Sew Grateful Giveaway!

Lovely Friends, in accordance with the Sew Grateful schedule, we’re holding a giveaway here at A Fashionable Stitch. I’ve combined a few of my favorite things at the moment just for you! Yay! Up for grabs is the Sewaholic’s sensational Refrew top (just in stock via the shop!) and 2 1/4 yards of this 60″ wide summer punch cotton knit (enough for any of the versions of this fabulous knit top!). I’ve also thrown in a yard of white tailor’s tape for good measure as the pattern calls for a package of twill tape – this for the shoulder seams so 1 yard should be more than enough. The fabric is from Yellow Bird Fabrics and would be a great, no fantastic sew-up for someone who hasn’t worked with knits before and is ready to give them a try. It’s a perfect knit for the Spring weather I’m dreaming of. And don’t forget, you don’t need a serger to use this pattern or fabric, so definitely enter!

To enter, I want to hear what you’re “sew grateful” for – and by this I mean something sewing related, Ok? Ok. As for me, I’m so happy to be apart of a great online community that shares their talents, secrets and style with each other. I am so inspired, everyday, by the lot of you! Thanks so much for your support and sweetness to me! Now, enter away! You’ve got til Friday, February 9 and anyone, anywhere is welcome to join in. May the most grateful win!

kiss kiss,
Sunni

  • ParisGrrl - I’m grateful to have my own space to create in, and a sewing machine that is a pleasure to run.ReplyCancel

  • Evie - I’m sew grateful for my sewing room. It’s not glamorous or particularly organised but its a little haven I can escape to when the world gets a bit too busy.
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway…something else to be grateful for.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley0107 - I’m sew grateful for the wonderful blogging community. Everybody is so generous with their knowledge, posting excellent tutorials or giving super helpful advice. And then there’s the amazing giveaways! ;) And the sewalongs! What a lovely sense of community you get when doing a sewalong :) When I started sewing and blogging, I didn’t realise I would ‘meet’ so many amazing people :)
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!
    Ashley xReplyCancel

  • Biblioph1le - I’m grateful that there are so many fantastic bloggers out there willing to share their techniques and tips with us. I’ve learned so much from them.ReplyCancel

  • molly - Everyone seems to be loving the Renfrew! I’m sew grateful for how nice and supportive the online sewing community is, every comment I get is either helpful or a complement and that just makes you feel good.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I’m ‘sew’ grateful for a way to connect with my mom, even though we live 1500 miles apart. We trade pictures via email, and we’re always excited to hear what the other is up to. She got me started in this hobby when I was a pre-teen, and I love that it is still something we share.ReplyCancel

  • Ang - I am sew grateful for the confidence and self-worth that sewing gives me. To be able to start with a piece of fabric and make something that either I, or a friend of mine, will really enjoy makes me feel a sense of accomplishment that makes me want to continue to develop my sewing skills and push myself in all my creative endeavors.ReplyCancel

  • Mons - Hi Sunni,
    I’m sew grateful for all the e-community and for at last being able to make clothes that are my size with perfect fit and for being able to make little things for my loved ones! :) ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - What a delicious giveaway!!! I LOVE that colour!!!

    I’m incredibly grateful for my mum, who taught me the value of making my own things, and for making sewing accessible to me, as well as showing me by example how anything is possible :) I’m also so grateful that I found this amazing community, who inspire me daily and help keep me motivated :) ReplyCancel

  • Claudia - Thank you for this amazing giveaway! I am sew grateful to be able to attend weekly sewing classes with an extremely talented and experienced teacher where I learn drafting and tailoring/couture techniques. My husband and I relocated to Brazil a couple of years ago, and live in a city where sewing classes are readily available. Needless to say I’ve been soaking everything like a sponge, and hopefully will be at a much higher level once we return to the US in a couple of years… Also, very thankful to all the sewing sites out there for their ideas, inspiration and tutorials… for being able to go back to the US yearly and stock up on books and patterns… and for giveaways. Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Francesca - I am sew grateful for sewing machines. Although I enjoy doing the hand finishing on garments, I am really glad that I do not have to sew long seams or top stitching by hand. I am also grateful for zig zag machines with which to sew lovely red knit fabric.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I’m grateful for the online sewing community – it’s helped me to expand my sewing skills so much and not be afraid to attempt more complex projects. There is so much shared knowledge online now, it’s just wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda T - I’m grateful for a Mom that gave me the inspiration to take up this art of sewing. I’m grateful that she was willing to turn me loose with the machine and having confidence in a ten year old that I would not put a needle through my hand/finger. thanks Mom!ReplyCancel

  • Trice - I am so grateful that I have a hobby that allows me to be creative, that allows me to like my body more and that I can share with others.ReplyCancel

  • Alexa - I’m sew grateful for all the bloggers who take the time to share their projects, successes and tutorials!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne L. - I am grateful for the endless generosity and inspiration from the online sewing community! There isn’t a big sewing presence in my area, but getting to see all the wonderful things happening around the web is such a joy.ReplyCancel

  • Kat - I am sew thankful that I have my own sewing space that is mine alone! I am sew thankful that I don’t have to set up and take down my sewing machine every time I get the urge to sew. :) ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Great giveaway! I am eager to try working with knits for the first time. I am sew grateful for the online sewing community and all that you can learn from it. Without it I don’t know if I’d be sewing.ReplyCancel

  • Mel - I’m grateful to all the bloggers out there — none of my friends or family sew but I have learned so much from so many different people I’ve never even met in the last few years. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J - Thanks so much Sunni for the fabulous giveaway!

    I am sew grateful for the decades that I’ve been doing hand stitching. If it’s not cross-stitch, it’s embroidery, hardanger or hand quilting. All this has now become really handy with garment sewing. I put a lot of hand stitching into my garments lately in keeping with couture techniques and quite enjoy it.ReplyCancel

  • Suzie - Thank you for such a generous giveaway Sunni!
    I’m sew grateful, that in this unstable economic time, I have a steady income that allows me to fund my rather expensive habbit (that would be sewing!)!ReplyCancel

  • Jane - oh, i love that color! i’m grateful for a lot of sewing things, but most of all, i think for the generous, awesome bloggers who make the most painstaking tutorials for things i just don’t understand out of books. thanks to all who bother to do that!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra - I’m sew grateful that a close friend trusts me enough to try to teach her to sew, giving me the opportunity to give something back to someone who was there for me when I really needed it, and promoting the awesomeness that is sewing!!ReplyCancel

  • Janette - I’m grateful to have received a sewing machine for Christmas this year. I am loving learning to sew. Perfect timing – I’ve really wanted to learn knits as I wear mostly knit tops but have been hesitant to try. This would be the kick I need! Pretty color, by the way…ReplyCancel

  • sarahscustard - I’m very grateful for my sewing club friends! It’s so awesome having a group of friends who all love to sew, are happy to share their experiences and knowledge, and are just fun to talk to. *sigh* #happythoughtsReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth B - I’m “Sew Grateful” for my mom who bought me my first sewing machine, and lets me dip into her stash of notions and vintage patterns whenever I need something. Plus, she’s always a helpful phone call away if I think I’ve screwed something up.ReplyCancel

  • Kathi Giumentaro - I am “sew Grateful” For my wonderful sewing space and for the knowledge that the Blogging community is willing to share. The time bloggers spend putting together posts to share their information is truly heart warming.
    Thanks for a chance at this give away.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - I’m sew grateful for the fact that online sewing communities never make you feel stupid or that you’re asking a silly question. It’s such a relief when you’re a little lost and still learning the basics.ReplyCancel

  • Retha - I’m sew grateful for all the fantastic sewing blogs available today. Thru blogs, I’ve learned alot about sewing that I may not have discovered on my own. Thank you to all you Bloggers who take the time to post tutorials and other helpful information! Truly, I’m very thankful to you all.ReplyCancel

  • zoe - there are so many things that I am “sew grateful” for – my own space to sew (and mess up), the on line sewing world with wonderful people who do wonderful tutorials but particuarly wonderful people who do wonderful give aways!!!!! that fabric looks gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • nicoleatobin - What a great giveaway. I am thankful for the blogging community and wish I had found it earlier! I am also extremely thankful that i bought a bernina 430 on a whim. I was sitting in DC on training an got an email that it was buy a bernina and get a serger free! The two machines have really changed my life and really helped me up my sewing game! Thank you for your fantastic shop too!ReplyCancel

  • Debi - Brilliant! What a lovely giveaway! I’ll be sure to highlight it tomorrow as part of the Sew Grateful Week! xoxoxoxo DebiReplyCancel

  • Yvette Friendship - I am sew grateful for my mum introducing me to sewing and finding this whole world of online support and inspiration. :) ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I am grateful for learning how to sew. It is so rewarding and and I love wearing clothes made by me!ReplyCancel

  • Marchelle - I’m Sew Grateful for my husband. He is my number one sewing accessory. He bought me my sewing machine, supports all of my ideas, encourages me to sew, holds me when I’m sure I’ve ruined my machine, helps me figure out the problem and fix my machine, and never complains when the sewing machine is louder than the TV in our tiny apartment.

