Q&A Monday: A Pay it Forward Sewing Machine Giveaway!

Q:  One of the most frequent questions I get from my readers is, “What sewing machine do you use?”

A:  The kind of machine I sew on is far less interesting a story than how I came across it.  You see, there was a time (not so long ago) when I didn’t sew.  Not only did I not sew, I had no idea how to sew.  I was in a rut, folks.  :/  I needed a creative outlet.  I kept talking about getting a sewing machine and learning how to use it. “Ugh…but it’s too expensive!” and “What if I’m not any good at it?” and “What if I just lose interest?” were my three best excuses for not following through with my dream.

Thankfully, my boyfriend at the time (now good friend and all-around swell guy), Alex got sick and tired of listening to my excuses.  One day, he showed up at the door of my apartment with this:

My faithful companion!  :)

My faithful companion! :)

You’re looking at the Brother XL-3750.  This is the machine I learned to sew on years ago, and the machine I still use to this day.

Sometimes I think about how different my life would be if Alex hadn’t provided the push I needed by giving me such a wonderful present.  This blog might have never happened.  I might not be nearly as happy and fulfilled a person as I am today.

It's me, Alex, and his awesome girlfriend Meghan!  :)

It’s me, Alex, and his awesome girlfriend Meghan! :)

I’ve decided, that much like the plot to a terribly sappy movie…

It’s Time to Pay it Forward!

Haley Joel Osment would dig it!

Haley Joel Osment would dig it!

ReFashionista.net is giving away a brand new Brother XL-3750 to one lucky reader!  :)  It’s a machine that I love and I hope someone else does too!  Even if you already have a machine, why not enter so you can give it away to a friend?

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Here’s how to enter:

First, do one of these things:

1.  Like ReFashionista and Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook!

2.  Follow ReFashionista on Pinterest and Pin this giveaway so your friends can see it too!

3.  Follow ReFashionista on Twitter and Share this giveaway to your fellow tweetlings!

Then (yep…that’s 2 steps!)

Leave a comment on this post.

The random winner will be announced next Monday August, 12.  Everyone is eligible to enter (even those of you who live across the big pond!).  One entry per person.

Good Luck!




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1,523 Comments on Q&A Monday: A Pay it Forward Sewing Machine Giveaway!

  1. Heidi
    August 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve liked you on facebook and here is my comment! My 12 year old waits for your posts every day – she wants her own sewing machine soooooo badly!!!!!!

    • Lauren
      August 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm (9 months ago)

      Wow jillian you are fantastic for giving away a sewing machine to one lucky winner! I wish my competitions were as popular as yours!

      Go to my facebook (click my name) to check it out now! Or my blog

      http://www.angelfairydust.blogspot.com

      Xx

    • LaDonna
      August 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm (9 months ago)

      I have an overwhelming urge to buy a muumuu and turn it into some form of CHanel knockoff. Or maybe just a elastic waisted skirt. Hmmmm.

    • Cassandra Hamilton
      August 6, 2013 at 2:36 am (9 months ago)

      Love the refashion idea. Planning to do it also. Need a new machine. thanks

    • melk1982
      August 7, 2013 at 9:34 am (9 months ago)

      Love refashionista! Can’t wait to see if I win a new machine

    • Monika
      August 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm (9 months ago)

      So… I’m in love with your blog!!!

    • Carolyn Brianna
      August 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm (8 months ago)

      All done! Crossing my fingers to win!

  2. Dawn
    August 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Funny that I LOVE Your blog but had never taken the next step to following you on the other social media outlets. So done, done, and done – what a great (and kinda sneaky) way to get more followers :-) Love, love, love you and if I don’t win the sewing machine, I hope it inspires someone else to refashion!

  3. Carla Murray
    August 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm (9 months ago)

    So glad I found your blog! I’ve been inspired to pull out my clunker of a machine and try some small things. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  4. Mary
    August 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I love that you are paying it forward. I’m in a similar boat – I just don’t have the funds to spend on a sewing machine right now.

  5. Melissa
    August 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  6. Karen
    August 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome! Maybe I’ll finally learn how to sew!

  7. Amy Bellamy
    August 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Absolutely love this blog and have read every post! It has inspired me to start refashioning!

  8. Angela
    August 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win! I have been following you on Facebook for a while, and have shared the giveaway on my timeline. You rock!

  9. Melissa
    August 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I am super excited about the possibility of winning the sewing machine! How generous of you!

  10. Debby-Lee
    August 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm (9 months ago)

    Always so inspired :)

  11. Gwendolyn
    August 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and the good you do for everyone out there! I am using my mother’s sewing machine from the 70′s and though nostalgic and sturdy, I wouldn’t mind updating to the 21st century :) I’d for sure pay it forward!!

  12. h
    August 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm (9 months ago)

    facebook like and giveaway shared.

  13. Jen Badamo
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win this and give it to a friend! =)

  14. darlene henley
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Love you blog you have inspired an entire refashioned wardrobe for my girls!!!

  15. Tanya
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! Read you all the time. Very excited about the giveaway. Thank you, Jillian!

  16. lrahrig
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win! I just discovered your blog a few months ago and have fallen head over heels and read every post (yes, I do have a day job). I’ve already got a stash of thrift stores clothes that I’ve started hand-sewing but I’ve been considering my sewing machine options since I don’t own one! Buy used? Craigslist or thrift store? Can I afford a new one? Ask to borrow my mom’s? WIN ONE FROM MY FAVORITE BLOG EVER?!?

  17. Catherine
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    That’s awesome!
    I was supposed to get a sewing machine from a family member, but it was lent out…then that person gave it to someone else…
    I don’t have twitter, but I’ll share on other outlets :)

  18. Jess
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    So exciting! Followed you on Pinterest – I love the idea of sharing your love of sewing with others! :)

  19. SpidrGoddess
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I am truly excited! I went the pinterest route. Yay!!

  20. Lara North
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I already have a machine but I have a girlfriend that has always wanted to learn to sew but can’t afford a machine right now. This would be for her!

  21. Sarah
    August 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm (9 months ago)

    How spiffy! I get a lot of pleasure from seeing an idea in my mind and then holding the finished product! Great to see that enthusiasm in others too :)

  22. Grace L.
    August 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm (9 months ago)

    It would be *amazing* to get this beautiful machine! Mine is very very basic (but I still love it), but I would love to be able to do more projects! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway, and creating this blog! It’s such an inspiration to me!

  23. mollie d
    August 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I need this to push me to (re)learn to sew- haven’t since 8th grade- LOVE this blog~

  24. Tiffany
    August 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome! Would love to win, love your stuff!

  25. Darlington Delights
    August 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m following you on twitter and I tweeted about the giveaway. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for the amazing giveaway! You totally rock!

  26. Jessica Fahrenholtz
    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love a new machine! Mine broke down in the middle of a refash…half finished peplum rop waiting to be done! I love your blog and all your awesome ideas!

  27. Nicole
    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to have this sewing machine.

  28. Laura
    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog, and this is such a cool idea! I’ve always wanted to learn how to sew, but never could motivate myself (or afford the machine), so this is a great opportunity!

  29. Ann
    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm (9 months ago)

    You are quite an inspiration…so glad I found your blog. Keep up the great work!

  30. Ursula Salas
    August 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m all in! I’ve been following your blog since… well, probably since you started it! I’m desperate for a new machine, because I let someone borrow mine over a year ago to make a quilt, and then they slyly disappeared with it :( Fingers crossed!

  31. Soraya Lacerda
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh tank you for the awesome giveaway!! And to include us form the other side of the pond! ;-)

  32. Sheri Esko
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Love all your posts! Following you on Pinterest now!!

  33. nicole
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh, goodness! I love your page, blog, and Pinterest – which is where I originally found your blog! Good luck to everyone <3

  34. Marilyn
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this for my 14 yr old daughter. She wants to learn to so really bad. She has all kinds of ideas running through her head on what she can make with a sewing machine. Hats, toys, clothes, etc! :) I love your blog and I would even love to sew and try out some refashions. Thank you for giving us a chance to win this!

    • Marilyn
      August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

      Btw, I followed you on twitter and Pinterest! Not sure why I hadn’t done that sooner. Just didn’t think about it since I ‘like’d you on FB and read your blog. Glad to be following you on Pinterest now! :)

  35. Julia DeSpain
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked, shared, tweeted, reposted & was happy to do it. I love this blog. I love your refashes and appreciate the inspiration. I am still too scared to sew (but am in desperate need of a creative outlet) but you did inspire me to use fabric scraps to make a cat bed. My cat thanks you. Hoping for a win (fingers crossed!)

  36. Trisha M
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on facebook and shared this giveaway! A new sewing machine would be awesome!

  37. Stefanie
    August 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm (9 months ago)

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  38. Daniela
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, that’s a very nice give away! Thank you Jill! :)

  39. Michele
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    You rock, darlin! What a cool thing to do. All shared, liked and retweeted!! :) Keep it payin’ forward!

  40. Liz
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Jillian, if this giveaway gets the Refashionista word more widely spread then it’s genius. Well done!

  41. Almarie de Villiers
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Good to know you’re on Pinterest too. I really like your refashions and I am VERY happy that I am allowed to take part in a competition on a blog, as this is normally only open to US citizens. Hooray for the Refashionista!

  42. Sarah Quarles
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog, lady!! Ok ok it’s more than love, it’s a sick addiction. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  43. Amber E.
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! I really really really really really need a sewing machine! :D

  44. Corina Dickson
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, you started out with not even knowing how to sew. There is hope for me.

  45. Jill
    August 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Discovering your blog has inspired me to think about things in a whole new way! Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

  46. Nova
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    In, thanks for the chance!!!

  47. Lorenda Earley
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been following you by email and on Facebook for a while and now on Pinterest. I love what you do with clothing. I cannot follow a pattern to save my life but I can cut up clothes and repurpose them now with less fear because of your blog. Thanks!

  48. Stephanie Schulte
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I didn’t read the first line of doing ONE of the things…so I did all 3! Following you on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook! Love your blog and would love to win!

  49. ipushbooks
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve liked you on fb (long time ago) and shared post. I hope I win as my daughter is preparing her portfolio to apply for fashion design major and her machine is in the shop AGAIN. She really needs a spare!

  50. Rachael Davis
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    You are always an inspiration to me!

  51. Allie Page
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I have a machine that I love (Walmart for $83). Actually it is my second one. My daughter “borrowed” my first and she and it are living happily in San Francisco…refashioning EVERYTHING!!! If I did win, I would donate it to a super awesome single mom that I know could really use it. Not that I mind her borrowing mine, but someone like her should really have her own.

  52. Rea Verdon
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Following on Pinterest and have pinned this giveaway!! keeping everything crossed, thanks so much :-)

  53. a_j90
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Just bought my first sewing machine on Friday but would love to win for a friend. ReFashion Party!

  54. Kelsey
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Just pinned on Pinterest to my “AWESOME” board, cuz that’s totally what this is! I’d love to have more than just the 2 stitch options I’m currently workin’ with! :-)

  56. Jody P.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I like Refashionista on Facebook, and I shared the giveaway!

  57. allison
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Steps 1 and 2 are complete! Thank you! :-)

  58. Carol Milano
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your page! You not only habe great refashions, but an awesome out look on life!!

  59. Cara
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Love that you decided to do this. I’ve never made the extra step toward sewing for the same reasons you didn’t – no machine, and no clue where to start. This is awesome.

    Cara
    http://www.knockoffcrafts.wordpress.com

  60. robovixen
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    WOW! I was looking at this same machine, but am a poor, starving student and keep putting it off. I followed and re-pinned on pinterest, and I totally already liked you on facebook. Thanks for doing this contest!

  61. Margaret
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love a new sewing machine! I’ve been sewing for 60+ years on old second-hand machines. It’s time I had a new one!

  62. Cassy Llewelyn
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    This is awesome!

  63. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! :)

  64. jenie andrews
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I like you on facebook already, I followed you on twitter when I discovered your blog bit unfortunately I just cant get on with twitter! You taught me to be brave with my charity shop finds and even to pin before I sew. I use soany pins that I got myself some pretty pearly ones on one of those wheel thingymajigs!

  65. Gabrielle
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! :) I would love to learn to sew and attempt to make some of my own refashions! :) I have been wanting to get a machine after being inspired by your blog.

  66. Deanna Worrall
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you so much! You’re an inspiration! I shared on my Twitter.

  67. Deep Blue Notiona
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed and Tweeted! Thanks for the opportunity!

  68. jackie
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    All done! Win or not, I LOVE following you!

  69. Megan F.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Check, Check, and Check! What a great give-a-way! Crossing my fingers. :-)

  70. Sarah
    August 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog….every time I get a new email about new refashions I get very excited. It is encouraging to see that sewing isn’t that complicated :) thanks so much for all you do and show us each week!

  71. Julia
    August 5, 2013 at 3:03 pm (9 months ago)

    So cool! Your blog has really inspired me to refashion my own clothes into more mom/nursing friendly styles (since those clothes can be crazy expensive!). I am also trying kick my shopping habit and your blog has been a huge help with that. Thanks!

  72. Jeana
    August 5, 2013 at 3:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you so much for this! I am an avid follower and am very intimidated to start sewing. This could be the kickstart I need!

  73. Heather
    August 5, 2013 at 3:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this opportunity! Love following all your fun refashes!

  74. Ruth Fritz
    August 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been trying to get a second hand machine now for ages. New would be even better. I have been following you now for almost a year. Love the blog! Thanks for the entertainment.

  75. Mia
    August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    You have gotten us (16&13 yr old girls) looking at clothes differently. We can remake items.

  76. Krystal Hague
    August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog and FB page. I have followed your creativity for a while now. I am inspired to refashion my teenagers cloths for my toddler. My machine broke so my piles of cloths are getting shoved into storage bins! A new machine would certainly help me get those piles reduced to toddler fashion cuteness in no time!

  77. Ivana King
    August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    This would be so cool! My friend and I love sewing and both only have a super old machine. I read this blog all the time and love it.

  78. Shelby
    August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! I love what you do and strive to one day be on your level. If I win, I want to learn to refashion and maybe one day I’ll end up on Reader’s ReFash. *fingers crossed* that I win. Thanks for having a great giveaway either way!

  79. Melody
    August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    You make me want to sew!

  80. Aimee
    August 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed/pinned on Pinterest, and also liked/shared on Facebook. I love your site and your endless creativity!

  81. Vivien
    August 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Great Idea!

  82. Cindy Davis
    August 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I did all the steps you ask. I love your blog and hate the days you don’t blog.

  83. mindilee
    August 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on pinterest and facebook already!!!! I do not have a twitter account. Gotta love paying it forward! Cheers to the lucky winner!

  84. Amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love so much to win this! My own machine died a couple of years ago, and so I’ve been borrowing my mom’s when I can.

  85. Carly Gilman Brenhaug
    August 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm (9 months ago)

    Gah!!! I NEED a new sewing machine. I’ve been using my husbands grandmothers machine, and it’s nearing its last days. Thank you for giving us a chance to win one!!

  86. Karen H.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Irene Andsager
    August 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Just followed Refashionista on Pinterest, and pinned the giveaway! Having my own sewing machine would be amazing!!! I could make my own refashions then! Super excited!! :D

  88. Michelle
    August 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm (9 months ago)

    I LOVE your blog! I’m entering to win so I can pass the machine along to my sister. She does a lot of sewing for her family and friends and deserves a new machine.

  89. Lorraine
    August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I love love love your blog! I have been talking about getting a sewing machine for three years now. You heard me right! Three whole years! I keep giving out the same old excuse, I can’t afford it! Any project I do I hand stitch which drives me crazy and discourages me from wanting to do bigger things! I would love to win this!

  90. Melanie S
    August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, thank you! I’m loving your blog.

  91. Toni King
    August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I have 5 kids and I refashion their clothes all the time, now one of my older girls would love her own machine to do her own clothes :)

  92. Trenn
    August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Sacred via facebook! Fingers crossed I just love your blog!

  93. Taylor
    August 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been thrifting and learning to make pieces my own for a few years, I don’t have a sewin machine so I’ve just been hand sewing them… I’m glad I found you’re website cuz you just make me wanna thrift some more!! :)

  94. Taylor
    August 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I did it all :)

  95. Lindsey
    August 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your stuff !!:)

  96. Brianne
    August 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Following you on Pinterest and Love the blog!

  97. Melissa
    August 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve pinned it!

  98. Jen B.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    My sewing machine is hanging on by a thread :O) Love your blog! Thanks so much for a giveaway!

  99. Heather J
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I love yor spunk & personality. I’ve been inspired by your blog & have been sharing it w/ as many others I can. Thanks for sharing your joy!!

  100. Shannon Merriam
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow! He is a swell guy and with good taste, too! I would love to have a sewing machine that can keep up with my sewing needs. Thank you for this opportunity!

  101. Jessie
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. I follow you already on FB and now Pinterest. I always look forward to seeing what you are up to. You are so creative and inspirational!

  102. Deidre
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I ran across one of your refashions on Pinterest and was hooked. I am constantly amazed at your creativity. My sewing machine had a catastrophic accident and cannot be fixed. Went to go buy a new one and made an impluse buy instead, a Juki serger. I’ve been refashioning old t-shirts from my local thrift into little girl dresses, but still miss my sewing machine. My birthday is coming up. I think I will start dropping hints to my husband =) Congrats to you and your success.

