Category: Giveaways

February 26, 2014

tote bags for breast cancer

Filed under: Family,Giveaways,Sewing - 26 Feb 2014

I’ve been collaborating with some amazing blogging ladies on the Facebook page The Daily Sew. One day last week a reader informed us of a unique service project for a wonderful cause and it immediately piqued my interest.

I bookmarked the link to the post about the project. Please read about it HERE.

I didn’t read the post until yesterday in the car pool line waiting to pick Sofia up and as I read, tears rolled down my face. The post is written by a woman named MJ, who discovered 9 years ago, as a very young woman and Mother, that she had breast cancer. I was immediately moved by her drive to give back to the women who follow in her heartbreaking footsteps. It takes a lot to fight cancer, and a lot more to turn it into a chance to make a difference.

I’ve always felt very passionately about breast cancer and its research, awareness, and fundraising. Breast cancer hasn’t been something that’s affected people in my life, but for years and years it’s touched my heart. There are a LOT of women in my life–my Mom, 2 Grandmothers, my sister, sister in law, cousin, 3 nieces and 3 daughters, and countless more that come in the form of friends, peers and neighbors. My Uncle’s Mother has been battling it for the past year and a half and she’s just so amazing to me.

I love a good service project. I’ve sewn dresses for girls in Africa. I make pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer and donate them locally. And I LOVE the idea of this project. There are so many stories now about the never ending Mommy wars and this is such a beautiful way to gather together as girlfriends, and spend some time lifting each other up, restoring our of community of giving, loving, charitable women.

MJ is asking for bags to be mailed to her by Mother’s Day. That’s 10 weeks from now, including mail time, and I’m going to challenge myself to make 2 bags a week. 20 bags that will forever touch the lives and hearts of the women who receive them. What a wonderful way to serve others. I’ll be using the tutorial she links to from Skip to my Lou since it’s what she recommends. These bags sew up super fast and are a great way to use up some of those scraps we’ve all got laying around waiting for a wonderful cause.

Sew Like My Mom | tote bag service project

You can either mail yours to MJ at the address listed in her post, or donate yours locally if you know of a place that would like to have them. As a thank you to all my readers who choose to sew and donate, for every 5 bags you make, I’ll give you one of my patterns. Just send me pictures of your bags and which pattern(s) you’d like to have and I’ll get them to you.

I’m all in. Will you join me?

December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day!

Filed under: Giveaways - 09 Dec 2013

It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day again! Hooray!! If you’ve never been here before, welcome! I hope you stick around and check out some of my tutorials.

For Giveaway Day I’m offering a pattern 3 pack from my shop!

The Darling Daisy,

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress pattern

The Busy Lizzy,

Sew Like My Mom | Busy Lizzy pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Busy Lizzy pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Busy Lizzy pattern

and my newest pattern, The Kudzu Coverall & Dress

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Coverall & Dress pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Kudzu Coverall & Dress pattern

are all included in this 3-pack, a combined value of $28! To see more info about each of the 3 patterns, read more in my SHOP.

Ready to win? Enter below. Two entries per person, first simply tell me who you’d sew for. You can get two additional entries if you like Sew Like My Mom on Facebook. Entry time ends Friday, December 13th at 5pm PST.

Good Luck!

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November 8, 2013

Bumblebee Dress Review

Filed under: Giveaways,Sewing - 08 Nov 2013

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

Have you seen all the amazing Bumblebee Dresses floating around social media lately? They’re the brainchild of the amazing Sewing Mama RaeAnna and today I’m lucky enough to share mine with you.

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

I’ve been saving this matryoshka doll fabric for something special and this sweet dress sure fits the bill!

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

Ella is such a little doll and growing up so fast. She looks like a little girl in these photos, not my baby anymore.

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

This dress is pretty darn precious! It’s RaeAnna’s first pattern and she hit a homerun. It ranges in size from 3m to 12, so we’ll be able to make it for many years to come! There’s several great options, too! Like ruffle sleeves, sleeveless, ruffle neckline, and the bodice is perfect for applique or embroidery for further personalization. And for the remainder of the pattern tour (through November 18th), it’s just $5 in her SHOP!!

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

To celebrate her first pattern release, RaeAnna’s arranged an amazing giveaway! First place wins a free pattern, a $35 gift card to The Ribbon Retreat, and a destash fabric pack!! Second and third place both win a free copy of the Bumblebee pattern and destash fabric packs. So amazing! So enter below for your chance to win this precious dress.

Don’t miss the other fantastic stops along the tour!

bumblebee dress large

Sew Like My Mom | Bumblebee Dress

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