    Essentially he’s awesome. :) ReplyCancel

  • Anna - I sew, sew, sew grateful for my husband who not only supports my desire to and interest in sewing, but even gives me a friendly push sometimes to keep at it.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - I’m grateful that sewing exists on so many levels. You can dabble in making things at home, commit to making your entire wardrobe or have a career in the apparel industry.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - I am grateful for the chevron fabric that arrived in the mail Saturday. I’m sewing up some new curtains this week.ReplyCancel

  • Clio - I am sew grateful to my wonderful husband who, when I decided to upgrade my SM, hunted high and low to find the SM I wanted at a price I could afford.ReplyCancel

  • Christi - I’m sew grateful for the online sewing community. Before I started reading online blogs and the like my sewing was dreadful and I had little interest in it because of that. But by reading a lot of wonderful blog posts I slowly started enjoying sewing again and have vastly improved my skills.ReplyCancel

  • Phoebe - I’m grateful for my sewing machine, which is making my recent attempts at sewing knits so much more easy and fun than with my last machine. I can’t wait to whip up a bunch of cute stripey t-shirts and tank tops for the summer.ReplyCancel

  • Erika - I am sew grateful for all the help and encouragement my near and dear one’s have given over the years. My grandmother who gave me my sewing machine, my mom who taught me to sew and who continues to be my number one fit- & emergency-consultant even though we live 600 kilometres apart (photos and phones are great) and my boyfriend who encourages me to sew – since he knows it makes me happy – even though it means me spending less time with him. And then of course all the friends (both irl and by the internet) who have helped and cheered on, one way or another over the years…ReplyCancel

  • Alice - Thank you for your giveaway. I love kits and your gift is a very thoughful one ! I am grateful for having the opportunity to try sewing. In France, people who sew are rare, and young ones are even more unusual ! Have a nice day !ReplyCancel

  • LauraD - I’m sew thankful for my nieces. Without them, I probably wouldn’t be sewing as much as I do now!ReplyCancel

  • jeanine - I’m sew grateful for the huge amound of resources available on the internet these days. Amazing bloggers (such as yourself!) who post so much free information and fantastic, inspiring pictures. Every evening I’m so excited to go to the sewing machine!ReplyCancel

  • Averill - I just started sewing clothes again after many years away. I’m grateful for the generous community of bloggers and independent pattern designers whose tips, tricks, and ideas are both helpful and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Mika - I’m sew grateful for sewing in general. It keeps me sane and there’s always something new to learn.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I am sew grateful for a husband that understands sewing is my passion and not a hobby and let’s me escape away to my haven daily. I am also very grateful for two little boys who love to wear their mama made creations and choose them over the other clothes in their closets.

    Thank you for the fun giveaway, Sunni!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - I’m thankful for my mum having the patience to teach my 5-year-old self how to sew, and then sticking by me as I learnt new things, tried and failed many times, dealt with frustrations…

    She’s a great woman and the reason why I love sewing to this day!

    SamReplyCancel

  • Brianna - I’m sew grateful to have a creative outlet that is simultaneously productive. I love that being able to sew means that I can make pieces that are perfect for me and that I absolutely love, instead of settling for clothes that I like but don’t fit, or vice versa. I love the feeling of pride that comes with wearing your handmade items. And I’m unbelievably grateful for all of the amazing bloggers like you who’ve helped me become a self-taught seamstress (and keep me entertained on my lunch break)!ReplyCancel

  • Emma - I’m “sew grateful” for the wonderful online community that I’m learning so much from! And for my best friend who teaches me and is patient with my slow learning all the way across the country.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - Im sew thankful that my mom taught me to sew! She was a real artist with the needle, both by hand and machine. I have tried to emulate her love of the craft. The online sewists share Moms generous love of sewing and keep me deeply involved! Thanks for the ideas, challenges, and inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - Hello Sunni ~

    I’m sew thankful that I found this sewing on-line community. I have learned so much from your tutorials and I believe I am now on my way to better sewing. Thanks so much for sharing! BTW – I LOVE your green dress. :) ReplyCancel

  • Lesley - I’m so grateful for my wonderfully supportive partner who always tries to help me carve out time in our busy schedule to make time for sewing, encourages my crazy sewing binges, admires my finished projects, and (bless his heart) *tries* to help me pin my skirt hems….ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - I’m sew grateful for my family, who supports my sewing ventures and puts up with my photography requests!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Weese - I am sew-grateful for the patience sewing has given me and for the many friends that I have met while learning to sew. I am also grateful for the time to relax and enjoy something outside of work.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - I’m thankful for my friend, that have me her sewing machine a year ago when she moved across the country. I never expected to love my new hobby so much.ReplyCancel

  • Ngoc - I’m grateful for the sewing blogs on the interweb, yours included, because it is through these that I find inspiration and learn to sew during this last year.ReplyCancel

  • Magali - I’m grateful I have a large sewing room (half of the basement of my house) and that I have plenty of free time to sew as much as I want.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I’m ‘sew’ grateful for my mum, who introduced me into the world of sewing and taught me to sew. P.S.: What a great giveaway, Sunni!!ReplyCancel

  • SEw - well, hmmm Lately I have been thankful to even have time to sew with 2 kids! even if it is 6am!! :) thanks for the giveawayReplyCancel

  • Seeks - I am most grateful for the inspiration I find on line. It got me sewing again, it continues to remind me that mistakes should never end a hobby, and I have learned so many techniques on here! Thanks for being one of my inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • mamazilla - i’m sew grateful to my grandmother for teaching me to sew. we had a difficult relationship, but we always connected when it came to sewing. i will never forget the day when i noticed her watching me sew one day… her eyes welled up with tears and she said, “you sew much better than me now… you should teach me.” :) thanks for hosting this giveaway! :) ReplyCancel

  • MelodyJ - I’m sew grateful for craftster.org that inspired me to get more creative.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)comReplyCancel

  • Mariló - I’m grateful I have now a sewing space and to the internet without which I couldn’t have found such talented and creative people I can learn from.ReplyCancel

  • Curry Made - I am ‘sew grateful’ that I have the time, ability and opportunity to sew, and for the generosity of the online crafting community without which teaching myself how to sew would have been a more involved process. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • jadestar - I’m sew grateful for many things. First the amazing online sewing community. Its so inspirational. I’ve learned so much from the many blogs I frequent, and enjoyed my time doing so. Second the sewalongs and tutorials. I’m following several the moment, although not working on them as I don’t have time. But I know they will be there when I need them. Lastly for Sewaholic patterns. Patterns for pear shapes. I love it. Its always off putting when you like a pattern but know just how many alterations you’ll have to do before you can toile forget make it. This reduces that greatly. And they’re great patterns too. :) ReplyCancel

  • Mysmichelle - I’m grateful for this wonderful online community as well. I’m also grateful to have the nice sewing equipment I have, I used to quilt and I did samples for a shop – they outfitted me with some pretty awesome notions. I’m also grateful I had time this weekend to rehash my sewing area and organize! YippeeReplyCancel

  • Julie C. - I am sew grateful for the generosity of all the bloggers out there! I’m sew grateful for their tutorials, their tips, and their time spent trying to spread creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - I actually have a Sewaholic sew grateful. I somehow had lost two of the pattern pieces for my Pendrell pattern. I’ve used that pattern a bunch of times – it’s such a nice-fitting simple shell. So I grumbled and pulled out my linen version and re-drafted the front pattern pieces from that top, which worked OK. But I was still bummed that I didn’t have the originals. Then I did a good cleaning in my sewing room (a.k.a. guest bedroom) and yahoo! I found my missing pattern pieces under the bed.ReplyCancel

  • Dee - I’m sew grateful for the many many things I continue to learn as
    I continue on my sewing journey!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I’m thankful for the Sewing Mamas community, which has provided me with inspiration, advice, encouragement, and motivation in my quest to sew for my kids. I’m not sure I’d even be sewing at all without those mamas!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Stockton - I have only been sewing for a couple of years, and online tutorials might just be the only reason I’ve done it long enough to love it.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - I’m thankful for my sewing space. My hubby has graciously given me the entire guest room for sewing–what a sweetheart!ReplyCancel

  • lisa g - i am grateful for the entire sewing community and the wealth of knowledge so many talented people share. a year ago i had no idea this world existed! being able to pick up tricks and techniques has improved my sewing by leaps and bounds!ReplyCancel

  • raquel from Florida - I’m sew thankful for the internet and all my sewing buddies! Without them I’d be lost. I know how to sew thanks to all of them!ReplyCancel

  • Kira B. - I’m sew grateful for the online sewing community! I’m still learning and it’s wonderful that so many people are willing to share their knowledge with everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Kacia Castelli - I’m grateful that I have a skill set that can be used to produce things that are both functional and beautiful. It’s a perfect filter for my crazy, OCD, perfectionist, detail-oriented tendencies :D ReplyCancel

  • kirsty - I am sew grateful for the generosity and good humour of the sewing community ! I still cant believe that if I get stuck with something sewing related I can post on my blog and people totally try and help. How cool is that ? I love the sense of community we have, even though we all meet inn a virtual world. I especially LOVE seeing other peoples creations as they inspire me big time. Thanks so much for the giveaway ! xxReplyCancel

  • Janice - I’m “sew grateful” for the sewing blogging community that has taught me so much.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Burchard - I am sew grateful for the ability to make things for myself and the ability to pass this down to my kids. I can spend hours dreaming about the things I can make.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I’m sew grateful for an online community that is supportive of new sewers and all the bloggers who take the time to share their tips and tricks.ReplyCancel

  • kirsten - I’ve really wanted to try this pattern, and I love your fabric choice. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • sjune - I like to get ideas to make gifts and ways to use my stash to give gifts for bazaars or just little thank you gifts. A nice way to keep my hands busy and mind active.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - How about a Valentine’s/Sew Grateful mashup? I’m grateful for my supportive husband; as a beginning sewist who often thinks she’s smarter than she actually is, he’s instrumental in picking me up, dusting me off and sending me back to the sewing room to try again after a meltdown/disaster.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Quijada - I am grateful that I have a way to fit clothes to me rather than getting bummed that clothes don’t fit me.ReplyCancel

  • Ginnie - I’m grateful for inspiration from so many stupendous sewing bloggers, the fact that I have a space in which to create lovely things, daughters who appreciate the things I make for them, and a husband who doesn’t balk at the massive amount of sewing gadgets I’ve accumulated over the years. :) ReplyCancel

