Sewing Republic “Find Your Fave” Scavenger Hunt!

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Update June 1, 2010: The entry period for this contest has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Wendy! Thanks for all of the participation in this crafty scavenger hunt!

Have you been to Bernina’s yet? If you sew or if you want to learn to sew, this is a “must bookmark” site. At you’ll find:

  • Online videos that teach you sewing essentials like button holes and zipper insertion
  • Sewing projects ranging from fashion to home decorating
  • Sewing tips, tricks, FAQs, glossary of sewing terms

… and more! Oh, and did we mention that it’s all free?!

To celebrate the awesomeness of, we’ve teamed up to create a Scavenger Hunt contest where you can win cool prizes. Here’s what you need to do to enter the Scavenger Hunt:

Step 1. Go to and find the free sewing projects section and pick any project that you think is awesome. Copy and paste the browser url for that project in the comment area below this blog post on Craftster.

Step 2. Fill out a quickie survey and sign up for the Sewing Republic e-newsletter list at the link below. Signing up for the e-newsletter brings great sewing tips and inspiration right to your inbox.
Sewing Republic Survey and E-Newsletter Sign-Up

On 6/1/10 we will pick a winner at random who will receive these two prizes.

A $100 gift certificate to! Have you heard of Spoonflower? It’s pretty much the coolest thing since sliced bread. And we don’t say that lightly! Spoonflower allows you to create custom fabric with your own designs printed on it. You just upload your design and choose the fabric type/weight (quilting, interlock knit, upholstery, etc) and they print however many yards you want and send it to you. Genius! There’s also no minimum order and you can order generously sized swatches of your fabric for $5 each which is a great way to make sure it looks great before you order multiple yards. Be very careful. You’ll be addicted once you try your hand at making your own fabric!

The winner will also receive a $25 gift certificate to the Craftster online shop which in our humble and totally unbiased opinion is the best place to buy craft-themed gifts for yourself or a crafty friend. We have t-shirts, buttons, tape measures, toddler and baby shirts and more.

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  1. Tina says:

    i hate hate hate making things go to waste! my cousins children drink capri suns like water so i’ll have plenty to work with! love this pouch idea! can’t wait to try it! thanks!

  2. celinou says:

    looks great and easy to make by beginners like me.

  3. Ojy says:

    This is an awesome idea. I have small children, and carrying around a catch all would be ever so handy. And the pattern is good for the draw string bag itself. It is perfect for a lunch bag.

  4. Caitlin Davidson says:

    I love organization and these containers give you so many options!

  5. Ashley says:

    Can’t wait to try this, I’m always picking up pretty scarves at thrift stores but haven’t had any great plans for them. Great site!

  6. kristy v says:

    love the coasters! the Ric-rac trim makes them really cute.

  7. Lokira says:

    I’m seeing alot of this square neckline. This is really cute… I’ll be making this one soon!

  8. Jessica says:

    can’t wait to try this out for my new house!

  9. Joanna says: I’ll be making this clutch, whether I win or not! Awesome scrap use!

  10. Teresa says:

    This has to be it, and I’m headed out to my stash to find the perfect fabric. I just had to dump my whole purse looking for something for a friend and my husband told me how embarassed he was for me. So this is great. Gotta go make one!

  11. Haley Badenhop says:
    Perfect for the bottles of wine my friends just got me for my birthday!

  12. Kelsey says:

    I loved the t-shirt shrink down since it’s simple enough for a beginner like myself to do. But all of these ideas were great.

  13. Theresa N. says:

    I’ve been wanting a super cute lunch bag to show off in the cafeteria at work…this is perfect!

  14. PinkSodaPop says:

    I love all of the patterns, but want to make some of these for my summer picnic table decor!

    ^_^ *Smiles*

  15. Jordan says:

    -I’ve been thinking of making one of these, now i can with since i found this! 🙂

  16. Sabrina says:

    cause I have so many pillows I would like to transform!!

  17. Tilt says:

    I think I’ll have to make a few of these for next year..the little guy will be in full day Kindergarten 🙂

  18. Jenny says:

    I have been looking for a simple circle skirt tutorial for ages!

  19. Erin says:

    I am super pumped to crank a bunch of these out for fall.

  20. I like this one:

    the pdf will really come in handy since my sewing machine is no where near my computer 🙂


    I’ve been sewing for years and still blow at making clothes. But this looks like something that I could actually pull off! Love it!


    This would make a perfect summer bag. Need to put one together for going to the lake.

  23. Alyssa says:

    So secretive! That will make reading detective novels even more so fun ;).

  24. Belladune says:

    how neat is that? i didn’t know that is how you make tops like that… Learned something new today!!

  25. Sherrie Beckering says:

    I like this, very easy & simple & usuable both in a purse as well as a diaper bag/tote!


    It was a toss up between the skirt and the juice pouch but summer is almost here and I’ve been amassing skirts and dresses to twirl in all summer love. I would love to have a skirt custom made to my size.

  27. Sharla G says:

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these!!

  28. Teresa says:
    Love this, no matter what size purse I have it seems unorganized….hopefully this will help!

  29. Teresa says:

    I NEED to make this, my purse is always sooo embarrassing.

  30. Nancy says:

    I love this site–thank you! I am learning to sew and it will really help me! Here’s a project I love that I think I can manage–pillow slipcovers!
    Thank you again! )

  31. Laurel says:

    very cool. I really can NEVER find anything without digging around! I think I’m going to try this with different weights of fabric.