Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day

Today is Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew! In fact, it is an all week event.

For the event, I have prepared a zippered case for you to bring notions, needles and threads for sewing on the go (notions not included!).
Sew On-theGo Zippered Case

For those who don’t know me, I love creating things with fabric, either projects I design on my own or following patterns/tutorial by others. And most of all I like sharing my projects and inspiration with you.

I’ve always wanted to make a sewing case for projects on the go. Currently when I have a quilt to bind, I bring my needle, thread and other notions in a Ziploc. When I saw these two tutorials lately (here and here), it inspired me a zippered case. Installing zippers is not my favorite part, but I do like things zipped up. I’m always afraid I could loose something. A big thanks to Krista at Spotted Stones for her clear photos on how she installed her zipper and to the designer, Masko Jefferson, of the Zip Organizer from Rashida Coleman-Hale’s book, Zakka Style.

Here is a few more pictures of the case I made:

Sew On-theGo Zippered Case
Sew On-theGo Zippered Case

If you would like to win it, just leave a comment on my post telling me what kind of projects you like to bring with you. The giveaway is open until December 7 at 5 p.m. PST. It is open internationally  I’ll announce a winner by Sunday and I’ll ship the case by Dec. 14. Good luck to you and have nice week browsing new blogs! Now, I just need to go and make one case for me!

Update : And the winner is comment 55.

Congratulation Dina! the case is for you. I’ll contact you by email for your address. Thanks to everyone who came to visit my blog. I had a great time this week reading your comments and visiting some new blogs.

208 thoughts on “Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day

  1. Marika

    I like to bring EEP projects or even hand quilting project (like pillows or other smaller item). And what is that fabric with the feathers ??

  2. Kay

    This is just lovely and the feather fabric is beautiful, thank you for sharing. I like to take hexies around to do EPP and this would be perfect for a few.

  3. Irina

    I find this little cases really useful when I'm hand sewing the binding of my quilts, while sitting on the sofa… just little hand sewing projects like that. It's a lovely zipper case, thanks for the chance!

  4. Fiber of All Sorts

    Oh my I need to tackle zippers again. . . years away from them make me leary! I adore this giveaway! I usually bring knitting with me as it's easy. I have some EPP pieces but need to get some of "MY" fabric and not the drab 80's fabric that is cut out for it. Le'sigh.

  5. camelama

    LOVE this – the fabric, the quilting – and a perfect little notion carrier for all the embroidered dishtowel projects I bring along. 🙂

  6. Mali

    Oh how useful! I love anything thhat gives me a chance at being organized. I have several hand sewing projects in the works and it is always great to be able to bring them along.

  7. Dreaming Monet

    oh my gosh! that is the cutest. i've been carrying my notions in this weird old slippery silk bag which is not meant for this purpose at all; everything falls out when i open it. i carry hand-quilting with a lot and am beginning to learn embroidery. thanks for the chance!

  8. SisterlyLove

    I l-l-love that. It's the prettiest!

    I'm working on a hexie quilt and that would be perfect to carry all my notions in. 🙂 I also knit and crochet and it would come in handy for that too!


  9. Maevy

    Superbe et tellement pratique! I like to carry my hexies with me, and this would be perfect to bring my needle, thread and scissors along. The feather fabric is just gorgeous!

  10. Andrea

    I usually bring a knitting project with me – which means I need my little scissors and needle for darning in ends, and some stitch markers ('cause they always like to go AWOL)…

  11. Allison

    this is a fantastic little notions case! thanks for the great giveaway! I like to bring EPP Hexies or bindings in need of handstitching around with me 🙂

  12. Mina

    Oh what a cute case. I really need something to take with me to Quiltcon. I like to take my hexies with me, but I just use a plastic baggie.

  13. sara without the h

    Cute! I always bring some little embroidery project with me when I know I'm going to be sitting somewhere with nothing to do. This would be perfect for all the little things I bring with me.


  14. Megan

    I could so use this! I am working on felt playfood and items for an advent calendar and would be great to bring on the go with me. Thanks!

  15. Coffee Break Whatever

    I love the pouch! What a great way to carry! I haven't done that before, but on the 19th I plan to go to my first quilt along…at a local quilt/sewing machine store…and all day any quilter can come and help make "quilts of valor" quilts to give soliders as they come home from duty. I have to take my machine and "general" supplies, but fabric is provided! I could take my "generals" in this pouch! Thanks for the chance!
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

  16. ELNM

    I'm just getting back into embroidery, so that is my "to-go" project. Thanks for the tutorial recommendations – I need all the zipper help I can get. Would love to win – many thanks!

  17. Macska

    Gorgeous! This would be perfect – I always have to hunt for something to put pins/needles/thread/etc in when I take sewing out and about. 🙂 (Usually sewing projects I take out are hand finishing, such as hand-sewn hems. Good to do while socialising.)