  • Audie - I have to agree with you about the online community. Without them, I would have never started (or continued) sewing!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - I’m grateful that I got a wild hair a few years ago (when I finally had a couple days of downtime) and decided I needed to sew something. A new machine followed and I’ve been sewing steadily ever since. It had been years since I last sewed, so it was like starting over. But that meant that I was able to discover the online sewing community and eventually go beyond the basic skills I started pit with. I really want to thank all the bloggers out there who share their skills.ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I’m “sew grateful” for your Ginger skirt sewalong– I don’t say this just to suck up, but thanks to you and the other lovely bloggers who guest posted, I made my first successful sewing project! After completing the sewalong, I felt like I could dive right in and make anything! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • scooter - Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I am grateful for the way sewing has allowed me to see my body in a new light, and made me realize that it’s the clothes that don’t fit me, rather than the other way ’round. It doesn’t get better than that!ReplyCancel

  • Marissa - Like many others here, I’m grateful for a mother who taught me to sew when I was young and took such pleasure in making things by hand that I couldn’t help but do likewise. I’ve lived without her for over half of my life, but the skills she taught me and the quilts and other garments she left behind are some of my most valued possessions. Thanks, Mom!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I am sew grateful for the ability to learn to sew. It means so much to have a creative outlet for myself, and it means so much to me to know that I can make things for myself, my husband, my little cousins, and- one day- my own children. It probably sounds silly, but coming up with ideas for sewing and then making them come alive makes me feel alive and interesting. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I’m ‘sew’ greatful for all the sewing blogs and sewing community. When I’ve tried to sew in the past I had the limited help of my mother and whoever at church I could ask basic sewing questions to(because they only quilted).
    Because of that sewing and I have had an on again off again relationship for about 7 years.
    Now that I’ve found so much help and support from the sewing community I’m able to learn so much and I always have a resource to go to for my (sometimes obvious) questions.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - I’m sew grateful for having a group of friends who I can sew with! It makes sewing a lot of fun because we socialize and divide up tasks based on what we like/don’t like to do, for instance: I hate ironing but my friend loves it! =DReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I’m sew grateful that sewing has connected me to a community of like minded people who understand when I spend all my money on fabric!ReplyCancel

  • Lizz - What a fantastic giveaway! I’ve been enjoying reading the responses.
    I was talking with an acquaintance of mine this week and he reminded me to be thankful for the talents that we have. I’m so thankful that I have the ability and desire to sew because it teaches me something everyday. Sometimes it’s a technique and sometimes it’s about myself and who I am.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I’m grateful I have a husband who understands how important sewing is to me!ReplyCancel

  • LM - I’m very, very grateful that there are so many fantastic people/bloggers that are taking the time to share their techniques, triscks and tips with us. I’ve learned so much! Thank you for the giveaway :) ReplyCancel

  • Grace - I’m “sew” grateful that I live in NYC were there a hundereds of fabric and trim stores for me to prowl. I am also very grateful for a loving boyfriend who puts up with my sewing messes.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - I really don’t mean to brown-nose, but I am ‘sew grateful’ for your blog and other sewing blogs like it. I did competitive sewing for many years and was good at it but found little enjoyment in the process. Now that I read sewing blogs, I’m constantly inspired to create and have returned to my sewing machine after a necessary hiatus. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - I’m grateful for having a boyfriend who not only supports, but actually encourages my sewing :) ReplyCancel

  • Megan - It’s hard to narrow down-so I’ll pick a few on the “sew grateful” theme. First, my mum and grandmother taught me sew and knit when I was pretty young. Now my mom is my go-to resource when I’m stuck with a sewing problem-especially when it comes to trouble-shooting my machine. I love how her expertise is just a phone call away!
    Also, sometime I’m the next month, I will be blessed with a baby girl. I’m grateful for the opportunities to do some baby sewing (which is fun!), I cherish the hope that she might be interested in knitting and sewing as well.ReplyCancel

  • Pamelyn - I’m sew grateful for a vibrant and creative sewing, people in my life who appreciate my work and my trouble-free (knock on wood) bernina!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - I am sew grateful for the internet: I could never have learned all that I have learned (in terms of sewing of course) in the past year without it and all the wonderful blogs that I follow.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I’m sew grateful for inspiration! 2011 was a super productive year for me (sewing-wise…we won’t mention the other areas of my life), and it’s mainly because I randomly started seeing amazing inspiration everywhere! In buildings or murals near my house, in nature, in wonderful fabrics, on Pinterest :) (what would we do without it?!).

    I’m also sew grateful for Yellow Bird Fabrics- the best in the state!- and for Sewaholic patterns- so simple! So stylish!ReplyCancel

  • Staci - I am sew grateful for the opportunity to share in this tremendously talented and awe inspiring community of creative souls that continually kindles my spirit. It amazes me the amount of unconditional love displayed between practical strangers via the sharing of ideas, projects, successes and disappointments. The mentoring and education given on these pages such as yours is a gift I feel truly blessed to have. I look forward each and everyday to opening my blog reader and catching up with you all over a cup of hot tea. It sets the very best of moods for the rest of my waking hours. Thank you Sunni for everything! You are a true gem!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I’m sew grateful for sewing blogs! They keep me inspired and I learn so much from them! I don’t have anyone nearby who sews, so I find this connection invaluable!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli B - I’m grateful for the fantastic online sewing community that inspires me on a daily basis, without which I would never continue soldiering on with my less than stellar sewing skills!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I’m sew grateful for the sewingmamas forum that has taught me soooo much about sewing! I wouldn’t be anywhere near the sewist I am now without them!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - This is awesome, Sunni, thank you! I’m sew grateful for all the free online tutorials and patterns I’ve found that have helped me better myself as a sewer! I’m continually amazed by how generous this community is!ReplyCancel

  • Margaraet - I am so grateful that you are having this give away so that I have a chance of winning it. I am also grateful for my sewing machines and the internet for blogs to show me when I am stomped and want to toss everything in the trash. I am grateful of people who are out there and willing to show me what went wrong and how i can fix it and look great and let me feel great that I got over that hurdle and have a great day. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • nikole - I sew grateful that I know how to sew and make my own patterns. I t has saved me any a times especially where my work wardrobe is concerned since most off the rack things here never fit well enoughReplyCancel

  • Risa - I’m sew grateful that my mother, grandmother and great grandmother collected buttons. I played with the collection as a child, inherited it as an adult, and feel very connected to my family each time I use some of these buttons on a garment.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - There are so many things I’m grateful for! I’m grateful for the people who read my blog and leave me lovely comments; for the amazing sewing community, which is teaching me so much about sewing; for the amazing length of lace I received in the first sewing blog giveaway I’ve ever won (from JuliaBobbin); for the amazing pressing tools I bought from A Fashionable Stitch (I kind of look forward to pressing now!); for my sewing room; and for my mom, whose giant sewing table I used to sit on after school every day while I described everything that had happened in my life and subconsciously absorbed the basics of sewing (I miss the hum of a sewing machine if it’s been a while since I’ve heard it).ReplyCancel

  • Linda Oldham Burns - I am grateful for a hobby that allows me to use my creativity!! And to be inspired on a daily basis by the sewing blog world!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Jean - I’m sew grateful for a mom who’s interested in sewing, too, and lets me use her huge stash!ReplyCancel

  • Anne C - I am really grateful for all the people who take the time to share demonstrations of techniques – I have learned so much and become a better seamstress. I take take on bigger challenges and know that someone will help me through the tough spots.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Cool! I’m sew grateful to have grown up in a creative house and I’m sew grateful that my children want to learn from me!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - I’m sew grateful to have had my interest in sewing reinvigorated, and to get such joy out of being able to create clothing and other items for daily life and gifts. It is also wonderful to have so many amazing resources to help me, through both family, friends, and online blogs and people!ReplyCancel

  • Anna | Mormor hade stil - I too am very, very thankful for the great sewing community. Both online, and offline! Just the other day, one of my best friends was cleaning out her fabric stash and a lot of her fabric found their way to my home – in perfect time to start the spring sewing for my daughter, and myself. I am also very greatful that I know how to make clothes that fit from scratch and how to mend clothes.ReplyCancel

  • Toni - I am Sew Grateful for my supportive husband. Ryan Gosling (http://handmaderyangosling.tumblr.com/) has nothing on my guy!ReplyCancel

  • Kris - I’m sew grateful for blogs and books that explain how I can take a pattern not made in my size and adjust it to something that fits me. I was getting so frustrated by the lack of plus size patterns in cute designs but now I feel like the doors have been flung wide open! Seeing other people adjust patterns I’m interested in has given me the confidence to try it myself.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I am grateful for my husband who not only puts up with but loves my constant sewing or talking about sewing. He is a great sounding board and helps me talk through projects all of the time. I am also grateful that you are hosting this giveaway! I have been wanting to order the Renfrew but my budget right now just doesn’t allow for it. Thanks for hosting!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - I am grateful for the on-line sewing community it’s given me the idea ski;;s and confidence to make my own clothes and is constantly helping me improve.ReplyCancel

  • adelaide b - I am grateful to my grandmother for teaching me to sew at a young age. There have been times in my life that I haven’t sewed, but I’ve always taken it for granted that I could make whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - What a fab giveaway, Sunni!! I am sew grateful for so many things, I’m not sure where to start. Today, I am sew grateful for a friend who brought over a big box full of vintage patterns. Sewing friends are great!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Knitters Delight - I am sew grateful for my new “Advanced Knits Sewing Class” where I can learn new techniques to make my knit projects look fashionable, professional, and mimic high-end RTW.ReplyCancel

  • Dana - I am sew grateful for my 11 year old daughter! I love that sewing gives us special time together. I am inspired by her constant creativity and am so happy that I am able to nurture and encourage that in her.ReplyCancel

  • Jill - I’m sew grateful for all of the sewing information and advice that’s available online. I never would have stuck with sewing if it weren’t for all of the resources out there that help to answer my silly questions and, more importantly, provide great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LeeAnn - I’m thankful that my sewing hobby allows me to connect with women of all ages, from elderly ladies at church to my nieces who just got their first sewing machine. :) ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - I’m ‘sew grateful’ for all the encouragement and support for my sewing projects that I get through my blog.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! :) ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Reid - Hello!

