Vintage Sewing Giveaway

Today I’m running a little sewing giveaway!

I’ve had the pleasure of receiving a new sewing machine recently and with the summer holidays and actual holidays I’ve barely had a minute to have a proper look at it *shame face*.

One thing I do know is that it does button holes!! After shying away from buttonholes this machine will, hopefully, open up a wider world of sewing for me. Have a look at the really reasonably sewing  machines at Hobbycraft- the one I’ve been sent is the first one listed, I’ll let you know how I get on with it in a future post.

My little red John Lewis sewing machine is great and it’s going to take a lot for me to move on from it but a few more gizmos to play with would be nice as I develop my sewing skill set- so I’m looking forward to giving this new one its first project.

I haven’t sewn much over the summer, apart from finishing The Afternoon Blouse, I’ve attempted to make a jumpsuit, but at the moment I’ve fallen out with it so it’s sat in my sewing cupboard. Yes a full on unfinished project- I’m still mildly gutted and very frustrated with it so it’s going to stay there for a bit longer- there was just sooo much fabric to work with and trying it on a fitting it to myself was just a pain in the bum.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, what can you win?!!

I’ve had a bit of a sewing pattern destash and I’m also including this sewing book from the 70’s, which is actually very good on technique and how to adjust patterns so they fit your body shape.

vintage sewing pattern book giveawaySo this is the prize, a couple of the patterns have been cut but the Butterick Retro Blouse is uncut, the Vogue pattern behind it on the right has been cut but has no markings on the paper- I think that is how they were then- correct me if I’m wrong please!

Close up’s of the sewing patterns follow.

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Hope this gets your creative juices flowing!

Enter below

UK residents only please

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure- Brought to you in collaboration with Hobbycraft



  1. August 22, 2014 / 6:18 am

    Love those old sewing books. I have one from the early 1960s which is a great reference resource too! 🙂

  2. Debra E
    August 22, 2014 / 7:51 am

    Great patterns that can be adapted for modern wear.

  3. Kay Adams
    August 22, 2014 / 8:32 am

    What a great giveaway, would love to win as love vintage!

  4. claire nutman
    August 22, 2014 / 10:02 am

    amazing comp……..x

  5. uncheshire wife
    August 22, 2014 / 10:04 am

    Haha, those patterns & book bring back too many scary memories for me, needlework lessons in 70’s Grammar School were enough. : )

  6. August 22, 2014 / 10:19 am

    Just learning to sew. Lovely competition. Thank you.

  7. thecheshirewife
    August 22, 2014 / 10:19 am

    I love the 1950s style :£

  8. Stephanie Tsang
    August 22, 2014 / 10:46 am

    I love this and I know my sister would love it more! She’s really into vintage and sewing.

  9. pauline hill
    August 22, 2014 / 11:36 am

    the old ways are always the best ways

  10. william rutherford
    August 22, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    my clothes are full of holes – could really use this:)

  11. August 22, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    My nan has lots of these! Would live one to follow in her footsteps x

  12. FionaLynne Edwards
    August 23, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    That’s a great prize, some very usable patterns.

  13. Laura Asplin
    August 23, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    love these

  14. August 27, 2014 / 8:44 am

    HOW I wish I could use a sewing machine! I can do it by hand, but I just don’t have the time or patience to use the machine 🙁
    x x

  15. Natalie Crossan
    August 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

    fabulous giveaway xx

  16. Solange
    August 29, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Great giveaway

  17. Tracey Bye
    August 30, 2014 / 5:21 pm

    I would love to win these!

  18. adeinne tonner
    August 30, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Great giveaway as i love sewing

  19. stephanie Whitehouse
    September 2, 2014 / 10:13 am

    Some of these look familiar – I can’t be vintage???

  20. Liz Marriott
    September 2, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    Yes please…

  21. Lauren S
    September 3, 2014 / 10:57 am

    Oooh, I’d love a go at these 🙂

  22. jen joesbury
    September 3, 2014 / 11:14 am

    wow great comp

  23. Antonia
    September 3, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    These look fab!

  24. September 4, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Lovely prizes! Thankyou xx

  25. jodie harvey
    September 4, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    im in 😀 x