  18. Dina

    I usually like to bring a crochet project or maybe cross stitch. Something I can pick up for a few minutes at a time without getting totally lost. I love your pouch! I am almost ready to try some out. Lately I've been making fabric baskets and totes, and loving them!

    1. Dina

      Josee, thanks for contacting me (thought my email was associated with my profile) WOot! itsdrucilla(at) Thanks so much!

  19. Maureen Hayes

    This is a lovely sewing case and I can see why you want me for you as well. I am mainly a papercrafter, but have just started dipping my foot in the sewing pool. I would love to have this to take to classes or even just to someone's house and not have to worry about sticking myself with needles, scissors and the like. I have been using the ziplock bag method as well, and this would be a delightful upgrade. Thank you for participating in this giveaway, I love finding new blogs to follow and meeting new people through this.

    Merry Christmas!

  20. jeifner

    I'm always scared that i'll loose something or it'll get dirty so I rarely bring sewing things with me. Sometimes yarn in a ziploc bag. I like your case so much better! Especially with the feathers and neutrals.

  21. Peggy

    Ha! You are just like me – throwing things into a cheap bag to take along. Terrible! I am either toting a crochet project or a small quilt that needs binding sewn down.

  22. Katy

    that's gorgeous! I always carry small english paper piecing projects with me. That case would be absolutely perfect for my little hexies!

  23. Nati

    It is gorgeous, becoming a follower after I leave this comment. Thanks for the chance to win, I like to take my embroidery and crochet with me. as it is the easiest to carry!

  24. Joy

    I've just started learning to hand piece. I go to a local church were a group of ladies get together once a week to sew. My new friend Isla, is teaching me. This case would be so helpful to me. Right now, I am using a recycled plastic box my husband bought screws in. I need something better. I love your choice of fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  25. KellyS

    I do English Paper Piecing sometimes and need something like this to keep all my templates and fabric in order! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Deb

    I carry with me EPP and books just about everywhere, binding to quilt meetings or for sitting in the car. I've carried embroidery, too, but don't have a project underway right now.

  27. slacker

    I usually bring spinning with me – fiber & a drop spindle. Though I just started learning to crochet & that's pretty portable, too…

  28. Shannon

    this is so cute! I made a needle book, but didn't add zippers and my small scissors always fall out! I travel with EPP projects (hexies and stars) and/or crochet.

  29. Anonymous

    This is so incredible gorgeous! It would be perfect for bringing my bits and bobs to my quilting retreats. Thanks so much for posting such a lovely give away! My email address is jo-annep at telus dot net

  30. Libby

    Love it! I bring my knitting everywhere, and this would be perfect for stick markers and tapestry needles. Thanks for the chance!

  31. Artfulscribe

    You did such a beautiful job with this needle case…lovely details! I like to travel with a small-ish knitting project, but I've also discovered embroidery "doodling" and am in dire need of a needle case like yours! Thanks so much for participating in the giveaway 🙂

  32. Christine

    I am driving across the country and I was wondering what I could use to take some of my sewing tools as I will be mending some of my daughter's clothing when I visit her. Your little zippered case would be a great item to hold my needle, thimble and threads.

  33. Amy

    Love it! Currently I am a knitter but have been collecting embroidery things to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway ! amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  34. MRee

    This is absolutely *beautiful* and looks *so* handy! I like quilting and, like you, enjoy taking my binding somewhere comfortable to do my handfinishing. This looks perfect for just such a project. Thank you for giving such a lovely gift! God bless!

  35. sixtyfourcolorbox

    I usually bring along research for my next projects. A pattern or two to read over so I'm ready to get going when I get home. Or I take along mending or hemming to finish up.

    anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

  36. Jamie B

    I've got an embroidery sampler I've been "working on" for a long time that I carry along when I go places. A stitch here, a stitch there… 🙂 This is a lovely product, by the way!

  37. Mary Nease

    Ooh, that's adorable! Knitting is typically my portable work, though sometimes I bring my sewing machine with me if I'm going to stay somewhere for a while, especially if there's no wifi!

  38. Andi

    Many a time I have had a quilt tag along with me as I hand-stitch the binding. I've often wished though that I had some sort of stitching project to take with me that wasn't quite so big! 🙂

  39. Tas

    Oh that is beautiful. Stunning fabric too.

    I tend to leave my sewing at home and take my knitting with me when I head out.

  40. Jenny

    That is lovely and useful. I have no needlebook at all, but I do like to take hand embroidery with me. thanks for this giveaway!

  41. Susie

    Seriously beautiful!! I would use this for my little knitting accessories – I love how it has a pouch and zippers open flat (nice to keep open on my lap on car-rides). Your work and fabric combinations are stunning!

  42. Mhairi

    I don't have anything specific but I love to bring something to sew everywhere I go. I have stitcheries, hand sewing, miniature softies and knitting so I always have something to grab if I am going camping or away.

