Tutorial + Freebie = Travel Fun!

A few days away from vacation last summer, Little Girl was trying to figure out how to carry her spending money. Off to the sewing machine I ran! Not really, but I did make her a little "wallet bag." The requirements were simple, a strap long enough to go across her body (hands free), at least 2 pockets (one with a zipper) and an easy closure. Wallah! The Happy Travels Wallet is born! Hop on over the Sew Mama Sew! for the full tutorial. I hope you make one
or two…
or three…
 or four…they are kind of addicting and super fun to make with vintage fabric…
So (sew) I thought I would have a fun freebie in conjunction with this tutorial unveiling. How about a vintage fabric kit to make your own Happy Travels Wallet? Here is the pink one…
And here is a vintage mint/peach kit too…
And, a completed (also vintage) Happy Travels Wallet made by yours truly WITH an adjustable strap…
AND, how about I throw NINE vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bags in the mix too?
That is 12 winners in all! Yippeeeee! 12 chances to win!

To enter:


•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•In your comment tell us which of the following prizes you would like to win (we will do our best to honor requests and we don't want to send a kit to someone that does not sew!):

•pink vintage wallet kit
•mint/peach vintage wallet kit
•Completed Happy Travels Wallet
•vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag

•12 lucky people will win fun things!

•DEADLINE FOR THIS FREEBIE IS 10pm(CST) Friday, June 29, 2012.(winners will be posted here & notified by email no later than June 30)

Don't forget to leave us your email! 

Many thanks to Sew Mama Sew! for posting the tutorial & all of you for entering! Best of luck--Teresa

International entries are welcome.

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117 comments:

Robyn said...

I'd like a shopping bag! Robyndadler (at) yahoo (dot) com

SuZ Stuff said...

I like the completed travel bag...sew cute!
beautiful sewing too...

suzstuff(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would really like one of the beautiful shopping bags!

mamame(at)xl-online(dot)com

Maple Creek said...

LOVE THEM!! I'd love to have either of the kits. LOVE THEM!!

thanks!
carol

maplecreekracing(at)comcast(dot)com

Emily Salvi said...

I would love a completed travel bag but the sewing kits are fab too! Thanks for the chance!

Emilysalvi(at)comcast(dot)net

Jennyroo said...

Would love the chance to win the vintage fabric Green Lady bags! I am lucky enough to have one in my life, which gets used all the time. Wouldn't it be nice to have another? Or I could share with my mom, too (probably that's a better idea, isn't it??!!)

Melissa said...

I would love to win the mint and peach kit:) Thanks for the chance to win.
MGARRT(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

would you please send one of your shopping bags my way? I'm in Australia. Would love to have one here.
silverpromidi(at)promidi(dot)com(dot)au
thanks heaps if I can :)
Kerry

Anonymous said...

Bags of old cloth potryasayuschie.Mne would like to win it to give my grandmother a birthday!
lelik260182@mail.ru

Anonymous said...

I'll be happy to win sumku.Hochu to please his girlfriend.
kiruyha230674@mail.ru

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in cross stitch and I would like to get your bag to carry it in their crafts.
wolna888888@mail.ru

Elisabeth said...

Wow, I love these. One of those would be perfect for my little daughter who's starting school in September. Right, where is my fabric and sewing machine...

Jo Robertson jorobexeter(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I would love to get one of the travel wallet kits - they look great. Thanks for a another lovely giveaway jorobexeter(at)gmail(dot)com

Sunnybec said...

I would love one of your vintage shopping bags. Thanks for the chance.

sunnybecwildfern(at)gmail(dot)com

blondie19012k said...

I would love either
•Completed Happy Travels Wallet
•vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag
Such a cute and useful little wallet!
blondie19012k(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sam said...

I would love the completed travel wallet or the pink kit or one of the gorgeous shopping bags!

monkeyhugssnugglebugs(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hello my dear!I want to "pink vintage wallet kit". I love to sew! Soon I will send you my picture :) oyu37 (at) mail (dot) ru

Kimberly Cassie said...

More goodies! I'd love a green lady bag (autographed, please! LOL). Thanks for another giveaway. Kmcassie (at) gmail

Helen Serbina said...

It's cool!!
I would love the completed travel wallet! Thanks for the chance!

helen.serbina(at)gmail(dot)com

Polly Primrose said...

I would love to sew the mint travel bag as it would be my first zipper project! I love the vintage green lady bags too. Thanks
pollyprimrose(at)gmail(dot)com

ach! said...

Hey, these bags are lovely! clue1[at]gazeta[dot]pl

Korianne said...

