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 aleksandrajones Gift Card to one lucky winner. The gift card can be used towards any item available on the aleksandrajones 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 aleksandrajones 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 aleksandrajones 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 & aleksandrajones Team

     


    100 Comments

    Ernestine
    Ernestine

    January 05, 2022

    Sewing is not a challenge, but shoe making may pose a challenge because I foresee the challenge.

    Susi
    Susi

    January 05, 2022

    My biggest challenge is finding time to sew stuff for myself rather than for others.

    Monya
    Monya

    January 03, 2022

    I don’t really like the look of seams done with a serger, it looks factory made so my biggest challenge is making my seams look polished and professional a different way.

    Deborah
    Deborah

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is taking time to sew, and having my work look neat & finished.

    Debra
    Debra

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is really nothing everything seems to go straight and I don’t have any problems

    Debra
    Debra

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is really nothing everything seems to go straight and I don’t have any problems

    Patricia Peterson
    Patricia Peterson

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is my sewing machine stitch tension.

    Mary Lewis
    Mary Lewis

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is definitely finding time to sew. As far as sewing its with knits causing skipped stitches and trying not to stretch the fabric. Thank you for a chance to win this wonderful gift and the possibility of so many patterns!

    Raphael
    Raphael

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is cutting out the fabric without wasting it. I feel like sometimes my method of cutting out the fabric can be kind of inefficient, and I want to save as much of my pretty fabric as possible!

    Amy
    Amy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge at the moment is finishing up the projects I’ve cut out. There are so many ideas in my head of things to make that i don’t always finish the ones I’ve started!

    Terry
    Terry

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sourcing the most appropriate fabrics and other materials for a project.

    Suzanne Hetland
    Suzanne Hetland

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge are very sheer fabics. How to keep them from fraying. And time!

    Hollea
    Hollea

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is deciding what to make as so many patterns and do l have the right fabric on hand or have the fabric decide it would be cute as such and such but do l have. Pattern where did l see a pattern like that.

    Sue
    Sue

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting smooth seams on certain specialty fabrics.

    Crystal
    Crystal

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is trying to figure out what material, decorations, buttons, accessories, trims, etc snaps. to use

    Crystal
    Crystal

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is trying to figure out what material, decorations, buttons, accessories, trims, etc

    Susan
    Susan

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is how to make a crisp, mitered corner.

    Diane Niedojadlo
    Diane Niedojadlo

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is still sewing with knits and swimwear fabric, oh, and zippers, yep, zippers. I’ve watched the videos but I need more practice. Thanks for providing all the background, I just need more practice.

    Laura
    Laura

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is zippers. And time. Never enough time!

    Mary Cox
    Mary Cox

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the right fabric and trims for the patterns I want to make. We do not have a fabric store in our town and when I drive 30 miles away to a larger city, they have very few fabric supply stores and they are quite expensive.

    Carol
    Carol

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is space. With family members working from home, my space has become more limited than ever. I haven’t had a permanent sewing space in years, and it’s hard to be motivated to get a project out when I don’t have time to use the space when it is available.

    Carol
    Carol

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is gathering and adding sleeves using cotton fabric. At least, it’s easy to fix if you make a mistake.

    Patricia A. Stegall
    Patricia A. Stegall

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sharing my sewing room with my daughter. My projects, patterns, and fabric bits are always disappearing.

    Jessica B.
    Jessica B.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding personal sewing time outside of freelance and commission projects.

    Janet
    Janet

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge most weeks is trying to get more sewing time in.

    Annlee
    Annlee

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is the rolled hem on sheer fabric.

    Laurie
    Laurie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is zippers! It takes me so long to put in a nice zipper!

    Lori
    Lori

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing delicate fabric

    Leslie
    Leslie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting started. I have many patterns, tons of fabric, and not very many items sewn. I don’t know how to get over the hump from planning to doing.

    Marcy Mahle
    Marcy Mahle

    January 03, 2022

    My Biggest sewing challenge are zippers. I truly hate putting them in. I also have trouble with buttonholes.

