Join Us for Back to School Sewing!

on August 2 | in Etc... | by | with 68 Comments

We have a whole month of Back to School fun lined up! August is completely full of pattern features, tutorials, fantastic giveaways and tons of inspiration to get you extra-excited and prepared for school. You’ll even have a chance to win a Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger, with a $1199 retail value!

Every day in August you can win a new pattern, perfect for Back to School sewing. We’ll also help you sew everything your kiddos need to head back in style, from a cute, new backpack to lunch sacks, art smocks, custom name labels and so much more. Our line-up of contributors will “Wow!” you. You’ll want to visit every day!

Grab our Back to School button! We always have a tough time with wonky codes when we post here, so the image url is: Help us spread the word about Back to School fun all August long at Sew,Mama,Sew!

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68 Responses to Join Us for Back to School Sewing!

  1. Anne Marie says:

    I am loving this series.

  2. Colleen Butler says:

    Fun Fun – I have college kids to sew for !

  3. ~Heather says:

    Lots of summer (sewing) homework to do before school starts!

  4. AJ says:

    Not school time here in Australia…but great ideas for saving for later!

  5. Corky says:

    Back to school already?? Doesn’t seem like summer is even half over yet!

    But, with the kids in school, more time to sew, right? right?

    Thanks, SMS, love your site, love this book (can we have a peek?)

  6. Cami says:

    Oh my goodness how fun! I can’t wait to see what’s to come.

  7. Alyssa says:

    Realizing that I need to get started sewing for my son to start preschool!!!

  8. Meghan says:

    looks like fun! Can’t wait to see the personalized name labels–with twins I am constantly labeling all sorts of things!

  9. ~Helena~ says:


  10. Narelle says:

    Yay! sounds like so much fun!

  11. Marcia W. says:

    This sounds so exciting, and like the patterns seen so far. I do not have a serger and yet have seen so fabulous uses for them on my quilting/sewing shows. Know a serger would help immensely when making clothing.

  12. Amy says:

    yea! I’ve been wanting a new serger!

  13. YAY! Just what I am wanting to sew so right now! Thanks!!!

  14. Jeanne S says:

    Can always use new sewing project ideas.

  15. Milica says:

    Been out shopping for Back-to-School and nothing caught our eye as “just right” for the first day of kindergarten so we are off to the fabric store and a stint on the machine. 🙂

  16. frontporchflags says:

    Great ideas, can’t wait for the show to begin!

  17. katevet says:

    looking forward to great projects!

  18. Tamara Bell says:

    Can’t wait to see what you have instore. my kids aren’t school age yet, but wont be long@

  19. all8garden says:

    School starts soon and I’ve already started a couple of things. So, this month’s focus is right up my alley. Thank you!

  20. It would be great if there were patterns for boys! I’ve been sewing a lot for my little girls but have a hard time finding cool stuff for boys. I live in Japan so it’s not back to school season (starts in the spring) but they can always use new school stuff.

  21. min says:

    I’m already sold on the first day’s outfit. Good choice. I’m excited to see what else you have!

  22. teri pastorino says:

    oh my gosh, oh my gosh, the part about the win a serger has me beside myself. i have been sewing on my sears machine that is over 20 years old……..been dyign to get a serger, however it jsut have not been in the budge. how do we have a chance to win that ???!!!

  23. teri pastorino says:

    i was just thinking that i need to get out the machine and patterns and start workign on some thigns for my little girls

  24. Steph G. says:

    Perfect timing! I’ve just started working on my kiddies’ back-to-school wardrobe. Can’t wait for the tutorials!

  25. Martha says:


  26. Michelle says:

    Fabulous! I love back to school time….

  27. Tabitha says:

    Even though we homeschool I still love looking at and getting/making new back to school stuff. Such a fun time of the year!

  28. AngieSC says:

    dreading back to school! this is the first “summer” I’ve had off with my newly teen and 4 yo and they are excited, but I need more coaxing. I’m looking for ANYTHING to get me as enthusiastic as them!

  29. Megan says:

    Oh, fun. We’re doing this on my blog too (on a much smaller scale).

  30. nanann says:

    Looks exciting! Although here is where I admit that I’m petrified that my baby girl (surely she’s still a baby) is starting kinder this year!

