Free Fabric Friday

on October 19 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 127 Comments

Handmade Halloween Photo Pool

We’d love to see what you’ve made for Halloween. If you’re still looking for ideas, stop by our Halloween photo pool to see some wonderful creations.

Create & Celebrate

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Lucky Stitches Profile

Did you see Beth’s profile of Zanne and her Lucky Stitches sewing studio?  Like many readers, I am green with envy.  Zanne is such an inspiration!

November Handmade Holidays

We’ve been busy, busy bees preparing for our November theme, Handmade Holidays: 30 Days of Gifts to Sew.  We’ve scoped out over 100 tutorials, organized by a different theme every day of the month.  Plus, we’ll have prizes!  More to come soon.


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Free Fabric Friday

Comment anywhere in the blog for your chance to win a yard of fabric ($9.10 or less).  Winners announced Monday, along with another list of fabulous blogs to visit.  Have a happy weekend!

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127 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. Gill says:

    Wow! I have popped in to have a visit, what a welcome with a promise of 100 free tutorials…you can be sure I shall be back, with a big cup of tea! 😉

  2. renee says:

    Can anyone join the flickr group? I’ve finished a costume and was thinking of posting it.

  3. sarah says:

    I still love Sew Mama sew!

  4. Vickie E says:

    I am new to Flickr photos and I can view the halloween pictures but how do I upload my own? how can I be part of your group pictures?
    It’s probably easy…..
    Oh and cool about 100 tutorials!~
    I have a giveaway on my blog while I am in Vegas! check it out all!

  5. Megan says:

    I’d love to win some fabric! Looking forward to the November tutorials.

  6. marcie says:

    Can’t wait to see those tutorials … I am in desperate need of some inspiration! Thanks.

  7. Angela says:

    Oooh, I can’t wait to see the handmade holidays offerings! And if I can just find the darned photos — I need to add some to the Halloween pool!

  8. sarah w. says:

    I would love some fabric…as I just learned to sew!!

  9. Maxine says:

    I can’t wait to see all those tutorials!

  10. andrea says:

    sooo excited about november theme! can’t wait to get started!

  11. Concha says:

    I love the idea of sewing Xmas presents during the whole month of November. and I must say I’m thrilled with the upcoming 100 tutorials!!!

  12. Georgia says:

    The Halloween pool was a great idea–so many great costumes and decorations!

  13. grace says:

    wow thats a lot of tutorials. sounds exciting 🙂

  14. Nicole says:

    100 tutorials? How awesome! Thank you very much for all that you do at Sew, Mama, Sew. I truly enjoy your blog.

  15. shorty says:

    I can’t wait to see all the fun stuff to make. I love sewing!

  16. Tristana says:

    I can’t wait to see the tutorials for November!

  17. Emily says:

    I can’t wait for November!

  18. Ashley says:

    I love Free Fabric Fridays! FREE fabric is great!


  19. Kristine says:

    Wow! 100 tutorials! This should be fun!

  20. Lisa Clarke says:

    I am so excited about the Handmade Holidays theme! This is my first year of knowing how to sew and I am so looking forward to giving stitched gifts!

  21. Letty says:

    Hi, I am SO looking forward to your november theme stitching, love your blog!

  22. renee says:

    I’m making my first ever halloween costume. I’ve only been sewing a short time so we’ll see how it goes but i’m making my son into “le petite prince”. It’s harder than i thought but then it’s my first piece of real clothing and i have no pattern to guide me but i’m loving the way it’s turning out.

  23. Bethany Ishee says:

    I can’t waint fo r100 tutorials!

  24. Anary says:

    Halloween is so new to me…and I am having so much fun to make decorations. Using fabrics of course. YAY for tuts!

  25. claudine says:

    Ooh, I’m really looking forward to the tutorials in November!

  26. Sandra says:

    can’t wait for november… love holiday crafting!

  27. Anna says:

    Just wondering, does sewing your 7 month old daughter’s entire wardrobe (well except for socks and singlets) consitute a ‘Create and Celebrate’?? Haven’t had this much fun in years…

  28. WOW! I so wish we had something like the Lucky Stitches studio in our town, for some communal sewing! Thank you Sew, Mama, Sew! for the community you do provide!

  29. Kathleen says:

    Just joined the Halloween Flickr group and uploaded a few pictures of Halloween crafting! Can’t wait for Handmade Holiday’s posts you’re preparing! I just hope I can keep up with all the amazing ideas you will share! Love the Bag Sharing concept Beth shared from Lucky Stitches – inspiring. Thanks for all the great information!

  30. Linda Lehn says:

    Can’t wait to see all these tutorials! Hopefully I can get some good ideas!

  31. Mae says:

    I just found this website and I love it! I can’t wait for November!!

  32. shannon says:

    I am looking forward to the 100 tutorials for November!!

