giveaway week on KCW!

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I discovered Whipstitch years ago when Deborah released her first book, Stitch by Stitch. I was immediately impressed with the quality of projects and the crystal clear directions. Her book flawlessly guides the reader from newbie sewer to someone who can install a zipper or sew darts with great confidence–no small feat! It takes a talented teacher to know how to guide a student through the fear of learning a new skill.

And Deborah is just that. Deborah started Whipstitch to share her passion for sewing, sell her handmade patterns, and most importantly teach everyone to sew!

Whipstitch offers classes and patterns geared for the modern sewer. The Whipstitch mission is to lead you to passionately love sewing, and Deborah pursues that with tons of video that’s really fun to watch, guided tutorials to walk you through foundational techniques, and plenty of eye candy to get you motivated. You should have fun sewing, and Whipstitch wants to help that happen! Whipstitch’s wide range of online classes are filled with guided, focused video instruction with plenty of humor, so you learn the sewing you want to learn now in a joyful environment.

I am especially excited about Deborah’s brand new pattern series called Learn As You Sew.

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Learn As You Sew patterns are tablet-friendly PDF patterns embedded with videos that guide you through every step in the construction process! There has been an incredible influx of PDF patterns in the sewing blog world. Many of them do their very best to write clear and comprehensive directions. But if you’ve ever tried to explain even the simplest of sewing techniques, you know that showing someone how to sew is a lot easier than telling someone.

As you follow along with the Learn As You Sew instructions, at any point you can watch a video to see exactly what each step looks like in real life. It is a new and exciting way of delivering pattern content! Deborah’s pattern series is formulated so that sewers build garment-sewing skills sequentially: they start learning foundational skills and work their way through more advanced techniques over time.

whipstitch + giveaway // kid's clothes week

The Get Up and Go Skirt is the first Learn As You Sew pattern. Two dress patterns will be released in the coming months. Whipstitch children’s patterns, the Overmost and the Pinafore, will get updated as Learn As you Sew patterns in November and will be joined by a girls’ dress pattern as well. That is a total of SIX patterns all with comprehensive video instruction from beginning to end.

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1. everyday handbags 2. sewing knits without a serger 3. crafty business basics 4. flat patternmaking 5. essential sewing 6. the hand-sewn year 

So the Learn As You Sew patterns are decidedly awesome, but there is so much more to Whipstitch! Her e-courses cover almost every kind of sewing skill. Starting with her Essential Sewing course, for folks who have never worked with a sewing machine before, to her Flat Patternmaking course, where you learn to draft patterns from your own measurements! And everything in between.

whipstitch + giveaway // kid's clothes week

And her blog is a treasure trove of sewing advice, inspiration, and guidance. She has a series on Sewing with Kids, which has projects that help the teacher and the student with the focus, patience, and persistence it takes to sew. She also has a series of back to school sewing for kids with great posts like Taking Inventory, Sewing for Boys, and Why it’s so Hard to Dress Tween Girls. Her post, Why I Sew, should be required reading for anyone who dabbles in sewing. And the story of how she got (and named!) her sewing machine is super fantastic!

By now I know you are itching to see what Whipstitch is giving away! If you win this giveaway, you can choose between a pack of 3 PDF children’s patterns from Whipstitch or any e-course on Whipstitch. And Deborah has generously allowed two people to win! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by October 23. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. 

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Good Luck and Happy KCW! 

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  • Reply Lightning McStitch October 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I would love that flat pattern making course.

  • Reply Kayla October 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

    The Pinafore is darling!

  • Reply Jess October 16, 2014 at 7:28 am

    i’d like the flat patternmaking

  • Reply Mary Ann October 16, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Maybe the business basics course

  • Reply Sarah R October 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Pattern making would be awesome! 

  • Reply Flavia October 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

    love the overmost and the flat pattern making courses

  • Reply Isabel A. October 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I love the Overmost!

  • Reply CraftyHourMom October 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Cool! Flat Pattern-making looks so interesting! I’d love to be able to do that. 

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Amanda October 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Not really a course, but sewing buddies sounds like tons of fun.

  • Reply Mary on Lake Pulaski October 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I like the Sewing Knits without a serger class

  • Reply Suzanne October 16, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I would like to explore the flat pattern making and learn to make my own patterns.

  • Reply Angela October 16, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I’d love to take the crafty business basics course, since it’s kind of my dream these days to start a home-based business:)  Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Becks October 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Patternmaking!! I would love to take a class.

  • Reply Pau Hernández October 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Love the course for the sofa cover.

  • Reply Samina October 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I’d have tough time choosing, but I can narrow it down to two options – the knits course or the quilting essentials course.

  • Reply Nicole U October 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I like the Overmost pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Sarah J. October 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Sewing Knits Without  A Serger is just what I need!  I’m itching to try sewing knits!  Thanks!

  • Reply Audrey October 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Flat pattern making!  Although that new skirt is pretty awesome!

  • Reply Elizabeth October 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about her upcoming patterns!

    • Reply Elizabeth October 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      The overmost is my favorite of her patterns!

