January 03, 2022

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 10 Giveaway! (Jan. 2,2021)

Welcome to DAY 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration!

For our 10th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we are doing a GIVEAWAY of one $100 Pixie Faire Gift Card to one lucky winner. The gift card can be used towards any item available on the Pixie Faire website. Woot, Woot!

Maybe you'll use your gift card to buy a new pattern to use to practice a new sewing skill! Need some ideas? The Sewing Techniques collection of courses available in Sewing With Cinnamon span from basic beginner level tutorials and projects to more advanced skills designed to challenge you! 

Wondering what types of technique tutorials are included?

  • Hand Sewing mastery
  • Lace Applique
  • Basic Hand Embroidery
  • Smocking for dolls
  • Hemming Techniques
  • Sewing perfect gathers
  • Applying simple closures
  • Sewing button and snaps
  • Creating pleats
  • Creating pintucks
  • Seam finishes
  • Zippers
  • and so much more...

 

    There are so many technique based video tutorials available in Sewing With Cinnamon and the new platform make it so easy to watch at any time from anywhere!

    Have you explored the new site and full set of mobile apps yet?

    Sewing With Cinnamon has just gotten a huge upgrade! We so excited to announce that you can find our app on all streaming services! You heard me right! Roku, AppleTV, Fire TV, IOS apps, Android Apps, and Google Play! 

     

    If you haven't joined yet - go take a look! It's free for the first 7 days! 

    www.SewingWithCinnamon.com

    Explore the content! Try it out! Download an app and see how Easy it is to use! 

    Existing SWC members already have access, just check our email to find the emailed invite to the new platform :)

     

      

    ENTER TO WIN A $100 Pixie Faire Gift Card!

     

     

    To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

    Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the gift card. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Pixie Faire and Sewing With Cinnamon. 

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    Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win the prize! 

     

    Entry method #1, comment on this blog post finishing the following sentence…

    “My biggest sewing challenge is ________.” Tell us why :)

    Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) on Sunday, 1/3/2022.

    The widget will be updated the following day with the first name of the winner. The winner will be contacted at the email provided when entering.

    Additionally, by commenting, you agree to allow us to use your comments for future promotional activities. In other words – we might quote you when we are putting together new testimonial pages. If you’re not okay with that – don’t leave a comment :)

     

    Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

    We hope you enjoy our 12 Days Of Christmas Celebration. We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support and wish you a happy holiday season, and a terrific new year!

    Happy New Year!

    Cinnamon & Pixie Faire Team

     


    100 Comments

    Denise
    Denise

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing knit materials.

    Kerry
    Kerry

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is altering patterns. Often I wish to change a waist, sleeve or dart and make a big mess of things!

    Gayle Petr
    Gayle Petr

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge – finding the correct size of fabric for the patterns I chose to make! I have found the choice fabric only for it to be 2" too short to use and then I need to find a different pattern to make.

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    Biggest sewing challenge is to find the time to complete all the sewing projects I have planned.
    Life keeps getting in the way. Hopefully 2022 will be more organized.

    Suzy
    Suzy

    January 03, 2022

    Same as Frances and William: I get everything ready and then don’t follow through lol

    Kathleen S Rowley
    Kathleen S Rowley

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is fibromyalgia. Having to space task and energy for my project, and not loosing my concentration on the instructions.

    Sandra Caulder
    Sandra Caulder

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is organization. It seems like everything gets “dumped” into my sewing/craft room to the point that I can’t find ANYTHING when I need it. I just don’t have a good system to organize items into sections. HELP!!! I have a cabinet for fabrics that I sorted by color, and a small dresser for larger pieces. I also have a bookcase for my books and card making supplies, but it is never enough space. I’m constantly moving stuff around so I can even work in there. Even my sewing machines get moved to other rooms. UGH!!! I hope I’m not the only one with this problem.

    Pat
    Pat

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge right now finding time for all the projects that I want to do.

    Lois
    Lois

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is using the embroidery machine and attachments.

    Linda Reynolds
    Linda Reynolds

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is following the directions since I’m a beginner.

