Blog Giveaway Day: Stitch Magazine

Happy Sew Mama Sew Blog Giveaway Day! Two winners will receive a copy of Interweave Press‘ Stitch Magazine. See my review here.

To enter, comment on this post about a gift you’re making (or have finished, lucky you!) for someone this holiday season. This drawing is open to the whole world. I will close the comments and pick a winner tonight around 10pm Central. Please leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you win. And you’re welcome to enter my other drawings today too!


  1. Monica says:

    I juse finished the kimono robe from the In Stitches book for my mom. It turned out okay, not great though.

  2. Karla says:

    I am making lounge pants and reverse applique tops for my niece & nephews, but so far all I’ve done is wash the fabric! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. Monica Gee says:

    I am making all sorts of little thing to give away to family and friends – key chain fobs, checkbook holders, wallets, clutch purses, etc. Some are done, but I have more to go!

  4. Renee says:

    I am making stockings! I hope to have them shipped by Dec. 5. I am almost done!

  5. Willawill says:

    I am making a slew of Jingle Mouse Ornaments, tutorial from Pimp Stitch. They are crazy cute and use just the tiniest scrap of fabric!

  6. Linda says:

    I have been knitting and have made a beret and fingerless gloves for one daughter, and hats for the other two. I am now working on scarves to go with the hats. After all of this knitting, I am looking forward to a bit of sewing!

  7. Heather says:

    Keepin’ it simple – making a catnip mouse (with my four year old) for our cat (who’s our resident ten year old). ~H

  8. Deb says:

    I’m making quilted list takers for Mom and MIL = }

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I am making passport covers for a few people and cute notebook/pen holders for a few. I am also making a few cloth grocery bags/tote bags. And just about everyone is getting a felt ornament from me this year!

  10. B says:

    I’ve just made stockings for my kids, my sons gets a blanket and blocks, and my daughter gets a dress and a doll. My husband gets pj pants that he’s only been begging for, for years now. All handmade.

  11. Kendrah says:

    I’m actually working on a crochet animal for a friend of mine: a wolf. It’s one of my first crochet projects, so I can only hope for the best. ::flails::


  12. Rose says:

    I’ve just finished (slightly late!) an advent calender for my secret santa.

  13. I am making a camera case for my photographer sister. I hope she loves it!

  14. Anna says:

    Finished: knit hat for Dad; quilted table runner for Mom.

    Starting today: slippers for each of three youngest siblings (13, 12, and 8).

    Later this month: plaid flannel shirt for 18 year old brother; gaiters for 16 year old brother.

    And since I drew the 13 year old brother for our stocking exchange, he also gets a knit scarf, a notebook with a fabric cover, and some kind of homemade treat.

    I love making gifts, and of course I love giveaways. Thanks!

  15. Limor says:

    Another awesome giveaway.

  16. Jen says:

    I’m making a pencil box full o’ headbands for my husband’s second cousins (ages 10 and 8). I’m using the tutorial that Sew Mama Sew linked to in Handmade Holidays 2007. These are two sided and I’m making 6-8 for each, so they get double the amount of headbands for those “critical” mid-morning, mid-afternoon and mid-evening outfit changes.

  17. Ellen says:

    I am making bags for my boys.

  18. Amy L says:

    I have lots of Christmas projects – none of which are done.
    8 vinyl zipper pouches for nieces and nephews
    1 vest for my son
    3 stockings for my children
    3 fabric baskets for co-workers and kindgergarten teacher

  19. Karen says:

    I’m working on colored pencil rolls as favors for my four-year-old’s birthday party (20 of them! ack!), and pleated beauty tote bags from Bend the Rules Sewing for all of his teachers.

  20. jesse says:

    I finished some zipper cases with a contrasting fabric applique zig zag stitched on them. They turned out great, and I’m giving one away today!!

  21. NOrma says:

    I made a Pointy Kitty from Wee Wonderfuls for a good friend. I made it out of an old quilt that was salvaged. It turned out soft and cute!!!

  22. Ginger says:

    I’m making a baby quilt/blanket for a friend – not for Christmas, but for her shower this weekend! Then I get to start Christmas presents – a man’s toiletry bag, framing some photos, a tote/purse/laptop bag, design some wedding rings, knit a soft scarf….it goes on and on.

  23. ALison says:

    Working on capes for my boys and nephew and a guitar bag for my daughter. After that it’s a bag for my daughter’s friend, something for my husband…..

  24. Kristin says:

    I am making all of my presents this year from laptop sleeves for my dad & sis to a lap quilt for my mom. So far its been a lot of fun. :)

  25. Ramona says:

    I am making tote bags for my daughter and my friend. I am also making an Emmaline apron for my 20 year old daughter. She actually requested an apron! Any how that is just my start. All are in the beginning phase.

