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

    Rachel
    Rachel

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is keeping my lines straight and even.

    June
    June

    January 03, 2022

    I don’t have a serger and have difficulty sewing sheer fabrics connecting gathered skirts to the tops of a dress—especially the ones that have a lot of sizing on them

    I don’t have a serger and have a lot of difficulty sewing sheer fabrics , especially the ones with a lot of sizing on them

    Mary Brock
    Mary Brock

    January 03, 2022

    Buttonholes, they’re too much so basically I just avoid them!

    Piroska
    Piroska

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is using slippery fabrics.

    Sandy
    Sandy

    January 03, 2022

    Buttonholes! I love the look, especially with historic dresses. Unfortunately, my buttonhole make is impossible to use. Multi-steps, many pages, useless photos and no U-tube site to watch. It truly was an afterthought. The 2 things I would insist upon in a new machine would be “retaining a tension” and “making buttonholes.” Is there another why to make button holes with a machine?

    Christine Brown
    Christine Brown

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with knits, and zippers. Hoping to do a couple courses this year sewing with cinnamon.

    Ann M
    Ann M

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is my own disorganization. I can barely get into my sewing/junk room, and I can never find the fabric I am looking for (stashed all over the house/storage locker). Sigh.

    Donna kuhn
    Donna kuhn

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is often finding the right fabric for doll clothes especially!

    Anita
    Anita

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is to strive for perfection and that isn’t going to happen since life isn’t perfect. We are our own worst enemy and need to be happy that a project was finished and looks great. Others that don’t sew can’t find the flaws that bother us sewers and are happy with the results.

    Tracy
    Tracy

    January 03, 2022

    I my biggest challenge for sewing doll clothes is getting small notions. Also getting the right fabric.

    Christina
    Christina

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge right now is floaty sheers like chiffon. I can sew them, but it’s always a challenge, and it’s not enjoyable, so I tend to avoid them like the plague. Give me knits, give me faux fur, I just don’t want anything to do with chiffon.

    Diane Sugimoto
    Diane Sugimoto

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing off seams since I no longer have a Serger.

    Monique
    Monique

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is cleaning off my cutting table so I can use it for its intended purpose!

    Jocelyne
    Jocelyne

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge(s) is time and space.
    I still work full time for a not-for-profit and I am very involved with my younger grandchildren. As for space, I live in a small 2 bedroom home. I use one of the bedrooms as my sewing/storage room, but I often cut all my material out on my kitchen island.

    T.A.D.
    T.A.D.

    January 03, 2022

    Finding time to sew

    Donna
    Donna

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is everything about buttonholes

    Deb B
    Deb B

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is thin knits.

    bn100
    bn100

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is no time

    Chris
    Chris

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is to decide which sewing/embroidery/quilting project to work on as there are so many techniques available on my machines.

    Bonny
    Bonny

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing on stretchy fabrics. I have trouble with the bottom layer of fabric stretching and leaving my pieces uneven. It is also hard to find a place to sew where my 3 grandchildren, all 4 y.o. and under, can’t get into things, like needles, pins, scissors, etc.

    Sharon
    Sharon

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing problem is which American Girl project to make next. So many I want to do and not enough time to do them.

    Vicki J.
    Vicki J.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing knits. Often my machine skips stitches while trying to sew on knits. I never feel that I know exactly what I should be doing with knits.

    Elin M.
    Elin M.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is Spandex! or any knit that stretches two ways. At the moment I avoid that kind of fabric!

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    My huge challenge is limiting my purchase of new and interesting fabrics though I already have enough to last till I am 238; my husband is currently doing a curbside pick-up at Joanns and I have 2 loaded carts just waiting for me to click on the PURCHASE NOW button online. Having been the manager of a So-Fro Fabrics store (1980-1994), I also find it difficult to gauge the appropriate size of the motifs seeing a photo of fabrics online.

    Renee B.
    Renee B.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting my sewing area organized so I can find what I already know I have bought. I keep trying to make it better and I am determined to get it really organized this year so I can be more productive and finish projects.

    Kathleen Anderson
    Kathleen Anderson

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting time to work on all the projects I want to work on. Sewing is therapeutic for me and I need to make a plan and stick to it!

    Kathleen Anderson
    Kathleen Anderson

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting time to work on all the projects I want to work on. Sewing is therapeutic for me and I need to make a plan and stick to it!

