Handmade Holidays Prizes: Week #1

on October 30 | in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Handmade Holidays, Products, Sponsors + Partners | by | with 201 Comments

We have a fabulous set of prizes for you to win throughout Handmade Holidays! Each week you can comment to win craft books, fabric and more. The prizes listed below are for the first week of Handmade Holidays only! Visit each day to find out what you can win (and what you’ll want to add to your holiday wish list)! Thank you to all of the publishers who generously contributed to our Handmade Holidays giveaways: Running Press, C&T Publishing, Tuttle Publishing, Cedar Fort Publishing, Shambhala Publications and Roost Books, STC Craft, Random House and Potter Craft, Cooperative Press, Chronicle Books, Lark Crafts, Storey Publishing, Interweave and Martingale.

Thanks, too, to the shop owners and designers for their generosity! Visit and shop at The Fabric Fairy, Swoon Patterns, Sew Modern Online, Melly Sews, Tactile Fabrics, Warp & Weft, Aurifil, Fashionable Fabrics, Rebecca Mae Designs and Charmed Liebling. This is going to be fun!

Win the “Hailey” Boutique Sewing Pattern for Modkid by Patty Young and the beautiful fabric you’ll need to sew the outfit, all from The Fabric Fairy! The Fabric Fairy is your primary source for boutique, trendy cotton knit fabric and so much more.

Win 5 Swoon Patterns, Winner’s choice. (You could pick the Dorothy Day Tripper pattern!)

Win a $25 gift certificate to Tactile Fabrics! Tactile Fabrics specializes in MODERN 100% organic and premium traditional cotton fabrics for sewing, quilting and crafting.

Win a $25 gift certificate to Fashionable Fabrics! Fashionable Fabrics is a unique fashion fabric boutique for all of your designer fashion fabric needs.

Win a $50 gift certificate to Martingale where you can choose from the latest quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet titles!

Sewing School 2
(US Winners Only)

Authors: Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle
Publisher: Storey Publishing

For kids who have mastered hand sewing, machine sewing opens up exciting new possibilities! With Sewing School 2, children ages 7 and up can make 20 creative projects as they develop their machine sewing skills. With plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions written in kid-friendly language, young sewists can work independently and at their own pace. While creating projects that range from a secret message pillow and a water bottle holder to wall pockets, a zippy pouch, and even a fabric guitar and microphone, beginners will learn how to thread a sewing machine, how to use different fabrics and patterns, and why and when to use a particular stitch. “Make It Yours” suggestions offer ways for kids to personalize their projects, resulting in unique items that will be loved and treasured for years to come.

Quilting on the Go
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jessica Alexandrakis
Publisher: Potter Craft

Imagine being able to quilt on vacation, at the beach or virtually anywhere else you find yourself. The author shares everything she’s learned about this addictive, beginner-friendly technique including: sewing kit essentials that you can slip in your bag so you’ll always be ready to stitch; color theory and stash organization tips for dramatic effects or scrap-happy results; creative patterns to combine shapes; 10 step-by-step projects; and 10 customizable quilts patterns with 38 vibrant color palettes.

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Are you a do-it-yourselfer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the book you’ve been waiting for— all new simple and timeless creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, popular Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 easy-to-sew flexible patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply, by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide in transforming fabric to fabulous.

Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade Holiday
(US Winners Only)

Author: Mollie Makes
Publisher: Interweave

Add seasonal style to your projects with help from Mollie Makes, a wonderfully creative and crafty magazine and website. This cute and covetable book provides over 20 knitting, crochet, sewing and mixed-media ideas for the holidays. All of these whimsical projects are sprinkled with inspiration and insight to help you properly deck the halls, stuff stockings and entertain stress-free during the chilly months. Craft unique handmade gifts and decorations with help from your favorite magazine contributors. With their insight, you’ll learn how to stitch up a felt wreath, create paper cut ornaments, crochet a tiny reindeer or two, customize your own holiday cards and even make a set of five adorable finger puppets that just happen to be the perfect size for stocking stuffers. With clear step-by step instructions, exquisite photographs, and in-a-pinch tips, you’ll have your Christmas crafting all wrapped up in no time.

