#SewInTheNewYear Virtual Sewing Party

Join us on Instagram for a virtual New Year’s Eve party!

We have hosts across various time zones. Be sure to follow everyone on Instagram now so you don’t miss any of the fun tonight! The party runs from 9pm to midnight in each time zone. We will have discussions and giveaways running throughout.

You can enter the giveaways on Instagram or via the rafflecopters below!

Use the hashtag #sewinthenewyear to join the conversation!

Meet your hosts!

Australian Hosts @TropicalJenks @VintageTina

UK Hosts @SewingDirectory @VickyMyersCreations

EST Hosts @SeamsLikeStyle @SequoiaLynnSews @G.MarieSews

CST Hosts @SeamsSewLo @SewingNovice

MST Hosts @CraftingThroughTime @MahlicaDesigns @PhatQuarters

PST Hosts @MadeByJaime @FroggiLady @HeatherSewist

 

Thank you to our MST Sponsors!

Other Sponsors include:

Amelia Lane Designs Blue Dot Patterns Bubble Baby Custom Fabrics Cotton Cuts DG Patterns Dinkydoo Fabrics and Notions Dressew Duchess and Hare PDF Patterns Ellie and Mac 5OutOf4 Patterns George and Ginger Glam Sprouts Fabric Green Style Creations Hearthrob Threads Helen’s Closet Made By Jaime Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Phat Quarters Pretty Posh Prints Quiet Book Queen Rain City Pattern Co Ragamuffin Patterns Rebecca Page Seams Like Style Seen and Sewn Patterns Sew Blessed SimplyByTi Stitchin Pretties So Sew English Suco By Susana Surge Fabric Shop The Fab Clique The Fabric Fairy The Fabric Market The Handmaiden’s Cottage Twig and Tale Winter Wear Designs …and more!

Click here to enter the #SewInTheNewYear Bundle 1 Giveaway!! Starts 9pm MST

Click here to enter the #SewInTheNewYear Bundle 2 Giveaway!! Starts 10pm MST

Click here to enter the #SewInTheNewYear Bundle 3 Giveaway!! Starts 11pm MST

Come and join in the fun! See you there!

Sew Your Zierstoff sewing contest

Welcome back. Zierstoff Patterns has been hosting our fun the last couple of weeks with a giveaway and scavenger hunt. Please join me in congratulating our winners of the 10Euro gift codes to Etsy.com: Anne-Mari, Jeanine, Fenna, and Sue.

Now that I’ve sent you poking around, you’ve been making your pattern wishlists, and some of you have purchased patterns; it’s time to take the next step with the…

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Are you game?   Here’s how to participate:

Between today and February 28th enter your Zierstoff creation into the link up to enter (web links and direct upload options).

 

To help you along, Zierstoff Patterns are 40% off with code VALENTINE40 until 2/28/17

Are you social? Use #sewyourzierstoff on social media. Tag @mahlicadesigns on IG.

Prizes:

You can win a 20 Euro gift code to Etsy.com from our sponsor Zierstoff Patterns.

Zierstoff Patterns will choose a winner based on creativity, craftsmanship, and styling. Judges decisions are final. Winner will be chosen early March 2017 and notified soon thereafter. Multiple entries allowed, however only one entry per unique item. Any Zierstoff Pattern is eligible for the contest. Items made previous to the contest start date are ineligible for this contest. Open internationally.

As always, thanks for stopping by todaynow get sewing!

Day & Night Dress Challenge is coming for you!

I have fun news to share with you!

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Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This is hosting the Day and Night Dress Challenge in January and there will be a chance for you to participate for one of three cool prizes.

I’ll be participating in the blog tour (see more here) to start things off January 8 to January 14th.

The community challenge (see more here) takes place January 8th through January 28th.

Elizabeth has lined up an impressive group of sponsors and prizes for the competition. Check them out here!

I really hope you will sew along with us in the challenge and stop by to see what the lineup of bloggers has put together to inspire you.

Pool Side Beach Party Tour with mahlicadesigns

Hurray!  Summer has finally hit after a cool spring.

We had a lovely beach trip this month and we’ve been kicking it poolside here at home too.

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I like to play in the water and relax in a lounge chair as much as anyone, but I can be a little persnickety about the wet things and sand that go along with it.

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I have this little mesh bag that’s good for wet things, but it is far too small for all our stuff and I usually forget it. When I saw that SewCanShe was putting together a tutorial on making a fish shaped laundry bag I knew it was just what we needed.

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This guy is big enough to tote all our stuff; I can put sandy and wet things down at the bottom, and what little person doesn’t want this fun fish full of goodies at the pool?