    At 6’2 im ‘sew grateful’ that sewing allows me the opportunity to design and wear the clothes that I want to, to express myself for the first time in my life as I see myself! Dresses, dresses, dresses!

    Best wishes, SandraReplyCancel

  • House of pinheiro - I’m sew great full for the friend I made and the lovely time I have sewing.ReplyCancel

  • maggie - I’m grateful to have time and space for sewing, and I’m grateful for the inspiration I find in the online community.ReplyCancel

  • maria - I’m greatful for my husband who bought me an awesome sewing machine for christmas. I love it so much.ReplyCancel

  • katie crismali - I am sew grateful for the online sewing community who have taught me nearly everything I know about sewing. I am grateful for everyone’s willingness to share knowledge and inspiration! I am also sew grateful for the generosity of so many who host giveaways :) ReplyCancel

  • Regina - I’m sew grateful for my husband who let me take over our second bedroom as a sewing room. I’m also sew grateful for my first ever official costume commission; I’m making a Tudor gown for a friend and actually getting paid!

    Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • paisleyapron - I am grateful for my mama, who showed me how to take a clipping from a fashion magazine or catalog and build a unique, beautiful, wearable garment.ReplyCancel

  • michelle - I’m grateful for having a mother that knows how to sew! If she didn’t, I don’t think I would’ve gotten into sewing at all…ReplyCancel

  • Magpie Mimi - I’m sew grateful that I’ve met so many wonderful new friends through sewing both online and in real life. I’m always shocked by the generosity of the sewing community of giving their time, experience and fabric (!) away to help others. I’m also very grateful for the new skills I’ve learned and hopefully the pretty wardrobe I’ll have by the end of it!ReplyCancel

  • Kris - I’m sew grateful for the online sewing community. I have books, but I find the excellent step-by-step pictorial instructions that bloggers have created work so much better for me. It still takes me forever to sew anything, but what I am sewing is becoming better quality.ReplyCancel

  • VictoriaR - I am sew grateful for my 4H leader, mom and grandma so many years ago who taught me the basics of sewing. I am also grateful for having my interest in sewing re-awakened by the great online sewing community, including you, Suni. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - I’m “sew grateful” for my ability to sew in a straight line. I made my son’s cloth wipes out of clearance flannel from Wal-mart and for only $4 made enough wipes to only have to wash every two days instead of buying disposable wipes every week, or paying $10 for 8 premade wipes. The money I’ve saved has gone towards more fabric (obviously).ReplyCancel

  • Frau Tipmatic - I thankful for my grandma. She gave me her old sewing machine and just by playing with it, I noticed, how wonderful sewing is. That was about two year ago. My grandma would not do any more stiches, as she is having dementia, which is the sadest thing, that I have ever experienced. I love her and it is so sorrowful, when she realises, what’s happening.

    She keeps on forgetting, every day she forgets a little more. But, when I talk to her about sewing, she is completely awake. She tells me about dresses she had made for my mum, when she was a little girl. She even can help me, when my machine is doing funny things. And she always advices me, to make large running stiches before sewing with the machine… Sewing is the yarn that keeps us together. Hope, you could understand my English….ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine - I’m ‘sew grateful’ for a husband who doesn’t blink an eye when I tell him that dinner will be a bit late because I have one more buttonhole to sew, or one last piece to cut out!ReplyCancel

  • Hpennie - I am so grateful for the online shopping I can do for sewing patterns and supplies. I live on a small island in Northern Ontario and wouldn’t have been able to take up sewing if it wasn’t for the online availability of sewing treasures. Your giveaway is wonderful as it includes all the necessary items to complete the project…it makes it so user friendly.ReplyCancel

  • Erinn - I’m sew grateful for a few stolen moments with my sewing machines. I always feel like it is completely “me” time, even when I am working on something practical for someone else.ReplyCancel

  • Suze - I’m sew very grateful for my beautiful sewing teacher Melinda, who fixes my mistakes, put up with me swearing like a mad woman when trying piping for the first time, and didn’t throw me out of classes when I announced I wanted to make a velvet jacket!ReplyCancel

  • alex - I’m sew grateful that I was able to find a great sewing machine at cost price. Hasn’t let me down yet!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I’m so grateful for my sewing machine! I know that’s an obvious when it comes to sewing, but it was a gift from my husband and it’s a bernina! I love sewing with it every single time!ReplyCancel

  • Dayl - I’m grateful that there is a community online that has helped my rekindle my love of creating through sewing! And that I have been able to find and support independent pattern companies. I do truly love making patterns that aren’t of the big box variety!!ReplyCancel

  • jes - i’m grateful to a man named jesse who sold me his mother’s little parson’s table. it’s just such a tidy little thing, stores all my thread and machine, and looks like another innocent cabinet when she’s all closed up.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Crayola Creepy - What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for hosting it!

    I am grateful for the online community as well. I get positive reinforcement and suggestions/help, all of which are invaluable for someone just starting out with sewing.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - I am sew grateful for the big space that I have to sew! My husband let me take over the dining room table on a pretty much permanent basis so I have a lot more room than many people have to work with.ReplyCancel

  • Tamsin W-P - I am grateful for many things, sewing related,; firstly to my mum for teaching me to sew, secondly to all the blogger out for their inspiration.. This was one of the first blogs I found and that I added to my reader. Thirdly Burdastyle for reigniting my interest in sewingReplyCancel

  • Jenelle - I am grateful for all of my blogging friends who are a constant source of support, help, and inspiration when it comes to sewing. I feel really lucky to have such an amazing group of people. :) ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I’m sew grateful for my grandmother, who always answers on my many questions..
    I’m sew grateful for the many inspirational blogs around, like yours, the feed my love for sewing every day!
    I’m sew grateful for my new sewing machine and my lovely sewingspace in the living room.
    But most of all I’m sew grateful for my lovely hubby, who supports my (expanded) hobby and even got me a new sewing machine for Christmas!!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - I’m grateful for my sewing machine that I inherited from my grandma and for super nice bloggers who’ve virtually taught me to sew. :) ReplyCancel

  • andrea - I’m “sew grateful” for the positive feelings sewing gives me. Whenever I have a bad day, a few hours of sewing changes my mood immediately. There are a lot of great moments I had with my sewing machine. When I sew I forget the time. Sewing is my own time.
    It’s just a pleasure to have the opportunity to sew.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Boscha, Author - I am grateful for sewing in so many ways, from making new clothes to the joys of online fabric shopping when I want to procrastinate and treat myself. But I think what I am MOST grateful for is how sewing quiets my mind. For me, it is active meditation. I think of nothing but the task at hand and it’s a wonderful way to put everything else that fills my mind these days aside.

    Thanks for putting this giveaway together!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Wow, awesome giveaway!
    I’m sew thankful for the online sewing community – it’s rare to find a group of people who are so unfailingly supportive, encouraging, brilliant, and creative!ReplyCancel

  • Ann - I’m sew grateful that I can now make clothes that fit me and my personal style! No more settling for what the department store throws at me!ReplyCancel

  • kaitui_kiwi - I am sew grateful that my husband bought me a dress dummy for my birthday – I don’t know how I ever survived without Scarlett before then! :) ReplyCancel

  • jody - Hi Sunni, I typically lurk, and it looks like I’m in good company seeing how many comments you’ve gotten to this post! I am so grateful that I have found this outlet for my creative side and that my family tolerates me escaping into it, particularly during times of stress! I am especially appreciative for amazing blogs like yours that keep me motivated and give me the push I sometimes need to strive for the best finishes and the most professional outcomes! I am continuously amazed at the beautiful garments people make, thank you thank you thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Montana - I’m sew grateful for all of you wonderful bloggers, you have all inspired me so much and made me feel so welcome!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I am sew grateful for how adaptable sewing is as a hobby. Sewing fits my life, whether I have time to crank out an entire garment today, or if I can only squeeze in a seam or two; if I have money for new linen and silk, or just enough scratch to nab a remnant at the thrift store. Whatever style or era is calling to me, whatever level of skill I feel like tackling, the world is my oyster.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I am sew very grateful for my mum. She’s been sewing forever and now is passing her knowledge onto me. I’m currently working on my first garment which she’s taking me through step-by-step. It’s been both an educational and enjoyable experience, I’m lucky to be able to learn a new skill and develop it with someone I enjoy spending time with.ReplyCancel

  • véronique - I’m sew grateful for my Mom, who’s the best sewing buddy I could dream of and who lets me take whatever I want in her stash of patterns and notions!ReplyCancel

  • Faye Lewis - I am “sew” grateful for the sewing knowledge I’ve accumulated over the last 5 years. Sewing relieves me in stressful times, and even though things don’t always turn out just as planned, I’m still in love with my craft. Please enter me in your contest!ReplyCancel

  • Karen L. - I am sew grateful for the wonderful table my husband made for me to house my sewing machine! It is beautiful, functional and made with love.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I’m sew grateful for my better half, Brandon. Not only does he buy all of my fabric and supplies, and provide a voice of reason when a project is getting stressful, but, now he’s also going out with me every week to photograph each creation for Sew Weekly! Poor guy :-) ReplyCancel

  • Lydia - I am sew greatful that I can learn sew much about sewing by reading blogs!!!ReplyCancel

  • HelenH - I am sew grateful for my husband who supports and indulges my sewing addiction, and for my 2 boys who not only wear the things I make for them, but go through my patterns and request things for me to make them!ReplyCancel

  • Emily S. - I’m sew grateful for the creativity and freedom I get from making my own clothes. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - I am thankful for all the sewing blogs out there on the interwebs. I’m new to sewing so being able to see others going through the same things that I’m going through and the tips and tricks that are out there are making my attempting to make my own wardrobe so much less stressful!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - I am SEW grateful for my grandmother’s sewing machine – a 1956 Singer. It is a solid specimen with few options, but it has endured my blunders and cross-continental moves like a champ.ReplyCancel

