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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Seam Allowance Guide Giveaway and Sew & Tell Saturday

First off, we have a winner for the Emmaline Bags PDF pattern!

Lily drew numbers and it was 
Andrea, you are an awesome seamstress. I know you will make a great bag and I hope you post it on Sew & Tell Saturday!
I will be contacting you.

This week I have a new giveaway for you!
It's a  newly invented gadget sent to me by Hollie, the creator. 
It's called
The Seam Allowance Guide 
 It's a handy little magnet thingy that attaches to your scissors so you can cut seam allowances along the edge of a pattern without having to add them with a ruler. Two are included, one for straight shears and one for angled shears. Cool, isn't it?
Use it for: 
Burda patterns
Marfy patterns
Japanese pattern books
Copying your own clothes
 Altering patterns
It easily cuts out a seam allowance on patterns that don't have one.

I tried it on a Burdastyle handbook pattern last week and it worked great!
If you don't want to wait for the giveaway resultswant to order one visit Hollies' website. She offers free worldwide shipping.

To enter the giveaway to win a free shipped seam allowance guide:
 Leave a comment saying what you would use your seam allowance guide for to be entered in the giveaway.

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On to Sew & Tell Saturday!
Since I have been talking purses here are some featured purses from last week from the following talented bloggers!

Featured from last week:
What a cute coin purse made by Malaika  Hand Me Down Designs

A  fun patchwork  purse by Sew Very.

A tutorial for making this clutch at Sherri Loves..

lets' see what you have been working on....

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  1. oo, there are some lovely bags on your blog. Gutted to miss out on the pattern - but hey ho - maybe next time! I'd never even heard of a seam allowance guide so i've learnt something today!

  2. What a great tool! I could use something like this for when I'm designing a new pattern. It would be great if I could just draw the finished shape I want without having to consider seam allowances to start with, then, when I cut out my final template, I could use that nifty tool to add the allowances in as I go!

  3. I love this product so much! I would use it for everything - every time I made my own pattern. I would love it!

  4. I have some Japanese patterns I'm all about working on soon. I'd love to have the seam allowance guide for that. It also helps with random self-imposed pattern alterations too. :) Thanks!

  5. Would love that guide! It would take the drudgery out of adding seam allowances.

    geralyn at roadrunner dot com

  6. I would use the seam allowance guide on everything. My sister told me about this gadget a few weeks ago, but I never bothered to track it down.

  7. Congratulations to Andrea on winning the giveaway :) :)

    Oh, those seam allowance scissors look AWESOME. If I won a pair of those, I'd use them to help me cut out flannel hexagon pieces for the quilt I'm working on. I think even seam allowances will make for nicer finished pieces :)

    Thanks for hosting another giveaway :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  8. I have wanted one of those seam allowance guides for a while. I would use it for all my self drafted patterns.

  9. If I had that tool, my life would be so much easier because I'd be able to create my patten and not have to take into consideration the seam allowances, which I always forget (and then I have to go back and fix mistakes...).

  10. I would use this piece of ingenious on ALL of my fandangled patterns... (fandangled being most of the patterns I try and design myself). Love this!

  11. what a clever little gadget! I would use that on the patterns I've made that I forgot to add seam allowance to.

  12. Thank you for the giveaway I have wanted one for some time!

  13. What a cool sewing tool! I'd love this...I'm a fairly new sewer so I'd probably use it on all my projects, haha!!

  14. That little tool looks great! I never seem to leave enough seam allowance.

  15. That is so cool!! I would use it to kids patterns that are getting too small instead of tracing the entire pattern out again in the next size up!

  16. I would love that SA guide for my burdas and my girls' farbenmix patterns. Thanks

  17. I also like you on fb, thanks!

  18. I'm gearing up to make some summer clothes for my 3 year and 7 month old grandkids. Shorts,pajamas, and sundresses. I haven't sewn since their mamas were small, this will be interesting!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway. I had seen these, but wasn't sure how they worked (magnent duh). What a great idea. I would use them on the stack of burda patterns that I have in queue to make

  20. Oh wow! I would use the seam alliance food for everything! Hemming a skirt and turning a shirt into a tank top are next on my list and it woul definitely come in handy!
    Alesha <3

  21. I follow you via GFC!
    Alesha <3

  22. I'd love the seam allowance tool! I have a stack of Burda magazines that I don't use often enough because I hate adding seam allowances!

  23. Oooh! Just saw this in a Threads Magazine!
    I draft my own patterns and have been wracking my brain for a faster solution to the "Add a seam allowance" issue.
    Would LOVE one of these, and use it multiple times a week as I sew this spring.
    I sure hope this giveaway is still open!
    Love your blog!
    The Tayloress

  24. I just saw for the first time that you featured my purse! I have no idea how I missed them until now. Thank you!


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