If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I love to sew with vintage linens, so when Claudia Violette from For the Love of France asked me if I’d host a giveaway for her, I was all ears.
Before I get to the giveaway, though, let me share some sewing ideas that I just love!
1. Upholster a Chair with Vintage Scraps
2. Sew a Dog Bed
I have loved this dog bed for so long! I just wish Maria sold the pattern!
You can see other dog bed and dog project ideas and tutorials here.
3. Stitch Up a Sewing Machine Cover
I need to make a sewing machine cover soon and this is a favorite idea (and tutorial) so far.
4. Sew a Pretty Apron
For more apron ideas, take a look at my Pinterest board, devoted to apron inspiration and sewing tutorials.
5. Dress Up an Ottoman
This little ottoman slipcover looks like it would be so easy to make! Check out the tutorial!
6. Sew Pillows, Pillows, Pillows! (The ideas are endless.)
I am bound and determined to sew some bolster pillows like these.
Large, square pillows like these are probably my favorite pillow style.
I really like these pillows that use vintage fabrics to “frame” another piece of pretty fabric.
Of course, you can make pillows like mine. 🙂 If you recall, I made two pillows from one For the Love of France’s tea towels.
Here’s another one of Michele’s pillow creations. I like the way this pillow ties in the front.
7. Sew a pretty patchwork curtain
I think this is a fabulous idea: stitching a curtain using several antique linens.
For more curtain ideas and tutorials, hop on over and look at my DIY – Curtains board.
8. Make a pretty duvet cover.
I just love this pretty duvet cover.
9. Make a Christmas tree skirt.
Marian always comes up with really creative ideas, like using antique fabric to sew a Christmas tree skirt.
10. Stitch up pretty sachets.
These lavender sachets are a clever way to use small remnants of vintage fabric.
11. Create a pretty purse or bag.
Elke made these pretty totes using antique linens and leather horse bridles as straps.
Check out two of my Pinterest boards to see a wide variety of purse, tote, and bag ideas and tutorials.
12. Sew some pretty napkins.
OK, so now that I’ve inspired you, here’s how to enter the $65 giveaway.
Just follow the instructions below! You can enter once or several times. It’s totally up to you!
(IMPORTANT! you must follow the instructions AND enter via the Rafflecopter site.)
By the way, I need to mention that this giveaway is not just limited to For the Love of France’s vintage fabric. (That’s just my personal fave.) In addition to antique French linens, she also sells cafe au lait bowls, vintage religious medals, antique rosaries, antique porcelain, vintage silver and silverplate, rare buttons and ormolu frames, vintage school posts, and more! Check out her always-changing stock at her online store and Etsy shop.
The contest begins at midnight on Monday and ends at midnight on Friday, February 6th. Claudia and I will choose a winner on Saturday morning because chances are, I won’t be lucid at midnight.
By the way, this deadline was chosen by Claudia in the hopes that you will receive your prize in time to gift the item or maybe stitch something up for a special someone on Valentine’s Day!
[UPDATE: THE WINNER IS JANE WEEKS!]
I’m linking to these parties:
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Best Link Party @ The Girl Creative
Thrifty Thursday @ Living Well Spending Less
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Tuesdays at our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Worthwhile Wednesdays @ Crafty Allie