  103. alisonthewordsmith
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Fb: Check. Pinterest: Check. Twitter: Check.
    I’m so happy you’ve decided to do this. I’ve been following your blog for a while and I absolutely love it. *Fingers crossed!*

  104. Kristin Bee
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m so excited to be your new Pinterest follower (somehow I didn’t know you were on Pinterest even though it makes complete sense.) Followed, Pinned, Patiently Waiting for your week-away announcement. :)

  105. 2Momma2
    August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook(Exploring Domesticity) – and wrote some glowing words about you :)

  106. Jen S.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm (9 months ago)

    What an awesome giveaway! This would be the kick in the pants I need to start learning and not just being jealous of what you create! I follow you on Pinterest and I pinned the contest. Thanks for the opportunity!

  107. Kristy
    August 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Love reading your blog! I followed you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway. I’ve been wanting to get a sewing machine, but winning one would be even better :)

  108. Becky
    August 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on Facebook months ago, but I just shared this post. I already own a sewing machine, but it is really old (it was passed down to me when my grandma passed away).
    I look forward to all your wonderful posts. It makes me want to just do all the sewing projects I have sitting waiting for me.

  109. Arlana
    August 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Done and done! I love your blog and I would love to try a few refashions of my own.

  110. Phelicity
    August 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I have shared your giveaway!

  111. Jolene
    August 5, 2013 at 3:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Keep telling used I GOTTA learn how to sew better!

  112. Joseph Lemmons
    August 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the idea, that initial hump can be tough. This alleviates one of those impediments for sure.

  113. jcsblack
    August 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Love seeing new blogs in my inbox :) I haven’t quite gotten to the doing stage yet- but your blog makes me kick myself everytime I see a new cute design…so maybe eventually I’ll get motivated enough to copy cat you!

  114. Marjori
    August 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I don’t know how to sew, but after spending almost every day for 2 weeks, looking at every.single.post, I now want to take up sewing!! I get SEW excited when a new post shows up in my Bloglovin feed!!!! :D

    I already Like & follow you on Facebook + shared the giveaway
    Just followed & re-tweeted on Twitter
    Also followed & re-pinned on Pinterest

    YAY!! :)

  115. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Just pinned on Pinterest…I wish I hd a more creative comment than the cliche ‘thanks for the inspiration, I love your blog!’ ones! Thanks!

  116. Amanda Conner
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    This blog is great! I look forward to reading it everyday! Keep up the good work!

  117. Carmen Frank
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on fb and pinterest! Love seeing your work!!

  118. Karen
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Done, done and done! Thanks :)

  119. Chante
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I really enjoy your blog! I am just starting to get back into sewing after a long hiatus and love checking out your refashions for inspiration.

  120. Charlotte Clayforth
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on facebook! :) You inspired me to try my first refashion a few months ago, very basic but nothing i would of been confident with before, Thank you!

  121. Jolene
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Keeps saying I need to learn how to sew better!!

  122. Katherine
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to own this since I don’t have a sewing machine of my own, good luck to everyone entering! :D

  123. raeven13
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Following you on facebook now. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and I love it. It’s so awesome of you to do this. Whoever wins will be a very lucky person!

  124. Michele
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! It really gets me thinking how I look at clothes. follwing you on Pinterest!

  125. Samantha Morton
    August 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I could do with a push myself. How lovely of you to pay it forward :)

  126. Caty
    August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve actually bought myself a clothing rail a-la-jillian so all the items I want to refashion is in open view, not hidden under the bed anymore!

  127. Tami
    August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I love you and your blog! I look forward to it every day!!

  128. Heidi Blair
    August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Fb: check; Pinterest: check; not on twitter :(
    I’ve followed you for quite some time (even explored ALL of the archives) and love what you do. I’m a mad, crazy sew-geek but hadn’t really explored the world of refashioning until reading your blog (I usually just use a pattern). But refashioning is so much fun! If my husband cleans out his closet, i’m right there snatching up old shirts etc. So, thanks for the inspiration! I wish we lived near a goodwill warehouse but sadly, it is 6 hours north :(. Keep up the good work & amazing refashioning!

  129. Erin Hill-Dowdle
    August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I want to go to there! Seriously though, with the necessary pant alterations that hubby requires and the baby stuff I want to make, plus the stuff that I see from your awesome site – I wants!!

  130. Jacquelyn Karp
    August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked, shared, followed, retweeted, pinned…. DONE!
    Love your blog!

  131. Brianna Perez
    August 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve done it all! Hope I win! :) i love doing arts and crafts and sewing :)

  132. Monique
    August 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Yay!! Shared and Pinned!!! Thanks!

  133. Meagan Cooke
    August 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, what an awesome giveaway! I hope I win!!!

  134. Ashley
    August 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. It is very inspiring!

  135. Jandcritters
    August 5, 2013 at 3:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I LOVE following your blog!! Love your refashes! I have fulfilled the contest obligations and am excited to have a chance to win the sewing machine!

  136. Heidi B
    August 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I have shared, shared and more shared! You are absolutely wonderful!

    :)

  137. Shannon Kummari
    August 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog!

  138. Christina
    August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Check, check, and check! Love the blog!

  139. Sarah P.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been following you since I saw you on a morning show! I love watching and seeing what you have coming up. I have seen a ton of your posts on pinterest, and I love following whats on your facebook page! I can’t wait to move to cali so I can get my hands on a few thrift stores to start working on some refashioning of my own! Thanks for always inspiring. I also am finally ordering my dress former this week!! I can’t wait and I hope I can win this machine!

  140. Stacey
    August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned the giveaway on Pinterest. I have a sewing machine, but my friend has been talking about getting one. :)

  141. Judy Baril Stone
    August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Love reading your posts and following your fun adventures. Thanks for sharing.

  142. Robyn Swensen
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest! I have a great machine, but I would give this to a friend to share the love :)

  143. Bonnie Lehman Gergely
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Sewing is something I’ve wanted to get into for a while. I’ve borrowed my mother’s sewing machine a couple times and I like to take on ambitious projects – like buying a pattern and fabric and sewing a Greek Goddess-type halloween costume for my sister’s birthday present with zero experience. The project/process was awesome and I loved the results, but everytime I think about buying a machine, either new or used, I never actually go through with it. I’d love to WIN a sewing machine, that takes the pressure of wasting money off the table!

  144. Heather
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been looking at getting a new machine. I have a trusty yet dated, Early 80s Montgomery Wards. My mom bought it used and handed down to me. I’ve been using it for a good 20 years!

  145. Djem
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    This is so awesome!

  146. Susan S.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Of course I already had you liked on Facebook, and I’ve been meaning to share your blog with my mother (we’re sharing a new re-fashioning obsession). What better way to introduce her to you than sharing an awesome giveaway?

  147. Stephanie Daniel
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I would SOOOO love to win. You basically described me, I want to learn to sew, being inspired by your blog and by a friend of mine who has become such a great seamstress in such a short time! Please pick me!!! :D Plus, I did ALL 3!!

  148. autumn smith
    August 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I found you on pinterest and have been following you for a while (and spent several days looking at past entries! but my boss DOES NOT need to know that! :)) I follow you on Facebook and now on pinterest….sorry don’t tweet :( I am very impressed by the things you do…and I LOVE to sew! But with 3(almost) children, and full time job…I have no time…so I live vicariously through you! Thank you!

  149. JenGentry
    August 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m sure with a new sewing machine that I will sew better, right??

  150. Deborah Milan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow this is an awesome giveaway !!! I have been following your blog for a few weeks now .. as I am also thinking of getting a sewing machine but havent yet for the exact same reasons you stated in this post hehe .. so I SOO wish to win this lol .. Gd Luck to everyone =)) and I just shared on pinterest x x x

    • deborah milan
      August 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm (9 months ago)

      Btw Pay it forward is one of my favourite movies <3

  151. Becky
    August 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Ok, I don’t do Facebook, Pinterest, or twitter (I’m old) but I also don’t need a machine. I am only leaving this message to let you know how awesome I think you are. AND, I think it’s a great idea to give away something that can change your life. I refashion all kinds of things for both myself and my daughter and I am always so flattered when I get compliments. Keep up the great work. I get so excited when a new post shows up in my mailbox!!

  152. Jodi
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    I had a sewing machine when I was in high school and I lost interest. I’ve regretted not keeping it for years.

  153. Samantha M
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog…I’ve been following since you were bald–That makes me sound like a stalker.

  154. Amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win–have wanting to sew for a long time:)

  155. Jay Kerr
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    You rock! Cheers!

  156. jeannie patrick
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared, pinned, and retweeted! Mememememe!

  157. Yesi Guerrero
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your refashions i try new things all the time but you are an inspiration.

  158. Andps
    August 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Always excited when I see a post from you! I’ve been researching machines for, oh, three months. Maybe one just needs to arrive on my doorstep!

  159. Renee
    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I did everything but Twitter because I am not on there ! But THANKS ! Pick ME !!!

  160. meagenridley9
    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Done and Done! I hope I win!

  161. Patricia
    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. It’s really inspired me to look at the clothes around me in a different way. I followed and pinned on Pinterest.

  162. Danielle
    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try all this stuff for forever but haven’t put down the money for one of these…I love reading through all the posts!

  163. East Coast Momma
    August 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your work! I am a mother of two and I am extremely thrifty! I would love a machine!!!

  164. Robin Anderson
    August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

    If I win, I vow to give the machine to my friend Kalyn, who has always wanted to learn how to sew. Here’s hoping!

  165. Erika Rae King
    August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love your blog and your creativity is outstanding. I discovered you about a year ago and was so inspired by your story and what you do. I even refashion a lot of my own clothes now :) Absolutely love you! Also my sewing machine is a dinosaur and I can’t afford a new one. Student budget, you know haha. Keep on being fantastic!!

  166. Sam
    August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

    Do we have to share all 3? Or can we do the ones we are currently using?
    I don’t use twitter… and I’d really rather not.

    • ReFashionista
      August 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm (9 months ago)

      As long as you share one of ‘em, you’re fine. :)

      • Sam
        August 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm (9 months ago)

        Alright I got two shared :)

        This is a really awesome give away. Your blog is incredible… it really is.

    • ReFashionista
      August 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm (9 months ago)

      As long as you share one of ‘em, you’re fine. :)

  167. Rebecca
    August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m not going to lie, I want this! :) I have a Brother, but it’s a very basic model. It still works wonderfully, but I could use an upgrade. If I win this, I am giving my older machine to my sister. Thanks!

  168. Naomi Nichols
    August 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve sewn since I was a kid. My mom taught me. In recent years I’ve been deterred from sewing because of the ridiculous prices of fabric in the stores near me. Finding your blog opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at clothing. I’ve also always thrifted, but for some silly reason it never occurred to me to put the two together…duh! Now my bags overfloweth at the dollar a pound Goodwill and fill a bag specials at local church rummage sales. As an environmentally conscious (and cheap) individual, refashioning is the perfect hobby for me. Thank you so much for turning me on to it! You already paid it forward to me, even if I don’t win the machine!

  169. Amy
    August 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm (9 months ago)

    You inspire me to be crafty!! I am in college and can not afford one, but could surely use one! There’s only so much I can do hand sewing and with fabric glue. If I had one I could finally make a shirt and some purses with the awesome fabrics I’ve been hoarding in my closet. And of course refashion some thrift finds!

  170. Anna
    August 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you! Your blog has inspired me to dye a few things and do simple re-fashions that just involve scissors and/or hand sewing but I have yet to take the leap into major sewing projects.

  171. nanabobana
    August 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi, I never learned to sew clothes and if I win, I probably won’t sew clothes (altho I love seeing what you and your readers do), but I love making stuff out of other stuff. I bought a little cheap machine just to make light-blocking cloth shades for my room out of a heavy comforter and I even made my own bias tape! If I win your cool little machine, I will pass my almost brand-new one on to someone deserving! Thanks for the fun!

  172. Joan Masters
    August 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog is great. I have dabbled in upcycling for quite a while and love your style.

  173. Ave
    August 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm (9 months ago)

    I discovered your blog about a month ago, and I love it. Very inspirational. Following on Pinterest now too ;)

  174. Lettetia Elsasser
    August 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been a fan for a very long time and liked you on facebook over a year ago, and also follow your Pinterest boards. What a lovely thing to do, give away a sewing machine. Perchance you will start a new hobby for someone else; maybe me [I do sew, nearly every day]

  175. Buffy Neptune
    August 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on FB & fingers crossed!

  176. Cheryl Sleeth
    August 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm (9 months ago)

    done, and done!!! I love your blog…I’m green with envy with your FINDS, and how you are able to be creative enough to see something NEW in something OLD….count me in for the giveaway!!!! and please, keep being creative!!! I live vicariously thought you! :-)

  177. Lauren
    August 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm (9 months ago)

    My machine broke a long time ago and I have desperately been wanting a new one! Following you on Pinterest, my favorite. THANKS!

  178. Tia Marie
    August 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I already own a Brother, but I’ve been dying to teach my best friend the sewing ropes and a new machine would bring us oh-so-much closer together! =) Pick me!!

  179. Morgan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm (9 months ago)

    It’s really swell that you’re doing this giveaway! Thanks for being so nice! I love your blog. It even makes me think of how we can refashion clothes for my little girls.

  180. Amber
    August 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Following you on twitter and re-tweeted. I would love a sewing machine so I can finally learn how to sew!

  181. Jenn
    August 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome! Didn’t know you we’re on Pinterest. Glad to follow you there too!

  182. Darby
    August 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Please, please please let me bless someone else with my $5 garage sale sewing machine when I pay it forward. If I get this I will start my own blog about refashions for extra tall and large women. My 36″ inseam thanks you!

  183. Vicki Bronson
    August 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm (9 months ago)

    done & thanks for the great give away!

  184. mgerowMelinda
    August 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m following you on twitter. I would do more refashions if I didn’t have to fight my machine! Love your blog.

  185. Amanda MacLeod
    August 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh man. I would love that. My mom had a singer but I am now a “grown up” and so I don’t have my own sewing machine! But not grown up enough to afford one. :P I have been following you for about 6 months now and I looove everything you do. :)

  186. Mega Behr
    August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

    So generous! I have a friend in mind that is so deserving and would loveto give it to her!

  187. Jenna Caymaz
    August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

    So excited! I don’t really know how to sew but this machine doesn’t look as intimidating as some of the others. Plus Brother is a great brand!

  188. April
    August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

    i already follow you on all 3 so that was easy!!! love your blog and love you!! i would also LOVE to win the sewing machine!! it would save me so much time from having to drag all my stuff to my mother’s house to use hers!

  189. Erica
    August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

    I shared on FB and pinned on Pinterest! Fingers crossed – this is such a great giveaway!

    (Also, longtime lurker, but I LOVE your blog. Can’t even tell you how much you’ve inspired me to look at my closet in a whole new way. Thank you!)

  190. Nichole
    August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Been reading your blog for a while. Started following on Pinterst and pinned this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  191. Kathy S.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for this opportunity! SOOO excited to follow you on Pinterest! Yay!

  192. Caitlin
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    You are such an inspiration and make us all want to refashion! I am glad I happened upon your blog on pinterest almost a year ago! I think it’s awesome you are paying it forward to one of your readers!

  193. sabrina
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    this is an awesome site and an awesome gift you are giving out! i retweeted on twitter and am following you on Facebook. looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

  194. Jaunnette
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    HO-LEEEEEE crud that’s a long list of comments already. I could so use this machine, I’m severely limited by the fact I have no machine so any time I sew, I either have to do it by hand, or go over to someone elses house and use their machine.

  195. Cindy Polzin Huntington
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I REALLLLY COULD USE THIS MACHINE FOR ALL MY APRON MAKING i DO !

  196. sararossana
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    from italy i love you!

  197. Kelly Mahoney
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    My current sewing machine is a 1950 Singer. I love the old girl, but she could use a break!

  198. Kat
    August 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and look forward to your posts on Facebook! Last year my parents got me a little sewing machine for Christmas because I was raving about your blog! I’ve made small things like headbands and wraps, and eventually will start altering my thrift shop finds (by the way if you come to Augusta, I know of a $1 thrift shop)! Of course I’d love to win the sewing machine, but whoever does, I hope they enjoy it!

  199. Priya
    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    This is the most awesome post/pin I have seen all day!!!!! I would be soooooooo happy if I won this…what a great thing to pay it forward! If I win it I will make something for someone else and pay it forward too!! :))))))

  200. Gina W
    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    You are a true inspiration! I love your blog and all your creations!

  201. steph
    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi Jillian,

    I love your blog, and you are such an inspiration! <3

    Steph

  202. Jennifer B
    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I have a Kenmore that I have been using for more than 15 years! Not sure if I could switch machines! but I would certainly give it to a great friend!

  203. Sarah Allen
    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    That rocks!!!! I have started refashioning myself and have fallen madly in love with it! Thank you!!!!!

  204. Whit
    August 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog and would love to win the sewing machine! Please keep up the awesome refashions!

    • Whit
      August 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm (9 months ago)

      And my comment posted three times for some reason. Sorry about that! :P

  205. Becca Robinson
    August 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared! Love your blog and ideas!

  206. Becky Bee
    August 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win! My sewing machine broke. Booooo! I liked and shared the giveaway on FB!

  207. Amber Miller
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m so glad I saw this I have been looking for a sewing machine to get started with but had no idea what to look for. I hope I win!!

