Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day: Zippered Pouches

Today, in conjunction with Sew Mama Sew‘s Giveaway day, is the first giveaway I have done on this blog.  My blog is about five months old now, and I am excited to offer the chance to win these zippered pouches to all of my visitors.  I am very grateful for the kind words and support offered by those who have joined me in these early months, and I am excited to welcome new friends as well!

SMS Pouch Giveaway

I am trained as a theatrical scenic and costume designer and technician, but this blog focuses on my life outside of the theatre- The (not so) Dramatic Life.  Most of the work I share here is quilting related, but other sewing projects pop up from time to time.  My big project for the year is Mini Quilt Mania, for which I am creating a new mini quilt almost every week of the year for a total of 50 quilts.  I have done 18 so far, and I am thoroughly enjoying the process!

Pouch Lining

Pouch Lining

There are two zippered pouches in this giveaway.  They each have a blue denim exterior and are fully lined and trimmed with a cotton print from Amy Butler’s Violette fabric line.  The larger pouch is 6″x10″x4.5″ and would be a great container for carrying small projects or corralling toiletries when you travel.

The smaller pouch is an octagon measuring about 3.75″x3.75″ and is grommeted for use as a key ring.  This is perfect for carrying a little money, a phone charger, or thumb drive.  I have written a tutorial for creating this cord/coin pouch if you would like to make your own!

Would you like to enter to win this pair of pouches?  It’s easy- here’s how:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what project(s) you are working on right now and/or what your quilting or sewing goals are.  Is there a pattern you want to make? A technique you would like to try? A fabric line you are eager to use?  Is there a tutorial you would like to see made?  I love hearing what you are up to and interested in!
  • Followers, both long time and new, get a bonus entry!  Near the top of the sidebar there are several options for following me including Bloglovin’, Instagram, and Pinterest.  To get the bonus entry please leave a comment telling me how you follow.

This giveaway is open through 5pm PST on Sunday, May 10.  All comments on this post received by that time will be included in a random drawing.

I will email and post the winner on the blog on or before Wednesday, May 13.  Once I have the shipping address for the winner, your package will be in the mail by Friday, May 15.  (Should the winner not respond with a shipping address by Friday, May 15, I will draw a new winner and contact them via email and the blog)

There are lots more fantastic giveaways of both hand crafted items and supplies at Sew Mama Sew, so be sure to check those out as well!  Good Luck!

Update from May 11, 2015:  The winner of this giveaway is Catrin Lewis- Congratulations Catrin!  

Here are some other posts you may enjoy!

Mini Quilt Mania

Mini Quilt Mania

Rainbow Roundabout Mini Quilt

Rainbow Rotary

Marsala Mini Quilt

Marsala Mini

Winter Trees Mini Quilt

Winter Trees

Cord/Coin Pouches

Cord/Coin Pouches

Create Your Own Tote Bag Tutorial Series

Create Your Own Tote Bag Tutorial Series

115 thoughts on “Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day: Zippered Pouches

  1. Shannon says:

    Working on the second hand-cut chinille blankie for a set of twin kiddos I adore. the first was finished in Janurary and I keep allowing other progects to distract me from finishing!

  2. Danette says:

    I’ve just about completed a tshirt quilt for my nephew’s graduation May 30. I want to get it done so I can move on to other quilts and other projects. Thank you.

  3. Melinda says:

    I am currently working on a pillow cover for my mom for Mother’s Day. My quilting goal is to improve my FMQ. BTW, I am really enjoying your mini quilts.

  4. Samantha P says:

    Am working on a baby quilt for my first born due soon. Hope to finish before he gets here. Thanks for participating.

  5. Joanna @ Midwestern Bite says:

    I’ve been working on a 20″ paper pieced pattern of my husband’s motorcycle for our tenth anniversary. And it’s kicking my butt. Fortunately I kick back! I really think you have a great blog and I’d love to see you start an Etsy shop! With patterns or minis!

  6. kathyh says:

    I just sewed the Asymmetrical Tote bag – recently featured on SMS – which I am giving away on my blog.
    I’m kinda into bags/purses as they are quick to sew up.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Mickey Louth says:

    I just finished an apron and a purse for May birthdays of my grands. I have a quilt in the planning stages for a new granddaughter due this fall and a baby shower coming up soon that I need to make something for…typically burp cloths is one of the items… I hadn’t been in the sewing room all winter and missed it. It really needs organizing up there right now!

  8. Quinn says:

    I am a rookie sew-person, but recently bought a pattern for a summer dress that I plan to make soon! My sewing machine is a Singer Featherweight, which I inherited from the original owner, my Auntie Ruby.
    Thank you for this lovely giveaway opp!

