Monday, February 7, 2011

A Backpack Giveaway!

**** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. BECOME A FOLLOWER AND YOU'LL SURELY BE NOTIFIED OF THE NEXT BACKPACK GIVEAWAY!!****


This week's giveaway is a backpack!! I originally found this pattern back in May 2009. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. Rae at made-by-rae.com is super talented at making patterns. I have all of her patterns and have used all of them. She also gives permission for you to sell items that you make from her patterns. In June 2009, I invited my sewing buddy (we currently live in completely different parts of the country now...so sad) over and we made cute backpacks for our little girls who are 3 weeks apart in age.




Then in August, an Etsy customer contacted me to see if I could make her girls some backpacks. Thus, started my journey to now having nearly made 300 of these puppies.

So here's the backpack I'm giving away. It's made with Holly 2D Zoo by Alexander Henry. I love this fabric. Love it!!
I do sell kits if anyone would like to buy one. Just email me: etsyteachermom at gmail dot com
That way you can try one out without spending the time and money to chase down all the materials. I use real strap adjusters (not d rings) and I even cut out all the fabric, interfacing, and twill for you as well. You will have to purchase the pattern separately from Rae.

To enter the giveaway just become a follower and leave me a comment letting me know that you are now a follower or already are one :) I will be choosing a winner on Friday, February 12th.
I will also have "a boy option" if you are the winner, but prefer a backpack for a boy.
Tell all your friends!!

82 comments:

  1. I'm already a follower & have been for a while. Great blog! Thanks.
    twelve30@gmail.com

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  2. I follow - gfc - emillie. Would really love to win!
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I'm already a follower : )
    beetlepose@hotmail.com

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  4. I am a follower. That is way cute!!!
    angelbaby404(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love that fabric, too! I'm already a follower. :) Thank you!

    mama[dot]riser AT gmail[dot]com

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  6. I love those backpacks! The fabric is cute too. I also love your gathered clutches. You're sooo talented. The nicey jane line is really, well, nice. I like a lot of the prints. If only I could put things together like you and your crafty friend!! :)

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  7. I agree with you on that fabric. I love it.
    I'm a follower.
    ourgoatrodeo at gmail dot com

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  8. I love that backpack!! I am a new follower!

    auppercue@gmail.com

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  9. So cute! I have been thinking about trying this pattern but I look kind of hard! I am not so awesome with piping either!
    tmsatterwhite@hotmail.com

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  10. I am going to enter this give away too because I think that backpack would go beautifully with a lunch bag that I just got in the mail yesterday. :)
    You have made 300 in less than two years?? Wow.

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  11. Already stalking you (of course!) I totally miss our sewing days. Love your backpacks... they're the best!

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  12. I am a follower and would like to enter for your backpack giveaway. Thanks!!

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  13. I love that backpack! My daughter NEEDS a new one. I had a $2 joanne fabrics bargin section backpack for her but that lasted about 2 months. Now she is using some random backpack we had at home (its red and fuzzy and not at all girly). She soo needs a new one. I keep telling myself that I'll make her one....but that was like 3 months ago and it still hasn't happened! (yes I'm now following you!)

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  14. Oh, gorgeous backpack. I've become a follower and would love to enter your giveaway.

    madisonmakes@gmail.com

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  15. The backpacks are so cute!! I love the fabric!! I'm a follower :)

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  16. Following! Love love love your creations. :) I think there might be a clutch order in my future, too.

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  17. Just became follower!

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  18. Love it! I am a follower. I have made this backpack but I like yours much better!

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  19. I'm a follower.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  20. new GFC follower here

    cornelio.mallare(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Excited to be a new follower via Google:)
    ashleyrn@gmail.com

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  22. I'm now a follower!
    sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. New Follower!

    Wow, so adorable! fingers crossed!

    Taylormadeblog@gmail.com

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  24. I'm a new follower!
    And those backpacks ARE cute :-) !!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  25. New follower through GFC as luckyfinds

    emiliana.sison at gmail dot com

    I love the bags!

