We had thousands of people vote in our Sew Sweetness Bag Contest! Our contest was a celebration of Sara Lawson’s new Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication, and it was a hit with many gorgeous bag entries. Bags could be made with one of the book’s 12 all-new patterns or with any of the tutorials or patterns at Sew Sweetness. Some of the entries even used Sara’s free Kennedy Bag pattern here at Sew Mama Sew!

So many people commented on how difficult it was to select favorites from the bags. The top fifteen finalist entries were all quite impressive! Our winners today are:

First Place Winner

Last Yesterday Aeroplane Bag

Our First Place Winner receives 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.

Second Place Winner

The Nosy Pepper Lapin Noir Bag

Our Second Place Winner receives 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.

Third Place Winner

All Sew Custom Kennedy Bag

Our Third Place Winner receives 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.

Our Runners-Up will also receive a prize!
Tracey Lipman’s Wonderland Bag wins a bag-making kit from Robert Kaufman that includes fabric from Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics collection and cotton/linen denim in indigo

The Nosy Pepper Piccadilly Circus Bag wins Safari Moon collection fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Fresh Off the Spool Aragon Bag wins a copy of Sara’s Big-City Bags.

Red’s Needles & Threads Petrillo Bag wins a Snap Setter with two extra colored pronged snap packs.

Thanks to everyone who entered, to all of our prize sponsors and we’d like to send a special thanks out to the ever-talented Sara Lawson. Sara knows how to get things done and we can’t wait to see what she does in the year ahead! Congratulations to our winners… Please email us for details about your prizes. (beth@sewmamasew.com)

Prize Details

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!)

Bag-Making Kit from Robert Kaufman: Two yards of fabric from Carolyn Friedlander’s upcoming Botanics collection and one yard of cotton/linen denim in indigo.

Fat quarter bundle from the Safari Moon collection by Frances Newcombe from Art Gallery Fabrics.

One large spools pack of Victoria Findlay-Wolfe’s thread collection from Aurifil. Victoria included a fat quarter bundle of her new Sonnet fabric line at Newcastle Fabrics to match the threads.

$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.

A 13 piece set of Birch Organic Fort Firefly from Crimson Tate.

Snap Setter size 16 snap tools with two extra colored pronged snap packs for each winner, donated by Rosebud’s Cottage.

Fat quarter bundle of Jaybird Quilt’s Night Sky Bundle from Robert Kaufman, and the Night Sky quilt pattern and Sidekick ruler to make the quilt from Jaybird Quilts.