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Enter to Win a Gorgeous Pair of Collectible Gingher Scissors

'Sarah' Series Designer Gingher Dressmaker's Shears

'Sarah' Series Designer Gingher Dressmaker's Shears

We’re excited to announce our first annual Holiday Giveaway!  You can enter to win this gorgeous pair of 8″ Gingher Designer “Sarah” Series Dressmaker’s Shears in a gift tin with sheath, PLUS a length of pattern paper.  The “Sarah” series has been retired and currently retails for up to $99.99, and the value of these collectibles tend to rise as they become more scarce.  Use them as a special gift for the holiday’s, or keep them as a gift for yourself.  Better yet – USE them to make gifts for other people.

To enter, simply reply to this post with a comment about your favorite fall or holiday project, or submit a link to a favorite fall themed project tutorial.  You can also get a second entry if you post a link on your blog or website to this giveaway page, or add us to your blogroll.  Just email us at to let us know that you qualify for a second entry.

Enter by Saturday, November 28th and we’ll announce the winner on Monday, November 30th.  Good luck and enjoy all of your holiday creating!

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87 Responses to “Enter to Win a Gorgeous Pair of Collectible Gingher Scissors”

  1. Renanda says:

    I am sewing jersy scarves to be given as gifts. I also want to work on a fabric advent calendar.

  2. D. Smith says:

    after looking at all the beautiful fall colors in nature, i get myself ready for xmas knitting. i love knitting toys to give to all the kids i adore .. and they seem to enjoy receiving them a whole lot more than they ever did when i made scarves or sweaters or whatever. i love anticipating the glow in their eyes upon getting a cuddle-toy i have handmade!


  3. Joyce Stevens says:

    I am excited about my new project. I will be attempting to make my first winter coat. I collected the supplies and a lovely heather brown wool fabric. Wish me well. I would love to have the new scissors.

  4. Angela Neil says:

    I would love to make an adorable Fall dress for my daughter I found online. The tutorial looks easy enough to follow and it won in the first round of contests over at So You Think You’re Crafty (

    The darling dress can be found here:

  5. Jane Westling says:

    I love making fall pillows and table runners. You’re site is GREAT!

  6. Camille Pack says:

    I love making Christmas aprons, PJ Pants and pillowcases. I also made a sassy fall tote bag this year. Thank you for sharing your site. I like it!

  7. Lisa Fenwick says:

    My favorite thing right now to make is leaf garlands, just by cutting out shapes of leaves from fabric and sewing them all together onto a length of rickrack or ribbon, and then hanging them over doorways, its very cute, and adding a few acorns onto the garland with super glue really adds a nice touch. there’s no need to finish the edges becuase the fraying really gives it a folk artsy look and its a quick project that only takes me 30 minutes to do!

  8. Debbie says:

    My favorite thing is making clothing for my children and teaching others how to do the same. So far the most useful piece I’ve made is a petticoat for my daugther. We use it under everything. Friends were interested in making it so I made a tute for it @ It’s in the tutorials section.

  9. Jen Stier says:

    I have fabric all picked out to make a fall table runner. I am so excited to create it!

  10. Birgit says:

    I am thinking of painting a MALMA mirror from IKEA — that has been a success in the past. Another favorite holiday project is to crochet necklaces from beads.

    Greetings from Munich,

  11. Kristi says:

    I can’t give you ONE favorite! I love sewing just about everything! I made a really cute door wreath one year! It involved tons of sewing as it had a plush figure on it!

  12. kelli says:

    My current project is a project with the kids — we’re making a garland out of old Holiday cards. Just using different sizes of circle punches to cut the cards and sticking them onto a long piece of string using sticky dots from the office supply store.

  13. Lisa Wilson says:

    My favorite holiday crafting/sewing activity is making wreaths of any kind with the kids! I am learning how to make quilts, I would like to make one for each of my girls for when they are older!

  14. I am teaching a paperpieced tree block this year. We are having a block swap with these trees. Last year we did Christmas cottages! Anything Christmas is wonderful and cheery to sew with.

  15. Chandra says:

    I am finishing up our Christmas stockings!! With 5 kids, it is a lot of work!!!

  16. Jenny says:

    I love making fabric covered button magnets…this year my daughter and I are making a pair for everyone we know!

  17. Jennifer B says:

    My favorite holiday project is to make ornaments for Christmas

  18. Stephanie says:

    My favorite holiday craft is making Christmas stockings. Last year, each family member made a stocking reflective of their favorite craft. Mine was crocheted with a fun holiday fabric lining, my daughters was a funky quilted stocking, my husband sewed a stocking out of soft leather and fur… we’ll be doing this again!

  19. Lisa says:

    I would love to win those fab scissors! As for my favorite fall project – this year it’s got to be this one:

    I mean fabric pumpkins! How cool is that?

  20. Zura says:

    i love sewing special dresses for my girls for the holidays. that way the holiday memories will remain 🙂

  21. Holy crap – those are the most beautiful scissors I have ever seen in my life! Pardon me while my drool gets all over your blog comments, I shall clean it up shortly. 🙂

    For holiday crafting, I love pine cone crafts and felt crafts. Although I always seem to find cuter ideas on the web than I can actually create myself!

