CRAFT GIVEAWAY! $50 Bundle from YouCanMakeThis.com (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{The winner of the $50 bundle of patterns from YouCanMakeThis.com is…Shannon! She said, “I have been wanting to get the boys ties pattern for my two little guys. Store bought ties are so expensive! I would love to win this and improve my sewing/self reliance/gift making skills!”

Congratulations, Shannon. Email me at kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com and I’ll put you in contact with the sponsor. Thanks, and have fun with your new patterns!}

We have three giveaways happening early this week, and all of them will be sewing products. Later this week we’ll be back to more scrapbooking and paper crafting!

Today’s prize is for something every seamstress needs…a good pattern!

REVIEW

All patterns are not created equal. I’ve learned that since trying out the You Can Make This downloadable patterns. I find that with lots of the big name store bought patterns (not to name any names…) the instructions are confusing and use the method that is easiest to explain rather than what will give you the highest quality result, which is frustrating. I want to know the best way to put something together so it doesn’t look homemade!

bucket-hat you can make this downloadable patternThe downloadable patterns from You Can Make This include basic step-by-step instructions with full color pictures to go along with each step. So someone is actually making the item alongside you and telling you how to do it. And they have all kinds of patterns for both children and adult’s clothing, home decor, craft projects, and more.

I made this little bucket hat, and the instructions were so easy to understand. The methods used were for the most basic sewers, which was great because I knew exactly what the end goal was. Because I could understand everything so easily, I was able to substitute some of my own methods that are faster with fewer steps, something I’ve never felt comfortable doing with a store bought pattern.

I also loved having the instructions on the computer – I didn’t print them out, just kept my laptop close by. So I won’t have to worry about where to put the pattern instructions now that I’m finished with the project, but I can always pull them up when I need them again.

I will be making another of these hats for my baby-to-be so he and his brother can match! There are some other patterns I’m itching to try as well…

THE PRIZE

One reader will win the following $50 bundle of patterns:

  • Child/Adult Apron Set
  • Women’s Reversible Wrap Skirt
  • The “She Loves Me, She Loves Me KNOT” Handbag
  • The Reversible Patchwork Bucket Hat
  • Easy-Fit Pants
  • Boys’ Ties

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES

  • Visit YouCanMakeThis.com.
  • Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite pattern before midnight Wednesday, March 18.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Thursday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing any of the following (5 total extra entries possible). You must leave a separate comment for extra entry.

  • Blog about the contest with a link back here
  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Add my button to your sidebar
  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, You Can Make This!

{ 99 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angel S. March 16, 2009 at 1:34 am

Neat site! I like the “The Duet” Apron Set – Adult & Child Sizes. What a fun gift to give. Thanks for the link!

2 Angel S. March 16, 2009 at 1:35 am

I am a subscriber~

3 Susan Lanthrip March 16, 2009 at 2:19 am

I hope I win! I love the Easy-fit pants. They are so cute!

4 Susan Lanthrip March 16, 2009 at 4:06 am

Their website is great. I love the easy fit pants and all of the appliques they have.

5 StampinCathy March 16, 2009 at 5:21 am

Wow what a fun site. This is the first I’ve heard of this site and it won’t be my last. I can’t just pick one, cuz there’s to many of them. I want them all!
Thanks so much for a chance.

6 StampinCathy March 16, 2009 at 5:22 am

I’m a subscriber. Thanks for another chance.

7 shannon March 16, 2009 at 5:41 am

I have been wanting to get the boys ties pattern for my two little guys. Store bought ties are so expensive! I would love to win this and improve my sewing/self reliance/gift making skills!

8 Amy N. March 16, 2009 at 5:48 am

what a great give-away! i’d love to win.

9 Amy N. March 16, 2009 at 5:48 am

i have signed up for your newsletter.

10 Amy N. March 16, 2009 at 5:49 am

i subscribe to your blog through a feeder.

11 Amy N. March 16, 2009 at 5:49 am

i have your button on my sidebar of my blog.

12 Amy N. March 16, 2009 at 5:49 am

i posted a blog post with a link to this giveaway.