I'd like to win either the pink kit or a vintage shopping bag. Korianne koratheexplora(at)gmail(dot)com

hueisei said...

I'd love to win the I like the completed travel bag or the shopping bag.

Thanks ^^

Hueisei(at)gmail(dot)com

JLVerde said...

I'd love ANY of the prizes.

madameugly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lee said...

Thank you for the giveaway and link to a usefull travel wallet. I would choose because I sew the mint/peach vintage wallet or the premade as I love purple! thanks!
butler83ataoldotcom

Marivbg said...

I would like to pink vintage wallet kit.
etomoye(at)gmail(dot)com

dimonvb said...

I would be happy to receive vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag
tchernogorlova (at) gmail (dot)com

Anonymous said...

Good morning. I like Completed Happy Travels Wallet

etomyhome(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hey. I'm here for the first time. I hope you're lucky. really like it mint/peach vintage wallet kit

homemyland(at)gmail(dot)com

wonkeybobbin said...

I'd like a kit, that way I can figure out how to make a bunch more! ebthorn(at)gmail(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally in love with the completed travel bag. It looks so cute!

cdsopticalfiber(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynne from Nashvile said...

I would love to win the completed Happy Travels Wallet or the vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag since I don't know how to sew. Thank you - your website has inspired me to learn how to sew. Thanks for all you do for Nashville and the world! Keep it up :) whereisthebeach(at)me(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would like a vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag!
tgl_lady(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pat said...

I'd love the completed travel wallet, but the shopping bags are great, too!
prhill54(at)gmail (dot) com
Thanks for the chance to enter!

Gigi said...

I'd love the pink wallet kit but any of the prizes really, they all look wonderful!

gifac1262(at)gmail(dot)com

memmens said...

These are lovely, I sew so I'd be delighted with any of the prizes, they are all great.
mary(at)emmens(dot)co(dot)uk

Ramona said...

I would love the vintage peach/mint kit please but would be thrilled with any of the prizes.

momik97(at)aol(dot)com

Alexandra Abarca said...

It so nice, I love it.

Ale
Costa Rica
aleabarca612@gmail.com

Asbo said...

They all are so beautiful and pretty!
I would like to win a vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag.
Thanks a lot.
asbo82(at)mail(dot)ru

lorena said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I would love one of the floral vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bags but of course any of the other prizes would be great, too, I do sew. ;)
lorepuckett at verizon dot net

suzthejeweler said...

I would love the travel kit in mint!
swahlmann(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I,M new to sewing and those seem like a fun and nice project to add to my list!
kaboz(at)me(dot)com

Appie said...

I would love to win either the
Completed Happy Travels Wallet or a Shopping Bag! Thank you for the chance to win. :-)

appieb77 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sarah said...

Thanks for the free pattern and having this giveaway. If I win, I would like one of the shopping bags.

sarahannwong(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane said...

I'd love the mint/peach kit. Thanks for the giveaway.
dtwinter2001(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful freebie!!

I think I can sew a wallet by means of tutorial! And as I have no Green Bag I would like to win one of Vintage Fabric Bag!

Very generous Teresa.. Thank you in advance.
Maria

marian_nak(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tia said...

Thanks for the fantastic pattern! I love the way you packaged them into kits to give away. I'd be thrilled to win either of them! Thanks for the chance! tiapass(at)me(dot)com

The Breen's said...

How cute! Love the wallet bags. I, sadly, do not sew, so a bag or the wallet would certainly be prefered. Although I do have plenty of sewing friends and family that I could give the kit to. I'm open to whatever!
sjmbreen(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth said...

I just found your site through Sew, Mama, Sew. The wallet looks so cute.
I'd love the vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag.

Kay said...

So cute. I want to make a wallet myself too. Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win one of the vintage shopping bags because a girl can never have too many bags.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Patty said...

Thank you for the pattern and the inspiration. My college roommate works hard to encourage people to use cloth bags. I will inquire if she has heard of your project. I would love one of your shopping bags for her.
paaslesen2(at)gmail(dot)com

SunnySewing said...

So awesome! I'd love any of them but I really like the
pink vintage wallet kit
and mint/peach vintage wallet kit

Thanks for the giveaway
Kristin

k_l_turner123 at yahoo dot com

(and I really would love to know WHAT IS THE MUSHROOM FABRIC IN THE FIRST PICTURE??- omg I am in love!)

Cindi said...

I would love the vintage pink...so cute! clclark2000 at gmail dot com

Carla G said...

