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Win a copy of our Sew4Home Bags and Totes Book: Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Today, March 8, 2017 is International Women’s Day. As a women-owned business reaching an audience that is 89% female, we’re celebrating by giving away TWO copies of our new book, Sew4Home Bags and Totes: 10 Easy, Fashionable Projects Anyone Can Sew. If you’d like to learn more about this year’s International Women’s Day, here is a link to their official website where the 2017 hashtag is #beboldforchange. Read on to find out how you can enter to win a brand new Sew4Home book. 

Our first book debuted just this past October, and it’s been so fun to see the positive comments from across the US and even around the world! 

As the title indicates, there are ten cool carryalls included, from clutches and shoulder bags to a pretty yoga mat sling and a vintage kid’s book bag. No paper patterns required!

The book is available now at your favorite in-store or online bookseller, including Amazon. For international orders, publisher Fons & Porter tells us the best places to order from would be,, or the Interweave online store, where it is available as an eBook and a printed book.

Have the book already? Thank you!! If you've made something from it, we'd love to see a picture. Share your success on social media with the hashtag #s4hbagsand totes. 

How to enter to win a copy of Sew4Home Bags and Totes 


To stay up-to-date on all our latest Sew4Home projects, tutorials, events and more, we invite you to sign up for our free eNewsletters (you’ll find the sign-up box at the top right of any page on the site), and/or to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Use the easy Rafflecopter entry box below to enter.

We will draw TWO winners from our social media universe, each of whom will receive a copy of Sew4Home Bags and Totes.

Using Rafflecopter, we will draw our winners at random from everyone who is part of the Sew4Home community as of midnight PT March 30, 2017. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

NOTE: This Giveaway is open to our US visitors as well as our International visitors (and including that 11% guys in our audience; we’re happy you’re here too!). 

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Comments (51)

Il punto croce said:
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Thank you for giving us this beautiful opportunity!!!

MickeeMouse said:
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Your book is exactly what I need. I make bags and would definately use this book to improve my work,  Thank you for offering this.

Momshome1974 said:
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All inspiring!  Would love to try out some new designs

Peggy Schmoll said:
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I have not made bags.  Great idea to get started, thanks.

Jan G. said:
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I make lots of bags!  My two sisters haven't purchased a new bag in years.....they just place their "order"!  Would love to win one of these books....I'm always on the lookout for new patterns!

henrietta13 said:
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I use my own made-up patterns.  How I would love to win a "book of Bags and Totes" from you.  Your directions along with pictures are always so complete and precise.  Thanks for giving me the opportunity to enter the contest and hopefully winning!  That would be such a treat!!

Penny Doyle said:
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 Great gift ideas - women always want a new bag.

SewMuch2Do said:
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I love totes.  All sizes.  Can a girl/person have too many totes?  I think not.

Katie Howe said:
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I love your site, it's my go to for inspiration. I would love to win the book of bags

Dani said:
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Ich würde mich super ! Ich liebe Euern Blog, viele Grüße, Dani

TonieP said:
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bags are a great gift so a book of bags would be even better right!

Bev R said:
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I am always looking for new bags,to make!!! I make alot of my own patterns.So this would be a "GIFT" to me. i could just open a book!!!

RobertaThompson said:
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Oh,I would love to win this!! Making bags is something I really enjoy!!

Linda Cole said:
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  The new book looks like it's loaded w/ wonderful ideas. I would Luv to be the winner. 

Anonymous said:
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The new book looks exciting!!! Sew4Home is a great site!

Lee Mack said:
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Womens International Day - thank you. What a way to celebrate women making another bag, tote and carry all. A women cannot have too many bags can they - one to match each outfit each day and then one more for fun.

Just Wing It said:
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I just bet that book is great!  Your projects are always spot on. 

June Pe said:
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I would love to win this book, as I'm looking for a book with good directions.

I would love ot win this book, as I'm looking for a book with good directions.

June Pe said:
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Looking for good directions to make a bag. Love your ideas.

Primrose Bohne said:
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Love making bags - and other fun things off this website.  I keep recommending it to my friends, Guild members and on variou FB pages.  Would LOVE this book.

lynn zukowski said:
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making totes is my passion. and i always getg great inspiration from sew4home!

cmhallb said:
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I saw a copy of this book at the Sew4Home weekend get-away I attended in October. Really nice book with great projects.

Patty n Texas said:
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  Making my own bags is on my bucket list.  The book looks great.

Linda Sparks said:
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So look forward to your emails and on Monday and Friday. Have used many of your ideas. Love to make bags and this book will be so helpful!!

alphawolf said:
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My daughter is a purse/bag liker.  So far, I have made 3 purses with one to go.  I have never made a lot of stuff like bags where you use stiff interfacing so I muddle through and it all somes out all right.  I think it would be helpful to have these books on hand for reference when I get into a tight spot, but, I also love reading any king of book about sewing or quilting.  I have been sewing for 70 years, but, find I can still find things to learn and newer ways to do things.

Renee Hanneman said:
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I hope I win this book, I love making bags.  They are great for birthday and christmas gifts.  Oh I wish I wish.

Kathleen S said:
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Great book idea.  Thanks for the opportunity to win!

RSHudson said:
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Thanks for the chance!  Looks like an informative book.  marshudson AT comcast DOT net

sazain said:
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Being a beginner bag maker i would love this book. Fingers crossed. 

Sherryl Wynne said:
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Your bag patterns are the best!  How great to have a bunch of them available for access all in one place with this book.

Jinger said:
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What a lovely way to celebrate International Women's Day, thank you!

Sibylle said:
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i wasn't aware of your own brand of books either! Thank you so much for keeping the draw open for overseas addicts of your website - i would love to sew up a new bag for spring soon ☺️

Marjorie Devlin said:
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Great giveway, thanks for the opportunity!

Anne Marie said:
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Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win - love books.

cburroughs said:
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My sewing hobby is the only thing keeping me sane! I would love to own this book!  Everyone at Sew 4 Home is so inspirational.  Thank You!

Susan said:
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I didn't even realize that you had your own books!! Yippie!!

Smarie said:
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This blog is one of my go-to blogs for inspiration. One of my goals is to make a bag and this book could just put my on that path to accomplish my goal!! Thanks for the chance.

sbecker at oaklandcorp dot com

Lynne Tilley said:
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What a great giveaway.  Your blog is the first one I ever found and it got me into the whole quilting and sewing world.  Thanks for giving us such a wonderful resource and reference, and the absolutely wonderful patterns!  I love my Janome machines!

Cecilia G said:
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Your site is my got-to for bags and  home sewing!  I'd love to win!

Tess Rebman said:
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I LOVE your site!  I enjoy seeing your posts on Facebook.  Pinterest is MARVELLOUS!!!  Thanks for your encouragement and exciting projects to enjoy.

Cindy P. said:
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I love your webpage... It is the first thing I open each morning!  I have made two bags (both the Soft Cross Body Bag with Decorative Stitch Strap) from your selections given as Easter Baskets filled with goodies to my adult daughters.  They loved them! Next up is the Embroidered Teardrop Tote: Large Shopper Style (for me!).  I would love, love, love to win your book! Thanks!

Karen Ewert said:
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I have this book on my wishlist; would love a copy. I LOVE the newsletter with all the great projects and the links to where I can find/purchase all the materials!

Marla Huggins said:
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Me and my friend are always looking to make new purse or bag patterns.  This looks like a great book for new ideas.

Tcly said:
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looks like a great book.  Sew4Home has so may porjects I have used .  Keep up the inspiration!

Sarah McKinney said:
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I love to make bags.  Like the idea of your new book.


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