Fabric.com is having a fabulous sale through August 30th where you can get an additional 20% off all fabrics in the $5 and under section when you use promo code UNDER810. There are some beautiful quilting fabrics, cottons, home decor fabrics and much more for you to choose from.
The annual Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest is kicking off in high gear! There are ten pieces required to enter so the contestants will be stitching up an entire wardrobe, including four bottoms, five tops and one topper. The topper can be anything with the basic function of covering your tops, such as a cardigan, a jacket or even a poncho.
All of the tops must coordinate with all of the bottoms, and the topper must go with any outfit combination. A minimum of one print fabric must be used, and a dress can be substituted for either a top or a bottom, but it must also go with all of the other pieces.
Contestants must include a wardrobe review and a review of each individual pattern used to create the wardrobe, and all cutting and sewing must be done between September 1, 2009 and November 30, 2009. Contest winners will receive a $175 Fabric.com gift certificate for 1st place and a $125 Fabric.com gift certificate for 2nd place.
Visit the official wardrobe contest discussion page for the official rules, more information or to ask the contest manager a question. If you haven’t already, be sure to bookmark the Pattern Review website while you’re there so you can checkout what other sewers liked or didn’t like about any patterns that you’re considering making.
Fabric.com is celebrating its ten year anniversary with their “Sew” Much Fun sweepstakes. Simply click the banner below and enter to win over $4,500 in prizes including the grand prize seven day trip to Italy which includes seven nights lodging, continental breakfasts and either lunch or dinner each day, airfare to Milan, Italy, ground transportation for group activities, wine tasting, entrance to all museums, attractions and workshops.
Second prize is a Dell Inspiron laptop and third prize is a $500 Fabric.com shopping spree. The sweepstakes ends May 31, 2009 and there is no purchase necessary to enter. Let’s all join in wishing Fabric.com a happy anniversary and help them party like its 1999!
Amazon isn’t just about books anymore – you can buy almost anything at Amazon.com these days, including patterns and some sewing tools. Pretty soon you’ll be able to buy custom cut fabric there too! Amazon announced this week that it has acquired Fabric.comfor an undisclosed amount.
Launched in 1999 by Stephen Friedman, Fabric.comhas developed a significant customer base of sewers and crafters, and today offers a comprehensive line of fabrics in all three major fabric categories, including apparel, quilting and home décor.
The move could be a win-win situation for everyone with Amazon gaining an established and loyal audience of sewing enthusiasts, while Fabric.comusers benefit from Amazon’s outstanding checkout system and excellent fulfillment services.