Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Time!

It’s that time of year again, yes, for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!



Thanks for stopping by!  If you are new to Around the Bobbin, welcome!  I’m Lisa Amundson, and I love to design purse and home decor patterns.  This year, I have also been sewing up and featuring different Tote Bag designs on the blog as well.  Most of those aren’t patterns, just some ideas for a quick sew-up for gifts or for a quick, fun sew. I’m on 15 of 21 Totes, and no I won’t get done this year 🙂

This year, I have two giveaway bundles I am excited to share with you!

2015 Dec Giveaway ATB

Here’s how they are bundled:


#1 Purse and Hardware Bundle

The first is the purse and hardware bundle, and it includes the new McKenna Bag pattern (paper or PDF, your choice) and the McKenna Bag Hardware Kit along with the Itty Bitty Totes pattern (paper or PDF, your choice) and the Keychain hardware kit!






#2 Twister Bundle

To celebrate my new endeavor with Marilyn Foreman as the Twister Sisters (read here about the new Twister Sisters company – we are super excited to be the new owners of the twister tools!), I am giving away a second bundle.  The second bundle includes the Lil’ Twister Tool, and the Simply Charming Twister Tote pattern.





To enter into the giveaways, leave a comment to this post and tell us what you’re sewing right now or your last sewing project.  Let’s hear what everyone’s working on!

I’ll use a random number generator to determine two winners.  The winners can have either bundle!!

The giveaway will end on Sunday, December  13 at Midnight CST. Good luck and have fun!

If you want to have an extra chance at winning, follow me on social media and leave a second comment telling me how you are following Around the Bobbin!


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But wait….there’s more!  We are also having a separate TWISTER SISTERS GIVEAWAY. We just set up an instagram so click here to check out the fabulous bundle of Twister tools, Quilt Moments patterns and Around the Bobbin patterns we are giving away. And don’t forget to check out all the other wonderful giveaways at Sew Mama Sew!

Enjoy all the giveaway fun and Merry Christmas!



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  1. I love bags and totes. I’m still not very good at it, but it’s getting easier with each one I do.

  2. I just signed up for your newsletter.

  3. Linda Drozd says:

    I am working on tote bags and cosmetic bags for a craft fair.

  4. I’m working on a quilt for somebody’s wedding and I follow you on Facebook and on Pinterest!

  5. I’m learning paper piecing by making a bunch of silly hot pads.

  6. I’m sewing a doll for my niece. It’s my first proper doll and so far it looks cute. Its a gingermelon pattern so it would be hard for it not to look cute. 🙂

  7. I am working on a quilt for my mom for Christmas. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway.

  8. Kathie Craig says:

    I am not working on anything right now. I have a stack of baby blankets, bibs and burp clothes that I need to take pictures of and start an Etsy shop.

  9. Kathie Craig says:
  10. I am making a quilt for a good friend…

  11. I’ve just finished a star quilt top, but I can’t do any more until I get the backing fabric ordered.

  12. I am making pajamas for the entire family for Christmas eve/morning.

  13. I would love to win the Twister bundle. Right now, I am working on a runner to fit the top of my mom’s new TV stand. I made it with my Twister ruler. I have also used the Twister to make a tote bag, and I love how complex the finished project looks even though the ruler makes it easy. I would like to learn more about using Twister and try some more complex projects, like the Christmas tree wall hanging.

  14. What fun giveaways you have. Would love to win!

  15. I follow you on Bloglovin

  16. I already follow with Facebook. x

  17. I am very slowly working on an EPP hex quilt which will get finished one year soon. Thank you for great giveaway. x

  18. I am working on a christmas quilt for my neighbors

  19. I love making bags! What a great giveaway. I’m working on a sew together bag for my son for Christmas, I’m going to put some special pens/drawing things in it for him. I’m also finishing up my dd’s quilt. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  20. I just love bags and totes, so I will be delighted if I win :D, I am working in some christmas table runners

  21. I liked you on FB, thank you so much for the chance!!!

  22. Sandra Timmons says:

    OMG I would love to win Bundle No. 1. This is so unique and I have been wanting to make a new purse. Thank you for your generosity and for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. Happy Holidays to you.

