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Freebie Friday (Jan 1, 2016) Help Us Decide

Hi everyone,

Update: The Happy Campers Sleeping Bag won the voting and is free 1-1-16 until modnight pacific time.

On Friday (January 1st, 2016) we'll have one of the following patterns available for free from Kristin Rutten! Be sure to vote, leave a comment, and join us in thanking her for her generosity.

 

More About Kristin Rutten: Kristin is the creator, owner and operator of Matilda Jo Originals, which includes patterns sold under the Matilda’s Closet and AptOne8 labels. Born and raised in Montana, she first learned to sew on her grandmother's antique Singer Featherweight sewing machine by cutting out and stitching a simple nine-square pillow. Other projects soon followed and she has been crafting and sewing ever since. She makes her home in Central Montana with her husband and four children.

  

 

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Here is more information about each pattern:

Happy Campers Sleeping Bags: If your doll is going to host a great slumber party, backyard camp out, or adventure in the woods, a comfy and cute sleeping bag is an accessory you'll want to be sure to have on hand! Your adventurers will indeed be happy campers when you create their favorite type of sleeping bag ... the perfect accessory to the Happy Campers Dome Tent. This PDFpattern includes options for two main types of sleeping bags: a traditional bag and a mummy bag with optional attached stuff sack. Suitable for an intermediate seamstress, the traditional bag features the familiar rectangular shape with curved head area and a side zipper, plus built-in elastic bands for easy storage. Just roll it up, slip the bands over the ends, and you're good to go. Finished size is approximately 19.5x8.5 inches. The mummy bag has a more contoured shape and offers two options for closure - one with Velcro(TM) strips and another with a pair of zippers. Both have the option of an attached stuff sack, which allows you to do just as it suggests... stuff the bag into the sack, cinch up the cord and you're done... just like the real thing! The Velcro(TM) version is appropriate for an intermediate level seamstress, while the zippered version is a bit more advanced because of the complexity of the construction and materials used. Finished size is approximately 20x8 inches.

Happy Campers Portable Padded Chair: Whether sitting on the cold, hard ground next to a campfire in the woods or cheering on your favorite team from the sidelines, you’ll appreciate the extra padding, warmth and convenience of the Happy Campers Portable Padded Chair! Adjust the chair using the Velcro(TM) straps on the side. When you're ready to move, simply fold up the chair and use those same straps to secure it all together for easy carrying. Use it on camping trips or dress it up with your favorite team colors and logo to make a fun stadium seat! Finished chair measures approximately 5x5x5 inches when set up. This beginner-level PDF pattern goes together quickly, so whip up a chair for yourself and another for a friend ... and while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out the other fun outdoors accessories in the Happy Campers line, including the dome tent and traditional and mummy-style sleeping bags. Recommended Fabrics:  rip-stop nylon, canvas duck, cotton, denim.

Hooded Scarf For 18 Inch Dolls: There’s just something about a pair of warm fuzzy mittens that makes a gal want to venture outdoors for some winter fun! Add a matching hooded scarf and your doll will be ready for all kinds of adventures, from festive hayrides and holiday strolls to wild snowball fights and days spent at the local ice rink. This PDF pattern goes together quickly for the confident beginner, with lots of room for customization by mixing and matching different lining fabrics with your chosen fleece. Better yet, the hooded scarf is reversible, so you get two looks in one! Recommended Fabrics:  Fleece.

Felt Cowgirl Hat For 18 Inch Dolls: Bring out your doll's inner cowgirl with a felt hat and neckerchief! The hat's felt construction lends an authentic touch, while the wired brim makes it easy to shape just the look you want. Add a colorful neckerchief to complete the outfit, featuring a basic back button closure for easier dressing. Combined with a denim version of our Inspired By Zooey Dress PDF pattern, also available from Pixie Faire, your doll will be ready to blaze trails and wrangle her way into history, just like the pioneers who came before her! Recommended Fabrics:  hat - felt, fleece; scarf - cotton, seersucker, broadcloth

Take a Look At Each Pattern:

 

 

 

Don't forget - we'd love to hear your opinion - which one of these fun patterns should be free? Leave a comment below and thank Kristin.


100 Comments

Sally
Sally

January 13, 2016

I voted for the sleeping bag. I was so busy with the family on New Years I forgot to download the pattern. Would it be possible to get it now? Thank you so much.

Linda
Linda

January 05, 2016

Love them all but my doggone phone won’t let me access these contests! Sooooo…I missed it! The patterns are always wonderful and much appreciated!

Virginia
Virginia

January 03, 2016

Cowgirl hat and scarf please.

Christine
Christine

January 01, 2016

Thanks for the sleeping bag that won today. There is a new 18" doll tent in my house this Christmas and the sleeping bag pattern will make a great addition for the set!