1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Ellen Luckett Baker
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this follow-up to 1, 2, 3 Sew, expert seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker shares her fun building-block approach to quilting. Organized by quilting shapes— squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers, stars and diamonds— this easy-to-follow guide provides a simple way to master the elements of quilt design. Twenty-four projects progress in difficulty, allowing readers to develop technical skills as they work through the book. From the minimal Argyle Apron to the stylish Hexagon Handbag and more intricate Star Quilt, these modern, bright designs will appeal to beginning and intermediate quilters alike.

Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
(US Winners Only)

Author: Heather Ross
Publisher: STC Craft

More than just a pair of days, a weekend is also a state of mind— a feeling of relaxation and the freedom to immerse ourselves fully in a favorite activity. In Weekend Sewing, designer Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, such as the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby’s Bloomers, take a few hours; others, such as the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two— but all of them capture that weekend feeling. And because weekends are often the most fun when they’re social, Ross features ideas that encourage us to share our stitching and our time, such as a recipe for soup to simmer while sewing, then serve to guests later in the day, and tips for transporting a sewing machine to a friend’s house for an afternoon of social stitching. The sewing instructions are beautifully illustrated, and patterns for the projects are included on pullout sheets.

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids: 20 Designs That are Fun and Unique- Just Like Your Kid!
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Ruriko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Today’s DIY generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you’ll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!

Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

Explore a new approach to knitting. Create and shape garments with joined motifs for outside-the-box knitting! Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of nontraditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs and various geometric knitted shapes to create inventive and dimensional knitted fabrics. Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative knit stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down and side-to-side construction. Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns, how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment, and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Take a look at knitting through the eyes of Downton Abbey with this new special issue from the editors of PieceWork magazine. Enjoy 26 knitting patterns inspired by the lavish sets and styling of the hugely popular television series, which tells the story of the Grantham clan and their servants at England’s Downton Abbey. Projects include knitted lace cardigans, socks, knitting for the troops and more!

Woolbuddies: 20 Irresistibly Simple Needle Felting Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jackie Huang
Publisher: Chronicle Books

You can see how cute these woolbuddies are. You’re not going to believe how easy it is to make them! Tired of searching for special toys that weren’t mass-produced, former Lucasfilm animator Jackie Huang created the beloved Woolbuddy, a collection of all-natural stuffed animals that reflect his unique imaginative vision. He went on to capture fans at craft fairs, Comic-Con and specialty boutiques. Here Huang teaches readers, using just some wool and a needle, how to needle felt a wide-eyed owl, a toothy shark, a fuzzy sheep, a towering giraffe and more. With step-by-step instructions and helpful how-to photographs, crafters can create clutchable keepsakes to be instantly enjoyed and forever cherished.

Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year
(US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Chronicle Books

From autumn’s bursts of orange and red to spring’s lush greens, summer’s long-lasting golden light and winter’s cool whites and grays, the changing seasons provide endless artistic inspiration. In Sewing for All Seasons, author Susan Beal offers 24 beautiful projects imbued with the spirit of each season. Home sewists will enjoy stitching a cozy patchwork throw for autumn, a bright gardening apron to welcome spring, a colorful picnic quilt for summer and soft woolen slippers for those chilly winter nights. With how-to illustrations, helpful templates and patterns, tons of color and eye-catching photography, this book will leap off shelves and inspire crafters all year long.

Hat Couture
(International Shipping)

Author: Theressa Silver
Publisher: Cooperative Press

If you only wear hats to keep you warm, this book will truly turn your head around. Designer Theressa Silver starts from the assumption that a hat is a statement piece. A great hat projects style or courage or mischief or sultriness— or all of the above. Are you feeling more like Marlene Dietrich, Lucille Ball or Grace Kelly today? Make a hat for every mood. Silver’s clear, easy-to-follow instructions allow even beginners to knit and embellish their own stunning toppers.

Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Potter Craft

Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids focuses on craft projects that children, aged three to twelve, can make with their parents. These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose; children can wear, decorate and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels and interests, this book lets children’s creativity run wild, while creating precious memories as parents and kids learn and create as a team.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this book gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for 26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops— pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today’s carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style.

Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
(US Winners Only)

Author: Nicole Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks– one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for sewists at every level, including beginners.

