Win the Sewing Storage Collection of Your Dreams!

Everything Mary Sewing Machine CoverIt’s a good thing we don’t keep the Everything Mary Complete Sewing Storage collection by our desks, or the AllFreeSewing editors would have taken off with it. With a trio that includes a Sewing Machine Cover, Sewing Box, and Rolling Sewing Machine Tote, we find this bunch completely irresistible.

Everything Mary Sewing Machine Cover

The great thing about this exclusive collection from Everything Mary is that each piece includes additional storage opportunities for items. For example, the sewing machine cover not only protects your machine from dust in style, it includes pockets that surround the entire cozy. Thanks to this innovative addition you don’t need to wonder where your seam ripper or patterns are.

Everything Mary Square Sewing BoxEverything Mary Square Sewing Box

We’re particularly excited about the square sewing box that is part of this brilliant prize. The removable trays allow you to stack your supplies in the most space effective way within the square body of this container. Even more helpful is the dome top that provides additional space for goods that you might not otherwise confine in a cube.

Everything Mary Rolling Sewing Tote

 Everything Mary Rolling Sewing ToteWhat we’re really wild about, though, is the rolling sewing tote. As a group of sewing editors who work in an office away from our home bases, a rolling tote would be invaluable. Since the start of the Everything Mary Sewing Storage Collection giveaway we’ve been dreaming about rolling our machines to the office for a sewing soiree. Socials, trade shows, or just a move from one sewing room to another in the house would be made all the easier thanks to this nifty solution.

So, how do you get the Complete Sewing Storage Collection from Everything Mary?

If you want to win this exclusive collection, here’s what we suggest you do…

  1. Like the Everything Mary Facebook page! They’re awesome; you’ll love being friends with them.
  2. Like the AllFreeSewing page. We’re pretty awesome too and want to be friends with you!
  3. Enter here!

Want an Everything Mary Complete Sewing Storage Collection? Win One!

You’re getting picked up in an hour for a weekend with your significantly older cousins, and while you’re excited for the reunion, you know there will be a lot of downtime at night (everyone retires early on the farm). What do you bring to do? Your latest finds from the library aren’t terribly captivating, nor is solitaire after fifteen rounds. Your eyes alight on your sewing machine. A later model, it isn’t too heavy or very loud, but how will you transport it?

Everything Mary Complete Sewing Storage CollectionOK, so maybe this isn’t your exact scenario, but if you sew you’ve most likely had some need for machine transport. In such cases where protective gear for your favorite machine is necessary, the editors at AllFreeSewing happily recommend products from Everything Mary. Integrating contemporary style into craft storage containers, these products offer the best in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

For sewing enthusiasts like ourselves, Everything Mary imagines every accessory for your machine possible. From the basic necessities like the Sewing Machine Cover and Square Sewing Box, to more innovative products like the Rolling Sewing Tote, this merchandise is on every sewist’s wish list.

Obviously you want these accessories, but beyond merely looking fabulous Everything Mary’s products are practical for the typical sewist’s lifestyle. You don’t have to be in the scenario above to understand the value of a good sewing machine cover. With the dual capability of keeping dust out of your machine and storing notions in its pockets, this machine cover is, in a word, ideal. If you’re in need of some overall sewing room organization, a sewing box like the one from Everything Mary can handle even your fabric stash. Keep the clutter neatly contained with this box, which includes a space for your spare pins and needles underneath the lid. Are you the traveling type? The Everything Mary Rolling Sewing Tote keeps the standard model securely in place, allowing for easy transportation of more than just your sewing machine. Take your entire project along to a weekend away, a trade show, or even when transferring sewing rooms in the house.

Everything Mary


Everything Mary Complete Sewing Storage CollectionEverything Mary satisfies a basic sewist’s needs with their innovative and stylish products, and AllFreeSewing is thrilled to announce an opportunity for you to win all three of the aforementioned goodies this month! Until April 24th, you can enter the Everything Mary Complete Sewing Storage Collection giveaway once a day, every day. Normally not sold together, one lucky person will win the Everything Mary Sewing Machine Cover, Square Sewing Box, and Rolling Sewing Tote for free!

How do you transport your sewing machine?

Happy National Sewing Month 2013: Daily Giveaway and One Grand Prize

It’s not Christmas or your birthday; it’s National Sewing Month, and today is Day One! AllFreeSewing has been counting down to these thirty days for months, and they’ve finally arrived.

National Sewing Month 2013

To celebrate, AllFreeSewing is hosting a series of guest blog posts, tutorials, and idea roundups all available right here on the FaveCrafts Blog. There’s more…

Coats & Clark PrizeEvery time you comment on the daily National Sewing Month blog post (all blog post titles will contain “National Sewing Month 2013”), you’ll be entered into our daily giveaway to win 18 Spools (250 yards each) of Coats & Clark Thread plus their 200th Anniversary tin. That’s right, one winner every day, all through September. Can this celebration get any better? Yes, yes it can.

