Mother's Day + Vintage Freebie!

I'm always hesitant to cut any of the vintage fabric in my life, you too? I'm never quite sure what to do with it. I love to look at it and the funky color combos but when it come to actually making anything, I'm at a loss. I wish I was one of those women that could cut it up into a cute skirt and run around town. Not happening. We all know I am a jeans girl at best. My favorite days are spent entirely in yoga pants. Let's be honest, comfy is the way to go.

Soooo, enter the dresser drawers and bins on the shelf in my sewing room. Two drawers and two bins are stuffed with vintage pieces. Just hanging out. I have made some quilts out of it (seen herehere, here and here) and will undoubtably make more. Maybe this summer? In the meantime, there are some of the fabrics that I can't imagine in a quilt. Either they are too thick (canvas or denim) or not what I'm looking for in a color scheme.

What to do? Make bags. Surprised, aren't you? I can tell by the way your mouth dropped open in disbelief. Anyway, have 12 fun ones to give away…

A small portion of the vintage fabric mountain taking over my sewing room…
Sewn into fun bags for you!
There is a catch though. In order to get one of these bags you have to be a mom OR give it to YOUR mom. Got it? You can enter yourself and say you are keeping it (and you deserve it) because all us moms deserve a pretty vintage bag that reminds us of easier times in our lives (like the 70s) OR you can enter to win one for YOUR mom. She will love it, trust me.

Go ahead, 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 who will get the bag if you win! (I'd keep mine since my mom is in heaven!) We will ship it directly to your mom if you like. We will even put a little note in it for you. :)

•TWELVE lucky moms will win vintage bags!

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 10pm(CST) Monday, May 14, 2012. (winners will be posted here and notified by email no later than May 15)

Don't forget to leave us your email! 

Many thanks to Bagette April who helped put my vintage stash over the top at the last Threadfest! Good luck everybody! Teresa

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bookwraps by said...

Happy Mothers Day to All!

my mom does not care for vintage BUT I love it! so I will keep mine if I win :-) and make another for her in some pretty flowery type of fabric...I'll make one for her even if I don't win... (smile)

these bags are just great!


mommy Orkid Belle said...

I am a new vintage lover mama and I love these bags. I would like to keep mine though since my mama is in the Philippines. :)Happy Mother's Day!

Adin Blankenship

Dana said...

I would keep it for myself, as I love vintage!
Thank you so much. Have a Wonderful Mothers Day.

Hugs and God Bless

Elisabeth said...

I love vintage fabrics, my mum not so much. As I'm a mom, however, I think I would keep it for myself (until my three year old steals it from me). Thank you so much for the chance to win!


eli said...

I sooo love vintage fabrics! my mom is in heaven with yours but I'm a mom!!
Thanks for the giveaway Teresa!



Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Awww, Eli, I bet our moms are having a good chat!

Bethany said...

Happy mothers day to all my fellow mothers! I'd love a vintage bag to shop with!


Marie said...

I love vintage, heck I am vintage. My Mom has gone on to rest but I would love a vintage bag.


Karrie said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Mother's Day. I'll be keeping mine, since I'm a Mom, and my Mom is not a lover of fabric, as I am.

Karrie Smith


Louise said...

Hope you all had a great Mother´s Day!

I love the vintage fabrics!! They make me happy and put a smile on my face. Although making a skirt is not a bad idea. Think I am going to try that too.


Sofia said...

Vintage is the thing! I love it! I would do all my shopping with it!


Lousie and Sofia said...

Shoot! We missed to let you know that we both have kids. Two each, that are cousins!

Greetings all the way from Sweden!

Louise and Sofia

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day!
I want to give to my mummy. Thank you.
Miyaviong (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I think I will keep mine. My mother is no longer able to do any shopping.


Anonymous said...