    Sandi Timmons

  23. Barbara O. says:

    I’m sewing the Patchwork City Sampler by Elizabeth Hartman at the moment. Thanks for the chance!

  24. Thanks for a great giveaway. I’m currently working on a quilt I’m gifting to my father for Christmas.

  25. Following through email.

  26. Stacy Alfano says:

    I’m sewing a bag for my friend right now!

  27. Stacy Alfano says:

    I follow you on Instagram!

  28. I’m making Sew Together bags – lots of them!
    Thanks for your giveaway!

  29. Jen Beatty says:

    I’m working some old UFO’s for a challenge at one of my traditional guilds.

  30. Susan Nicol says:

    I am working on a squirrel baby quilt. Due date in March keeps me going.

  31. I’m working on a little stitchery at the moment. I’ve just finished making lots of ornaments for the Christmas tree. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  32. Becky in Georgia says:

    Thank you for generous giveaways! I’m working on three things at the same time at my machine. Placemats that our guild makes for Meals on Wheels for Christmas, a Christmas tree skirt and blocks for a log cabin quilt. Merry Christmas!

  33. What a lovely giveaway, thank you. I am currently sewing a Harris tweed & velvet cross-body bag.

  34. Right now I’m working on a pixel quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

  35. I like follow you on Facebook! sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

  36. Doris McCarty says:

    I am working on a quilt for my new granddaughter. I’m almost finished. Yeah! Thank you for the chance to win.

  37. Doris McCarty says:

    I follow on Facebook.

  38. I am working on 5 lap quilts for some elderly ladies at church..their legs get cold during service!

  39. I’m in the middle of making a bag for my for Christmas, also need to make some hooded towels.

  40. Sewing hexi flowers at the moment for swaps

  41. Follow instagram and pinterest @michells_place

  42. I have been making quilted Christmas stockings

  43. Melissa Meinhard says:

    I have been making zippy purses to give to people on my list

  44. Melissa Meinhard says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  45. ooo. so hard to choose. I love the cross body bag and the twister tote.

  46. I finished 9 zippy pouches for my grandkids.

  47. I am finishing the binding on a quilt for my mom.

  48. Kelly Sasman says:

    I made a doll for my granddaughter and stuffed animals for grandsons. I also made a quilt for each of my daughters for Christmas.

  49. Working on Christmas Pillows for a raffle at work

  50. I follow via email

  51. I follow around the bobbin on FB.

  52. I am working on some pouches for gifts.

  53. A friend just introduced me to the Twister ruler last week. What a great idea. I’d love to win!!!

  54. I am working on some EPP Christmas ornaments

  55. I follow via instagram

  56. Stephanie says:

    I am working on a quilt for my nephews first christmas.

  57. I have made 4 pairs of Christmas fabric oven gloves, 5 tea towels with CHristmas appliques, and table toppers, placemats, tea cosy, all in Christmas fabric. Currently I am hand sewing a stocking for my youngest grandson – appliqueing Santa’s Workshop and the Reindeer stables at the North Pole onto a red needlecord hand made stocking.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  58. I follow via email..
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  59. I am working on pie carriers and table runners. I’m also doing the Quiltville Altaire Mystery quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. I’m following on IG.

  61. Heather in CA says:

    Right now I am working on a quilt from a very fun kit. Though I’ve also gotten more patterns planned for bags and softies!

  62. I’m working on a quilt for my sister’s wedding….Saturday!

  63. I am sewing Christmas gifts, an apron for my son, and a knitting roll up to hold my daughter’s knitting needles. I am also making her a cloth basket.

  64. I follow you on FB.

  65. I’m trying to finish up a quilt I basted in 2013 or maybe even 2012.

    Thanks for the chance.

  66. I clicked to follow some of your boards on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

  67. I’m working on sewing Ukrainian dance costumes.

  68. Tonia Jeffery says:

    I’m currently making a Taylor Dress for Sew What Club.

  69. Angelia L. says:

    I am working on some Christmas gifts…potholders, zip pouches and embroidered kitchen towels. Merry Christmas!

