Sara Lawson’s new book is officially out in the world now! Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication includes 12 all-new bags, comprehensive information on bag interfacing and bag-making techniques and much more.
Sara’s talent as a designer and teacher is clear in all of her patterns. Her purse and bag designs are modern, sophisticated, detailed and beautiful! Have you downloaded her free pattern for the Kennedy Bag here at Sew Mama Sew? We’re celebrating the release of Big-City Bags with a Sew Sweetness Bag Contest! The list of prizes you can win is outstanding!
Sew Sweetness Bag Contest
Use one of Sara’s free tutorials, any of her paper or PDF patterns or any book pattern to sew a bag between now and December 13th. Our contest judges will select the top 15 bags for public voting from the pool of 15 finalists.
How to Enter:
- Sew your bag and post your photos on your blog or Flickr. Include a photo of the front, back and the inside. Note which pattern you used.
- Bags must be made between November 1, 2013 and December 13, 2013.
- You can enter up to three bags.
- Add your link(s) to the photo post below.
Our First Place Winner will receive a copy of Sara’s Big-City Bags, an Oliso Smart Iron, a $50 gift certificate to I Don’t Do Dishes, a Night Sky fabric bundle with the Night Sky quilt pattern and Sidekick ruler, and a Snap Setter with two extra colored pronged snap packs.
Our Second Place Winner will receive a copy of Sara’s Big-City Bags, a $40 gift certificate to Stash Modern Fabric, a large spools pack of Victoria Findlay-Wolfe’s thread collection from Aurifil with a fat quarter bundle of fabric and a Snap Setter with two extra colored pronged snap packs.
Our Third Place Winner will receive a copy of Sara’s Big-City Bags, a $25 gift certificate to Pink Castle Fabrics, Birch Organic Fort Firefly from Crimson Tate and a Snap Setter with two extra colored pronged snap packs.
Additional winners can win a copy of Sara’s Big-City Bags, Safari Moon collection fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics, a bag-making kit from Robert Kaufman that includes fabric from Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics collection and cotton/linen denim in indigo or a Snap Setter with two extra colored pronged snap packs.
Oliso Smart Iron: The Oliso Smart Iron features an innovative design that reduces wrist strain; the iron raises itself when finished so there’s no need to lift. The iron has powerful vertical and horizontal steam with an anti-drip system. It includes a large, side fill water tank and scratch-resistant soleplate with eight minute auto shut-off. (Check out Sara’s review of the Oliso here!)
Fat quarter bundle from the Safari Moon collection by Frances Newcombe from Art Gallery Fabrics.
$50 gift certificate to the I Don’t Do Dishes shop.
$25 gift certificate to Pink Castle Fabrics.
$40 gift certificate to Stash Modern Fabric.
Four Snap Setter size 16 snap tools with two extra colored pronged snap packs for each winner, donated by Rosebud’s Cottage.