  • Cecilia Herrera - I’m sew grateful that I’m pursuing my new passion & learning to sew, little by little, along with the help of your site!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - I am “sew” grateful for all the sewing bloggers out there. None of my real life friends sew, so nice to have the on-line community to share and learn with. Also I am “sew” grateful that sewing is such a great stress buster!!ReplyCancel

  • Tina C. - I am sew grateful that I have a loving and supportive partner who, even when my projects over-flow into his work space, encourages me to sew and do other crafty things. I’m also sew grateful that when I ask him if something I’ve made looks alright on me, he’s honest.ReplyCancel

  • NancyC - I am soooo grateful that Cousin Fran loaned me her old Bernette Funlock. A whole new serging world opened up to me after decades with my trusty old Singer and my “new” Bernina 930. Could use that serger to make a lovely pink top!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I’m sew grateful that I was able to take a sewing class at the local adult school- it was so nice to meet people in person who are in to sewing! Although of course I’m sew grateful for the online community as well. :) ReplyCancel

  • Sonicka - I’m grateful that I have many people in my life that understand the value of handmade items. It’s fun to create for people who appreciate it!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - I’m sew grateful for all the bloggers out there in sewing land who give so much encouragement and ideas, which are particularly needed now I’ve just moved 12,000 miles away to the other side of the world to live. It means a lot knowing there are people like-minded all over with ideas and so many creative juices!ReplyCancel

  • novemberfoxtrot - I’m grateful for a never ending amount of inspiration! So many things to make!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - There are many things I’m Sew Grateful for! Here are a few…
    -my great aunt Evelyn for being a source of constant inspiration, having her sewing kit passed to me, and being able to use the bits and bobs that were hers
    -all the wonderful sewing blogs that provide constant inspiration and encouragement
    -my husband, who is nothing but supportive in my sewing adventures
    -my mother-in-law, who could give martha stewart a run for her money :)
    -and now, reading everyones gratefulness, which makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!ReplyCancel

  • Catharine - I’m sew grateful for the time I get to spend immersed in my favourite hobby!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I am sew grateful for the online sewing community. When I need motivation, you guys are there. When I need advice, you guys are there. When I want to show off, you guys are there. Though I love sewing, it’s so much more because I have this community around me. Thank you! (PS I have the pattern, so it’s probably not fair to enter, but that fabric would make a lovely cowl, and I just can’t help but want it!)ReplyCancel

  • gina - fingers. chopsticks & bobbins - I am sew grateful for the sewing blogs I stumbled across six months ago when I unpacked my mom’s sewing machine & decided I was going to teach myself to sew. I have learned a lot from reading different tutorials. These tutorials, seeing what others have made & even their sewing woes gave me a fantastic starting point along with realistic goals & ideas of what to expect. The awesome online sewing community also motivates me to enrich my knowledge & skills. But really (!) let me be honest, I am most grateful for learning some patience!ReplyCancel

  • Crissy - I’m so grateful that my tiny apartment has a huge walk-in closet that I’ve been able to turn into a sewing space. It’s not much, but I’m thankful every time I sit down that I have a creative space.

    I’m also grateful to the online sewing community! I’ve learned so much from reading your beautiful blog, Sunni, and others that my sewing has improved immensely!ReplyCancel

  • Ledys - I am actually sew grateful for Tasia’s Minoru sew along and pattern. My jacket is coming along so nicely and I am still in disbelief. Me, making a jacket?! Tasia’s has not been feeling well for the past few days… Here’s to a speedy recovery, Tasia! We miss you, thanks for all you do.

    And thank YOU for this awesome space and giveaway :-) ReplyCancel

  • Kat - Ooh great giveaway, I just missed out on the presale for this pattern! I am so (sew?) grateful for the generosity of the online sewing community, I have been blown away by how kind and welcoming everyone is, and by how everyone is so willing to give back for example through tutorials, sewalongs and giveaways. It’s just fantastic :) ReplyCancel

  • kslaughter - Like so many others, I am sew grateful for such an incredibly generous creative community. At this moment, I am also especially thankful for a warm, dry place to sew my heart out. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway—I’m sew grateful for your generosity ;-).ReplyCancel

  • CarmencitaB - I cannot be thankful/grateful enough for all the information/inspiration about sewing I get from all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - My family and I moved to the middle east a little over a year ago. Unfortunately, I had to leave my sewing machine behind due to baggage restrictions. I am sew grateful for my mother in law who made space in her luggage for my sewing machine when she came to visit a few months ago! YAY!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Kate - I love the colour, I’m being drawn to corals and watermelon hues for the (eventually?!) warmer weather! My biggest sewing related thing that I’m grateful for are all the people who I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know through this amazing online community of ours. There is no way I’d have improved quite so much or learnt as much in such a short time without all the bloggers out there so freely sharing their knowledge and offering so much support.ReplyCancel

  • Ira - I’m sew grateful for many online sewing communities. seeing people sharing something…i’m really grateful for it :) ReplyCancel

  • Tin - I’m grateful for the online sewing community of bloggers who love to share, inspire and especially TEACH! My love of sewing started in 2002/2003 and died off quickly. It was rekindled in 2007 but my then new machine frustrated me. And now thanks to you bloggers (and a new sewing machine), I’m back and ready to learn more!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I’m sew grateful for the overlocker machine that I got for Christmas – I’ve been longing to try out sewing with some knit fabrics.ReplyCancel

  • agirlinwinter - Hi, thanks for a great giveaway. I’m learning to sew and I’m sew grateful for all the help I’ve received from my sewing friends. I’ve been pestering them with questions and they answer them all patiently. One of my friends has offered to give me a sewing lesson every month. I’d be lost without them :-) ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle - I’m sew grateful that my mother hasn’t asked for her Bernina 830 back; I’m sorry Elna Air Electronic, but you’re not as nice to use as Bernie is.ReplyCancel

  • arlene - I’m very thankful that my mother started me sewing when I was a child. It has given me an outlet for my drive to create, also it has brought me the opportunity to meet a whole lot of wonderful people, in person and online….. It was also one of the reasons I came to the internet….
    Sewing has been a wonderful medicine during the hard times in my life. I’ve always been thankful for my sewing..the one thing I have always been able to count on
    ——-”sewing is my therapy, I’m preshrunk”——–

    hugsReplyCancel

  • Lesley - I am so grateful to finally have the time to teach myself to sew!ReplyCancel

  • Camilla - Sewing is a way to bring creativity into my life. I love working with my hands and turning a meter of fabric into a garment is hugely satisfying. I’m so grateful to the on-line sewing community for their inspiration and generosity.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Carr - I am ‘sew grateful’ for the generous way other sewists share their knowledge. I have used countless tutorials and tips from the on-line community and it always makes me think what a lovely species the sewist is – so ready and willing to share and help others acheive a better finish, fit and final garment.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Cameron - I’m sew grateful for independent pattern designers – I love their creativity and braveness! One day I hope to join them! AND I love that it gives us sewists the choice to buy paper, draft our own (in some cases) or puchase directly online and print at home! Love, love, love having soooo many choices!ReplyCancel

  • Inger - I am sew grateful for discovering a love of sewing at 40! Never to old huh? And to my mum for giving me a machine for my 40th birthday present.ReplyCancel

  • Njeri - I am grateful for the inspiration I get daily from the many sewing blogs, especially those who offer free patterns.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I’m grateful to have a baby boy coming in April. That means new sewing opportunities!ReplyCancel

  • Njeri - I am grateful for a great sewing community. I had given up sewing until I discovered blogs, and now every time I want to buy something for me or my son, the first thing that comes to mind is – I can sew that!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - I’m grateful for a sewing community that has such great tutorials-they have given me the confidence to take sewing back up and this has lead to a sewing machine given as a present!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - I am sew grateful for a mother and grandmother that passed along the skill of sewing. I am also sew grateful for the ladies and gents that share their love of sewing through the internet, my sewing has drastically improved since I found all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Radka - I´m grateful for so many lovely bloggs with sewing tips and inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Alice - I’m sew grateful for the sewing community and my sewing room!
    Thanks for this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Najoua - I’m ses grateful for all the tips and inspiration the sewing community is sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Hendy - I’m sew grateful for my grandmother’s wooden darning mushroom. It really is the most useful yet simple tool – used last at the weekend to darn my 10year old son’s school sweater. Whenever I use it I think about my Mum and Grandmother, who both used it before me, and whose needle scrapes are evident on the slightly hollowed out surface. Not your usual heirloom but evocative all the same.ReplyCancel

  • Saffity - I am sew grateful that through this wonderful skill of sewing, I have a way to continue in my Grandma’s path. I can connect my kids with my Grandma by teaching them this skill that she taught me, and hopefully in the future, I will be connected to others through those that I have taught.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I’m grateful my mom took the time to teach me how to sew, it has helped me to appreciate a whole world of crafting (and blogging), too!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - Im sgrateful for the online sewing community for providing detailed tutorials and videos of how to do different techniques. Thanks to them I’ve progressed from sewing in a straight line to sewing sleeves and darts and zippers and. Button holes in just 3 months ans becoming a huge fan of sewing.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - I’m sew grateful for the sewing/creating space that is my own. My husband and child know to stay out and the mess that I make can be left as long as I can stand it. Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Tania - I am grateful for my latest sewing purchase, my new snap on invisible zipper foot. It makes putting in a zipper so easy and has opened up a whole new sewing world for me. Along with my zipper foot all the fantastic tutorials that are out there on the internet have been enormously helpful. I also just want to give a big thank you to my gorgeous kids that helped me wade and sort through the disaster which was my sewing space two days ago. I and so happy to have it back.ReplyCancel

  • Uta - Fantastic giveaway! I’m sew grateful for a hobby that fills my mind with lovely images, my hands with satisfying work, and my closet with lovely garments!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - I’m grateful I have the opportunity to sew my own clothes! The store bought clothes never fit me :/ReplyCancel