  70. I’m on working on a couple of quilts and pjs right now.

  71. Too much 🙂 finishing a turtle cushion, working on several pouches and hoping to finish a few stuffed toys for the kids before Christmas 🙂

  72. I am finishing a quilt for a Christmas present.

  73. I follow on FB

  74. Right now I’m working on a bag for one of my daughters!

  75. I follow you by email

  76. Lisa Marie says:

    I am working on a paper pieced Christmas penguin block that will be made into a pillow for my niece.

  77. I’m currently making quilted pillows for my living room, Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

  78. I’m already your loyal follower via pinterest (Dana Yaari)

  79. I’m discovering how easy it is to work with knits. Making some Traveller Scarves for quick gifts.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  80. I’m following you on Instagram as quiltygirlcanada!

  81. I am making potholders.

  82. I’m working on a Farmers Wife quilt. Happy Holidays!

  83. Margaret Schindler says:

    I am working on appliqued santa bags for the grand children

  84. Margaret Schindler says:

    Following via IG as @marg1950

  85. Laura Wadman says:

    I am working on the “Potato Chip” bag. It’s called that because you can’t make just one! True…

  86. I am sewing pajamas now for my grandson and testing a bag for a designer.

  87. I subscribe to your newsletter.

  88. I just finished a sweatshirt dress. I’m wearing it right now!

  89. It’s Holiday time so I am working on all sorts of gifts. I hope to get another tote done to mail off to Alaska!

  90. I’m dragging my heels on a custom bag for a friend. So far, it looks like it will become a messenger with optional tote handles. We’ll see.

  91. And I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

  92. I just finished a twister Christmas wreath and would love to try the tote pattern!

  93. I love to make all kinds of purses. I just finished up 8 cross body bags with matching zippered Kleenex cases and cosmetic bags. My next project is a “dr” bag purse and it involves a couple techniques I have not used before

    I would love to win one of the bundles. Thank you for this opportunity

  94. I’m finishing a baby quilt for Edith!

  95. I get your newsletter!

  96. What a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try the twister tool for SO LONG. And giving away bag hardware? Genius. Not having that kind of stuff on hand is probably the number one reason I’ve never made a bag. 😉
    Right now I’m working on a cute fabric photo book for a little girl about to turn one.

  97. I’m working on shopping bags for my mom and dress-up clothes for my daughter. Both fun in different ways!

  98. following on instagram

    rtgandy at gmail

  99. I have 9 more quilted potholders to make for Christmas gifts… and now I think I need to make an R2-D2 apron before Christmas too. Stressing out a little??
    rtgandy at gmail

  100. Vicki Seals says:

    I am working on a quilt for a friend. I would love to make a bag for myself. Thanks for the chance! vickise at gmail dot com

  101. Vicki Seals says:

    I follow you via email. Thanks again! vickise at gmail dot com

  102. I just finished knit cascade jackets for all my granddaughters

  103. I follow by email, facebook and pinterest

  104. I am making an EPP baby quilt.

  105. Laura in Oh says:

    I am making a mermaid softie for my daughter and quilting an amazing Kaffe Fassett quilt kit that my mother gave me.

  106. My current project is a tedious one and I’ll be happy to get it finished! It’s a Christmas table runner using the Drunkard’s Path template. Those curves! All that cutting! It’s looking good though, so it will pay off!

  107. I am a new Bloglovin’ follower of yours!

  108. I’m working on some quilted pillow covers!

  109. Right now I am making fabric bowls for Christmas gifts. And I love making bags too, so thanks for the great giveaway, and for your inspiring blog.

  110. I follow you on Facebook! Thanks again.

  111. I just mailed out a baby Christmas quilt and now will see if I can get my Christmas stockings done.

  112. I am working on finishing 2 christmas quilts for my daughters. Fingers crossed I get done in time!

  113. I follow you on Facebook!

  114. I follow via email.

  115. I am working on an applique block of the month.

  116. My last sewing project involving making a Little Red Riding Hood costume for my 18 mo. old great-niece. The whole family trick-or-treated. Mom was Granny, Dad was the woodsman, and 4-yr old brother was the wolf. Am trying to get geared up to finish some simple Christmas projects.

