to others in the family – a climbing wooden monkey, a ping-pong ball maze, some trays for playing restaurant, and I’m not sure what else.

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    I have made several stockings and ornaments, and will be making more ornaments (remembrance ornaments for those who have lost loved ones this year) and an advent calendar (ok, that one is for my family for next year, but it counts, right?). I think I’d like to try to make a dress for my little girl from the supplies you’re giving away. That purple is my absolute favorite color on her (she’s only two, so I don’t need a ton of fabric for that – yay!)

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    Last year I made zipper pouches, mug rugs, and a firewood tote for my brother. This year I have been knitting cowls, scarves, and mitts for small gifts (because I can knit while I wait for my kids at karate, etc…), and my 12-yr-old daughter and I are making a quilt for my 6-yr-old daughter. Merry Christmas!

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    So far I’ve knitted a lot of stuff: a sweater for my 1 yr. old nephew, a shawl for grandma, a cap for my boyfriend, and fingerless mittens for a few others. Knitting takes longer than sewing for me, so once the knitting stuff is done, on to the sewn items!

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    I’ve made a runner, and a quilt for Christmas so far…hopefully two more runners before all is said and done. It’s been busy.

    Thanks for a chance to win. =)

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    A lot of little drawstring bags with toys in them, a couple pot holders, 2 table runners and a quilt. This was definitely my best “homemade” Christmas so far.

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    I am making passport covers/luggage tags for my brothers, a quilt for my mom and an e-reader cover/jewelry roll for my sister. I am also making scarfs for all of them. Can’t wait to give my gifts!

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    This year, I made taggie blankets, drawstring backpacks, bracelets, and some pant/top outfits for gifts.

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    I’ve made aprons for friends, raglan shirts for my nieces and nephew, a quilt for my niece. I have a few things to finish up – taggie blankets, car cozy etc.

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    So far I’ve made a mug rug and some coasters for my grandparents and I’m also embroidering kitchen towels for my mom by request!

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    I’m making pj pants for a bunch of family members. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    This year the gifts lean towards knitting (only so many hours in the day!). Hats, gloves and scarves. After the holiday I plan to make myself a top.

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    I’m sewing jammies!

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    I’m working on some little plushies tonight! Fun stuff! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I made some tea wallets for gifts this year. I’m new to quilting and they were just perfect for my skill set. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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    This year, I have bought several handmade gifts, but only made one big one myself. I finally learned to crochet this year and made my daughter a blanket in her favorite color, which also happens to be purple. We have also made salt dough ornaments that she will be giving as gifts.

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    Well I don’t celebrate Christmas but I’m in the middle of making burp clothes for my sisters new baby.

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    I still need to make two pillowcases, and outfit the dolly bed with bedding and matching nighties for the great-niece and her doll. Starting to panic.

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    Making wall hangings/mini quilts for people. Decided to go less homemade – and be less stressed. Not tackling making 8 different quilts like I did last year. (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit. )

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    I want my SIL to go green, so I am making grocery bag totes.

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    I am making an apron for my mom, and one for me too 🙂

  23. Avatar

    I made a clutch purse for my sister and a few toiletry bags for the men in my family!

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    I’ve made several things this year. I knitted scarf and washcloth to my cousin, sew a pencil case to another cousin in Japan, cross-stitched and sew a wedding pillow to my new sister-in-law, and made several clothes for my son~

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    I’m making pjs for my mom this year. I’ve had the fabric in my stash for awhile and it seems like good timing.

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    probably i will do some lavender satchets/barley bags, and little girl dresses

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    Making a christmas tree skirt right now for little sis!

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    I made a bean bag for my toddler and a quilt for my oldest daughter!

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    I am planning to make handmade cards for my friends and personalized calendars.

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    For people at work I made potholders, with a pine tree quilt square, combined with a recipe card for my favorite roll out cookie, and a cookie cutter all tied with a red ribbon. Cute giveaway, love purple too!

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    I made a clock for one person, ornaments to top of as many gifts as I can, and a shadow box for my Nana….so far….LOL! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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    I made baby quilts and dollie quilts for my grandnieces. Thanks for the giveaway. One grandniece loves purple and this would be great for a spring dress with ruffles.

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    I’m making eye-spy bags for the kids.

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    only making baked goods for Christmas this year since I’m working on a quilt for my daughter’s wedding next year.

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    Hooded towels and burp cloths. thanks for a chance to win!

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    I’m relatively new to sewing and have been working on some simple projects. I made some baby bibs for my sister – she’s having twins in March! I’m also working on some Christmas stockings for my family.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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    I made my mom a purse and my daughter a wallet. Wish I had time to do more . . .

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    I’m making all of our gifts this year, so the list is extensive.

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    I’ve been making lots of blankets to gift this year

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    I have been making handbags and am hoping to make some ornaments too. 🙂 thanks!

