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09 September 2010

Pillowcase Bags and Scraps Giveaway (closed)

Winner Update:  Little Yancey Family and Mafiosa Grrl.  I will contact you both - thanks for making your email addresses easy for me to find.

A few months ago, I wrote a tutorial to make bags from upcycled pillowcases.
Today's giveaway is for two small versions of the pillowcase bag, both made of 100% new materials.  The body of each bag is appx. 10 x 12 inches, not including the strap.


One for spring, one for fall.  

 

The fall colored bag is made with a fine wale cordouroy and lined in a textured polyester blend.  The white print bag is upholstery canvas on the outer layer and raspberry linen inside.


I thought it would be fun to fill the bags with some scraps.  I love finding uses for small pieces of fabric!

 
Summer weight scraps for the summer bag winner.


And heavier weight fabrics for the fall bag winner.  (There's some fabulous red Made in Canada sherpa in that bundle.  I used lots of it to make diapers last year.)  I'll add some more scraps; I was just trying to get a pretty picture here :)

All fabrics were purchased in Canada, so if you're not from these parts there's a good chance you'll get some unique fabrics.

ON TO THE WINNING:  Leave a comment below telling me where you're from.  I like to see how far this blog-o-sphere reaches.  (Feel free to be very general about your location if you prefer privacy.)  Two winners will be chosen via Random.org on Monday September 13th, so you have until then to enter.   Giveaway open to anyone, anywhere.


(Scroll down for another giveaway below)

109 comments:

Lotsie said...

Hi I'm from Dendermonde, Belgium!

bethany said...
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bethany said...

I love scraps!
Minneapolis, MInnesnowta
bethanypitman@gmail.com

ckh said...

I'm building up my stash at this very moment. Just went to JoAnn's for a little sale. I want to be like all the *real* sewers out there and we can always use re-usable bags around here!

Coming to you *live* from San Anselmo, California.

Bobbie Mackey said...

Marshall, Missouri
bobbie @ marshallpub.lib.org

LB3K said...

Leisel from Windy Twin Falls, Idaho, USA

mommypants13 said...

I am from Connecticut originally and now I live in Northern California, however I have been thinking about heading back to the east coast
mommypants13@gmail.com

--strings and things-- said...

I'm from Jacksonville, FL, but we're stationed in El Paso, TX

Crunchy Sews said...

New York, USA.

Not sure which I'd like more, the bag or the scraps. :)

Sandy said...

What an awesome giveaway... both the bags AND the scraps! I'm from New Mexico originally, now living in Tucson, Arizona.
azbelle3@yahoo.com

Natural Mama said...

Would love to win the scraps- I have so many projects for them :)
I'm in Southern BC, Canada.

Chris Pessoa said...

Hi! I'm from Brazil, but I'm living in Finland, near Santa Claus home. :-))))
If you have any wishes for Christmas, tell me and I'll tell Santa for you. It's better than senting letters. :-)

Renee G said...

Hi - I'm from Washington State.

:o) mg said...

I'm from Georgia!
:o) mg
immlach at yahoo.com

Lynne said...

Fabulous bags! I live in Ottawa, Ontario. Thanks for the great giveaway!

hosiewosie said...

Arizona! We barely have a spring or fall here- it's all summer. But I still like the bags!
muir dot andrea at gmail dot com

Kama said...

Cool! I'm from near Dallas. :)

Dree said...

Los Angeles!

Fall and spring? Our seasons here by the beach are marine layer and thick fog.

Stephanie said...

HI! I'm from the west Chicago Suburbs!

Rachel said...

I'm reading in Indiana, United States! :)

ap_lemos said...

I'm from Lisbon, Portugal! Thank you for another wonderful and generous giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Avery's Mama said...

I'm from Arizona, where the **** sun shines all the time!

missbossypants said...

Loyal follower and fellow Canadian who LOVES scraps!!! I love the fabric of the Summer bag!
I'm in Southwestern Ontario, 30 minutes from the Sarnia ON/Port Huron MI border.

Little Yancey Family said...

Hello Hello! Love the bags! I tune into your blog from South Eastern Idaho.
~Rachel
harmonystar@juno.com

Pris said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I am from Fort St John BC, (in Northern Canada)... Thanks!
pbenterud@gmail.com

Lisa said...

North Augusta, SC here. Great giveaway!

Glenn Family Gardens said...

Central OH IO

leigh7911 said...

Just south of Dallas, TX!

Shanny said...

I live in Springfield, PA. That is just south of Philadelphia and right north of Delaware.

:)

Liliana said...

I love these fabrics!
I am from Málaga , the city where Picasso, the artist, was born (Spain)
Hugs
Liliana

Laura Gerencser said...

I live in Ohio!!:)
purple banana 1991 at gmail dot com

Farah said...

scraps sound fantastic. I am in Toronto.

