First off, I wanted to express just how very thankful I am for my pattern testers, Sara, Heather, Barb, and Victoria, and for Angela and my amazing mother-in-law who proof-read the directions and gave me some fantastic feedback. The pattern is a bajillion times better for it.
Heather, Sara, and Barb were kind enough to share photos of their adorable suitcases with me. So without further ado… here they are!
Barb was dead set on using this adorable print for the main fabric. So, she “interlined” the decorative fabric with canvas. Totally worth it. It couldn’t have turned out cuter.
She also chose to buy pre-made piping instead of making it.
I was also very excited to have Sara test my pattern for me because she lives in the UK. She successfully printed her pattern pieces on A4 paper!
(used with permission)
She had trouble getting her hands on plastic canvas, but made creative use of a plastic chopping mat instead. Very clever!
And last, but not least, Heather’s…
Applique! And Denim!
You can read all about Heather’s suitcaseon her blog “Three Sixty Five Create” where she is also giving away the Sidekick Suitcase Pattern to one lucky winner on her blog.
I am giving away 5 copies of the Sidekick Suitcase Pattern here!
— This giveaway is over. —
Here’s the drill:
- Leave a comment on this post to enter. (Be sure you leave an email address).
- Earn a second entry by tweeting, Facebooking, other-social-media-ing about the giveaway and tell me what you did.
- Comments must be made before February 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM. I’ll draw names March 1st.
- If you win this giveaway and have already purchased the pattern, I will refund you the purchase price. (Just send me your Paypal receipt as proof of purchase.)
Some other details…
- Five commenters will be chosen at random to receive the Sidekick Suitcase Pattern PDF file.
- This giveaway is open to entries world-wide. Two entries (comments) per household.
- If I try to contact you at the email address you left, and you don’t get back with me within two weeks. The prize will be forfeited.
- Identical entries will be deleted. Anymore than two comments from the same email address, will be deleted.
- Random.org will choose the comment ID numbers that are the winning entries.
While you are waiting for the results, be sure to check out the special discount for my readers on the Sidekick Pattern. The offer is good through Feb 29th, 2012.
Me me me!! I’m loving this pattern, Jodi. It is adorable! Those ladies did a marvellous job.
I would love this!!
I’m sure my daughter would love being able to pick out some fabric for it!
I tweeted about your giveaway!
I’d love to win this, thanks for the chance!
I already bought your pattern, because we talked about the process – have to say I haven’t looked at it in great detail, but I love the style!
Valerie Houghton says
Fantastic pattern, it looks stunning !
I’d like to be entered please 🙂 This pattern looks so great! I was supposed to be one of your testers, but I got so busy with trying to move, and I totally flaked. So I have the tester pattern already, but I didn’t earn it, so I was gonna buy a copy of the pattern anyway.
Shared on Facebook too 🙂
Yay! I would love to win and make your awesome suitcase.
I definitely want to enter the giveaway! I love the mini suitcases….so very adorable! I hope I win =)
My second entry:
Even though it will ruin my chances of winning I just tweeted about this awesome giveaway! Love the mini suitcase. My son could use his own!
Oh! I want to win this pattern, my girl is going to love it.
I’d love one!!!
I’m going to post on my Facebook page!
This is so cool! I’ve never seen a suitcase pattern before. vmorenojackson at yahoo
I have been waiting and waiting for this pattern! Thank you so much – I cannot wait to make one for my daughter!
Me! Pretty please! I mean, I bought it already, and already am excited it about it, so I deserve to win. 🙂
Also, facebooked/tweeted about it yesterday when I bought it! This is a great, creative, original pattern Jodi!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Mitzie Keys says
Shared the link on Facebook. This is adorable. I love your creativity!
So cute and my son has been asking for a suitcase recently!
Tweeted the contest!
Robyn G says
I world love to win a copy of the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!
What a cute pattern! I love all of your designs. Though my little niece won’t need her own suitcase for a while, I would love to win this for her. And, I want that zoo fabric! It brings back good memories about drawing out a giant complicated zoo with my friend when we were so young. I’ll be crossing my fingers…
Brigitte Borbeck Lanzer says
OMG That suitcase is so sweet!! I’d love to win the pattern. My boys each need their own suitcase.
Brigitte Borbeck Lanzer says
I shared it on my FB page:)
Absolutely gorgeous. I know my daughter would love one of these suitcases. Thank you!
They are sooooooooo cute. I abosultely would love to win a pattern 😉 Thanks for your blog 🙂 BR from the netherlands
crescendo gal says
I already purchased! 🙂 Still hoping to win though!
