December 25, 2021

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 1 Giveaway! (Dec. 25, 2021)

Hi Everyone! We’re super excited to announce the 11th annual aleksandrajones 12 Days of Christmas celebration! Our event will run on thetraditional days – December 25th through January 5th with an additional day 13 post on January 6th to wrap it all up…

So here is what we will do, on each day from December 25th through January 5th we are going to reveal a special One Day Giveaway for One Lucky Winner! These will be short-term prizes, designed for just 1 day each. So, be sure to set your alarm, bookmark our blog, and remember to check back each day. The giveaway will begin and end at midnight pacific time each day. Don’t miss out!

Today is DAY 1!

For our 1st Day Of Christmas giveaway, we are doing a GIVEAWAY of one Lifetime Membership to Sewing With Cinnamon & Friends to one lucky winner! (Value $96/yr. Forever - Priceless!)

But wait there's more!

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! 

Here's a look at the web version:

 

And the "Browse" (on web) or "Explore" (on the apps) view:

The big news is that we are offering this new SWC+ experience to all current Sewing With Cinnamon members. That means if you are currently a member, you'll be given access to this new platform at no additional charge and still receive all the benefits of your existing SWC membership!

Get An Extra Benefit If You Sign-Up Before January 1st: If you're not a member yet, or were a member in the past but have canceled, you should consider joining before January 1st. Why? After January 1st, we will be running all signups through the new platform (not through aleksandrajones). This new experience is amazing and will include the pattern and course guide each month, no coupons needed for that any more. So, if you sign up through aleksandrajones before January 1st, you'll be grandfathered in and receive a monthly coupon code for a free pattern of your choice in addition to the one that is included with the topic as it releases - Wow! Double bonus! Sign Up Today!

P.S. Current SWC members are eligible for this Lifetime Membership prize too! If you win, you will not be charged moving forward :)

  

ENTER TO WIN A Lifetime membership to Sewing With Cinnamon & Friends!!

 

 

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 Lifetime SWC Membership. 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 aleksandrajones and Sewing With Cinnamon. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

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 favorite thing about sewing is …”

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) on Saturday, 12/25/2021.

The widget will be updated the following day with the first name of the winner. The winner will be contacted at the emial 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!

Merry Christmas!

Cinnamon & aleksandrajones Team

 


100 Comments

Linda
Linda

December 31, 2021

My favorite part of sewing is envisioning a project and then being able to create the end result.

Lois
Lois

December 28, 2021

My favourite thing about sewing is creating clothes for my granddaughterss dolls that will last through many hours of playing.

Carmelina Johnson
Carmelina Johnson

December 27, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is coming up with creative ways that I can embellish an outfit that I designed.

Michelle
Michelle

December 27, 2021

Lobbying creative. Now my grandchildren are old enough dolls, I can start making doll clothes

Deb
Deb

December 27, 2021

I would love to learn more on heavier coat materials.

Linda
Linda

December 26, 2021

Can not wait for my granddaughter to see what we can make,

Nancy
Nancy

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the magical ability it gives me to turn an ordinary piece of fabric into something spectacular.

Lori
Lori

December 26, 2021

I love the whole process!

Carla
Carla

December 26, 2021

Congratulations Susan!!

Kathy
Kathy

December 26, 2021

I love to make clothes that actually fit my grandkids.

Linda higgins
Linda higgins

December 26, 2021

Sewing is part of life!

Esther Hopland
Esther Hopland

December 26, 2021

I love the18" dresses. I am ready to sew them and will post pictures later.

Jodi
Jodi

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is how the process takes me away from the day to day routine & seeing the end results is most gratifying.

Jodi
Jodi

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is how the process takes me away from the day to day routine & seeing the end results is most gratifying.

Jo
Jo

December 26, 2021

I love to create something special.

Diane Sugimoto
Diane Sugimoto

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that it is an opportunity for self expression

S.C.
S.C.

