January 11, 2019

68 Comments

Freebie Friday ›




 

 


Hello 2019! A Look At What's Ahead...

Hi Everyone!

This week we are announcing several exciting changes for 2019 that we think you'll really enjoy!

First, we are changing the Mod Doll Monday contest a bit. Now it's Mix & Match Monday. After giving away a doll each week for the last several years, we are ending that weekly prize and instead featuring the beautiful doll clothes styled in fun and unique ways and a close up look at the designer behind the brand! This week we are featuring the beautiful work of Shari Fuller, be sure to click through to the giveaway to read her story and get to know her more!

Second, we are going to begin a new weekly fashion contest with a fun prize for the lucky winner. The first one will start next week, so be sure to watch for it on the website and Facebook. We'll also include details in a follow-up newsletter. This contest will also have a weekly voting element - so you get to help decide which outfit will win.

Finally, we are mixing things up for our Friday pattern give-away. Moving forward we are going to do a Friday BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free) Deal each week. Similar to the 12 Days promos, the new Friday BOGO offer will be set up for a specified collection each week, for one day only - this Friday the collection will feature a beautiful assortment of fun patterns that we know you'll enjoy! Watch for the announcement in the Friday newsletter and check the site on Friday, the BOGO collection will be highlighted on the main homepage slider.

We are incredibly excited about 2019 and know it's going to be our best year yet! 

Honored to serve,

Cinnamon

68 Comments

Carol
Carol

December 11, 2019

About “Freebie Fridays”… I also loved, and looked forward to the weekly pattern giveaway. But, I also saw the need to support the website and the designers, so I PAID for a pattern at least once a month. Come on people! You certainly can afford 1 pattern a month ($4.99 – that is 16 cents a day!!) You can’t expect this website to keep giving and giving (55 Free patterns a year!?!?) and eventually see that it was just too much. And I am SURE if you contacted Cinnamon and told her about your charity she would certainly give you a discount, if not donate the pattern to your cause. These people are sooooo generous!!
Thanks for all the patterns I got for free! And thanks for the new BOGO!

Pat
Pat

September 27, 2019

What happened to the new weekly fashion contest. I never saw anything about it. I don’t do Facebook, is it there.

Faith Sasai
Faith Sasai

August 21, 2019

Wow. I’m so sad the Freebie Friday is gone. I cannot afford buying all the patterns I love and looked forward to Fridays. Maybe y’all can one day change your minds on this matter. It appears lots of people miss it.

mary maclean
mary maclean

June 07, 2019

thank you for all the patterns especially the free ones.I do a monthly doll display. they really brighten my day. I hope you will someday bring back freebie Friday. thanks again

DM
DM

June 02, 2019

Still haven’t bought anything. Am wishing the green Friday would come back, limited income here.

Ada
Ada

March 08, 2019

I as well will miss freebie friday. Please bring it backk. Sometimes change is not best.

Debra
Debra

February 22, 2019

I’m very sad to see Freebie Fridays discontinued. I had my phone alert me every Friday so I wouldn’t forget. I’ve purchased a few patterns, but as a disabled person on a very limited income, I will rarely be able to participate in the BOGO. Thank you for all of the free patterns offered during my time here. They are very much appreciated.

Inga
Inga

February 03, 2019

Thank you for your years of Freebie Friday’s. I received some great patterns and got to try so many different designers that I may not have otherwise. So addicted to your site! I have taken advantage of the BOGO patterns already…I think I’m addicted to collecting patterns!!! Thank you again.

Laura Smith
Laura Smith

January 27, 2019

One of the few things I looked forward to were the freebie Fridays. As someone pointed out in a previous post here – would you consider a halfprice Friday instead of the BOGO?

GW
GW

January 26, 2019

I’m definitely going to miss freebie Fridays. I’ve really appreciated them and looked forward to them every week.

Rhonda
Rhonda

January 25, 2019

I will miss the Freebie Fridays. I didn’t get one every Friday but loved the ones I got. Perhaps you’d consider a half price Friday. Sometimes there is only one pattern I want. Thanks for your generosity over the years!

