Kids’ Gear Giveaway #11 – Personalized Name Pillow Pattern from YouCanMakeThis.com (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

{The winner of the YouCanMakeThis.com pattern is Michelle! She said, “Wow, so hard to choose a favorite, but I actually like the crocheted halter tops by My Little Citygirl. That strawberry top? TOO cute.”

Email me at kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize. Congratulations Michelle, and THANKS YouCanMakeThis.com!}

Giveaway #11 is for another fun and very simple pattern from YouCanMakeThis.com!

THE PRIZE

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YouCanMakeThis.com is giving away their Personalized Name Pillow Pattern to 2 crafty readers!

MY REVIEW

I haven’t had a chance to make this pillow yet, but I will for my two boys when I finish up everything I’m currently working on, because 1. they’re adorable 2. my son would love his own pillow and 3. what a great way for a child to learn to recognize his name!

Even though I haven’t used this exact pattern before, I know that YouCanMakeThis patterns are very thorough with detailed verbal explanations accompanied by lots of pictures. The steps are short so they’re easy to follow – even the most inexperienced sewing crafter will have great success with these beginner sewing patterns.

I’m excited  can’t wait to use the letter patterns. I love appliqueing, and this alphabet design they include in the pattern (upper and lower case letters) is great – something I can definitely use for more than just this project.

If you’re a beginner, I would definitely suggest browsing YouCanMakeThis for a pattern to start with, because they really are easy to understand and fun too!

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES

  • Visit YouCanMakeThis.com.
  • Come back here and leave a comment sharing your favorite pattern before midnight Thursday, May 7.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Winners will have 3 days to claim their prize – if I don’t hear from the first winner, another winner will be chosen.
  • 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 up to 30 extra entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • 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)
  • Facebook about the contest

GOOD LUCK and THANKS, YouCanMakeThis.com!

{ 45 comments }

1 Jennifer b. May 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

Love the Chic Mommy diaper bag pattern!

2 Jennifer b. May 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

3 Jennifer b. May 4, 2009 at 6:30 am

I subscribe to your feed via google reader

4 Lindsey S. May 4, 2009 at 8:00 am

The beetle,ladybug, and bee bib pattern looks so cute!

5 Alice May 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

I love the felt groceries.

6 Alice May 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

I subscribe to your feed.

7 Alice May 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

Newsletter reader.

8 Sara-Jane May 4, 2009 at 10:29 am

How cool to see my name! I rarely see my name on anything! Thanks for making my day!

9 Lindsey May 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

That name pillow is SUPER cute! I really loved the Noah’s Ark and Noak’s Ark Animals felt toys patterns!!!

10 Lindsey May 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

I also subscribe to your feed…

11 Lindsey May 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

…and I receive your newsletter!

12 Brianne S. May 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm

The Miss Lily dress is adorable. There are so many fun things to make on their site.

13 Brianne S. May 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

14 Brianne S. May 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I am subscribed to your newsletter.

15 Brianne S. May 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Your button is on my sidebar.

16 Annette W May 4, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Okay. I really want this. My plan is to make name pillows for Christmas gifts. But I was just going to wing it. Now maybe I don’t have to.

My favorite other pattern is the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly doll!

17 Annette W May 4, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I get your newsletter.

18 Annette W May 4, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

19 Annette W May 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I enjoy your blog and comment on other posts too!

20 Michelle May 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Wow, so hard to choose a favorite, but I actually like the crocheted halter tops by My Little Citygirl. That strawberry top? TOO cute.

21 Michelle May 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I subscribe to your blog.

22 Michelle May 4, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I also get your newsletter.

23 stephanie shumway May 5, 2009 at 12:58 am

How cute is that??? I’d love to get this pattern- I’d like even more to get the actual pillow made FOR me. ha ha

24 stephanie shumway May 5, 2009 at 1:01 am

I subscribe to the newsletter and I forgot to say I LOVE the girl’s pirate outfit!

25 Susan Lanthrip May 5, 2009 at 4:01 am

I love the cute pants pattern.

26 Lindsey May 5, 2009 at 6:55 am

I added your button to my sidebar!

27 Andi May 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

I love the Reversible Short Jacket for Babies pattern.

28 Andi May 5, 2009 at 10:45 am

Subscribed to your feed.

29 Andi May 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

got your button.

30 Andi May 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

Twitter follower.
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31 Julie B May 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Those pillpws are precious! I definately need to check out their beginner sewing patterns. My older one knows all her letters and this would be a great way to decorate her room and also teach her how to spell her name. These would also make great gift opportunities as well.

32 Julie B May 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter

33 Christie May 6, 2009 at 9:35 am

Maybe this could be my first project. :)
Love it.

34 Christie May 6, 2009 at 9:36 am

We get the newsletter. cheer4soccermom @ yahoo.com

35 Christie May 6, 2009 at 9:36 am

Subscriber too! :)

36 Kimberly May 6, 2009 at 11:03 am

I like the Sailor Stripes Pattern.

37 Kimberly May 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

I follow you on Twitter as Winsome6

38 Kimberly May 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

I subscribe to your feed.

39 Kimberly May 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

I subscribe to your newsletter.

40 Rosie May 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I love the twirly skirts.

41 Rosie May 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I get the newsletter.

42 Rosie May 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I subscribe.

43 Sarah May 7, 2009 at 8:02 am

I LOVE your blog and the personalized pillows are a GREAT find!!!

44 Sue May 7, 2009 at 10:06 am

I love the reversible bucket hat. Thanks for sharing~ The pillows are SO cute.

45 Misty May 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm

I cannot sew…but this might make me learn how!!!!!!! Do you think I could do it?????

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