Two weeks from today, Uniquely Michelle will be one of the featured designers in the PDF Love of Bags event taking place right now in the PDF Love of Bags Facebook Group! The great thing about this for you is that you can post pictures of any creations you have made using Uniquely Michelle patterns during the designated time and be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes! There are some rules that need to be followed to make sure you qualify, so keep reading to make sure you know the rules and don't miss out on the great prizes that are being offered! If you read all the way to the end of this post, I will share a few hints so that you can increase your chances of winning one of the prizes!!!
First, you must be a member of the PDF Love of Bags Facebook Group so that you can post your pictures, so make sure and join the group - it is a fun group to be a part of! This event has already started, so check out who the current featured designers are (there are two for each 48 hour period) and if you have made any bags using their patterns, make sure you post pictures to increase your chances of winning!
When you post, you need to have three things in your post: (see example above)
#1 - A picture of your beautiful creation!
#2 - You MUST include the hash tag #pdflovebags2017 in your post.
#3 - You MUST include the name of the designer (i.e. Michelle or Erin) and/or the designers brand name (Uniquely Michelle or Dog Under my Desk) as well.
Uniquely Michelle will be featured from 5:00pm (MDT) on Friday, June 30 through 5:00pm (MDT) on Sunday, July 2 (this is a change from what it was originally). The times are important, this event has been set up by Lisa Ratford who lives in Australia, so it starts at 9:00am in her time zone. This may seem confusing, but there is an easy way to know which designers are featured when - the pinned post at the top of the PDF Love of Bags FB group has the names and logos of the currently featured designers. Look for the above picture in the pinned post to know when to start posting your Uniquely Michelle creations!
I am excited that Uniquely Michelle will be paired with the awesome bag pattern designer, Erin Gilbey of Dog Under My Desk for the 48 hour block in a couple weeks! Recently, Karen Wetherall shared some pictures of a Just the Ticket Luggage Tag (Uniquely Michelle pattern) paired with a Take Off Tote (Dog Under My Desk pattern) that she made. I love the Just the Ticket Luggage Tag and Take Off Tote that she made for her niece, they coordinate perfectly with her niece's new suitcase! Karen wrote a great blog post about sewing this travel set on the Sew What's New website!
How are prizes awarded? At the end of this 48 hour block, a winner will be randomly chosen for each designer, out of all posts that used the hash tag, included the name of the designer and/or the designers brand name, and were shared within the 48 hour time frame. The winner will receive a free PDF pattern from that participating designer (so there's two PDF patterns up for grabs). All posts shared in this block will also be in the draw to win one of the four major prizes as well. Some of the items that are part of the four major prizes include fabric, notions, a subscription and a gift certificate!
Would you like some hints for increasing your chances of winning a prize? I have a few hints to share with you! One is to make sure you include all three items needed in each of your posts (see list above). Also, make sure you post during the correct time frame for the designer. Your post(s) will be disqualified from the drawings if you don't follow do these first two steps. Another hint - you are welcome to share multiple bags made using either of the featured designers patterns, so don't be shy, post away! And my final hint - Uniquely Michelle is small potatoes compared to some of these designers, use this to your advantage!!! If you post your Uniquely Michelle creations during the correct time frame and in the correct format, you will have a better chance of winning a FREE Uniquely Michelle pattern because there won't be hundreds of other people posting, so less competition. But . . . the absolute best way to increase your chances of winning one of the prizes - post ALL your creations for ALL the designers! Now is the time to increase your chances of winning a prize by doing what you love - sewing! You still have two weeks to make those Uniquely Michelle creations, so there is plenty of time to make a few Kristine ID Wallets; several Just the Ticket Luggage Tags; a couple of Lindsay Wristlets; a Sidekick Tote or Megan Travel Tote; a Set To Go Cosmetic Bag Set and don't forget to make an Aspen Crossbody Bag too (Uniquely MIchelle's latest pattern)!
And one last thing - I am so excited to see all of your Uniquely Michelle creations in two weeks, so start gathering your pictures and sew away!!!
If you still need to add to your Uniquely Michelle pattern collection, you can purchase Uniquely Michelle patterns from the Uniquely Michelle Craftsy Pattern Shop, the Uniquely Michelle Etsy Shop, or the Uniquely Michelle Website Shop. Have fun sewing!