Shaneka
Shaneka

January 25, 2019

Thank you for the Freebie Fridays! I will still purchase my patterns here. So much easier than cutting thru all that tissue paper and much cheaper than store bought! Loyal fan here!

Dee
Dee

January 25, 2019

Thank you for years of Freebie Fridays. I completely understand your decision to make this change and count myself very fortunate to have been a part of the Freebie Friday experience for so many years.

Thanks to the designers who’ve been offering up their designs on Freebie Friday. Small businesses are tough; I know this firsthand. You deserve to be paid for the time and work you’ve put in and I will continue to use Pixie Faire as my go-to shop for doll patterns.

Deb
Deb

January 24, 2019

Thank you for all the Freebie Fridays. Looking forward to. BOGO Friday’s.

Theresa McDaniel
Theresa McDaniel

January 23, 2019

Thank you and your team so much for the Friday freebies that were offered. It was so exciting to see what was offered each week. i got a lot of cute patterns and some great ideas. The best part of sewing is the planning and dreaming! Thanks for the BOGO offers and will still watch weekly for patterns and ideas. Since so many are disappointed that Friday freebie has discontinued, maybe a free applique design could be offered weekly for accessorizing? I like simple shapes in different sizes..butterflies, flowers, hearts, holiday designs, etc. Just an idea.

Hazel
Hazel

January 23, 2019

I’m thankful for your generosity over the years. I too always looked forward to Fridays to see what everyone had chosen. Times change and as businesses become larger cut backs sometimes have to be made. I will continue to come to Pixie Faire. I feel strongly talents abound here.

Trich
Trich

January 23, 2019

Thank you so very much for all of the free patterns that were part of your Freebie Friday events. With the first few simple patterns I received free, I was able to alter and add notions to make many items that looked different. I have become better at sewing and my pattern collection contains both free and purchased patterns. I certainly don’t understand why some people are upset that the program has changed and that they will be finding a new site to visit. Your have been more than generous and people commenting unfavorably need to grow up.

wendydiane
wendydiane

January 23, 2019

Sorry to see your freebie Friday gone guess I will have to visit Etsy and Raverley site more often. Truthfully I have always looked forward to seeing what your giveaway was going to be and a lot of times I also purchased patterns from you. I think you may have made a mistake and will lose a lot of your customers.

Carol
Carol

January 22, 2019

I’m sorry to see Freebie Friday end. Thank you for all of the beautiful patterns!

Judy
Judy

January 18, 2019

Am really saddened, by the fact that Freebie Fridays are no more. Was always excited for Friday to arrive.

Judy
Judy

January 18, 2019

So sorry to see Freebie Friday go. I looked forward to seeing them every week. Thank you for all the free patterns.

Tonja
Tonja

January 18, 2019

I, too, am sorry to see the Freebie Friday’s go away. But thank you, so much, for doing that as long as you did. Our family is on a tight budget, and I received more patterns than I could have gotten for my girls otherwise. They’ll be learning to sew with those patterns, mostly using recovered fabrics from outgrown clothes that aren’t suitable for donation but have plenty of good parts left. Win/win!

Gloria
Gloria

January 18, 2019

So sorry to see free pattern Friday go away. I always looked forward to seeing what would be offered to pick from each week. Some weeks I already had a similar pattern or the pattern did not fit my taste, but it was fun. Thanks for all your generosity. Even though I never won a free doll, it was neat to get to vote for one. I hope your BOGO promotion turns out well. Thanks again.

J
J

January 18, 2019

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT FREEBIE FRIDAY!!!!
I’m really gonna’ miss it.

Karina Maltby
Karina Maltby

January 18, 2019

I am sad there won’t be anymore free Friday pattern.☹️

Charmarie
Charmarie

January 18, 2019

I’m so sad to see freebie Friday go. As someone new to pixie faire I was just starting to get a collection of patterns going. I am a single 50 something on a tight budget. Please bring it back. Thank you for the few I did get a chance to get.

Agnes
Agnes

January 17, 2019

I, too, would like to thank you for the many free patterns I’ve collected over the years. I look forward to this new format! I would LOVE it if you offered one designer at a time and mix in coordinating themes sometimes (rotate weeks?) So many times with Freebie Friday it was, “Oh, what a surprise — the (basic-ish) dress for the 18” doll won! What a surprise!" This way you can actually get the one you want and a good deal into the bargain! Thanks so much Cinnamon!