  31. Shannon H says:

    How awesome! Mine starts school next week. I’m a bit sad and happy at the same time, if that makes any sense :)Planning on making lots of stuff for them!

  32. Cricket says:

    I have always loved back-to-school time, and no more so than now when I have a small stack of oliver & s patterns and a 1st grader to dress.

  33. Susan Brooks says:

    I like to sew gifts and have family members school age. And a granddaughter in day care, which is like school!

  34. Kadybug says:

    Fun! Such a nice theme for this time of year!

  35. Heather L says:

    I don’t know how many times I have dreamed of owning a serger! What a great site. Looking forward to some new ideas!!!

  36. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to make something for my little kindergartner!!!

  37. Joanna says:

    It sounds like fun and very interesting. And I would love a serger.

  38. Christine says:

    It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! I’m looking forward to the back to school stuff.

  39. DebbieKL says:

    Wow – fancy Serger!

  40. Amanda says:

    I’m so excited about this!

  41. Yay! Any ideas for a teacher who needs to get in the mood for school again? Despite my break ending soon, I do so love the return to fall and school goodies.

  42. Lisabee says:

    I’m excited! I’ve been meaning to sew a kid backpack..

  43. Sonicka says:

    Yay! I am ready to work on back to school clothes, for both me and my kids! I am a teacher, so I always want new school clothes too!

  44. Selena says:

    Fun! I’ve got 2 going back to school so I can’t wait!! 🙂

  45. SewLindaAnn says:

    Great idea. I don’t have any young ones either, but have lots of friends with children and love collecting fabrics for “little one” projects.

  46. Wendy says:

    Great idea!

  47. Christen says:

    I can’t wait for the tutorials to be posted!!!

  48. Nikki says:

    Ok, I’m REALLY looking forward to this! Thanks!

  49. Samantha says:

    I love back to school sewing! I can’t wait to see what y’all have to share. And that serger is a great giveaway!

  50. Robin E. says:

    My first comment on Sew, Mama, Sew!, but I have been following for a long time. I am excited about this back to school month, even thought none of my kids “go” to school. We’re homeschoolers! Still, I have to keep them in clothing and snacks and backs for park days and so on.

  51. Pukkipa says:

    I have three kids and I’m planning to do some sewing for our back to school (beginning of september here in Italy), so your idea sounds great to me!

  52. Trish B. says:

    sounds like a good plan!

  53. This is coming at just the right time! With my two boys I’m always on the lookout for new clothing items!

    Grabbed your button. Take a look at my blog as well if you get the chance. Thanks so much. 🙂

  54. Maria says:

    I home school. But we don’t miss out on all the back-to-school fun! We all get new supplies, new outfits, and have a back-to-school party!

  55. Sara says:

    Yay! I love all your timely motivation, SMS. Thank you!

  56. Kathy says:

    Yeah! I am so motivated this year to send my daughter off to school in some handmade clothing!

  57. i can’t wait to see this! Very exciting.

  58. Leigh Ann says:

    LOVE back to school stuff! Can’t wait to try some of your stuff! I have a pattern on the way I want to try.

  59. Michele says:

    Cannot wait! {even if my girls are not old enough for school yet.}

  60. Julia says:

    I so love themes! But, I will confess back to school still makes me saddish & nervous & a just a little excited…just like when I wa a kid.

  61. LisaM. says:

    I’m always so busy sewing for my baby girl it’s nice to have some back to school sewing ideas for my two older sons.

  62. Tammy says:

    Oooh, sounds exciting! I’ve been thinking of doing some “back to school” sewing for my 16 month old daughter. Of course, she’s not going to school, but I thought it would be fun to do some fall sewing for her!

  63. Amy S says:

    Great idea for August! I was just thinking I needed to start looking for Fall fabrics….

  64. craftyNHmom says:

    Nice!! With three school age kids, back to school clothes are on my sewing list this month! I can’t wait to see the ideas.

  65. JJ says:

    A serger?! Awesome!

  66. helen wright says:

    ok, you have been facebooked, tweeted and have added image (with link i hope) to my blog. it doesn’t get many visiters but you never know!

  67. Sara says:

    Sounds like so much fun as usual!

  68. QSOgirl says:

    looks like fun, even though I’m done with school and don’t have any children 🙂

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