    Linda M.
    Linda M.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge in sewing is projects that get started with good intentions bur get delayed because orders or life and then I lose interest in finishing that project. Thanks!

    Kimberly Walters
    Kimberly Walters

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is adding detail. It’s either too big or too small!

    Aubrey Daniels
    Aubrey Daniels

    January 03, 2022

    Time and space seems to be my biggest challenge. I want to do so many things, but finding the time to finish them seems to be a problem.

    Christine
    Christine

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with a toddler in the house!

    Michelle jadaa
    Michelle jadaa

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is time…I’m a slow sewer :)

    Ruth
    Ruth

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is hemming sheer and slippery fabrics.

    BrendaK
    BrendaK

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is learning to make doll shoes to go with doll outfit that I make

    Yvonne
    Yvonne

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is lack of time and space.
    I just need to dedicate/set an appointment with myself for a day and time to do what makes me happy and fulfills my need for creativity.

    Frances
    Frances

    January 03, 2022

    The lack of oraginazation of sewing room and contents is a constant challenge!

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is zippers. I have tried and tried and just cannot get a zipper put in.

    S.C.
    S.C.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is knowing how to up-size or downsize a pattern (like if I wanted to use an 18in size doll patterns for a welliewisher.)

    Linda C
    Linda C

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is sewing zippers in doll clothing

    Dottie
    Dottie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is learning to use a serger to work on the small patterns.

    Janice
    Janice

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is time management. Sometimes it takes me a lot longer to do something that I think it should. I am an experienced dressmaker, but I feel like I’m slow after all of these years. ;)

    Sharon1220IN
    Sharon1220IN

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is inertia. I want to sew, but I don’t want to get my machine out, and then put it away at the end of the day. At least I don’t have to put it away before supper, like I used to when the kitchen table was the only table in the house.

    Mendy
    Mendy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is learning my serger and how to alter patterns.

    Patti Z
    Patti Z

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is working with sheer material or any material that slips and slides as you try to cut and/or sew it. Unlike other challenges where I would just work with it and continue to practice until I learn it (practice makes perfect) the sheer/slippery material is a challenge I shy away from. Unfortunately, it prevents me from choosing any pattern that needs to be made with that type of material.

    Sandra
    Sandra

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest problem is lack of time, even days I think are free something always turns up to spoil the day

    Claudette Staab
    Claudette Staab

    January 03, 2022

    Being organized

    Sharon B.
    Sharon B.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to do it!!!!

    Sandy
    Sandy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding enough time to sew.

    shaun
    shaun

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing one project before I move to the next one. So many wonderful ideas and never enough time !

    Martha
    Martha

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is setting in sleeves.

    Rose Ann
    Rose Ann

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is trying to accomplish all the sewing and craft ideas I have in my head and still accomplish all the responsibilities of daily life.

    Elizabeth N
    Elizabeth N

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is taking the time to finish projects. I do not enjoy adding closures such as snaps or Velcro.

    Laura W.
    Laura W.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with stretchy material (like swimming suit material).

    Deirdre
    Deirdre

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is slippery fabrics.

    Marion
    Marion

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenges are SMALL buttonholes for 1/4" buttons and lining up and
    hand-sewing on tiny snaps.

    Barbara
    Barbara

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is just getting started. Once I start a sewing project I’m focused on finishing it. But until I get it started other things I have to do keep jumping in front of it.

    Laura
    Laura

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is using the serger to finish some seams of the outfits.

    Laura
    Laura

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is using the serger to finish some seams of the outfits.

    T
    T

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is that my machine is not a freearm, makes it harder to sew.

    T
    T

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is that my machine is not a freearm, makes it harder to sew.

    Susan Jo Petersen
    Susan Jo Petersen

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is deciding what to make next. There are so many wonderful patterns and fabrics it is very hard to decide what is next.

    Janine
    Janine

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is losing interest if a project starts to drag on and on. Hard to be motivated to finish.

    Carol
    Carol

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is patience. I want it to be done quickly, then I have to rip stuff out or start over. Then I get frustrated. I have to work on being patient.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time.

    Karen Blount
    Karen Blount

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is space.

