Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Welcome my lovely readers and also welcome to all of you new ones coming from 

I am SOOOOOO excited to be part of this!

(Especially since I almost missed it.)

I will try to make it short as you guys probably have many more blogs to visit.
So here is the deal.

You can win some Christmas tree buttons handmade by me:

You will win a set of four buttons. 
You can choose whether you would like them light green or dark green or a mix.

If there is more than 100 commenters I will give away one of my Christmas tree sewing pins as well.

Just in case you are wondering ... those are regular sewing pins. The flower pot that I used to make a pincushion is REALLY tiny!!!!

 Just so you can see the size ... I do realize that most of you guys use inch and this is centimetres. Sorry, but it was the only photo I got.

Now that you know what you can win - here is HOW you can win:

To be in the draw all you have to do is comment below this post with
a link to your favourite free sewing pattern or tutorial.

Sorry - as pointed out correctly by one commenter not everyone might sew ...
If you do not sew you are welcome to just leave a link to a free crochet or knitting pattern! :-) 

It can be anything!
Even from your own site! Or especially from your own site! ;-)

Okay, I know that is more effort than just writing "Count me in" - but wait!
Here comes the good part:
At least I figured it would be good!
I will put together a post with all the links to free patterns and tutorials!
So if you come back in a week or two you will have a collection of a whole bunch of free sewing stuff right at your finger tips! 
I figured this way we are all winners, right?!

If you do add a link from your own blog/site would you please let me know whether I am allowed to use a picture from your blog when adding your link to the post?  

One comment per person only!
All double comments or comments that do just say "Count me in" or something similar ;-) will be deleted. 
(Sorry to be the meany. But it is just fair to the people that actually read my post and do put up a link.)

You are of course welcome to follow me as well if you like what you see on my blog.
I will however not push you into doing it ... so even if you just want to play along for this giveaway you are welcome! 
The party is open to all!

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you!!! 
If you are a no-reply commenter or do not have a blog please leave an email-address where I will be able to reach you!

The giveaway is open until the 17th of December. 
The winner(s) will be drawn randomly.
I will of course ship internationally - so everyone can join in!
(The prices will be mailed out at the 20th if I have your mailing address until then.)

And just in case that there are some German bloggers stopping by ... feel welcome to check out my German blog

And now hop on to all the other giveaways on Sew Mama Sew


Barb said...

I just love your buttons!!! Thanks for this opportunity

Johanna said...

Oh, ich bin die Erste :)
Mein Post kommt auch gleich, bin noch am Schreiben, aber ich wollte Dir schon ein paar Links dalassen:
Hier sieht man einige Taschenlinks:
Und Uhandbagblog hat natürlich auch ein paar:)
Ich habe noch ein paar, aber ich will ja den anderen auch noch die Chance geben, zu kommentieren :)
Erfolgreichen Giveaway Day!

Papgena Made It said...

They are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance!
the link it's from my blog, you are more than wellcome to use a photo!
I think the idea of the post with the sewing tutorials is just great!
Thank you!

Laura said...

Those trees (all of them!) are so cute! I would love to win any of them. :)

I'm linking to a pattern on my blog to make a little flower brooch:

Yes, you can use a picture if you like! Thanks for the giveaway and compiling all the links.

Siobhan said...

I love this pattern and your buttons!!

Lee said...

Your buttons and pins are all adorable! I just recently found this post with a free "caroler" pattern - Adorable! I hope others will enjoy it. Happy Holidays!

The Sew Convert said...

A Kaftan tutorial I came up with recently:)

Wendy said...

There are so many great sewing tutorials out there, but I've got to include my own!
It may not be as good as others' but I'm pretty proud of it!
Great idea about putting a tutorial post together.

Heather said...

I don't know how to link websites, but I LOVE the carseat cover tutorial over on Cluck Cluck Sew's blog.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Homemaker Honey said...

My SMS giveaway item was inspired by this tutorial:

I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at

Merry Christmas!

Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Beth- the mama bee said...

Here's a link to my pirate hat tutorial.


Kim O. said...

great idea! My very first (successful!) project came from this tutorial for a box bag:

Vicki said...

Here's my charm pack dress tutorial :)

Jingle said...

