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SewMamaSew’s May Giveaway Day! May 18, 2011

Filed under: bags — faithandfamily @ 7:39 pm

It’s Giveaway Day at SewMamaSew, and I’m glad to be participating this round! I’ll be giving away this bag I made:

I wanted to make something unique, and hopefully I succeeded without being too weird… πŸ™‚ I patterned this bag after Rae’s awesome Buttercup Bag. I drew my own pattern, based on her design, and I made six pleats in the main bag that all fold toward the center. I, obviously, made it much bigger than Rae’s, because, most of the time, I need a bigger bag. I made one for myself, using different fabrics, several months ago, and you can see pictures of it here. I made mine, originally, with the idea that I needed to haul diapers and wipes around but did not want a “diaper bag.” You may have other reasons for wanting a big bag. And, since I love pockets and I know that everyone else does too, I added plenty of pocket space.

If you like this bag and would like to win it, please leave a comment about this post. (Sorry, no international winners.) I will be choosing a winner using a random number generator. This giveaway will be open until May 25th. Please leave your email address in the comment so that I can contact you if you win. If I am unable to reach the winner, I will choose another winner.

Giveaway days at SewMamaSew are so fun. I’ve enjoyed “getting to know” so many others in the sewing community, finding new blogs and shops and tutorials to try, etc. And I’ve won three times, which is great too! If you didn’t get here from, be sure to jump over there from May 23rd-May 25th to check out all the other blogs and enter to win lots of great stuff!


161 Responses to “SewMamaSew’s May Giveaway Day!”

  1. Lacey C. Says:

    I love it, Addy! How fun that you are doing a giveaway! You are so creative πŸ™‚ Enter me! laceyrose.1 (@) juno (.) com

  2. Antonia Says:

    Beautiful bag! I’ve actually been planning on making a skirt with 6 pleats folding towards the center πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Antonia Says:

    Oops: antonia (dot) rk (dot) hughes (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Rina Says:

    I love it! It’s so cute!

  5. robiedodson Says:

    this is very cute and so well made – what a great giveaway!

  6. Lara Says:

    Wow, beautiful purse!! Looks like the perfect size, too.

  7. Breezy Says:

    It’s so spacious, and I love the fabric!

  8. Sarah Says:

    What a lovely bag! Thanks for the chance at winning it πŸ™‚

  9. Trinity Says:

    This is really cute, thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  10. Ambrosia Says:

    VERY cute bag!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  11. This is perfect! I hate really big bags and I hate those that are too small. I have a clutch type wallet and if they can’t hold that, I have to pass them up. {I should just get a new wallet!}. Love the pockets as always use them and the fabric is great. Thanks for the chance!

  12. SydneyK. Says:

    What a cute bag!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  13. Whitney Says:

    Oh, that is the cutest bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Heidi Says:

    What a cute bag design, I love the fabric too. It looks like you can fit a lot of stuff in there too;)

  15. Mary Says:

    Very pretty! Thanks for hte cnace to win it.
    Mary / A Touch of Heaven

  16. Kristi F. Says:

    Love the bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

  17. Sydney Says:

    That’s really pretty!


    Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  18. Jennie Says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!~

  19. Anne S Says:

    Oooooo, I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com

  20. So cute! I’d love to win this bag!

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com πŸ™‚


  21. Michelle Says:

    O” this bag is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this prize one of my favs!!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  22. Sharon Scott Says:

    I would enjoy using that bag!

  23. Lindsay Says:

    Cute bag!!! I made a Buttercup bag, but I didn’t make it big enough. Yours is a GREAT size! Love the extra pockets, too!

  24. Shana Putnam Says:

    That is beautiful. I would love to win this bag.

  25. LOVE the bag! πŸ™‚ Very pretty!!!!!!

  26. Catherine Says:

    Loe the style and colors – thanks for a great offering!

  27. Lora W. Says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I love the bag.

  28. Shawna Says:

    I would love to be able to stop carrying the diaper bag and my purse! Perfect:)

  29. Kristal Says:

    Love the bag!

  30. Jordan Says:


  31. leigh7911 Says:

    Gorgeous bag! We are Done With Diapers at my house (yea!) but I still have to carry a sippy cup, spare clothing, snacks, etc., etc…. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Katie Says:

    Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Debra Says:

    I love it! I especially love that you made it a little bigger! I tis perfect!

  34. Michelle C Says:

    Love this bag! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  35. Claudia Says:

    Great bag! Bigger is better, I agree.

  36. Lauren Says:

    I love the way you have the talent to be able to alter a pattern and make it work so wonderfully! I would LOVE to win this! It’s gorgeous!

    sorgaards (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. Jody Tomac Says:

    Great colors and size.

  38. Jessica Says:

    I love the bag and I love the fabric/patterns you chose too! Crossing my fingers!


  39. stephanie Says:

    wow! I am impressed. When I try to make my own patterns I usually mess something up and they never come out looking this good. I love it.

  40. Jenilyn Says:

    Such a cute bag!! I’m from Anderson, SC! It’s great to see local gals! you can check me out too at !

