Mother’s Day Giveaway contest!

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Laurel & Gen show their sew basics tote

There have been a few flurries this past week – in April – and if you live in Montreal, you know exactly what that felt like. But there has also been a flurry *cough* of activity around the shop, too!  Emeline & I had a great little sit down today to discuss what’s coming in May i.e. our first free sew & craft night, Mother’s Day…oh, and Emeline’s baby! So we thought that it was time to set up a few fun giveaways for all our potential sewers and lovers of crafting (hey, it’s been a week and a bit right?)

So, we have three prizes lined up for three lucky people:

  • One 3-hour sew workshop of your choice for you & someone you love
  • Two meters worth of fabric from our designer quilting cottons (and you can choose more than one!) to start you off on your next project;
  • And to make sure we can include everybody – we have a prize for the out-of-town participants, where we’ll send you a crafty little package with an Amy Butler pattern and an issue of Uppercase magazine

In order to enter the contest giveaway, you have to do one of the following:

  • Follow us @sewlounge and retweet our contest giveaway tweet!
  • Or become a fan of Emeline & Annabelle on Facebook

Please make sure to leave a comment below to let us know that you participated and specify if you live in Montreal!

We’d also love to hear what kind of projects you’d like to make – so feel free to add your suggestions in your comments, too.

The contest starts today April 28th, 2010 and runs until midnight (EST) of May 6th, 2010. The selection of the participants will be made via random number generator – to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance. We’ll announce the three winners here on our blog, on May 7th. Good luck & stay tuned!

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  1. RT’d!

  2. Kathleen McAdams

     /  April 28, 2010

    Montreal born and bred, I look forward to getting some help in boning up my decidedly rusty sewing skills. I look forward to making something for my daughter and eventually, something for my son – why are boy’s clothes so much more complicated than girls?
    Your shop rocks! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of your beautiful fabric, with or without the contest (I will repost though…)
    Good luck, and keep on sewing.

  3. Piera Piunno

     /  April 29, 2010

    I’m in! I live in Portland, OR but only in my mind.

  4. Oh boy! This is one of the many reasons I’m so happy I moved to Montreal! You have created such a fabulous and inspiring workspace! I’ve been working on small easy-to-finish projects for my daughter. My next goal is to make somethings to brighten up my kitchen: perhaps a table runner, some place mats, and matching accented dish towels?

  5. I retweeted your contest. Can’t wait to visit your shop!

  6. Meghan Hoyt

     /  April 29, 2010

    I am loving this blog and am living vicariously through your shop. More pictures!! Of everything!! Oh, i did want to ask you guys something… any idea where to find *cool* patterns for the 10 – 14 yr old demographic? Great stuff for little kids is easy enough to come by, but the other day Lucy asked if she could try making something on my sewing machine. We are going to have a look at the patters in our local material place this weekend, but as there is no one who frequents the Spinning Wheel who is under 65, i am not holding out much hope of finding a something that will really get her excited. So… if you happen to come across anything interesting I would love to hear about it.

    Great work guys!!!!

  7. Lynne Darroch

     /  April 29, 2010

    Became an FB fan, and since I live about a 7 minute walk from your location, expect to see me there soon…

  8. Sabrina-Kate Eryou

     /  April 29, 2010

    I would love to win something as it’s my goal this year to learn to sew!

  9. What a lovely shop! Can’t wait to come by – yes, another Montrealer here :) I gave you a thumbs up on FB.

  10. Chantal

     /  April 29, 2010

    It’s destiny that I live mere minutes away from your beautiful shop! I discovered the gorgeous Uppercase mag today, a true gem of a publication! I look forward to making new discoveries and getting new ideas for upcoming sewing projects.

  11. Thanks for following me on twitter.. otherwise, I’d never have known about you! In my own backyard, a crafter’s atelier. I can’t believe it.. am really in need of cleaning up my sewing skills. Since I’m at work and supposed to be ‘working’ (haha!), I’ll thoroughly check the site at home for classes. Congrats Emeline on the upcoming birth!

  12. Krista

     /  April 30, 2010

    I live on the south shore of Mtl. I will be coming soon to check out the fabric. Congrats on opening a really interesting place!

  13. RT’d. Congrats again on the new venture – it’s off to a spectacular start!!

  14. Laurel

     /  April 30, 2010

    Hi ladies! I “liked” your Facebook page….does this count as becoming a fan? There was no “fan” button. I live in Montreal, and LOVE your shop….made a great tote there last weekend!