  33. Kriszta says:

    I already started to prepare for Xmas, maybe this year I will make what I want:-))))

  34. Lucky Stitches IS the coolest place in town…..yeah Zanne!!!


  35. Amanda says:

    I always look forward to November every year (with my Birthday and Thanksgiving it’s a big month) but THIS year I am counting the days until the 30 days of crafts to sew starts. Just 11 more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. kirsten says:

    wow, 100? pretty cool.

    finishing up the costumes – will post when they’re done.

  37. Kate says:

    Ooh! I have a halloween craft to post, but I need to take a picture first!

  38. kara says:

    Looking forward to November!!

  39. Kacy says:

    That handmade gift list is going to be amazing. You ladies are just awesome!!

  40. veronica says:

    I can’t wait for 30 days of bliss in November…

  41. samantha says:

    cant wait for the gifts to sew!

  42. Jessica says:

    Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loving your blog… and I’d love to see some more tutorials, too! 🙂

  43. says:

    I’m all about the gifts! Thank you so much!

  44. Lynne S says:

    Looking forward to the tutorials.
    Also, can’t wait to check out the Halloween photo area!

  45. Saralyn says:

    Can’t wait on the tutorials–a wonderful way to work down my Fabric stash!

  46. melissa says:

    one of these days I hope to win!

  47. how exciting!!!! Can’t wait for next months theme! 🙂

  48. Becky says:

    I am looking forward to the tutorials next month.

  49. Joanna says:

    You mean, I may be able to get my whole Christmas list done early? Pff! Who am I kidding? I STILL haven’t finished all the stuff I started for Kids’ clothes month! I am determined to get myself organized!!

  50. Amy M. says:

    I’ve been too busy to make anything handmade for Halloween, so I can’t wait for November so that I can work on crafts for the holidays!

  51. Thanks for the Halloween photo pool. I need some ideas. 🙂

  52. Geri says:

    I’m never sure why I do this, but here I am!

  53. Sandra Gonzales says:

    Wow, a giveaway!!! Yipeeee, count me in. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  54. Jessica says:

    enter me too! Looking forward to seeing all the fun projects!

  55. jessi says:

    I love this time of year!

  56. Oiyi says:

    Hurray, it’s Friday again!

  57. Kristie says:

    I can’t wait to see the new tutorials! I’m very new to sewing, and your website is helping a LOT!

  58. Pam says:

    I love the Free Fabric Fridays!!!! And I cannot wait for the tutorials… November will be a busy month for me.

  59. Abby says:

    we are gearing up for a kids halloween party this year/….. our kids are 1 and 2 years old. we are loving all the hallowen ideas in blog land these days……
    we can’t wait for your 30 days to start.
    luv Abby

  60. Emilee says:

    The Halloween photo pool is awesome! I’ll have to post my little fairies on there.

  61. Alicia H. says:

    On my to-do list for the weekend…

  62. Becky says:

    I can’t wait for November’s Hand made Holidays posts. I will be busy, busy, busy. j

    Throw my name in the hat for free fabric. I have lots of plans for it.

  63. Kari says:

    I can’t wait to see those tutorials!

  64. Elaine says:

    Wow – can’t wait for all of the tutorials. I’m always so inspired by seeing the fabulous pics!

  65. Pam says:

    I finished this year’s costumes (Princess Leia and Dorothy Gale) last weekend for my 5 y/o’s birthday costume party. Can’t wait to post the pics to the group!

  66. Nada Jones says:

    Ho does one geton the featured blogs list?

  67. Mandy says:

    I am so excited about the 100 tutorials. I need some Christmas ideas! Anything that is quick and easy would be great!

  68. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait to see all those tutorials. Handmade with love, ROCKS!!!

  69. Jennie says:

    Yay for 100 gift tutorials! I am all about the handmade gifts this year.

  70. Karie says:

    ohhh I can’t wait to get all the Christmas present idea’s!!! that is going to be soooo much fun!

  71. debra cooper says:

    I’ll be looking forward to the gift giving ideas and the inspiration to start early!

  72. Liz Johnston says:

    Free Fabric sounds great!

  73. Beth says:

    I am hoping to use a few of your tutorials for xmas gifts this year. I’m so excited!

  74. earthchick says:

    I’m going to make owl costumes for my boys, without a pattern (just some vague ideas in my head). I wish I had left myself more time to get them done (I’ll be lucky to get them posted into the flickr group by Halloween!)

  75. CArol says:

    Can’t wait for the 100 tutorials!!

  76. Shannon H. says:

    Oooh. Tutorials!

  77. Andrea says:

    November handmade holidays sounds great! I haven’t even started the kids costumes this year. We may have to come up with some easy ones this year.

  78. Stephanie says:

    Love Free Fabric Fridays! Also love tutorials, can’t wait!

  79. gatorgirl says:

    I can’t wait for the 30 days of Gifts! I know each one is going to be something super special!

  80. Amanda says:

    I can’t wait for all the great stuff coming in November!