I'd love to win any of the prizes!! And of the kits to complete, I prefer the peach/mint over the pink. Thanks for a chance to win! :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Katie said...

I love the mint kit but would be happy with anything! My son is about to go abroad on a school trip so I definitely need to make him a bag!

Christie S. said...

They're adorable. I'd like to win the mint/peach vintage wallet kit.
cstoops(at)cox(dot)net

Anonymous said...

These are so cute. I would love to win one. Appleblossem4u@yahoo.xo.

Chloe said...

Ooh, I would so love a GBL bag! I think what you do is awesome Teresa, thanks for another great giveaway x
chloe.longley(at)gmail(dot)com

cathy antone said...

I think the travel purses are darling.
& I love love love the fabric line for the totes.
Thanks cathy antone
cjantone@frontier.com
cjantoneatfrontierdotcom

Maria said...

I would love the little wallet already made. I think it is AWESOME (and I sew better when I can see the finished product. I have trouble following instructions. Even if you send me to the mall and I know where that is!)

BUT. I am still coveting one of your shopping bags, so I'd love one of those because there won't be enough wallets to go around!

coachmaria
(at)
sbcgloabl
(dot))
net

Thanks so much.

nähtina said...

Wow, thanks so much!
I would like to win this kit:
mint/peach vintage wallet kit

Greetings,
Tina

mailantina(at)gmail(dot).com

Sharon said...

I love the tutorial thank you somuch. I am new to your blog but I believe in reusing handmade bags in groceries and stores. You hav an awesome blog ..thanks for sharing..
sgriff57(at)comcast(dot)net
If I should win please just chose one I do not have any of your bags, kits or have not made the tutorial yet but I intend to....

Anonymous said...

It's really hard to pick a favorite because they all look great, but I think I have to say the pink vintage kit is my favorite.

esfunayama(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

A shopping bag or actually anything else would be great purple.potatoes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

HI! These little wallets are adorable! I'd love to enter for the mint and peach wallet kit. my email is catt(dot)eddleman(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thank you!!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I saw the article on Sew Mama Sew's blog. =)

Diane H said...

I would love to win one of your beautiful vintage shopping bags.

laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

Svetlana Kravchenko said...

Hi.
I`d like mint/peach vintage wallet kit. I really want it.

Thanks for the chance!

mexxovushka(at)gmail(dot)com

Irenoski88 said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! I love sewing so my favourite gift would be the pink vintage kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

igarciadi(at)gmail(dot)com

Potpourri said...

I would love to win one of your travel wallets, and the already completed one would be my choice. you are awesome.
jethree(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i am natali\!Hello, I would like to get one of your beautiful bags)
please)
natalbel (at) meta (dot) ua

Jane S. said...

What a nice giveaway! I would be very happy to win one of the bags and I'd use it at the local food co-op. :)

janers41(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue said...

I would love a Green Bag Lady bag, but who wouldn't? I can think of many uses for sure!

sue2earth(at)msn(dot)com

Thank you for another fun contest!
Sue

Me said...

I would LOVE one of the kits so I can make it with my daughter who got "sewing lessons" from mom for her seventh birthday earlier this month. She likes both pink and peach.

sherid94(at)gmail(dot)com

Suzanne said...

This is a great project! Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway. I'd love a completed wallet or one of the kits.

Thank you,
suzannebuy (at) ybles (dot) com

Tas said...

Great little pattern.

I'd be more than happy with the pink kit or one of your vintage shopping bags.

Thank you.

taswege(at)internode(dot)on(dot)net

Linda S said...

The wallets are really nifty. I'll be making one in SF giants colors for my son to take his $$ to the ballpark . . . I'd be thrilled with either the completed one of either of the kits.
linda(dot)penngrove(at)gmail(dot)com

ME said...

Oh, I'd be thrilled to win any of it!
mirandaevans01(at)gmail(dot)com

cheryll said...

Ooh, I'd like either of the kits. I would love to try making one of those cute wallet bags. Thanks for sharing!

clemahinay(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue said...

I would love, love, love the peach and mint kit.

suebee12(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Maria K. said...

Hi Teresa! I like mint/peach vintage wallet kit most of all. I love to sew and I think it'll be very useful for me!
Thanks for the chance to win!

My email: belladonnaellas(at)yahoo(dot)com

Colleen said...

Thanks for all you do! Anything would be fine! cyarnell(at)mindspring(dot)com

Jill said...

Oooo! I would love to try the mint/peach kit! I love a giveaway. So much fun! Thanks!! And thanks for the PDF on sewmamasew.
jm_nicurn(at) yahoo(dot) com

craftmates said...