Here is one of mine that I really loved!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Sarah McGrath said...

My favourite free tutorial of the moment is: for a quilted bag from moda Bake Shop.

Your buttons are so cute!

Enhac Adira said...

This is not a tutorial, are sewing patterns for cross stitch, but I guess you will do, right?

Prepare for.... Space Invader Xmas


momma b said...

i have a 9 month old, so i'm into baby stuff :)

gill said...

Great giveaway
One of my favourite blogs is
Lisa has loads of great tutorials!
At the moment I'm making her pleated tote bag
Do go and have a look!

Violet said... I like that one recently :)

Amy said...

I love this cute tute for a tissue case. I get excited pulling my cute case out of my purse when I or someone else needs a tissue.

Poppyprint said...

What a great idea! I love your sweet tree buttons and especially the pins, so I hope you get more than 100 comments!!! Here is a popular tutorial from my blog (please visit since I have a giveaway, too!)

nellana said...

Ok well not really a sewing craft but is a tute on how to store all that fabric you get.

Amanda said...

What a great idea -- by the way your buttons are super cute!

I have 2 craft sites - one is mine -

And 1 I find 20 crafts/sewing projects/free printables/recipes each day -


Max. H said...

I have been making a lot of purses lately, and this one is my favorite!

Anonymous said... is full of tutorials and free patterns

Pepie said...
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Lael said...

Super cute! I love this:

Anonymous said...
I love sock monkeys and have made a couple using this tutorial.
Thanks for the giveaway1

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi your buttons are so cute.
I enjoy looking at the free yearly BOM's at
they are really lovely.

nadine said...

it's been used frequently this christmas while i've been making gifts!


Rachel said...

How cute! I love buttons...

Here's a link to my covered notebook tutorial. I'm giving away one of the notebooks on my blog today :)

Jasmine said...

Great idea, and awesome giveaway! My favorite tutorial is

Faddict said...

What a great idea, i will be back browsing the free pattern links! Mine is
I've made it twice for my DD and also it's easy to to make the skirt with no top attached with an elasticated waist:)

Jagels said...

I love love love your work. here is a link that i also love. i want to make these carolers so bad. I want to make lots of them. thanks for the giveaway.

Denise said...

Love this "party dress". I just stumbled across it a few days ago!
Merry Christmas from the USA:)

Jessica said...

My favorite tutorial:
(Super hero capes!) - I'm making a couple for my soon-to-be nieces for Christmas :)
Looking forward to the tutorial post, and the buttons are adorable!

VeganCraftastic said...

I love the napkin tutorial from Skip to my Lou:

Thanks for the chance to win!

-craftytofu at yahoo dot com

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I'm loving these buttons. I can't believe you make them, and those pins, wow.

This one makes the best little gift because it's useable but can also be the "wrapper" for whatever you stuff inside.


MzKCKitty said...

small messenger bag

Lovely buttons!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

*giggle uncontrollably* I have a few up cycling tutorials on my blog

My fav are the leggings and the comic book shoes... You may use my images too YAY...

xo Steph

Paula said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm always looking for tutorials and one of my favorite places is The Purl Bee. This is a tutorial for a bag:, but you can find many many more in their site.
Your trees are beautiful, thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

twigletqueen said...

I have soooo many links in my favourites, but at the moment I'm looking forward to making one of these:

sandyandcosmo said...

I love this bicycle lunch bag:

Love the buttons!

Ammie said...

Wow! These are darling! I would choose the light green buttons, I think. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Also, I can't wait to see your tutorial list. Thanks!

My favorite tutorial at the moment is this one:

Lolinkins said...

Oh, the buttons are so lovely!
There are thousands of great tutorials out there, but this is special to me, since it is the first one I ever used:

Liebe Grüsse aus Spanien!

Cami said...

hey there! i love your buttons. i am new to sewing.. but i like this

Mindy said...

I don't have a sewing machine, so I don't often use sewing patterns or tutorials. Does that count me out?