    Rose
    Rose

    January 03, 2022

    My biggist sewing challenge is rolled hims. They never look as nice as I want them to.

    Peggy
    Peggy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding time and those tiny button holes

    Charlene Teeters
    Charlene Teeters

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the right fabric for certain patterns. I miss the days when fabric stores had a complete variety of fabrics and notions.

    Genesis
    Genesis

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is cutting out the fabric! It can take hours and hours!

    Emily H.
    Emily H.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is organizing my crafting space so I can also sew in it. Right now the space is guest space/storage space for my craft supplies. I need to find a better way to organize my yarn and crochet thread and make enough space to work at my sewing table.

    Monica
    Monica

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is finding fabric that I like for the pattern I want to use that I can afford. The problem with ordering online is that you often have to buy at least a yard of the fabric. If I don’t have another project in mind, I’m reluctant to add to my already prodigious stash. Finding the right trim can also be a challenge (even with an enormous stash!

    Dorothy
    Dorothy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenges are to make time for sewing every day, and to take out time to put lining in the outfits.

    JUDY
    JUDY

    January 03, 2022

    sewing with knits!

    Judy Litalien
    Judy Litalien

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is guiding the fabric making turns while sewing. I have carpal tunnel in my hands so they tire easily.

    Diane
    Diane

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding time to sew and trying to keep my sewing room tidy.

    Martha
    Martha

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing neat zippers.

    ES
    ES

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is staying organized. I tend to have multiple projects going at once, sprawled across the house.

    Meg
    Meg

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is using my time wisely so that I have time to sew… and keeping a tidy sewing space so that I do not make multiple purchases of the same item.

    Angela
    Angela

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is definitely the buttonholes. For many years I have tried to make them with care and patience, but the final result is always buttonholes in bad shape.
    Thanks.

    Beth
    Beth

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is zippers & button holes.

    Mae Lynn Beck
    Mae Lynn Beck

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is sewing tiny buttonholes. I have a good buttonhole maker on my machine but there is no room for error on those small pieces.

    S
    S

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is finding the right sized and color notions i.e. zippers, buckles, to complete projects.

    Sheila
    Sheila

    January 03, 2022

    “My biggest sewing challenge is Finding the time to sew. And then keeping my space clean!

    Pat Wiebe
    Pat Wiebe

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding zippers small and short enough!

    Melissa Travis
    Melissa Travis

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is just finding enough time and space to do projects.

    Barbara Bosse
    Barbara Bosse

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is hemming organza type fabrics

    Debra
    Debra

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is patience! I want everything finished almost at the start – that typically causes my “unsewing” then would be necessary if I took my time.

    Cassandra D
    Cassandra D

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge: finding the time to sew.

    Cindy
    Cindy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing with knits.

    Cassandra C
    Cassandra C

    January 03, 2022

    Space and organization are my biggest challenge.

    Charlene
    Charlene

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is sewing in zippers.

    Violetta
    Violetta

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding and sewing delicate fabrics.

    Sally Carlson
    Sally Carlson

    January 03, 2022

    I love the designs and patterns, but my biggest challenge is finding the time to spend sewing.

    Mandy Bradley
    Mandy Bradley

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is trying to actually make time away from housework and life to sit and sew.

    Catherine Hines
    Catherine Hines

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is keeping my sewing room neat…It only takes a day for the entire floor to be covered in fabric and supplies

    Anne
    Anne

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sewing on a small scale, like for dolls’ clothes, because I am too fussy and want everything to look perfect.

    Emily
    Emily

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is attractively finishing my seams. I can do a few basic finishes, but they aren’t as polished or as professional as I would like. I’m always a little embarrassed at some of my early projects’s seams.

    Judith Martinez
    Judith Martinez

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is organizing my work area so I don’t spend all of my free time looking for my supplies.

    Callie
    Callie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to sew and the cutting of patterns and fabric.

