Win a copy of Drape Drape 3!


We've had an exciting sneak peek at Drape Drape 3, the latest fashion sewing book from Hisako Sato and Bunka Fashion College in Japan.

This stunning technique guide shows you how to create 15 contemporary designs, including dresses, skirts and tunics. You'll love Hisako's distinctive look - drapes, twists and knots that are so stylish and easy to wear. As well as clear diagrams and instructions for cutting and stitching each pattern, there are two fold-out, full-size patterns at the back of the book, so you can start making straight away!

Drape Drape 3 will be available in the UK in March, priced £19.95; you can find out more and check out some preview pages over on the Laurence King website now.

We've got a copy of this fab book to give away to one lucky winner!

Click here to enter our Drape Drape 3 competition now. This competition is open to crafters worldwide until 11th February 2013. Good luck!

Win a cute embroidery pattern!

We've been slipping and sliding around in the snow this week, making us wish that we could sledge to work in a giant teacup like this sweet little chap...

This fun design is called Happiness is a cup of tea in the snow, and it's one of a range of hand embroidery patterns from Bumpkin. Designer Catherine is giving away one copy of this gorgeous pattern for a lucky crafter to stitch at home - simply click the link below to enter now!

Click here to enter our Bumpkin embroidery pattern giveaway now. This competition is open to crafters worldwide, until Monday 28th January 2013.

If you love this, don't miss the other cute critters over at the Bumpkin Etsy store. As well as hand embroidery patterns, you can buy prints, cards and the fantastic Bumpkin Bunny craft kit below.

Don't forget to pop over to the Bumpkin blog and say hello to Catherine too!

Win luxury Artesano yarns

If you love knitting or crochet, Artesano yarns are a real treat. From soft Alpaca DK to cosy Superwash Merino, there are so many beautiful colours to choose from, and you can be sure that all the yarns are sourced from ethical producers.

Our friends at Artesano are offering a fantastic prize for today's giveaway - one lucky winner will win a selection of yarns from the Manos del Uruguary Fair Trade Silk Blend range! Read on to find out more and enter today...

Say hello to Simply Crochet magazine – fab giveaway & free pattern for you!

Hooray, we're so excited about the launch of a brand new crochet magazine! Simply Crochet is coming very soon, created by our friends behind Simply Knitting, The Knitter and Mollie Makes

To celebrate, we're going crochet-crazy, with a free Christmas pattern for you plus a very special giveaway - we've got a year's subscription to Simply Crochet magazine for one lucky winner!

Win shimmering Rowan Frost yarn

Rowan's Frost range is perfect for winter knits - luxuriously soft and warm, with a touch of metallic sheen that adds lots of festive glamour.

Click over to to see all the beautiful colours available; there are six to choose from!

We've got 10 balls of Rowan Frost in Tarn to give away to one lucky knitter! Read on to find out more and enter the giveaway now...

Win an Emily Peacock stitch kit!

We're huge fans of superstar stitcher Emily Peacock - her bold, contemporary designs never fail to raise a smile!

So we're thrilled that Emily is offering one lucky crafter the chance to win one of her scrumptious Hug needlepoint kits. Read on to find out more and enter today!

Costume Party giveaway & free how-to

We're loving the kids' costumes in Costume Party from Peg Crouch. They're so easy to make, with no sewing required - you can make hats, wings, masks and more in minutes!

The book is available from GMC, priced £5.99, but we've got three copies to give away:

Click here to enter our Costume Party book giveaway now

The giveaway closes on 31st October at midnight GMT, so be quick!

Even better, we've got a free pattern from the book for you - How to make a Halloween cape or cloak! Read on for the easy step-by-step guide... 

Giveaway: Win luxury Artesano yarn!

Our Spooky Weekend is off to a perfectly ghoulish start, with a guest post and challenge from Julie Kirk and a wicked free werewolf knitting pattern for you. Don't forget to visit our special Halloween sale to save money on all of our Halloween craft projects too!

Now it's time for an exciting giveaway - you could win five 50g skeins of luxurious Artesano DK 100% Alpaca yarn!

This beautifully soft yarn comes in 22 scrumptious shades, and we've chosen our favourite seasonal colours for the lucky winner. Knit yourself a cosy scarf, colourful mitts or treat someone to a special handmade gift!

Visit the Artesano website to see the whole DK Alpaca range, and browse more beautiful yarns.

Ooh, good luck everyone - click here now to enter our Artesano yarn giveaway

The Essential Guide to Sewing giveaway

A few weeks ago, we gave you the chance to win The Essential Guide to Sewing, and now we're happy to announce the 10 lucky winners:

Elaine Bissett, Oban
Lydia McNeeney, Histon
Jane Baxter, Kingsthorpe
Lucy Howson, Winchester
Ann McKeown, Sutton Coldfield
Kay Eyles, Lincoln
Kim Gordhandas, Knottingley
Patricia Skates, Pantymwyn
Katherine Fitton, Peterborough
Maggie Nelson, Clydebank

Congratulations to all our winners, your prizes will be with you next week!

Love sewing? Order your copy of The Essential Guide to Sewing online and check out our range of sewing patterns and tutorials on The Making Spot now!


Jubilee tea cosy kit winner!

As part of our Jubilee street party, we gave you the chance to win a fantastic tea cosy kit from Fromemaid.

We're happy to announce the winner today - it's Winnie from Bicester! Congratulations, Winnie, your tea cosy kit will be with you next week.

If you missed it, you can read all about our Jubilee street party here!