It’s quite hard to follow up on last week’s Freebie Sewing Patterns blog post – man we all love a free pattern don’t we? Luckily, I’ve got some gorgeous sewing tools to giveaway so we can keep the free stuff train going!
A few weeks ago, my mum posted on Instagram a picture of my grandma’s button tin and it got a conversation going about people having their mum’s/grandma’s/aunties/great-gran’s button tins and all the treasures that are found inside. This led to my mum coming up with the idea for this wonderful challenge and giveaway!
We want to see pictures of your sewing precious things! Do you have a button tin filled with vintage buttons? Any precious pins? Some special scissors? Some treasured tools? They don’t have to be passed down through generations of sewists, did you treat yourself to something special for a significant birthday? Did you find something in an old sewing box? Or maybe you’ve sewn something precious? Have you repurposed your grandma’s wedding dress into something precious? We want to see whatever is precious to you!
I thought I would kick this off by showing you some of my #sewingprecious things and then I will tell you exactly what you can win and how to enter!
This thimble is one of my sewing precious items. It’s sterling silver from the late 1800s and I bought it for myself, but it is still sewing precious, let me tell you why. I had it in my eBay watchlist for a long time and after attending the funeral service of my favourite uncle I wanted some cheering up. So I bought it for myself. Now it has a very special place in my heart because it is beautiful and because it reminds me of a very special man. I think of him when I see it in my sewing tin and I think perfectly embodies the spirit of the #sewingprecious challenge.
The other precious item I wanted to show you is this wooden tailors clapper. It was a 30th birthday present from my parents, but that’s not why it’s precious. It’s precious because my dad made it for me. He is a very skilled joiner but rarely uses his woodworking talents in his handyman’s job. For my birthday I asked if he could make this for me. I never imagined it would look this professional and be so beautiful. He even took the time to engrave my family nickname on the side ‘TOR’ and even put a screw in the side because he thought that made it look like a dinosaur! A perfect example of my dad’s sense of humour and another reason that this will forever be one of my #sewingprecious items.
We want you to share the stories of your #sewingprecious items! I cannot wait to hear all the special stories and see all of the precious things! BUT first let me show you what you can win!
Minerva Crafts are donating a fabulous sewing box filled with essential supplies valued at over £100. I’m a member of the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network, so I know how lovley and generous they are, but I’m blown away by this!!
The fabulous Sam from Lulou Designs is donating three gorgeous prizes!
The pressing kit alone is an amazingly generous prize, but then fabulous Sam is also giving two more prizes of their gorgeous retractable leather bound tape measures one in Black and one in Red.
Sewessential are allowing the winner to choose their own prize by very generously donating a £25 voucher to be used on their website. Sew Essential are a treasure trove so you could get yourself some fabulous fabric, perfect patterns or you could even choose your own #sewingprecious item! Shipping to be paid by recipient.
My local happy place – Duttons for Buttons are donating this absolutely gorgeous hessian bag for you to decorate with your lovely buttons! https://www.duttonsforbuttons.co.uk/our-souvenirs/
Then last but by no means least Ernest Wright is donating a pair of their gorgeous Stork Embroidery scissors! Many in the sewing community were very sad when Ernest Wright Closed their doors last year. It’s fantastic news to hear they are manufacturing their special scissors again, these are surely to become many sewist’s #sewingprecious items. I don’t know whether you know much about Ernest Wright but they are a Sheffield based scissor manufacturer which was founded in 1902, they have a rich and illustrious history and has risen from the ashes with a limited but highly specialised range of truly heirloom scissors!
Phew! I cannot believe we have eight fantastic prizes!
SO do you have anything with a story you want to share? My mum and I would love to see them!! To join in the challenge and enter the giveaway, please share a picture on Instagram of your #sewingprecious item and tell us why it is precious! It can be a tool, button, piece of fabric, something you were given, maybe something you’ve sewn? To enter you must use the #sewingprecious hashtag and tag myself @sewstainability and my mum @chatterstitch. I cannot wait to see everyone else’s precious items and read all the special stories! The giveaway will be open for entries between February 12th and the end of Feb 28th at Midnight GMT. Competition is open worldwide. Not affiliated with Instagram. Winners will be chosen by random number generator and we will announce the winners shortly after the closing date.