This September, you’ll also have an opportunity to enter our final, grand prize from BERNINA which is (drum roll, please)….

BERNINA 215 Sewing Machinea BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine!

Yes, in exchange for your questions, thoughts, and comments, AllFreeSewing and BERNINA are giving away a brand new BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine at the end of September. You can enter win to win every day here! There’s even more…

Apart from the entry form, you’ll also be given an additional opportunity to enter the final grand prize giveaway. At the bottom of every daily National Sewing Month blog post there will be a link to an AllFreeSewing project page. When click on that link and comment on the actual AllFreeSewing project page, you will receive an additional entry into the final, grand prize. Remember, though, you must comment on the AllFreeSewing project page, not the page that it links to in order to be entered into the final, grand prize (however, we encourage you to comment on the linked-out page as well!)

Let’s start the celebration right now, shall we?

Tell us, what would you do with a brand new, BERNINA Sewing Machine?

Official Rules for Daily Contest

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • You have until tonight, September 1st, 2013 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

Enter here for the BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine. For additional entries into the final, grand prize, comment on today’s project of the day which you can find here.

Good luck, everyone! We’re so excited to share ideas with our much loved sewing community and give away lots of goodies!

Scrap Applique Playground Book Giveaway

Scrap-Applique PlaygroundCraving to create some appliques that are unlike any other? Thanks to Kay Mackenzie and That Patchwork Place, an imprint of Martingale, you can learn how to fuse and patch your scraps into applique designs. Eight whimsical applique patterns can be at your disposal when you own Scrap-Applique Playground, the object of our latest and scrappiest book giveaway. Published in 2012, this crafty collection soared easily to prestige among the sewing and quilting community.

The reason for this book’s success is that it features designs for both novice and pro sewists. Apart from the accessible instructions in this book, Mackenzie has considerately included templates for featured applique shapes, making it easier for you to understand exactly how to make an applique. You won’t be at a loss over how to make a bird, apple, or even sun ray thanks to the goodies in this book. These templates allow for stunning detail in your applique designs. So if you’re seeking to add a totally unique block to your quilt or want to sew up a personalized wall art for a newly wed couple, this book will arm you with the proper tools to create effectively.

Face it: there’s too much monotony when it comes to store-bought designs. Don’t settle for boring gifts or home decor just because it’s all you can find at the department store on sale. Invest a little time into creating your own pieces and you’ll have much more fun and style than you’re used to. This is a must-have for all sewists, quilters, and overall crafty people out there so don’t miss this opportunity to win your own free copy.

Interested in Learning More about Scrap-Applique Playground?

Click here to read the full review of Scrap-Applique Playground. The contests ends on July 8th so be sure to enter here. You can enter once a day, every day, so come back often to increase your chances of winning this fabulous find; good luck!

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve made from scraps?

Handbag Design Contest!

Calling all designers! Do you make handbags? If pretty purses, trendy totes, and cute clutches are your thing, then this may be the contest for you. Handbag Designer 101, with the help of Singer, Simplicity Creative Group, and others, presents: The Independent Handbag Designer Awards!

In its sixth year, IHDA gives handbag designers (like you!) the chance to compete for one of nine awards honoring excellence in handbag design. Some of these categories include: Best Handmade Handbag, Best Green Handbag, Audience Fan Favorite Handbag, Best Handbag in Overall Style & Design, and more! The winners will be featured in InStyle Magazine’s September issue! (How’s that for 15 minutes of fame?)  If this sounds like your cup of tea, you can apply at Just make sure your entry is in by April 28th at 11:59 p.m.!

Need inspiration? Check out our AllFreeSewing “Bags + Purses” Pinterest board for free ideas and tutorials! Whether you’re interested in entering the contest or just want to make a cute new handbag for yourself, we’ve got plenty of projects to get the design ideas flowing. From vintage Mad Men-inspired purses to slouchy shoulder bags, we’ve got the handbag pattern to suit your needs!


AllFreeSewing Presents The Creative Pincushion Challenge!

Wondering what the creative pincushion challenge is? Well, a few months back we challenged you to create projects using only fabric from your stash in the Stash Busters Challenge. This time around, we’re challenging you to create creative pincushions. Every sewist needs them and they’re simple and fun to make; not to mention we always find wacky, unique and lovely pincushions all over the web. We’ve recently added new pincushion projects to the site so you’ll have tons to choose from!

Here’s how it works –

Today and for the next two Mondays we’ll feature a different pincushion theme in the newsletter. The first week, we’re featuring classic pincushions. Find a project you feel inspired to make and once you complete it, post a photo on our Facebook page to share it with the community. At the end of the challenge (June 29th) we’ll choose one participant at random to win a special prize! But hey, we’re all winners here because if you post a photo there’s a chance we’ll feature it in one of our newsletters! Here’s your chance at fame!

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Will you participate in the creative pincushion challenge? Let us know below!