  208. Jenn S
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win the sewing machine. I have never touched an actual sewing machine, but I would love to learn how to sew. I am just looking for someone to give me a kick in the behind and some motivation. This might be exactly what I need. ;)

  209. TheRealNicJ
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    OMGOSH!! This is so me!!
    Am I starting to learn too late? Will I like it? Stick with it? Master it?
    I personally think I’ll love sewing (well, maybe not the ironing part! ;))! My goal is to create something for everyone I’m buying for this Christmas! Better get started!
    Shared on all three!! *fingers crossed!*
    Good luck everyone!!

  210. Consuelo Villalobos
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I like that you always have a drink in your hand in your posts, it means you’re celebrating a great new outfit!

  211. Kathryn
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    You’re blog is the bees knees, what a giveaway! Would love to win, but more importantly, your blog has given me great inspiration, I have refashed so many things since I started following your blog!! Thank you Gillian, queen of the sewing machine!!

  212. Mary Anne
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I like you and follow you now! I would be so excited to win a sewing machine! I have been wanting to learn to sew for so long, I keep pinning ideas! Fingers crossed that the next time I go to the thrift store and see that ugly dress I can change it into something cute like you do!!

  213. Melissa M
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I love it,and followed you on Pinterest as a result of this. I am trying to spend less time on Pinterest, and now I think I have been sucked back in.

  214. Laura
    August 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Done, done, and done! Would love a sewing machine of my own!

  215. Allison A.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Friggin’ awesome! What a great thing to do for someone. Thanks.

  216. Whit
    August 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog and would love to win the sewing machine. Please keep it up with the awesome refashions!

  217. Ashley
    August 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my gosh! You have the cutest ideas!

  218. Karen
    August 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I know someone who could use this the same way your friend bought yours for you. So I reiterate what several others have stated, thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  219. Tina
    August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Already following on facebook, twitter & pinterest but this is my first comment. You have totally inspired me to look at old clothes in a whole new way!

  220. Kierstin
    August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Looking forward to taking ReFashionista inspiration to the next level

  221. Heather Ramsey
    August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I keep saying that I am going to learn how to sew but I haven’t taken the time yet. I have a ton of old t-shirts I want to turn into a quilt. Winning a sewing machine would help me get started on that! Also, August 12th is my (gulp) 30th birthday… every 30 year old should know how to sew.

  222. Melissa Ligon
    August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Pick me! Pick me!

  223. Jodi
    August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm (9 months ago)

    My 10 year old daughter and I have read every single post on your blog! We’ve collected our thrift finds and are about to start on a new wardrobe for school.

  224. Allison B
    August 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Repined! Thanks for the great blog and the fun giveaway!

  225. B
    August 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Yay! I hope I win! I need to get going on some refashes and kids costumes!!!

  226. Alisha
    August 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Done amd done! :) facebook and pinterest. Woot

  227. Hilary
    August 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Aw, this is a good idea. :) I remember the first sewing machine I had was an old black Singer with just a few basic functions. I don’t know if I would have even gotten into sewing if it hadn’t been for my mom teaching me and helping me through many problems. My current sewing machine works just fine, but my mom’s keeps having issues and I have a friend that recently expressed interest in sewing. So if I were to win the machine it would either go to my mom or my friend. Thanks again for all your ideas and for sticking with sewing and sharing them for all of us.

  228. Meghann
    August 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I didn’t even know you had a ReFash Facebook! I’m so lame! Will “like” in a minute and cross my fingers! :-)

  229. Ashley Valdez
    August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Repinned! My Singer just broke so this would be a great replacement!

  230. Andrea
    August 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m so happy I came across your blog last year! You inspired me to start refashioning and sewing for myself and it’s gotten me some costuming gigs at a few local theaters – and I am so excited about this! Thank you so much!!

  231. Leah
    August 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been enjoying your blog for awhile now and I think I maybe ready to refashion somethings in my closet.

  232. Rebecca!
    August 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Jillian, this is so amazing! This might be my push, also. I definitely need the outlet and something positive in my life right. Thanks!

  233. claire aldis
    August 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm (9 months ago)

    What a generous prize!!
    What a exciting opportunity, I love your blog and the inspirational is incredible
    I am a member of time bank at the local voluntary centre and planing to start running free art sessions the machine would be an amazing asset. I love the film too! I would log everyone who had a lesson so you could see the it being passed forward,!

  234. Lynae Colbaugh
    August 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm (9 months ago)

    Repinning now!!! I’ve been trying to save for my first sewing machine but this would be way better!!!!!!!!

  235. Amy
    August 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm (9 months ago)

    Love seeing all the fashions! I don’t look at clothes the same anymore!

  236. Gwen
    August 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on FB – this is awesome, thank you for the chance! :)

  237. Gena Boone-Curtis
    August 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm (9 months ago)

    WooHoo sounds awesome….fingers crossed

  238. Cassie Zupke
    August 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi. I love your blog. I don’t need another sewing machine, but there’s a great program called SEEDS for Autism that is teaching young adults with autism how to upcycle/refashion thrift store clothes and other items to sell to support themselves. They’re running a Kickstarter campaign right now in order to buy more sewing machines. Since the winner of your giveaway is randomly determined, the chances of them winning your sewing machine are low. But might you consider highlighting their group and/or Kickstarter campaign in your blog? Here’s a link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/633192035/seeds-for-autism-sewing-our-way-to-independence

    I read your blog every day and love seeing what you’re doing! Thanks.

  239. Elena
    August 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the blog! I hope I win-I could really use one of these:)

  240. Amanda Robert-Curry
    August 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I shared on Facebook. Inspired by you, I went “shopping” in my basement and found a few things that I loved a few years ago but needed updating. Maybe if I had a machine it would go a bit faster!

  241. Hope Yohn
    August 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog!! I’m an aspiring refashionista myself and this would be a great start for me! Crossing my fingers! Thank youuuuu.

  242. Stephanie Barker
    August 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I just recently began refashioning things, but I mostly do so for my 4 year old daughter. She loves to wear dresses and these days the stores are asking so much for them. So as a stay at home mom on a budget i make what i can. Its such a blast going to goodwill on 99¢ Sundays. I’ve found myself not looking at the clothes as what they are (a dress, skirt, blouse etc.); I see it as cheap fabric. You are a great inspiration for new ideas to try. I really enjoy your blog.

  243. Jessica M.
    August 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    First of all, what an awesome guy to buy you that! Second of all, your blog has gotten me through the cold, miserable, lonely winter in Nova Scotia (I’m from Texas going to school here) I have gone back through all the archives, and bookmarked tons of pages I want to try whenever I get enough money to buy a machine and learn how to sew! Being in university doesn’t allow for such extravagant purchases as a sewing machine :) I’m having my mom help me refashion my wedding dress this fall, so I’ll have to send in a Reader ReFash! Anyway, I love your blog and forgive me for waiting to comment until I could get something out of it.

  244. kristin
    August 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Long been following your facebook and just shared your post! Thanks for the chance!

  245. Jodi Brecke
    August 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this pay it forward idea and look forward to the posts everyday, they are a day brightener and make me want to start refashioning too.

  246. marxl1
    August 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm (9 months ago)

    Cheers to my favorite blogger on the internet!! :D

  247. Shelby Pennycuff
    August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Hello! I liked and shared on Facebook. I had a sewing machine of my own, but my father broke it, and I’ve been meaning to get a new one. Here’s hoping I get this one (I’m crossing my fingers and my toes).

  248. Monica
    August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to give a sewing machine to my sister. Hers broke and yours truly now does her sewing. Thank you!

  249. Amanda D
    August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great give away! Thanks for your great ideas and cost-saving fashion! I’ve been inspired all summer and finally started sewing again!

  250. Ris
    August 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Ooh love this giveaway. I tweeted it (@Thisris)!

  251. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I have the perfect friend in mind! Thanks for the giveaway!

  252. Pam Jones
    August 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm (9 months ago)

    My 1st machine was an Elgin, all metal and weighed a TON but it was a work horse. Because of you, I look at clothes a whole different way now.

  253. Lynda Vernia
    August 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I love the machine my Mom & Dad gave me for my 21st birthday but let’s just say its getting up there in years! Would love a new machine but will always keep my old one too. You have inspired me to actually do some of the refashions I’ve always imagined but thought were too crazy to actually DO!! Love you girlie, you are my star!!

  254. Celeste Kennard
    August 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this!!!!

  255. Kris
    August 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm (9 months ago)

    What a fabulous giveaway!

  256. Joy
    August 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! You are such an inspiration for people to get out to the thrift stores and refashion something! I love to watch how you quickly refashion an item and you end up looking so beautiful in it. You make it look so easy. I would love to win the sewing maachine so I can follow in your footsteps. Thank you for sharing!

  257. Natalie Meyer
    August 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm (9 months ago)

    LOVE your blog! Awesome giveaway :)

  258. Rebecca Grochowski
    August 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm (9 months ago)

    What a cool idea! My 9 year old daughter has been wanting to learn to sew, and I would love to teach her on a decent machine. (And then I could pay it forward and give away my old sewing machine!)

  259. Leanna
    August 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and all the cool transformations you do! I’m using a sewing machine that my Grandfather bought my Mother more than 20 years ago, it’s a good machine but I have used many sear words while using it so I think it’s time for a new one!!! Pick me Pick me!!! Lol!!!

  260. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm (9 months ago)

    All steps completed! Love your blog and wait eagerly for your updates. :-) I have been desperate to try refashioning my thrift store finds but the machine I got in high school is not in the best condition after 10+ years and countless moves later. Fingers crossed!

  261. lisao
    August 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm (9 months ago)

    You are awesome…I do have my own and I use it a lot…good luck to all you….Jillian you have a heart of GOLD…and thank Alex for making you a new more confidant person…hugs

  262. Tam
    August 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I have liked, shared and pinned! I am kicking myself for not following you on Pintrest before, it never even crossed my mind. So now I am up to date. Keep up the great work!

  263. Ginny Carlson
    August 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great way to encourage people to continue on their path of sewing, re-fashioning, following whatever passion they want to pursue! I have a good friend who is beginning her sewing journey and enjoying it immensely! Her own sewing machine would be such a gift!
    Thanks for this opportunity to give “the gift tha tkeeps on giving” :)

  264. Niki Haney
    August 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm (9 months ago)

    You have inspired me to try more than just taking in shirts and hemming pants! I even want my own dressform now. Crossing my fingers for a nice sewing machine to add, if not me I know it will brighten someone’s day considerably. :)

  265. Courtney
    August 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Alrighty, fb and pinned. lol Oh, you have a new follower now, my sis Roxie. We want to try to get together and do a fan re-fash!

  266. Heidi
    August 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Great blog, lady! You are my secret indulgence in a chaotic business world. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!! :D

  267. Beth
    August 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm (9 months ago)

    When I first discovered this blog I was intrigued. Now, after many months of reading and following it and you, I am inspired. When I go thrift shopping now I am on the lookout for things that I could refashion, or try to refashion. I haven’t redone anything yet, bc when we moved I somehow lost the cord to my sewing machine and had to buy a new one. I’m still searching through boxes for my sewing basket.

    But, THANK YOU for showing me how refashioning can be inspiring and fun!!

  268. Sara
    August 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow I think I’m going to love this blog

  269. Maddy Matthews
    August 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm (9 months ago)

    This would be perfect timing! My very low end brother machine just basically died and I have been unable to so any sewing! I follow you everywhere and have been reading your blog for several years now. I love that you are doing a giveaway like this. Spread the joy of sewing and creation!

  270. Jennifer Phelps
    August 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked and shared on facebook and pinned! I really hope I win because my machine is all sorts of broken down.

  271. CamiB
    August 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Your story is so familiar to mine. I have always said I wished I could sew. I even tried taking a sewing class at a technical college after I finished grad school but it turned out to be a group class and not helpful. Your blog still causes me to dream about learning.

  272. Chrissie Oates
    August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm (9 months ago)

    All done :) I adore your blog and it makes me smile every time a new post pops up in my inbox! Xx Chrissie Oates xX

  273. Catena
    August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I am afraid of a sewing machine, but maybe a free one would push me to sew!

  274. Sophie Y
    August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh I could do so many things with this sewing machine! I could finally make all the things I’ve planned to make from Pinterest!

  275. Colleen
    August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I have literally been thinking the exact same thing about a sewing machine! I know I need to take the plunge and teach myself! Thanks for all of your great refash ideas :)

  276. JILL
    August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm (9 months ago)

    Mis read it with all the excitement and I’ve done everything ha ha x I too have recently learned to sew on a Brother machine…thanks for opening the competition to everyone!! English army wife currently living in Cyprus …eeekkkk exciting!!

  277. Destiny B.
    August 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm (9 months ago)

    I Have A Baby On The Way And Have Literally Been Dreaming Of Sewing! I Would LOVE To Win!!

  278. Stephanie Hernandez
    August 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm (9 months ago)

    LOVE your blog. Don’t have a machine right now but I’ve done a few refashions sewing by hand. *DUM DUM DUM* I know, I know…a pain and very time consuming, but I love it! Keep up the good work!

  279. tammy Borden
    August 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I already have a machine,but my daughter has always wanted to learn to sew. I can’t afford a machine for her and we live in different states….She just had a new baby with heath problems and has two teen age girls, I would love for her to be able to have some fun sewing outfits for all of them!!

  280. Felicity Hills
    August 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Your site is amazing and you are such an inspiration for me! My school provides sewing machines, but I won’t have access after the summer. Hopefully, I’ll get my act together and send in a reader refashion before I leave!

  281. Laura
    August 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm (9 months ago)

    My daughters are having a blast thinking of ways to refashion. Thanks for your inspirations!! Following you on Pinterest and blog!! <3

  282. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! It has inspired so many of my own refashions! Thanks for sharing your art with us.:)

  283. Lori Moore
    August 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm (9 months ago)

    I did the things! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

  284. Amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm (9 months ago)

    followed & pinned on pinterest!!! yay! for a giveaway! this would be great to win!!!

  285. Suzy R
    August 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Your refashions are awesome! I have been sewing a lot, my 8 year old daughter wants her own “cool machine”

  286. Vanessa Overbeeke
    August 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Your Blog Is The Best! I Hope I Win!What A Blessin!

  287. Tara
    August 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared and liked on Pinterest and FB…I don’t do twitter…I love bargain shopping at Garage Sales and thrift stores and friends always compliment me on my finds, but being able to alter items would be an all new high!!:)

  288. Tiffany Jobke
    August 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Following on Pinterest! Would love to learn to sew and make baby carriers for other new mamas!!

  289. Mia
    August 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I would just love a new sewing machine. I have one (that my boyfriend got me, because he got tired of my excuses. Yay!), but it’s r e a l l y old and actually no good anymore.

  290. Meg
    August 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this give away! I retweeted to my friends. (@Meg_mcuzz)

  291. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your projects, and following you has inspired me to bust out the old sewing machine and get back into the swing of things!

  292. Megan Byerly
    August 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Hey there. Did everything on the list. Just want to say that your blog is pretty awesome. Would love to be able to refashion my own clothes and a sewing machine would be helpful. :-) keep up the great work.

  293. Emme
    August 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm (9 months ago)

    you’re so rad!
    Thanks!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
    I have some curtains that I think would make an amazing skirt!

  294. Georgia
    August 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm (9 months ago)

    WooHoo! What a wonderful thing you’re doing! Good luck to all!

  295. Sara Hawker
    August 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Yeeha! I’d love a new sewing machine, not that the circa 1965 from my grandma isn’t great, but I’m pretty sure there are more functions these days than straight and zig-zag!

  296. Becky Rhoades
    August 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Woohoo liked and shared on Facebook!cant wait!

  297. Rachel
    August 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned on Pinterest! This is such a great giveaway! I would love to win this sewing machine!

  298. Brianne
    August 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I have the cutest shirt all ready to be sewn into the proper configuration, but I have yet to buy a sewing machine so I can actually fix the damage I’ve done with my scissors. It’s already looking better, though! I love your blog. Now I’m obsessively reading every sewing blog I can find so I’ll be ready when I finally do invest in a sewing machine.

  299. Lori nichols
    August 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm (9 months ago)

    So would live an upgrade!

  300. Pink
    August 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog….have been collecting Goodwill finds but haven’t but still haven’t figured out how to use my sewing machine…would love for my daughter to take up sewing
    with me…hoping having a sewing partner will do the trick!!! You’re amazing!

  301. Terrill taylor
    August 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm (9 months ago)

    PLEASE PICK ME! PLEASE PICK ME! I need a sewing machine and IF I win one from YOU….. Hummmm….it might have SPECIAL POWERS and I can create designer fashions too! Well it MIGHT rub off on me? A little? Anyway, win or not, I LIVE for your next post!! Thank you for your GRAND inspirational ideas. Until I saw you holding up a big navy n white polka dot outfit I would have NEVER have become addicted to YOUR POSTS, AND THRIFT STORES sooo THANK YOU!

  302. christinapertz1
    August 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m a huge fan of your blog and this is awesome! I have been a facebook fan (Chris Pertz) and now I shared this giveaway. I cannot believe I did not know you had a Pinterest page, (christinapertz) but that is now remedied! And I’ve retweeted your Giveaway tweet to my followers! @crazyamazinlife christina[dot]pertz[at]gmail[dot]com

  303. Beth
    August 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Better than a “chicken dinna”

  304. Liz
    August 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the opportunity! Maybe I’ll be able to “un-permanently-borrow” my MIL’s machine? My sewing machine got stolen in high school and I would love to have my own again!