Sally said...

How exciting - what a generous giveaway. There is so much that can be made from even the smallest piece of fabric. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

... and I read your blog from the most isolated city in the world - Perth, Australia.

hawkeyejlp said...

I am from Iowa, but have lived in West Virginia for the past twelve years. I'm still a Yankee, though, as explained to me this way by a native: "Just ''cause a cat has her kittens in the oven don't make 'em biscuits."
Yup, from Iowa.

stacey said...

I'm in Iowa too! (Hi hawkeyejlp!) Des Moines to be exact. I love this givaway!

bountifulblessings said...

Remember me? :-) Ashland, OH USA
Great giveaway...I LOVE the fall one and the spring one is cute!!
haynesx3@peoplepc.com

jjnhubbs said...

How fun! We're in Nebraska, about 20 minutes from Omaha! (Although I'm from Sedalia, Missouri. HI Bobbie from Marshal!!)

Kelle said...

living in Washington DC, but from Texas!

Ellyn said...

living in Allen, Texas but originally from Ohio (with a stopover in Colorado!)

MaryAnne said...

I love the bag, and the scraps!

I'm currently living in Massachusetts (near Boston), but I was born in Utah, spent my childhood first there and then in DC, Guatemala, France, Bolivia, and Austria, went to college in California, grad school in Scotland, and then spent three months in England before moving here!

tong said...

I'm in Toronto, Canada. Love those bags, very very cute! Thanks for the chance!

Brittany said...

Owosso, MI over here!

nbwiggins@hotmail.com

Jill said...

How fun!
Western Wisconsin right on the Mississippi.

Mica said...

So cute!
SW Florida

Sarah said...

I am from sacramento Ca. but am now living in Seaside Ca.

sassysarahl@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

Good lord I do not need any more scraps! Or bags lol! But I thoroughly enjoyed reading the comments (from Trenton, Ontario)

Lisa said...

You're so sweet, always making stuff to give away. I'm from Texas.

CrunchyMama said...

I'm from Bluffton, SC- I'd love some scraps to get my stash started!

Jill Macknicki said...

I'm a sucker for a fun, new, handmade bag!
Jill Macknicki
from Kneeland, CA

Casey said...

We're in South Carolina and I LOVE bags to put all sorts of treasures in, especially cute simple and fun bags. I actually used that tutorial to make a mini version for my daughter. It's probably about half the size of these but the strap is longer so that it can still go over her shoulder. Awesome give-away. Sign me up.
cprice0129(at)gmail (dot) com

dianne said...

I'm a newbie sewer from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Love reading your blog!

Lu said...

These are lovely bags and lovely scraps! I'm from Utah. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie said...

scraps are awesome! i'm from tx.

cfhogue@yahoo.com

Karin said...

LOVE your blog & all the giveaways you do (haven't won anything yet, but it's always fun trying!!). We live in our RV and we're "from" all over the USA! Right now, it's Victoria, TX, pretty soon it'll be Weslaco, TX, right smack-dab on the border and almost as far south as you can get & still be in the USA. Six months from now, who knows!

goobersbride said...

A Texan here! the bags are great!

stopandsmellit at gmail dot com

Mama Lusco said...

I'd love to win one of these! I'm in beautiful, rural Eastern Oregon, 3 1/2 hours to the nearest fabric store. Getting good at using up my stash :) mamalusco @ ortelco.net

Mama Christina said...

Oh that's fantastic! I'm from (central) California, US! cseronello @ gmail.com

sjones said...

Awesome! I'm from Nevada, USA!
shantelhjones at gmail dot com

Katie said...

scraps are fantastic! i love getting them and seeing what can be done.
and i'm in the dallas/fort worth area.
ktgumdrop at yahoo dot com

TDT Designs said...

Great giveaway! I'm just getting into sewing and can't wait to see all the great things I will create!
I'm from Tempe, Arizona

teresasdt at gmail dot com

sy said...

the bags are so pretty.
i'm from washington.
songyueyu at gmail

greetingarts said...

Neat to see where all your readers are from! I'm in Southern California, near Disneyland.

greetingarts (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nancy's Couture said...

I live in North Carolina. Half way between the mountains and the beach!

Vicki in UT said...

What cute fabrics! I am in northern Utah.
vmfisher(at)yahoo(dot)com

Woosterwoo said...

Born and bred Norfolk, England but now live in Kent, 'the garden of England' :)

Kelly said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

I'm from Lancaster County PA USA

sewingandxstitching (at) verizon (dot) net

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

I'm reading from the piney woods of East Texas.

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

colleen said...

i'm enjoying your blog from northern michigan.

thanks for the giveaway!

Aku said...

hi, I am from Belgium. I love your blog...and I was thinking to trade something with you someday

Janel said...

I am reading from the Space Coast of Florida! I just started sewing and I really like your creations!