Ruby Star Wrapping: Creating Packaging to Reuse, Regive, and Relove
(US Winners Only)

Author: Melody Miller, Allison Tannery
Publisher: Roost Books

This is the ultimate resource for those who are as creative as they are willing to conserve. Ruby Star Wrapping inspires you to think resourceful, think reusable, think unusual when it comes to gift packaging. Raid the pantry for boxes, use old linens for pouches, and make beautiful accessories out of fabric and paper scraps; the projects here illustrate how to create beautiful, reusable packaging from the common materials in your home. With its thirty easy-to-make giftwrap patterns, this book reminds us of the wonderful creative potential inherent in the act of giving a gift. When wrapped with thought, beauty and a little ingenuity, the packaging can be a gift in itself.

The Art of Beadwork: Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces
(US Winners Only)

Author: Jane Lock
Publisher: Running Press

The Art of Beadwork
is the definitive reference guide for everything beadwork, offering crafters a compendium of techniques for creating exquisite pieces of jewelry and accessories using beads, as well as instruction on a multitude of inspirational projects. This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles and czech glass, knitting and crocheting with beads, and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a “Stitch Dictionary” as well as definitions of the myriad types of beads; their composition, sizes, shapes, finishes and how to use them. Clear instruction and step-by-step photos guide the reader through the steps of jewelry construction. Throughout the book is a unique collection of projects by author Jane Lock and other artists from around the world, showcasing beading techniques while inspiring both aspiring and advanced crafters to test their skills.

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends: More Handmade Projects for the Home
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

The latest book from the Mollie Makes team takes its inspiration from woodland creatures. Ten of our favorite crafty contributors have put together over 18 exclusive projects featuring crafty foxes, cute and cuddly mice, wise old owls and any other forest-dweller you can imagine! There are ideas for home accessories, toys, gifts and cards, covering a wide range of techniques including sewing, crochet, embroidery, papercrafts and more. Whether you are a knitter or a felter, or fancy trying out some crochet, stitching or paper-cutting for the first time, there is something in here for you. Each project is accompanied by clear step-by-step photography and stylish photography, with hints and tips direct from the makers. So dig out your very best vintage fabrics, most colorful yarns and threads, clear the kitchen table and prepare to be inspired.

Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
(US Winners Only)

Author: Barbara Parry
Publisher: Roost Books

Barbara Parry’s Springdelle Farm revolves around the sheep, llamas and goats that contribute to her signature farm yarns. Follow Barbara through a year on the farm— from lambing and caring for her flock to shearing and preparing fiber for yarn— and get an insider’s view of life on a fiber farm, all told through the eyes of a veteran shepherdess and textile artisan. Along the way, discover techniques for spinning and dyeing natural fibers and patterns from top knitwear designers.

Date Keeper— Modern Quilts
(US Winners Only)

Record all the milestones of your life in this beautiful calendar from C&T Publishing and keep them at your fingertips forever. The Date Keeper weekly perpetual calendar helps you remember important birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and special occasions. There’s even room for your family tree. Featuring 60 spectacular modern quilts, this heirloom-quality, spiral-bound album will last a lifetime.

Flip Dolls & Other Toys That Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab & Go
(International Shipping)

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Why make an ordinary stuffed toy when you can sew irresistible creations that flip, zip, snap, stack and move? Filled with wit, humor and inventiveness, these delightful interactive playthings sometimes literally turn your expectations inside out. Page after page of clever projects include a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, a vampire who becomes a bat, and ordinary dolls that transform into superheroes! Or stitch a pretty bird that perches on your shoulder, bunnies that bounce, a car with spinning wheels and other amazing toys.

Stuffed Animals
(International Shipping)

Author: Abigail Patner Glassenberg
Publisher: Lark Crafts

Are you ready for a soft toy book that goes beyond the basics? Here, for the first time in decades, is a comprehensive reference that shows how to sew heirloom-quality stuffed animals, including a classic Teddy bear. Each of the 16 projects contains two-to-five lessons that teach such skills as needle sculpting, designing “cupped” ears, and making muzzles, snouts and beaks.