  305. Carrie MacLean
    August 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm (9 months ago)

    I learned to sew on my grandma’s old Singer. But the first machine I bought for myself 25 years ago, was a Brother. I think after 25 years, it’s time to upgrade to a newer (and might I add, more reliable) model!

  306. Haley G
    August 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I like you on FB and shared your giveaway :) What an awesome giveaway it is! I teach sewing lessons and there is nothing I love more than seeing the excitement of someone when they finish their first project by themselves!

  307. Brigette
    August 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win a machine! I have the same excuses you had all those years ago and, with planning a wedding, I have no funds to spare for a machine!

    Best Wishes!

  308. Amy
    August 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm (9 months ago)

    done done and done! my sister and i love your page, we follow you religiously! xoxox keep up the great work

  309. Cece
    August 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I hope that I win this because both of mine have crapped out on me & my sister wants to start her business into overload T AT Ty for the giveaway and I hope you wish of good luck rubs onto me XD

  310. Angie Scharbau
    August 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow! what A Great Start To A Fun Hobby. Love You aret Still friends.

  311. Stacy Salmon
    August 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked your page, and even shared your contest. I’m glad you followed your dream :)

  312. Jessica Lo
    August 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I am so in love with your blog, and the message behind it! I follow you on FB and shared your giveaway.
    p.s: I used to love sewing, and made creepy stuffed animals, complete with costumes, which I then gave away to unsuspecting relatives. What was up with that phase, I don’t know.

  313. Teena
    August 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog, you make awesome things :)
    (liked and shared on Facebook)

  314. Missy Bedell Demers
    August 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked you and FB and shared the giveaway! Love your blog and would love to win. :)

  315. happyplaceblogAshOLee
    August 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared! I LOVE paying it forward- what a FANTASTIC idea!!! (especially since my sewing machine is on the fritz… )

  316. Pat B
    August 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm (9 months ago)

    ReFashionista Rocks!

  317. Su
    August 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Only just started getting your email alerts, but look forward to them every day. Being a bit dim, I didn’t realise I could follow you on Pinterest too! So dutifully done!

  318. morielia
    August 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm (9 months ago)

    What a sweet thing to do for your followers. I really hope that it inspires someone to dive into sewing. I just finished my first refashion thanks to the inspiration you’ve given me!

  319. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Even if I don’t win, that is an awesome story!

  320. Rachel
    August 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I would sew LOVE to win this!!! (Ok Haha cheesy pun!!)

  321. Cami
    August 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been filling you on FB. So I shared the giveaway. My daughter wants a sewing machine for her birthday, she will be 8. Thanks!

  322. phelan
    August 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm (9 months ago)

    what a great giveaway!

  323. alejandra
    August 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Aw this is so nice of you! I love your blog and always wait to get an email about your posts! I have baskets of clothes to sew, this would be helpful!

  324. Amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on Pinterest, & I have pinned this giveaway. ;)

  325. Diana
    August 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! You inspire me. I originally found you when I repinned one of your genious refasions, but didn’t know you were on Pinterest. Going to find you now and follow.

  326. Amy B Perrault
    August 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm (9 months ago)

    If I win, I am simply going to sew my arse off. And I will name the machine after you. xo

  327. Sabrina Cooper
    August 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Consider yourself followed! (on Pinterest, that is). I already follow your blog on Bloglovin and LOVE your refashions. I’ve even done a few myself – some good, some…. we won’t talk about those. I’ve got a 1950-something machine and would love to see how a new one stitches. My Singer is very dependable, but zigzag would be a HUGE step forward! :0) Thanks for the chance!

  328. Soula D'Silva
    August 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Finally think it’s about time I took up sewing. My mum always made my sister and I clothes when we were little. I like to look different to everyone else and this will be just the ticket to help me to continue to do so…….fingers crossed!

  329. missy kenney
    August 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm (9 months ago)

    What a nice thing to do…..would love to win am starting to get my grand daughter interested in sewing she sits on my lap and helps. I am having a great time teaching the next generation to sew!

  330. Cristine
    August 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm (9 months ago)

    My sewing machine became possessed and started sewing crazily by itself this morning, so it would be so awesome if I won this if mine can’t be fixed. Also I followed you on Pinterest.

  331. Lisa Foster
    August 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked and shared the post on Facebook. Your blog is totally inspiring and I need a sewing machine to start refashioning my own thrift store finds!

  332. Barbara Mattler
    August 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog….i would love to start something like it of my own but i dont have a machine hence the reason I followed you on pinterest to enter your giveaway.

  333. Whit
    August 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog and would love to win the sewing machine. Please keep up the awesome refashions!

  334. Miranda
    August 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Love you so much!

  335. Alisa
    August 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Ooooh So exciting! I already follow you on Pinterest and pinned this, liked and shared on FB and just love your blog all the way around!!!

  336. Raschel
    August 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to have your first sewing machine be my first sewing machine!

  337. Brooke
    August 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I love the idea of paying any good deed forward, and in particular this one would be soooo great. My old old machine (I call her Nance, and she grumbles a lot and likes to chew on material!) is on her last legs and has tension issues and can really only do wonky lines at the moment, so I would so love a new machine. I adore your blog and look forward to each post. But more than that, you have already been playing the pay it forward game because you have inspired me to tackle lots of refash’s. Thanks!!!!

  338. Cerys Morgan
    August 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the blog, its inspired me to start sewing again myself

  339. Erin Modlin
    August 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh, this couldn’t have come at a better time! My mother just gave me one of my grandmother’s old black and gold Singer sewing machines to try and attempt my first EVER sewing refashion. It’s a beautiful machine but sadly, just isn’t right for me. It needs a lot of TLC and I simply don’t know what to do for it. Winning this would be fantastic!! I’m off to share all the rest! Thanks so much!

  340. Krista
    August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm (9 months ago)

    This is awesome. I’m just starting to get into refashions

  341. TinaS
    August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Just like everyone else, I too love your blog. I already follow you on Facebook but now I also follow you on pinterest and twitter. I have reposted this on all three social media’s. I just hope none of my friends need a sewing machine which would decrease my odds of winning. :-) Thank you for paying it forward.

  342. Emily H.
    August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared On Pinterest And Facebook And Twitter :) This Is An Awesome Giveaway!!!! :)

  343. Kayla
    August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared the post on FB. What a wonderful giveaway! My mom’s old Brother is what I first started sewing on, and I’ve never looked back.

  344. Angela Wills
    August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway! I shared your post on facebook :)

  345. Kelsey
    August 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm (9 months ago)

    I repinned the giveaway on pinterest, now this is my comment! Been wanting to learn how to sew for long time :)

  346. Courtney
    August 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Done. I love your blog and have been inspired to keep a very open mind while thrifting

  347. Brooke
    August 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! It’s so inspiring! I would love to get a sewing machine and follow in your talented footsteps. :)

  348. Jessica Petree
    August 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! I retweeted (@japetree) an I would love to learn to see before I have my baby!

    • Jessica Petree
      August 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm (9 months ago)

      Oops that is supposed to say “and I would love to learn to SEW” before I have my baby. I got too excited by the prospect of winning! I also shared on FB :D

  349. Sherry Rupe
    August 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm (9 months ago)

    This would be a wonderful prize to win. Thank you for the chance. Hope to hear from you soon. :-)

  350. premiumweb
    August 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Neat contest! Thanks so much for having it. I did all 3 of the “choose one” items LOL

  351. Cheryl Esquilin
    August 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I am happy I’ve stumbled on your blog – You are very inspirational, and I appreciate how you show how easy it is. I have done some repurposing of my own after scouring all your pictures. Thanks for all the fun pictures. I’ve passed your blog along to my daughters and several other crafters I have meet. Keep up the good work.

  352. Kimber Rae Tatman
    August 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm (9 months ago)

    Love upcycling…refashioning!!! Insipiring blog!

  353. Emily (@SweetMissEmi)
    August 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm (9 months ago)

    Done, done, aaaand done! Followed you on Twitter, retweeted, and commented!

  354. Angie
    August 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm (9 months ago)

    This is a wonderful give-a-way. My sewing machine is about 20 years old and a new one would be great.

  355. Martina
    August 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm (9 months ago)

    I already follow you on all three networks simply because I’m obsessed with this blog, and I repinned this, so here is my comment. I’m a high school senior who is about to go to college next fall. Obviously my cash flow is minimal right now, which is horribly effecting my want to learn how to sew and the amount of clothes I buy. This opportunity. Is huge for me and I hope to win, but If I don’t I hope whoever does has a great time using it. Thank you!

  356. positivitygalore
    August 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi! I love your ideas and how you don’t care what people think. You do your own thing and move on. Thanks for this opportunity! It would be great for my future sorority days as well as refashing!

  357. Carmelle
    August 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been loving this blog the past few months! You’re so creative!

  358. Margie Gordon
    August 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm (9 months ago)

    You are so creative! With your blog you’ve made me look at my clothes in a whole new way. Thanks!

  359. Lindsay
    August 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m about to attempt my first ever refashion thanks to you, Jillian! Happy to share some Refashionista love on Facebook and Pinterest.

  360. Cindy Anglin
    August 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I think what you are doing is wonderful! I have two girls that like to sew, my mom is a seamstress and I sew for my girls and friends! It is becoming a lost art and I would love to win to be able to pass the art of sewing along to someone else.

  361. Jenna
    August 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been wanting to get a sewing amchine for a long time now…..maybe this will be my luck day. :)

  362. allie
    August 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed you on pinterest and repined this awesome giveaway. I have wanted a sewing machine for so long and my excuses sound a lot like yours did. This would be such an amazing opportunity – thanks!!

  363. Ruth
    August 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    You inspired me to start thinking in refashioning terms before throwing anything out. It would be nice to sew on a modern machine for a change. :)

    (I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest)

  364. Rachel
    August 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Been following you on pinterest and think the things you create are amazing, would love to be able to try some of your refashions

  365. Ms. Attitude
    August 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome! I follow you on Twitter and I love your blog.

  366. kaysie
    August 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    it would be amazing to win the machine!! my birthday is in 2 weeks, but i would probbly give it to a friend, she has been going through a lot.

  367. Kate Malongowski
    August 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    OMG! Your blog seriously made me go back to the sewing machine again, for the first time since high school. During my HS days, I was known for refashioning shirts into skirts, dresses, etc. But now, at 25, I’m doing it again. Only thing is, my sewing machine isn’t what it used to be. I would luuuuurve to get a new machine!! I already like your Facebook page. :)

  368. angiegmckinney
    August 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared all over! I don’t have a sewing machine at all so this would be awesome!

  369. Amy
    August 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been in the exact same rut as you were! Fingers crossed. :)

  370. Dana
    August 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this log, makes me want to keep my creative juices flowing! Thanks:)

  371. tconner22
    August 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Refashionista is the best! I love your blog!

  372. Casey
    August 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. You have inspired me to do some of my own thrift store refashions. A sewing machine would be awesome and give my fingers a rest from hand stitching.

  373. Biddy Brumpton
    August 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the blog and, even if I don’t win, I want you to know what an inspiration you’ve been! I’ve been told I’m losing my job at the end of the year and I’m hoping to start my own business selling retro clothing. No doubt I’ll end up doing some refashioning myself! It’s an exciting/wonderful/scary prospect and you make my day with every blog showing me how much fun breathing life into old clothes can be. Thanks!

  374. Kristin Craig
    August 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked you on Facebook and followed on Pinterest! I love your blog and get so much inspiration from what you can do on a small budget! Hope I get the sewing machine!!!!

  375. Brenda
    August 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love to win! Time to teach my girls to learn to sew!

  376. Jordan
    August 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm (9 months ago)

    RT’d (@jayemkae) on Twitter! Thanks for the chance to win!

  377. Kassie
    August 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm (9 months ago)

    So happy I’ve found your blog! You make all your refashions look so easy and inspires me to want to try my own! I’m literally in love with your tone and sassiness on your blog– we would be the best of friends!

  378. Tara
    August 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm (9 months ago)

    You are shared on fb and pinned :-) I love your ideas. I’m brave enough to refash t-shirts but haven’t moved beyond that. I’m a plus sized gal and I’m afraid it won’t turn out right! That being said I probably shouldn’t care if it’s something from the thrift store or something I’m giving away anyway right??? Well I’d love to give the gift of refashion to a friend! I have a couple that would love it!

  379. Barbara
    August 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I love that you have Pinterest and Facebook pages as well!! Thanks for all the work you do and willingly share it with others! What a sweet giveaway! It’d be awesome to upgrade and donate my machine to other refashionistas!

    I’ve done several refashions inspired by you. I bought 5 “third grade teacher” dresses (think: tank top maxi, but in other fabrics) to redo. (PS-hilarious that you call it that! I am a 4th grade teacher!) One I shortened and made v-neck, one I turned around unzipped to make v-neck and turned into a shirt, the bottom of that is going to be a flowy top (similar to your skirt is shirt) if I can figure out how to get armholes. I still have several waiting. Any other suggestions for them?

  380. Megan Wolvin
    August 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your creativity! I’ve been using my moms machine but I would love to have my own since I’m off to college soon!

  381. pamibell
    August 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Hope I can win this machine for some of those fancy stitches my OLD machine (metal machine from the 50′s) doesn’t have. Would be nice to advance my skills. Thanks being an inspiration :)

  382. Miranda Wei
    August 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog has been an inspiration to me! I recently graduated from high school and couldn’t find a dress that I liked (or was within my budget) so I decided to make my own. I honestly have minimal experience with sewing, but with enough help from YouTube, lots of spare time and some luck, I made a dress that I’m really proud of. I’m lucky that my mom had an old sewing machine lying around, but I’d love to have my own when I go off to college this year. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful projects!

    You can see a picture here: http://pinterest.com/pin/260786634645490828/

  383. Sarah W
    August 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I like you for always I have loved you for a while now… as long as I win my best friend you’ll forever be. :)

  384. Cory
    August 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you so much for doing a giveaway! I would love to win, but even if I don’t I hope some other refashionista wannabe benefits. Fun!

  385. Rebekah Shope Thomas
    August 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for your great blog! This is the only blog I follow… I love the styles you come up with. I recently bought a machine, so if I win this I will gift it to my sister!

  386. Marilyn R.
    August 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked and shared the post on Facebook! I’m new to your site, and I just HAD to read every single post! I love what you’re doing here, and I’m so inspired!

  387. Christina
    August 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Yay for the possibility of a free sewing machine! That’s so nice of you!

  388. Ann DeAngelis Refford
    August 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned and DONE!!! By the way, if you have a spare sewing machine around feel free to recycle it to me :D

  389. Rita
    August 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm (9 months ago)

    This is such an amazing and potentially life changing give away! How exciting, I hope whoever wins (hopefully me) makes hundreds of beautiful re-fashions with it. Now off to the thrift store!

  390. Elizabeth M.
    August 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm (9 months ago)

    You are a great inspiration to beginning sewers, sewers who have been doing it for a while but haven’t tried refashioning things, and anyone who is looking to make the most out of their clothing budget (you have done some awesome no-sew refashions). And you do it all with wit and sincere appreciation for your viewers! We are all a little bit more creative due to your blog and the Brother sewing machine giveaway is just the icing on the cake.

    (I shared the giveaway on FB and pinned on Pinterest)

  391. Angela L.
    August 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I want to learn how to sew so badly! Hopefully I can now!

  392. Karla
    August 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I will now be enjoying my daily dose of Refashionista on ALL my social media and shared for everyone else to enjoy as well!!!!! I think it is awesome that you would ” Pay it forward” this way for someone else to enjoy! You Rock!!!!!!!! =) Good Luck to all!! XoXo

  393. Caitlin Scott
    August 5, 2013 at 5:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I would love to win! I’ve wanted a sewing machine for so long. I have all these great refashion ideas!

  394. Gena S.
    August 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I love to refashion (usually upcyclin’ old Tees into dresses for my 3-year old), but hate my current machine! Have been following you for awhile now on Pinterest and good-old-fashioned emails. Thanks much for this generous contest!

  395. Caryn
    August 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I love watching you create!

  396. Sarah Bowers
    August 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm (9 months ago)

    pinned!!! I’ve been wanting to learn how to sew but I’ve been put off by the cost….

  397. Joy
    August 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Ooooh la la! I just entered in all of the ways. Yay! Good luck to everyone!

  398. baronessheather
    August 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared! Too cool.

  399. Jennifer M
    August 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on FB and Pinned!! Love all you create!

  400. Jocelyn Babasa
    August 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned it and just wanted to tell you that I think you are awesome for doing this giveaway!

  401. Denise
    August 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m following on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway on my Win It Board! I always look forward to seeing your next project

  402. Katherine nott
    August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Yes please! That would be awesome!

  403. Grace
    August 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm (9 months ago)

    ooh I didn’t even know your on twitter!

  404. Robin Garcia
    August 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm (9 months ago)

    All steps complete! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  405. Jasmin
    August 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm (9 months ago)

    This is awesome! Love your site too!

  406. Amy Rick
    August 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared, tweeted and pinned!! I love what you do in the name of fashion!!!

  407. Sonnie Harris
    August 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm (9 months ago)

    August 13th is my birthday, This would be a rockin’ birthday gift! Shared on FB and Pinterest!

