Free Fabric Friday

on July 25 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 128 Comments

We filled up our Sale category this week with lots of beautiful fabric.  There are very limited quantities remaining, so shop now for some great deals.

We’ll be giving away one yard of free fabric to 4 people on Monday.  Comment in any of our Summer Sewing posts to be eligible to win.  Have a great weekend!

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128 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. Love, love, love the pool coverup. Next summer for sure.

  2. Tanya says:

    So many great tutes in August … my list of things to do is growing and growing …..

  3. Ashley says:

    how did you know? free fabric fits perfectly into my budget!!!

  4. Becky says:

    oh, pick me, mick me! I love the fabric selection you have to offer. 🙂

  5. Elisabeth says:

    I’ve enjoyed all the tutorials! 🙂

  6. Shannon C. says:

    Love your give-a-ways! So exciting!

  7. Monica gee says:

    This blog is my favorite right now! I just feel so inspired to try some new technique each time I check it! Thanks so much!

  8. Christine says:

    oooh, oooh! pick me! please pick me!

  9. Lisa says:

    I made the bandanna shorts for my four-year old son – they’re so great!

  10. Amy says:

    The tutorials are great. Thanks for all of the ideas.

  11. Anna-Marie says:

    Love the sample fabric this week. Thanks for having the drawing.

  12. Kathy says:

    The tutorial on machine applique’ is fabulous, and I just *love* the turtle!

  13. Joy McKillip says:

    Great cushion tutorial. It’s next on my project list.

  14. Lisa says:

    Can’t wait to try those cushions. I’ve never worked with piping before.

  15. Cova says:

    Your blog is always inspiring and I love the fabric!

  16. Allison says:

    Love it! Pick me!

  17. brittany says:

    i like the tutorial on the tote. a mom just cant get enough totes.

  18. Shanna says:

    I love all the tutorials! I am officially addicted to your site.

  19. The Mommy says:

    Ok, here’s to hoping! I posted a few comments this week, and haven’t won any fabric from this site yet. All the fabric here is so very lovely. For a beginner in sewing I feel a bit spoiled working with some of these prints!

  20. Beth says:

    Autum’s Cushion tutorial is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Her technique for piping is amazing!

  21. Leah says:

    need fabric for a 40’s vintage dress pattern i just snatched up. maybe i’ll strike gold!

  22. Breanna says:

    I just love your summer pool wrap for children. Our pool outings will be quickly curtailed by school and work soon but I will be making one this week anyway they are so lovely.

  23. Andrea says:

    I love the cushion tutorial too. I plan to make it longer for my kitchen table benches.

  24. Heidi says:

    I just came across this blog and am loving every inch of it! I’ll surely be checking in regularly! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  25. Meggles says:

    I can’t wait to make the tent. The tote bag sounds good too. And the pool robe….oh the possibilities……

  26. candi says:

    i love the tutorials you have! and i am hoping today is my lucky day!

  27. teresa says:

    Can’t wait to make the tote bag, a summer essential!

  28. BeckyR says:

    All the tutorials are great, but I think the summer applique one is my favorite. 🙂

  29. Feather Webb says:

    I can’t wait to make the tent!!!


  30. Amy says:

    please let me win this time.

  31. betsy says:

    I loved the summer applique tutorial

  32. Sandy says:

    I have made SO many totes 🙂 I think everyone I know is going to get one for Christmas 🙂 thanks for the tutorial on the tote

  33. Holly says:

    I love, love, love all of the tutorials. I’m sticking appliques on everything that I can get my hands on!

  34. Michele says:

    Crossing my fingers that I’ll win something to add to my stash!

  35. Ramona says:

    I am going to try the portable cushions. I have four metal chairs that would be great to have cushions for. Thanks for all your suggestions. I check your blog daily.

  36. I love the tent tutorial. It looks so easy to do and well made. Plus a great place to play in! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Rachel says:

    I LOVE having all these tutorials in one spot!

  38. ineke platvoet says:

    Best day of the week is Friday – after that comes the weekend: time to sew!!!!

  39. April says:

    I’m going to a baby shower next month. The sea creature applique is going to be on my list of things to do. Thank you for the templates!

  40. Josette Marcellino says:

    All of the tutorials are wonderful. Especially the applique.

  41. Elise says:

    Loved the toddler beach cover made out of towels. Too bad all my kids are older than 17 for some reason I don’t think these will go over well with them.

  42. Jenaveve says:

    The Perfectly Portable Cushion is just what I am looking for, for our outdoor setting!

  43. Just Susan says:

    What great tutorials! Oh to find the time…

  44. Tammy says:

    I made the tote and it was so easy..even for a beginner like me! I’m having a giveaway of the tote to celebrate my 2 year blog anniversary. If anyone is interested stop in and leave a comment to enter!

  45. Jackie says:

    Thanks for the daily dose of inspiration. I’m happy each morning when I log in and see what surprises are waiting for me! You’ve inspired me to sew every day this week! Thanks!!

  46. Missie says:

    I absolutely LOVE the tent tutorial! So simple and something I think my 4 year old would love! I’ve never worked with grommets and this tutuorial makes it look so simple and not scary!! Thanks!