  15. Celly

     /  May 1, 2010

    I became a fan on Facebook. I live in Montreal and I am very excited to visit your store. I plan to come to the next Craft night.

  16. Shelley

     /  May 1, 2010

    me me me! Montreal! I can’t wait to visit your store!

  17. Melanie

     /  May 1, 2010

    Became a fan on facebook and am a montreal resident! I only know the basics so am excited to learn more! Am already signed up for an apron class and can’t wait!!!!!

  18. Jennie Anstey

     /  May 1, 2010

    I am so excited about your place. Are you sending out upcoming events by e-mail.
    I totally want to support you guys and this concept. I try to sew stuff alone in my basement, but how much more fun to learn how to do stuff better and with others!!

  19. Emma

     /  May 1, 2010

    You girls are just what i need as my MIL bought me a sewing machine for my birthday, now i just need to decided which class to do……. Fantastic venture! and yep i live in NDG

  20. sharon gates

     /  May 2, 2010

    this is too much fun – a new shop in our neighbourhood! I live in CSL and am excited that we have a new craft store so close to home!
    Looking forward to meeting you

  21. In! I live in Florida. I am interested in jackets or any garment.
    Thank you!

  22. Karina

     /  May 2, 2010

    Hi! I live in Montreal and would love to win : ) Celly invited me to your craft night so you know the word is spreading. I can’t sew but might want to learn…..
    I look forward to visit your store,
    ps. Fan on FB

  23. I live in Montreal and I am very excited about your shop! Congratulations on opening it!
    I retweeted the contest.

  24. missweb

     /  May 3, 2010

    Your store is an inspiration! I can’t wait to move in in the fall. Congrats to you both. I’m really proud to call you my friends!


  25. I like bags!

  26. Roz

     /  May 4, 2010

    Sure would love to win the fabric – they look beautiful and would be so nice for a quilt project!

  27. Val

     /  May 4, 2010

    I’m a fan on FB for sure! Looking forward to seeing your shop in person this summer. I’m from the Okanagan in BC.

  28. Val

     /  May 4, 2010

    BTW….. just as I clicked on “post comment” for the above post, I realized my e-mail address was wrong. Here’s the good one. :)

  29. I’m LOVING my classes! Can’t wait to finish my A-Line creation – and wrote about my first experience on my blog at
    I’ll be a regular this summer – be sure of it!

  30. de castelbajac christine

     /  May 4, 2010

    Your fantastics. You have so much ideas..Very good proposition this participation for mother’s day. I want to participate. I will come on Thursday with my group of patch.

  31. Montreal here! I’m now a fan on facebook and retweeted your contest!

    I mentioned to the lovely girl at the shop (sorry I didn’t get your name) that I’d like to see a class on making fabric food because I’d love to make some toys for my son!
    Great shop, can’t wait to take some classes!

  32. yolande moreau

     /  May 5, 2010

    Hello ladies! Am now officially a “facebook fan”
    I loved my 1st class – sewing basics. I’ve managed to adjust my sewing machine & am making a 2nd bag all on my own. Yay!
    But your machines are 100 times better than my old one and make sewing all the more enjoyable.
    See you tomorrow night for part two of the a-line skirt making!

  33. Jessica

     /  May 5, 2010

    Hi Ladies! I’m not on facebook or twitter so I made my husband become a fan, I hope that counts:) I live in Montreal and LOVE your store. I plan on spending lots of time with you making all kinds of fabulous stuff!

  34. Kerry

     /  May 6, 2010

    Help! I have 10 projects on the go, all of them unfinished. Pick me random number selector, pick me!

  35. SamLaTricoteuse

     /  May 6, 2010

    Can’t wait to come see you… Enfin! I found a place where I can start “the” quilt I meant to do for so many years now. I know how to sew (did my degree in Fashion Design), knit (Ravelry AKA SamLaTricoteuse) and crochet.. but I so need S..P..A..C..E ! Congratulations to you – love the idea.

  36. Anne-Marie

     /  May 6, 2010

    Just became a fan of you guys on Facebook
    Live in MTL
    And I wanna participate in your contest


  37. Claire

     /  May 6, 2010

    I am definitely in for either a sew-basics class or how to sew curtains some time this month. I can’t wait to figure out such practical skills as pattern making. Beautiful shop!

  38. Samantha

     /  May 6, 2010

    The pictures of the store are beautiful. You guys did a great job. Can’t wait to come and visit with Isabel.