Krista
Krista

January 16, 2019

I must admit I’m a little disappointed that there will be no more free dolls. I’m impressed you were able to give away as many as you did, though! I’m excited to see what new outfits will be offered.
I’m also a little disappointed that there will be no more truely free patterns. I loved that. Pattern makers have to live, too, though!

Jeanne P.
Jeanne P.

January 16, 2019

I would like to thank you very much for the Freebie Fridays. I’ve been very grateful for all the ladies giving us free patterns each Friday. I live on a limited income too but I’m not complaining. I think Bogo Friday is Great, you steel get one free when you buy one. It’s not like they are expensive. They cost so much less and have so much more to choose from. It’s better then buying from a store you pay a lot and not a lot to choose from. Ladies they have been so Generous to us for such a long time. We can’t be greedy. And BOBO FRIDAY they still are being very Generous to us. I just wont to say THANK YOU Cinnamon and you Team for everything.

Sue
Sue

January 16, 2019

Thank you for doing ‘Freebie Friday’ for so long. I appreciate all the free patterns in my pattern stash. I look forward to seeing what types of collections come up on BOGO Fridays. :)

Anika
Anika

January 16, 2019

I’ll miss free by friday. I also looked forward to it and now it’s gone. 😢

Emily H.
Emily H.

January 15, 2019

Thank you so very much for Freebie Fridays, they were a wonderful gift to your customers. I’m rather surprised that it was affordable to continue them for so long. I will miss them but I understand that owning a business is a balance between keeping your customers happy and paying your bills.

Barb
Barb

January 15, 2019

Thanks to Cinnamon and Pixie Faire for their generosity throughout the years. Over the 12 days of Christmas we were offered so much more! Free is always good but Pixie Faire is a business and no business can survive by giving it all away. BOGO is more than generous! We can all get 2 patterns for the price of one! Can’t beat that! Thanks for this new offer Cinnamon. Keep up the great work! Love PIxie Faire!

Feriba
Feriba

January 14, 2019

Love the changes you have made to Pixie Faire !!! As always the Pixie Faire team is great and I appreciate your generosity .:)

Glenna
Glenna

January 12, 2019

I really enjoyed Freebie Fridays. There was excitement waiting to see what was offered. Thank you for all those and for the free patterns you still have on your site.
That said, I am fine with the change. There are plenty of patterns I want on Pixie Faire site to make BOGO seem very generous and I’m looking forward to it (missed yesterday’s due to our snowstorm brouhaha). I think you have brought together some very talented designers and love your site. Thank you.

Donna Cole
Donna Cole

January 12, 2019

I to thank you for all the free patterns and I’m also sad that its no longer happening. It gave me a chance to look at other pattern styles that I normal wont have bought, because of the cost or because of level of the sewing but it push me to try and my sewing skill have improved because of it. So thank you for that, my budget is tight. So I hope I can continue with this new Friday that’s coming.

Barb
Barb

January 12, 2019

I enjoyed all the free patterns you gave us, and understand you need to do something different. my only thing is it would of been nice if you had sent us an email saying you had stopped, because everyone didn’t know if their email got lost or why they didn’t get their Freebie Friday email.I checked you web site and thousands was asking why they didn’t get it. Just saying!!
But do want to thank you for all the Freebis

Susan
Susan

January 12, 2019

Yes, taking away Freebie Friday is just another example of how Liberty Jane/Cinnamon has changed her business over the years. I was there at the start, before the store, before she started charging to be in a “special” group with her (Sewing with Cinnamon?) Charges for everything. I know these designers work hard to create patterns so $9 for a pattern is reasonable I guess, but it is electronic and we have to add on paper and ink. Anyway, from humble beginnings to money making business woman. That’s capitalism for you. Sorry to see freebie friday go. Won’t be visiting as often.

Julia
Julia

January 12, 2019

This is disappointing. Me and my mom look forward to freebie Friday every week. To be honest I think I’m going to unsubscribe from your email list because I don’t want another website that just sends emails about ads and other sales. Disappointed in you Pixie Faire.