  9. bekki says:

    Your pouch is lovely and holds its shape beautifully. at the moment I’m making 2 crochet blankets. My sewing goals are to sew up my stash, i have so much! I’m trying to consolidate as my living space really isnt big enough for my fabric!

  10. Amanda Ashton says:

    I’m working on far too many things at the moment, but primarily a Swoon quilt I started in a workshop two years ago, and a table runner for a friend. I really want to improve my machine quilting skills, and will work on that later in the year when I will be inside more.

  11. Cheri says:

    I have put my quilting on hold at the moment and am making fabric memory books and junk journals instead…but…both use my sewing machine!

  12. Kristen Jones says:

    What a cool job you have! I’m so glad you are participating in the giveaway day. That’s how I found you! I dug through your blog and I really like it. I will be following you from now on. I’m a new quilter/sewer so I have a ton of stuff that I want to make. i’m working on my 4th quilt now and its a Star Surround Block that I saw on Happy Quilting Melissa Blog. Her QAL is wonderfully easy to follow. Thanks for the chance to win this prize. I LOVE it. Ive only tried my hand at one zipper bag so far and it came out a little wonky! I’m going to keep on trying though!

  13. Mary Ann says:

    I am finishing handstitching the binding on my nephew’s high school graduation quilt and sewing up some summer play clothes and pj’s for my kids.

  14. Aileen says:

    What lovely pouches. I did not realise you were involved in theatre. That explains the blog name (duh). I’m working on a New York beauty quilt at the moment. It’s taking me forever but I love it.

  15. LesLet says:

    im working on a tote bag and a half squAre triangle quilt. I also want to start the Butterfly quilt by Tula Pink

  16. Cristina says:

    Really really nice!! Good job!! in this moment I’m working for many projects: woodworking, upcycle objects and sewing projects.My next step is learnig freehand machine embroidery… I follow you on bloglovin <3
    Bye and thanks for the giveaway!!

  17. amy says:

    I can’t wait to use Janet Clare’s More Hearty Good Wishes! Just trying to decide on the best pattern to show it off!

  18. Despina Veneti says:

    Lovely set, thank you!
    I’m a beginner, so it’s tote bags for me so far :-)
    I hope my skills allow me to do some quilting soon.

  19. Lori Morton says:

    Finishing up a Quilt & few more baby things for new Granbaby! :) Also cutting scaps for a cozy Throw for our Family Room (& one for our daughter’s house too…shhhh..is a secret! lol)

  20. Judy M says:

    Great bags I will be checking out the tutorial. I am working on a small quilt, a travel quilt bag, a pincushion for a swap.

  21. Mindy says:

    A friend is having a Firefly themed birthday party this month, so I am making outfits for myself, my husband, and my 2yo daughter. I’m so excited to have started sewing in the last year – I had no idea it was so much fun!

  22. Tawny says:

    My current project is a crochet project actually. I’m working on leg warmers for my little girl to wear to her ballet class instead of heavy tights now that it’s getting warmer. :)

  23. auschick says:

    I just finished testing a blouse pattern and so now I have a clean sewing table! I have written up a list of goals though, and my next one to do is a pair of pants for my son. The thing I’d also love to tackle would be the Bombshell Swimsuit… it’s been in my wishlist for a while!

  24. SoozeM says:

    Oooh they are gorgeous, the little pouch is so cute, and I love the denim! I am working on a purple and green quilt which will be a gift for a very special friend :)

  25. Alexis says:

    I mostly sew pj pants for my three gentlemen: two little’s and papa. But I’d like to get more adventurous with quilts.

  26. Liz Scott says:

    Oh I have so many things on the simmer. A block swap quilt pinned ready to FMQ; working on a border for a blue and white star quilt; making blocks for a sampler quilt; starting on some cushions with fabric from India. Not enough home days in my week! Now I am thinking bags too LOL

  27. Keicia says:

    I just got a sewing machine and am attempting little dresses, skirts and diaper covers for my baby girl.

  28. My work doesn’t compare with yours, but I’m up bright and early today to appliqué fall leaves on the revers side of a table runner. The front side is an all seasons design in the colors of the dining room. This is a “Thank you” for the daughter of my oldest friend. She took care of my friend’s disabled family member so my friend could make a week-long visit to me. I like to use a seasonal backing on my candle mats and table runners–it saves cupboard space for the recipient, and makes a little more space in my “stash heap” for me! Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

  29. Leo says:

    working on: round robin addition, wonky solid stars, need to quilt something, mycompletely green quilt to name a few …
    want to do: Storm at Sea pattern, get further along with my plaid-pineapple quilt (only the test block done) …

  30. Ariadne says:

    I am not a quilter. I love working my cross stitch and beadwork on felt and felted stones. I am a teacher of English and also act on the theatre. I loved your pouches. That’s really something I cannot make.
    ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
    AriadnefromGreece!

