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Share a Sewn Gift Project Winners Announced

I have loved having an inbox full of wonderful gift projects over the last few weeks.  There were so so many “winning” projects entered in our competition! If your favourite project wasn’t chosen to be published, never fear lots of the entrants have let me know they’ll either be publishing their projects as patterns you can purchase or as free tutes on their or our blog over the coming weeks!  I’ll be sure to let you know when they come out!

Winners of the Sewn Gift Project Competion

These are the winning projects which will be published in Issue 17 of One Thimble – due out 10th November!

Winner of the People’s Choice Category – Bracelet – by Sarah
Winner of the Scrap Buster Category – Teacher’s gift duo – by Kellie
Winner of the Something Special Category – Bunny Purse – by Kira
Winner of the Quick Sew Category – Fruit Bags – by Megan
Overall Winner – Lotus Pincushion – by Katy


We had a whopping 859 votes in the People’s Choice Award!!!

To Thank-you for your help choosing the winners we’re having a little sale!

Thankyou sale flyer

Use the code PeoplePower to take 30% off One Thimble e-zine’s through till 8am AEST 1st October!

If you’ve been thinking about trying One Thimble now’s a great time to pick an issue (or two) to see what you’ve been missing!

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People’s Choice Award – 2017 Share a Project Competition

It’s been such a blast seeing the wonderful entries in our 2017 Share a Project Competition arrive in my inbox.  Now the fun bit … choosing which projects will win the prizes, and be featured in One Thimble Issue 17!!!

Winners in the Quick-sew, Something Special & Scrap Buster Categories and the Overall Winner will be chosen by a judging panel and will be notified via email on the 25th September BUT you can help choose the People’s Choice Winner by voting for your favourite project below.

For more details about each project check out the album on our Facebook Page -> HERE

You’ve got until 8pm AEST 23rd September to place your vote.

Want a recap of the competition guidelines & prizes?  Check out this blogpost -> HERE

 

 

 

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2017 Share a Project Competition

Do you lay awake at night, dreaming up sewing projects?  Are you keen to see your sewn project published in One Thimble? Would you like to win a share of $ and prizes?

If you answered yes, Yes, YES! Then you’re going to LOVE our, ‘Share a Project’ Competition!

Three years ago we ran a “Share a Fat Quarter Project Competition” and I’ve been bursting to run a similar competition.  It was so inspirational to see your projects and to help our winners digitize their pattern pieces and prepare their tutorials for publication in One Thimble Issue 5 !

Share a sewn project competition shareable

The theme for this years, ‘Share a Project’ Competition is, “Gifts to Sew”.

How to Enter

1. Design & sew an original project.
2. Send a photograph of your finished project and a brief description of your project (including the category you’d like to enter it in Scrap Buster, Quick Sew or Something Special – ask me if you’re not sure what is the best category for your project) to hello@onethimble.com.au before 18th September 2017.  Entries close 18th September 2017 8pm AEST.
3. Entries will be added to an album on the One Thimble Facebook page.
4. Winners will be advised by email to the email address their entry came through from on the 25th September 2017.

Categories and Prizes

OVERALL WINNER:
The Overall Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).  It can be for any sort of sewn project that someone could sew as a gift.

The prizes for the Overall Winner are:
* $100 or mystery sewing pack valued at $100
* 4 Issue subscription to One Thimble (value $85)
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

SCRAP BUSTER GIFT CATEGORY WINNER:
The Scrap Buster Category Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).  It can be for any sort of sewn gift HOWEVER it must not use more than one fat quarter of fabric.

You may use small pieces of fabric that together make up one fat quarter of fabric.  You may use whatever buttons, zips, ribbon, lace and other trims and haberdashery you require but no more than one fat quarter of fabric.  If your project has a lining or uses an applique this must come out of your one fat quarter of fabric.

The prizes for the Scrap Buster Category Winner are:
* $50 or mystery sewing pack valued at $50
* $50 One Thimble Gift Voucher
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

QUICK SEW GIFT CATEGORY WINNER:
The Quick Sew Gift Category Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).
It can be for any sort of sewn gift HOWEVER it must not take longer than 30 minutes for someone to sew.

The prizes for the Quick Sew Category Winner are:
* $50 or mystery sewing pack valued at $50
* $50 One Thimble Gift Voucher
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

SOMETHING SPECIAL CATEGORY WINNER:
The Something Special Category Winner will be chosen by a panel of judges.  The criteria will be originality and reproducibility of the project (ie could someone else make it following a tutorial).  It can be for any sort of sewn project that doesn’t fit into Scrap Buster or Quick Sew Gift Categories.