  • sue - I’m sew grateful for my sewing space (including my awesome collapsible ikea table and my easy-to-sew-on Singer, both acquired in recent months), and the awesome online sewing community that inspires and teaches me so much — I’d truly be lost without it. :)
    Thank you for this sweet giveaway, Sunni!!ReplyCancel

  • Fiona - I’m sew grateful for my lovely new sewing space which my lovely man set up for me in our lovely new flat! It’s so brilliant to have all my sewing things around me when I sew and not have the chore of getting it all out just to do a little bit. I’m also sew grateful for my wonderful Nan and all the sewing tips and advice she has given me including her vintage patterns and some examples of tailors tacks she sent me in the post!ReplyCancel

  • mjb - I’m sew grateful for the wealth of inspiration and information available online, and for a husband who’s patient with my hobby and purchases.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I’m sew grateful for my grandmother, who always answers my many questions.
    I’m sew grateful for the many inspirational blogs, like yours, who makes my hands itch even more to sew.
    I’m sew grateful for my sewing space in the living room and my new sewing machine.
    But most of all I’m sew grateful for my hubby, who really supports my hobby and even got me a new sewing machine for Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Thalia P - I am sew grateful for the sewing community. They inspire me every day. Also to my wonderful mom who is gone now, but started me on this wonderful creative hobby.ReplyCancel

  • charlotte - wonderful! I am really and heartfelt thenkful for the online friends I have found since starting my blog nearly a year ago. It has made my dressmaking and crafting so much more.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I am sew grateful for all the creative bloggers out there who share their experience and their creations. I have learned so much!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - I am grateful I learned to sew the very early age of 10. I am now almost 60.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I’m sew grateful that I can harass and ask my mom for sewing advice….and for narrow hem foot, it’s amazing!ReplyCancel

  • jessie.bower@gmail.com - I am sew grateful for… my wonderful sewing machine a Viking Lena. I have worked at a non-for-profit for about six years and that leaves me little money to buy myself things that aren’t necessary. My parents new I really needed a machine since I love, love, love to sew and the machine I had couldn’t sew a foot without jamming. Everyone in the family pitched in to buy me that machine for Christmas 2006. I am sew grateful to have an awesome family and a machine that works like a dream.ReplyCancel

  • Sewing Princess - I am grateful that I was able to pick up sewing while I was off work and discovered the beautiful online community. I am grateful that my mom was sewing around me when I was young. Thanks to Sunni and all the other great bloggers out there.ReplyCancel

  • Samina - I’m sew grateful for so many things:
    *All of the great blogs I’ve found about sewing: They’ve provided me with tons of technical information, inspiration & lovely virtual friends
    *The space & means to have nice equipment to play with
    *The pleasure it provides me to create something with my own handsReplyCancel

  • Donna - I’m so grateful for the ability to sit up and sew at my machine again! I was sick and unable to do that for several years, and how I missed creating! And I’m grateful for all the inspiration on the web that makes me want to do everything!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I’m grateful for the awesome sewing community that is inspiring a newbie like me. I’m also grateful for my wonderful boyfriend who has helped me jump into this new hobby (on top of my loom, spinning wheel and mountains of fiber and yarn)! He was all for buying a machine (helped research), is sewing a little himself and helps me make sure all the seams look nice (he’s better at making an even seam at this point!)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I’m grateful to be able to make beautiful garments for my family and decorations for our home. I love seeing us dressed in something I’ve put so much heart and thought into. Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - I am sew grateful for my technical ability to sew, my creativity to put my own twisted twist on things, for the wonderful online creative community whom I’m always learning from and gaining inspiration from and for wonderful small businesses like A Fashionable Stitch who inspire me to make the next step and create my own website/blog to share with the world.ReplyCancel

  • Ivalyn "Tee" - 1. Grateful to God for my sewing talents!
    2. Grateful to be building my new “Sewing Center” in my basement. I’ve outgrown the back bedroom. Check out our progress at http://www.dressed2atee.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Valerie - I’m sew grateful that my grandmother took the time to teach me her hobby, passion, and skill when I was very young. It’s allowed me to develop my own passion for sewing and creating now as an adult. I look forward to passing it down to my grandchildren as well, in 40 years or so!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Hi! I am grateful to have a really lovely sewing shop a 10 min walk from my house, with friendly & helpful staff, and also for all the inspiring online blogs (like this one!)ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am grateful for being a part of a community where making your own clothes does not seem like a weird oddity. And also for the little tickle of joy when I can say “I made that!”ReplyCancel

  • julie - I am so grateful for wonderful sewing scissors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I love that red knit color! I’m just really thankful for all the sewing resources (blogs/books/patterns) that are around now… that just weren’t available even 10 years ago. It really pushes me to jump into things I never would’ve thought of making.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine - I’m grateful for my mom, who taught me to sew, and my family, who looks the other way when I coat the dining room in sewing supplies and cut-up bits of interfacing.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - What a great color fabric! I would have to say that I’m “sew grateful” for having access to an amazing selection of online sewing resources. I started my own blog after being inspired by a number of really great sewing/costume blogs. The online community is such a wonderful way to swap ideas, fabric, patterns, inspiration and more! Thanks everyone!
    -EmilyReplyCancel

  • Harriet - I’m grateful for how my rediscovery of sewing has improved my body image. It really brought to life the fact that people come in all shapes and sizes and that everyone has fitting issues with their clothes. Not being able to fit into clothes off the rack is NOT a cause for despair.

    Great giveaway — thanks for offering it!ReplyCancel

  • Morgan - I’m grateful to be a part of a commas wing community who shares their failures! It’s so disappointing to have projects that end in the waste bin, but it makes it easier knowing that there are so many talented seamstresses with the same problem!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - Wow – there is SEW much to be SEW grateful for! I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge available to sewers – new & old – on blogs and websites. I’m grateful for learning to sew at the feet of my gramma when I was 4, I’m grateful for the friends that sewing has brought into my life, I’m grateful for the “Ooooohs & Aaaaaahs” that a hand made gift elicits, and, quite simply, I’m grateful for all the ways that sewing has enriched my life.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - I would like to say that the blogging community is great but I am most grateful for my mother-in-law.
    After she showed me the basics of sewing many years ago, she gave me her sewing machine and now I am teaching my daughter how to sew on the same machine. And she is great for my self esteem. She is always praising my sewing and asks if she can hold on to it so she can show her friends. Everyone should have a mother-in-law like her.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Hey Sunni, I’m sew grateful for all the time I find in my busy schedule to sew and be part of this lovely online community. The giveaway is fab! Thanks for hosting this.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I’m grateful that I have a dedicated sewing space — my husband let me have the spare bedroom to spread out my stash of fabric and patterns, my ironing board, and dress form. It makes such a big difference! Thanks for doing this, Sunni!ReplyCancel

  • Maider - I’m sew grateful for many things. For the sewing community that I couldn´t imagine that existed two years ago! For my family and friends, because this amazing skill is disappearing near here. Many years ago my Grandmother was sewing every day for her daughter and son but now, it´s a strange thing to do it. I love sewing and I´ll continue with that! I promise you!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Humphrey - I’m ‘sew’ grateful that a neighbor took the time to teach me the rewarding and relaxing gift of sewing and now I have the privilege to pass my learnings to my niece and my mom.ReplyCancel

  • Katy - Im grateful for sewing as it gives me time to think, to be creative. On the practical side it gives me the chance to make clothes I really love, that have character, that fit properly and that are unique. I recently made a strapless boned dress, which involved a lot of work, blood, sweat and tears. I wore it to a wine and food festival. A girl appraoched me and said that her and her friend had been trying to choose the best dress of the day (there were a lot of dresses) and they picked me and said “that i looked like I owned it!”….thats why im grateful for sewing!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - I am sew greatful that there are wonderful people out there that blog about sewing. As someone who has been sewing for a few years but still consideres herself a beginner I find myself turning to these wonderful blogs frequently when I come across something I have no clue how to do. In essence I’ve taught my self how to sew through reading these wonderful blogs!ReplyCancel

  • Nicky P - I’m grateful for scruffybadger! Via her blog I found a whole world of other inspirational sites out there. I am watching quietly from afar, and trying to build up my sewing skills. Thanks scruffy!

    So far I’ve mastered (ish!) zips, skirts, linings and am getting there with a toile for a pair of trousers. I have yet to conquer knits and would love to try this pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Thanks for the giveaway! I am thankful for indie pattern designers, so that we have an alternative to the ‘big company’ choices.ReplyCancel

  • Kari - I love your site and love Tasia’s new pattern! Whoever wins this package will be one lucky person!! I have been sewing for longer than I’d like to admit :), and I took some time off for a while, and I am so grateful that there are now so many sewing blogs and websites and people sharing out there now! Makes me want to start one of my own. I am also grateful to see the resurgence in sewing clothing (I used to feel all alone). Thanks, Sunni!ReplyCancel

  • Gabi - I am sooo grateful to have found sewing as a way to recuperate and get back to good health.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I’m grateful that my SO is understanding and encouraging of my sewing habit – he doesn’t begrudge me the space or tools or materials needed to practice my hobby.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa A - I am “sew grateful” for a friend that helped me figure out my sewing machine over the holidays! I’m now a very happy seamstress!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia C. - I’m “sew grateful” for two things: a mother who generously gifted me with a brand new sewing machine a few years ago, and finally finding an awesome sewing community online!ReplyCancel

  • JillyBe - I am incredibly grateful for the generosity of sewists everywhere – starting with my Mom, who first taught me on her little Featherweight, and fast forwarding to all of the amazing bloggers who share so abundantly. Thank you for this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Deb H. - I am grateful for a tried and true sewing machine. I’ve had it for about 25 years and it still sews as good as the day I got it!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - I’m “sew grateful” for the bloggers and sewing forums available now. My teacher (my mom) is no longer available to bounce ideas off of or to ask questions of (she suffers from dementia).ReplyCancel

