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The Big Giveaway!

The Big Giveaway is finally here! After lots of negotiation I have managed to source a number of very generous sewing companies who are willing to give gifts to help and encourage you guys with your sewing.

Here are a list of prizes and the companies that are offering them:

Mini Sewing Machine from Penguin & Pear

Mini Sewing Machine from Penguin & Pear

As a part of this giveaway I will be giving one lucky winner a mini sewing machine from John Lewis! This sewing machine will be a great gift for a child, someone new to sewing, or just a lightweight machine to carry around instead of lugging your main machine. The machine has a worth of £59.99 and comes in four colours.

Penguin and Pear is my blog for sharing my sewing makes, writing tutorials and discussing anything sewing related. Find me on Instagram, Facebook, The Fold Line and Twitter as ‘Penguinandpear’.

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Fabric bundle from Abakhan

Fabric bundle from Abakhan

Abakhan are giving one lucky winner a bundle of fabric, carefully chosen by them for the winner.

Abakhan are a hugely popular fabric shop in the north of England. They have a good range of fabrics on their website at great prices. For more information go to the link below.

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Two PDF dressmaking patterns by Sew Over It

Two PDF dressmaking patterns by Sew Over It

Sew Over It are generously offering 2 PDF patterns from their range of dressmaking designs.

Sew Over It are a hugely popular haberdashery shop (they have two in London) and are known for their pretty vintage style. Go to their website (link below) to see what they have on offer. This offer is open worldwide.

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£50 Fabric bundle by Minervacrafts

£50 Fabric bundle by Minervacrafts

MInervacrafts are generously donating a £50 hamper of fabric to one lucky winner.

MInervacrafts have a massive range of fabrics on their website and are very helpful if you ask for something in particular. To find out more, follow the link below.

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£20 Gift voucher by Fabric Godmother

£20 Gift voucher by Fabric Godmother

Fabric Godmother are offering one lucky winner a £20 gift voucher for their website. You might like to buy a pattern, fabric or notions with this!

Josie from Fabric Godmother has a wide range of fabrics and other products on her website and is well worth a look. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Maker's Workbook by Creative Industry

Maker's Workbook by Creative Industry

Claire from Creative Industry is offering one lucky winner her Maker’s Workbook. This is a great prize where you can organise your projects, plan new ones and have as a reference for the future.

Clare also sells Swedish tracing paper and ‘made by hand’ labels. Her products are a very high quality and great additions to your sewing stash. To find out more, follow the link below.

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Jean's Kit by SEWN Bristol

Jean's Kit by SEWN Bristol

Marie from SEWN BRISTOL is offering a jeans kit comprising of a metal zip, jeans buttons and a rivet kit. A must have if you are making jeans this autumn.

Marie owns SEWN BRISTOL, a haberdashery shop in the south-west of England. If you are close by, I highly recommend you pop in. Otherwise they also have an online shop which gorgeous fabrics, notions and more. Follow the link below.

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Spool holder by Laura ter Kuile

Spool holder by Laura ter Kuile

Laura ter Kuile makes handmade spool holders and she is offering one lucky winner the chance to own a small version of her one-of-a-kind designs.

Laura is an independent maker and you can check out all of her products by following the link below.

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To Enter:

To enter, go to the Sewing and Dressmaking Blogger Network on Facebook and request to join. Once you have been accepted you will see a post pinned to the top of the group page that will give you instructions on how to join and explain the rules.

The competition closes on 23/11/16 at 1pm GMT.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Comments on this blogpost will not be considered entries. You must join the group to be eligible.

A little while ago I started a new group on Facebook for us sewing bloggers called Sewing and Dressmaking Blogger Network. The aim was to bring together a community of sewists who like to write about their makes. The group is developing and evolving as time goes on; it is growing, now with over 100 members, and there are lots of blog posts shared (something other groups seem to frown upon) and tips, tricks and useful links. Everyone is super friendly, supportive and engaging. I am very proud of the group is evolving.

giveawaysmall100 new members!

As a celebration of hitting 100 members, and as a thank you to everyone, and because I believe in the group I have decided to host a giveaway!!

Yes, free stuff!

If you go to my group here and look at the pinned post you will find details of the giveaway. There is a £25 voucher for fabricgodmother.co.uk up for grabs! You could buy a couple of patterns with this, or a few metres of fabric, or some haberdashery items… the list is endless. I am kind of jealous I cannot enter myself!


EDIT: We have a winner – please check out Instagram to find out who the winner is!

Competition time! Who would like to win the two patterns pictured here! They are from Threadcount and are in sizes 16-24 (UK). They are beginner patterns too! The reason I am giving them away is in my excitement to buy a sewing magazine I bought two and they gave these away with the addition. So rather than let them sit in my stash unused for an eternity I thought I would spread some joy and pass them to one of you guys!

Now I know not everyone will be the size these offer but that shouldn’t stop you from entering. Maybe you have the skills to downgrade the pattern? Maybe you have a family or friend in this size who would really appreciate a hand-made gift from you? Its not that easy to come across good patterns in this size range, after all! Whatever your motivation, everyone likes to win free stuff, no?!!




The rules:

  • You need to live in the UK
  • You need to like my Facebook page & Instagram
  • You need to leave a comment on this post saying why you’d like them
  • I will pick a winner at random who fulfils the criteria on the 20th April 2016 after 5pm (GMT).


Thank you in advance!

We have a winner!

The competition to win a stationery notebook has now closed and we have a winner. Big congratulations to Emma Mather on her prize. I will now get this off into the post for you – I hope you enjoy it!

I would like to say a big thank you for everyone who took part and who has taken time to read my blog – really appreciate it!

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September Shop

To spark off the autumn season (and to cheer myself up – shopping gives off Vitamin D, No?) I have purchased some items on the high street. I always watch ‘haul’ posts and video’s on Youtube with joy. Pretty things make us all happy!

This is by no means a haul post, and I am not being paid in any way, these are just items I love 🙂



In case you wondered, I went into TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in America) where I can usually find pretty things in abundance. Here are my items in this pic – a storage box, a pad of paper and acrylic paints.

The storage box!

OMG. I love storage boxes, especially pretty ones! I am a complete sucker for them! As a crafter I have way too many items to just leave out and about and so if its big enough for the thing at hand and brings something to my home in the way it looks, I am hard-pressed to leave it on the shelf. These boxes are so cute, and totally affordable. I have lost count of how many I have purchased and they all come in lots of fantastic patterns.


The Stationery!

I was drawn to the book because it says “Be Happy!” and has bright cheerful colours. I love stationery, I get weak around good stationery, and find it hard to walk away. Often notebooks like these cost too much to justify when there is no need for them in mind, but this was a great find. It has ruled lines inside and says ‘Be Happy!’ at the bottom of each page. If you read until the end of the post, you will be able to enter the competition to win the notebook. Can’t say fairer than that, can I?!



The Paints!

I have never been much of a painter, or indeed an artist. Growing up I didn’t think I had a creative bone in my body (and some of my drawings left much to be desired!).

And now I have the perfect excuse. This palette of acrylic paint was very cheap – I bought a gold tube for the same price as all of these! I havent decided which colour I will go for yet. As I said, I did start to paint gold but I might keep that as an under-coat and distress the top layer – that will be fun. Watch this space!

Competition time!

If you would like to be with a chance of winning the stationery notebook featured in this post, please enter using the rafflecopter coupon below:
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