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  26. Love the fabric, it's so pretty! Thanks for the lovely giveaway, I follow via gfc.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  27. Love the fabric! What a great give-away
    I'm a new follower :)

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  28. Cute backpack :)

    I'm a GFC follower (Goga)

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  29. So cute! I'm a follower now.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  30. I follow via gfc ^^

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  31. I love that AHenry fabric too! thanks for such a lovely giveaway. I am a new follower !
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  32. i love your bags...

    and follow via google :)

    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  33. i follow with google friend connect

    mahgwi21 (at) yahoo

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  34. Im a follower and I am impressed with your work!

    ThatGirl102310@yahoo.com

    http://melissa-thatgirl.blogspot.com/

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  35. I am a new follower via GFC. Thanks for the chance to win! My daughter is starting preschool and this would be the perfect backpack for her!
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  36. I'm a new follower! I am so psyched to try and win this gorgeous backpack for my daughter. I want something really special for her as she enters 8th grade in the fall. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  37. I following via GFC (ksyshenka)

    What a great prize! please enter me in!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I'm a follower and I love this backpack...it's so cute!

    marcandlorie@embarqmail.com

    Lorie

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  39. I am a blog follower
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  40. Oh I follow via GFC as Tracy Taylor - this is lovely!
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  41. such a beautiful backpack! love the design :) i'd be happy to join :) i'm your follower via gfc :) advanced happy valentine's day :)
    pringlespalo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. How cute! I wish I had sewing skills, but I don't (pout!) I am following you now:)

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  43. very cute. I don't have a little girl, but I would use it to hold some gear when I play tennis.
    new gfc follower as jhb
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  44. Your backpack is so cool. I follow you on GFC

    LLMG1960 at gmail dot com

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  45. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway; you're very generous and I love Holly 2D Zoo, it's such a cute fabric!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  46. I'm a follower... adorable backpacks!!!

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  47. im a new follower! love the backpack too cute!! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  48. New follower here xx

    lovelylittledeer at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  49. a new follower - looks great! thanks for a fun giveaway
    elise.morris.mail@gmail.com

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  50. I'm a follower! :)
    jasminewaite at gmail dot com

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  51. I'm a follower--love this backpack!
    brynnelizabethpaige@gmail.com

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  52. New follower on GFC (Linda R)

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  53. i am a new follower

    Gintare
    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  54. I'm a new follower (Snowflake07). I'm with you...I love that fabric; so cute! :-)

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  55. I follow! (Sophia Komninou)

    It was the right timming as I wanted a backpack for the work!!!

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  56. Absolutely adorable. I follow!

    dawn.lares@gmail.com

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  57. I'm now a follower! Please enter me. =)


    lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

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  58. I am a new follower! let me in


    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  59. I heart HEART Alexander Henry fabrics, and what you did is so generous! Thank you for the chance! (I'm your newest follower! nice meeting you! )

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  60. I am a new follower. Great giveaway! :)
    evienlizzie @ gmail . com

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  61. I'm a new follower! The backpacks are so cute!!

    halaulani at yahoo dot com

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  62. This is supper nice!!!!! I follow you!
    neusdeviatge (at) gmail (dot) com

    :) thanks!

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  63. new follower- oh i LOVE this!! my daughter would flip for a new 'packpack' for school in the fall.
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  64. i'm a new follower!!! :)

    ebonyspalace@gmail.com

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  65. Love the backpacks! I am a new follower!
    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  66. New follower! Love the backpack, such cute fabric!

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  67. Lovely giveaway! :D
    I'm a follower.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  68. I'm a new follower! Great giveaway!

    lindsayfields at live dot com

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  69. I'm a new follower (via google reader)
    whee!

    (asperica(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  70. I'm a follower.
    So cute!

    smrtmouse at yahoo dot com

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  71. I'm a follower.
    The backpacks are super cute!

    yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

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  72. I love the backpack pictured! It's so pretty! I'm now a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  73. I follow you via GFC! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  74. follow w/google friend
    love this backpack...would be a great gift for my neice! tx!
    Scott
    nynekats at gmail dot com

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  75. this is adorable. I follow.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  76. I'm now a follower!

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  77. Following your blog Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

    LOVE the backpack, it's fabulous!

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  78. How cute! Following you via GFC
    surveymom1470@yahoo.com

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  79. new follower love your blog..

    malmort01 at opotnline net

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  80. Following, thank you!

    katie at dekabyte dot com

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  81. I've had this pattern bookmarked for a few months and am dying to try it. Yours are gorgeous!! I'm a new follower. :)

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