Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tiny Seamstress Throwdown!

My BFF (yes, I'm 27 and I have a BFF!) Roni is moving in 10 DAYS! And before she leaves I'm challenging her to a little competition and we are inviting all of you to join! This is the perfect way to learn how to sew a bag. I promise you WILL NOT REGRET THIS! While I was watching my good friend Bobby Flay last night, I came up with this "sew simple" pattern in 20 minutes flat! That's how eeeasy it is! The object of this challenge is to to take this pattern:
And turn it into something super clever and original! Double straps, single strap, no straps, lots of pockets, flowers, bows, flaps, the options are endless. You just have to keep the body measurements the same. Once you've completed your masterpiece, post it on your blog and/or email me a picture at tinyseamstress(at)yahoo(dot)com. Roni and I will choose TWO Grand Prize Winners on July 25, 2009 before she leaves! First place will win a Jumbo Glam Bag (Tiffany's favorite):
(Note: I have NEVER given a Jumbo Glam Bag away and this may be the last.)
AND
Second place will get a Classy Sophisticated Kit (Roni's favorite):
You can make your bag out of whatever you'd like, sheets, old shirts, fancy fabric, whatever! The object is to create an original and clever design! We will post the winner's bags, on the 26th! So get sewing!
To get your pattern leave a comment with your email or send me an email and I will get it right back to you! That way I know who's participating!
And...if you blog about this you will win my unconditional love OR maybe there will be a third prize drawing where everyone who blogs about it will be entered to win a little something special!
Also, Just for fun, Roni and I will be posting our bags shortly for our throwdown. Everyone will be invited to vote on your favorite...and you still have a chance of winning even if you vote for Roni!

19 comments:

Kelcie and Devon Kellogg said...

Ok tiff, I want a pattern. I don't think I can get it done in 10 days since I am still in school, but shortly I will a graduated college student and I wanna make this. Anyway, so send me a pattern, thanks! kelciek@live.com

The Postons said...

Bring it on! I cant wait to see what you come up with.

Tate, MeriBeth & Presdee said...

Hey I'm in. Send me the pattern please! This my first bag prepare to be amazed.

Mathews Family Blog said...

I think this will be a blast!!!

Send the pattern this way! I am going to challenge my daughter and her friends to do this too {all 12-13 yrs old}.

I need to replace my old bag anyway! yay for an excuse!

pattyruth14 said...

okay I'll give it a whirl!

The LeVangie Family said...

I need a pattern please. You forced, oops, I mean talked me into it. ;) Pretty sure you have my email.

lindsay w. said...

i've never sewn except a baby blanket once, but my mom has sewn all my life and offered me a sewing machine (she has lots) so maybe this can be my first thing! i don't think mine will be done in time but it will be fun!
email is mama2boys@tampabay.rr.com

stacy said...

I think this sounds like so much fun. Maybe I won't mess up the cutting like I did for the glam bag ;) Thanks for posting such a fun challenge.

Stacy Hite

stacy said...

I think this sounds like so much fun. Maybe I won't mess up the cutting like I did for the glam bag ;) Thanks for posting such a fun challenge.

Stacy Hite

kelliemorgan said...

I would love to join. Sounds like fun! Thanks!
kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

angela said...

I'd love to join! I clicked over to your site from Kati Cupcake. I need something to get me back to the sewing machine.

Doris said...

Can you email me the pattern, please?

Doris
auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen said...

Count me in... Please send the pattern.

Carlie said...

Please email me the pattern I would love to participate. Love your patterns and blog. forevercrafty@gmail.com

Char said...

Ooh! Can't wait to make this bag! The ideas are already stirring

Char
sahnhsjna@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Wow, what an exciting challenge I will definitely have a go too!

Mathews Family Blog said...

love to participate, but forgot to leave my email... flame4matches at hotmail dot com. THANKS!

Lyndsee Bates said...

Hey Tiffany, okay so this is the bag I want, the GLAM BAG!!! I love it!!!! Do you have your fabric choices on here? I'll have to dig a bit more :) Love them all!!! HUGS!!!!

Kimber said...

Oh man! I missed it by a month.

I just found your glam bag in Abbotts in Rigby but they didn't have the pattern. I took your "Tiny Seamstress" name off of the tag where the pattern should be. I've only made one bag from another pattern that I bought in Porters at Rexburg but it didn't turn out near as cute as your glam bag. I saw that another store in Rigby has it (listed in your sidebar) but they were closed by the time I got home to call. So I bought the fabric (I guesstimated on what I would need) and I hope to pick up the pattern on Monday.

Thanks for sharing your creativity! I love the colors and fabrics that you put together. Each bag has it's own flare and personality!