Mollie Makes Crochet: 20+ Cute Projects for the Home Plus Handy Tips and Tricks
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

Crochet is big fashion news, and is becoming more and more popular among young crafters. This adorable new book from the team behind Mollie Makes is all one needs to learn how to crochet. Aimed at complete beginners, it’s also perfect for those who have completed their first projects and are looking to move on. A selection of more than 20 contemporary projects from an international range of crochet experts offers a variety of projects. Some are quick and easy, others are more time and labor-intensive but well worth the effort. A section at the back of the book clearly explains the basics of crochet with step-by-step illustrations. The book includes ideas for using crocheted pieces around the home: as accessories in themselves and to embellish existing items as trims and more. Projects include blankets and afghans; cushions; kitchen items such as placemats, crochet-trimmed napkins, potholders, and coasters; and toys and gifts.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Knits Magazine 2013
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Interweave

From the editors of the popular special issue Jane Austen Knits comes a brand new literary inspired magazine that will take you into a magical world of knitting. Enter a world filled with transformative knits, empowering mythology and classic garments in this collection of 30+ knitting patterns inspired by the beloved characters, stories and worlds of J.K. Rowling’s popular novels.

Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit, or Otherwise Create
(US Winners Only)

Author: Lena Corwin
Publisher: STC Craft

In 2009, tastemaker and bestselling author Lena Corwin turned the top floor of her Brooklyn brownstone into a studio and began hosting classes for local crafters. In Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. For this “best of” collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects: Jenny Gordy introduces us to knitted socks and elegantly sewn tops and dresses; Cal Patch teaches how to make a modern embroidery sampler as well as a braided rag rug; and Corwin herself presents her favorite screen-printing and stamping techniques. In total, there are 26 lessons/projects, all presented with step-by-step photos and illustrations.

Simple Sewing: 30 Fast and Easy Projects for Beginners
(US Winners Only)

Author: Katie Lewis
Publisher: Cedar Fort

Unleash your creativity and become the successful do-it-yourself sewer you’ve always wanted to be! Using the tips, techniques, and 30 assorted sewing projects in this guide, you’ll be able to create custom household items and gifts in no time. From baby bibs and tote bags to Christmas decorations and children’s toys, every project in this book will build your sewing skills while adding a tasteful handmade touch to your home.

The Finer Edge: Crocheted Trims Motifs & Borders
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

While crochet edgings are customarily used to trim or finish blankets and garments, designer Kristin Omdahl treats you to both traditional and novel new ways to expand your use of edgings. You will learn how edging patterns can be used to create entire fabrics, reformatted to make individual decorative motifs, reverse-engineered from existing fabrics, and even used to create three-dimensional designs. Focusing on construction techniques for edgings, The Finer Edge is divided into separate sections based on top-down, sideways and bottom-up methods to help guide the reader. Though there are 12 project patterns that highlight the edgings, you’ll be inspired to creatively mix and match within each edging’s section. Also included in this gorgeous book are charts, illustrations and photographs of crochet swatches, and a pattern collection that includes multiple sizes, including plus sizes. Discover innovation at its finest with The Finer Edge.

Beyond Knit & Purl
(International Shipping)

Author: Kate Atherley
Publisher: Cooperative Press

Beyond Knit and Purl is the knitting book you always wished you’d had when you started but didn’t. This book is not just for beginning knitters. Even those who’ve been knitting for years will have an astonishing number of “ah-ha!” moments inside its pages. As a technical editor and, more importantly, as a teacher, Kate knows where knitters hit roadblocks and how to overcome them; she shares her many years of experience in Beyond Knit and Purl. Confused about increases or decreases? What’s ease? If you’ve only knitted dishcloths, are you ready to move on to socks or should you try something else first? What does “decrease stitches evenly across” actually mean in practice? Do you need some Dirty Secrets or Knitterly Advice? (There are plenty of both scattered throughout the book’s pages). Or do you need some help choosing the right pattern for you? This and much, much more are in the book.

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201 Responses to Handmade Holidays Prizes: Week #1

  1. Am L says:

    Thank you for helping us make the holidays extra special!

  2. Jane says:

    These are so great!

  3. Sherri in MA says:

    Thanks for putting this on ~ it’s always full of inspiration!!

  4. kbo says:

    How fun to win a prize.

