Sew Sweetness Bag Sewing Contest

The Challenge

  • Create a bag or accessory using any Sew Sweetness sewing pattern (this can be a pattern from my shop, one of my free patterns, a pattern from one of my books, or a pattern from a magazine)
  • Bag or accessory must be made and photographed between March 21, 2017 and April 30, 2017. Any bag made prior to March 21, 2017 may not be entered into the contest.
  • You may enter more than one bag or accessory, as long as it follows the criteria above
  • The contest is open worldwide

Sew Sweetness Amethyst Project Bag sewing pattern
Discounts on Supplies

I’m offering 20% off on all patterns from my shop using coupon code contest. Additionally, all orders totalling over $100 (before shipping) will be sent a FREE 18″ x 54″ piece of glitter vinyl (please leave note at check-out with your color preference for the glitter vinyl, otherwise I will choose a color for you). This code and offer will be good through April 30, 2017.

*discount/offer does not apply to purchases made on Craftsy or Etsy

Sew Sweetness Trinket Boxes sewing pattern
Over $1,300 in Prizes!

Explanation of the prize categories (categories will be judged or randomly drawn by Sara Lawson):
-Best Overall – I will look at visual appeal and final pressing/presentation.
-Most Creative Use of the Pattern – Fabric pairing and an element of surprise (or wow factor)
-New Bag Maker – I will be relying on your honesty in this category (please note in your linky tool entry if you have been making bags for less than 1 year with “NBM” and the name of your bag)
-Random Drawing from all IG entries – First, post a photo of your bag in the linky tool below, THEN post another photo of your bag on Instagram; I will be searching all of the #sewsweetnesscontest and #sewsweetnesspattern entries (must use BOTH hashtags on your Instagram posting) and choosing a random winner
-Random Drawing from all entries – randomly drawn from all linky tool entries

I hope you are excited about that Janome sewing machine prize – thank you to Pink Castle Fabrics for this amazing prize! I actually have this same machine (I bought it about 1-1/2 years ago). Since my main machine is straight stitch only, I use the Janome DC2015 for all of my garment sewing (don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic for bags as well!). I love the stitch options as well as the ease for threading and sewing. It’s a fabulous machine and it’s safe to say that my sewing machine arsenal (I also have a serger and a Janome Coverstitch) is ready to work hard any day of the week!

Pink Castle Fabrics is pleased to offer the Janome DC2015 sewing machine at a sale price of $599. Purchase this sewing machine by April 30, 2017 and receive a bonus $60 gift certificate to Looking for a different Janome machine? They have a ton of others in stock also, including this embroidery machine that I’ve been thinking about.

The Sponsors

Thank you so much to my wonderful sponsors, Pink Castle Fabrics and By Annie! Please show them some love by subscribing to their newsletters to stay up-to-date on their newest offerings!

To Enter

Please add one photo of your finished bag to the linky tool below. Remember, if you are using Instagram, also add the hashtags #sewsweetnesscontest and #sewsweetnesspattern to your Instagram post!

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17 replies on “SEW SWEETNESS BAG CONTEST 2017

  • Samantha

    I want to make one bag for this contest. If I also post on IG with the indicated tags, does that mean it’s only entered for the IG portion of the contest or will it also be considered for grand prize, creativity prize, etc?

  • Pamela

    I guess I am a newbie in all this. I’ve made a couple bags, which means baggy. lol This will put some creativity to the test. I bought one of your crafty type bags to try this! Thank you.

  • Jerri

    I’m so excited to make a bag for a chance to win one of these terrific prizes! I made my first bags a few year ago, but I’ve been afraid to try anything as special as what you create. This contest is just the incentive I needed to try again. Looking forward to receiving my patterns and starting on this project!

  • Jennifer Williams

    I’m so excited I just bought a new machine and am just getting into sewing. I’ve never made a bag I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  • Pamela H

    I am really excited about this contest Sara, I love seeing all the great bags people have made in your facebook group and this contest is just awesome. Thank you for having it for your fans. I love your patterns! Thank you for offering the Baker Street Bag & the Kennedy Bag for us for free. They both are great patterns and having made both I can say I love them!

  • Katherine Baldridge

    Deadline too late for me to enter, but would have loved to ! Too many sewing projects to finish for graduation . I like to create my own patterns/ ideas,. Is this not allowed here?

  • Gert

    I started making my bag, and when I was almost finished, I read about this contest! So I (accidentally) started and finished it on time 🙂 Thanks for this contest, fingers crossed!

  • Lane

    Hi, have been making bags for about 6 months, teaching myself. I found the Kennedy bag and baker st bag as free downloads. Everything free goes into my file. Started April off by making the Kennedy then two more, I wanted a zip on top so tried the baker st. love all my bags. Yesterday I saw the competition. Great. Thank you.


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