  31. Judy says:

    Working on a maple leaf block quilt. Started out with the Modern Maples pattern but it’s not going to look much like that 😉 haha The one quilt on my bucket list that nags at me constantly is a medallion quilt. I have many patterns, I have many ideas. . . I just need to commit!

  32. Kathy h says:

    Your job sounds like a lot of fun. Like your idea of making a quilt every week. I am looking forward to making a landscape quilt this summer and am working on a pincushion right now.

  33. These pouches are excellent, and I need a new cosmetic bag for travel…

    My current project is to move into my new house! Once in there I’ll get to have my own crafting & quilting room, and there will be no stopping me!

  34. I love your rainbow quilt!!!!. I am in the preparation of making a jean quilt and cutting is not easy for that!!! I also have a table runner in the making too.
    Thanks for the give away :-)

  35. Jennifer says:

    I think the better question is, what are you NOT working on :) I have 13 projects going right now! Most are quilts, but I’m also making a bag and a rug! I need a little more sewing time in my life :)

  36. Lesley Bambridge says:

    I have only made one quilt so far and I really enjoyed it. I am now saving up little squares of fabric to make a summer quilt for the sofa, but I hope it will be done before the summer is over : ) Thank you for the chance to win xx

  37. R.Kay says:

    Hmm even though this is not a sewing project, I am currently crocheting my first real scarf, it is about three to four feet long now, and I can’t wait to wear it.

    Thanks for this chance to win!

  38. Tarnia says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I have yet to put in a zipper, so have stuck to quilts rather than joining the bag making craze. I should ask my daughter for a lesson for Mother’s Day. Meanwhile, what I am doing is working my way through some Jen Kingwell quilts. They require so much work, I will be busy for years.

  39. karen says:

    You are amazing! That scrappy rainbow mini has been stuck in my mind since I saw it (weeks ago). I’m working on improving my skills, and doing assorted random projects to accomplish that. So far every quilting project I have ever done has included the use of at least one new skill/technique/method/challenge. It’s so fun!

  40. karen says:

    I added you to my list of bookmarked blogs, because just about everything you come up with leaves me in awe. Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Lori Smanski says:

    wow this is so very pretty thanks for a chance congrats on 5 months right now I am ready to bind a king sized quilt (civil war sampler) for our sons wedding coming up may 31 and making myself a civil war dress for the wedding whew lots of sewing going on

  42. Oh my goodness – they are adorable (particularly the larger pouch – I love it!). I am working on finishing up some (okay, lots) of wips, particularly a Star Wars quilt for my daughter. This is not only to tidy up my sewing space, but also so that I can start something else. Far too much mending has been taking up my time!!

  43. Joy says:

    I’m trying to complete quilts already started. I’m quilting along with Pat Sloan and Aurifils Mini of the Month and I’m paper piecing with a block of the month with Quilt Art Designs. I’m also longarming here and there. My number one goal is to complete projects, but I’ve only finished one quilt so far this year….

  44. Peggy Phillips says:

    I have a zillion projects in the works because I love starting things. I have several quilts, knitting projects, crocheting projects, but I really want to get the binding on a queen sized quilt I’ve started. I have a goal to complete 1 project a day and so far I’m on track. I’m having fun, but it does mean I don’t get to a lot of the big projects. Thank you

  45. Carla says:

    Today I need to work on the border for a group round robin quilt, and knit a few rows on my stepdaughter’s wedding present.
    I follow on Bloglovin.

  46. carriem says:

    I am hand quilting a queen sized flying geese quilt. I love theater, so I’m interested in your other life!

  47. Nesta says:

    Hello! Great to meet you through the SMS Giveaway Day! At the moment I am busy finishing some bee blocks and making a baby quilt for a friend who has just had a baby!

  48. Nancy D says:

    I’ve got lots of projects started! But right now I’ve been working on a couple of punch needle projects. This is something new to me and I’m really enjoying it.

  49. I’ve had to put all crafty projects to the side for the moment to help hubby with remodeling projects. But along those lines I love to see home decor projects that are easy (I honestly don’t sew much, which is why I have a fascination with those who do. I love looking at all the talent!). Thanks for the chance!

  50. Tamie says:

    I’m working on a Swoon for my youngest daughter to take to college in the fall. I’d love to be more confident with three dimensional sewing. I’m trying.

  51. jessicac says:

    Working on some needle felting(holes in a sweater) and then I am going to handsew some lace on the bottom to extend the sweater. Trying for a Anthro look!

  52. Liz says:

    I would love to finish a BOM I started for my hubby a couple of years ago. Plus all my crocheting and Embroidery projects that I have bookmarked,not to mention the Quilts that I want to do: Dear Jane, Insanity,

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