  5. Teal says:

    I hope this is still week one. It would be fantastic to win any of these prizes.

  6. Tracy says:

    Wow! Amazing list of prizes!! I’d love to win any of them!

  7. modernmanson says:

    Wowie Kazowie! Awesome prizes!

  8. Alice says:

    Amazing list of prizes here! My wish list just got even longer! 🙂

  9. susie q says:

    Do we need to male comment daily here to enter ?

  10. Mom C says:

    Looking forward to the month. Bloggers are so creative. Thanks.

  11. Oh my! What an incredible selection of prizes! Very generous & thank you for coordinating this event ; )

  12. Jeannie D says:

    My Goodness what a spectacular giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Becky says:

    What an amazing list! Fingers crossed!

  14. Heather O says:

    What inspiring gifts! What a fun contest!

  15. Cath says:

    Wow, what great prizes! I would love either Japanese sewing books as Japanese fabrics and design are my new passion. I also LOVE Ellen Luckett Baker!!!

  16. Pam says:

    What inspiring prizes! This make me want to run to my sewing room and create some new stuff! Thanks for the fun!

  17. Denise says:

    What a great collection of books! If I don’t win, I may need to add a few of these to my birthday wish list!

  18. KimR says:

    Wow–what a wonderful, generous giveaway. Thanks to all of the sponsors!

  19. Jennifer says:

    Amazing prizes! So exciting!!

  20. Lynne says:

    WOW !

  21. Julie says:

    What a GREAT giveaway! 🙂

  22. Lynne says:

    Great prizes!

  23. Sheila says:

    Gifting, here I come. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Sarita says:

    Beautiful ideas for Christmas gifts, thanks so much for sharing these wonderful prizes.

  25. db says:

    Great list of prizes!!

  26. Sonia F says:

    WoW!!! What a great set of prizes!!! This will be fun to follow!!

  27. Shannon says:

    Fun every year!

  28. Mary says:

    Those are wonderful prizes for what is going to be a very creative event.

  29. daydreamkate says:

    Is anyone else blown away that it’s already time for another Handmade Holidays?!? Wow, time flies.

  30. lydia in WA says:

    Wonderful prizes and November excitement for sure.

  31. Deirdre r says:

    Thanks for helping me create my holiday wish list! Great stuff!

  32. Vanessa says:

    Soo many prizes! Hope I win!

  33. Katzber says:

    Looks like a big week of fun!

  34. LuLu says:

    Oh my gosh!! An unbelievable number of GREAT giveaways!!!!

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! There are so many great prizes!

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  37. Carrie says:

    Wow! What great prizes!

  38. Cat B says:

    So many great prizes:)

  39. VickiT says:

    Wow. That’s quite an impressive list of prizes.

  40. Melanie says:

    Amazing! Great ideas just from scrolling through this post. The beginning of Sew Mama Sew’s Handmade Holidays is the signal that the holiday season is beginning in earnest 🙂

  41. Deb H. in PA says:

    These prizes are awesome!

  42. susie q says:

    Love it all !

  43. Kristine says:

    Great ideas for the creative people on our holiday gift list or for us to make for somebody special! Stuffed Animals, Sew Chic, and the Dorothy Day Tripper caught my eye as great gifts for family and my sewing friends!

  44. Megan says:

    This is a great selection!

  45. morgan says:

    Such beautiful knitting and sewing books!

  46. Crystal C says:

    Thanks for the great prizes

  47. Wow! I would be thrilled with any of these! Thanks for the chance!

  48. Addie says:

    Wow, fantastic! A number of these terrific items are going on my wish list. Thank you for the giveaways.

  49. Donna C says:

    And such great inspiration!

  50. Rachael says:

    how lovely! thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Linda Steaples says:

    Wow what an Awesome giveaway!!!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!!!!

  52. Audrey says:

    Wow!! An amazing list of prizes 🙂

  53. amber says:

    This is my second try…I’m having posting troubles from my smart phone….

    Yay! for this time of year. I love checking in each day. Thanks for all the work you put into this. 🙂

  54. amber says:

    This is a most exciting time if year! I love checking in daily!!! Thanks for all the work you put into this.

  55. Marilyn Tucker says:

    Awesome prizes! I hope I can find something to make my 2 grandsons ages 12 and 13!