  47. Claire says:

    I had a go at doing some applique after reading the tutorial and it was really helpful. It turned out so well, it became a cushion cover for my Gran’s birthday present. She loved it…

  48. Heidi says:

    Free Fabric!!!! I’ll be in that. Great blog with fab tutorials.

  49. Lindsay says:

    I’ve only just found the Sew Mama Sew blog – and wow – what inspiration. What an amazing site and such a talented group of ladies. I Am loving the beach towel tutorial – so simple and obvious its brilliant!!!! I can see my free time will now belong to the sewing machine :o)
    Thank you to everyone for making such great reading!

  50. Kathy H says:

    I’m going to try to make the kid teepee this week. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  51. Lorrie says:

    I like the tent idea with the grommets. It’s something I’ll have to keep in mind for when little people show up in my life…as grandbabies.


  52. Leah H says:

    Love all your tutorials. The tent/teepee tutorial reminds me that I need to replace the fabric on my kids teepee… The fabric wore out and is now very torn!

  53. Jeannette says:

    consider myself commented. 🙂

  54. Cindy says:

    I love your tutorials. I am new to your site and a novice sewer so you have been a blessing! I am going to make the tee pee. My daughter loves to be outside, so anything new to keep her busy in the yard is great. She’s excited and already making plans for her new adventures.

  55. The tutes for the appliques and cushion are fab-o! I love this site.

  56. EmmyLizzy says:

    Sales – my favorite!

  57. Geri Symington says:

    Whether I win Fabric or not – I just must tell you this is the best site for ideas and current and classy fabrics.

    I especially love the cushions.


  58. Julia D says:

    YAY! sale!

  59. Toby says:

    Love the portable cushions! Can’t wait to sit down and make some!

  60. Kara says:

    free fabric is definitely my favorite kind : )

  61. mary says:

    The pool robe is calling to me!

  62. Elsie says:

    The grommet tutorial was great. I can imagine making fun fabric tents and other sun shading “devices”.

  63. danna osen says:

    Applique tutorial was great..but free fabric is better.

  64. nicole i says:

    free fabric…wahoo. maybe this will be my lucky week!

  65. Jennifer Bin says:

    I really really want to try the portable cushion..I really need one of those when I go on trips.

  66. Anary says:

    I am such a sale rat! I smell sales from distance… even virtual ones!

  67. Christina says:

    I love, love, love the child’s pool robe!!! This will be perfect for a little someone I know. Thank you for the pattern!

  68. Christy says:

    Thank you again for all of the great tutorials! I have a lot of work to do!! Thanks

  69. Love the pool cover up. I’ve been wanting to make one of those and was just beginning my search for a pattern. Thanks!

  70. Anne Kapinus says:

    I’m LOVIN’ the cushions! My butt gets so darned sore from sitting on those hard high school bleachers after an hour – now if I could just get off of said butt to make some of the cushions, I’d be thrilled! Thanks for the tutorial!

  71. Michelle says:

    The pool robe was really cute and seemed very easy. I loved the applique that she used as well, made it look so fun! I think I’ll be trying this project, it would make a fun gift.

  72. Angela says:

    I love to sew. I love this site. Thank you for all you do!

  73. Carolyn says:

    haven’t tried the cushions yet but my tush thanks you already!

  74. Darcel says:

    I love all the summer projects. I especially appreciate the article on applique. It was just what I was looking for!

  75. Kathleen says:

    I have got to make my daughter a pool cover up! Too cute!

  76. Ellen says:

    ah free fabric. it sounds so fresh and delightful.

  77. Isadora says:

    The pool robe is great! I am making two for my daughters, the will love to wear them all the time! …at home, at the beach, etc.

  78. Sophie says:

    I love the grommet tutorial!!!

  79. Laura says:

    Really like the pool robe idea!

  80. sarah says:

    you make fridays my favorite days!

  81. Alyssa says:

    we need new curtains! I want too much fabric from Sew Mama Sew!

  82. Isadora Jimenez says:

    The pool robe is so great! that I am thinking in making two of them for both of my daughters, one just like the tutorial and a smaller for a toddler.

  83. Helen Wright says:

    The child’s pool robe really caught my attention!!! Love the idea of recycling a towel!!!! This one I might actually do!!!

  84. Wannabecrafty says:

    Already made the tote and sent the bandana shorts to a friend. I’ve been looking forward to your posts! Thanks for the inspiration!

  85. Cheryl says:

    Love the fabrics as usual!

  86. Rosy says:

    I really enjoyed the portable cushion tutorial. It’s given me some good ideas for the porch cushion I’ve been wanting to make.

  87. Sarah says:

    woo hoo! portable cushions! I need to go start working on the pool cover up! I have visions of this for a little one in the family!

  88. Ann says:

    Pool robes for everyday after bath wear. Yea!

  89. Shelley says:

    Am loving your summer sewing. I’ve already made the tote and have the pillows on my to-do list next!

  90. I’m loving the pool towel/robe too. Thinking about maybe using the idea and making a quick poncho for my little mermaids!