I would like to receive the completed travel bag so I can use it to hold my passport when I travel to Spain in August.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Virna from Craftmates

craftmatesetc (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

As always, what a cool giveaway! I would love to win a vintage fabric shopping bag. I think I am addicted to the Green Bag Lady creations! If the bags are not available, I will be just as happy with the completed travel wallet. Thank you!

gaiana(at)comcast(dot)net

Unknown said...

I would love a vintage fabric Green Lady bag! What a cool giveaway
nwilcox95(at)comcast(dot)net

Beth said...

Any of those would be a delightful surprise! Thanks for the chance to enter.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Andee said...

Thanks for the chance!
AzAndee (at) cox (dot) net

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone. I would love any gift.
chupagon (at) gmail (dot)gmail

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the above address with an error chupagon (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

NICE!

firilama(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would like a shopping bag. I don't have one yet...

turtle3717 (at)yahoo (dot) com

Jolien said...

Found this blog through Sew Mama Sew and I must say I really admire your initiative. <3 So far I already try to use my own re-usable bags for shopping (Ikea one's, but still...), but yours are really cute. <3 I would love to win a real "Green" Shopping Bag! Thanks so much for this blog & contest! <3 jolien_848 (at) hotmail (dot) com

ANNA said...

Your work is distinguished by unique design and unusual. Gladly would the owner of the pink vintage wallet kit! Thank you for the opportunity and good luck to all participants in the lottery!

tropicslady said...

I would love the chance to win the vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag!

Deb
ladara(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

Carolyn said...

All are beautiful. My choice would be the completed travel bag.

carriemak(at)aol(dot)com

Jan said...

I would love a famous Green Bag Lady bag! Teresa, thank you for making the world a better place. knackj(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love one of the kits. That way I can learn how to make them and make more for my friends.

Pat K.

tkelley5(at)roadrunner(dot)com
..

thehappycrochetchic said...

I like the bags and the peach wallet:)

thehappycrochetchci(at)yahoo(dot)com

all you need is love said...

I absolutely love the bags and the mint wallet.

athena2minerva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cocoa Bean said...

I would like to get one of vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bags! They are really wonderful. Thank you very much.
katrin_yzvnsk(at)mail(dot)ru

Anonymous said...

I'd love anything - keep up the good work!

caroleav(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love a vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag. Email: bianca_question AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Me like the vintage fabric green bag lady bag!
andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

simone/thedewdriesup said...

I would love the mint/peach vintage wallet kit for a nice challenge! Thanks! thedewdriesup(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love one of your bags or the completed wallet!

Jteneback at hotmail dot com

Adryteje said...

Mmm... vintage bags are so beautifull! Hugs!

Bethany Perala said...

bethanyperala(at)gmail(dot)com

I don't sew so I'd love to win one of the vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bags! :)

Mel said...

OH! How Cute!! I love the vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bags. *fingers are crossed!*

justinandmelodyadams(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you for doing this! How generous. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello. I would like to win a vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag. Thank you for another fonderful giveaway.
tintino4ka(at)yandex(dot)com
Have a nice day :)

nlawrence said...

First I shall pick my jaw up from the floor. These are ALL amazing. I would be grateful to win any. I can sew, but sadly don't get to as often as I would hope so probably either the already made wallet, or a vintage bag....so fab!!!
nikkilawrence(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi, just recently learned about this, what a great thing you are doing! I use fabric shopping bags too, but could always use another one, so I'd be thrilled with one of your lovely ones! Shauna
hottecattleco(at)xplornet(dot)ca

kim t. said...

I would be happy with any of them, but most likely the completed walled or a shopping bag.
berly(at)uw(dot)edu

Anya said...

I love the travel bag - so ingenious!!

Thanks! Anya

anyabyam(at)gmail(dot)com

Sneginka Elena said...

I'd like some of your beautiful shopping bags :-*

Sneginka_5@list.ru

Anonymous said...

Oh I'd like!!

tmorton321(at)comcast(dot)net

Valeria Saenko said...

Good day.
I would like to get your lovely bag, because I think it is a great idea to get it! Your bag are really wonderful!
Thank you!!!

My address: valeria.saenko@yandex.ru

Anonymous said...

I love how generous you are! I won a grocery bag a few years ago, would love to win another :) I hope that doesn't sound greedy. A vintage fabric Green Bag Lady bag would be so nice to carry a change of clothes and toys for my kids!
Laila
pixie_shadow AT hotmail DOT com