    Jane
    Jane

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding material. We live in an isolated area with no craft store, we do have a fantastic quilting store so cotton, flannel and milky is available. Walmart carries so little now. Thank heaven for family that will shop and ship.

    Rae
    Rae

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is deciding what to work on next. I have many iideas in my head and need to prioritize them.

    Lisa W
    Lisa W

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is…carving out time to sew!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to sew.

    Mary Lou
    Mary Lou

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge lately is doing necklines for 14.5 " dolls.

    Debby
    Debby

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to finish all the projects I have going… I have too many ideas that I want to do but can’t find enough time time do them all…

    Shar
    Shar

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is…both organization and time. I have too many ideas about projects, and too few hours in the day to work on them. Then I het more supplies and the hoard grows.

    Tina
    Tina

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge, is myself. I am working on resetting my mindset, on sewing projects, from I think I can but am not sure, to just go for it and enjoy the process.

    Linda D
    Linda D

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is adjusting patterns to fit different sized (around/shaped) dolls.

    Elaine Laws
    Elaine Laws

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is finding time.

    Carol
    Carol

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is deciding which fabric and finishing trims, decorations or buttons to use for a pattern.

    Jani
    Jani

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is figuring out the instructions on commercial patterns. Now I can understand the instructions since I found aleksandrajones patterns. The instructions are awesome. Thank you.

    Julie
    Julie

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is having all the time I want to sew. Work (which pays the bills) keeps getting in the way. Looking forward to retirement.

    Kristen
    Kristen

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is knits!

    Marjory
    Marjory

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding space for all my fabrics and other supplies.

    Sandra
    Sandra

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is not having enough time to make all the things I want to.

    Joanne
    Joanne

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is making the time to SEW!

    Lori G.
    Lori G.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenges are, sewing zippers, sheer and sequin fabrics.
    And I also would love to find more time to sew some of the Wonderful doll clothes patterns I have!!! So much fabric and patterns, so little time!! 😕

    Carolyn
    Carolyn

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is having to cut out the patterns and then the material. I did upholstery for 28 years and I can’t seem to get back into regular sewing

    Dianne G.
    Dianne G.

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is I can only sew for short periods of time now due to arthritis. It takes so long to complete even the smallest project. I would love to be able to sew for hours and hours like I used to be able to.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing projects! Partly finding the time, but I also get to a certain point and am then itching to start something new.

    Sandy R
    Sandy R

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest challenge is making time to sew.

    Judith
    Judith

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is topstitching in the round, such as on the top of small bags.

    Tamara
    Tamara

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is simply finding enough time to sew without neglecting other things that really should be done.

    Ginny McDonnell
    Ginny McDonnell

    January 03, 2022

    I’d love to improve my technique for making pintucks especially for doll clothing!

    Rene Bolton
    Rene Bolton

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding the time to sew because I am constantly on the go and watching my two granddaughters.

    Dena M
    Dena M

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finding enough time to sew everything I want to make.

    Nancy
    Nancy

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing problem is sewing with specialty fabrics

    Carla Emberton
    Carla Emberton

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is getting a nice flat hem with knits. My biggest challenge related to sewing is making the time to sew all the projects I dream of doing.

    Lori Neilson
    Lori Neilson

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is the same as many others have said – finding the time to sew. A close second is deciding which pattern I should sew next.

    Linda A C
    Linda A C

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is just finding the time to get started.

    Peggy
    Peggy

    January 03, 2022

    y biggest sewing challenge is getting is right the first time. I don’t like tipping!! :)

    Esther Hopland
    Esther Hopland

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is heming delicate fabrics , sometimes they tend to get cut when serging them

    Margaret
    Margaret

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is sometimes just getting started! The inspiration and motivation is there but finding the space, the time and the project can be overwhelming. So, so many ideas and so little time to partake of them all can be frustrating.

    GayF
    GayF

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is probably working with knits

    Becky
    Becky

    January 03, 2022

    My biggest sewing challenge is finishing a project when the pattern instructions get hard to understand.

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