Angela
Angela

January 11, 2019

Thank you Cinnamon and all the wonderful Doll Clothes Pattern Designers
for all the free gifts we received on Fridays. It is very nice of you offering the Friday BOGO. Thank you so much for your generosity and all the nice things we have in this sewing community. You have united thousands of people who love sewing for dolls. Thank you so much and have a wonderful and blessing year.

Debbie Peek
Debbie Peek

January 11, 2019

I look forward every week to freebie Friday I will really miss it even traveling on make sure that I logged onto pixie fair.com in order to get my freebie Friday fix thanks for all the freebies

Deanna Maxwell
Deanna Maxwell

January 11, 2019

I am amazed you gave away so many free patterns I have a nice collection . The BOGO is still a great deal..to be honest I downloaded every Friday but have not been sewing so they are in waiting..when I start to sew again I will be looking on fridays again. Your site is fun and very much appreciated.

Hadassah
Hadassah

January 11, 2019

What about a freebie friday every other week? I noticed a ton of people are unhappy with the whole freebie friday ordeal, but if freebie friday is one week and bogo the other, I assume people will be happier about this decision!

Ann B
Ann B

January 11, 2019

Being on a very tight budget I buy when I can but freebie Friday has been the highlight of my week the last 8or9 months since I found your site – Thank you for the excitement and the boost to my sewing options. I look forward to seeing new patterns and obtaining one now and then Happy 2019

renelle
renelle

January 11, 2019

Bonjour à l’équipe de Pixie Faire! Bien que les offres du vendredi ne soient plus, j’applaudis la nouvelle formule BOGO. Le changement apporte du bon et il faut suivre son temps. Merci à l’équipe pour son travail et sa générosité. Au plaisir!

Dottie
Dottie

January 11, 2019

Hi… I just want to thank you, Cinnamon and your employees, and all the wonderful designers that have participated in the Freebie Friday program for all the adorable patterns. That was such a generous offer from all of you. Looking forward to the new programs you are offering. :~)

Linda
Linda

January 11, 2019

Enjoy your site, but very disappointed of no more free patterns on Fridays. This was the day I looked forward to. But now there will be less visits to your site. I did buy now and then but really appreciated the free patterns.

Janice
Janice

January 11, 2019

Expressing disappointment is an indication of our level of appreciation for
Freebie Friday. Those of us who prefer to sew for other than 18” dolls, will have greater access to those patterns. I was sorry to see that Ellowyne wasn’t represented in the collection. The Ivy cloak seems like it fits the criteria. I, for one, will still be here every week.

Martha
Martha

January 11, 2019

Thank you for all the fun we have had. Will miss the surprise of what pattern will greet us on Friday morning ,but I get it all things must change and I will try to participate when I
can. Just a thought maybe just one a month

Cecilia
Cecilia

January 11, 2019

I too will miss the free Friday as I am also on a limited income. The BOGO is a great idea but I will have to limit my picks

Cynthia Ford
Cynthia Ford

January 11, 2019

I love this site and have enjoyed all the many patterns I have gotten here, free and paid for. I also enjoy looking to see what is new, BOGO will help boost my collection!

Christine
Christine

January 11, 2019

I appreciate so much you doing the bogo, for me, this is a better choice. I am not in this for what I can get free, i don’t believe people should be out for what they can get free. The way you are doing this is great, you are rewarding those who are willing to purchase from you anyways. So we are rewarded for that effort. Yes free stuff is fun, however, this way I can actually pick out something I actually want. Not settle. I wish however I could find the bogo, no luck yet trying to figure it out. You guys have been amazing for a very long time, and i appreciate what we have gotten, but I have certain styles and looks I want, and so if the choices fall in these categories for me. Then it’s a win win. THANKYOU for your kindness. So appteciated. !!

