Due to the out-of-the-ballpark success and fun of Purse Palooza 2012 last year, I have put together a fun event to get you sewing a purse for 2013! Here’s how it works:
1. Every weekday from September 30th – October 25th, I have 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a purse sewing pattern review. None of the purses reviewed last year are being reviewed again, so these will be fresh sewing pattern reviews! The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, what kind of interfacing they used, and more! Get inspired!
2. Even more exciting…THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEKDAY DURING THE EVENT! That’s right, 20 GIVEAWAYS! This year, I have some help with the giveaways – Tiffany of This Crafty Fox will be putting together the giveaway posts, so check back here during the weekdays in October!
3. At the end of the event, you will get a chance to show me your purse in order to win some amazing prizes! Of course, international entries are welcome too!
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September 30 – Kim – Kim’s Krafts (Charlie’s Aunt Anglia Bag)Jaye – Art Quiltmaker (Oliver+S Day in the Park Backpack) October 1 – Samantha – At Home with Mrs. H. (Chris. W. Sugar and Spice Bag) Rachael – Imagine Gnats (Bari J. Green Living Bag) October 2 – Anna – Charmed Liebling (Studio Kat Tandem Tote) Mary – Mary on Lake Pulaski (Primitive Pieces Ewe Old Bags) October 3 – Lindsay – Lindsay Sews (Diaper Bag) Joanna – Tutinella (Oliver + S Messenger Bag) October 4 – Andrea – Mouse in my Pocket (Michelle Patterns Pleated Wristlet) Elena – Hot Pink Stitches (Sewing Rabbit Tote) October 7 – Tiffany – This Crafty Fox (Two Peas Ava Bag) Lana Parks – Moments of Sanity in a Crazy World (Dog Under My Desk Two Zip Hipster) October 8 – Allegory – A Thousand Needles (Sew Sweetness Aeroplane Bag) Gina – Gina Pina (Echino Gathered Bag)=&1=& This year, there will be 1st-4th prize winners chosen from all those that submit a purse during the event. There will also be a randomly-drawn winner out of everyone who enters!
1st prize – 4th prize will receive an AWESOME prize pack courtesy of Pat Bravo, genius fabric designer extraordinaire! The prize packs will each include 3 Pat Bravo sewing patterns (La Boheme Skirt, Barcelona Bag, and Capri Bag), a pack of Pat Bravo Aurifil Threads (small thread pack may vary, as there are 3 different packs), and 10 Pat Bravo fat quarters (fat quarters may vary).
Retail value of each prize pack: $127.
There will also be one randomly-drawn winner out of all purses entered, and this winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to my publisher, Martingale (as well as a copy of my book!).
Retail value of prize pack: $77.Judging Purse Palooza will be judged this year by my friend and mentor, Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. Kay writes the most stylish and fun-to-sew clothing patterns and bag patterns out there. Her patterns are always my go-to whenever I need to make a great new dress, because I can be assured of a stress-free sewing experience! =&3=& Pat Bravo // Bari J. // Emmaline Bags // V. and Co. // Chris W. Designs // Betz White // Amy Butler // Artsy Crafty Babe // Charlie’s Aunt // Noodlehead // Dog Under My Desk // By Annie’s // Studio Kat // Handmade with Mrs. H. // ModKid // Made by Rae // Indygo Junction // Melly & Me // Serendipity Studio // Anna Maria Horner // Martingale Publishing
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