  408. Yvonne
    August 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Happy to “like” and “share” ! I don’t sew, no time and no machine, but my husband has hand sewn some curtains !!! Lol, I also have friend who started sewing this year and I introduced your blog a couple months ago, she’s been hesitant to get into adult clothes, maybe she needs a ‘nudge’!

  409. Ann
    August 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve recently gotten reacquainted with sewing and had to steal my mom’s machine – would be so great to have my own! Love this blog and all the great pins!

  410. leenah
    August 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm (9 months ago)

    shared on facebook. tks for the opportunity! and best wishes for fab refashions!

  411. Amy Kulesza
    August 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome way to pay it forward, thank you!

  412. Renee
    August 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I have no idea how to sew, but have been very inspired by your blog.

  413. Michelle Arnold Dominguez
    August 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this blog! Just followed you on Pinterest. Let’s get some doggie refashes going!!

  414. Jessie Meyer
    August 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm (9 months ago)

    This is such a great idea! I’ve followed the blog for a while but didn’t connect the other outlets. Now we’ll be pinning together! I would love to win the machine – my little sister and I have decided to take up sewing as a bonding activity and this would be so helpful!

  415. Ashley Hensley
    August 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for all that you do. You’re such an inspiration  to me. I’ve been dreaming of getting a sewing machine for a long time, but I’ve not been able to afford it. Unfortunately, every time I manage to scrape up the money an unexpected expense for my family occurs that requires the money more than I do. I would really love to win this sewing machine not only for myself, but for my family as well. My husband is very rough on clothing and my daughter grows faster than I can keep up with so it would be nice to be able to repair his clothes as well as get some extra use out of my daughter’s clothes with some simple refashioning. Even if I don’t win I appreciate the consideration, and the fact that you’re paying it forward in such a great way. Thanks again! :-)

  416. Alison Perrault
    August 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm (9 months ago)

    so awesome! i always drool at my friends sewing projects…they should drool at mine!

  417. Amalia
    August 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway, it looks great! I love your refashions, you even got me started doing them!

  418. Naomi
    August 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm (9 months ago)

    This giveaway is so awesome! I would love to get a sewing machine so I can start refashioning for myself!

  419. Jenny
    August 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm (9 months ago)

    You don’t even know how inspiring your refashes are! Really. My closet is more full, more fun, and better-fitting because of you.

  420. heathc123@aol.com
    August 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm (9 months ago)

    my fingers are crossed !I’m still sewing things by hand whenever I get the itch to sew.

  421. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow your blog and I love it. I’m into fairtrade clothing and having been buying used for quite some time … mostly I just take in things I find at Value Village, but you’ve been a great inspiration to get a little more creative! My mom has a super old sewing machine that I’ve been using, but I’d love my own.

  422. Kate
    August 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed and pinned on pinterest and here is my comment! I actually found your blog through pinterest and ended up reading all the back posts in about 2 days. I love your creativity and that you save old clothes and give them new life.

  423. Alex Faye
    August 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Woo hoo! What an awesome gift for some lucky person. I’ve been wanting to share a refashion of my own but I am terrible at remembering to take before shots! One of these days I’m bound to get that step in and then I can share what you’ve inspired me to do.

  424. Sonja Hochstetler
    August 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!!!!

  425. Denise
    August 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Excellent idea. Fortunately I love my machine, cause twitter is another universe to me.
    Love the postings

  426. Lisa
    August 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog, and happy to have FINALLY learned that you are on Pinterest!

  427. Lisbeth Pozo
    August 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this! I’ve been trying to get into the world of refashion :) Thank you for your blog and for this awesome giveaway ^_^

  428. sgsy
    August 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Have been following you on FB and am now following you on Pinterest! Thanks for the giveaway!

  429. Shoshana
    August 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Done and done (my aren’t there a lot of us!)

  430. Catherine Stone
    August 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I know a girl with diabetes who would just love to have her own machine. She comes over to use mine. I would love to pay it forward! (Step 1 also completed!)

  431. Robin Van Vleet
    August 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog makes me feel like I can do it too! Many thanks from a timid sewer!

  432. Shana Ulrich
    August 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! You have inspired me to try to learn to sew and do more thrifting!

  433. My
    August 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm (9 months ago)

    A hopefull comment from “across the pond”, more precisely Sweden. Have followed you for a while in blog-land and, as of today, also on pinterest (and have liked this special post as well of course). :) I love sewing and spend a lot of my precious little free time (don’t have a lot since I’m working, studying and raising a toddler at the same time) thinking up new and fun projects. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration! However, I do desperately need a machine since I suspect my mother is getting tired of me constantly popping over to use hers… Crossing my fingers, and looking forward to your next refash. Local thriftstore is open tomorrow, might get some new ideas. :)

  434. Lyn Edington
    August 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I LOVE your blog. Makes me want to sew more than curtains or pillows! I still use the low tech little Singer my husband bought me shortly after we got married 35 years ago.

  435. Suzann Knudsen
    August 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned, shared and retweeted! After all of the abuse my machine has taken sewing cosplays and costumes this year, it probably would love a best friend to share the workload with :)

  436. Sarah Beth
    August 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm (9 months ago)

    A machine to take to college perhaps…

  437. Paula Pearson
    August 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I have liked and shared on facebook and twitter i have repinned on pinterest i am in the middle of recovering my dining room chairs with a small battery operated £15 machine. So to win this would be a god send

  438. Joi
    August 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I found you through a friend.. I keep meaning to learn to sew..I am 42 haha.
    So I could very much use a first machine.. :)

  439. KD
    August 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm (9 months ago)

    I need a kick in the pants to get back into sewing!

  440. Kelli
    August 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your refashions! You present everything in a way that makes me confident that I can try it too. Thanks for all your sharing and I hope to win this sewing machine so I can give it away to my mom.

  441. Theresa
    August 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love to win and share this machine with a friend who is in need!

  442. Amanda Lee Davis Kaufman
    August 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve “liked” and followed you for some time now (I swear, I’m not a stalker!). I pinned your giveaway on my Pinterest refash board. Your blog has inspired several refashes of my clothing that would have otherwise ended up in the trash, but by far the most awesome inspiration was one that helped my 9 year old daughter fit in at day camp this past summer. Many of the girls wore very trendy and very expensive clothing (200 dollar sneakers! On a 9 year old!), which left my daughter feeling very uncool and in tears on more than one occasion. A few snips and 10 minutes of sewing on my mother’s late 1980s Singer turned one of her favorite (but to her, babyish) tops into a snazzy one-shouldered blouse she’s been wearing nonstop!

  443. Dottie Harris
    August 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm (9 months ago)

    While a new machine would be awesome just finding you on fb and pinterest and twitter was a win win win .:)

  444. Barbara Royse
    August 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm (9 months ago)

    I tweeted it! lol. Always and inspiration. Keep it up. :)

  445. madambutterfly521
    August 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm (9 months ago)

    HI!! I have been reading your blog for some time now thatnks to a friend from work. I have been following you everyday since and I am completely obssesed with your blog. You really are a very talented person and I would love to be the winner of this sewing machine. I have never sewn because my crafting skills are towards making Jewelry and Crochetting. Adding this to my arsenal would really be fantastic so I can jump on to this next step for myself :D Thank you so much for posting as often as you do and sharing your knowledge with those whom can benefit from it. <3

    • madambutterfly521
      August 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks** This is what happens when I type to fast lol

  446. Sarah G.
    August 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great giveaway! I shared on Facebook…

  447. Christie
    August 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked your FB, started following you on Pinterest & pinned your giveaway! :)

  448. Rachel L
    August 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi there! I am so glad you are doing this giveaway. I say to my husband everyday that I want a sewing machine so that I can start learning to sew. Right now it is not in the budget and it is driving me crazy! It would be great if I could win this. Love your blog and follow it faithfully.

  449. Elizabeth Hasan
    August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this!! I did my first tshirt refashion yesterday and am hooked!!

  450. Kelly
    August 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Yes, please! Liked you on Facebook and I’m crossing my fingers and toes. Would totally come in handy for the kids stuff.

  451. Cynthia
    August 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm (9 months ago)

    What a wonderful thing to do! If i won, I know exactly who would receive it, my daughter. :)

  452. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I already do all of those things, but I repinned you!
    I desperately want a sewing machine.

  453. Melisa
    August 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I first found you, Jill, through blog hopping some time in 2011. I love you’re silliness, creativity, out of the box ideas for crazy-looking clothing that would normally end up in the Goodwill bag. I also appreciate you sharing your personal ups and downs with everyone. I never missed a day of your 365 challenge.

    So, here is my comment to qualify for the Pay It Forward contest…..
    I would love to “pay this forward” to a lady who could use it to make charity baby blankets.

    Angel Blessings ~ Melisa

  454. Ashley C
    August 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked, shared! Yay!

  455. Juneann
    August 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration! I’m following on Pinterest!

  456. Cheryl
    August 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned on Pinterest!! Would love to win this so I can give my Mother-in-Law back her sewing machine, which she generously has lent to me, so that i too, could try my hand and sewing. (which i totally have fell in love with)

  457. Melody N
    August 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on twitter as @redmelbug and tweeted about the blog post and retweeted your tweet too! Thanks for a great giveaway, I’ve been inspired to try sewing again after seeing your blog posts!

  458. Elle
    August 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on facebook, but thanks for reminding me about Pinterest! Great contest!

  459. Keri Rogers
    August 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I love following what you do! I have not sewn for years and now I’m thinking maybe I need to take it up again. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  460. Debra Meyers
    August 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your site and I think you are sooo talented and funny.

  461. Helen Chuprevich
    August 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve liked, shared and pinned! No tweeting for me, twitter just confuses me O.o I’d love to win a sewing machine, I left mine behind in the States when I had to move back to the UK, I miss it sew much (Sorry, I know, I know…) and would dearly love to sew again.
    Your blog has been very inspiring to me and has lead to a whole new area of the web that I never knew existed, so thank you for that.
    Helen.

  462. NeKu83
    August 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm (9 months ago)

    After pinning this, here’s a comment from not just across the pond, but in the pond! Bermuda to be exact! Have been enjoying your blog very much and would love to give refashioning a try! You’re a great inspiration, keep up the wonderful work!

  463. Caitlin
    August 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great giveaway. I have a tiny machine meant for mending, but I still try (usually unsuccessfully) to force it to make full-size projects.

  464. Amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Well I retweeted your post and started following you on twitter. I’m sure there are more deserving people than me but I am a fashion design major and it would be awesome to have my own sewing machine. My old Brother machine finally died. I have had it since I was 8 so it did its job. I love your posts so keep up the hard/good work! Look forward to seeing a new refash! Oh and hope you do a little back story on whoever wins the sewing machine.

  465. Misha Scholten
    August 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I did all three! I would love the opportunity to win a sewing machine! My family just opened a thrift store Heartland Thrift in Montclair Ca and I see the potential of many refashons in my future!

  466. Barbara Morgan
    August 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm (9 months ago)

    I started sewing in high school. My mother was a home-ec teacher for awhile. I had not sewn for years until I happened across your blog. You have inspired me to get back into sewing. Thanks. I absolutely love your creativity.

  467. jenn
    August 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm (9 months ago)

    Fingers crossed! Refashioning by hand sewing everything can be a bummer!

  468. Kelsey Thomas
    August 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm (9 months ago)

    I currently sew on my grandmother’s old Elna sewing machine (purchased in 1974) that I inherited when she passed away. In fact, she taught me to sew on it, so it has lots of sentimental value. That thing is a power horse and will hopefully last the rest of my lifetime. However, I do yearn for having more digital features to make some of my bigger projects easier and more time saving. I’ve had my eye on a new Brother for quite some time, and I’d love to have this one! :)

  469. Wanda Harward
    August 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my! You have no idea how much I need a sewing machine!

  470. Kathi Terwey
    August 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on Pinterest, LOVE your blog! I am constantly amazed by what you come up with – I love looking at the ‘before’ picture and wonder how you are going to make something cute and fun out of something so frumpy and outdated. Then you do it, and it’s perfect!

  471. Gail Fritz
    August 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following your refash board for several months, and you’ve inspired me to make a few minor refashions. :-) I liked on your blog FB, followed all your boards on Pinterest and posted the giveaway on both places.

    I already have a Brother machine, and I love it! However I have a friend who could use a new machine (hers is from the late 1950s!) Best of luck to all who enter! :-)

  472. Dawn
    August 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Thx for the contest! I read your blog all the time. I now follow you on pinterest and pinned your conest. :)

  473. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I found this site in the beginning of the summer and I love it! Not only do I love the awesome transformations and style but I find your writing to be refreshingly witty!

  474. sherry
    August 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on facebook and have shared :)

  475. WanderArtist
    August 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm (9 months ago)

    i really dig your posts – and would absolutely LOVE to get a new sewing machine. mine is from the 1950s! thanks for the cool posts and ideas!

  476. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm (9 months ago)

    When I first started reading your blog, I read the 365-day project in 2 days. Awesome!

  477. Irr Gärtnerin
    August 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this great giveaway, I would really love to win :)

    (I shared your post on facebook.)

  478. Peggy
    August 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Although I am a die-hard thrift shopper (I buy next to nothing new), I have learned so much through reading your blog about how to make great thrift finds fit better. Thank you for being so generous!

  479. Elaina Sims
    August 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Alright!!! Now maybe I won’t have to keep borrowing my sister’s sewing machine. ;)

  480. WanderArtist
    August 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm (9 months ago)

    by the way… i did all you asked, including the facebook ‘like’ and share – but my facebook account is under Amanda Palmer, not wanderartist… so’s you know.

  481. Erin-Paint Those Piggies!
    August 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I did all of the steps. It would be awesome to win a sewing machine :)

  482. marta
    August 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm (9 months ago)

    My daughters and I been looking into refashioning clothing. They love going to the thrift store to get some new pieces of clothes and making them new again. Would love for them to have a new sewing machine. So they can really get motivated. I can sew in a straight line, do some hemming and few basic sewing. Love your blog getting lots of great ideas. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us.

  483. Carissa
    August 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow your blog religiously, and now I’ve got my eye on you on Pinterest too! Thanks for all the inspirational refashions!

  484. Cathy Harte
    August 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm (9 months ago)

    Good luck me :) only joking! good luck everyone :)

  485. Bri Thom
    August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog is so inspirational! Thank you for showing others how to reuse clothing and be frugal fashionably! :D I pinned your post.

  486. Sandy Livingston
    August 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and you’re soooo creative! You have inspired me to take my sewing to a “whole nutha level!” My daughter is enjoying most of my refashions, I never knew how much she loved funky, antique buttons. Now she wants to learn to refashion but doesn’t own a sewing machine! So I would be paying it forward to an upcoming refashion-er. LOL.

    Keep blogging, we all love your ideas and Douglas!

    Sandy

  487. Brandy Hallock
    August 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. Love your site. I look forward to each blog post.

  488. Danalyn prokopowicz
    August 5, 2013 at 6:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the contest! LOVE your blog! Pick me pick me!

  489. Sunny in TX
    August 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Found you on Pinterest a few months ago and knew I had to follow your blog – I look forward to each and every post – I’m hooked!! Love the contest and so excited to find you on Facebook as well!! Love to upcycle/refashion for my 6 yr. old re-fashionista!!

  490. Emily
    August 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm (9 months ago)

    YAY It’s so awesome and kind of you to give away a sewing machine to one of your readers

  491. Ronna
    August 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm (9 months ago)

    What a fantastic giveaway! Love seeing you in my inbox every day! Thank for this and for all you do.

  492. Christina
    August 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and touted your awesomeness quite often on my Facebook… but I never realized that you had a twitter and a Facebook that I could follow too! I learned how to sew 15 years or so ago in HomeEc class, and just bought myself a cheap singer sewing machine two years ago and have been teaching myself to sew. Your blog is an inspiration!

  493. Tamara Baff
    August 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I have ,liked and shared on Facebook

  494. adancer
    August 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow… this is wonderful. I have been trying to do more sewing, and especially altering clothes. It seems like every time I sit down to do a project something is wrong with my sewing machine that I have to fix. It is an old ’78 Kenmore. A good machine, but older than I am. I think it might just be about to wear out. I was on the phone with my mother who has the same model trying to troubleshoot, and she said it may be time for a new machine. A couple of hours later, I got the email with this post. Perfect timing. I have pinned the contest to my sewing projects board. Thanks for doing this drawing!

  495. Heather Winkler
    August 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love to win! I enjoy your blog!

  496. Emily Jo
    August 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm (9 months ago)

    This is just what I need as a super broke college kid!

  497. Laura
    August 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I started following your blog a long while back. I shared you on all three pages. My mom taught me to sew when I was young and I got a sewing machine for my graduation back in 78. Didn’t sew much until many years later. Watching what you and others do has inspired me to get back at it. Starting to take a look in my closet to see what I can update and transform. Thanks for sharing all that you have with us…. it’s been fun!

  498. Kendra
    August 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Just found your blog. Love it!

  499. Teresa Murphy
    August 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Done! Keeping my fingers crossed! Really look forward to your posts. Very inspired by you!

  500. debbielynne
    August 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I did the twitter one! It’s my birthday week – this would be a great gift to me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  501. Michelle Wood
    August 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm (9 months ago)

    Reading your blog makes me want to learn to sew! Thanks for inspiring me to at least put “learn to sew” on my list of things to learn in life. Just let me know when you start a “Learn to Sew like Me” tutorial and I’m so there.