I LOVE to crochet, and I have several of those tutorials on my own site. I've found a new love for crocheting with beads, and I have a pretty detailed tutorial of that here: You'd be more than welcome to link to it if you'd like. I like traffic to my blog as much as the next gal, right? ;-)

Well, if this doesn't follow the rules, I won't be offended if you have to delete me.
Thanks for the chance to win!

justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Carpenters said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. I like the light green buttons. I have just the project to us it with. My current (it changes often) favorite tutorial is Handprint Snowman Ornament.

Em said...

Here is a link to one of my favorite tutorials:

And here is a link to my post when I made one myself:
You're welcome to use my photo of the yellow pillowcase dress. I loved it, and my daughter looked super-cute in it!

Anonymous said...

Your buttons are so cute! I also love your idea of linking up tutorials. I have a tutorial for a laptop bag on my blog and you are welcome to use photos. I have also used this superhero cape tutorial several times this year
I'll definitely be back to check out the list of links! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Maevy said...

Your buttons are very cute. Here is a link to one of my favorite tutorials, that I have used many times:

Patty D from NC said...

Hi! thanks for the giveaway - love the buttons.

here is my tutorial.

Libby said...

The pattern is actually on ravelry, but it's for wool baby pants to use as a diaper cover:

Thanks for the chance!

libby dot bloom dot hunt at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

my latest bookemarked pattern / tutorial is this one from purl bee for a felted knitted tree. Cute don't you think?

Sara said...

Wow, those are awesome buttons! Here is my favorite free tutorial for an Anthropologie-inspired handbag:

Care said...

Love love love! Your buttons are incredible!

Can I post a link to my favorite recipe??

Cake in EIGHT minutes!! If I had a cake mix handy, I would do it RIGHT NOW! :o)

Duff said...

Adorable little trees, Ms. Muffin! I also like your tea cups and toadstools♥
My favorite free sewing pattern is for a table runner. it is quilted, but you don't have to know how to quilt! It is an excellent beginner project or a quick gift.

StephanieS said...
Enjoy the free tutorial. It isn't mine but I like it a lot.
I would love a mix of the dark and light tree buttons.
Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Well, how cool is this? I just became a follower too so I won't miss your post with all the tuts. Here is mine from my blog on how to emboss velvet with rubber stamps - oddles of fun!

The Little Bird said...

omg i LOVE LOVE LOVE your little tree buttons!!!! they look so happy and like they're dancing :D
this link has a whole lot of purses and clutches etc, i've only made some of them but they're pretty cool.. something for all tastes :D

in case i win, (fingers crossed) i'm

Lixa said...

This is actually how to do your own pattern. So very helpful:

lixapopescu [at] gmail [dot] com

Jackie said...

Oh cute. I love those. My favorite sewing pattern is from this site
for making Christmas ornaments.

CMEH said...

I have made three of these for christmas... I was very intimidated but after buckling down they came out GREAT!
I LOVE the trees... all of them! And I would be super excited to have them!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Amanda said...

Very cute giveaway!

Here's my favorite sewing tutorial:

I plan to make them for my sisters for Christmas - I'd better get sewing!!

Frau Traumberg said...

Oh, da versuche ich doch gerne mal mein Glück! Zuckersüß, die Bäumchen!

Liebe Grüße vom Traumberg,


Crystal Hendrix said...

So talented!! :D Lets see a favorite link.....

Crazymomquilts has some amazing ones, but this one I guess is my favorite, they are all my favorites :D

I am having a giveaway too, so if you have time feel free to stop by!

Anonymous said...

Love this tutorial, am *still* trying to finish a quilt I started with it. This kind of quilt is lots of work but worth it!

I also have a giveaway going, if you'd like to enter. I'm giving away fabric coasters and Heather Ross scraps at:

Alli said...

This is one of the first quilting tutorials I used, and I'm so glad I stumbled across it because I love how fast basting spray is!

JenW!~ said...

I posted this tutorial on my own blog.

Marmalade said...

first quilt I ever made, I followed this:

Shirley said...

I haven't made any but I've bookmarked this gathered clutch tutorial.

Nanbon44 said...
Please enter my name in your lovely drawing. Thank You
Bonnie in Florida USA

Megan said...

I love your header! So cute -- as are the buttons / pins! I created a crochet pattern for a coffee cozy. And you can go ahead and use my picture :)

Carol in E TN said...