  91. Blakely says:

    I love the perfectly portable cushions. They would come in handy.

  92. Sequana says:

    You always have such great projects.

  93. Char says:

    I love love love the pool robe! So cute!

  94. Denise says:

    I love the portable cushions. I have a window seat that is going to get some cute cushions. Right now there is just a quilt on it. Thanks much.

  95. Celeste says:

    I can’t wait to win – thanks for the contest!

  96. Gill says:

    Love the fabric used on the cushions. As it’s the middle of winter here a portable cushion would be ideal for going to watch a performance in a cold school hall on wooden bench seats. Thanks for the inspiration.

  97. Michele C says:

    The child’s pool robe looks so great and easy to do. I like the embellishment, too. Thanks for the great tutorials.

  98. Amanda says:

    I can’t wait to try to portable cushion tutorial in a few weeks……..and grommets…how I love grommets!

  99. Heidi says:

    I love sewmamasew, I am so addicted to it! My bestie had a Christmas in July themed birthday party, and I made almost everything from tutes and ideas found on this blog. Thanks so much!

  100. MeganVS says:

    Thank you for the grommet tutorial! Very helpful!

  101. Chantelle Carlson says:

    I love the tent. Hours of “imaginating” could take place in such a structure.

  102. I love all of the fabric. I like the pool coverup, How cute and useful at the same time. Thanks for this great website!

  103. Claire says:

    I really want to make the tents for my nephews.

  104. Jill says:

    I’m loving this free fabric thing! Great idea! I found your blog this week when reading your post on bust alterations, I have been trying to read through all of the posts you have here!

  105. Thank you for all the inspiration- the summer sewing has spurred me on and kept the machine a whirrin! I just wish there were more hours in the day!!

  106. Nichole says:

    Love the applique tutorial – so fun! Thanks for another great series of sewing inspiration!

  107. Tine says:

    I love the tutorial for the childs teepee! I’ve been looking for a pattern to make one, and this one is just perfect!

  108. Carolyn says:

    I’m really enjoying all these tutorials! I am especially glad to understand how appliques work now and I’m going to try some soon.

  109. Tricia says:

    oh my gosh I am so excited… I love this day!! 😀 I am going to try to make those robes this weekend!! (except I am horrible at buttons!)

  110. Susan says:

    I am so going to make that tent. I have been practicing my grommets (small ones) and I am ready to tackle it! Also, I love free fabric!

  111. coffeechris says:

    Happy Summer – I’m got on my project list the portable cushions and bandanna pants. You have so many great project and links …..thank you.

  112. Carolyn says:

    I thought the pool cover up idea was genius and cute!

  113. Jackie says:

    I can’t wait to try the portable cushion tutorial. It looks like something I can make that won’t get me too frazzled.

  114. Heather says:

    The kids’ bandana trousers are lovely! ~H

  115. Stephanie says:

    I love the portable cushions, I am going to make some of these so I can use them at outdoor children’s sporting events. This way I will have something nice and comfy to sit on, and also not worry about stains on the bleachers etc. , so thank you very much for the tutorial!

  116. andrea says:

    Love all the vibrant colors to all of the summer project. Off to check out the sale.

  117. nandini says:

    My husband got me a sewing machine for my birthday, and i cant wait to start teaching myself to sew!!!…. if only i had the free fabric 😉 ahhhh what a dream

  118. Ashley says:

    I’m really excited to try out the kids pool robe. Little girls running around in wet suits never end up looking very modest….things tend to ride up….this little robe would be perfect.

  119. GinnyRit says:

    I’ve been sewing up a storm! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  120. Molly says:

    I was lucky to find that cake rock beach fabric on sale on your site earlier this week and will have it in my hands soon! You have such great taste–its hard to narrow down choices when browsing.

  121. Angel S. says:

    I have an old metal swinging bench on my porch and the cushion tutorial is just the thing I needed to make it more comfortable. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the great directions, especially on making the piping.

  122. Louise says:

    I love, love, love the cushions – I’m in the middle of making new covers for our patio furniture, so I’m going to use the left over fabric to make the cushions. Thank you so much for making the tutorial so easy to follow. I’m a “newbie” with my sewing machine so I need step by step.

  123. Shelly says:

    I love the kids’ bath towel pool cover up. I am running ideas through my head to make a smaller version more suited for a boy.

  124. Vickie says:

    I enjoyed the Portable Cushions tutorial – i have never done piping but after reading Autum’s easy directions, i’m game to give it a try! I hope i truly can marvel at how easy it is and wonder why i haven’t ever tried it before. Thanks again Autum and SMS for the wonderful tutorials — i’m learning how to SEW!!!

  125. Karen says:

    I’m gathering my materials for the Portable Cushions…I love those and so glad to have a tutorial! Thanks.

  126. Trisha says:

    I love this child’s pool robe, very cute

  127. Jennifer says:

    I like the tutorial on the summer applique I think I am going to give it a try I especially love the shrit with seahorse on it

  128. Dinah says:

    I especially love the tutorial for the Portable Cushions by Autum. I’m definitely making some of those to be enjoyed the rest of the summer, but also a couple of them for fall football games!

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