Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ali Foster Patterns {Giveaway!!!}

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Oh wow! It’s time for another giveaway!!! I feel kind of like Oprah and her favorite things episode… only I’m not rich, and I’m not on TV. But I am showing you all sorts of amazing products and you’re totally screaming while sitting on your couch/desk chair/bed/wherever you’re sitting, right?

This giveaway comes from Ali Foster Patterns. I think it would be so much fun to design patterns, so imagine how cool I think it is that Ali gets to do this for a living! Her mom taught her to sew as a little girl. Soon after getting a degree in psychology, she realized that she wanted to do something more on the artistic side and went back to school for fashion design. She says, “I always wanted to own my own business...so here I am! My goal now is simple: To create stylish sewing patterns with easy-to-follow instructions.”

Looking through her shop, you can see that she’s achieving her goal! All of her patterns are so cute!

How cute is this Sophia Hobo Bag?

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Or the Round Satchel

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And the Fold Over Clutch is so fun! Just think of all the cute fabric combinations you could do with it!

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How would you like to get one of Ali’s patterns? She’s giving one lucky reader the Pleated Shoulder Bag Pattern.

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It’s so cute, yet looks like it would be really simple to make! I just might have to make one for an upcoming trip our family has planned. Just think, you could buy some fabric from Kim at Poppy Seed Fabrics and then make this bag from it!

Want to win? There are a few ways for you to enter! Leave a comment for each:
-Mandatory: Visit Ali Foster Patterns and then come back and tell me which item is your favorite.
-Tell me about who taught you to sew.
-Share about this giveaway through your blog, Facebook or Twitter (one entry for each).
-Buy a pattern from Ali Foster Patterns (one entry per purchase).
 
This giveaway is open to followers of Made it on Monday only. If you don’t subscribe yet, you can do so in the right sidebar. This giveaway closes at 5 pm Pacific time on Monday the 25th.
Good luck!

55 comments:

  1. My favorite item is the Pleated Shoulder Bag PDF Sewing Pattern and Tutorial. Very cute!

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  2. My mom taught me to sew and I'm still learning to get better and sew more accurately.

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  3. I am in LOVE with the Olivia clutch! So adorable!

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  4. My mom taught me how to sew! She used to make all my dresses as a little girl, and now hopefully one day I'll be able to do the same! With her help of course! ;)

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  5. Ok first of all, this isn't a ploy to get an extra vote but umm... you taught me to sew. You and all the sewing blogs you've led me to in the past week or so. I'm such a newbie (obviously) but I went and bought the pattern you used for your 3 knock-off shirts and a nice black knit. I can't wait to try them out myself. I've also made curtains to put behind our desks to hide the cords from my little man. This evening I made a gift bag/reusable snack bag for a gift for our day care teacher. And... that's all I've ever sewn! haha!

    So Thank you!!! You're such an inspiration!

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  6. I like the boho bag. Specifically, I love the one with the green and the polka dots!

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  7. I love the zippy clutch and the Pleated Shoulder Bag Pattern that is being given away!

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  8. My sister taught me to sew when i was about 13 and did little things for a few years not im 20 and picking it back up, love making and altering clothes and accessories. so glad she took the time to teach me!

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  9. I love the All the Frills, especially in the blue!! Darling!

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  10. I posted on my facebook about the giveaway!

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  11. My mom taught me to sew when I was about 10 on the machine she got from her mom for her wedding. She learned from her mom, on the machine she got for her wedding. When I got married, she made sure that I got a sewing machine in turn so I could keep the tradition alive.

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  12. My Aunt Debbie taught me how to sew my first piece of clothing but it was really my mom who taught me how to make baby blankets and such.

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  13. I like the Reversable Tote Bag the best!

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  14. I don't remember who taught me to sew! I assume my mom did...and then I took sewing in jr. High school also...but I know I already knew how to sew.

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  15. My favorite is the fold over clutch :-)

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  16. My Mom taught me how to sew when I was a teenager.

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  17. My favorite pattern at Ali Fosters pattern is the Reversible Tote Bag.

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  18. My mother taught me to sew and then I took Home Ec in Junior High.

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  19. I love the pleated shoulder bag and the padded laptop sleeve is adorble too!

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  20. My mom is the one who has taught me sewing although I really don't do it very often. She has recently started teaching my daughter and it has given me a new respect and love for all things homemade. I think that my mom is the most amazing seamstress and have always been proud to show off the things she has made me and my kids over the years.

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  21. I LOVE the round satchel bag pattern. Great shop!

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  22. I first learned to sew at a summer camp when I was five years old. My mother had a sewing machine and encouraged me to use it, but I didn't learn much more about sewing until I took Home Ec in grade seven. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  23. Being a bag lady, I like them all! But I really liked the rounded satchel. =)

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  24. I honeslty cant remember who taught me to sew. =/ I think it may have been my mom? Maybe my grandma? Im just not sure. I know I was young... I can remember making doll clothes when I was about 4...

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  25. my mom taught me how to sew by hand, but i recently taught myself how to sew on a sewing machine (w the help of my brother)!

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  26. I like the bow tie bag.
    I learned to sew on my own.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. the pleated shoulder bag or fold over clutch.

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  28. and i wouldn't necessaraly say i can sew yet...but i am teaching myself

    can always visit me here and feel much better about your sewing skills!

    http://myhandcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2011/03/of-course-theyre-supposed-to-be-cropped.html

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  29. the sophia hobo is my favorite pattern!

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  30. i have been teaching myself how to sew. thats why the online community is so valuable to me!

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  31. So hard to choose, but the tie front tote is really cute!

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  32. I learned how to use my sewing machine and the basics of sewing from a few classes offered by the store where we bought my sewing machine. Everything else I've learned through teaching myself and through the online crafting community :)

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  33. The fold over clutch is sooo cute!

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  34. my momma taught me sew. she wanted someone to quilt with :-)!

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  35. My favorite pattern is the Patchwork Messenger Bag!

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  36. I am currently trying to teach myself to sew!

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  37. I blogged about the Giveaway here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  38. The olivia clutch is so adorable!

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  39. My mom taught me to sew. When I was younger she would help me sew little outfits for all my baby dolls.

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  40. I learned to sew in Jr. Hi. I took a home ec course where we made a skirt. Before that I tried to teach myself to sew. That school class is the formal training I had.

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  41. I love the bow tote bag!
    a.workman29@gmail.com

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  42. my mother taught me to sew for 4-H. I hated her so much, but now I really appreciate that she forced me to do it!

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  43. My mom taught me the basics of sewing when I got my sewing machine in 6th grade. I learned a little more through school classes, but for the most part I teach myself.
    a.workman29@gmail.com

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  44. I love the The Slouch Hobo Style Bag.

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  45. My Granny taught me to sew for the most part.

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  46. I shared on FB.
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=203801849659727&id=103540913061972

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  47. I really like the Olivia Clutch. Thanks for the chance to win. (I follow your blog with Google Reader.)

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  48. I first learnt to sew from my mum, but my grandmother, aunties, teachers and friends have all helped along the way. And of course, I now rely on the internet a lot!

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