Heather said...

I am from Airdrie, Alberta. Canada!
h_freund@hotmail.com
Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Firesong said...

I live outside Atlanta, Georgia in the US. I have only just started sewing and I really enjoy your blog.

Celeste said...

I live in a suburb or Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ceelees(at)hotmail(dot)com

Antonia said...

Hello, I am a Spanish/Dutch girl living in Leiria, Portugal.

anvazmu@gmail.com

Attilio said...

wow what a mixed lot we all are...all checking in to see what the Dork's been up to...and isnt it always just fun....all the way from teeny tiny Malta in the Mediterranean...

great giveaway - grazzi hafna (thanks alot!)
becky
bpbajona(at)maltanet(dot)net

lemonwoodclock said...

i'm from TN USA! this is my first visit to your blog!!
paintfaerie@gmail.com

MafiosaGrrl said...

Hi, I'm in Santa Rosa, CA!

FeltLikeStitchin said...

Wonderful giveaway!
I'm from Yorkshire, in the north of England:)

Everinvain said...

Love the idea, I too would make diapers out of the sherpa :)

smiling.aspen @ gmail dot com

JennifferLynn said...

I grew up in Mississippi but now I live just over the line in Tennessee!

Emily at Emmie Designs said...

Coming from Sunny Ca

Cathy said...

Stalking your Dorkiness from Mississippi!

Leslie said...
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Leslie said...

Lacombe, Alberta, Canada.
These bags are on my ever growing "to make" list. I'd love to win one! Super cute idea to fill them with scraps :)
anapastuk@hotmail.com

lellyann72 said...

Northern California Coast = )
lellyann72@yahoo.com

Zoe said...

Chesapeake, Virginia here! :D Would LOVE to add to my small stash! Great bags too!

lifeasiknowit said...

Bags?! Scraps?!
Rochester NY

chickensmonies at gmail dot com

Terri said...

Great giveaway thanks!!!
Old Bridge, NJ

espmax@gmail.com

tara said...

Toronto, Ontario!

Scraps are one of my new addictions :)

www.sewtara.com

Melissa said...

I'm from the great northwest (of the States that is!) melissanewmyer at gmail dot com

Jodie said...

I'm from South Australia. Thanks for the great giveaway :) smije04(at)gmail(dot)com

Annette said...

Hi!!! I´m from sealand, Denmark. Home of the most happy people in the world.

aeh.engelhart@gmail.com

Joanna said...

Hello from Whitby Ontario! (also waves hi to Tara 5 posts above her)

Love your blog and can't wait till I have kids( we've been trying for a year now) so I can make more use of some of your tutorials!

Joanna (at) lifeinalens.ca

Sorka said...

I am from the Canton Ohio area so not so far from Canada!

Lauren O said...

Hi Sewing Dork! I'm from Australia, in the state of Queensland.

Love the bags! Especially the spring one.

My next project is to make a summer dress out of scrap or quilting fabric. In fact I found your site when I typed 'Homemade Dress' into Google Images and one of yours caught my eye - http://sewingdork.blogspot.com/2009/12/toddler-model-vs-homemade-dress-form.html - inspiring stuff!

*MICHELLE CAUDLE* said...

I am from West Central Texas!

Stacey said...

Hi, there. I am an American born and raised but for the time being am living overseas in Europe.

tistisy said...

Hi, I am from Israel.

tistisy@walla.co.il

cimorene5 said...

Hi! This is Ashley in Conway, Arkansas, USA. Love your blog!

Sister's Friday said...

I love the bags...I must look up the tutorial on these...Star, ID
joceboss@msn.com

Tiffany said...

Hello, this is Tiffany in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. I love your blog! I made each of my three children one of the pillowcase bags and they love them! Keep up the good work!
tyakoubek@gmail.com

ottomania said...

Great idea to see where all your followers are from :-) I catch up with you from Whangarei, New Zealand. :-) hegamo at xtra dot co dot nz

Briana said...

This blog is so inspiring to me.
Grand Rapids, MI :)

Anne LO said...

Denmark! Oh, I'd love sporting the white one in summertime. :-) I really enjoy your blog and more than weekly.

Carrie's Creations said...

Here from Montana. :) Love scraps, I think a person can never have too much fabric. :)

Moriah said...

Nashville checking in. :)

Sandy said...

I'm from a little north of Sacramento, California. I love the bags you made. The spring one is absolutly adorable!Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Mrs Green said...

Hi I'm from shrewsbury, in the county of shropshire in the midlands, UK! I love your blog, as I'm just starting out on the whole sewing thing while I'm on maternity leave and it has been a real inspiration to me. So thanks!

aj said...

Hi, I'm originally from Nottingham in the UK, but now in Ottawa Canada.
Gorgeous bags and great scrap selections - thankyou for hosting!