  502. Eileen
    August 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm (9 months ago)

    My machine is 25 years old my husband gave it to me as a graduation gift. Much to my roommates confusion! I still use it but an updated machine would be excellent!

  503. The Waiting
    August 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm (9 months ago)

    This is an amazing giveaway! I have REALLY been wanting a sewing machine so I can make clothes for my daughter, but I can’t really afford one right now so it would be fantastic to get one. I’d thank you and Alex both ;D

  504. Lizzy
    August 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm (9 months ago)

    What a wonderful give away. Hopefully who ever wins will be inspired to start some refashing. I started refashioning my clothes back when I was in high school, there have been some good ones and some not so good ones :) Someday I’ll have the forethought to actually take some before pics instead of just grabbing something from “the bin” and start chopping and sewing :) And maybe someday start blogging!

    You are such an inspiration, you can take anything and make it beautiful!!

    ~Lizzy

  505. Stacey
    August 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm (9 months ago)

    I like you on Facebook

  506. Pamela
    August 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m hooked on your refashionista blog, have been known to stay up wayyyy to late looking up all the past blogs. Now I have taken your blog with me on vaction to Costa Rica. Don’t want to miss one :) hope you do this blog for a long time. Thank you.

  507. Kitty Smart
    August 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm (9 months ago)

    Did all 3! Enter this woman in your giveaway! Mama needs a new sewing machine!

  508. Lynn Chaput
    August 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm (9 months ago)

    Looks like a nice machine. Hope I win! :-)

  509. Sierra
    August 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m a nerd and I did all three, because what the hey might as well get a dose of you an all the sites! I currently sew on the machine my grandmother gave me, its a beast that is in a cabinet and basically weighs a million pounds. I’ve thought about purchasing a stand alone machine multiple times to take to friends houses for sewing parties and to teach them, but hello expensive!

  510. Alexandra Marie
    August 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been following you for awhile, but I don’t know how I did social media follow you until now! I have been borrowing my mom’s sewing machine when I go home, but I don’t have one of my own!

  511. DeannaP
    August 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow. I am so impressed with your enthusiasm for the blog and the fashion.

  512. haileywiggins
    August 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your refashions! So inspirational!! :)

  513. Vicki
    August 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm (9 months ago)

    A good sewing machine is a must to do all the amazing things you do! Thank you for being an inspiration!

  514. Dennis T Postel (@dtpostel)
    August 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I glad to have this offer come my way. I’ve several project in store for this machine. Good Luck to everyone.

  515. Glenda Rohner
    August 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! teeheehee. How cool are you for doing this nice thing.

  516. Rebecca Fazackerley
    August 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Funnily enough my reason for never getting a sewing machine is that I’m worried I’ll be no good! Love your blog and your refashion ideas :)

    I repinned your pin on pinterest and am now a Facebook fan :D

  517. Ria Johnson
    August 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest and pinned this giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win this sewing machine! What a great addition that would make to my craft room! Your blog inspires me!

  518. Michelle Baldis
    August 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm (9 months ago)

    What an amazing offer. I’m glad you are doing this because I never thought to look for you on FB even though I have been reading your blog religiously since finding it on Pinterest. Thanks for all of the sewing inspiration and reasons to stay away from all of those “fast fashion” stores.

  519. kelley
    August 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I did Twitter and Pintrest!
    Thanks!!!

  520. Angela Williams
    August 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Repinned!! Would love to learn how too sew one day!!

  521. Betty
    August 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for all the inspiration! Doing Pinterest and Facebook!

  522. Anouska Moore
    August 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinterested! You are officially my inspiration to finally be one of those awesome people who sew! Have wanted to for a long time and say the exact same things you did! Well even if I don’t win I’ll take this as a sign to just go for it! Thanks for the chance to enter and for continuing to inspire us all!

  523. Melissa
    August 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Someone just gave me a box of fabric. I’m either winning this machine or buying – but I’m not wasting the fabric just because i don’t sew YET!

  524. obaby68
    August 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm (9 months ago)

    This is an amazing idea!

  525. Priscilla Joy
    August 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I love looking at all of your refashes! I pinned this! Thanks!

  526. Priscilla
    August 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Yes…I completed the two step process even after a long day at work and making supper and kids’ activities…I need a new sewing machine :)))))

  527. Kris
    August 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm (9 months ago)

    You are inspiring! I am going to learn how to sew with a machine instead of by hand which is kinda time consuming. ;) i am shortening a tunic now. Your blog is so fun for all of us readers. Thank you!

  528. Caron
    August 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinterest! Woo hoo!!
    I love your blog, thank you for the awesome inspiration on refashioning! I love it. :)

  529. Mary L.
    August 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed on pinterest and liked on facebook! Would love to win since I am using a klankly old Kenmore, circa 197-something….! You do inspire me! I have reworked blazers, dresses, and some t shirts! Keep it up!

  530. Carrie
    August 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve learned so much from your blog!

  531. Heather
    August 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Done! Shared!!

  532. Christine Miller
    August 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for making Monday morning feel like Christmas morning …in August! (Which makes it even better ;c) I shared your great give away on Facebook and Pinterest…and invited others to check out your great reinvisioned fab fashions.

  533. Meagan Macdonald
    August 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Love reading your blog and seeing your re fashions! Fingers crossed I’ll win!

  534. Tracey McWhirt
    August 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I have followed your blot for a while now, I found it from pinterest but I never followed you there….unroll now. Thanks for paying it forward and maybe providing that spark to someone else.

  535. Erika S
    August 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and read it every day. I’d love a fancy machine! :)

  536. Kristen Allen
    August 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve likes you all around the social networks! You’re such an inspiration for me! I’m still such a seeing rookie :) Can’t wait to see who wins! Thank you for being so awesome!

  537. Zan Haskins
    August 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! I hope I win the sewing machine I need a push. You have inspired me. Thank you!!!!!!!! :-)

  538. Karen
    August 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I follownyou on pinstress and facebook. As a mom of 5 little ones who just lost a lot of weight.your site helped me get ideas on refastioning my now to big to wear cloths ans.help me save money since I csnt afford to by all new.plus I find it more fun to refastion than to buy new.thanks for all the ideas and look forward to more.

  539. Samantha
    August 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh wow, this is great! Inspired by your blog, I purchased a shirt from the thrift store to refashion… I still have it but not sure what to do or where to start… having a sewing machine would help :)

  540. Gail
    August 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Lord knows I could use a good machine. I just love the things you make. Super cool giveaway.

  541. Linda Rahm
    August 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I LOVE reading your blog! I recently acquired a couple garbage bags of clothing from my sister-in-law and since they are larger sized items, I have been working on refashioning them for my new work wardrobe. I have the same Kenmore sewing machine my awesome grandma gave me over 30 years ago. (Thank you Grandma!) But it would be lovely to have a machine that had more features. Thanks for the killer give-away!!

  542. Akilah
    August 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome giveaway. Thank you for paying it forward. I have shared on Facebook and Pinterest.

  543. Heather
    August 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Ok. Tomorrow is my birthday and I would love it if I won and gave the machine to my Mom. I did not use Twitter, cause I am too shy to tweet. Thanks again, what a great thing to do.

  544. Estella
    August 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog and my daughter would love a sewing machine,

  545. amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm (9 months ago)

    You are truly my hero! I love your blog and your quirky sense of humour. xo

  546. Susan Gay
    August 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this sewing machine.

  547. kimberly gumm
    August 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm (9 months ago)

    didn’t know you were on facebook, so now I have “liked” you and will get news that way too! enjoy your submissions or re-fashions :)

  548. kate dunning
    August 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm (9 months ago)

    How fun! I am asking for a sewing machine for Christmas. It would be awesome to win

  549. kristi garcia
    August 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I found you on pinterest a while back and you inspired me to dust off my sewing machine and refashion some out-dated stuff (maybe one day I’ll submit my own) but in the midst of sewing I damaged by he power cord connection’ I would love to have a new machine to keep my momentum going!

  550. Lisa Briones
    August 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to learn to sew! Liked, shared on FB, shared & followed on twitter, followed on pinterest and pinned the contest! Thanks for the chance!

  551. Kristi
    August 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this for my friend who needs to sew but doesn’t have a sewing machine. I use my sisters old one or my grandma’s yard sale find which I guess I could give to her and keep the new haha, I’ll decide when I win!

  552. Christa Bradford
    August 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm (9 months ago)

    This is an amazing give away, and I have tons of fabric laying around waiting for a project!!

  553. Melinda Blount
    August 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared, pinned and love the idea of paying it forward! I love your blog.

  554. Susan
    August 5, 2013 at 7:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Just liked your page on Facebook. I LOVE your blog – thank you so much for the inspiration!

  555. Heather Anderson
    August 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog has inspired me to begin refashioning clothes. So fun! Maybe sometime I’ll give my mom her sewing machine back!

  556. Whitney Ehlo
    August 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared.

  557. Lauren Arsenault
    August 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for all your wonderful refashions! You inspire me!

  558. MacKenna
    August 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed you on Pinterest! I’ve been following you on Facebook for awhile. :)

  559. Catalina Bowen
    August 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I didn’t think to look for you on pinterest! I also didn’t realize how much work it took to just to keep your website going. :( Sorry …. But I’m thankful for all the work you put into it! Hopefully my friend will see this because he is the one who needs the machine :)

  560. Lynda
    August 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm (9 months ago)

    WOW – - – that’s a huge giveaway! Of course I would be interested in it, too. Thanks.

  561. Miss Ayo Délé
    August 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Hello,

    I’d like to follow the blog by email but I can’t find how.
    Please help!

  562. Angela A
    August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m following you on Pinterest and I pinned your post.

  563. mspear22013
    August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Keep doing what you do. I love your vision and creativity.

  564. Ashley
    August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this. Such an amazing thing. I adore the Pay It Forward way of life :)

  565. Ashley B
    August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome giveaway!!

  566. Nicole Strauss
    August 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm (9 months ago)

    So many of my friends have been talking about learning how to sew from me. It would be awesome to be able to give one of them a sewing machine to learn on! I’ve shared this with all of them :)

  567. Darlene Mills
    August 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on Facebook and shared it with all my friends – would LOVE to win this!!!!

  568. Rachel Wolner
    August 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I am starting my own custom made things business and this sewing machine would be an AWESOME addition!

  569. Abby Paul
    August 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow what a great thing to do for your Fans! I have never used a sewing machine but would love to learn how! I get so excited every time you post a new blog post and can not wait to read it! Thank you so much for your awesome re-fashions!

  570. G- dog
    August 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I haven’t sewn anything for so long. This would be a good push back in to the hobby. FYI – the ziggy-ziggy background makes reading nearly impossible!

  571. Lisa
    August 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I always look forward to getting your newsletter in my email. Please keep it up:)

  572. CJ
    August 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm (9 months ago)

    This is so exciting! What a great idea!

  573. Patricia Skaggs
    August 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Got you liked and posted on my FB page. About time to replace my one of my sewing machines, too expensuive to keep repairing them – the “new” one is from 1973! Forward, backward and (when it’s in the mood) zig zag…..the others were my Grandmother’s 1920′s Singer and my Mom’s 1944 Singer – both forward only, if you’re lucky! They get the job done eventually, but with a 7 yr old grand daughter now with us, she wants to learn to sew, too!

  574. Ashley H.
    August 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Did all three! I’ve attempted a couple of refashions so far but none of them have been picture worthy! My machine is super old so this would be a real treat!

  575. Lyne
    August 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Am a new fan on Facebook.

  576. Camille
    August 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on pinterest! I’m in the same spot you were when you were contemplating a new hobby. Hope I win!

  577. Tracy
    August 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks so much for your blog, it has inspired me to be much more fashion conscious and start refashioning myself! On mums old machine that is making funny noises…

  578. Erin
    August 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Already had you liked on Facebook. Here’s my comment! ^-^

  579. Brenda K
    August 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm (9 months ago)

    I love to see the creative ideas you come up with.

  580. Ellen Thompson
    August 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Dear refashionista,
    your creativity has inspired me to refashion some of my thrift store finds. Keep inspiring us!

  581. Becky K.
    August 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm (9 months ago)

    I love seeing your posts pop into my inbox! I spend my morning break at work with you :-)
    Thanks for the generous opportunity to win that great little machine!

  582. LisaH
    August 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm (9 months ago)

    What a generous idea. :)

  583. Steph
    August 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Ahh! I feel like I’m in the same rut you were in. I’ve been trying to find a hobby I’d be good at and I’ve been considering getting a sewing machine but finding myself making the same excuses “I don’t know how to use one.” “What if I get bored/lose interest.” but I’ve loved all the no-sew refashions I’ve found via pinterest – I’d love to try my hand at doing some real sewing! (Maybe I’d even start a blog too!)

  584. Nicole
    August 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Done! Thank you! :)

  585. Gina Marie
    August 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on FB. Hope and pray…..

  586. Christine
    August 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm (9 months ago)

    I didn’t even know you HAD a Pinterest… (I should have known!)

    So excited to be following your pins!

  587. debtperception
    August 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm (9 months ago)

    I can’t believe you haven’t been sewing forever! Pick me :D

  588. Charlene
    August 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm (9 months ago)

    What an awesome idea!!! I know exactly who I would give it to.

  589. Elizabeth
    August 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I look forward to your blog every week! Thanks for all u do!

  590. omyn77
    August 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I actually have a sewing machine, but I want to enter and win one for my friend Nicki. She needs one.. she has many great things in her head needing a vehicle to escape :)

  591. Laniera Jones
    August 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm (9 months ago)

    Yay! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  592. cinthya
    August 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I did all of them I hope I have a chance my machine is braking down and I love your tutorial s , you are so inspiring! And I totally can relate to your story!

  593. MrsAlwaysForever
    August 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great guy! Thank you Alex for getting our Refashionista started! And aren’t we all glad he did?! Nothing like a shiny new machine to get the stitches started! Cross my threads and hope I win :)

  594. Caley
    August 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and you have inspired me to do my own refashions with clothing in my closet! This would be amazing to receive and I’m actually entering to win it for my sister…she is so creative and often adds things to clothing as no-sew fashions but she doesn’t have a sewing machine and just had a baby so she won’t be able to get one for awhile. Keep up the amazing work!!

  595. Christine Keech
    August 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm (9 months ago)

    I do not have a sewing machine. I haven’t sewn in a reallllly long time!….high school. This would be awesome. I love the refashions I’ve seen since following you for the past few months, and would love to refashion the pile of odds and ends that I just can’t part with! After cleaning out my closet yesterday, no small task I may add, I decided to challenge myself and not buy ANY new clothes for the next year….we shall see! :)

  596. Donna W
    August 5, 2013 at 8:52 pm (9 months ago)

    What an amazing prize you are paying it forward with. It’s funny that my daughter has been encouraging me to get a sewing machine and give it a try. I haven’t sewn since home ec in junior high school. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.
    I liked and shared on Facebook (Donna Pierson Wilson); I follow you and retweeted on twitter (@disneymom917); and I follow you on Pinterest and Pinned this contest: http://pinterest.com/pin/28006828905973901/

  597. Michelle
    August 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I gave myself a sewing machine for mother’s day over a decade ago, and just recently my mother has adopted it since she lost hers. I never win these, but it would be just in time to get costuming for Ren Faire!!

  598. Megan
    August 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this! i have a sewing machine but I could give it to a friend!

  599. samantharose33
    August 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Absolutely love your blog! It’s so inspirational to see the possibilities for all those $1 thrift store finds.

  600. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog!!! I will never be as good as you are but thanks for the chance!! <3

  601. Diana Rodriguez
    August 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for a chance at one of these machines. mine is from the 60′s or something!! very old!!

  602. Nicki
    August 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. Love you. Hate my current sewing machine :(. Maybe this would give me the oomph I need to tackle that box of ill-fitting garments hiding in my closet!!! :)

  603. Liz
    August 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm (9 months ago)

    My sister introduced me to your blog because I announced that I was going to try and refashion a thrift store dress. I have refashioned it (but I had taken a selfie of the original dress before I knew you prefer people not send selfies to your Reader Refash) and discovered that it is very similar to your Windy Hill Dress. Anyway, your blog inspires me and I don’t own a machine (I do my work by hand) and would love to step up to a machine.

  604. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm (9 months ago)

    I did all 3….Er….2 steps! Lol! I love this blog and look forward to the emails each day. Thanks for your inspirational ideas!!!

  605. Melissa K
    August 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you so much! I would love to win!

  606. ana
    August 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm (9 months ago)

    This is amazing what a great way to inspire others to sewing

  607. Erin McBride Africa
    August 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm (9 months ago)

    This blog is so much fun and very inspiring. Thanks for spreading the crafty love!!!

  608. April
    August 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I already liked (loved) you on Facebook and Pinterest. I didn’t know you had a twitter and now I do :-D

  609. Chasity Emerson
    August 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm (9 months ago)

    This is awesome!

  610. Velma
    August 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love a new machine! You inspire many…including me!

  611. amanda
    August 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm (9 months ago)

    hey jillian! i am 14 years old and LOVE your blog. i think its cool that you are doing this. anyways this is my comment!

  612. Sarah Masse
    August 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I adore your blog and you’ve inspired me to refash to save my new hubby and I some money! Can’t wait for more posts!! :-)

  613. Jamie
    August 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm (9 months ago)

    What lovely timing! I’ve been following your blog for a while (love it) and just this past weekend my sister was going to teach me to start using my clunker of a machine (it’s a Singer from the 50s, apparently a real tank as far as sewing machines go), only when she went to plug it in the rubber on the cord disintegrated in her hands leaving bare wire!
    And I really wanted to start learning how to refashion my own clothes!
    I’ve followed you on Pinterest, and repinned the contest.
    Good luck everyone!