  • Reply Bethany October 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    that’s awesome that you have tween patterns! My baby boy will soon be there with more to follow! Some comfy course toys would be a great sew!

  • Reply Bethany October 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Not course toys! Courderoys!!!!!

  • Reply Diana October 16, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Those patterns sound BRILLIANT. Even if you’re familiar with most sewing things, sometimes the way a designer describes the best way to get a certain look is confusing, so the videos will be helpful to all levels of sewists! (And that sentence was confusing too!)

    • Reply Diana October 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Oh, and I’d definitely get the pinafore dress. So cute!

  • Reply Laura J. October 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I have a suspicion that I could learn a lot from that beginners course. Even though I don’t consider myself a beginner anymore!

  • Reply lesley October 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

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  • Reply lesley October 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    i would love the essential sewing and the business basics

  • Reply Show and Tell Meg October 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I’d love to win her Flat Pattern Making class 🙂 I took the A-Line skirt class on Craftsy and I’d love to learn more!

  • Reply Janet October 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    This looks great!

  • Reply liezel October 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I like the pinafore dress!!!

  • Reply Kate October 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Love the sewing knits without a serger hmm or the crafty business course

  • Reply laura October 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Lots to choose from

  • Reply Pam B October 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Hiya!!! Thanks for having the giveaway. I would love to try Deborah’s patterns by winning the three kids patterns. That would be so exciting!!! Thanks again, blessed be, hugs!!!

  • Reply Shanna October 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I’m excited about the crafty business course or the flat pattern making course!

  • Reply Amy H October 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love the pinafore pattern!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply sarah October 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    so much choice it is difficult to decide –  this is such a great giveaway one that will no doubt keep giving.

  • Reply Ellee October 17, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I’d like to make a pinafore for my new granddaughter.

  • Reply marjolein October 17, 2014 at 6:33 am

    id love the flat pattern making class

  • Reply Cherie October 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

    One of Deborah’s e-courses would be awesome!

  • Reply c. October 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Who can resist the Overmost?

  • Reply Sabine October 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The Overmost looks great!!! 

  • Reply auschick October 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Since i do cloth diapers, I love the big butt baby pants!

    • Reply auschick October 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Oops, was looking in the wrong section of her site! I’d go with the pinafore as my favorite pattern!

  • Reply Katie October 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    The Pinafore pattern and the Sewing Knits without a Serger course look good

  • Reply Adrienne October 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    That pinafore is adorable!

  • Reply Erin Waters October 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    The class I’d like to take is Sewing Knits without the serger

  • Reply crystal October 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    flat pattern making would be fun.

  • Reply Chelsea Rodriguez October 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    This is awesome! Love it all 🙂

  • Reply Virginia October 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    The pinafore looks very cute

  • Reply Melissa October 18, 2014 at 12:05 am

    The overmost is perfect!

  • Reply Thyssly October 18, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Pattern making!

  • Reply melissa q. October 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

    OOh, how fun.  I love this giveaway. 

  • Reply Christine October 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I liked the blog post about how to get inspiration from books and use the colors in outfits through the fabric. My kids were crazy about some of their books and I made costumes from some of the books but i had not considered making everyday clothing from the color inspirations. Great idea.

  • Reply Heidi K October 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    All the classes look great, but I’m especially interested in Crafty Business Basics.

  • Reply Sharon October 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Flat Pattern Making

  • Reply Jen (@BeebeeBelly) October 19, 2014 at 12:16 am

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  • Reply Heather Crook October 19, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I took the kids clothing class, which I loved!

  • Reply Cheryl@ Sew Can Do October 19, 2014 at 11:39 am

    The flat pattern making sounds really helpful.

  • Reply Melissa S October 19, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I pinned the giveaway as

  • Reply Melissa S October 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I really love the Pinafore pattern from Whipatitch. I would love to take the slipcover class, I tried to do it on my own once and became so frustrated, it would be great to have some guidance and instruction.

  • Reply Molly October 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Classes sound great.

  • Reply Melissa S October 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

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  • Reply Sharon Aguilar October 19, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    What a great opportunity !! Thanks

  • Reply Jayme L. October 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    flat pattern making

  • Reply virginia gonzalez October 20, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Ohhh. Great Giveaway!

  • Reply emilia October 20, 2014 at 3:13 am

    over most!! ha that is very clever… not over alls!!

  • Reply elana October 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

    definitely the slipcover ecourse.  that’s the next thing on my list to sew!

  • Reply Heather Born October 20, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I’ve taken a couple of Whipstitch’s online classes and I love them. There are a lot more I want to take!

  • Reply kimberly October 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    i would LOVE to take that flat pattern course! 

  • Reply Andrea October 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    The Crafty Business Basics e-course sounds exciting.

  • Reply Cate R. October 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Flat out would love the flat pattern course!!

  • Reply Susan Yang October 21, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I just started learning and sewing so to learn about flat patterning would be an advantage for me.

  • Reply Robyn October 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    THE OVERMOST I think is so darling. I would love it for my Sons!

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