13 Annette March 16, 2009 at 6:42 am

I am actually sharing about You Can Make This on my blog later this week! Their freebies are so great!

I really like the bucket hat! What fun! I also really like The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly from Bugg Bugs…I’ve had my eye on it for a while now! After I finish crocheting a baby blanket, I just might get it!

14 Leadra March 16, 2009 at 6:45 am

Favorite? I don’t think I can pick just one! Any of those handbags/wallets are too cute!

15 Leadra March 16, 2009 at 6:45 am

I subscribe to the feed.

16 Leadra March 16, 2009 at 6:45 am

I subscribe to the newsletter!

17 Georgia March 16, 2009 at 7:07 am

I love the easy Fit Pants!

18 Annalee March 16, 2009 at 8:06 am

I’ve been looking for a pattern for a cute wrap skirt. The reversible one looks great!

19 Angie March 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

I love the “Smitten” hand stitching!

20 melanie March 16, 2009 at 9:41 am

I would love to learn to make the Sweet Pea Pleated Handbag.

21 melanie March 16, 2009 at 9:43 am

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22 Katrina March 16, 2009 at 10:02 am

There are a lot of really great patterns on there! I love the Sweet Pea Pleated Handbag for myself…and for my son I love the Little Louie- Dog Doll. Too cute!!

23 Katrina March 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

I subscribe to your feed!

24 Katrina March 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

I signed up for your newsletter!

25 robin March 16, 2009 at 10:15 am

I love the youcanmakethis site! It has grown so much since first starting. I love the little girl twirl skirts, pettiskirts… so many cute things I could make for my granddaughter.
Thanks for the giveaway!
robin

26 robin March 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

I’m a subscriber.
oh, and I just saw the adorable lamb and bunny hats for littles! Might have to do some shopping over there!
Thanks!
Robin

27 Maria March 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

Love the reversible wrap skirt and the faux cluster bracelt…so pretty!

28 Steph L March 16, 2009 at 11:43 am

I love the bloomers! Always looking for something to go over my daughters underwear!

29 Marla March 16, 2009 at 11:46 am

I love the aprons that are matching for mommy and daughter!

30 melanie March 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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31 Jen T March 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I loved the doll pattern. I have 3 girls, so we love dolls. I love their dolls, sooo cute!

32 Angie March 16, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

33 Angie March 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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34 Tin March 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I love the picnic dress pattern for little girls. What a great giveaway, thanks!

35 Cassi March 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I’ve just started sewing, these patterns would be great for me!

36 Cassi March 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

37 Cassi March 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I took your survey.

38 Cassi March 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I signed up for your newsletter!

39 Misty March 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

I just adore the “Pixie Bag” Pattern!!! Love all of them to be exact, but since I had to pick just one…this is it!!! Thanks for the site….LOVE IT and will be returning soon!!!

40 Julie B March 16, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I loved the photo tote bags. I’m always thinking of things to make as Christmas gifts and those would be so perfect for so many people

41 Julie B March 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I’m a subscriber to your newsletter

42 Julie B March 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I’m subscribed to your feed

43 Becky Rico March 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Wow, what a cool site.
I fell in love with so many of the handbags. I think I will order The Aivilo Pocket Handbag. Too cool!

44 melanie March 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm

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45 melanie March 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm

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46 lisa J March 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I love the felt food! it is so great, My kids would really love that.

47 lisa J March 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I am a subscriber

48 Missy March 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I like the twirl skirts and I’m a new at sewing – this is great! Thank you for the giveaway.

49 Missy March 16, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I am a subscriber

50 Missy March 16, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I have your button on my blog.

51 Amanda March 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I love the ladybug mini purse! their site is loaded with stuff. love it! thanks!

52 Amanda March 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I have your button on my blog!
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53 Amanda March 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm

I get the newsletter! :)

54 Missy March 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I really like the twirl skirts and I am an amateur seamstress. I’m excited about this website. Thank you for the giveaway.

55 lisa J March 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I get your newsletter.

56 Christian March 17, 2009 at 4:26 am

I have been wanting to try making a skirt, so I like the reversible skirt pattern.

57 Annette March 17, 2009 at 8:15 am

I get your newsletter.