Dianne
Dianne

January 01, 2016

I intend to be more appreciative of the ppeole in my life and to let them know it, too.

loretta
loretta

January 01, 2016

love the sleeping bag and the hat/scarf set

dawn
dawn

December 31, 2015

love that sleeping bag

Alycia
Alycia

December 31, 2015

Love them all! Would be happy for any of them. Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing.

Grace
Grace

December 31, 2015

I like both the mitts & hooded scarf set and the sleeping bag.

aileen steigerwalt
aileen steigerwalt

December 31, 2015

I love all of the patterns , would be glad for any of them.

Wynelle
Wynelle

December 31, 2015

The Cowboy Hat! I’m just a hat-junkie. That’s an easy choice for me.

Sharon W
Sharon W

December 31, 2015

Thank you Kirsten, I think the hat is adorable!

Fran
Fran

December 31, 2015

Thank you so much Kristin. Your designs are beautiful.

Theresa
Theresa

December 31, 2015

Voting for the sleeping bags.

M J
M J

December 31, 2015

Hard to decide as they are all so cute. I have had a great deal of fun using the great patterns previously shared. My Great Granddaughter was thrilled.

peter
peter

December 31, 2015

The cowgirl hat is the only one I could use.

Noel
Noel

December 31, 2015

Oh, these are all cute patterns. I picked the scarf and mittens, but really, each of these is terrific!
My New Years goal: to make more things from these fabulous patterns and post pics.

Jean L
Jean L

December 31, 2015

I voted for the sleeping bag. Thanks so much

Sharon
Sharon

December 31, 2015

Thank you so much for the free pattern offers. I really enjoy looking forward to them. It really helps to keep me current with your web site. Thank you for all the fun.

lucretia
lucretia

December 31, 2015

i would like to have them all but i love the chair best

Maryann
Maryann

December 31, 2015

Very nice patterns. Thank you for your generous gifts. I’d love to make the sleeping bag.

Barbara Faught
Barbara Faught

December 31, 2015

All of them are great choices, But I voted for the sleeping bag.

Heather Mclaughlin
Heather Mclaughlin

December 31, 2015

I voted for the cowgirl hat. It looks like I could adapt it for Pirate and Steampunk hats as well as. Out of all of them it is the one I would use the most.

Laura M Smith
Laura M Smith

December 31, 2015

So many new things to vote on! I love them all. That chair should have a big O for ohio state on it tho :P.

Vicky
Vicky

December 31, 2015

Kristen, you are one very talented lady! All four of these patterns are exceptional! Thanks for your generosity!

Judy Holland
Judy Holland

December 31, 2015

I chose the slleeping bag pattern because, after all, we are in the throes of winter.

kim
kim

December 31, 2015

i vote for the winter accessories. perfect for those who live in cold climates,
Carol JB
Carol JB

December 31, 2015

I voted for the cowgirl hat. I want to make one of my 18" dolls into Dale Evans (Roy Rogers girlfriend).for those who never watched the show in the 50’s.

Tommi
Tommi

December 31, 2015

I vote for the padded chair. Sleeping bag would be my second choice. :)

Linnie Lou
Linnie Lou

December 31, 2015

Scarf and mittens! Adorable and much needed for our Dollies in this weather! Brrrrr…..

Theresa Acklin
Theresa Acklin

December 31, 2015

Love All the patterns! I voted for the chair because this would make up really cute as a beach chair. I make beach bags and put swimming suits ,beach towels and umbrellas in them the chair would be such a cute addition.

Audrey
Audrey

December 31, 2015

love the hooded scarf and mittens, since scarf is reversible, making two pairs mittens to match the two scarf fabrics, you are giving two gifts in one!

Rae Ann
Rae Ann

December 31, 2015

I am voting for the hooded scarf and mittens- just right for this Colorado weather.

Sandra
Sandra

December 31, 2015

I love the sleeping bag!

Darlene F
Darlene F

December 31, 2015

I love the sleeping bag. The chair also looks great

Shana
Shana

December 31, 2015

Thank you very much for the patterns to choose from! I chose the sleeping bag although the hat and mitts looks like a good pattern to teach my daughter how to sew. Happy New Year!

Diane H.
Diane H.

December 31, 2015

Thanks so much Kristin! I voted for the scarf and mittens…just right for winter.

Judi W
Judi W

December 31, 2015

I voted for the sleeping bag. Thank you Kristen for donating a group of really adorable patterns.

Nancy
Nancy

December 31, 2015

Living in Texas and with the Rodeo coming up in February there is no way I could vote for anything other than the adorable cowboy hat! Many thanks Kristen for your generosity and a Happy New Year to all.