  22. Beverley says:

    This year I am hand making most gifts. My main source is old jeans. I make aprons, pot holders, bags and purses. I am making a wallet too.

  23. PeachRainbow says:

    Superb giveaway, thank you!
    my favourite project will be the crochet, table runner i am currently working on!

  24. Michele Bailey says:

    I have been making scarves from sweaters I will no longer wear. It’s been fun trying different pattersn and with different types of sweaters!

  25. Carolina Sarceño says:

    When I was a little girl, I could hardly wait for the fall !!!! Not for the reason you may think, school, but because I love fall colors, the cool crispness in the air, rainny season, and a time to think of the holidays. What more could you ask for. Then the fun came, baking cookies and tamales. It may not sound like they go hand in hand, but they do. As many of my friends were thinking of turkey with all the stuffing, I was thinking: tamales, buñuelos, atole, menudo…and all the great Mexican traditions. Most of my family did counted cross stitch, but I loved to sew and embroider. I cannot say we were dirt poor, but we were definitely not rich or even middle income, but we were rich in family and customs. My mother and her neice, the only ones living in California would get together and my cousins, brothers and I would play games, take walks, and make tamales and menudo first. When all that was cooking, we would make buñuelos. The dough was similar to flour tortillas, but you would stretch them out as big as you could and let them dry on cheese cloth. When they were dry to the touch, you would fry them up and then coat them with sugar and cinamon or with a syrup made with piloncillo and water, a type of hard brown sugar in the shape of a cone. Then we would make a hot cornmeal drink, atole or champurrado, and have that with buñuelos while we waited for the tamales and menudo to get done.

    My cousin and I would get out patterns and cut out clothes to sew. I used to make blouses out of muslin and then hand embroider them. Now, some 40+ years later, I use an embroidery machine and I still sew. I still make tamales, and I love menudo. Though most of my family lives far away now, I still have my memories that I will always cherish. I still love fall, apples, cool weather, and the colors. I am able to be creative again, and now that my children are grown and away from home, I am planning my own sewing business. I have always wanted an embroidery and sewing business, and thanks to the encouragement in this website, I am going to realize my dream.

    I hope many of you have great memories. How I love to hear different customs and the memories everyone has to share.


  26. whitney says:

    oh man, it sure would be nice to have a new pair of scissors to work on these to use for thanksgiving:
    although, i do plan on modifying the design and color scheme slightly to fit in with our other decorations.

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  28. Caren says:

    This is the perfect time for making tissue paper garlands in festive colors and stringing them along the bannisters! Why spend a lot of money at the party stores when you can make them yourself with a little bit of patience? Find easy directions at:

  29. This is a great Giveaway!
    I sew everyday and I would Love, LOVE a pair of these amazing scissors!
    (What sewer wouldn’t) HeHe..
    Anyhow my favorite holiday sewing project would have to be the “Advent Calendar in the hoop embroidery design” you can see it here.

    I will be making several for friends and family .. It is SEW much fun!!

  30. Katie says:

    This year, I have started to learn embroidery. I love adding a personal touch to tea towels, hoodies, napkins, and jackets. I love picking the colors, hooping up the material, and stitching away. This year, I am going to make several calendar tea towels, hand stitched with the recipients last name.

  31. KatieD says:

    Hi everyone! My favorite holiday is not just one, but any day I can make something to give as a gift to someone I care about. I do all sorts of crafts: quilting, hair bows, clothing construction, pet gifts, dolls, doll clothes, stuffed animals, home decor, alterations, restyling resale clothing, and just having a blast doing all this. I’d really enjoy winning a great pair of scissors to use in my gifting pursuits!

  32. CindyC says:

    I’ll be making aprons for my friends and for the church thrift sale. I’ve been collecting fabulous vintage fabrics from Etsy and eBay, as well as new fabrics that made me go weak in the knees from wanting so badly to make something up in them. The sky’s the limit as far as creativity and utility (trim, ruffles, extra pockets, burst of color) and I just love that they always stay in style. I especially like doing themed aprons – cats, bunny rabbits, Paris, chickens and eggs, whatever the recipient’s special love is. I treasure the ones my Mom made for me, and hope that my efforts to contribute to holiday giving and sharing will result in smiles, hug, and special treasures for lots of others as well.

  33. Amber says:

    Oooh! I just love making gifts for Christmas! My favourite one was when I was a teenager, and my mum collected clowns. I made her the most divine stuffed clown, which she still has. I was so proud. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  34. Jane T says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! The best scissors on the market. My favorite thing to do this holiday season is sewing placemats and napkins for my mother for a Christmas present and a fleece hat for my great-granddaughter.

  35. Jean McGuire says:

    Those scissors are wonderful! What a gift that would be! I will be making silk scarves, iipod carriers, and some lounging pajamas for my four granddaughters and my daughter in law. I will also be helping my daughter sew a velour top for her daughter. What could be better than that time together. I am really looking forward to that. Thank you for the opportunity to win those beautiful scissors.

  36. Denny Sande says:

    I am having a sewing marathon – only 76 days until I leave for my honeymoon in Italy for 7 weeks. So much to make, including a flowergirl dress for my 4yo grand daughter to wear at my wedding. Life is so exciting for me and I can’t wait!

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