    Anne C-E
    Anne C-E

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge these days is keeping my hands steady while cutting and sewing. Parkinson’s is no fun.

    Laura
    Laura

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to start a project.

    Marion
    Marion

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is Getting Organized
    Marion

    Trudy
    Trudy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is adjusting the tension on my sewing machine.

    Teresa
    Teresa

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is making fabric choices.

    Sharon
    Sharon

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is choosing what I want to make first!

    Marie Williams
    Marie Williams

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is just getting started. There are so many things to do throughout the day that just finding the time to set down in front of my sewing machine is a challenge.

    Sharon
    Sharon

    January 03, 2022

    finding time to sew

    Heather
    Heather

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing tiny barbie doll clothes, especially knits, with their tiny seams.

    Denise Darby
    Denise Darby

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge was invisible zippers. Now I can sew them. Now to get me back in the mood to sew.

    Patti
    Patti

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is tailoring a jacket.

    Dorothy
    Dorothy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is deciding what to make – so many ideas and so much fabric!

    Debe
    Debe

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest problem is time & getting my sewing room cleaned up as my grandkids love to sew & we go from one project to another & it’s hard to keep up to the organization!

    Milica
    Milica

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing edges and making gathers. I usually look for patterns and fabrics that don’t need it or don’t have it.

    Nancy Curitti
    Nancy Curitti

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest problem is getting started. I need to be more organized.

    Margaret Miller
    Margaret Miller

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is time. I also have trouble with the top stitching..

    Jennifer
    Jennifer

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is usually starting something. Once I cut out my idea, I have a hard time putting the project down until it is completed. But that initial fear that the idea won’t work… !!

    Mary
    Mary

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is finding to time to sew

    Mary Jo C
    Mary Jo C

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest problem is making the time to start a project. I always feel like there will be too many interruptions so I don’t begin most of the time.

    Debbie Hall
    Debbie Hall

    January 03, 2022

    Time….then finding supplies online and hoping I have the right size…lastly storage for the little bits.

    Cheryl
    Cheryl

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing zippers. I have just watched your class and am ready to spend the next week practicing what I’ve learnt.

    Marjorie Brown
    Marjorie Brown

    January 03, 2022

    My challenge is sleeves on 18” doll dresses

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    I am very intimated by button holes. I always have shyed away from them so I probably need more practice. I just joined SWC so I’m hoping to get some tips. Very excited about what I will learn this year.

    Margaret
    Margaret

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is not starting too many projects at a time. Finish what I have started..

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    I am very intimated by button holes. I always have shyed away from them so I probably need more practice. I just joined SWC so I’m hoping to get some tips. Very excited about what I will learn this year.

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    I am very intimated by button holes. I always have shyed away from them so I probably need more practice. I just joined SWC so I’m hoping to get some tips. Very excited about what I will learn this year.

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    I am very intimated by button holes. I always have shyed away from them so I probably need more practice. I just joined SWC so I’m hoping to get some tips. Very excited about what I will learn this year.

    Sue
    Sue

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is collars. It is difficult for me to get the curves, points and/or topstitching to be perfect!

    Audrey
    Audrey

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is buttonholes.

    Shari
    Shari

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time with watching 6 of my 8 grandkids and staying organized.

    Diana
    Diana

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting the energy to sew. I have a chronic illness that prevents me from being able to do a lot of things I want to do. The biggest challenge specifically related to sewing is sewing through bulky fabrics with many layers. The needle just doesn’t want to go through and doesn’t like keeping the fabric laying flat.

    Karen
    Karen

    January 03, 2022

    Which needle to use for which fabric weight and type.

    Lynne Thompson
    Lynne Thompson

    January 03, 2022

    “My biggest sewing challenge is remembering that I have a lot of fabric at home and deciding to purchase more anyway. I think I have enough fabric to sew for 25 years!!!

    Marichu
    Marichu

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is I hate cutting out the pattern! Actually, it’s cutting into my fabric hoard!

    Rita C
    Rita C

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is specialty fabrics.

    Rose
    Rose

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is having one area for all the supplies that I need.
    Guess what my New Year’s resolution is!
    Thank you for all the freebies and tutorials!

    Melody Sharp
    Melody Sharp

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to create what’s in my head

    ROXANNE
    ROXANNE

    January 03, 2022

    Cleaning up the mess that I make.

