Friday, July 17, 2015

The Great Pattern Hack Challenge and Giveaway!

**Calling all makers**
Stop what you're doing and check out the
 GREAT PATTERN HACK CHALLENGE!
You have the chance to win 
+ loads of fabric 
+ amazing sewing patterns 
+ Your own feature on MMF's blog 
+ a brand new 
JANOME SEWING MACHINE!
 

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I bet you thought that the Great Pattern Hack was ending today. Well, it turns out, it's just beginning! We are having way too much fun to stop now... We want to keep the great pattern hacking momentum going but now it's up to you!

 It's YOUR turn to hack a pattern!
When we say hack, we mean that you will slightly (or not so slightly) alter a sewing pattern to make it your own! Tweak a little here and a little there and make it all yours! Maybe you make a sleeved garment sleeveless, or you make a blouse into a dress, or you add pockets to a tote bag- the possibilities are endless! 

Wondering what we mean? Do you need some inspiration? Check out what Jess, Kait, Jane, Melissa, Rachael, Tamara, Betsy, Laura, Kristin, Celina, Sanae, Erin and Delia all did for their pattern hacks. 

Here's how to enter:
1. If you'd like to join the Great Pattern Hack Challenge, grab some Michael Miller fabric and show us your skills!

2. Hack a pattern (any pattern) and share your best photographs on Facebook and/or Instagram with a short description of your hack and the name of the pattern that you hacked. Tag your photos so that we can find you-
#MichaelMillerFabrics #GPHChallenge @michaelmillerfabrics @ahappystitch

3. Email a photograph of your hack to socialmedia@michaelmillerfabrics.com with the subject line: Great Pattern Hack Challenge. If you have a blog, website, Instagram account or a Facebook business page, please send us links.

4. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 25th, 2015, 3pm EST.
  
*You don't have a Facebook page or an Instagram account? No problem- you can email your photos and a description of your hack to socialmedia@michaelmillerfabrics.com

Our panel of judges will vote on the following-
1. Craftmanship
2. Originality
3. Over-all aesthetic

The panel of judges
Kathy Miller, creative director, co-founder & president of MMF
Denise Wild, sewing expert, magazine editor and author
The Janome team
The Michael Miller team
  

Winners will be announced on Friday, August 28th, 2015, 3pm EST

Grand Prize:
10 amazing sewing patterns
15 yards of MMF fabric: winner's choice*
Your own feature on Making It Fun!
A Janome DC2015 Sewing Machine!!
Total value of the prize $1,000!

Runner Up:
6 sewing patterns
10 yards of MMF fabric: winner's choice*
Total value of the prize $180!

 Honorable Mention:
5 yards of MMF fabric: winner's choice*
Total value of the prize $60!

*subject to availability

The Great Pattern Hack Challenge is brought to you by Michael Miller Fabrics, Janome and our lovely sponsors...
A special thanks goes out to my friend and co-host of the Great Pattern Hack, Melissa, of a happy stitch. We couldn't have pulled this off without her!! Stay tuned for what we have in store next :)


This challenge is open to participants in the US and Canada only.
Questions? Concerns? Please email socialmedia@michaelmillerfabrics.com

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Great Pattern Hack :: Delia Creates!!

Look at this adorable head of curls!... and the Sunki Dress that Delia hacked :)
For the Great Pattern Hack, Delia shows us how to swap a zipper for a button closure... she featured the awesome Sunki pattern from Figgy's and she used Michael Miller's Indigo Collection with coordinating Cotton Couture.


 (Such a cutie-pie!!)

For more details about Delia's button hack and for more gorgeous photos, please visit Delia Creates
...and how about this next photo... love those little shoes :)
Thanks so much to Delia for wrapping up the blog hop portion of the Great Pattern Hack!

Stay tuned tomorrow for GPH CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!! WOO HOOO!

Monday 6/29- Kick off with Jessica Abbott: Me Sew Crazy
 Tuesday 6/30- Kait Witte: Making it Fun
Wednesday 7/1- FLASH GIVEAWAY!!
Thursday 7/2- Jane Kohlenstein: Buzzmills 
Friday 7/3- Melissa Quaal: A Happy Stitch 
Monday 7/6- Rachael Gander: Imagine Gnats 
Tuesday 7/7- Tamara Serrao: Kaya Joy 
Wednesday 7/8- Betsy Blodgett: Indygo Junction 
Thursday 7/9- Laura Titchener: Craftstorming 
Friday 7/10- Kristin Timm: Skirt as Top 
Saturday 7/11- Celina Bailey: Petit a Petit and Family
Monday 7/13- Celina Bailey: Petit a Petit and Family 
Tuesday 7/14- Sanae Ishida: Sanae Ishida 
Wednesday 7/15- Erin Sundet: Sewbon 
Thursday 7/16- Delia Randall: Delia Creates 
Friday 7/17-GPH CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!