  614. Mollie
    August 5, 2013 at 9:19 pm (9 months ago)

    My daughter and I love reading your blog. It has made us look at clothing a lot differently.

  615. Mary Catherine Dobner
    August 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog so much! and I followed you on Pinterest :)

  616. Kim
    August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this blog!! Just started sewing a few months ago! Would really like a new brother machine!!!!

  617. Nimaloreth
    August 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on FB (I had liked the page already ;)…). Thanks for the good ideas, and the inspiration!

  618. gothicbeeza
    August 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Ok I’m in – all the way from Australia! Love your blog so much :)

  619. Paulina
    August 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm (9 months ago)

    I love what you do and I have always wanted to try it for myself. Your a great inspiration.

  620. Jovan
    August 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I know I have a better chance getting struck by lightning, but a girl can dream! I have 5 babies and love to sew, my machine just died so I’m borrowing a friend’s machine. Winning this would be such a blessing! Good luck to all!

  621. heather t
    August 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you! I have a basic Brother machine going on 11 years old and still running strong. Would love this upgrade!

  622. Michelle Bavis
    August 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. You are such an inspiration to all of us who love to sew :)

  623. Sharon Wilhalme
    August 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog, I check it everyday and love to see what you have “refashioned”!! You have inspired me to shop in thrift stores and see what can be found instead of purchasing from retail stores!! Keep up the good work!

  624. Hailey
    August 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win a sewing machine!!! :) :)

  625. Sallee
    August 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following you for over a year now and always look forward to your posts via email! You are such an inspiration and I love your creativity! I have yet to actually refashion anything but I have a pile of stuff I cleared from my closet just this week that is now too big for me. (THANKS WEIGHT WATCHERS!) Some of it is being given away, but some of the better stuff that has potential is in my “refashion” pile. I don’t need to go to the thrift store – as I already have plenty of potential projects!

  626. cah34
    August 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I already had the page liked.. though it should be ‘loved’ And have now shared the contest. So excited for whoever wins! If it’s me, I suppose I’ll have no excuse to not learn how to sew myself. :) Good luck everyone!

  627. Tara
    August 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I did two of the three things (I don’t do twitter) I enjoy your blog a lot. I hope I win!

  628. Rita
    August 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm (9 months ago)

    What a fun idea…love your creativity and passion…I’m always inspired…thanks!

  629. Sarah Wisner
    August 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for a great and fun blog to read. I liked and shared your post on fb to gain an entry. :)

  630. Sara
    August 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this blog! I would love to be able to move from no-sew or hand sewing projects to a sewing machine.

  631. sara johnston
    August 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm (9 months ago)

    YAY!!! I think I first heard about you while watching Rachel Ray. Ever since, it has been so fun to watch you create something new and fun, from something that would be someone else’s trash. I’d love to win a sewing machine, and start creating as well. :0)

  632. Trish
    August 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog is the only one I read, I’ve been hooked for years! I love everything you’re doing. Thanks so much for putting together such an amazing contest, and obviously, for doing what you do.

  633. Kelly B
    August 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on facebook & followed on Pinterest. Your blog is inspiring! I would love a new machine – I have an oldie from the 70′s which I’m in a love-hate relationship with.

  634. Marcie
    August 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Looks like a great blog! Can’t wait to start receiving the emails! And of course would LOVE the machine!

  635. Angie Huffman
    August 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose, and now, refashion!

  636. Stephanie
    August 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Jillian, you are soooo fantastical!!!! I used to live in SC and sometimes think if I hadn’t left we could be friends…. or pass each other on the street and I would wave at you like we knew each other, and I would come up to you and tell you how awesome your are and you would be like “yeah… thanks” and… anyways… I digress ;).

  637. Melanie
    August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Will do all 3 things — love following you everywhere you are, you are an inspiration :) It’s so nice to see that you are still great friends with the original giver of this super-cute machine, too.

  638. Grace Ellen
    August 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. It would nice to be able to give my mom’s sewing machine back to her. I have been “borrowing” it for almost a year

  639. Heather Moore
    August 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been following you for quite sometime now. Great work and I am inspired by you to start learning how to sew.

  640. Shirley Clarke
    August 5, 2013 at 9:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I envy your mad sewing skills. I bought an old Kenmore at a yard sale last summer to teach myself, I was doing pretty well until the bobbin ran out. At least I have some crooked curtains and a pair of shorts to show for it.

  641. Heather
    August 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed! I love following your blog!

  642. Allison
    August 5, 2013 at 10:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been wanting a new sewing machine ever since the one I “inherited” from my mom stopped keeping consistent tension, so happy you’re doing a giveaway!

  643. Lee Anne
    August 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win a sewing machine. I share one with my sister right now. My daughters and I look forward to your posts because you inspire us. We just need to find a good thrift store!

  644. EagleKnits
    August 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great giveaway! I liked and shared on Facebook. If I win, I’m giving it to my daughter, who really needs a new machine.

  645. Beth Brown
    August 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest/ added a pin of the post to my wish list board!! I keep talking about getting a sewing machine but don’t know how to go about picking one! Love love love your blog!! :)

  646. Kim Hainline
    August 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed you on Pinterest and shared your post on Facebook. Just started learning to sew myself!

  647. sojeles
    August 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Just started following you on Pinterest and pinned the contest there too :)
    what an amazing giveaway!
    A new machine would be great, mine is an ancient little thing that doesn’t always cooperate with me. thanks.

  648. Joy
    August 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, it took forever to get to the bottom of this! So many comments!
    I love your refashions, and I don’t know where to start either. I’ve been meaning to get one-but you’re right! It’s expensive to start!
    Thanks for the opportunity to receive one.

  649. Linda Allison
    August 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Ok, all I have to say is – I NEED THIS ! My life would be (somewhat !!) complete !! ;)

  650. Dawn cowan
    August 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Simple comment, please?

  651. Coleen
    August 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm (9 months ago)

    pick me! pinned

  652. Carri Moore
    August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love your blog … you inspire!

  653. Christie Hutto
    August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog is awesome, I get so excited when you have a new post! I love how you incorporate you creativity while also experiencing new brews. I love having a blog that inspires me and I can relate to :)

  654. Robyn
    August 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm (9 months ago)

    thank you so much for the chance to enter such a fantastic giveaway! I actually follow you on FB, Pinterest and Twitter (I can’t help it, I love your blog and you have inspired me so much!) I “pinned” this giveaway as well as shared via Twitter https://twitter.com/Abbyland2010/status/364573815226908673

  655. Lynn Dimick
    August 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm (9 months ago)

    When I clicked to leave a reply, there were 666 comments. A SIGN

  656. kay
    August 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm (9 months ago)

    I am always so excited to see you in my inbox =) you have a real talent to see the hidden potential.

  657. Starr
    August 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on twitter! What a great giveaway!

  658. Crystal Stufflebeam
    August 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm (9 months ago)

    you are very creative and I like your ideas….

  659. Nay
    August 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow! Scrolling down through 666 comments was like being in a disco (with your background!) I think this is great! I know so many people who would like to sew but can’t/won’t front the cash for a sewing machine because they aren’t sure whether they’ll be able to do it! This is extremely generous of you! I’m following you on Pinterest, I think my username is Wardr0beSurge0n or something like that.

  660. Rebecca
    August 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been following your blog for a few months and look forward to every new post! It would be super cool to win a machine to try out all the things I’ve learned from you!

  661. Milly
    August 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm (9 months ago)

    I have to say I love your blog and I always look forward to the new refashes. Thanks to you me and some of my friends want to have a re-fashioning party.

  662. rohwering20s
    August 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog, I check it almost every day! I sew by hand often, but sewing machines are daunting. Would love to learn how to do everything you are able to do!

  663. Bobbie Smith
    August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I’d love this for my daughter who’s always making something out of nothing. I’d love to see what she could do with a sewing machine.

  664. Pia
    August 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Dying to learn how to sew this would be a very nice first step :)

  665. Katie
    August 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog has changed my closet. For the better of course. What a great machine and a great giveaway! :)

  666. taylor
    August 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm (9 months ago)

    im only 12 but i really love your blog! you are a big inspiration for me!!!

  667. Katy
    August 5, 2013 at 10:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this blog! Make a poor college student a jolly poor college student (:

  668. Sara Spiker
    August 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I started following your blog about a year ago, and because of you I’ve finally gotten up enough courage to try a few sewing projects of my own. You’ve taught me how to see things in a thrift store differently; there are many things that you pick to make over that I would have skipped in a heartbeat! I’m always impressed by what you come out with! I would love to have my own sewing machine instead of battling my husband for his old Singer (he’s worried that I’ll break it).

  669. Bailey
    August 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Having a sewing machine like this would make it much easier to sew baby clothes for my little girl! Thanks to you I have grand plans of repurposing my & my husband’s too small clothes and thrift store finds into cute little outfits. :)

  670. Jessica
    August 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on FB and shared the comment

  671. Danielle Donaldson
    August 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! I liked you on Facebook!!

  672. Steve
    August 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Well, I don’t tweet and I don’t print (if that’s what you call it), but I’m lucky to have my daughter as a friend on Facebook. If this nonconformist post qualifies as an entry, I know my daughter would love to have a machine. She does all of her work by hand now.

  673. April Clark
    August 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Sweet! I totally want that!

  674. sewcookgardenrepeat
    August 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Holy response explosion batman! I’ve done all three things, four I guess if you count commenting…which I am now doing. Huzzah!

  675. Tara
    August 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve recently started up my business of repurposing vintage linens into modern designs and a new sewing machine would work wonders!
    http://www.queenstartisan.com

  676. Meredith
    August 5, 2013 at 11:17 pm (9 months ago)

    I love following your blog! I am very new to the sewing thing and I love all the pictures you give. It really helps someone like me. I have been saving up for my first machine ~ this would be awesome! Thanks and keep it up! Can’t wait to see your next Re-Fash!

  677. karen E
    August 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for a great opportunity. I have a VERY old machine(circa 1977) and it was never easy to use in the first place.

  678. Chris
    August 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! I love the fashion and ecofriendliness. :)

  679. Melissa Yeaton
    August 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Love you Jill! You have inspired me to start my own refashion challenge. I have no idea how to start a blog so for now I’m just sewing everyday & taking lots of pictures! Hoping to get better each day!

  680. cycosue
    August 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m so excited to learn you are on Pinterest!!

  681. atomicflea
    August 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Great giveaway! I would love to win this machine. Learning to sew would mean that I could mod things to fit my frame and that all the repairs I do now by hand, which hurt my wrists and elbows could go by much quicker and I could hopefully save some money for my family on clothing. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I pinned on Pinterest.

  682. D'Angela
    August 5, 2013 at 11:44 pm (9 months ago)

    FUN! What a great giveaway. Found you on a casual Pinterest stroll, so happy!

  683. Rachel R
    August 5, 2013 at 11:49 pm (9 months ago)

    I have my mom’s old sewing machine and it hasn’t worked for a while so that’s been my excuse to not learn to sew. i have so many projects that i want to do…maybe this giveaway would force me to stop making excuses!

  684. Patti Schwartz
    August 5, 2013 at 11:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for all of your inspiration! You certainly get my creative juices flowing, I just don’t have a machine right now so if I won your give away I would be in sewing heaven!

  685. mishie1
    August 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I love that you didn’t know how to sew at all at one point! And now look where you’ve come! :) Way to be!

  686. jessnicoleoros
    August 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I wait for your posts every day and find myself spending hours at a time going through your old posts for inspiration! Not only do I love your refashions, but your sweet pup pics and inspiringly happy/up beat personality too! Keep them coming!

  687. Jamie
    August 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm (9 months ago)

    So exciting- you were right.

  688. Morgan
    August 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm (9 months ago)

    So exciting!

  689. Anna
    August 6, 2013 at 12:04 am (9 months ago)

    Umm… an actual, real sewing machine would be amazing to have… Then I could give away my cheapo Singer. :-)

  690. Ryan Perkins
    August 6, 2013 at 12:05 am (9 months ago)

    First of all, I totally stalk your blog and have recently given up buying for my kiddos at other stores and have started trying to refash for them by hand (not so pretty mind you) until I can get my Pfaff fixed up! Secondly, I think what you are doing is AMAZING! I believe in pay it forward with all my being and you doing this is awesome :D Thanks Jillian, you continue to be an inspiration!

  691. Becky
    August 6, 2013 at 12:07 am (9 months ago)

    Love all your refashions! I’ve been a follower since almost the beginning…
    I love the pay it forward. Thanks.

  692. Andrea
    August 6, 2013 at 12:11 am (9 months ago)

    This would be amazing. My sewing machine died. :-( I love to refashion especially for my little girl and I haven’t been able to sew in months because we can’t afford a new machine right now.

  693. chameleonsandbutterflies
    August 6, 2013 at 12:11 am (9 months ago)

    Pinned & Facebook shared. You’re so generous, talented and inspirational:)

  694. Emily Carroll
    August 6, 2013 at 12:14 am (9 months ago)

    This is an awesome contest!

  695. Megan
    August 6, 2013 at 12:16 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for inspiring me! I love your blog, and thanks to this give away, I now can follow you everywhere!! I currently use a mint green Singer sewing machine, that I got for $8 at Goodwill 15 years ago. It has done me well, but I would love to win a new sewing machine!!

  696. Emily
    August 6, 2013 at 12:17 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been reading your blog religiously for a couple years now…and I just love it! A few years back I learned to crochet and then knit and I always wanted to learn to sew! I’m moving in a couple weeks and I need to seriously purge my closet in order to combine it with my man’s closet. (He’ll be doing the same.) I am dreading it because I know so many of my clothes (and his) could be refashioned into things I would wear! Keep doing what you do, girl. You rock!

  697. Diana
    August 6, 2013 at 12:21 am (9 months ago)

    What a great person you are to be giving this away! You really inspire me to use outfits in a different way! What a great pin or tying the sleeves can do! I am already following you on facebook, and now on pinterest and twitter! I would LOVE to win this!

  698. Cindy
    August 6, 2013 at 12:26 am (9 months ago)

    What an inspiration! I love shopping at GoodWill mainly for sweaters I can recycle into yarn to support my yarn habit but now I have another reason to go there! Lol. I use an old dinosaur of a machine. A hand me down Kenmore from the 1930s. It still works great! But if I win I will give it the retirement it needs. Lol. Thanks a million!

  699. Trinity
    August 6, 2013 at 12:29 am (9 months ago)

    You are such an inspiring person whose creativity I adore and whose posts I cherish! Thanks for putting so much effort in this blog for others to enjoy!
    I am a fourteen year-old seamstress and have done many refashions myself, and I love looking at what others have made! Wow, a sewing machine giveaway! I never thought I would enter in one of these but I just can’t pass up the chance for a new sewing machine! Thanks!

  700. princessbobz
    August 6, 2013 at 12:30 am (9 months ago)

    You’re Amazing

  701. Carrie
    August 6, 2013 at 12:32 am (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! Thank you for making my weeks brighter! Sewing is a passion of mine too!

  702. Stephanie Bedard
    August 6, 2013 at 12:36 am (9 months ago)

    I would live to win! My machine is broken and not fixable! :(

  703. Kira Gerrits
    August 6, 2013 at 12:37 am (9 months ago)

    Nice looking machine ;)

  704. CDV
    August 6, 2013 at 12:38 am (9 months ago)

    I already have a Brother sewing machine; if I were to win this, I’d give it to a friend, so she too gets a little nudge in the right direction. No more excuses! :)

  705. SDLT
    August 6, 2013 at 12:39 am (9 months ago)

    So much inspiration!

  706. abbeylane23
    August 6, 2013 at 12:47 am (9 months ago)

    I would love to win a sewing machine for a friend! :)

  707. Vanessa
    August 6, 2013 at 12:47 am (9 months ago)

    I recently learned to sew on a friends machine. I only got to make 3 things and I only learned out of necessity. But in being forced to sew, I learned that I really enjoyed it. It really was a great creative outlet! I have been thinking about buying one the past couple months, it would be great to win one though!

  708. Jenn strong
    August 6, 2013 at 12:48 am (9 months ago)

    I, like you used to be, am so intimidated by a sewing machine. I have always talked about getting one and I am not getting any younger :( now would be a great time.

  709. Donella
    August 6, 2013 at 12:48 am (9 months ago)

    I haven’t sewn in quite a few years (20) then I ran across your blog on Pinterest. You have inspired me to go through the boxes I just stored to find a way to reuse the items that were packed away. My machine is in the shop (MIL handed it down to me from her mother as none of the girls in the family sew) and I am anxiously waiting to get it back so I can jump in.

    It sounds like you have had an emotion-filled and busy year. Thank you for sticking with it! I am almost through the earlier posts (going backwards is pretty interesting. The finished products are super cute. Can’t wait to see what else comes up.

  710. Village Milliner
    August 6, 2013 at 12:50 am (9 months ago)

    Oh yes! I have followed, followed, liked and shared on all available media. I totally need a sewing machine of my own, because my poor mother’s machine is suffering the effects of my enthusiastic seamstressing, and I saw this and thought “yay! I love Refashionista!”