  117. I follow you on Instagram. Congrats on the new endeavor with Twister Sisters.

  118. I am working on lap quilts and a mermaid tail blanket.

  119. Jennifer K says:

    I’m working on a cute tote.

  120. Jennifer K says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  121. I am working on holiday stockings!

  122. I follow you via email and Facebook.

  123. I’m working on a handbag for my sister for Christmas.

  124. I am making a stack of Voltron-themed tote bags for a friend.

  125. So far I have to finish bowtieandor my boys. It’s been sitting around for weeks

  126. I am making sunglass cases.

  127. I follow you on Facebook.

  128. I subscribe to your blog and newsletter.

  129. Lori Morton says:

    Am currently sewing flannel Jamma’s for the Kiddo’s & Grankiddo’s… Also crocheting dishrags to go with Patchwork trimmed dishtowels. 🙂 Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way!!!

  130. Lori Morton says:

    I am following thru Email & Pinterest 🙂

  131. I am making some snowmen mug rugs.

  132. I follow through email.

  133. I follow with pinterest.

  134. Right now I’m sewing doll clothes.

  135. Riley Blake “paper” dolls for my granddaughters and pajamas for my grandson.

  136. I’m making 5 pairs of pajamas right now!

  137. I’m sewing a Christmas dress for my daughter 🙂

  138. I’m working on a wool cycling jacket for my honey and a tunic for me.

  139. I just signed up for the newsletter.

  140. Claire Ross says:

    I am currently making a Tilly and the Buttons bettine dress. What amazing prizes, thanks x
    Iain.ross39 at gmail dot com

  141. Am following via IG x
    ( bluebellbun)
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  142. Cindy Weaver says:

    I am working on a birth sampler for a new mother.

  143. Cindy Weaver says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  144. I’m working on a new quilt.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  145. 1 quilt top and back done ready to be quilted. It’s for a wedding on the 20th. 3 quilts squares finished just need to be sashed and sewn together . All 3 need to be done by early January. For Christmas I am sewing PJs. I really need to get going on them! Thanks.

  146. I am working on a carry tote for a baby doll. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  147. Following on Pinterest!

  148. I’ve got several IG swaps that I’m working on…I’m making a block for my Bee Hive Swap and a zipper pouch (or two) for my Secret Pal Swap and a fabric basket for my Birthday Fun Swap. Not counting the two scrappy quilt tops I’m in the middle of putting together…a postage stamp one and a jelly roll top.

  149. I am working on some placemats using Kaffe Fassett fabrics for my grandmother.

  150. Oh my goodness! I have so many things underway! An Ottoman cover, pillows, new pj’s and always several quilts!

  151. I just finished making “The Essential Tote”. I am also hurrying to finish customer quilts and guild projects. Sure wish there was more time in my day. 😉

  152. Right now, I’m making a couple of toiletry bags for gifts.

  153. I follow on Facebook and the newsletter.

  154. I’m working on my granddaughter’s stocking. Cross stitch over one (28 count even weave!) for the cuff. The cuff will be attached to the quilted stocking that I still have to make. Hope I get it done before the 24th!

  155. Facebook and newsletter

  156. I trying to finish my paper pieced Death star for my hubby

  157. I am busy finishing a quilt made from the Liberty lawn fabrics I have been collecting for ages. I have also been trying to make some Christmas ornaments but they are rather complicated

  158. Just made a couple sock snowmen for a work christmas dinner that I’m attending tomorrow.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would love the bag bundle, even though I’ve never used a twister pattern or template before, but the itty bitty totes are way too cute!

  159. DebraKay Neiman says:

    I am sewing a baby quilt. crystalbluern at tds dot net

  160. DebraKay Neiman says:

    I follow you on e-mail. crystalbluern at tds dot net

  161. Niechelle Wade says:

    Working on Christmas gifts. Mug rugs and stuff.

  162. Niechelle Wade says:

    Following on Instagram as @sunhfarm

  163. I have been make star ornaments to send out with my Christmas cards.

  164. I working on the Intrepid Thread Challenge.

  165. I follow you on Instagram.

  166. I sew things for terminal patients. I make bags for walkers, blankets, scarves, and a few other things. Creating is a stress reducer.

