Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sew Grateful Week Giveaway

Debi is once again having Sew Grateful Week on her blog, and I'm going to play too!

I have three giveaways -the sneakiest way of stash busting I've ever heard of! Actually, I figure if I am not going to use it, I might as well send it off to a good home where someone else might give it the attention it deserves.

First up:
Two meters of 150 cm wide off-white rayon blend (I think it has a small amount of nylon) and a McCall's top pattern. I bought that pattern because I liked the cowl neck, but its a little too flowing for my tastes.

2m of 140 cm off-white rayon blend.
Next; three meters of 110 cm wide light blue rayon. The colour does not photograph well, as this looks very washed out. Trust me, it is a rather nice blue.
The 1.8 m X 150 cm plaid is gray with darker gray and blue contrasting colours. The blue contrast is the same colour as the rayon. I seem to remember this fabric being a viscose blend and has an interesting weave. I do like the way they look together, but I don't look good in pastels, so it's been languishing in a drawer. I always thought I'd make a suit or something but since I've had both pieces of fabric for over twenty years (would that make it vintage?), the odds of me making something out of it now are pretty slim.
3m of 110 cm blue rayon; 1.8m of 150 cm viscose blend.
Lastly; I've been learning to knit and it's been slow going, which still won't stop me from encouraging others.
This bundle has an instruction booklet for knitting stitches, a magazine with easy patterns and instructions, and the sweater magazine. They all seem to be from the Seventies, and there are some really cool patterns inside.
Introduction to knitting booklet and magazines.
Entry rules are pretty simple.
1. Indicate in the comments which item you would like. If only one person wants it, then its theirs. More than one and I'll do a random number generator (or something like that).
2. Please tell me how old you were when you started to sew. I'm always curious about stuff like that.
3. Please send me a picture (or a link to your blog if you have one) so I can satisfy my curiosity about what you saw the stuff to be. If you knit something, please show me that.
If you don't have a blog, please indicate somewhere your email address so I can contact you should you win. If  I can't find an address, I'll move on; I have a very short attention span. I will mail this anywhere there is postal service. I'll accept entries until 0800 hours Central Standard Time on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Game on!!


  1. Great giveaway! I would like to win the light blue rayon and gray plaid. I was 11 years old when I started to sew (19 now) and I wrote more about that for today's sew grateful reflection post on my blog. My blog address is http://thecollegeseamstress.blogspot.com.

  2. Hi there, thanks for having your giveaway. I am also hosting a Sew Grateful Week giveaway on my blog. I would be interested to win the white rayon and the McCalls pattern. Looks really cute!

  3. I will be learning to knit later on this year so the knitting books would come in handy

    Im only just learning to sew at the moment so 25

    My page of crochet items is www.facebook.com/georgeandtheladybug


  4. I started to sew when I was about 7 - I made a mattress for my doll. I didn't really pick it up and start making my own clothes until about 3-4 years ago. I would love that off-white rayon! I think it would look great as that top, and I'm all about flowy. I think a third of what I made last year was rayon. Definitely my favorite! My blog is at savorystitches.blogspot.com. Thank you!

  5. Lovely giveaway! I would like to win the off- white rayon blend and the pattern.

    I was about 9 when I first started to sew and have been sewing on and off ever since!

  6. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!! I love the first prize. I love making blouse for myself. I didn't knit but I crochet sometimes :D

  7. Oh, what a lovely giveaway! I'd really love the second option with the two fabrics, but the first one isn't bad either ;) I have started sewing only a couple of years ago, but I was taught handsewing for the home since childhood. :) My blog address is handmadebymaryall.blogspot.com :)
    Thank you!

  8. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I like the first or the last giveaway. My mother taught me to sew when I am 15 or 16. I am doing a sewing project at school. Cheers!!

  9. I like the blue rayon. I think I'd make a nice flowing top out of it. I started to sew when I was 27 last May, so I'm still a beginner. Thank you for this generous giveaway!

  10. What a great giveaway! I'd love to have the knitting since I'm still really new, only a few months old as a knitter! I've been sewing for about a year, so not that much longer! My sewing blog is here, if you're interested: http://sewclassic.blogspot.com Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway!

  11. Wow! Thank you so much for stopping by; I wasn't expecting this many people. I'll be doing the draws later today and letting the winners know by email. Items will be mailed on Tuesday.

  12. Nice choices, not sure if I'm too late or not - time difference and all. The McCall pattern and blend fabric is great.


    1. I'm sorry Anne, you are just a few hours too late.