A Giveaway and Sew& Tell Saturday

Welcome to Sew & Tell Saturday!

Today I have something extra for y’all. A giveaway!
My new blog friend Janelle from Emmaline Bags designs some lovely bag patterns and handmade bags. She has graciously offered to give one of her PDF bag patterns away to the winner of this giveaway!
The Emmaline Bag, one of my favorites designs.
 You, as a winner, can choose which PDF pattern  you would like! They are all really cute.

Emmaline Bags are a collection of unique, 100% handmade, handbags, purses and bag patterns created in Queensland, Australia by  Janelle MacKay. 
From Janelle herself:
“With many years of sewing, crafting and creating experience, I’m finally realising my dream of creating new handbags out of gorgeous eye-catching fabrics.  Every piece of fabric I choose is just begging to be made into something beautiful.  The fun is figuring out what it’s going to be! “
Janelle’s patterns are available as PDF patterns or instant downloads via her shop at Emmaline Bags where she also sells her lovely purses if you don’t feel up to making one yourself.
To enter the giveaway:

Like Emmaline Bags on Facebook.

For Extra Votes:
You can get one extra vote for each thing on the list below.

Let me know what you did by leaving a comment.

1.Visit the Emmaline shop and let us know which bag design is your favorite
2. Like Sew Country Chick on Facebook
3. Follow Sew Country Chick via GFC or Twitter or RSSFeed
Good Luck!

Now On To Sew & Tell Saturday…
If you have ever been featured here I have made a new featured button on my sidebar. Feel free to post it if you like posting those little featured buttons.
Here the three featured projects from last week.  
 This week it’s all about little girls!
 An totally original ensemble designed by Karen at Montana Chic for her little girl. She even created the hand painted polka dots on the coat and purse and the  argyle print on the tights. So creative!
This cute sundress at Threading My Way started its life off as a cast off ladies dress and an old buttoned ladies shirt. Visit Pam’s blog to see how she created this refashion.
I love vintage styles on little girls and my huge vintage pattern collection can attest to that! Sweet Sorot Veasman designed and made this gorgeous dress inspired by the fifties.


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  1. my thrifty closet says

    lovely projects… always fun to see what others are doing. It’s great to find somethimg inspiring everytime i pop by. Thanks for hosting Justine! and fabulous giveaway. I like the emmaline bag pattern too.



  2. says

    Thanks so much for featuring my Dress Refashion and for hosting each week.
    Have liked Emmaline Bags on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Handbags by Helen says

    Done 1 & 2 (Pheobe is my favourtie – but it’s in the shop – couldn’t see a pattern for it!) but 3 out-technologies me! Darn it – fallen at the last hurdle!

  4. Stephanie - My Calico Heart says

    I have liked Emmaline’s FB page and already have bought her Emmaline pdf pattern and I love it!

  5. Stephanie - My Calico Heart says

    I am a now a new follower on GFC glad I found you 🙂

  6. angie.a says

    Hey Justine, I can’t view your entire blog with the new layout. It’s too wide (and I have a very up to date Mac Powerbook). I’m guessing unless you have a widescreen monitor, the majority of viewers are going to have the same problem. Maybe you can lower the width pixels in your template?

    Don’t enter me in the giveaway please…I’m so behind on projects I’ll never catch up! haha! Someday soon I’m going to have a Sew & Tell Saturday entry though! (I don’t have FB either.)

  7. angie.a says

    haha, i just called my Macbook Pro a Powerbook. That’s a lifetime Mac user for sure!! 😛 I apologize, Apple.

  8. Karen says

    Thanks for featuring me, I have been having a bad headache filled day and that just made it a little better 🙂

  9. Carri says

    I love the Temple Tulips Phoebe bag on Emmalines Shop….


  10. Carri says

    I follow you on GFC..

    Love your blog


  11. Shanni Loves... says

    Love the Emmaline Bag!! I’ve followed you on FB for awhile. Following your blog. And I liked Emmaline bags on FB.
    Just started my own sewing blog recently. I’m a beginner and I love sewing handbags.

  12. Locosewer says

    I just liked Sew Country Chick and Emmaline on Facebook, LOVE the Emmaline pattern. Fingers crossed!!!

  13. Binks says

    I really love the Teardrop bag pattern. It’s just so cute and the pleats make it look so gorgeous.

  14. says

    I am digging both your site/blog, as well as already enjoying Emmaline Bags!! I would love an opportunity to win another of Janelle’s bag patterns! I also like your tunic/tee dresses and am excited to try out your tutorial!

  15. Gayle Himmelwright says

    I visited the shop, and I love the Emmaline bag the best. I’ve been looking for a pattern like this!