OMG! It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Again!

The day I have been waiting for, for months is finally here!  Today marks the start of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaways.   This event is full of handmade goods/gifts made by fellow bloggers and/or crafters.  It’s so much fun to enter to win items that someone poured their heart and imagination into.   I just love it!

I was really afraid I wouldn’t be able to participate this time due to project chaos (translation: way too many things going on at once! Ha!)  But, no, thank you!  I don’t want to miss out on the fun!  So I stayed up late last night and came up with something.

I had my heart so dead-set on making a three- or five-pack set of reusable cloth menstrual pads (The Hippie Chick Menstrual Solution), but the FDA and all of their regulations got me off of that pretty quickly.   Bummer! (Won’t go into that here, but, my opinion — it is so ridiculous.)

Anyway, last Spring, a friend of mine mentioned that she wasn’t able to find these adorable head wraps or scarves that she wore as a child in Europe anywhere in The States.  She described what they were, and I made her a few for her girls. She got me hooked!  They are just the cutest little things!

Now I’ve made a couple for someone here to try!

These are reversible, so you get two looks from each scarf. The turquoise, gray and white one also has a visor that can be tucked under to look like a regular head wrap or used as the intended visor, whichever you prefer.

The pink side with dots did get a little iron burn on it when one of my littles needed a kiss for a spontaneous boo-boo; but I think it’s a cool story that you can tell if someone asks, so I’m leaving it in the giveaway! (It’s barely noticeable, anyway.):O)

I would say they fit roughly from toddler through youth, although the ribbons on the sides are long enough for me to wear them, in a pinch.

Let’s get some photos up so you can see what you’re getting here!

First, because I’m a crazy sewing lady who’s in love with all things vintage, here’s a picture of the machine that these two lovelies were made on.  DISCLAIMER: THE MACHINE IS NOT PART OF THE GIVEAWAY!  ;O)IMG_1364

Beautiful, though, right?!

Getting back on track, here are the photos of what is up for grabs:

Scarf No. 1 (with visor) with turquoise side up.
Little boys can wear them, too! Also Scarf No. 1.
Scarf No. 2 with pastel squigglies side up.
Scarf No. 1 reverse view.
Underside of Scarf No. 2 because we forgot to take an action shot!

Now the fun part! Entries for both scarves start now and will be taken until Monday, May 11th, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  As this whole project has European roots, I think it’s only fair that it’s open internationally!  Winner will be announced  as soon after deadline as possible, and scarves will be shipped on Friday, May 15th, 2015.

I’m asking for a little help in your entry!  I have a birthday party for a four-year-old boy who is my daughter’s best friend in her class.  I want to make him something handmade, but I haven’t a clue.  Comment below with a suggestion, and that will count as one entry.  If you follow SewOldSchool either through Pinterest, Facebook, or straight from the blog, you may enter a second time — just notate how you follow!

*Also, please don’t enter anonymously, because I won’t be able to find you if you win! :O)

Thank you so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out all of the other great giveaways @!



24 thoughts on “OMG! It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Again!

  1. How about a stuffed whale or octopus? OR A CUTE DRAGON???

    Hope I win! These are so adorable.


  2. Maybe a dinosaur…they are usually pretty big at that age. Another thought might be something baseball related as it is baseball season.


  3. In the Oliver+S Little Things to Sew book, there’s a puppet show thing that would be cute (it’s like a fabric stage with windows where the puppets can be poked through), and I think she has a tent pattern in there too.


  4. Pencil case full of pencils – I’ve had success with those 🙂 love your menstrual pads idea. Many years ago (too many) I made my own, with embroidery and lovely binding. It made that part of the month feel special. I am lizisquilting (at) gmail (dot) com


  5. a felt campfire and/or play tent; their own bag for collecting treasures; the pencil roll is a good idea, but in notebook form w/a notebook attatched 🙂


  6. Wow, what a hard decision. Stuffies or little quilts are always sweet for little ones. Maybe a little car holder filled with cars? Sorry, not much help here.


  7. These are so cute and useful! For the birthday boy, how about a batman/superman or stuffed shield and sword for a Knight outfit?


  8. Personalized sweatshirt with the letter of his first name made into a dinosaur or snake or turtle appliqué…. Also crayon caddies are a lifesaver (for the parents) at that age…. or a circle quilty for lego play 🙂


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