Linen Bamboo Blouse & “Basic Black” Giveaway

Just before our vacation, I received  two Japanese sewing books from Tuttle Publishing that has recently been translated to English for review. “Basic Black: 25 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe” by Sato Watanabe was one of them. When I got … Continue reading

Sewing Blogging Anniversary Giveaway: Japanese Edition

I sewed the first dress for myself on 29 April 2010. Two weeks later, I renamed and moved my blog to wordpress. How time flies cos that was exactly a year ago!

I’m celebrating my Made-Me sewing/ blogging anniversary with two giveaways – one starting today and the other on 12 May! Here are the goodies up for grabs and I mail worldwide.

The Japanese Box contains:

– An issue of Japanese sewing magazine “Cotton On” (seen below)

A Japanese sewing magazine with patterns (never used) and easy to understand diagrams. Lovely patterns for hats, bags, garments (adults and kids) such as those in the images below.

– Japanese fabric

A yard each of these cute Japanese fabrics. Great for craft and kid’s clothing.

And in conjunction with this anniversary, I would like you ask you dear readers, what improvement would you like to see on the blog.

So, to participate in this giveaway, please leave me a feedback in comments or if you are already happy with what you have been reading, please give me a link to a beautiful dress you have seen on blogsphere recently as inspiration. If you are subscribed to my blog, you get a second chance and if you link to this post, a third.

This Japanese box giveaway will end 12 May and I will use the number generator to select a winner.

Blessings and let the fun begin!


Sew Mama Sew Giveaway on The Sew Convert

Welcome to The Sew Convert’s first giveaway ever! I was a participant in Sew Mama Sew Giveaway last year and had so much fun visiting sewing blogs and getting to know other crafters out there. This year I am more than happy to host a giveaway. I wanted to start with something most crafters would need and want. Fabric!!! Here are three delicious fabric I’ve chosen for this giveaway from right 1) Pigs Galore (Japanese fabric, 1 meter Cotton/Linen blend) 2) An apple a day (Japanese fabric, 1 meter Cotton/Linen blend) and 3) Flower Vine Stripe by Valori Wells (1 yard, 100% cotton).

There is also a grab bag of buttons in a rainbow of colours (various sizes as shown in the photo below)

For a chance to win, simply leave a comment (remember to include your email or blog) and let me know 1) which is your favourite fabric out of the three and 2) what you would create with it.

You can get an additional chance to win by subscribing to my blog (I will have your email in my list of subscribers) and for a third chance to win, you can link back to my blog (remember to click on the link after linking from your blog so I will know and count that as an entry). So, you can get a maximum of 3 chances to win.


The entry deadline is by midnight on Thursday, 20 May. The winning entries will be handpicked by my prince and princess on Friday, 21 May and I will announce the winners on the blog.  The first winner picked will receive fabric 1 and the second fabric 2. The comment I like best will receive fabric 3 and the grab bag of buttons.

I will email the winners for mailing information and send the items by Monday, 24 May 2010. I ship internationally. Keep your comments coming!

Blessed Giveaway Day!


The Sew Convert