  167. I am working on borders for a kaleidoscope quilt
    LeeAnna at leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

  168. Starry Night BOM

  169. I’m making a solar system quilt for my young sons.

  170. Teresa Knittingdancer says:

    I am working on some tote bags for Christmas presents.

  171. I’m sewing a QAYG quilt for my daughter, it’s all of her favorite colors.

  172. I follow you on Pinterest

  173. I am working on a Christmas pillow right now . Thanks for the chance .

  174. I’m working on a quilt for my nephew using “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus” fabrics from Mo Willems

  175. I like your Facebook page

  176. Stephanie Daniel says:

    I am working on a wallet right now for a Christmas gift.

  177. Nicole Sender says:

    I am finishing a hungry caterpillar quilt for my grandson!

  178. Nicole Sender says:

    Following you on instagram: minibea123. I really like your bundle #2!

  179. Linda Webster says:

    I’m working on some quilted snowman ornaments to give to my friends and family.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

  180. I’m currently sewing a couple of crib sheets and some burp cloths for a new little one expected in early January. Thanks for the chance to win.

  181. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I am working on presents for Christmas – a stocking, and potholders.

  182. I am working on Christmas stockings for my grandchildren now and have aprons planned for the men in the family, however I need two colors of fabric I realized I’m missing.

    Last project was a Halloween Trick or Treat bag for my youngest granddaughter.

  183. I am a follower on Bloglovin’, via email and also am subscribed to your newsletter as well.

    Great giveaway. I really love the Simply Charming Twister Tote bag. I just bought the Twister Tote and want the Simply Charming one as well. They’re such great looking tote bags and different than any others.

  184. Michelle Smith says:

    I just finished up a pair of pjs that I tested and am currently working on 2 hoodies for my daughter and I.

  185. Michelle Smith says:

    I follow on instagram.

  186. I am working on a baby quilt.You can never have too many totes!

  187. I have just finished up an essential oil bag for my little ones day carer..

  188. I just finished a gargantuan quilt for my pastor’s 25th anniversary at the church, with special appliquéd blocks and signature blocks. I still need to quilt it but am going to wait till after Christmas. I’m working on bags for all the girls and pretendtea bags for the littles

  189. I’m currently working on a table runner for Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  190. Thank you for the great giveaways! I’m working on stockings for our family and gifts for my kids’ teachers.

  191. Lori Smanski says:

    following on pintrest – Lori

  192. Lori Smanski says:

    I just finished a PP minion pot holder

  193. I’m sewing a giant fabric map of the US for my sister !

  194. And I follow on Facebook !

  195. I’m finishing up some pillowcases.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  196. I’m working on some drawstring bags.

  197. I am working on a pretty purple quilted tote and lots of Christmas gifts!!!

  198. I’m working on hand warmers for all the gift exchanges we have this year.

  199. Great bags! I am just crazy sewing zipper pouches, lol!

  200. And I just signed up for your newsletter

  201. Danielle Roberts says:

    I am sewing bags for my sisters for christmas

  202. I have lots of little girl clothing plans in the works… and I need to get sewing quick! Thanks for the giveaway!

  203. i am making tennis skirt

  204. following on pintrest – Agata Ka

  205. I just finished paper piecing a snowflake pillow. Thanks for the chance to win.

  206. I started following via Pinterest.

  207. I also started following via email.

  208. The last thing I’ve seen were dog poop bag holders. Moved so my machine is still in its box :'(. Love the patterns tho.

  209. I follow via email and Facebook. Instagram soon into follow.

  210. Karrie Smith says:

    i’m working on a quilt for my Mom

  211. I am making a quilt for my cousin for Christmas… I should be sewing right now rather than filling out entries for giveaways! LOL! Merry Christmas!

  212. I’m working on pj’s & shirts for my boys… and a shirt for me. 🙂

  213. I follow you via facebook. 🙂

  214. I am working on a rag quilt for a three year old granddaughter.

  215. Hi Lisa,
    Woo-hoo, I responded to your e-mail this morning. So excited.