Happy Birthday to Me, And YOU! A Birthday Give Away!

It’s turning into a tradition for me to do a giveaway on my Birthday, and I’m glad that I’m doing the same again this year as I really enjoy them!  As today is the day I celebrate being another year older, I’ve got a present for you…

I’ve put together a little package for sewing knits:  With two really popular knit patterns in the blogosphere (Sewaholic’s Renfrew Top pattern and Cake’s Tiramisu dress pattern) as well as all the knit inspiration that’s been circulating in the blogosphere lately (knickers, vest tops…) , I hope this will be useful and inspirational all at once!

I’ve got a copy of Sew-U Home Stretch, The built by Wendy guide to sewing knits which includes tips on using a serger or a regular machine to make tops, dresses and skirts from the included patterns in the book.  There’s also loads of pattern variations so the possibilities are enormous!  There are some gorgeous and inspiring items out there made from this book, I am looking forward to having a go at making my own hooded top…  Perfect lounge wear for the winter (once the curtains etc are done of course!)

To go with it I’ve got a 40yd pack of 1/4″ Steam a Seam 2 Lite.  Steph (Author of 3 Hours Past and Cake patterns designer and owner) did a great post on the use and abuse of this stuff.  Very useful for knits, but also useful for wovens, patch pockets, zipper insertions…  Looking at it, you may even be able to use it at 1/2″ width too (but then there’d only be 20yds) but don’t quote me on that!

So, if you’d like to have a chance at winning this bundle, please leave a comment!  If you’re a follower, please leave a second comment letting me know (and how you follow – wordpress, email, twitter…) and I’ll put another entry into the hat for you.

Entries are open until midnight on the 30th November and I’ll announce (and contact) the winner on the 1st December.

I’m happy to post internationally.  Good Luck!


51 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me, And YOU! A Birthday Give Away!

  1. Happy Happy Birthday VK 🙂
    I hope you have a wonderful year packed with sewing triumphs & no tribulations!
    I’d love to win this as everyone talks about how easy knits are but I struggle a bit! I’m sure there is some wonderful secret that I just need to know.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Vicki, Happy Birthday! Shouldn’t we be giving you presents and not the other way around? This is a super generous give away! Before we moved to the West Coast I went looking for the Built by Wendy book and found out they were totally sold out at the large chain bookstore in Toronto and with the move and all that I never got around to ordering a copy – would love to get my hands on one. Thanks for the chance!

  3. Happy Birthday!
    I have admired the renfrew pattern from afar for a while. I haven’t yet tried sewing from a pattern. This sounds like the perfect reason to start…

  4. Hope you’re having a great Birthday with family and friends! Thanks for the chance at winning this, it’s great stuff. I have some knit fabric that I have been saving for just the right pattern.

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU. I hope you are celebrating and finding treats just for you too?

    Yes please do enter me for this great giveaway. I haven’t a copy of the book yet and Stephanie C’s post made me wanna try the Steam a Seam stuff too. Perfect.

    Oh and I too am a follower preferring to stalk you via email. 😮

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🙂 What an amazing & generous giveaway!! You’re so sweet 🙂 I’ve heard so much great stuff about the Sew U book – and with the Renfrew on my to-sew list, and a pre-order coming to me for the Tiramisu, it could really help 🙂

  7. I’d love this book, I so scared of knits, I have the Renfrew pattern and some knit fabric waiting for me to be brave enough to do it so more information would be great!

  8. Happy birthday!
    I’m patiently waiting for my Tiramisu pattern to arrive. I’ve never sewn with knits before, so I hope I learn something new. The book would be helpful!

  9. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday dear Vicki,
    Happy birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooo yoooooooooou!
    This is much more tuneful in your head than it would be in real life!
    Have a great day.
    I’m hyperventilating at the thought of all those goodies! Wow!

  10. Happy birthday to you! I’d love to win! Thanks! I’m a follower, but when I switched to Bloglovin, I stopped getting many of your posts. I might have to switch to following by WordPress…

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