giveaway week on KCW!

zonen 09 + giveaway

Today is the last day of Giveaway Week. Have you entered all of them: day 1, 2, 3, and 4? Day 5’s giveaway is a very weird. We’re giving away 4 meters of fabric, but I don’t have any pictures of the fabric. I have no idea what the fabric even looks like! pictured here! All this beautiful fabric is certified organic too!

zonen 09 fabric

top row: jersey 1. off beetle mint 2. off beetle green 3. off beetle blue

bottom row: poplin 1. stickly rockers mustard 2. stickly rockers mint 3. stickly rockers blue

But I know it’s good. How do I know? Because Sharon, from Zonen 09, is behind this new fabric line. Last season we gave away the entire Zonen 09 collection of patterns and I was surprised at how many of you hadn’t heard of this amazing pattern company. Sharon has a keen eye for modern design and, with two boys of her own, she knows exactly what kids want to wear. The result is some seriously cool sewing patterns for boys. Today we’re here to talk about Zonen 09 fabric, not the patterns. I asked Sharon to tell us a bit about how this new venture came about.
The story [of Zonen 09 fabric] is actually the same as the one with the patterns. I sew for my boys but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. It is hard to find stylish boyish fabric that both me and my boys like.

If I wanted boy fabrics I liked I would have to create them myself and although I have the ideas, I can not draw. So I searched for someone who could and had the style I was looking for. I found her in Paris and our collaboration was perfect. She drew exactly what I asked for and added her own special touch. 

Here is where I should show you the awesome drawings that came from this mysterious Parisian lady, but I can’t. ARG! Instead I’m going to show you some of the fabric choices Sharon makes, because she has a great style.

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. pim 2. theo 3. theo 4. summer black 

Chevrons, snails, crazy stripes? The lady knows how to push the envelope when it comes to boys-wear. Retailers tell us our boys should be wearing red, navy, and gray–and maybe some green for good measure. We make a point to tell our daughters they can wear any color they want, why shouldn’t our sons wear yellow bunnies or aqua stripes if they want to?

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. snails 2. bunnies 3. bears 4. lars 

By now you are yelling, “When do I get to see this awesome fabric?!  Tomorrow!  You can hang on until then right? Because tomorrow is  Zonen 09’s third birthday, Sharon has put together a special launch party for her fabric collection:

A lot of my customers are Belgian and Dutch bloggers who give Zonen 09 so much visibility without asking anything in return. Without them, Zonen 09 would not have been able to grow the way it did the last three years…I decided to host a product launch event combined with a Zonen 09 birthday party for about 100 of those bloggers and best customers. The event takes place this Saturday June 20th. The invitees will get a few hours of with lots of treats and they will be the first people to see my fabrics. After that the rest of the sewing world can too. 
The first Zonen 09 mini fabric collection will be available on Monday June 22th–the first day of KCW!  So don’t worry, you will be able to see what you are going to win before you actually win it:) Sharon has generously offered to giveaway 4 meters of her new fabric: 2 meters of poplin and 2 meters of jersey. I promise I will put up photos when the fabric line is launched, but for now just enter! Because you know it’s going to be good.

EDITED TO ADD: and it is good! This mini collection consists of small scale prints, reminiscent of bugs, in fantastic colors. All Zonen 09 fabrics are certified organic. There is one jersey print and one poplin print, both available in three color ways

zonen 09 fabric



Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Friday, June 26. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. One winner will receive 4 meters of Zonen 09 fabric: 2 meters poplin and 2 meters jersey (your choice of colors).

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  • Reply Mia June 19, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I’m so excited to see the fabric line. In hoping for something cool, but sophisticated for a nice fall wardrobe for my son. 

  • Reply Louisa June 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I love fun knits!

  • Reply Rebecca June 19, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Looking forward to seeing the new line! Awesome giveaway!

  • Reply Eulalia June 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Very fun knits, love them!

  • Reply Sarah June 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love to see a wide range of colors for boy stuff.   Gray and navy have their place but they end up overwhelming me with boredom!

  • Reply Karly Nelson June 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    More “mature” stuff for sure! My oldest is 12 and robots and dinosaurs just don’t do it anymore! He would love anything racing though!

  • Reply Amy Mayen June 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I agree with Karly ^ above. After 6 or so mine aren’t into the cute prints and it makes me sad. They are into fabric that looks like menswear; plaids, solids, plain tees with some bright ribbing. Stuff like that. Kinda boring but it is what it is:)

  • Reply Kathleen June 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I’d love some orange prints. Or even better, prints with orange and green and red, because those are my boy’s favorite colors.

  • Reply Laura June 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I love everything she’s used, so I’m sure I’ what she’s designed!

  • Reply Nathalie June 19, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I’m hoping for some colorful fabrics, and something “different”. Now it feels like “boy’s fabric” is always in the same set of colors, and the same type of prints

  • Reply Sarah J. June 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    My guy loves anything construction- would love some large construction panels (like the sweet animal panels from Bambilau).  