  41. Becca Says:

    It is stunning! Thank you!

  42. Ladybug Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win so lovely a bag.

  43. Becky Shanks Says:

    I love the bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Emily Says:


  45. james Says:

    wow that’s really pretty

  46. Evan Becky Says:

    I love it! Absolutely love it!

  47. Shannon C Says:

    what a beautiful bag! I would love to win it.

  48. Brandy M Says:

    Pretty! Thanks for the giveaway:)
    Brandy dot mire at gmail dot com

  49. Abby Says:

    That’s a beautiful bag! I love it! You used absolutely gorgeous fabric on the outside of it.

  50. moira Says:

    That’s such a gorgeous bag with amazingly great fabric! I’d love to own it! πŸ™‚

  51. beckyrab Says:

    Absolutely love your bag design! Thanks for sharing!

  52. Stephanie Granite Says:

    Beautiful! You chose a great print!

  53. Ellen Says:

    Beautiful bag! Love the fabric!

  54. Kelly P Says:

    I love big bags for the same reason as you. To use as a ‘diaper bag’ without having it look like one!

  55. Unity Says:

    That is a beautiful bag!

    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. πŸ™‚

  56. grace Says:

    I love the fabric and style of this bag.

  57. Great giveaway! I’d be delighted to win this GORGEOUS bag!


  58. Michelle Says:

    Great work! I made a teeny tiny smaller one for my toddler, but I never got around to making a bigger one for myself. So cute!

    lagniappeacademy (at) gmail (dot) com

  59. Rachel Says:

    what a wonderful bag!! I would love to be the proud owner of it!!


    HappyQuilting at DewberryLane dot com

  60. Jacque Says:

    Gorgeous bag – I’ll give it a South Carolina home! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. carrie Says:

    what a pretty bag. very generous of you

  62. Becky Says:

    That’s a beautiful bag! Very nice giveaway.

  63. Jessica Says:

    I love the bag! So cool! Thanks so much for participating!

  64. domestic diva Says:

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  65. Deborah in Atlanta Says:

    Nothing weird about your bag. I don’t know why you would feel that way. I’m loving it, and would consider myself honored if I won it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. danette k ottosen Says:

    Love it!

  67. nicole Says:

    dreaming of this bag on my shoulder!
    so unique, love the colors
    thanks for the giveaway!
    email in profile
    nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com

  68. Steph Says:

    Very pretty! It would be a nice change from the boring black bag I’ve been using forever!

  69. Jennifer Says:

    Great bag πŸ™‚

  70. Love the fabric. Hope I win.
    rhinestonebeagle (at) gmail (dot) com

  71. Michelle Says:

    This is such a beautiful bag! Nice work! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!
    πŸ™‚ Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at}

  72. I love the bag! πŸ™‚

  73. Alice Says:

    That is a great bag. I love big bags.

  74. Bethany Says:

    I think it is very lovely…thanks for the chance

  75. quietgracesphotography Says:

    Love this bag! We actually live in the same town πŸ™‚

  76. Andreina Says:

    Lovely bag!
    bunchofbees at gmail dot com

  77. Sarah Says:

    Wow! Wish I could sew as good as you!

  78. Crystal Says:

    Your very talented that is a very pretty bag!

  79. Cherie Says:

    What a cute bag!

  80. ashley Says:


  81. mindie Says:

    Great bag! I am always in search of a great looking bag that has room. This looks perfect.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  82. pianomama Says:

    Love that purse! Too cute!

    pianomama22 at gmail dot com

  83. Robyn Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  84. Lisa Says:

    I can always use another bag with pockets! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Jenny Scott Says:

    Very pretty bag, I love the colors and floral print and that it is a nice roomy bag! Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ™‚
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

  86. Robyn Says:

    you’re right, it’s a perfect size!

  87. Lauria Says:

    Who doesn’t love a big bag? I also really like your dress, but I’m assuming that’s not a part of the giveaway!! πŸ˜‰

    email is cece_lt789 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  88. Kellie Dahlen Says:

    Great bag! perfect size and colors.

  89. MMOM Says:

    Looks like a really sensible bag, Addy! Good for you! Designing your own stuff!!!! Glad I logged in to see what you are up to! Love ya!

  90. MMOM Says:

    Here’s my email address!

  91. Helen Says:

    Love bags that can be used as diaper bags, but not look like diaper bags.

  92. Beth Hawks Says:

    I LOVE this bag. Out of all of the giveaways, I hope I win this one πŸ™‚

  93. christie S. Says:

    You are so clever. I hope to make a purse myself one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

  94. Lesley Says:

    Really pretty bag. I’d love to win it!

  95. Alice Says:

    What an adorable bag!

  96. slove554 Says:

    I love the print! Beautiful bag
    slove554 (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. Wren Says:

    I like a larger bag too, especially with this fabric!

  98. Laura Says:

    Oooooooh! I love it!


  99. Rachael Says:

    Love this! It’s so unique!