  56. Debbie says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. What a wonderful list of prizes. Love your site.

  57. Wow! What an awesome list of prizes!

  58. Beth B says:

    Wow! Great prizes and so many of them! Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Diane says:

    Awesome prizes. Can’t wait to follow along. Thanks!!

  60. darci says:

    So many wonderful gifts and ideas for crafters to make gifts!

  61. Adrienne says:

    I love Handmade Holidays!! Loving all the prizes too 🙂

  62. diane says:

    this is awesome! It’s super fabulous

  63. Sara A. says:

    OMG So many of these books are already on my wishlist!! Fingers crossed!

  64. Bridget H. says:

    I love prizes and surprises!!!

  65. Andie d says:

    What great prizes! I have a few things on my shopping lists!

  66. Sandy says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway!

  67. Renee says:

    Sooooo many awesome books. I would be thrilled to win any of them.

  68. Jennifer says:

    I had to go back and check that you truly said all these are first week prizes only! What a wonderful array!

  69. Crystal C says:

    Great prizes, thanks for the opportunity

  70. Crystal C says:

    Wow- amazing prizes! Thanks for the opportunity!

  71. Twig says:

    Inspiring list of resources!

  72. Yan says:

    You’re right—this is going to be fun!

  73. Deborah says:

    Time to sew…please give me time to sew and create this holiday season!

  74. Christy says:

    This is such a great collection! even if you don’t win, a great set of inspiration for the holiday season.

  75. Terry says:

    Wow, and this is just for the first week?! Impressive!

  76. Margaret says:

    Oh my goodness, I could have the poshest family on the block with all this swank.

  77. bonita says:

    so many ideas! Its time to a take a “craft vacation” from work!

  78. Marilyn E says:

    Prizes galore! Hope I am lucky enough to be chosen.

  79. eliz says:

    wow-lots and lots of cool stuff

  80. kathy h says:

    Great assortment of books and prizes. Lots of inspiration.

  81. Beth says:

    Wow – what a great variety! Wonderful prizes!

  82. Kaesey says:

    Woo! What a lot of wonderful loot! =)

  83. Ellen says:

    I can’t wait. I so enjoy this every year. Thanks so much!

  84. Ina Anderson says:

    A wonderful array of prizes. I can just picture myself curled up on a cold winters day, browsing, sighing, and grinning about what my next project will be. They all look wonderful. If you can do it with a needle or a pin…..I can do it !!! Would love this prize.

  85. Odette says:

    Oh my ! lots of inspiration and delightful projects !

  86. Kelly says:

    Some really great looking books!

  87. jessicac says:

    I want so many of these books! Must put a few on my wish list.. Thanks for the chance!

  88. Lori says:

    Amazing crafty goodness in Santa’s bag!

  89. Kari C says:

    What a great assortment! This is going to be fun!

  90. Farrel Lodrigues says:

    I just started sewing again. These prizes are awesome.

  91. Cherri says:

    These are amazing!! Definitely need to add to my wish list.

  92. Linda F. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win and thank you to all of your sponsors!

  93. Marya Monte says:

    What wonderful book! I look forward to handmade holidays every year, so many great projects and gifts!

  94. Mary says:

    So many nice prizes! I’m already on my way to buy one of them after seeing it here…

  95. Lee says:

    Wow – fabulous gifts! The Woolbuddies book looks so fabulous! Along w/ Mollie Makes and others! thank you!

  96. Karen's Sew Hub says:

    You ladies are AMAZING! What incredible prizes!

  97. Elsa says:

    Even us, Europeans, can win!!! Amazing prizes. Thank you!

  98. Lotte says:

    How interesting, you get inspired just looking through the list!

  99. Linda says:

    Thanks for a chance to win some of these prizes. I live in England.

  100. Sue says:

    An amazing assortment of books, patterns and fabric in this week’s prize assortment, I would be delighted to win.

  101. Sue says:

    An amazing assortment of books, paterns and fabric in this week’s prize assortment, I would be delighted to win.

  102. MaryEllen says:

    That is an amazing lineup of books and gifts!