Deb
Deb

December 31, 2015

I voted hooded scarf and mittens. Thank you so much Kristen.

Clara Hughes
Clara Hughes

December 31, 2015

I voted for the Sleeping Bag. Time will fly fast and the girls will need Camping items to enjoy.

Narda Weber
Narda Weber

December 31, 2015

Thank you, Kristen! SUCH cute patterns!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

December 31, 2015

Thank you for the nice choice in designs! Happy & Healthy New Year to all! I voted for the cowgirl hat :o)

paulette
paulette

December 31, 2015

j’aime beaucoup le chapeau cow girl felt hat merci beaucoup pour ces cadeaux et bonne fin d’année amicalemnt

Liz
Liz

December 31, 2015

I voted for the padded chair…I can see it made up in camo for the woods or brights for the beach. Much more compact than the PVC beach chair I found directions for.
Thanks for the free patterns and Happy New Year.

Janet
Janet

December 31, 2015

I voted for the scarf and mittens, but any of the four would be fun to do.

Gloria
Gloria

December 31, 2015

I voted for the mittens and hooded scarf…but it was a difficult decision because they are all so cute. Thank you for whichever pattern wins.

Edie
Edie

December 31, 2015

I vote for the cowgirl hat but all of the patterns are awesome so whatever is chosen will be great!

Diana
Diana

December 31, 2015

These are all so cute I cannot make a decision. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Cecelia
Cecelia

December 31, 2015

Great patterns Kristen, Thank you !!!

JAEDEE
JAEDEE

December 31, 2015

Thank you, Kristin, for sharing your designs with us for Freebie Friday! I’m always amazed (and delighted) by the generosity of designers who bless us with the opportunity to receive one of their designs for free. May you be blessed also!

Julie
Julie

December 31, 2015

thank you for your unique and great patterns :)

Dorothy
Dorothy

December 31, 2015

I love the Padded chair, so cute with the bag to carry it in. Happy New Year

cristina
cristina

December 31, 2015

i vote for the sleeping bag

jan
jan

December 31, 2015

This week is a tough week to choose from. My granddaughter loves to fish & camp out so
this week I am going with the Matilda’s padded chair. Thank you ever so much!

Julie
Julie

December 31, 2015

Love your patterns! Thank you & Happy New Year!

Sol
Sol

December 31, 2015

I love the hat! Thanks Kristin.

Theresa Longwell
Theresa Longwell

December 31, 2015

My 10-yr old granddaughter is sewing for her American Girl doll and she is into horses. I bought her a sewing machine for Christmas in 2014. She already made her doll a cowgirl outfit as well as other outfits without patterns. It would be great for her to make the accessories to go with the outfits that she made.

Dianne
Dianne

December 31, 2015

I absolutely love the hooded scarf and mittens, although the sleep over bag is tempting for first place!

Sylvia
Sylvia

December 31, 2015

My vote goes to the hooded scarf and mitts but they are all very cute. Thankyou

Sylvia
Sylvia

December 31, 2015

My vote goes to the hooded scarf and mitts but they are all very cute. Thankyou

Sylvia
Sylvia

December 31, 2015

My vote goes to the hooded scarf and mitts but they are all very cute. Thankyou

Meg
Meg

December 31, 2015

Love the mittens and hood. My granddaughter’s AG doll will be styling wearing them.

Monya
Monya

December 31, 2015

Now that the weather is finally getting colder I vote for the mittens and scarf! All of the choices are adorable and I would love to have any of them. Thanks so much Kristen, it is much appreciated!!

Susan
Susan

December 31, 2015

Hi! And thank you! My vote go for the Sleeping Bag! Thanks again and a wonderful 2016 for you and your team!!!!!!

Christiane
Christiane

December 30, 2015

je vote pour la chaise de camping. merci

Gwen
Gwen

December 30, 2015

Tough choice when they are all adorable with the doll! But if I had to choose it would be the sleeping bag. Thanks Kristen

Andrea L
Andrea L

December 30, 2015

I love Matilda’s Closet furniture designs! I voted for the sleeping bags because it just looks like a lot of fun to play with. I enjoy making them for my two granddaughters but found I like playing with the dolls too! Lol. Guess that means I’m not that old after all.

marian t
marian t

December 30, 2015

I like all of them but the cowboy hat is probably my favorite.

Sue
Sue

December 30, 2015

thank you and how to choose…well winter is coming …but the cowgirl hat is so cute…

bev
bev

December 30, 2015

Dear Kristin- How can we ever thank you for your generous heart. I voted on the sleeping bag/camping pattern, but it was difficult to choose; all the choices are adorable.

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

December 30, 2015

I voted for the chair—but would love to own and make any of the patterns. Thanks for offering such a wonderful selection.