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that you are able to take fabric that may look bland or plain or uninviting on its own and transform it into something beautiful. There is a creative and redemptive quality about sewing, which makes it so enjoyable and satisfying— perhaps because the qualities GOD has given us (creativity, thoughtfulness, making something new) are tapped into when you sew!

S.C.
S.C.

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that you are able to take fabric that may look bland or plain or uninviting on its own and transform it into something beautiful. There is a creative and redemptive quality about sewing, which makes it so enjoyable and satisfying— perhaps because the qualities GOD has given us (creativity, thoughtfulness, making something new) are tapped into when you sew!

Carma
Carma

December 26, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is it is relaxing & I love my creations when completed

Jennifer H
Jennifer H

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is… too many, but the relaxing and meditative aspects of it, the creative outlet, and the joy of giving something handmade.

Twila
Twila

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is creating something for a child who might otherwise be able to afford what I can make them. :)

Fran Renton
Fran Renton

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that it is very relaxing while working on a project and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment as I see finished steps toward the end result.

Lynn Wilson
Lynn Wilson

December 25, 2021

Love making doll clothes for my only granddaughter. Making them for charity as well.

Linda
Linda

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is creating something three dimensional from a flat piece of cloth. I am currently teaching my six year old granddaughter to sew and making clothes for her doll is perfect. She wants to learn to knit next. 😍

Sheila Wagner
Sheila Wagner

December 25, 2021

I like the chance to be creative and then to see it come alive.

Judy Pierzina
Judy Pierzina

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is being creative with all of the beautiful fabrics.

April French
April French

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is making things with love for friends and family.

Debra
Debra

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the fabric and textures that are available for making beautiful clothing, or projects.

Rennie
Rennie

December 25, 2021

My favourite thing about sewing is upcycling old clothes into garments for dolls. My sewing room is my happy place and I can spend hours in there.

Peggy
Peggy

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the creative process of having an idea and making it happen

Raphael
Raphael

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is being able to make things out of beautiful fabric! I love choosing the colors and the fabric pattern for a project, and it’s always the best feeling when the finished product is just as beautiful as what’s in your head.

Rachel
Rachel

December 25, 2021

I like being able to create something one of a kind.

Sandy
Sandy

December 25, 2021

I had a wonderful step grandmother who had a daughter that lived in Minneapolis and worked at the Bemis Bag Company. Every few months she would send my grandmother a package filled with misc. odds and ends of the flour sack fabric. If you were any relation to my grandmother (2nd cousin, 4 times removed) you always knew that when you got married, she would send you a beautiful quilt made from these scraps. Her favorite was the “double wedding ring.” I loved watching her quilt and finally one Christmas I received a children’s sewing machine that included a hand crank. It was love at first sight. Soon, I too was cutting squares of fabric and making a “dolly” quilt. Now, many years later I’m still sewing, but now make dresses for my “dollys.”

Crystal
Crystal

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing thing about sewing is that there are so many beautiful things you can create but the joy you get from giving, working with and helping others is priceless.

Barb
Barb

December 25, 2021

I find it amazing that people can take fabric, thread, and even the same pattern and create something unique! The possibilities are endless!

Renee
Renee

December 25, 2021

I love learning and practicing new techniques that pattern makers add to their instructions. I also love seeing the project come to life and adding creative elements.

Mary
Mary

December 25, 2021

“My favorite thing about sewing is that it is so relaxing.”

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

December 25, 2021

My favorite part of sewing is the ability to make something really unique.

Dawn McDowell
Dawn McDowell

December 25, 2021

I love the structure of sewing. That lets me feel safe in adding my own creativity within th e structure

Andie
Andie

December 25, 2021

My favourite thing about sewing is like most art… creating something new… something that didn’t exist before… Like paint on a canvas, or sculpting something from clay… when you sew, even if you follow a pattern, the choices you make, the fabric and colours you choose, the little accessories you add… make it new and original and something that comes from the heart.

Rebecca
Rebecca

December 25, 2021

My favourite thing about sewing is the endless possibilities of what you can make with a little of this and little of that.

