The WordPress-generated falling snow has reappeared on my blog, which serves as a good reminder to busy ol’ me that the holiday season is upon us. In the blog-y blog world this season is often highlighted by lots of crafty and selfless sewing… and lots of giveaways!
And, guess what?! The same is going on over here!
I’m excited to announce a pretty awesome giveaway that I’ve been putting together behind the scenes in collaboration with SA Curve. One lucky reader will get a SA Curve Mini & Pattern Drafter in a size of the reader’s choice (5/8″, 3/8″, 1/2″, or 1.5 cm) and an EZ wheel in either inches or metric, again as per the reader’s choice. That’s a complete set of curves and measuring devices for almost any pattern manipulation you could want to do.
I actually have both the 5/8″ and 3/8″ rulers, and I use them quite a bit. I like the 5/8″ rulers for marking stitching lines on commercial patterns, and I like the 3/8″ ruler for marking seam allowances on patterns that come with only stitching lines, like BurdaStyle patterns. I only have the measuring wheel that measures off inches, but I find it incredibly useful for walking seams and for comparing armscye to armhole measurements. If you’re unfamiliar with these invaluable sewing notions, I’ve written two reviews on them: one on the rulers and one on the measuring wheel.
I’m so excited to know that one of you will be starting off your 2014 with the ability to measure and mark anything and everything on your patterns thanks to these rulers. If you’d like to be entered into the drawing, just leave a comment below letting me know. I’ll pick a winner at random next Thursday, December 19th at 7 am PST.
[Cue my best infomercial voice…] But, wait, there’s more! You can currently save 20% off on anything and everything in the SA Curve Etsy Shop through the end of December using the coupon code SEWWELL20 or HOLIDAY20. If you’ve always actually wanted the EZ Pocket and EZ Shirtmaker (something I would have liked when I made my husband’s shirt recently!) or if you want to subtly mention to your loved ones that they can save money on a wonderful little sewing gift for you or if you aren’t excited about taking your chances in the giveaway and want to just go ahead and get yourself a nice stocking stuffer, you should definitely take advantage of the sale.
So, go forth and sew well thanks to SA Curve!