  103. DeborahGun says:

    Thank you sponsors 🙂

  104. Deb Cameron says:

    Thank you Sew Mama Sew and Thank you sponsors! This is going to be fun. I’d love any of these 😉

  105. sarahsarah says:

    Wow what a lot of prizes, thrilled that some are international too!

  106. Julie says:

    What an inspiring list of books!

  107. Amanda says:

    Amazing!! Can’t wait!

  108. susie q says:

    Awesome stuff ! Yes , thank you sponsors !!

  109. Lowena says:

    I am glad some of those prizes could be shipped internationally. (Canadian here)

  110. Virginia Keast says:

    What wonderful prizes, so many interesting books on so many topics, something for everyone.

  111. Julielorene says:

    Wow, that is quite the list.

  112. Jayne says:

    Wow! What a huge list….thank you for this holiday extravaganza!

  113. Linda Fleming says:

    What a fantastic selection of prizes! There’s something there for every handcraft!

  114. Ann says:

    Amazing! I had to go back and reread the first paragraph to make sure this list was for one week only!

  115. Emily W says:

    What great prizes! Hope I win one!

  116. Jan says:

    Many fabulous prizes!

  117. Allison C says:

    Awesome prizes!

  118. Luanda says:

    Those sewing books have really caught my eye!

  119. Clara Bryan says:

    What a fabulous set of prizes. Thank you to you and all the supporters of this great contest. Hope I’m a lucky winner!! Clara

  120. Jacki Snowden says:

    Thank you for the chance to win such awesome prizes!

  121. Nora says:

    Would love to win any one of these fabulous prizes

  122. Linda Zumwalt says:

    What wonderful prizes and the selection is amazing! Something for everyone!

  123. Kathy says:

    My goodness! So many lovely prizes! Thank you and all the sponsors!!

  124. Cynthia Harper says:

    Fabulous prizes, cant wait !!!!!!!!

  125. Jamie Steadman says:


  126. PAM BRICHER says:

    I hope one has my name o it….

  127. Linda Armenti says:

    Wow, thank you sponsors! That is a generous list!

  128. Debbie Barnes says:

    So many things to add to my wish list!

  129. Sparkle Huston says:

    Oh My Gosh, my wish list just grew, these are phenomenal prizes, especially the quilt ones. Thanks for a chance to win.

  130. Magaret Parks says:

    Wow! What wonderful, fun prizes!

  131. Tamie says:

    What a wonderful collection.

  132. Jennifer W. says:

    What great books! Thanks for the giveaway.

  133. Colette says:

    All of those prizes for one week? Wow!

  134. Carol says:

    I am getting excited just looking at the prizes!

  135. Carol says:

    I’m getting excited just looking at the prizes!

  136. Jane S. says:

    So many generous sponsors! Those are some great prizes. Thanks so much. 🙂

  137. Lynda says:

    ooooh! what an amazing collection of prizes, a lifetime of crafting inspiration there……

  138. Margo says:

    Holy cow! What a lot of prizes! Can’t wait for it to start!

  139. Tracy says:

    Wow, these are all fabulous prizes! 🙂

  140. Abigail says:

    This is so much fun!

  141. Lissa R. says:

    Wow! what great giveaways and sponsors!

  142. Beverly says:

    Wow! Just……wow!

  143. Cindi C says:

    What wonderful prizes! Looking forward to it.

  144. Nina says:

    What great prizes! Thanks for such a nice giveaway.

  145. Annie says:

    Wow! And that’s just week 1?! Looking forward to tomorrow!

  146. Karen says:

    I would love to win any of these!!

  147. Sao says:

    So exciting! so many great prizes. so inspiring. thank you sponsors!

  148. Jan says:

    What a great round up of prizes.

  149. Bernie says:

    Love all the prizes!

  150. Bernie says:

    Love the prizes!

  151. Rosalee says:

    Great variety of prizes. Thank you to all. Best of luck to all.

  152. Ellen says:

    Thanks for organizing this great giveaway. What fantastic prizes!

  153. Gina S. says:

    Can’t wait for it to start, what great bunch of prizes to win!

  154. Jocelyn says:

    How fun this is going to be! Thanks!!

  155. diane says:

    wow great stuff and very interesting to get the creative juices going!!! thanks

  156. KeriCan says:

    You ladies are going all out this year! Love the cover of the Sewing School book.