    • Reply Sarah J. June 19, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      Oops– I mean Bambiblauw

  • Reply melissa evans of mahlicadesigns June 19, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I’d like to see geometric designs mixed in.

  • Reply Mel June 19, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    something mature for sure!  can’t wait to see it 🙂

  • Reply Amanda deSerres June 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Excited to see the new fabric line! I love fabric! 

  • Reply Radhika June 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Geometric prints and plaids are my choice but then I have two girls ….

  • Reply Mindy June 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I have no boys, so I’m not sure … but I know my nephews would love dinosaurs.  Or cows.

  • Reply Maria June 19, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Great giveaway! looking forward to see the fabrics!

  • Reply mary m June 19, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I have a very girly girl, but I think farm or nature based prints would be cute on everyone.

  • Reply amy June 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I’d like to see something other than the usual boring boys prints-something lively and fun!

    It’s so hard to find nice fabrics for boys-you get so sick of plaids and such.

  • Reply Debbie Cameron June 19, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I would love to see more knits – prints, geometries, digital for boys NOT just for small boys but for those that are 7 plus into teenagers.  

  • Reply Meritxell June 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I love the knits! Thanks

  • Reply Emi June 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I can’t wait to see the new line!

  • Reply Andrea June 19, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    One of my twin boys loves pirates, and even though there are many pirate prints in both knit and woven, his favorite color, green, is really rare. So that’s something I’ve been looking for for a while. The other one loves vikings. In blue. Isn’t it fantastic how three-year-olds have very clear ideas about what they like 😉

  • Reply Jess June 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    i love prints and colors like that set in that first photo block! bright colors in abstract prints!

  • Reply Virginia June 19, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Prints that are not too tacky but still interesting. Geometrics and stripes are cool. Also some fabrics that are more classic.

  • Reply Ann June 19, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    My boys are into anything that’s camouflage or earthy tones.

  • Reply Marie June 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I have always admired Zonen 09 patterns, I’m working my way up skill wise!  One day 🙂

  • Reply Katie R June 20, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I’d love some prints with dogs on them!

  • Reply An_nononsonsmoms June 20, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Only three hours left and I will see those beautiful fabrics of Zonen09 at the #fabriclaunchzonen09 party.  Yihaa!

  • Reply auschick in va June 20, 2015 at 7:36 am

    I’d love to see boy prints in non-traditional-boy colors such as red, pink, purple 🙂

  • Reply Annelies June 20, 2015 at 8:08 am

    As a mom of 3 girls, I’m kind of hoping for unisex prints 😉 

  • Reply Kathy June 20, 2015 at 8:50 am

    These Zonen 9 fabrics look fantastic! I sew, now, for my almost 2-yr-old grandson and I am so excited about being able to purchase gorgeous knit fabrics to rival the top RTW designs!

  • Reply Quilting Tangent June 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Trains, geometric are some ideas.

  • Reply Lee June 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to see clouds and birds for boys!

  • Reply Amanda June 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    What I would love is to see typically “feminine” prints or subjects (like flowers, butterflies, birds) in more gender neutral or typically “boy” colors. So often butterflies and flowers are pink and lavender, and the combination of subject and color is overwhelmingly feminine. But boys like flowers and butterflies too. And butterflies and flowers don’t have to be pink! Love these new fabrics.

  • Reply merel June 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    something surprising, not standard boystuff. maybe flowers? or hot pink?

  • Reply Joke Serneels June 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I was one of the lucky few to see the fabrics earlier today. I would LOVE to have some of those beauties, although I already do, off course ;-). Bring it on!

  • Reply fenna June 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I’d love to see prints that are not baby boyish but more tween geared!

  • Reply Laura June 20, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I don’t see for boys very often, but I’d like to see prints in non-primary colors.

  • Reply Shanna June 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I’m so excited to see the fabric, I too find it difficult to find fabric I like for my son. I feel like this inhibits my “boy” sewing. I would love to see modern, stylish prints, that both my 5 year old and teenager will think are cool!

  • Reply Rebekah June 21, 2015 at 5:58 am

    I’d like to see some great abstract prints with a boyish look and hints of yellow orange teal and aqua.

  • Reply kristi June 21, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I would love to see subtle small prints or textures. I’m confident Sharon has something awesome up her sleeve!

  • Reply Liselot Vallaeys (Made by Lot) June 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I saw already a sneakpeek and it is GREAT! I would love to win this… 🙂

  • Reply Marjolein June 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Id like to see prints that are not childish. 

  • Reply It'sMie June 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    The fabric looks  great. Would love to win some. And otherwise I will end up buying some anyway! 

  • Reply Ty June 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I always love the opportunity to win fabric!

  • Reply lisa at Mabey She Made It June 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    i’d love to see lots of classic prints and colors

  • Reply Brooke June 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I would love to see more fun boy geometric prints. 

  • Reply Amanda M June 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Graphic patterns and geometric prints in a range of fun and unexpected colors 🙂

  • Reply Kathy E. June 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I’d like to see a fabric with walking trails meandering all over it. Rocks, trees, a frog here, a bunny there would be so much fun!