58 Annette March 17, 2009 at 8:17 am

You Can Make This is a great site…I’m blogging about it later this week actually. Their freebies for signing up for the newsletter is well worth it, too.

I really want to make the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly felt toy. I think it’s great!

59 Annette March 17, 2009 at 8:18 am

I suscribe to your feed.

60 Annette March 17, 2009 at 8:19 am

I have commented on another non giveaway post!

61 wendy lust March 17, 2009 at 9:11 am

I receive your newsletter.

62 wendy lust March 17, 2009 at 9:12 am

The child’s bucket hat is so cute! The site is amazing. So many totes and purses.

63 Michelle March 17, 2009 at 10:34 am

Wow, I just spent almost an hour on that site. So hard to pick a favorite, but that Critters Hooded Sweater Dress is too cute! I’d love to crochet that for my little girls.

64 Michelle March 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

I receive your newsletter.

65 Michelle March 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

And I also subscribe to your feed via Bloglines.

66 Staci J. March 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

Amazing patterns. I could spend a ton there. I would love the The Sweet Dress 12mths-5T pattern to make something adorable for my girls.

67 Staci J. March 17, 2009 at 11:04 am

I subscribe via google reader.

68 Erin March 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I love Child Capelet – Crochet 12mth-5, this is the cutest thing ever and would really like to learn how to make it.

69 Erin March 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

70 Tracy March 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm

My favorite is the “Just a Pinch” potholders. My 7-year old loves to cook/bake (she made dinner one night with just a tiny bit of help from me) and her main complaint is all the potholders/oven mitts are too big. I am going to make these for her. Thanks for a great site…

71 Sue D March 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I like the personalized name pillow pattern–cute gift idea.

72 Sue D March 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I made a comment on your post about your son’s Bucket Hat–he is so cute!

73 Sue D March 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I am a subscriber.

74 Sue D March 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I am signed up for your newsletter.

75 Bretta March 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm
76 Cristina March 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I LOVE the ‘she loves me, she loves me knot’ handbag! It’s SO fun! I love their entire site and have had a lot of fun following their blog, too.

77 Cristina March 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I get your newsletter.

78 Cristina March 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

79 Cristina March 17, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I commented on your birthday tradition post.

80 Rebecca C March 17, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I like the Felt patterns, especially the Grocery one!

81 Rebecca C March 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I have your button on my blog: Here

82 Rebecca C March 17, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I am a subscriber!

83 Rebecca C March 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I am a subscriber to the newsletter

84 Rebecca C March 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I blogged about this giveaway: Here

85 Lindsey S. March 18, 2009 at 5:57 am

I love the toy frog pattern!

86 Crystal LaDoux March 18, 2009 at 7:59 am

Wow so many patterns to choose from, I really liked the mommy and me handbag pattern. My daughters would love to have a handbag just like mommies!

Crystal

87 Gina Stratos March 18, 2009 at 8:15 am

I like the Boutique Fairy Wing pattern/instructions
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88 Gina Stratos March 18, 2009 at 8:15 am

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89 Gina Stratos March 18, 2009 at 8:16 am

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90 Kelly Y March 18, 2009 at 9:58 am

I love this site. They have excellent quality patterns. I really want the Women’s Reversible Wrap Skirt. I almost bought it last week, but will hold out to see if I actually win :)

91 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

I really like the Kimonos baby booties. They’d be perfect gifts. I also like the ties pattern. I know it’s probably really simple, but a pattern would make it so easy and definately be put to good use.

92 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

I am a subscriber.

93 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:38 am

I have your button in the sidebar of my blog.

94 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

I receive your newsletter.

95 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:40 am

I have posted a link to this giveaway in my blog.

96 iluvbnamom March 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

I commented on “Little Boy’s Bucket Hat.”

97 Karen March 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I’ve been wanting to get into digital scrapbooking, so anything from that section would be great. The Shopping Cart Seat Cover looks so soft and comfy. I’d love to make that for our new little one!

98 cathy March 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

My favorite would be the cute handbags!

99 Bethany March 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

You can never have enough easy and cute patterns and these fit the bill perfectly.

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