  157. Kay Holm says:

    I cannot believe all the wonderful prizes. Thank you sponsors!

  158. Robin Huss says:

    Awesome sets of prizes! Thank you for the chance to win!

  159. Kacey W. says:

    Wow, that’s a serious prize pack! I don’t knit, but the Harry Potter knitting is kind of intriguing!

  160. DNA says:

    That’s a lot of prizes! They all look so good! Good luck everyone…

  161. Julia Dale says:

    Woo-HOOO!!!! Hello, Handmade Holidays! <3

  162. Julia Dale says:

    Woo-HOOOOOO!!! Hello, Handmade Holidays!! <3 <3 <3

  163. sangeetha says:

    OMG – this is very generous!

  164. Sonja says:

    Ahhhh! It’s finally here! I look forward to your Handmade Holidays all year! I can not wait to see what’s in store for us for the next few weeks! Thanks so much for putting this together.

  165. Kris says:

    Holy Smokes is right that is wonderful.

  166. carrie Mikulich says:

    Wow! very nice variety of prizes. Good luck all. Thanks!

  167. Louise says:

    Great prizes. Of course I would love to win!!!

  168. Denise says:

    Thank you for introducing me to some fabulous books! So many ideas, I love it!

  169. becku says:

    There are going to be some very happy hand crafters!

  170. Janet says:

    Some awesome prizes. Win or not I will get some of these books. What fun.

  171. Sarah says:

    So many fantastic prizes!

  172. Karen Skjolsvik says:

    Great prizes

  173. Gina says:

    Handmade Holidays is so much fun. I love the tutorials, the inspiration, the recipes, the prizes! Many thanks to you and the sponsors.

  174. Kati M says:

    Wow! Lots of awesome. Prizes!!!

  175. Janny A. says:

    Are you kidding me? this is FABULOUS!!

  176. Marsha says:

    Wow! How fun is this contest! I’ve added two books to my wish list.

  177. Barb says:

    Feel like a kid in a candy store after looking at all these prizes.

  178. Debbie Barnes says:

    Amazing prizes!!!! So many I would love to have!!

  179. beth lehman says:

    So many great resources!!! I’m so excited about Made by Hand!

  180. karen says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of really neat items. Looking forward to following along.

  181. Linda 50 says:

    Great giveaway!

  182. Norma B. says:

    Each one of these books would be a great addition to my home library. It was fun just to browse the descriptions.

  183. TamiF says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Can’t wait to see the projects shown on handmade holidays!

  184. debbie shaw says:

    I would so love to win! Kernersville NC USA

  185. Theresa says:

    Great prizes! What an amazing generous group of sponsors you have!

  186. Christy Dixon says:

    Auto-correct at 6am? Of course! ….my sewing life WOULD be so boring without you! Thanks again!

  187. Laura B says:

    Wow! What a contest!

  188. Christy Dixon says:

    I’m a self-taught sewer and I love sewing things for my 2 grandchildren. My sewing life weighs be so boring without you! This contest is amazing! Thank you so much for ALL you do! Gift certificates for fabrics? Awesome! Books with new ideas? Fabulous! Patterns? Incredible! ! Thank you!

  189. debbie shaw says:

    I would love to win!

  190. jeny says:

    Oh, I see some amazing new books and things here! Fabulous!

  191. DeeAnn Forrest says:

    It’s like you copied my Amazon wishlist! I would love to win any of these prizes!

  192. Wow that is one serious set of prizes.

  193. Sona Jacob says:

    This is an awesome set of prizes!!

  194. Genevieve says:

    So many goodies!!

  195. Whitney says:

    Wow! What a great selection, something for every crafter!

  196. Melisa says:

    SO much fun for prizes! Love it!

  197. Alyce says:

    Dear USPS, you SUCK 🙁 What fabulous books!

  198. Ruth says:

    WOW. What a fabulous array of fun.

  199. LisaMarie says:

    Wow! What a great book list! I love the frog on the Woolbuddies cover. He looks like how I feel after eating too much pie!

  200. Charlotte says:

    Wow! So many great prizes!

  201. Jill says:

    Holy smokes; what a fab set of prizes!!

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