Maffitt Bonnie
Maffitt Bonnie

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the creativity component of pairing pattern to fabric! Love making doll clothes for the kids in my life!

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is creating wonderful clothing for my many different dolls and making fun cloth dolls.

Jeannette
Jeannette

December 25, 2021

I find sewing relaxing and a great escape from the stress of work.

Jen ryan
Jen ryan

December 25, 2021

Making unique things

Shauna
Shauna

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is being able to express my creativity and challenge myself in new ways.

DEBORAH
DEBORAH

December 25, 2021

Sewing is wonderful. I LOVE making all sorts of beautiful things.

Leticia
Leticia

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the creative process and the satisfaction in the completed project.

Shauna
Shauna

December 25, 2021

I love to challenge myself and make things that make other people smile. It’s wonderful to be able to express my creativity…that’s probably my favorite part.

Pam
Pam

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is creativity.

Susan
Susan

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that I am always learning something new. Although I have been sewing for over 50 years, I am still learning new sewing tips and techniques as well as learning new things about my sewing machine.

Jane MacKay
Jane MacKay

December 25, 2021

Is seeing my granddaughters smiling faces when we sew together and make something new for their dolls.

Monica M Bauer
Monica M Bauer

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the ability to express my creativity through the use of a variety of fabrics, trims, etc. to create something unique.

Judy
Judy

December 25, 2021

I love to make unique items for my 3 granddaughters.

Judy
Judy

December 25, 2021

I love to make unique items for my 3 granddaughters.

Kerry
Kerry

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that I can be imaginative and create the things I envision. It’s just such an inspiring and satisfying feeling to have the means to give life to your thoughts and ideas!

Jacquie Corrigan
Jacquie Corrigan

December 25, 2021

My favourite thing about sewing is the feeling of accomplishment when I have created something.

Melissa Travis
Melissa Travis

December 25, 2021

being able to make things that can’t be found other places.

Patti
Patti

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the satisfaction from creating.

Savannah
Savannah

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is having the ability to create whatever I want and not being limited by what is available on the market. It’s incredibly empowering!

Deb
Deb

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the creative people who help make the art of swing so special – friends, teachers, family members (like my grandma) and shop owners and employees. (They are an inspiration to me and they’ve taught me almost everything I know. Thank you!)

Shirley
Shirley

December 25, 2021

I love to sew. I love making things for my grand children. I really like making doll clothes. Through the year I make things for Samaritans Purse Christmas Boxes. it gives me a sense of satisfaction when a project is completed.

Deb
Deb

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the creative people who help make the art of swing so special – friends, teachers, family members (like my grandma) and shop owners and employees. (They are an inspiration to me and they’ve taught me almost everything I know. Thank you!)

Savannah
Savannah

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is having the ability to create whatever I want and not being limited by what is available on the market. It’s incredibly empowering!

Angela
Angela

December 25, 2021

Hello,
My favorite thing about sewing is putting my hands and my sewing machine in action after I visualize a garment for a doll in my mind.
Thanks.
Merry Christmas to all!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the endless possibilities of things you can make.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the endless possibilities of things you can make.

Savannah
Savannah

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is having the ability to create whatever I want and not being limited by what is available in stores.

Donna
Donna

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is being able to make something that will be special to friends or family.

Amberlee
Amberlee

December 25, 2021

I like being able to make things myself out of fabrics and styles I choose rather than what might be popular or readily available. I like the ability to make unique pieces.

Helen
Helen

December 25, 2021

My favourite thing about sewing is the pleasure I get from creating something that I can wear, use, enjoy or give to someone else.

Teresa
Teresa

December 25, 2021

I love to sew, but the children are all grown with no grand babies yet, & I really don’t need an extensive wardrobe. My girls & boy (dolls) won’t leave me & love getting new clothes. Together we are happy!

Michelle
Michelle

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is making things that make people smile. I love that my therapy creates something tangible.