I would love to win one of your bags for myself. Like yours, my mom is in heaven, but she would appreciate your bags and your cause. Like many of her generation, she never wasted anything or threw away anything useful. When she sewed something for herself, I (or my dolls) got something made with the remnants. Unwearable clothing was never thrown away either - buttons, zippers or other useful parts were saved and re-used. I still save all my remnants for other projects too.

Happy Mother's Day to moms everywhere!


Helen Serbina said...

Happy Mother's Day To All Moms!!!

I love the vintage fabrics!!!
Thank you for the chance to win!


Anonymous said...

Of course my favorite mom))))
You on a holiday! kiss!
oyu37 (at) mail (dot) ru

Emily said...

My kids love your bags so I might have to keep it! Thanks for another great give away!


Robyn said...

I'm a mom of 4 so I'll use it myself! I have one rolled up in my purse now, but 2 would be better! Robyndadler (at) yahoo (dot) com

Elenita said...

Thanks for freebie!

My mom really loves all the natural fabrics! I think that it will be gladden for her to get good Vintage Bag! And my sister is mother for her sons therefore I would like to present Green Bag either my mom or my sister!


Sam Breen said...

These are fantastic! I'd love to keep it for myself as I feel I deserve it after yesterday's mother's day with two overtired and cranky kids. However, the guilt would consume me, so I will give it to my mom, who just happens to be the best mom in the world and has spent many mother's days with FOUR overtired and cranky kids!

sjmbreen (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I'm a mom of 2. I think I would have to keep it. Your bags are perfect for library trips!

wobblybobbin said...

They are beautiful! I think I would have to keep it if I won it :) Thank you and Happy Mama's Day! ebthorn(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love my mother =)

Mila Samotkanova


Anonymous said...

I love your fabric bags. I would keep it, until my daughter visits toward the end of June. She always needs a bag to take stuff home in (like treasures her boys found on the beach, or a lunch for the road). When I visit them, I find a need to "borrow" my bag back. The only one we don't share is the one she uses to return library books every week. gbs88(at)yahoo(dot)

Anonymous said...

Aloha! Love the bags! A MOM can always use a tote bag! I would keep it!


Wishing all a nice day!

tracymcc330 said...

I would keep the bag and use it to tote stuff around for my 4 soon to be 5 kiddos.

tracymcc330 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sharon P said...

I love your bags - I would keep it for myself to use as a "Project Bag" for my various crafts! :D

Penny Minding Mom said...

I think I would keep it all for myself!

pennymindingmom (at) hotmail (dot) com

Natty said...

I love vintage and I love totes! I have started making my own but as I found with our Mother's Day, girls only, camp trip over the weekend you can never have too many. Plus super cute vintage ones are great for summer fun!

Depending on the fabric I'd keep for me or give to mom...if I keep it I'll make one for.


Anonymous said...

How wonderful! I can relate, my stash is taking over! I may keep the bag because I'm a mom or I may give it to my mom. I guess it depends if its my colors or hers. Thanks for the giveaway!


Eag11(at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Pam said...

Hello I would keep the vintage at myself I love vintage. Bags maybe I am. Ring selfish. But ... My mom does not use bags but I do all the time! Thanks

Angie said...

Oooo, I make bags too! But I think yours are better than mine. ;) I am a mom so I would keep I make bags for my mom but she forgets to use them. lol

Sonja said...

I LOVE vintage fabrics! I'm a mother of four wonderful children, my youngest will be graduating in two weeks. I'll have a empty nest after 32 years.


kitblu said...

I offered my mother some fabric bags but she said she had enough. I am mom only to furbabies but I copied your pattern and will make some for my volunteer group.

Sherri I said...

I totally know what you mean about cutting into vintage fabric. But I love what you have done. The vintage bags are absolutely great! Thanks for sharing with the lucky winners. I would share with my mother, if I were to win one. Thanks for the chance.


Margaret said...

Love your bags. I'd have to keep mine since my mom is in heaven, too. I may let my daughter use it from time to time. ;-) mcglen8 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I love my mom. she is caring