National Sewing Month Drawing Winner

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National Sewing Month has come to a close, so it’s time to announce the winner of this year’s National Sewing Month Drawing! There were so many fantastic tips and projects entered this year. We had so much fun going through the entrants. However, there can only be one winner, so congratulations to our winner of a $100 CreateForLess Gift Certificate…

Winner - Peggy

Peggy E. from Englewood, OH!

Here is what she has to say about her grandson’s adorable dinosaur costume-

This is just one of three Halloween Dinosaur costumes I’ve been working on for my Grandchildren. This is Caden’s Triceratops costume. The sweats were purchased and everything else was made from felt. I created all the pattern pieces myself. The eyes are actually ping pong balls that “glow in the dark”! To complete his outfit I made a paper mache Dinosaur Egg basket…what else would a Dinosaur use to hold all his goodies?

Here are some more of our favorite entries from the 2013 National Sewing Month Drawing!

Theresa H. from Buckeye, AZ…

When I’m trying to keep up with which row is which while quilting I use alphabet (A-Z) beads to help mark my rows. The beads are usually used for jewelry crafts but they work pretty decent as a row marker. Just stick you quilt pins through the hole in the bead and then pin to the top of your row.

Penelope C. from Henderson, NV…

Penelope C.

This is a gift for an adorable two year old, after testing a pattern – Chilly Mondays. All seams are either hidden or French seam, and the bias tape hem is hidden too. I’m really happy with the way that it came out.

Karen Zika from Statesville, NC…

Karen Z.

Use your thumb to cover the corner stitches before clipping the excess fabric. This steadies your work and prevents clipping through the seam threads while allowing you to trim the corner closely.

Luann F. from Moline, IL…

Luann F.

Personalized Birthday Bear

After completing the crocheted bear, I made a pattern for the diaper. The diaper is lined, has elastic at the leg area, in between the fabric and lining. The diaper has Velcro to hold it snug around the bear’s waist, sewed a pre-made satin rose on the outside of the diaper as an embellishment. I embroidered birth information on the back side of the diaper to personalize.

Chris S. from Shelby, NC…

When you turn a seam inside out like a handle for a purse or the straps on an apron, slip a dowel rod in at the seam and iron with steam, very hard. Pull the dowel rod out and now you will be able to get that seam to lay nice and flat without any problem. I keep all sizes of dowel rods around for just this project.

Cassady L. from Newcastle, CA…

Cassady L.

I made the entire dress that I’m wearing. It’s a boned corset with three layers. The skirt is gathered to the underskirt at several (I think 12) places. I used a simplicity pattern for the skirt, and another simplicity pattern for the corset. The tie I made myself. I used a LOT of fabric (About 13 yards all together).

There were so many more wonderful entries, thank you so much to all of you who entered. If you’re putting your sewing skills to use for Halloween this year, be sure to enter the Handmade Halloween Costume Contest going on right now!

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