The prizes for the Something Special Category Winner are:
* $50 or mystery sewing pack valued at $50
* $50 One Thimble Gift Voucher
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

PEOPLES CHOICE WINNER:
The Peoples Choice Winner will be chosen via a poll on the One Thimble website.  The poll will be open 19th-23rd September 2017.  All items entered will be eligible for the People’s Choice award.

The prizes for the People’s Choice Winner are:
* $100 or mystery sewing pack valued at $100
* 2 Issue subscription to One Thimble (value $45)
* Your project published in Issue 17 of One Thimble Sewing E-zine (+contributors compensation).

Conditions of Entry

1. Your project must be your own work for a SEWN project.  You can’t use a tutorial/pattern/pin from someone else to make your entry.
2. By entering you agree that the picture of your project may be shared as part of the promotion for the competition (feel free to watermark your entry).
3. By entering you agree that if your entry is a winning entry, you will provide a tutorial for making your project, to be published in One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine, by 16th October 2017.  We can help you with putting together your tutorial/digitizing any pattern pieces.
4. If your entry is a winning entry that will be published in One Thimble you won’t be able to sell/give away the tutorial for making your project till after 2nd February 2018.
5. If your entry is a winning entry and is published in One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine you will receive additional contributors compensation of $50AUD plus a digital copy of Issue 17 and an Issue 17 mini mag as payment in addition to your prize.
6. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be for a new project.
7.  Your project must be for something that could be given as a gift.
8.  Winning entrants will be notified via email to the email address their entry came through from on the 25th September.  Winning entrants must reply within 72 hours in order to accept their prize or new winners will be chosen.
9. Cash prizes & contributors compensation will be paid in Australian dollars via PayPal.
10. Entry is open to Australian and International participants.
11.  The judges decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

 

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Pattern Directory One Thimble Issue 1-16

Do you love OT but struggle to remember which issue had which pattern? Does the idea of neatly organised PDF’s make you smile?  Do you need to click through a zillion folders to remember where you saved the PDF you *need* for a birthday outfit?  If you’ve answered YES to these questions then you’re going to love this reminder of one of our most popular blog posts … updated!

Find your PDF sewing patterns easily

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Free Shell Bikini Top Pattern

Today we’re super lucky to have Melinda from PrimaBelle Creations sharing her free shell bikini top pattern!  If you’re looking for a simple to sew top, to complete your Mermaid costume then this is the “how to” for you!

Free Mermaid Shell Bikini Top Pattern


When I showed my 3 year old the Makana Mermaid Skirt (pattern by Tadah Patterns from One Thimble Issue 16) I made her, she insisted she needed a shell bikini top just like a mermaid princess! So I decided to draft a simple Shell Bikini Top to fuel her imagination!

You will need:
● The Shell Pattern Piece
● 36″ piece of Ribbon or Lace
● Fat Quarter of Fabric
● Low Loft Batting (sew in or iron on)
● Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Iron

Seam allowance is 1/4″

Download Melinda’s full tutorial -> PrimaBelle Creations Shell Bikini Tutorial

Download just the pattern piece -> Shell Bikini Template – PrimaBelle Creations


Let’s begin…

1. Print off your pattern piece. Cut out the shell.

2. Cut the shell pieces from your fabric (2 mirrored pairs) and from the batting (1 mirrored pair).

Shell Bikini Top Requirements
3. Iron the batting (or baste if sew in batting) to the wrong side of two fabric shell pieces.

4. Place one mirrored pair of fabric shells right sides together and sew around the edge, leaving a gap on one side of the shell for turning. Repeat with the other pair.

Step 4 Shell Bikini Top
5. Clip the corners and trim the seam allowance down (excluding the open gap).

6. Turn each one the right way out and press.

Step 6 shell bikini top
7. Topstitch 1/8″ around the edge of the shell pieces, closing the gap you had left for turning.

step 7 shell bikini top
8. Fold your Lace/Ribbon in half. On the underside of each shell pin the Lace/Ribbon (right side down) and with a gap in between the two. For my 3 year old I had a 1/2″ gap but you could have the gap wider for an older child just try it first.

step 8 shell bikini top
9. Secure the Lace/Ribbon down by stitching the edges of the shell (where the topstitching is) and then turn the shells over and topstitch lines to create the look of a shell (as below). You could get fancy here if you like.

step 9 shell bikini top

And here is a close up of the detail…


And you’re all done! Now wasn’t that easy?! Here are a few pics of mine being worn so you
can see how fabulous it is!

I hope you have loved this tutorial as much as I loved creating it!
MUCH Love and Happy Creating
xx Mel xx


PrimaBelle Creations Follow along with more of Melinda’s sewing adventures on Instagram, Facebook or on her Blog

 

 

 

Makana Mermaid Skirt Pattern Pick up your copy of the Makana Mermaid Skirt as a stand alone pattern HERE or as part of Issue 16 HERE.

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