  100. Stacy Says:

    What a pretty bag! I love it! Thanks so much for a great giveaway! πŸ™‚ thefancyfritter[at]gmail[dot]com

  101. Laura Says:

    very cute and yet functional bag!

  102. Mary Says:

    Beautiful bag! I’d love to use this to replace my big bulky diaper bag now that my son is getting older.

  103. lorraine Says:

    nice bag!! thanks for the giveaway!!

  104. Brandi Hart Says:

    Cute bag! I’m about to start trying to learn to sew my first purse/bag soon.

  105. Cassie Says:

    I love this bag! So cute! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  106. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
    I live most of the time in Canada, but also have a residence in the states, so I hope you can include me in the giveaway.

  107. Delaina Says:

    Wow! Great fabric choice!

  108. shelley Says:

    lovely bag for summer! keeping my fingers crossed :).

  109. Danielle Says:

    I love the size of the bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Jen B Says:

    Fabulous bag! I looks great.

  111. ElfRenee Says:

    The bag is beautiful! Love the fabric!

  112. Lauren Says:

    i hope i’m not too late!

  113. PEGGY Says:

    beautiful purse… thank you for the chance to win! I love your skirts too!

  114. Southern Gal Says:

    I love handmade bags. I’d love to win! Thanks.

  115. Jingle Says:

    This is such a great bag! I love the fabric you chose! Thank you for this chance to win! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  116. Candace Henderson Says:

    THIS BAG IS BEAUTIFUL! THank you for a great giveaway! Super excited!

  117. Joy Says:

    Very nice!

  118. sangeetha Says:

    oh nice – the bag has come out really well

  119. Amy Says:

    Thanks for participating in the giveaway week. This one is fabulous!

  120. Rae Says:

    very nice.

  121. Jessica H Says:

    This is beautiful. I’d love to have it. Thanks.

  122. Lee Says:

    Such a lovely bag! thanks for the giveaway.

  123. Chris Says:

    I enjoyed reading your blog – thanks for the giveaway of the lovely purse!

  124. Spreckle Mom Says:

    I love that you designed the bag yourself. I tend to just follow patterns or tutorials that others have created. Thanks for the giveaway.

  125. Valerie Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, I’d love to give this beautiful bag a new home!

  126. Beth Says:

    I also need bigger bags! Yours looks wonderful!

    yobethie at hotmail dot com

  127. Lydia Says:

    It’s a beautiful bag!


  128. Lovely bag!

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

  129. Amy Says:

    Great job. I love the buttercup bag’s shape but it’s too small for everyday. I lOve how you nailed the shape but made it sizable for pack rats.

  130. Jenna Says:

    Pretty bag!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

  131. Great bag! I tend to need larder shoulder bags too. πŸ™‚

  132. Skooks Says:

    I’m a sucker for any bag full of pockets. What a lovely prize.

  133. SB Says:

    Great giveaway, thanks!

    precious_1218c at yahoo dot com

  134. Lindsey Says:

    Gorgeous bag, lady! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  135. fern Says:

    Love the buttercup bag in that print! it’s beautiful! Thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚

  136. Sara Says:

    Very cute bag!

  137. Jane T in NW Louisiana Says:

    Love your tote and especially the inside pocket. Very nice. Thanks.

  138. ashley Says:

    please enter me, that bag is too pretty not to try for it πŸ™‚
    rascarborough (at) gmail (dot) com

  139. Kristin Orth Says:

    Great bag, thanks for a chance to win!

  140. Viki Says:

    Your bag is darling! I always grab my big bag for going to the movies, because, lets just say they don’t sell coke products. LOL

  141. Lisa Says:

    Such a cute bag! I love the size and that print is fab!

  142. Laura Beech Says:

    Such a beautiful bag-awesome fabric choice!

  143. Pam Says:

    This is a cute bag.

    pbl4him at aol dot com

  144. delia Says:

    What a pretty bag! You are so lucky to have won so many times!

  145. Rebecca Says:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome bag. It is super cute. Like you I also need a bigger bag. I can’t help it that I need to be prepared. Thanks again.

  146. Julie L Says:

    So pretty-I love handmade items

  147. What a gorgeous bag–and a talented designer, too! TFS

  148. Sandi P. Says:

    This bag looks awesome! Hoping to find it in my mailbox soon.

  149. Kate Says:

    Not weird at all! I have thought about making the buttercup bag before but thought it would be too small most of the time.. yours looks great!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  150. Kristianna Says:

    Pick me! I am right next door in Greer, SC. Love the bag. You are very talented.

    Thanks for the chance.

    kalviene (at)gmail (dot) com

  151. Carly Says:

    Love that bag and it looks like a perfect size!

  152. Jen Says:

    Great bag! I love the size. Thanks for the hospitality!

  153. Patty Says:

    Love this bag! You did a great job on it.

    ppod1too at gmail dot com

  154. Audrey Says:

    That is such a cute bag!

  155. Renee E. Says:

    Lovely bag and that would be just in time for me I need a new bag!!

  156. tolmema Says:

    this bag is adorable! what a beautiful fabric. thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

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