Do YOU want to get involved?
If you'd like to join the Great Pattern Hack, grab some Michael Miller fabric and show us your skills! Hack a pattern (any pattern) and share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to tag your photos so we can find you- @michaelmillerfabrics and @ahappystitch and use the hashtags- #GreatPatternHack #MichaelMillerFabrics #AHappyStitch 
There will be lots of fabric and pattern giveaways throughout the hop so stay tuned!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Great Pattern Hack :: Erin of Sewbon!

Do you need a new, fashionable laptop bag/tote bag? I know I do!
Check out Erin's hack of the amazing Senna Tote from LBG Studio and Willow & Co...
 She featured the Indigo Collection and Cotton Couture. The bag looks just like a Senna Tote from the outside but the inside has been transformed! Erin added a padded laptop sleeve.
For more photos and the laptop sleeve instructions,visit Erin's website, Sewbon!

 I thought that the base of the bag was leather... but, it's a product called Kraft-Tex. Check it out, it's very cool!

Thanks so much to Erin for participating in the Great Pattern Hack...we love the laptop Senna Tote!

Stay tuned tomorrow for Delia Randall of Delia Creates 

Monday 6/29- Kick off with Jessica Abbott: Me Sew Crazy
 Tuesday 6/30- Kait Witte: Making it Fun
Wednesday 7/1- FLASH GIVEAWAY!!
Thursday 7/2- Jane Kohlenstein: Buzzmills 
Friday 7/3- Melissa Quaal: A Happy Stitch 
Monday 7/6- Rachael Gander: Imagine Gnats 
Tuesday 7/7- Tamara Serrao: Kaya Joy 
Wednesday 7/8- Betsy Blodgett: Indygo Junction 
Thursday 7/9- Laura Titchener: Craftstorming 
Friday 7/10- Kristin Timm: Skirt as Top 
Saturday 7/11- Celina Bailey: Petit a Petit and Family
Monday 7/13- Celina Bailey: Petit a Petit and Family 
Tuesday 7/14- Sanae Ishida: Sanae Ishida 
Wednesday 7/15- Erin Sundet: Sewbon 
Thursday 7/16- Delia Randall: Delia Creates 
Friday 7/17- wrap up! Surprise give-away!!

Do YOU want to get involved?
If you'd like to join the Great Pattern Hack, grab some Michael Miller fabric and show us your skills! Hack a pattern (any pattern) and share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to tag your photos so we can find you- @michaelmillerfabrics and @ahappystitch and use the hashtags- #GreatPatternHack #MichaelMillerFabrics #AHappyStitch 
There will be lots of fabric and pattern giveaways throughout the hop so stay tuned!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Great Pattern Hack :: Sanae Ishida!

Yes! Two hacks from Sanae Ishida for the Great Pattern Hack! She turned the Southport Dress (by True Bias) into a romper AND a top...

 I think it's time to take the romper plunge- I'm so inspired by this look! Sanae featured the Indigo Collection Bias Weave. It looks so fresh and perfect for a day at the park :)

For her second hack, she turned the Southport Dress into a strappy top...
Featured above is Cotton Couture in Midnite. Cotton Couture is soft and drapable which you can see in the photo. It's great for garments!
For more details about Sanae's hack and for lots of photos, visit her blog.

Thanks so much to Sanae
for two incredible hacks and stay tuned for an announcement on Friday :)


Next up on the Great Pattern Hack blog hop, Erin Sundet of Sewbon!

Monday 6/29- Kick off with Jessica Abbott: Me Sew Crazy
 Tuesday 6/30- Kait Witte: Making it Fun
Wednesday 7/1- FLASH GIVEAWAY!!
Thursday 7/2- Jane Kohlenstein: Buzzmills 
Friday 7/3- Melissa Quaal: A Happy Stitch 
Monday 7/6- Rachael Gander: Imagine Gnats 
Tuesday 7/7- Tamara Serrao: Kaya Joy 
Wednesday 7/8- Betsy Blodgett: Indygo Junction 
Thursday 7/9- Laura Titchener: Craftstorming 
Friday 7/10- Kristin Timm: Skirt as Top 
Saturday 7/11- Celina Bailey: Petit a Petit and Family
Monday 7/13- Celina Bailey: Petit a Petit and Family 
Tuesday 7/14- Sanae Ishida: Sanae Ishida 
Wednesday 7/15- Erin Sundet: Sewbon 
Thursday 7/16- Delia Randall: Delia Creates 
Friday 7/17- wrap up! Surprise give-away!!

Do YOU want to get involved?
If you'd like to join the Great Pattern Hack, grab some Michael Miller fabric and show us your skills! Hack a pattern (any pattern) and share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to tag your photos so we can find you- @michaelmillerfabrics and @ahappystitch and use the hashtags- #GreatPatternHack #MichaelMillerFabrics #AHappyStitch 
There will be lots of fabric and pattern giveaways throughout the hop so stay tuned!
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