I remember the first time I sewed a purse. I think it was one of the earliest posts I wrote on Grosgrain. I followed a pattern and it came out so perfect and I received so many compliments it was totally worth the time I put into it. And when all my friends noticed my new purse, it gave me to opportunity to talk about sewing and brag:)
If you too would like to try your hand at a purse pattern, perhaps for the first time, take a look at today's guest giveaway from Sew|LO!.
Lindsey Olson, pattern designer, and her sister Allie Olson, started Sew|LO! out of a love to create. They create patterns for the modern sewer. Lindsey, an "architect in training" in Helena, MT, designs the patterns. Allie puts her finance expertise to work and manages all the business and marketing.
They are offering the Margo Tote pattern to THREE LUCKY GROSGRAIN READERS!
The Margo Tote is sweet and sophisticated, and entirely functional. Sew this stylish handbag with a convenient PDF sewing pattern!
The finished product created from this pattern will be completely lined with a reinforced magnetic closure. Two modern pleats and creative strap options give this tote a polished look.
Sew either a small or medium Margo tote, as this pattern allows for different sizes. The small Margo Tote is great for a night on the town, or a gal with a light load. The medium Margo Tote is perfect for an everyday tote.
Many of you said that you would like to enter more giveaways, but have various issues with linking. I want anyone that is interested in entering a giveaway to be able to do so.
Therefore, from now on, giveaways can be entered in three ways:
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2) By leaving a comment without a link or
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