  • Reply crystal June 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    So exciting to hear about the new line, I love boy fabric without the normal cars and trucks, I prefer more geometric patterns 🙂

  • Reply Sally F. June 21, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Oh – I love that someone said nature prints! Other than that I prefer geometric prints to kiddy characters! Can’t wait!

  • Reply Wendy June 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Bold colours work for me. I would love a retro 70’s wallpaper bamboo patterned fabric – it would be awesome for lining things but also for wee (or not so wee) shirts and shorts 🙂

  • Reply Ula June 22, 2015 at 1:28 am

    So excited to see the new fabric! I love nature prints or geometric

  • Reply Elena June 22, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Geometric are my favourites!

  • Reply Eva June 22, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I’d love to see some cool animal prints for boys, but not too childish. A challenge!

  • Reply Inspinration June 22, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Seen them now and I love them!

  • Reply Annika June 22, 2015 at 3:12 am

    anything geometric with maybe a fun retro touch…

  • Reply Miss Wobie June 22, 2015 at 4:42 am

    waaaaw, i saw a sneak peak of the fabrics by zonen09 and they are amazing! So i’d love to win some of it! 

  • Reply vlijtig.liesje June 22, 2015 at 4:45 am

    I already had een sneakpreview on instagram from some lucky ones omong us and I absolutely loved what I was seeing: beautiful fabrics whit al lot of room to personalise your clothes with colourful accents. love to win this

  • Reply Kristen June 22, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I love all of the prints in the photos above AND my son swears I only sew for his sister most of the time so this would be a great treat for him!

  • Reply Kerry June 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I love bright colours for both boys and girls. And great classic stripes in a range of interesting colourways

  • Reply Kelly K. June 22, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I love this stuff, my 9.5 yo boy never likes the fabric that we find, it’s either too girly, or too babyish, I can’t wait to see it all!!

  • Reply Plus 2 is 5! June 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    The fabrics of Zonen09 are awesome! I would love to win those fabrics 🙂 Any other little animals are good for my kids: spiders, crickets, grasshoppers, snakes, salamanders and so on…

  • Reply Nancy C June 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Everything Zonen creates looks pretty awesome and stylish so I’m excited to see the fabric line too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Reply Cat G June 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Guitars, foxes, alligators,

  • Reply Jenny June 23, 2015 at 1:47 am

    I love simple yet quirky designs for my son, something a little different and not too babyish. Geometric shapes and animals are favourites round here 🙂

  • Reply Ellen G June 23, 2015 at 3:48 am

    I want to see prints which are not CARS or SKULLS in sludgy colours. Brights please!

  • Reply Johanna P June 23, 2015 at 7:24 am

    I’d love geometrics! and bugs, probably bugs 🙂

  • Reply Janie June 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    More reds and deep yellows.

  • Reply Carolyn Nealen June 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    This fabric line is new to me and it’s AMAZING! I’m crossing my fingers and toes!

  • Reply Jessie June 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love Zonen09 patterns! And now they have beautiful fabric too. I have two sons who wear Zonen09 clothes, so I love to win this fabric. 
    My sons love fabric with vehicles and animals. But I think they would love this fabric too. 

  • Reply Carolyn Nealen June 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’d love to see some fish or fishing type prints.

  • Reply Kreatita June 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    My boys are growing up way too fast, so not the kiddies fabrics that rock

  • Reply multivroon June 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I locatie Sharons bugs 😀 Great idea 🙂

    • Reply multivroon June 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      I love was what I meant to write…

  • Reply Fiona June 24, 2015 at 4:56 am

    I love geometric patterns, and bold, fun colours. Any kind of animals or animal tracks are also a hit. Big, bright and bold!

  • Reply fie June 25, 2015 at 3:28 am

    very very pretty! 

  • Reply Mgeni Jumbe June 25, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Love those colors xxx

  • Reply Sofie June 25, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Love the fabric, love the patterns, love 09! Yes please! 😉

  • Reply Joke June 25, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Wonderful fabric – would be lovely for my son!

  • Reply Mary June 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I have two little boys who love anything that moves. Cool modern graphics of tires, airplanes, monster trucks or trains would all be things they would love!

  • Reply trijnewijn June 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

    i already made several jacob pants, I love the patterns of zonen 09! 

  • Reply Carla G June 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Anything for pre-teen boys would be great — maybe tool prints like sockets, or tire prints from monster truck tires.  🙂

  • Reply Flavia June 25, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Geometric prints in fun colors!

  • Reply Jessy S. June 25, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I love all these fabrics, I just cannot choose!

  • Reply Rae M. June 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I’d like to see more bug prints. My son is fascinated with bees and ants.

  • Reply Cate June 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Knits with geometric cityscapes and houses, buildings, etc. 

  • Reply Stefanie June 25, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I love the fabric!  Its so easy to find fabric for girls, but not so for boys. I’m so glad someone is including the little men in our lives!

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