  • Annabelle - I love the online sewing community and am sew grateful that this group inspired me to start sewing clothing for myself – but I wasn’t abandoned and left alone with my sewing machine and questions. Instead this beautiful community has furthered my gratitude by offering up encouraging words and sharing helpful tutorials.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - I am sew grateful that through sewing, I am learning that I do not have to be perfect. I am learning to enjoy the journey of sewing or whatever it is that I’m experiencing at the moment and that I lose something in the process if I rush to quickly to completion.ReplyCancel

  • Renay - Oh my gosh what a great giveaway!
    I am sew grateful also for the blogging community which is thriving with wonderful tips and tutorials. I am also sew grateful for my lovely husband for setting up such a lovely sewing space (A whole room!). OH oh oh and I’m sew grateful for my lovely Pfaff tiptronic 6270 which was kindly donated along with a pfaff overlocker by my lovely mother in law….this is starting to sound like an oscars speech…
    Thank you! :-) ReplyCancel

  • kpc - I am so grateful for my sewing talent to be able to give my daughter beautiful clothes, that I never would have been able to buy for her as I am a single mom with almost child support.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin D - I’m “sew grateful” that I get to sew with my mom’s old machine and with my grandma’s old dress form. It means so much to me that my sewing is so connected to 2 other generations of my family!ReplyCancel

  • Joelle - I am grateful you responded to me about your on-grain lining that didn’t work out, and that the bias lining worked out so much better! In fact, everytime I wear my bias-cut wool skirt, (with the sweet bias-cut lining) I think of you! : ) Well, and my grandma, too, from whose stash the navy wool, lining material, bias tape, and vintage zip came.
    I should probably say I’m thankful that I have great family and friends that support my habit, but instead, I am going to say I’m thankful the boys have stopped racing my sewing machine, I’ve found something else with cool knobs they can turn, and that my husband has stopped trying to organize my chaos.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Williams - I am sew greatful for the love of sewing that I have had since my first sewing class in grade 7 (too many years ago to admit to!). You know you love what you are doing when you sit down to sew and eight hours later it feels like it has been 10 minutes.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Im grateful for a hobby that gets me out of my head and a space in which I can do it. Sewing and a room of my own… Thankful.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin - I am grateful for all the fantastic new independent pattern designers that are now out there (two of which you are selling in your shop) who also give so much of their time to online tutorials and sew-alongs with a personal touch. It gives us so much more choice, inspiration and support than having to only make do with the big established pattern companies.ReplyCancel

  • Keri - I am grateful to have found so many sewing related blogs lately that have so much inspiration and motivate me to learn new things!ReplyCancel

  • KellysSewing - I am so grateful for my Pfaff 1471. It is an oldy and goody! Sews layers of denim like buttttah!!!ReplyCancel

  • Thistle - If it weren’t for the online sewing community, I’d never accomplish anything. As it is, I don’t accomplish anything, but if it weren’t for the internet, I’d never be aware of the possibilities for sewing in the modern world. It’s so nice to find other young(ish) people interested in creating an up-to-date but individual handmade wardrobe for themselves.ReplyCancel

  • Candace - I am grateful for my Grandmother, who passed on the passion and love for sewing to me. She taught me and planted the seeds of what is now my full time career. I wouldn’t be who I am without her and I am grateful for what she did for me every time I sit down at the machine.ReplyCancel

  • Emma SL - I am sew grateful to my sweetheart of a man, who ungrudgingly accepts the encroachment of my equipment/books/stash into the kitchen/study/guest room and who doesn’t appear bored or try and change the subject when I ramble about some random sewing topic, though he has no idea what I’m talking about.
    And I am sew very grateful to all the lovely people on the internet for teaching me to sew in the first place :) ReplyCancel

  • Karen Masterson - I’m sew grateful for my sewing machine, without it I wouldn’t be able to create lovely dresses, my Dad got it off his friend and posted it over to me, sewing has kept me very busy in the last few months, it’s been my saviour beacuse I’ve been not working due to being illReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Jeanne - I’m grateful for a significant other who is very honest with his opinions on my fabric choices. He has a very good eye for color and pattern (MUCH better than mine) and I can always count on him to save me from crazy fabric purchases.ReplyCancel

  • ilse - I’m so grateful for my very own space to sew! A whole room just for me, to make look and leave as I like. It’s not big, and it’s in the basement, but it is my own private oasis.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I’m sew grateful for the insane amount of information, tutorials and other learning tools available online, which has allowed me to begin picking this up as a skill despite not having anyone in person to teach me.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I am sew grateful for all the inspiration I see on all the blogs! I’m not a very good seamstress, but remain continually inspired by what I see. I may yet conquer a circle skirt!ReplyCancel

  • Sofie - Hello .. this would be great – a lovely giveaway. I’m grateful that I found blogs and blogging as this has renewed my interest in sewing as there are so few people I know who sew near me. It’s great to be able to share and see others sewing and I’ve discovered a love of not buying stuff but trying to make it first – this includes lots of things not just clothing.ReplyCancel

  • Emma - I’m sew grateful to be a part of a long and frugal line of women who make do and make mend, from whom I’ve inherited so many practical things and get so much support. Most importantly, however, they instilled in me the “I can do it!” spirit that pushes me, without me even noticing, to take on more and more advanced projects and which got me sewing in the first place.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - I’m grateful for my mom–she bought me my first sewing machine for my 15th birthday, a machine that came used and is still chugging along (barely!) today, 16+ years later. And she bought me a vintage featherweight machine that has yet to get out of its box, but I love the love behind it. :) ReplyCancel

  • Amy L - I am grateful for my mother letting me experiment with my grandmother’s sewing machine years ago to create for dolls alongside my sister. With her support early in life a seed was planted. Many, many years later I am grateful to have found the inspiration to pick up sewing again and here I am 4 years grateful for sewing which provides me balance in my life. I also love how sewing has brought my relationship closer to my mom and sister.ReplyCancel

  • JessieRoo - I’m ‘sew grateful’ for all the inspiration, sense of accomplishment, challenges and always having something to think about-what project to start next?- when i don’t want to think about what is going on in my life that comes with sewing and the other creative things i do.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Fantastic giveaway! I am “sew grateful” for my mom who taught me how to sew and bought me my first sewing machine.ReplyCancel

  • gail - I’m sew grateful for the Ginger Sewalong you did last year – it really kick-started my re-entry into sewing! And also for all the fantastic tips in your Sewing School – when I need info on a technique, it’s one of the first places I look!

    I’m also grateful for my wonderful husband, who is happy to let me be a housewife, so I have plenty of extra time for sewing and knitting!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Thank you so much for the sweet giveaway! I am sew grateful for the amazing online community, from which I am learning tons of new techniques, and for this engaging hobby. Both of which allow me to feel free to consider moving away from the city for work, which before now would have felt far too isolating!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Heninger - It’s so hard to even begin to think what I’m MOST grateful for but I’d say right near the top is how nice every one is. It’s not mean spirited in any way and because of that I’ve gotten so much more confident and brave with my own personal style. I feel good in what I wear and happy with how I look and so so proud that I had a hand in making it. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Holly S. - I am sew grateful to have a dedicated sewing room. I remember when I started (3 short years ago), I was in a tiny corner of the dining room, impaling my feet on pins stuck in the carpet, bleeding on the awful shag. No more. Now I bleed on hardwood.
    Thanks!
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}comReplyCancel

  • Amy - I’m sew grateful for Pinterest! The online crafting community is such an amazing resource for someone like me, with not many ‘real life’ people to swap inspiration and tips with, but Pinterest is such an amazingly rich source of inspiration, so many amazing crafters all in one place, all pinning and re-pinning such lovely things!

    Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Wirth - I am sew grateful for people like Brenda Hutchings, that gives back to women that are starting to put their lives back together after domestic abuse situaions!
    Please read this Sunni!
    THanks gal and Have a great day!

    http://swellsewing.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/operation-comfort-doll/ReplyCancel

  • Aurora Celeste - I’m grateful that I’ve got my sewing mojo back. For the past year I just haven’t had the get-up-and-go to get working and finishing projects, but I’ve had a great last few months and been more productive than I ever was before, plus I’m much happier :D ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - i’m sew grateful for all the wonderful sewing bloggers out there. I’m a beginner sewer and have learnt heaps through online tutorials and it’s always lovely to see what other people are making. It”s also nice to know there’s a huge crafting/making community out there. Thanks for the giveaway Sunni!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandrea M - I am sew grateful that my husband graciously took the treadmill into his man room so I could have an entire room all to myself to sew! It has made such a difference in the last few months in my desire to create things. Thank you very much for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I am sew greateful that we live in a world today where every answer is at our finger tips. If I can’t work out how to do a particular sewing technique I simply google or ask on one of the sewing forums. I have nobody I can ask in my own life as nobody I know sews. The internetbrings me closer to lots of sewers world wide.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - I am sew grateful for the growing presence (online and near me) of independent fabric stores, haberdasheries, and pattern companies that make sewing an even better and more unique/personal experience. It makes me so happy to buy from people as opposed to big companies. Granted, sometimes it has to be done, but it is so nice to have other options!!ReplyCancel

  • Doris - I am sew grateful for my sewing machine I snatched from Goodwill during their sales. It a cute antique machine, and I can’t wait to start using it.ReplyCancel

  • Eric - i am so grateful I could sew again after so long, and I am actually teaching my wife!ReplyCancel

  • RB - I’m grateful for a husband who supports my sewing and is even willing to go fabric shopping with me. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Paula - I am sew grateful for sewing blogs! They are a fantastic resource for a beginner sewer such as myself and are a great way to stay inspired and challenge myself to try new projects :-) ReplyCancel