  26. indigorchid says:

    I have two finished handmade gifts this year – a couple of skeins of handspun yarn, and a pair of felted wool slipper (complete with leater undersoles!). I really like wool as a material..!

  27. ginevra says:

    Well, I’m not finished … it’s hopefully a silk scarf for my Mum, printed at a community course I’m doing. I’d love the Stitches magazine, can’t believe Interweave has diversified that far ;)

  28. sfer says:

    I owe my sister a little purse to put her sunglasses, so that’s my most immediate gift for this month… Count me in for this giveaway too!! :-)


  29. argyleandrea says:

    How generous for you to do so many different drawings! I’d love to be entered into this one.

    I’m planning on making microwave-chocolate-cake-in-a-mug kits as gifts this year. I’ll probably make some other things too, but we’ll see what kind of time I have on my hands!

  30. I finished an angora cowl and am working on an embroidered pillowcase for my niece!

  31. jill m says:

    totally doing a “use up what I have on hand” christmas…challenging myself to not buy anything new to make my gifts. right now I’m working on a chef’s apron, hot pad and matching recipe cards for each of my children’s teachers. kind of scary that I haven’t needed to run to the store to buy anything and that I have plenty on hand.

  32. sharon says:

    I’ve made a travel tissue holder for all the female cousins in the family.

  33. Whistlepea says:

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on this. I’ve made a pair of socks, a set of mittens and a hat for Christmas. I’m still hoping to knit four stockings!

  34. whitney says:

    Oh man, I want this magazine so bad! Loved your review of it. Any idea where I can find it in Canada?
    Christmas projects – finished an apron for my mother in law, working on sock monkeys for two nieces, a super hero cape for my 2 1/2 year old, a stuffed Scottie dog for my mom, a lap top case and capelet for my sister. Guess I better get sewing eh!

  35. MichelleB says:

    I’m finishing up quilts for my kids (three) and my hubby (one). I’m hoping I can do it!

  36. Evelyn says:

    I’m making a ton of gifties – flannel rag quilts, reusable grocery bags, patchwork baskets, etc. It’s my favorite part of Christmas! Of course, every year, I wish I’d started earlier! What I need it more inspiration during the year. Maybe a cool sewing magazine? ;-)

  37. Emily says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting my fabric to arrive in the mail so I can start on some kitchen dishtowels and tote bags. Can’t wait!

  38. alison says:

    I’m making an Oliver & S dress for my friends’ baby girl. I can’t wait to see it on her! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  39. Nadia says:

    I’m making some placemats for my parents-in-law. The fabric has gray/black/red comic illustrations of birds standing in a row looking a little cock-eyed. I got it in Dublin, and just last week my sister told me she saw some aprons in a shop made with the same fabric!

  40. belinda says:

    i’m not sewing up a thing for anyone BUT ME this year…..i nearly KILLED myself last year sewing up EVERY GIFT!!!

  41. Ellen B says:

    I am making a musical themed quilt in reds, grays, black and white for my daughter who is a senior in high school and will be auditioning on the violin at several schools in February. Hopefully it will be her “lucky” quilt!

  42. mirjam says:

    You are such a generous give-a-away’er! I sure would love to win this inspiring magazine. For once I’m early and almost done with the felt hearts, the marble pouches, the baby shrug and the looooong shawl for my brother. Now’s the time for a rest and an inspiring read!

  43. Liz says:

    Making little fabric houses for my wee ones, with stuffed rabbit residents…

  44. Lesley Stenning says:

    Great giveaway! I’m making a set of personalized bibs for each of my three nieces and nephews who are under 1 year old! I’m also making soft blocks and balls for my baby girl…better get started!

  45. Anne says:

    We are doing a totally homemade christmas this year. I am making capes, beanbags, playsilks, a little wooden cradle, a shirt for DH, car stuff for my in-laws, a nightgown for my mom, plus more. I really need to get back to work!

  46. Kandy Wesley says:

    I’m making (still) purses for all 4 of my nieces and one for my 20 month old daughter. I know they’ll love them, especially my daughter. She’s always trying to carry Mama’s heavy purse.

  47. Jodie says:

    So fun1 I hope I win this. I’m currently making an apron for one sister-in-law, 3 tote bags for my sister, a few tag blankets for nieces and nephews, and I have a slew of projects I haven’t started yet. :)

  48. Kelli says:

    Well, as I type I’ve just finished the top to a ragged-squares quilt for my brother in his college’s colors (even though he went to my rival school!). I am also almost done constructing a fabric garage (actually a dollhouse, but don’t tell him) for my son to put his cars in. I’ve got many gifts left to go….

  49. Joy says:

    I have 15 gifts to make this year. So far I’ve made a tote bag, sewing kit, remote control organizer, and 5 fabric journals. 8 down 7 to go!

  50. Jenny says:

    Ugh- 3 doll quilts and a beanie down, two sets of felted nesting bowls to go.