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I’m crossing my fingers that this will hold up long enough to make the transition from water fun bag to laundry bag when this little guy is older.

Please visit and leave a comment for the other bloggers on the Pool Side Beach Party.

I’m glad you’re still reading, because we have giveaways and discount codes from the blog tour sponsors.
Modkid is offering a coupon code for 25% off at checkout using code POOLSIDE2016
Sew Happily Ever After is offering 50% off her Nana Tote using code Poolside16
Jenniune Design is having a sale on selected patterns until June 30th. 40% off with code SATYASEASON
PhatQuarters Shop is celebrating summer with FREE SHIPPING on US orders of $25 or more – use coupon code SUMMER25 in our etsy shop
Mouse House Creations has a July 4th sale:  Enjoy 35% off all inventory including patterns & Color Me goodies with code BOOM.
Blaverry:  use code POOLSIDE2016 for 15% off your total purchase, Ends 7/3/16
Modkid Use code POOLSIDE2016 for 25% off your total purchase
5 out of 4:  use code FIREWORKS2016 for 20% off your pattern purchase
Filles a Maman:  use code JULYONETOFIVE for 25% off everything  7/1/16 – 7/5/16

Hop over to Lulu & Celeste to enter the giveaway and check back with her daily for a chance to win new prizes.

Easter Egg pajamas for Spring Break PJ Tour at mahlicadesigns

Getting a new set of pajama’s has always made me feel good and since so many of us have fond memories of getting pajamas for Christmas, I bet you feel the same. I make my little guy pajamas every year as a Christmas Eve present, but just kinda wing it when it comes to spring and summer. No longer.

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I started with the free Christmas Raglan PJ pattern from Melly Sews. With a little alteration, I made my little guy a spring version.

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I removed about 9.5in in length from the legs to make shorts, shortened the sleeves to about 3in length, and omitted the ribbed cuffs. Using self fabric worked just fine for the neckband too, though you’ll want to check the stretch in your fabric before you make a shirt you can’t get over the head, ask me how I know.

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I was planning to stencil a cute sleepy time saying on the shirt, but little guy set his mind on Easter eggs, a year long favorite for him; and perfect timing. I simply downloaded a free image and used the freezer paper method to make my stencil.

The Little Guy loves his pajamas and the Easter eggs. I already have my eyes out for fabrics to make a Christmas version of the pattern.

With all this pajama inspiration, what pajamas are you adding to your sewing plans?

There’s still time for you to enter to win prizes in the Spring Break PJ Tour.

 

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
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Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Sprouting JubeJube to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

And now for today’s giveaway!

Today’s prize is sponsored by Felicity Sewing Patterns and StitchART. You could win 1 pattern of choice (excludes bundles) from Felicity Sewing Patterns and 2 patterns of choice (excluding bundles) from StitchART. Visit Felicity Sewing Patterns and StitchART to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 26th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 8 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 27th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Want to win more prizes? You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Made By Jaime’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 25th)!

Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:

Spring Break PJ Tour- with Giveaways, Sew Along, and Discounts!

30 bloggers (including me) and 24 sponsors are bringing you the ultimate Spring Break Pajama Tour starting today.

Give yourself a minute to take all this in. We have giveaways, shop discounts, a sew along and pajamas, pajamas, pajamas!

Let’s start with our schedule and please stop by each blog to see what these wonderful people have to show you. (I’ll be sharing my creation on Friday)

Monday, March 21st

Sew Far North | The Wholesome Mama | From-a-Box | Pattern Revolution
Inspinration | Paisley Roots

Tuesday, March 22nd

Sprouting JubeJube | 5 Out Of 4 | Sew Happily Ever After | Beri Bee Designs
Phat Quarters | Connected by A Thread

Wednesday, March 23rd

Create 3.5 | Handmade Boy | HattieLu Handmade | Made by Melli
The Crafting Fiend | Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Thursday, March 24th

Lulu & Celeste | Sew Starly | Phat Quarters | Pear Berry Lane
Rebel & Malice | Creative Counselor

Friday, March 25th

Made By Jaime | Mae & K | Mabel Madison | SewSophiLynn
Amazing Adventures of Bubba & Bug | MahlicaDesigns

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
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Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Sprouting JubeJube to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

And now for today’s giveaway!

I’ll edit this portion daily so you have the daily contest info.

 

Today’s prize is sponsored by Paisley Roots. You could win both patterns: the All Spice dress and the Saffron Twirl dress! Visit Paisley Roots to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 25th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 26th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

Visit Lulu & Celeste to enter today’s giveaway

VISIT Create3.5 to enter Wednesday’s giveaway

Want to win more prizes? Visit Sprouting JubeJube tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to this post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 24th)!