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Sewing It Up is a FREE email sewing newsletter published by the editors of AllFreeSewing.com three times per week. Each of the standard issues revolves around a sewing theme, such as Homemade Sewing Patterns, Sewing for Special Occasions or Sewing Decor. Here is what is included in each and every issue of Sewing It Up:
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See your clever sewing tip, pattern or tutorial published with your name at AllFreeSewing.com! We link to the sewing pattern itself as opposed to listing the full pattern on the web site as we are a directory of sewing links. Simply contact us with your sewing link and a member of the editorial team will get back to you. For longer sewing tips or tutorials, an AllFreeSewing.com editor will send you a Sewing Project Submission Guide. We prefer tutorials with images and also welcome sewing videos at our website. Three ways you can submit are:
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As a new feature on the site, we will be creating designer profiles for designers with two or more projects on the site. To see examples of what the profiles will look like, see the Sewing Designer profiles. We will need a short bio and photo. This is a great way to gain traffic to your blog or site! If you already have two or more projects and would like a profile, just contact us.
What are sewing eBooks?
AllFreeSewing eBooks are free, downloadable sewing pattern collections organized around a theme. These eBooks are PDF documents that can be downloaded off our website, saved to your computer, and/or printed out for easy reference while crafting. We think eBooks are a great way to offer a free collection of sewing patterns and ideas to our users. For more advantages to eBooks, see our eBook Guide. One of our recent free eBooks was a great collection of beginner sewing patterns. You can find our latest collection of sewing eBooks here.
Go to our Free Sewing eBooks page and click on the eBook that interests you. You will need Adobe to access our eBooks, but you can download a free copy of Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. For help downloading the eBooks, see our eBook Guide. You will also find links to patterns, diagrams and other resources in sewing patterns published in the eBooks. If a link in a PDF sewing pattern does not work, type the project name into the search box at our website to locate the project and please contact us.
How do I enter knitting product giveaways?
The AllFreeSewing.com editorial team loves giving away sewing products to our readers. Every Monday, we feature a new contest to win a sewing related prize. These sewing books and products are reviewed by our testing team. You can enter the contest via the entry form on the contest page. See all current and upcoming giveaways here.
Weekly giveaways last two weeks. Winners are notified by email, and they have two weeks to send back their affidavits in order to claim the prize. Once those two weeks have passed we will pick a different winner. In addition to standard entry via the form on the contest page, we will give you an extra entry in the contest for EACH of the following items:
- We will give you an extra entry if you blog about the giveaway at your blog. Contact us with a link to the blog post.
- We will give you an extra entry if you tweet about the giveaway. Use the tweet button at the bottom of the contest form to get this extra entry.
- We will give you an extra entry if you post about the giveaway on Facebook. Use the Like button at the bottom of the contest form to get this extra entry.
You can look for new giveaways in the newsletter every Monday. For more specific rules regarding a giveaway, please see the Rules link at the bottom of any contest page.
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