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    I am making home made laundry detergent and fabric softener kits for everyone this year:)

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    I’m making infinity scarves, bags, and little monsters! The scarves are my favorite. 🙂

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    I am making dresses for my nieces and their dolls. I am also hoping to make some fun things for my own kiddos!

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    I made some quilts, a camera bag, a couple of pouches, a few tote bags, some ties and a table topper for Christmas presents.

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    Upcoming gifts would be hot pads and oven mitts.

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    i’ve made cookies, crocheted garlands, stuffed fabric houses from Scandinavian Stitches–adorable, salt dough ornaments, scarves, and felted acorns!

    thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Clutches are always fun to make, and always seem to be welcome gifts!

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    I made a wall hanging for my aunt that taught me how to sew and a ton of felt mermaids for the little girls on my list.

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    I need to make a quilt for my youngest son, a charity quilt for my mother-in-laws school and some fancy pillowcases for my mom!

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    I made some bottle cap photo magnets.

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    Made several quilts. Would like to make a few sofa pillows as gifts also.

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    I’ve been madly knitting socks for gifts. Last pair should be finished by the end of this week

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    I am making a special ornament for a friend. Other than that, I just have food gifts planned.

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    I have made candle mats and mini holiday quilts for friends. I want to do some baking, I’m in that mode more than anything this year.

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    I am making a fabric doll carrier for my niece, a lamb softie for my baby girl and I still hope to get two doodlepads done for my boys. I gave up on the idea of two doodlepads AND two quiet books. Oh and after you posted about the measuring tool, I went out and bought another one because mine was lost…. and guess what turned up. Oh well, those are so nice to have around, EVERYWHERE.

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    I’m making neck pillows and pillow cases for regular pillows.

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    I’m making sock monkeys for my kids this year. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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    I’ve made 3 quilts this year for family members for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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    I am making a quilt for my sister….Christmas is coming tooo fast though!

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    I’m trying to get a quilt finished for a friend – boy am I cutting it close

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    I make pajamas for my kids and husband every year – they usually all match

  63. Avatar

    I make green bag lady totes to wrap all my gifts in! I love reusable totes and they are so easy to make.

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    I’d make a cute zippy pouch and a drawstring backpack to go with it.

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    I am making some handbags for my girlfriends

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    not making any gifts, but am making clothes for the family right now

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    I made a bunch of zip pouches – they were so fun! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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    im knitting all my gifts this year..i made a lace shawl for my mum ..a cowl for my sister and grandmother.. plus a couple other little things 🙂

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    This year I’m making a tree skirt, some baby quilts and some stockings!

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    I am making a tote bag for my bestie in Pittsburgh! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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    I will be making a lot of different things, like some aprons and luggage tags. I will definitely pin your blog so I can come back and spend some more time here!

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    I made fabric bookmarks for stocking stuffers and also some rice heat bags from the SMS tutorial!

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    I have made mattresses and pillows for a baby doll bunk bed – still have another set to go – and also some bean bags with a bag to hold them in. That’s it this year.

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    I made a T shirt quilt, a taggie elephant, a animal head blanket and cosmetic bags .

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    I’ve been making reusable shopping bags in the style of the green bag lady. I also made some easy but cute earrings by gluing cabochons to studs. Happy crafting!

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    I have made a lot of bags and zipper pouches but still need to make pillowcases to wrap the grandkiddos Christmas jammies in. LOVE that handy measuring gauge.

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    I am a little behind schedule so am only making cookies and candy for my homemade gifts this year, but I am really interested in learning a new craft in the new year. I’ve been reading about recycling old t-shirts and making “yarn” that you can weave with.

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    I made my sister an apron and crocheted her some leg warmers. I am making my mom a purse and my godson and daughters super hero capes. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    I plan to make fabric boxes and a wallet.

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    Mug Rugs, Placemats, Napkins, warm fuzzy scarfs and a pretty fancy apron for my new DIL

    Thanks for the opp to win you nice package.

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    Great giveaway–thanks for the chance! I’m making my friend a few snack bags this year.

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    I am making my daughter a quilt for her toddler bed. Her room is actually lavender so this fabric would work perfectly in it!

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    I like to make cell phone shoulder strap pouches as gifts. Fat quarters are perfect for this. Very useful and practical to have to keep your cell phone close and be “hands free” whether you are puttering around at home or out and about. By the way, purple is my FAVORITE color.

    aaminah1964 at gmail dot com

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    I am making quilts for gifts, hopefully they are done in time!

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    I plan on making quilts, burp cloths, and a shopping cart cover.

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    My son and i filled baby jars with treats for our family!

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    The only handmade thing so far is a fabric Christmas tree out of my kids’ handprints. But it’s awesome.

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    This year I’m planning on making some different homemade liqueurs for some of my gift list.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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