Shirley
Shirley

January 11, 2019

This is my 4th year following Pixiefaire and it just keeps getting better each year. Keep up the good work.

francine
francine

January 11, 2019

Merci beaucoup je veux encore vous suivre et merci pour les beau cadeau du vendredi

Grace
Grace

January 11, 2019

I always looked forward to freebie Friday’s just because it excited me to see what cute pattern was next to make. I don’t think it’s looking a gift horse in the mouth to be disappointed that it’s no longer going to happen, but I understand the business side of it. But, just like people make a living off doll pattern making, many also need to watch where they spend, and doll patterns are not at the top of their list. I just hope the BOGO is enticing enough to bring me to Pixie Faire every Friday like Freebie Friday.

Elaine
Elaine

January 11, 2019

I am truly grateful for all you have done for all of us over the years. You have been so kind and extremely generous with the patterns from these wonderful designers. Happy New Year to Everyone on your staff Cinnamon and to all that participate with this Friday assembly. I am excited to see the new change and will welcome new patterns when I can afford them. God Bless Everyone

Vanessa
Vanessa

January 11, 2019

Thank you so much for all the wonderful free patterns that you have generously provided for us all these years. With time, change occurs. Thanks to all the great designers that have also generously provided their designs each freebie Friday. I will miss looking forward each Friday to see what pattern is free but I know it will be just as exciting to see what BOGO is offered. Have a blessed day!

Mary
Mary

January 11, 2019

I am so disappointed at no more freebie Friday. I cannot afford to purchase much. However I loved seeing the patterns on Friday’s. This will mean far fewer visits to your site. I appreciate the patterns from the past, but wish you had kept it up. Hugely unhappy!

Rachel
Rachel

January 11, 2019

So sad to hear the freebie Friday has come to an end. I am older person with no income n cannot afford to buy patterns so it was wonderful to come to the site each Friday and get a beautiful pattern to make something new for my granddaughters. I will sure miss this. But thanks for all you have given us in the past .

Darlene
Darlene

January 11, 2019

Cinnamon and Team, Thank you ladies for all that you do and have done for us all over the past few years. I have enjoyed you BOGO sales over the 12 days of Christmas. I love these patterns and the beautiful details in each and every one. I will be a little disappointed about not getting a free pattern each week but will continue to support your decisions for the BOGO sales. Maybe you could still throw us a bone a free pattern on special occasions.
Thanks you, Darlene

Jessica Sager
Jessica Sager

January 11, 2019

With the blog posts on pattern hacking, the free patterns can tweaked and made new again! Luckily, little kids are usually ok with repetition anyhow, especially with different fabrics, unless you’ve a budding fashionista on your hands with a keen eye for details. I’m sure those who volunteer won’t mind the repetition – it should make it that much easier to pump out clothes!! What a great service.

Amy
Amy

January 11, 2019

While change can be hard, these are great ideas that will support Pixie Faire and the amazing designers here for years to come. This is a wonderful resource, and I will continue to support the Friday BOGO events. Thanks to Cinnamon and the entire team at Pixie Faire for continuing to offer great events.

JOYE STOKES
JOYE STOKES

January 11, 2019

I can’t wait for this to start. I have mad a lot of these patterns and have more to try. I will miss this a lot free offer BOGO is still great.

Thank you so much for all the free items. My granddaughters love them.

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 11, 2019

It’s been a great ride and I have so many wonderful patterns! Going forward with the new BOGO program is a great alternative to cutting out the Freebie Friday entirely, I shall continue to support Pixie Faire!

Stephanie Dodds
Stephanie Dodds

January 11, 2019

Well it’s been a great ride with Freebie Friday, I have so many wonderful patterns, I shall continue with your new program! Going forward with the new BOGO program and not cutting out the freebie Friday entirely is a good compromise. Thank you.

Pam
Pam

January 11, 2019

That makes me sad. I enjoyed the free patterns. I was making the clothes and donating them with a doll for little girls who are underprivileged.
Guess I’ll have to find a new site.

anita milligan
anita milligan

January 11, 2019

ladies don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Its still BOGO and these ladies that put out the free patterns are trying to make a living. There are plenty of free patterns out there. I would like to Thank you all for the free items we do get.

BrendaK
BrendaK

January 11, 2019

How disappointing!!! I sew with a group of wonderful ladies who make doll clothes for little girls who have been sexually abused. We depend on donations and the generosity of our ladies. We used many of your freebie Friday patterns. We will miss your generosity!!1

Leave a comment