Mary Colgan
Mary Colgan

December 25, 2021

“My favorite thing about sewing is …” the satisfaction it gives me and feeds my creative soul. I learn from each project I sew – and motivates me to try something new all the time.

Lemara Morgan
Lemara Morgan

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is making beautiful things for my granddaughter and seeing her face light up.

MaryAnn
MaryAnn

December 25, 2021

Sewing is like breathing to me. I guess it is as essential to my existence as oxygen. Starting sewing at age 10 and haven’t stopped.

Marichu
Marichu

December 25, 2021

I love to create and sew what I imagine!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is choosing a pattern, fabrics & trims to sew a fun new doll outfit, especially now with the Ruby Red Fashion Friends dolls.

Annlee
Annlee

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing Is sewing with different fabric designing the outfit with different fabric. Also the color and designs in the fabric put to gather to make an outfit and seeing it finish.

Susan
Susan

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that it is such a useful skill.

Melinda
Melinda

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the finished product of the thing I was sewing. It’s the satisfaction that I could accomplish something I have never made before. Thanks to aleksandrajones and the patterns that I have purchased from them that I can make something so cute with their patterns that are so easy to follow. Thanks aleksandrajones!!

Jennifer R
Jennifer R

December 25, 2021

I hope I win!

Lavern Golden
Lavern Golden

December 25, 2021

My favorite part of sewing is the creativity you have to create something that is appreciated by the person that you create for. My children and grandchildren and extended family love it when I sew. Whether it is clothing, toys, quilts, household items and more. I love the tranquility I receive from the creative process.

Debbie
Debbie

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing are the endless possibilities to personalize it, especially when the project is being made as a special gift. The pattern is the “canvas” to launch the project.

Jodie
Jodie

December 25, 2021

Sewing. Not seeing lol

Dawn Sloterbeek
Dawn Sloterbeek

December 25, 2021

making things useful again.

Jodie Ranzenberger
Jodie Ranzenberger

December 25, 2021

The satisfaction that you completed something the very first time seeing

Brenda
Brenda

December 25, 2021

I love to create doll clothes for my granddaughter to play with and watching her eyes light up every time I bring her new ones.

Bette
Bette

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is having something to show for my time and it gives me a sense of calmness. My sewing is all about giving to family, friends & charities!

Susie
Susie

December 25, 2021

Is creating something beautiful!! I love working with fabric and being creative…..I have always had a passion for putting things together .
When I was really small, I would make purses out of paper and tape…now I love my sewing machine and fabric!!!

Susan
Susan

December 25, 2021

I like to create one of a kind outfits for my dolls. A great part of my doll collecting hobby!

Karen Hawkins
Karen Hawkins

December 25, 2021

I like the opportunity to learn new things and the creativity that comes as we learn.

Audrey
Audrey

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is designing new quilt patterns to sew. I love watching birds all year long at a feeder only a few feet from the window where my sewing machine is located.

Janet
Janet

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is creating something special and unique for others to enjoy. It is a way that I can show love in a tangible way. Creating through sewing is healing for me.

Shirley
Shirley

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is the ability to get into my project. Results are relaxing and creative.

Ali
Ali

December 25, 2021

This has been a very difficult year, with horrible family stuff I can’t control. Sewing gives me a creative outlet…I think about how I could do this or that, and then I get to create a tangible thing. And if something isn’t right, I cam change it.

Kimberly
Kimberly

December 25, 2021

Happy Holidays! Sewing is part of my me time! I guess you can say I’m a beginner, but its so so wonderful to see each new project improve! The creation is amazing! Different prints can the same pattern a new vibe! I love sewing because its exciting and my journey only started.

Bonny
Bonny

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is Making clothes, blankets and doll clothes for my three grandchildren, plus gifts for friends.

Ambrosia
Ambrosia

December 25, 2021

My favorite thing about sewing is that it still feels like magic. I start out with some fabric, some thread, and some pattern pieces, and end up with something beautiful.

Pat Reape
Pat Reape

December 25, 2021

I love making the doll clothes for my granddaughters

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