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Year of Free Patterns: 2015 Spring Edition

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

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Update: This giveaway has now ended. The next Year of Free Sewing Patterns giveaway will take place in October 2015. Stay tuned! 
How do you feel about the items currently hanging in your closet? Can you say without question that you feel a sense of deep appreciation and gratitude for every garment you own?
If your clothes were purchased from stores like H&M or Forever21, your answer to that last question is likely, “Yeah, right.” But if you own even one clothing item that you sewed yourself (or know the person who did), you know just what I’m talking about.
We say it all the time, but handmade fashion really is better fashion. Sewing your own clothing is better for the environment. Saddling up to your sewing machine gets your creative juices flowing. And for me, sewing has gifted me something I never expected. Confidence. Home sewn clothing makes me stand a bit taller, and feel a bit prouder. In sewing, I've found my passion. And I hope you have too.
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Last October we launched a little contest called the Year of Free Sewing Patterns in the hopes to help one lucky winner transition to a handmade wardrobe. The result was astounding. Thousands of you entered the contest. The online buzz around the possibility of winning a year’s worth of free sewing patterns was palpable.
Then in December, we wrote a post for a not-so-little blog called Sew Mama Sew. In that post we outlined the steps we found useful in transitioning our closets to nearly 100% handmade. And many of you vowed not to buy more cheap clothing. One reader was so inspired she started a documenting her journey towards her goal.
So we figured we'd do this again. The Year of Free Sewing Patterns will be a twice yearly event folks. Every six months we’ll be giving one lucky winner one free sewing pattern every month for an entire year.
Love your clothes, you made them |
How does it work? Simply enter on this giveaway page. Here's a breakdown of the rules:
  • This contest starts today, April 14th at 10am MDT. The contest ends Monday, April 20th at 10pm MDT.
  • Every entrant must have or create an Indiesew account to enter the contest.
  • All entrants must have a verified email address. Unverified entries are not valid. If you haven't yet verified your email, you'll get a confirmation email sent to you after you enter.
  • The winner of this contest will be announced on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles on Tuesday, April 21st. The winner will also be notified by email.
  • No purchase necessary. Unsubscribe at any time.

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But there’s more! When you enter The Year of Free Sewing Patterns Giveaway, you’ll receive a special link, unique to you. Send this link to your sewing friends, and encourage them to enter to win free sewing patterns for a year. For every person that enters the contest using the link you send them, you’ll receive an extra entry into the contest. Entries are limited to 10 per user and you can track your entries on the giveaway success page.
If you struggle to envision how indie sewing patterns can mix and match to create a wearable wardrobe, check out our collections. Each one contains a lookbook with images of the patterns worn together.
And if you’re ready to take the plunge to a handmade wardrobe, you can get started by reading our 10 Tips to Transitioning to a (Mostly) Handmade Wardrobe post.
So get ready to enter folks and start sharing the contest with your friends. Best of luck and happy sewing!

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