    Madeleine
    Madeleine

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is gathers on narrow seam allowances!

    Ellen
    Ellen

    January 03, 2022

    I have problems with fraying fabric. I also have some of the same problems as others. Too many ideas, too little time and many interruptions

    Sandra Lyons
    Sandra Lyons

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is getting over the fear of sewing on knits. Give me any other fabric and I’m fine but hand me a remnant of knit and I’m no thanks.

    Rebekah
    Rebekah

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenges are time and the cat. Time to sew and keeping the cat off the cutting board and ironing board. Evain {sissy butt} the most beautiful cat, just loves a warmed up sleeping spot and can freakishly sense a newly cut piece of fabric. Guess I need a true sewing room——— maybe in my next life.

    Linda Cooley Bowman
    Linda Cooley Bowman

    January 03, 2022

    Too many projects I want to do and not enough time to do them would be my greatest sewing challenge…

    Oksana
    Oksana

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is to gather all materials I needed for a garment (buttons, fabric, any matching accessories etc.) And of course, time to start and finish in the same day :)

    Ava Sophia
    Ava Sophia

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is too many ideas and not enough time or skills (yet) to make them!

    Laura
    Laura

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest problem with sewing is finding enought time to sew all of patterns.
    My grandaughters 18" dolls will have an awesome wardrobe when they are old enough!

    Harrison Vitols
    Harrison Vitols

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is zippers and buttonholes! They are something I’ve always struggled with and avoided rather than learning how to apply them. I’d love a chance to learn!

    LM
    LM

    January 03, 2022

    I can do a basic garment, but my biggest challenge is the detailed ones, matching up pieces and ensuring that the finish is good on my sewing.

    Evelyn Plamondon
    Evelyn Plamondon

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is that I have so many ideas for projects and then so many works in progress, and then not enough time to finish everything! I guess my problem is time and attention management :-)

    Phyllis
    Phyllis

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is making up my mind what to sew.. What do I want to work on next?

    Rosemary Kelley
    Rosemary Kelley

    January 03, 2022

    i have trouble getting started

    Rebecca W.
    Rebecca W.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing whatever projects I start! I end up with a bunch of cut and/or half-sewn projects that I forget about for months because I get so busy with kids/work/life.

    Jan
    Jan

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is time management, seems there is never enough time in the day.

    Cynthia W.
    Cynthia W.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is time. Not only do I work full-time, but I direct a handbell choir, play in another handbell choir, and sing in the church choir, so my evenings are busy!

    Janet Vawter
    Janet Vawter

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is altering things to fit. Maybe because I don’t understand the relation ship of what a change is one part of the garment has on the rest of it.

    Sophie T
    Sophie T

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is… getting my craft room clean enough to be able to actually start and finish a project there! This put aside, I’d say that my biggest challenge is working with specialty fabric that is hard to sew because it frays and isn’t very stable under the needle like sheer fabric.

    Kittie
    Kittie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with leathers and faux leathers. They either don’t feed properly or they stick to the foot.

    Carol
    Carol

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is grading seams on doll-sized clothes.

    Mary Jo White
    Mary Jo White

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is creating my own project. The majority of my projects are made with donated material so you work with what you have to create something. When I think of doing something for myself I am overwhelmed when trying to select material.

    PAM
    PAM

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is hem edge finishing on slippery/silky fabrics.

    Kathy
    Kathy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is working with knit fabric. It likes to slide or ball up at the beginning of a seam.

    Crystal
    Crystal

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding doll-sized zippers and such at REASONABLE prices.

    Mary Jo White
    Mary Jo White

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is selecting material for a project. The majority of the projects I do are made from donated material so you work with what you have to create a scrape quilt. When I look at doing my own project and buying material I can’t make a decision on color, pattern or print.

    Elaine
    Elaine

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is being able to create my own patterns for my dolls. This has always been a dream of mine to make my own patterns for any kind of outfit whether it is Renaissance or modern day. It would be a dream come true to be able to do this for myself.

    Ariele
    Ariele

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the best way to finish seams and hemming.

    Julia
    Julia

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing. I get to doubting my skills and get to a tough place and set aside the project.