Omg I really want/need this pattern & will buy it if I don’t win!
I posted a link on my Facebook page telling about the pattern and giveaway!
Looks like a fun pattern! Would love to have it!
This is something I wold love to do!!!
Lucia Bortz says
Jodi! You are so creative and generous in sharing your love for sewing and your tutorials! It is SO inspiring for me to see a whole “new generation” enjoying sewing the way we did years ago! I would just love to get one of your patterns! I would make some for my grand-babies! 🙂
Do you know where the amazing zoo fabric in the first pillowcase is from?
Ohh I’ve been fantasising about this cute suitcase since you first posted it. I really want to make one for myself and try to put a super funky adult spin on it 😉
Christina Poynter says
There are some birthdays coming up I’d love to try this for! (Or maybe Christmas…) These look so cute!
Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this gorgeous pattern!!
I rushed in and bought one as sooon as your posted it, however, I would love to give a copy to a dear friend of mine!!
All the best and THANKS again!!
This would be such a cute gift for new babies! My daughter is also telling me that she would “just absolutely LOVE” a suitcase like this for her 18″ doll clothes!
Diptee Raut says
WOW ….. Finally a giveaway for your world wide fans… i am from India and oh would just sooooo love to win this pattern…
Marie Cheek says
I purchased your pj monster pattern and had so much fun making them for my great nieces and nephews for Christmas! I’m certainly thinking the little guys and gals might enjoy the suitcases next year. The suitcase pattern is adorable and I hope to win it. Thanks for making 5 available.
Totally LOVE this – never thought about sewing my own luggage!
Marie Cheek says
I posted about the giveaway on facebook today.
I just love this pattern and if I don’t get one with this giveaway I’ll definitely buy one to do a suitcase for my daughter. I’m posting this on Facebook as well, https://www.facebook.com/solange.grosso
I saw this patterned pinned on Pinterest and new that it was something that I was going to have to make for my kids!
I shared this give away on Facebook.
Mrs. Mordecai says
This is such a great pattern!
Phyllis McCall says
I would love to make this!! I have been wondering if there was such a pattern out there. It would be perfect for all my granddaughters and me:)
amy horevay says
LOVE!!! This is perfect!!! I am posting this on Pinterest right now!!! did I say LOVE??!!!!
Carolyn Smith says
Oh My Word!! With 4 grand daughters ages 9, 7, 7 and 2 coming to Mimi’s to spend the night, how could you go wrong with this cute pattern! The testers did an outstanding job. Thank you for the chance to win this adorable pattern. I have to post this to my Pinterest!
I’m really impressed with this pattern – I can’t wait to make these for my boys. And me. And my nieces and nephews. You know, because I have no unfinished projects lying about. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity, and I’m so happy to have been introduced to your blog!
This pattern is brilliant! I am SO in for this giveaway 😀 My son would love one! (as would I)
Totally tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/AusVintageGrrl/status/174420907622805504
What a darling suitcase!! I can think of a ton of uses.
Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win a neat pattern.
I tweeted and RTed about your giveaway. (@usairdoll)
Thanks again for a chance to win.
This pattern is so cute! And what a great size suitcase!
Melanie B says
This is the cutest pattern. I’d love to win a copy!
These are just darling!
Sylvie Hirst says
This is just gorgeous. I love it <3.
Thank you for all the things you do on here, you are a true inspiration. Thank you. xxx
Sylvie Penelope Pitstop Hirst says
Ok, I’ve posted 3 comments (2 the same, doh), shared on Facebook and on Google+, emailed friends and family and shouted to everyone in my village. Thats how much I wanna win one of these.
Lynette Hunter Halalay says
Love it, Want it, Must have it. I see great gifts for my family and friends. I wonder if I could make it in my knit fabric???
Ooo, I would love to try this! It would be a great challenge for me! 😀 The denim/applique one is so pretty, I just love that colour scheme!
I have seen this pattern before and my kids loved it 🙂 I didn’t buy it yet because my to-do-list is way too long already and I need to check off some other things first (oh, how I love “additional days” like February 29th 🙂 I even got a quilttop done today – yay!
Thanks for this giveaway.
Super cute!!!! My kids would love these! So many uses. Do I hear spring break project? Me thinks yes! Well done!
Liked & shared on FB.
Great job Jodi!
Fran Pantalone says
Great project, hope to make this case. You are avery blessed and talented person.
Sew now we are four says
Oh wow – these totally rock! Have come on over from A Train to Crazy’s Fb page, and very very pleased I did! Lmk if you ever need more ‘testers’ from the UK 😉 Will also share on my Fb page!