    Connie
    Connie

    January 03, 2022

    Finding time to do projects plus learn my new machine

    Doris
    Doris

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing obstacle is organization, or lack thereof

    Margaret
    Margaret

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with sheer fabrics, controlling slipping and hemming.

    Wendy
    Wendy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is figuring out how much tulle fabric to cut when using a ruffler foot for ballet tutus for dolls.

    Sherrie P
    Sherrie P

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to sew.

    sherry g.
    sherry g.

    January 03, 2022

    my biggest sewing challenge is finding the supplies that I need locally. We don’t have a lot of options here in my area, so I often have to purchase things online, which ends up costing a lot to get it shipped here.

    Cindy
    Cindy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the space and time to sew!

    Karen L
    Karen L

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing for 12” and smaller dolls. I’m not knowledgeable about sewing by hand and machine sewing for these size dolls is very challenging!

    Paula
    Paula

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is using my serger. I need to learn how to adjust the tension & to use my serger more effectively.

    Vicki Ruth Lafferty
    Vicki Ruth Lafferty

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is deciding WHAT to start first.

    Alice Reddick
    Alice Reddick

    January 03, 2022

    Thanks for the tutorials to help us with our projects.

    Christine
    Christine

    January 03, 2022

    I tend to avoid sheer or slippery fabrics are they are very difficult to sew with. Multiple layers can also be a challenge but workable.

    Ashley
    Ashley

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sustaining motivation! I have a lot of projects I want to do but since I’m a beginner, even the easy steps take a while. And once I have to take care of something else or go to bed, restarting is rough.

    Alice Reddick
    Alice Reddick

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is making time to sew.

    Toni
    Toni

    January 03, 2022

    Don’t laugh! Although I try hard to clean up before I leave my sewing/craft room at the end of the day… My biggest problem is that when I walk in to start a project I always find something that I NEED to organize/reorganize! Its not that I actually have OCD, its just that I HAVE to have things organized to be able to work efficiently. I constantly seem to have a new idea of how to make that happen. Maybe someday every little thing will have its perfect place!

    Linda G
    Linda G

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is getting motivated to start sewing again.

    Libby
    Libby

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is using fabric before I buy more lol!! There’s so much possibility in fabric but not enough time to make all I want to out of it.

    Janice
    Janice

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is sewing knits and sheer fabrics.

    Leila
    Leila

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is keeping an organized workspace, it would be so nice to have a designated area that doesn’t have to be put away all the time.

    Ingrind  Nagibe
    Ingrind Nagibe

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing chanllenge is finishing what I start.

    Loretta
    Loretta

    January 03, 2022

    my biggest sewing challenge is finding space to sew

    Pam H
    Pam H

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is stretchy fabrics and narrow hemming. I just cannot get it right, the more time I put in the worse it looks.

    William
    William

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is finding the space to work – I am a pile it higher and deeper kind of guy, so I have to clean a lot to get started.

    Kari L. Bjorklund
    Kari L. Bjorklund

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is Keeping my small space organized enough to be able to keep creating more and more!

    Linda
    Linda

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is working with material to make a bathing suit and making it look nice _______

    Judy Wright
    Judy Wright

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is lack of confidence and wanting perfection.

    Kim
    Kim

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing on zippers. Even using tricks I end up sewing crooked and it doesn’t look need. I’ve only managed to get a zipper looking good once, but never managed to do it again.

    Mary
    Mary

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing stretch fabrics.

    Barbara
    Barbara

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to do as much as I’d like to do!

    Carol
    Carol

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is making sure I make the correct sizes for my grandchildren who live out of state and I can’t measure them every time I want to make them something. They grow too fast!

    Barbara
    Barbara

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sheer fabrics. they shift while sewing_______.

    THERESA
    THERESA

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is making the time to do what I love! I have many 18 inch doll items cut out, just need to get the time!

    Sharon
    Sharon

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding time to sew.

    Grandma Freckles
    Grandma Freckles

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge beside finding enough time to sew, is delicate fabrics that fray easily.

    Linda Linzey
    Linda Linzey

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting a project started and then finish it once I finally get started. I have a lot of supplies so sometimes it’s hard to get focused on one idea. Then I see another pattern and then I say, " Oh, I want to make that." until I get overwhelmed.

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