    Jolynn Shenk
    Jolynn Shenk

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding time! I still work fulltime and when I’m not working I am helping to care for my elderly parents. But I plan to retire in a year and I have plans! Hope that my only challenge then will be what’s the next project!

    Monica B
    Monica B

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is being able to see! I’m getting older and even after cataract surgery I find it difficult the tiny details, especially when making doll clothes!

    Nikki
    Nikki

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is getting the skills to match the visions in my head. I’m currently having problems sewing bridesmaid dresses for Cinderella Barbie’s wedding to Elf on the Shelf. Yeah – the Elf is sticking around past Christmas until we can get the ceremony done

    KATHLEEN
    KATHLEEN

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is keeping track of the tiny pieces cut out to make garments for Barbie or Ken dolls. Invariably, I end up losing one piece before it gets attached to the main garment, and have to re-cut the missing piece.

    Elna Rothenberger
    Elna Rothenberger

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting thin tubes turned right side out without seam splits or troubles.

    time2smile
    time2smile

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is time! If only I didn’t have to eat or keep up my human relationships …

    Bee
    Bee

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is lack of time to sew everything I want to sew.

    Melinda Kemink
    Melinda Kemink

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is to find time to sew all the cute patterns I have been getting from Pixie Faire!

    LAURAINNE
    LAURAINNE

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is to persevere with one project until it is completed. There are so many projects I would like to sew and the temptation to hop from one project to another, and thereby not completing anything, is huge!!!!

    Frances
    Frances

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is the same as William’s! I too pile it on higher and deeper, so I have to clear a lot to get started. A lot of what I have to clear is the supplies (fabrics and threads and fastenings and trimmings galore) and equipment (machine feet and hand-sewing needles, cutting mat and scissors) and patterns already printed and cut out and bagged and labelled! I am ridiculously well prepared – but not, it seems, so prepared to dive in! It’s tragic…

    Susan P.
    Susan P.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding lightweight fabrics with tiny prints. I would love to learn how to do tiny embroidered details on little doll dresses.

    Ali
    Ali

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is hems not lying flat and pieces not exactly matching up to each other, especially in sewing sleeves.

    Zandra
    Zandra

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is keeping small pieces of fabric from getting stuck inside of my sewing machine, especially knit fabrics.

    Bobbie
    Bobbie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to sew all the wonderful patterns I’m collecting.

    Cassandra Duckworth-robb
    Cassandra Duckworth-robb

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is putting in zippers perfectly.

    Vera Zurndorfer
    Vera Zurndorfer

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with knit fabrics.

    Debbie West
    Debbie West

    January 03, 2022

    “My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to sew!!! Life always seems to get in the way of the fun stuff. If I had my way, I would sew several hours every day.

    Barbara W
    Barbara W

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding time to do all the projects I want to do.

    Maureen W.
    Maureen W.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is : 🤭 sewing my WIP’s…organization of sewing room/and making my sewing area more relaxing, so more production !!! Ya think???

    Dawn
    Dawn

    January 03, 2022

    Finishing off doll clothes hems neatly. No matter how hard I try they just don’t look that great.

    cheryl
    cheryl

    January 03, 2022

    It is nice to know I am not the only one. I also have trouble getting started and am often overwhelmed. Especially if it is something I have never done before. I thought I was pretty well versed in my sewing knowledge but when reading your blog and trying the patterns from you ,I find I am in need of more knowledge. I have learned from your lessons and know I will be able to learn much more. Thank you so much!

    Mary
    Mary

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing elastic into stretchy fabric when making say… swimsuits.

    Dianne Mann
    Dianne Mann

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing tiny pieces of stretchy fabric for the doll patterns and keeping them straight.

    Jane
    Jane

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding enough room to store everything and still have room to cut out and sew projects. Hubby says I have too much stuff. Lol. I have a few other challenges. Sewing with knit fabric. My machine wants to eat the fabric. I have downloaded the sewing with knits course but have made the time to watch it. My other challenge is I get bored with a project and then tend to procrastinate. As you can see I am challenged.

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