  81. Lil' d says:

    I posted the previous year’s halloween efforts. I’m about a day away from finishing this year’s costumes – at least I hope I’m a day away: we’re off to a party on Sunday…

  82. Mellissa says:

    I can’t wait for the new tutorials!

  83. Sandy says:

    I’m so excited for Nov. 1!!

  84. Chandra says:

    Can’t wait to see more tutorials next month!

  85. sharon says:

    can’t wait to see the 100 tutorials

  86. Michelle says:

    Oh, don’t tell me October is coming to a close! I’m not ready! Ah, well, I suppose I have to come to terms with it, because I really am excited about the 30 days of Gifts to Sew…

  87. Jeannine says:

    Wow, I am really looking forward to the 100 tutorials!

  88. Sarah says:

    I’m really looking forward to next month’s theme, I need all the help I can get for the holidays! Thanks for putting together such a wealth of information and creativity!

  89. Nona says:

    Hooray for free fabric and tutorials! And Friday! And so much caffeine I use copious amounts of exclamation points!

  90. Can’t wait for the tutorials..

  91. Mika says:

    I’ll be excited to see the tutorials!

    Please pick me for FFF! The other week I thought I won, only to my chagrin it was someone else with a very similar screen name!

  92. Shelley says:

    I can’t wait to see all the fun stuff in November!

  93. nicolette says:

    Your blog is so inspiring! Can’t wait to see the 100 tutorials! And please, count me in for the draw!

  94. jeanetta says:

    looking forward to those tutorials!!!

  95. Jean says:

    My daughter is going to be Little Bo Peep (using Amy Karol’s bonnet pattern) with her two no longer lost sheep, my son and youngest daughter. I am almost done- but need a few more accesorries and will post it then!

  96. Carrie says:

    I’m really looking forward to your November theme!!

  97. Lori says:

    My son is going to be a superhero. His dad designed his logo (in felt) and I am making a cape. Should be fun!

  98. alison says:

    This is the first year that I will not be making my kid’s Halloween costumes. We are using clothes/costumes we already have.

  99. Lynn says:

    100 tutorials? That’s amazing. I’m so excited for November, I have no idea what I’m doing for Christmas yet!

  100. Heather says:

    I love your buttons. How cute are they? Can’t wait to see the tutorials!

  101. Pieces says:

    Crafting in the fall is the best!

  102. Carrie says:

    I am dying for some cute fabric…. please please pick me!

  103. Kahne says:

    I, too, was incredibly green eyed over Zanne’s shop. I want to open one of my own!

  104. Candace says:

    Count me in for the drawing, please!

  105. tuesday says:

    I can’t wait for the 100 days 😀 So exciting!

  106. javede says:

    Can’t wait for the tutorial lists!

  107. Cindy says:

    100 tutes! Wow, you are certainly busy and very creative people. I love your blog, the ideas, the inspiration…I love it all!

  108. Celeste says:

    100 tutorials–wow! I am blown away! I was about to start some Christmas crafting, but now I think I’ll wait to see what you guys have in store first!

  109. Nicole says:

    Oh please pick me… I am a crafter on a budget with an addiction to wicked awesome fabric. Thanks!

  110. DHB says:

    Free Fabric Fridays rocks! Pick me! Pick me!!! Please?

  111. rohanknitter says:

    Looking forward to all the tutorials!

  112. Candace says:

    I’m excited about November too!

  113. katrin says:

    100 tutorials sounds big fun and a big deal of work!

  114. Lisa D. says:

    Count me in for the fabric drawing, please!

  115. Marlana says:

    I love the twirl skirt! Cute model, too 🙂

  116. Sarah says:

    I’m SO looking forward to all those tutorials!

  117. beki says:

    Wow, y’all have been busy!

  118. Rebecca says:

    I have a four year old girl and a one year old boy whose name is Andrew. I am making costumes for them to be Raggedy Anne and Andy this year. Still working on them, though…when I finally finish them, i will post them to the Halloween SMS pool too. I STILL don’t know how I am gonna do the hair…

  119. Amby says:

    Free Fabric Friday is fun. Say that 10 times fast!

  120. Janice says:

    I absolutely cannot wait for the 30 days of gifts to sew! Will you be posting a preview of the list?

  121. Shelly says:

    I’m so excited for all the November fun!!!

  122. Risa says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween!

  123. amelia dofelmier says:

    I just love your blog. I get great ideas.

  124. Meghan says:

    Halloween is such a great time to be creative. As a child, my mom refashioned a bridesmaid dress into a princess costume for me. I loved that thing!

  125. meg says:

    I’m trying to make a little stick horse (is that what they are called?) to go with my daughter’s cowgirl outfit, but it’s turning out to be more challenging than I thought. Better get back to the drawing board.

  126. Alicia says:

    I’m the 1st! whoo-hoo!

  127. Tammy says:

    Oh my goodness, 100 tutorials? I’m so excited! I have been thinking about this off and on all month!

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