Great giveaway! Here's one of my favorite tutorials, written by my quilty buddy!

La Chili said...

Well, I haven't made any tutorials in English yet, just in Spanish, so I think I will share my ice cream recipe, hope you like it.

TZel said...
(slippers tutorial)

bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

LauraH said...

I love your buttons!

She shows how to make great bags!

AJ said...

Cute buttons!

I have plans for these two

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

How about a felt flower tutorial from my blog?

Thanks for the chance.

Lynda said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having this cute give away. Those little button would make the cutest hair clips.
A link....
I am looking forward to coming back to see your list of tutorials.
Ally <'v'>

Kissthis said...

Those buttons are adorable, and your eyesight must be brilliant to do those pins!

handmadehappiness said...

A giveaway that want's my link!!! love it and really love the wee buttons very cute I plan on knitting a set of arm-warmers for next Xmas and a wee cardi these would look so fab!! thanx for the chance ms muffin!!

Lauranie said...

VERY nice buttons and pins!! Thanks for the chance to win them!! I am linking you to one of my FAVE blogs that has TONS of free patterns!! Kimara and her daughter Michelle are super nice and TALENTED!! I use their patterns ALOT!! Have fun with your giveaway..and thanks for visiting mine! :)

.hil. said...

Love the giveaway- those buttons and pins are so cute, come on 100!!!

Thanks for the chance to win- the.ant.hil(at)gmail(dot)com

Mama Spark said...

I made a quilt from this tutorial just reently.

Robyn said...

I saw this a few days ago, and now I am making one for everybody in my family for Chrismas: a bacon ornament!

Thanks for the giveaway! Robyn (dot) Geddes (at) gmail (dot) com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

From Moda's bake shop. I loved the mixed buttons.


Julia said...

I'd love to win your giveaway - now for favourite pattern...well I've seen lots that I'd like to buy after entering giveaways but seeing as I'm pretty 'fresh' to sewing I've still only sewn a hat and a stash of bibs *blush*. But the hat was really easy, it's from here:

Michele Pacey said...

The above tutorial is for an embellished pencil case!

Your buttons are beautiful! I would love to win them and use them to decorate something festive!!! Thanks for coming by and joining in my giveaway too.

Have a great day!

sandandstarfish said...

it seems it's a fav all over the place :) I love it!

Your buttons are adorable and the pin is super cute! I looooove them all! Thanks so much for hosting :)

mellowpuff said...

Love those buttons!

I really like this tutorial here:

Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Cute Cute Buttons!

Here's MY favorite tutorial written by me:

Clares Place said...

Cute buttons!

This tutorial on my blog has been super popular:

Thanks for entering my giveaway!

LiEr said...

Miss Muffin! I hope I made it in time! We've been so busy baking these few days, and it's only today that I've sat down to come visit!

I love your pins! I have the toadstool ones and the handbag ones so I know how gorgeous they are in person!!!!!

My favorite sewing tutorial isn't really a tutorial so much as it is a wonderful lesson on how to buy fabric. He he he!

Here it is:


crazyestonian said...

I have made quite many of those. Close second is
These two make a nice set for any little girl.

Jo said...

I like this scrap ribbon camera strap tutorial.

What a clever idea for the comments! j-j-s{at}juno{dot}com

Lee said...

I've been wanting to try this one:

Thanks for the giveaway! I love your buttons!


Nancy Sue said...

Here is a tutorial for a loop bag that I recently saw and loved the design of the handle :)

Bec Clarke said...

Oh they are amazing, so tiny.
I have a particular blog that I go to for inspiration and tutorials
She is great!!!

Peach Rainbow said...

Cute buttons - Thanks for the chance :)
There's a lot of lovely tutorials i like but this is the one I made recently;

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

I would love a tutorial on how you MAKE those buttons. I love them!

And-- a link to a tutorial I love:

weeshareblog (at)

Sheetal said...

you sewing pins are so so darn cute! I hope some make it into my stocking!!!! here is a fun tutorial to make some christmas tree ornaments:

Carla said...

I absolutely love this bag - I will be making after the holidays, as I keep putting the pattern aside to do other projects. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Christy said...

Cute giveaway! Here is a tutorial I am dying to make:

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