  • beth - I am so grateful for my Bernina. Glad I bought her in the olden days (when I could still afford her!) and she will probably last me a lifetime. I am also grateful for the fact no matter how frustrated I get by so many failed projects, I still keep at it!! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - I am “sew” grateful for the internet.It is such an amazing resource for those who learn on their own. I could not have taken my sewing as far as I have without the help of other bloggers and those who take the time to share experiences and tutorials…
    I’m grateful for all the inspiration out there.
    I’m also greateful that my boyfriend lets me keep my sewing stuff out on the dining table even though we live in a 600 square feet 1-bedroom apartment that he also use as his photography studio. Which by the way, I’m grateful that he’s always happy to do photo shoots and process the photos for my blog…Honnestly, Handmade Ryan Gosling has nothing on him :) ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I am sew grateful to have a new hobby that lets me delve into my otherwise well hidden creative side.ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - Right now I’m grateful for my new sewing space, but I will always be most grateful to be sewing with my great-great-grandmother’s 1930′s treadle sewing machine. I treasure that machine and it’s the coolest (and most useful) thing I ever inherited :))ReplyCancel

  • Aija - I’m grateful for people who taught me sew, my mum, my grandma and teachers in elementary school. Sewing things is such a joy in my life. I study law, which means loads of reading and it’s wonderful to do something with my hands after I’ve sat all day in library reading.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I am sew grateful to have discovered the next generation of sewers via the Internet! You are excited, inventive and fearless when it comes to trying techniques and your sewing skills span the decades of fashion. It makes me feel young again to join you all at the sewing machine! We would blow my 1960s-era Home Ec teacher away!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I’m sew grateful to have my own sewing room to spread out in. :) As soon as I walk in that door I’m in another world – it’s like therapy from me, and keeps my mind off problems with work or life or anything else that may bring someone down. And I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

    Also – without this community, I wouldn’t have even known where to start! So thanks to everyone for giving me the confidence to give sewing a go this past year. I’ve really surprised myself with how easy it is, so long as you give it a little patience and time to make mistakes. :)

    Thanks so much for a fun giveaway! Tasia’s patterns are wonderful, and her sewalongs are so informational!ReplyCancel

  • Jillishness - The new house we purchased came with a sewing room in the basement, with a daylight window, and tons of counter space. However… every time I sewed down there, I’d blow a circuit. Until yesterday. My hubby called an electrician who rewired some parts of it, so I’m not completely wired to the kitchen circuit. I’m sew grateful for his efforts.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - I am so grateful for a husband who knows how critical sewing time is in my week and works hard to make sure it happens.ReplyCancel

  • monkeysocks - I am so grateful for friends, flatmates and family who understand the point of making things yourself and can be relied upon to say, “wow-I can’t believe you made that” and “what weird hem bubble? it looks perfect” at every opportunity! The fabric is is a lovely colour, and I have been pondering the top pattern since it came out, whilst due to my boobs I am not pear shaped, based on my frame I am, and as I have to to FBAs on everything anyway, pear shaped patterns for basics are a fabulous idea, particularly proper fitted knit tops which I have always been too afraid to try!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - Like everyone else, I’m thankful for the sewing community, but especially for those blogs with a lot of personality! I can’t say I love one blog more than another – it’s really more about their collective awesomeness – but if it weren’t for the The Selfish Seamstress I might not have gotten into sewing at all. Her “bitchiness” had me hooked immediately, and now I’ve discovered so many other delightfully unique seamstresses online that I think this hobby is here to stay.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - I’m really grateful for all the amazing and generous Sewing Bloggers out there!
    I started sewing a couple of years ago and while searching for ‘help’ online came across an amazing community of women – and men – who offer advise and sew alongs and ideas and tips…
    You are all my main source of inspiration and support and I thank you all dearly. I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of you and appreciate your time and dedication to your art.ReplyCancel

  • Simone - I’m really grateful that I found your blog! So many nice inspirations and tips… Thanks a lot.
    And of course I’m grateful that I have a great sewing machine and the possibility to get great fabrics. And I am really really grateful that my husband encourages me to sew and helps to find some spare time, which is rather difficult with four boys…
    And I’m grateful for this great community!
    And thanks a lot for this giveaway, I hope, I’m not too late…ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I am very grateful for my new job at Broadway Video.ReplyCancel

  • Janice - I am so grateful that god has giving me the talet to sew, also i am grateful for all the bloger that show me all the inspriations that they share with me, as a new sewer to clothing. with out you all sharing i would be lostReplyCancel

  • Leah - I’m sew grateful for all the lovely blogs and bloggers who inspired my BA dissertation on domestic sewing, which I handed in yesterday (after not sleeping for 3 days)

    xxxReplyCancel

  • dixie - I’m grateful for my local sewing meet-up group. We meet about twice a month and it’s made me so happy to share this hobby with people in real life, especially since most of my friends don’t sew.ReplyCancel

  • Far - Hello Sunni!
    Sometimes I think it is easy for me to forget about my life’s blessings, so thank you for the reminder! I am so very very thankful for my family esp my husband for getting me my very first sewing machine and always encouraging me to pursue this new passion, so thankful that there are so many blogs and information out there for me to learn and draw inspiration from too. :) ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - What a wonderful giveaway! I’m “sew grateful” for all of you sewing bloggers. I am constantly inspired by all of you, and am always learning so much (for free!). You all have made me realize that I can sew my own clothes without making them look like some sad junior high home ec. class project. Thank you! :) ReplyCancel

  • krystina - I’m sew greatful that I can make things that actually fit me. I have struggled so long with RTW clothes that don’t fit properly. Even though it takes longer to make myself something instead of buying it, the payoff of being able to make something that actually fits is so worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel C. - I am sew grateful for the amazingly generous sewing community. All of you who spend so much of your time to create tutorials and free patterns to share (I’ve made and regularly wear 3 of Colette’s Sorbettos). More importantly I grateful for all of tips, tricks, and advice that is freely given. Some information I would otherwise have had to purchase a book or take a class. Some of which would have taken years (if ever) I would have learned/realized on my own. Thank you for taking your time, intellect and skills to share. The collective amazingness of the community is one reason why I am sewing after a long hiatus.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I’m “sew grateful” for my mom teaching me to sew!ReplyCancel

  • Marloes - I’m sew grateful for the enormous amount of information that I’ve found through blogs and the inspiration I gained from it! I’ve found some many lovely things every since I started following a few of the blogs around:)ReplyCancel

  • nela - Hey!
    Im sew grateful that my old sewing machine survived just until I finished my balldress. The funny story is, a new sewing machine was already ordered without knowing that the old one wouldn’t work at all so soon.ReplyCancel

  • banjojen - I am sew grateful for my mother teaching me to sew many moons ago in fourth grade! Without that example, I may never have been able to make all the wonderful things I have created for myself and my family!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Howard - I’m grateful for sewing. Let me tell you why. First of all, sewing was a way for my mom and me to share without it being stressful. Throughout our lives, we always had a lot of conflict, but never over sewing. Second, sewing always gave me beautiful clothing for not a lot of money. People frequently stopped me on the street to ask where I purchased my clothes. Later on, it gave me beautiful clothing and lovely gifts for my children when there was no money in my house. Third, sewing helped finance my way through college. I sewed and often made enough money to buy groceries while I was in college, raising four children and working. Lastly, I quit sewing when my mom died several years ago. However my daughters gave me a sewing machine last summer. I have had the time of my life sewing gifts and I plan to again make some clothing for myself (I haven’t worn anything but sweaters and jeans for the past few years). Sewing has always given me much more than I ever gave to it.ReplyCancel

  • Emily M - I’m grateful for the new Singer I got for my birthday! And for the office that my husband splits with me so I’m not taking over the dining room table constantly!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I’m actually so grateful for the online community as well. I’m a newbie, and I’m finishing up my first skirt this ewekend, and I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do it if it wasn’t for all the amazing tutorials and helpful hints online!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - I am sew grateful that I ran into my first sewing blog three years ago (which one? who knows!). It reminded me that I learned how to sew as a child at summer camp. I stumbled into the sewing blog community almost unintentionally, but it has renewed my old sewing skills, introduced me (virtually, of course) to bright, thoughtful, and committed sewists, and invigorated in me an interest in taking the time to make things instead of mindlessly consuming them. Thank you all!ReplyCancel

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  • Rachel - I am so grateful that even while being at home with my little ones that this wonderful community of people are willing to share their love and knowledge so that I can learn to sew and love it too… I don’t have to put it off until they are grown, there is hope and inspiration everywhere I look… and hopefully a few of my little ones will learn and love it too :-) ReplyCancel

  • Beethany - I’m so grateful for my amazing and creative mama who taught me everything I know about sewing!ReplyCancel

  • lori - I’m grateful that sewing is an outlet for stress in my life! Not only do I get to create something but I also get to immerse myself in the process.ReplyCancel

  • House of pinheiro - Thanks so great giveawayReplyCancel

  • Anjomo - I’m sew grateful for the peace that sewing gives me. There’s nothing more relaxing to me.ReplyCancel

  • Judith - I’m sew grateful for my Mum, who gave me the skills and encouraged me to sew way beyond the gingham apron that I first ever created and to explore all avenues of sewing. It is a skill I will always be able to use…ReplyCancel

  • jillwithlove - I’m sew grateful for my Grandma who gave me my 1st machine and for my husband who set up a permanent sewing area for me (totally didn’t know what he was getting into with that) both of which led me into a wonderful hobby!!

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

    JillReplyCancel

  • Mikhaela - Oh, I’d love to make the cowl-neck version! I’m sew grateful for the generations of women in my family who taught me to sew, and my husband and friends who encourage me in my sewing passions (and my little daughter who loves to wear the things I make for her).ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I’m sew grateful for my nanna for teaching me how to sew and for leaving me her wonderful hand written notes from when she studied at the Stanley school of dressmaking. Thanks so much for offering such a generous giveaway. Happy sewing. Sarah :-) ReplyCancel

  • Peaandmintsoup - I am sew grateful for having the sewing skills from my mum and my nana and for the grateful memories of style from my grandparents. From my nana’s corset to my grandmas array of wigs! I am sew grateful for the insider knowledge of these ladies that a small child is privy too.ReplyCancel

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