  43. Elizabeth

    I love the swirled pattern for the quilting of the top and inner fabrics! And I really like the single elasticized pocket at the bottom for sewing supplies storage! Right now I'm carrying my small embroidery patterns in a Papyrus bag (it's the thicker kind with the cord handles, but it doesn't really work well as a fashion statement!)

  44. KatieQ

    I like to hand sew the backs of my quilt bindings so I save then for long car trips (when I'm not driving of course). I also like to take redwork stitching along with me. I have admit, I keep my supplies in a small zip lock plastic bag.

  45. Vivian

    Very good idea, I always use the ziplock too but that is much better. I always bring my cross stitch project with me when I know I will be waiting. Thanks. Vivian

  46. Oso

    Nothing. I would like to take so many things with me, that I prefer to choose a book and forget about the rest. For mental sanity's sake.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  47. Anita

    Embroidery is nice, but I also take knitting or crochet at times. Thanks for a chance to win. I love your quilting work on the kit. =)

  48. Vivian

    Thanks for the chance!!!!

    I have in my take everywhere carry-all some cross stitching and usually a knitted scarf I'm working on.

  49. alliemarie

    Charming and beautifully made! I love the fabrics too!
    I would like this so I could bring some of my supplies to my very part-time desk job- I never leave myself enough time to gather things before I head out the door. This would be perfect!

  50. moonlightsewing

    I don't do a lot of hand sewing, so I often don't have a project to bring along (sad face). Though, I just recently learned to English paper piece, so now I need to plan something that I actually CAN bring along!

    em_komiskey at yahoo dot com

  51. lucia

    Wow it's such a beautiful case! I like to just carry a sewing kit EVERYWHERE with me- and it would be amazing in this beautiful case. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  52. Djaj

    I often bring along my on-going knitting, or my crossstitch. But I'd love to carry handsewn quilting like hexies, it seems possible but guess what : I need a pouch for my thread and needles !
    Thanks for the chance !

  53. Leo

    Hexagons, and lately I started trying myself at ahnd quilting, so I draw patterns on left over wholecloth bits and take them with me.

  54. Kitty Vane

    Outside of home, I tote whatever is feasibly portable with me, be it hand sewing things or little bits of knitting (I make soft toys, so everything is small and easy to fit in my bag). I take a ferry to a little island where I study pretty much every weekend, and the ferry ride over is just long enough to get a good bit of sewing done.
    I also carry my sewing things from floor to floor (my workroom is on the first floor, and the living room on the third) at home, so I can do the more tedious bits like stuffing and sewing on snaps in front of the telly. Mostly this is done by stuffing things in my pockets and hoping I don't prick myself with my needles or scissors! 🙂

  55. helen ethel studio

    Oh my, that is a beautiful case!!! I LOVE the colorway and that feather fabric. I unfortunately spend an average of 1.5 hours each way on public transportation commuting to and from work – which, i calculated yesterday- ends up being 15 hours per week – or 60 hours a month. it was a depressing realization. however- i've been wanting to take up embroidery because it is something that would work well on a commute such as mine. your case would help me out so much! : ) Thanks for the giveaway.

    I'm hosting one on my blog as well, so stop by if you'd like! )

  56. usagypsy

    Zippers intimidate me too! I really need to work on that as I have several projects that need one! I will bring all sorts of projects with me. Knitting,crocheting and quilting. All depending on size and what I'm working on at the time. Your little on the go bag would come in handy. Love it!

  57. Kimberly

    I am working on a few English paper piecing projects. I took them camping this summer and have started a new one as well. This case would be super handy! Thank you for the giveaway!

  58. Tammy

    I do all kinds of sewing & crafting and machine & hand embroidery. So I always have ahdn sewing work of some sort to take along with me. I usally just keep a market tote and i drop whatever I am working on in it and take it along on my errands and trips.

  59. momof3girls

    What an adorable pouch! Currently I'm hauling my crochet hook and yarn around to make Christmas presents. I still need to do the binding on a quilt too.

  60. Bonnie58

    Great pouch. I like to do handwork in the car so this would be great. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw. Merry Christmas to you.

  61. Kaynik

    I bring different items depending on the stage things are. I take a quilt with me if it needs the binding done, or a label to attach. I'll do a bit of easy knitting while I'm waiting.

    Thank you for the chance to win.
    ktreve (at) hotmail )dot) com

  62. Gayla

    This would be great to have for an emergency kit while traveling. Once I sewed a dress by hand while riding in a van for 2 1/2 days to go on a missions trip.
    freesignge (At) gmail COM

  63. Andrea Folsom

    I have a hanging ABCs pocket project my mom made for my daughter – she played with it so much it needs to be fixed in a lot of places by hand, which is a slow process in little 5 minute chunks of time!

  64. littleblackduckblog

    Lovely job on the needle case. Great fabrics. I tend to take knitting with me as most of my sewing is done on the machine. I do however take my sketch book so that I can work on my ideas when I can

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