Jess
Jess

December 30, 2015

all of those are adorable – tough choice this week. Thanks for offering up one as a free-bee

Christine
Christine

December 30, 2015

Realy hard to decide this week.The hooded scarf and mitts would be the most versitile, but the sleeping bag-adorable! Just not sure which to vote for, I better think a bit on it. Thanks Kristin, this is a good problem to have!

alla
alla

December 30, 2015

All the projects are really cute. Voted for the cowboy’s hat, it seems to me the most difficult to disign on your own, besides I’m waiting for a pair of cowboy boots, so I definately need a hat.

Connie J
Connie J

December 30, 2015

All the patterns were so cute! It was hard to choose.

Julie Barlocher
Julie Barlocher

December 30, 2015

WOW, a lot of great choices this week – very generous of the designer! I’ve voted for the hat and mittens this time. I think my grand daughter will like it in several colours to go with her collection of dolly coats.

Barb S
Barb S

December 30, 2015

Thank you for all the wonderful choices this week. I voted for the chair. But they’re all great!!

Linda in Texas
Linda in Texas

December 30, 2015

Goodness there are a LOT of Linda’s on here! And yes, I have made all of the camping gear including the tent. It’s a wonderful piece and the granddolls have been enjoying it since last Christmas…..along with all of the additional camping equipment. Big thank you to Kirsten for the wonderful patterns! Please do the sleeping bags again for all those who don’t have them yet!

Sandra
Sandra

December 30, 2015

Love your patterns! Thanks so much for sharing!

Judy Sucher
Judy Sucher

December 30, 2015

I’m kind of new at this, voted a few times…love the site thank you…I think they’re all cute and I have a hard time choosing anything when there is more than two choices, but since I have to choose I guess I’d have to go with the Cowgirl Hat…love to make it, its so cute…thanks again…

rose
rose

December 30, 2015

THank you for your generosity. Since we just got 13.5 inches of snow, I vote for the mittens and scarf.

margie
margie

December 30, 2015

what cute patterns , but winter time for a little girl in the Midwest would love the hat scarf and mittens for her dolls that I sew for. thanks so much for the freebie Fridays . Hopefully I get to try make each pattern I have.

Becky
Becky

December 30, 2015

Thank you for this week’s choices. We camp with our granddaughter (motor home!) and I think she would like the sleeping bag for her doll.

Brenda
Brenda

December 30, 2015

Scarf and mittens please! Thank you so much for the freebie Friday’s!

Connie
Connie

December 30, 2015

Voted for the sleeping bag!

Donna
Donna

December 30, 2015

Thank you Kristen for the great choices!! My vote is for the cowboy hat!

Diana D
Diana D

December 30, 2015

I voted for the scarf and mittens. Thank you. I’m looking forward to seeing which one wins.

Chloe
Chloe

December 30, 2015

Thanks! These things are all cute, but I voted for the hodded scarf nd mittens! So cute!:)
Chloe

Mary M
Mary M

December 30, 2015

I love all of Kristen’s patterns and the great fit as well as clear instructions. My vote would be for the sleeping bag even though the others are super cute. Happy New Year everyone!

Roxy
Roxy

December 30, 2015

Can’t go wrong with any of these patterns. Thanks for all the free pattetns you’ve provided us with. I’m voting for the sleeping bag.

genoveva jensen
genoveva jensen

December 30, 2015

Thank you for your generosity, I have purchased some of your patterns and found them great to work with. Thank you again.

Sue
Sue

December 30, 2015

My vote is the sleeping bag. Fun stuff!

lindak
lindak

December 30, 2015

Hooded scarf and mittons!!

Nancy
Nancy

December 30, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sue V
Sue V

December 30, 2015

Oh these are all so cute. I voted for the cowgirl hat so my doll will be ready for Rodeo Week this summer. But I love the mummy bag! I had one when I was a kid and we went camping in the mountains on horseback. I will have to buy it if it isn’t chosen as the freebie. Thank you for all your adorable designs, Kristen.

Deb
Deb

December 30, 2015

Absolutely love your patterns! Thank you so much for your generosity. The choice is very difficult, any of them would be great, but I think I’ll vote for the fleece hooded scarf & mittens…baby it’s cold outside!

Donna S
Donna S

December 30, 2015

Thank you so much Kristen for offering one of your adorable patterns for Freebie Friday. I want them all so it was hard to make a decision! I decided on the sleeping bag to go with the tent I’ll be making soon.

Flora
Flora

December 30, 2015

Thank you Kirsten for your generosity. My vote is for the cowboy hat but will be happy with any of the patterns.

Earlene
Earlene

December 30, 2015

Thank you soo much for sharing you talent with all of us who follow pixie faire. I love all of your designs but I picked sleeping bag. I appreciate you giving on freebie friday

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