  711. Crista
    August 6, 2013 at 12:55 am (9 months ago)

    You’ve been liked by me on facebook for quite a while now, so I will head to Pinterest! If I won, I’d be giving the machine to my little sister for Christmas. She would be SO blessed by it!

  712. Dara
    August 6, 2013 at 1:05 am (9 months ago)

    I would absolutely love to win this! I just started sewing at the beginning of this year and I love it :) you are an inspiration to me. Thank you for starting this blog!

  713. Tammy
    August 6, 2013 at 1:13 am (9 months ago)

    Yay! I would love to win this! Thanks so much! I followed and posted on pinterest. :)

  714. Gail
    August 6, 2013 at 1:21 am (9 months ago)

    This is so great! I really love to see what you make and I would like to win a sewing machine so I could give it away because I already have one. I’m so excited that there will be a winner, even if it’s not me! Great idea!!

  715. Ella Westley
    August 6, 2013 at 1:21 am (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on all social medias! This is my favorite blog. I started refashioning when I was in high school and I am now 23 with a daughter. I refashion her clothes as well :) Love you fabulous Refashionista!

  716. K Amon
    August 6, 2013 at 1:24 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!! Good luck everyone!!

  717. Kate
    August 6, 2013 at 1:26 am (9 months ago)

    Shared! You never forget your first sewing machine.

  718. Heidi
    August 6, 2013 at 1:27 am (9 months ago)

    I have always wanted to learn how to sew! I found you on Pinterest and have been hooked ever since! I love getting your emails!

  719. allisoncraftland
    August 6, 2013 at 1:27 am (9 months ago)

    I already follow your blog, but now I’m following you via twitter as well! :) I hope to win the new sewing machine, but if I do I hope that it will work over here in Europe!!

  720. JoAnn
    August 6, 2013 at 1:35 am (9 months ago)

    I am in love with your blog!! I have a granddaughter who is waiting for a sewing machine which will come from me so maybe I might have a chance at winning her one. Thanks for paying it forward!!!!

  721. Jill Chang
    August 6, 2013 at 1:47 am (9 months ago)

    Omg! This would be perfect timing for my birthday gift! I look forward to your refashions everyday. I find it funny that I have the same excuses. I’ve been reading your blog for a year now & have visited a few bargain stores but chickened out on refashioning. If I won, I’d definitely be on my way to cutting, snipping, seam ripping, pinning, & of course, sewing fun! Love this blog!

  722. Sindy
    August 6, 2013 at 1:52 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve followed you for about a year now and you inspired me to be proud of my refashioning. I Started refashioning my clothes into tiny barbie clothes when I was 11 because I couldn’t afford buying the barbie outfits. Growing up I realized I could make my own clothes. I’m a poor college student and am currently using my mothers old sewing machine to make my outfits. It is a brother sewing machine, however, she attained it about 10 years ago so it is now broken and missing a couple parts so it’s quite difficult to work with. I would so treasure this sewing machine for the rest of my days!!

  723. Hope
    August 6, 2013 at 1:55 am (9 months ago)

    liked, shared, and pinned!
    I truly enjoy your blog!

  724. Polly Knehr
    August 6, 2013 at 1:59 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! So many great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  725. Vicky
    August 6, 2013 at 2:08 am (9 months ago)

    Shared! Love each refashion you post and this has been the sewing machine I’ve always wanted!

  726. sra. e
    August 6, 2013 at 2:36 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for the chance, what a wonderful giveaway. Beautiful sewing machine and beautiful and inspiring blog.

  727. Rachel Hershberg
    August 6, 2013 at 2:38 am (9 months ago)

    Shared! How I would love a new machine! Hope to continue to see your creativity!

  728. Maria Robin
    August 6, 2013 at 2:39 am (9 months ago)

    I just found you and have been following your blog. and on Pinterest Now Facebook also. Great incites. It is exciting to see someone enjoy life so much.

  729. cakevictim
    August 6, 2013 at 2:39 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook and Pinterest! Thanks again for your terrific blog.

  730. Shelly
    August 6, 2013 at 2:44 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!

  731. terri
    August 6, 2013 at 2:50 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following your blog for a year now and didn’t know you had a facebook until today! I love your posts. So inspiring.

  732. Shane
    August 6, 2013 at 2:54 am (9 months ago)

    Shared! I love your blog! More powers! cheers!

  733. Esther bolter
    August 6, 2013 at 3:01 am (9 months ago)

    Love the fun and creativity, am now spreading the love from london, England :-)

  734. Clare
    August 6, 2013 at 3:03 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on Pinterest. My daughter would love a sewing machine of her own!

  735. Claudia Fraser
    August 6, 2013 at 3:12 am (9 months ago)

    I hope South Africa counts as across the pond???
    I am wanting to start a little side business for my creative side, and having to pop to friends / family to sew is A MISSION!
    Shared / liked / pinned / tweeted :)
    Visit your blog each day for a little creative inspiration during a dull work day :)
    xxx

  736. Rebecca Allison
    August 6, 2013 at 3:12 am (9 months ago)

    A chance to win a free sewing machine, yes ma’am I’m in. When I was younger I loved to sew and would like to start doing it again.

  737. Natalie
    August 6, 2013 at 3:25 am (9 months ago)

    I love your blog, you’ve inspired me to look at sewing completely differently. This is a fantastic giveaway. Shared on Pinterest and Facebook x

  738. Elle
    August 6, 2013 at 3:30 am (9 months ago)

    Awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers! If I win, I’m gong to hand my machine down to my daughters, who want to learn to sew.

  739. LoryAnn P
    August 6, 2013 at 3:49 am (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest and shared, Thank you for the opportunity to win a new sewing machine. I recently learned to sew and have my mother in laws hand me down machine. It would be awesome to have a new one to use to make my kids clothes.

  740. Agatha Lee (Aka Agy)
    August 6, 2013 at 3:51 am (9 months ago)

    Wow, that is so generous of you! Like, shared and commented :-)

  741. vickymyerscreations
    August 6, 2013 at 4:00 am (9 months ago)

    Wow, what a great opportunity:) Found you through the giveaway and people sharing! Looking forward to reading many of your posts, signed up to follow you:)

  742. Jo Campbell
    August 6, 2013 at 4:09 am (9 months ago)

    I Facebooked and will cross my fingers, although I’m one of those overseas readers. I have a vintage machine that only does straight stitch and I’d love a machine that zigzags.

    • marta pesce
      August 6, 2013 at 4:33 am (9 months ago)

      you are a truly inspiration!!! kisses from italy!

  743. Alexa
    August 6, 2013 at 4:13 am (9 months ago)

    Done, done and done. Shared, Pinned and Retweeted. I’ve been following this blog for AGES and you have inspired me to try some refashions of my own (the IKEA furniture refashions in particular are looking amazing in my spare room!). I, too, cannot afford a sewing machine so I’m crossing my fingers here like crazy. I’m currently hand stitching a cosplay gown which is doing wonders for my hand sewing skills.

  744. candyshel
    August 6, 2013 at 4:18 am (9 months ago)

    Liked your page long time ago and shared this wonderful news with my friends. Was talking about sewing 50s style dresses not long ago with another mother who stays at home taking care of kids (and today she told me she just got pregnant as I did a few months ago!). But it’s always hard to take the very first step — she doesn’t have a sewing machine and I always feel I don’t have time and thinks it might be complicated to learn how to sew! What you just shared made me feel a bit guilty and I should have started long time ago. Anyway, thank you very much for your lovely giveaway!

    Go on enjoying our beautiful lives~

    Shel Wang

  745. zloiniedobro
    August 6, 2013 at 4:33 am (9 months ago)

    I’m the same type you are – dreaming about learning how to sew for some years right now. And I even got a sewing machine for my birthday last year…. and still never used it. I’m in a phase of reading some sewing/refashioning blogs and geting ready to finally take my preaciouss machine out of the box. Hopefully it will happen this year ;)
    I love your blog – you’re a huge inspiration and reading about your refashions has that motivational effect on me which pushes me forward with every post! :)

  746. Rácz Zsóka
    August 6, 2013 at 4:36 am (9 months ago)

    Nagyon tetszik amit csinálsz, csodállak, és szeretném azt a varrógépet is megnyerni, itt nagy hasznát venném neki. Jó egészséget, és örömöt.

  747. Chloe
    August 6, 2013 at 4:41 am (9 months ago)

    OMG, i would a new sewing machine, our one is broken and i kept having to fix it to use

  748. Elizabeth Kauffold
    August 6, 2013 at 4:46 am (9 months ago)

    I so hope I can win this new toy! I bought a machine for my daughter and she has been trying to do her own refashionista, but the machine SUCKS!

    My daughter and I wait by the computer until we see your newest post! Keep up the great job on keeping up with the fashions!

  749. Alexandra
    August 6, 2013 at 4:46 am (9 months ago)

    I really wish I had the guts to refash – I think I worry so much about it going wrong that I don’t even try!

  750. Grace W
    August 6, 2013 at 4:47 am (9 months ago)

    I love seeing your creativity and I would love to gift this to my sister!

  751. Alexandra Victoria
    August 6, 2013 at 4:58 am (9 months ago)

    Those were my excuses too before I started watching your blog and decided that I really want to do this and even though I like hand sewing, a sewing machine would be extremely helpful for more complicated projects. Keep up the great work!

  752. Rachel Switzler
    August 6, 2013 at 5:01 am (9 months ago)

    I have always said i need to learn.. i crochet very well, but i can barely sew well enough to stitch my granny squares together…

  753. Hailey Aryn
    August 6, 2013 at 5:03 am (9 months ago)

    I check your blog for updates ALL the time. I love your funny faces and your awesome projects. You have inspired me to refashion and I hope to start my own refashion blog….if I could just get off my butt and do it!

  754. Crystal
    August 6, 2013 at 5:11 am (9 months ago)

    I’d love to win this! Thanks for this offer.

  755. Chica Andaluza
    August 6, 2013 at 5:14 am (9 months ago)

    What a lovely thing to do – was thinking of you this morning as a pal dropped round a dress she wants me to refashion for a weeding she is going to in Michigan later this year!

  756. Leoloco
    August 6, 2013 at 5:20 am (9 months ago)

    Yay! What a nice idea! :) Your blog has inspired me to buy a sewing machine (a real cheapie from IKEA) to try my hand at refashioning, and it tastes like more! Even though my cheapie sewing machine is actually not too bad, I could give THAT ONE to my best friend (who was kinda jealous) while keeping a new one for myself. :P Yes. I am that kind of person.

  757. antoinette henry
    August 6, 2013 at 5:32 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog – you’ve got me all excited about sewing again! I just need a reliable sewing machine to make the process that bit less stressful, as i’m self taught and need all the practice I can get.

  758. Kristel
    August 6, 2013 at 5:55 am (9 months ago)

    Wonderful idea! I have been secret santa and secret easterbunny.

    This machine looks so more sophisticated then mine! I think would keep it and give mine away.

  759. Ellen stapelberg
    August 6, 2013 at 5:55 am (9 months ago)

    Liked on FB and shared! Wow this is an awesome opportunity you are giving! Thank you! I would love this awesome machine!

  760. Carolyn
    August 6, 2013 at 6:05 am (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve been wanting to lean to sew for ages but was intimidated- re-fashioning looks like a great place to get started!

  761. Hayley
    August 6, 2013 at 6:08 am (9 months ago)

    oh what a wonderful give-away! I have been a long time lurker but never commented before so here goes! Your blog is inspirational – I love that you make sewing so easy, no complicated patterns to put off beginners, just straight forward refashions. I would love to start sewing, I definitely need a new creative outlet, I am itching to try it out! There’s no way I would give away such a beauty of a machine but how about I promise to make some clothes for friends and family if I win it?!
    p.s. I repinned so hopefully am in with a chance! Thank you!

  762. Angelo Amendola
    August 6, 2013 at 6:18 am (9 months ago)

    Awesome, thank you!

  763. Angela
    August 6, 2013 at 6:46 am (9 months ago)

    Just shared your link and started following you on twitter! I look forward to your refashions every day!

  764. Savannah
    August 6, 2013 at 6:58 am (9 months ago)

    I love seeing how creative you can be with such frumpy clothing. I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while now. I just don’t have a sewing machine :(

  765. Brooke Kaminski
    August 6, 2013 at 7:03 am (9 months ago)

    This is such an awesome thing to do!!!! I would totally keep it and put it to good use! :-)

  766. Larissa
    August 6, 2013 at 7:15 am (9 months ago)

    I would love something like to this to give me the push I need to really start sewing.

  767. Karen
    August 6, 2013 at 7:32 am (9 months ago)

    Absolutely love your blog! My boyfriend and I often thrift, and it’s now evolved in finding $1 frocks that I can refashion! Would love to put those in action!

  768. Myrna Coble Fanney
    August 6, 2013 at 7:37 am (9 months ago)

    I hope I win! I would really love to have a new sewing machine! This one looks awesome. The one I have is an OLD Singer. My mother in law gave it to me. I could use a new “high tech” machine!!!!!!!!

  769. Siluelle
    August 6, 2013 at 7:38 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook!
    I love your blog! You have inspired me to start refashioning my own clothes. Thank you!

  770. Sabine
    August 6, 2013 at 7:41 am (9 months ago)

    Great giveaway, just pinned it on pinterest – I love your blog!!! I’m both impatiently awaiting your new entries, as well as reading through old stuff…it’s a great distraction from my actual task at hand (writing my dissertation). I’ve actually decided to reward myself with a dress form once my next chapter is submitted. Yay!

  771. Tami
    August 6, 2013 at 7:46 am (9 months ago)

    Pinned and shared. Thanks for an awesome giveaway and tons of inspiration!

  772. Tabitha
    August 6, 2013 at 7:47 am (9 months ago)

    I’m always excited when I see your emails arrive, I’m always showing my mom ” See what she made, she started with this and this is what she turned it into” I’m always impressed and wishing I could do it too!

  773. María Lucía Moreno Mota
    August 6, 2013 at 7:51 am (9 months ago)

    I want this sewing machine, i’m your fan!

  774. Ashley
    August 6, 2013 at 7:53 am (9 months ago)

    Ok ok, so I can see by hand and have always wanted a machine. Everytime I see clothes I visualize how to change them also to fit my figure( cuz nothing is just right( goldilocks reference))
    Anyway I believe if someone or something doesn’t happen I’ll just always wonder and wish;(
    Ba ba bum….
    I now have a new addiction with your blog and filled with ideas!!!!
    Could be a dream come true!!!
    American in italy

  775. Jeanine
    August 6, 2013 at 7:54 am (9 months ago)

    Been following you on FB for a while now. You’re great! Very inspiring. You make it look so easy.
    Shared, pinned & shared.

  776. Magda
    August 6, 2013 at 7:58 am (9 months ago)

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks a lot,i seriously NEED a new sewing machine :)

  777. terri
    August 6, 2013 at 7:59 am (9 months ago)

    I always look forward to your posts. They’re always cute, creative and sometimes a little funny. Love the pics.You do agreat job. Thanks for sharing and keep up the goodwork.

  778. rox
    August 6, 2013 at 8:03 am (9 months ago)

    Great Ideas for re-fashion! A great way to upcycle!

  779. Ioana
    August 6, 2013 at 8:08 am (9 months ago)

    I discovered your inspiring blog a few weeks ago and gone through the entire archive in one night. It gave me the courage to start refashioning some of the pieces in my closet (best one so far: an unwearable t-shirt with my university’s logo turned into a cute bow-backless top), all sewn by hand, since I don’t have a sewing machine. I’ve got a bunch of ideas that would take a lot of time to complete by hand, and I’ve been dreaming about a great machine for a newbie like me, so I definitely love your sewing machine giveaway idea! It would be cool if I won. :)

  780. Reta
    August 6, 2013 at 8:11 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. I also love to sew. I would pay this machine forward to my daughter. She is 11, that is the age I was when I began to sew. A great thing for a girl to learn.

  781. Terri Aden
    August 6, 2013 at 8:12 am (9 months ago)

    Ooooh awesome give away!! I love your blog, and I am soo thankful to Alex for gifting you with this machine so that we could all benefit from your incredibly creative mind!

  782. Karen
    August 6, 2013 at 8:17 am (9 months ago)

    I so want to start sewing, but have no idea where to start… winning this just might help! Love your blog :)

  783. Tiffany Patterson
    August 6, 2013 at 8:19 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on fb!

  784. Špela
    August 6, 2013 at 8:24 am (9 months ago)

    Greetings from Slovenija! :) I adore pinterest from the first day, so I did my job there :) Keep doing what you do best, you are my inspiration :D

  785. Lisa
    August 6, 2013 at 8:24 am (9 months ago)

    Followed and pinned! I’d love to have a machine that works! mine I inherited and won’t zig zag to save its life.

  786. Kyrsta
    August 6, 2013 at 8:36 am (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. It’s amazing that you can see something old and ugly and turn it in to something so cute! You have inspired me to ‘refashion’ some of the old unwearable things in my closet. I’ve been sewing by hand to prove to myself that a deserve to buy a sewing machine (I’m not sure what my logic is there). But I love seeing your creations!Hopefully I’m brave enough to show off mine soon! :)

  787. Charity G
    August 6, 2013 at 8:39 am (9 months ago)

    Just pinned it !so glad I found your site!!

  788. Chelsea Morgan
    August 6, 2013 at 8:42 am (9 months ago)

    I have liked you on facebook! I would love a new sewing machine to learn on!

  789. Dessy Mullane
    August 6, 2013 at 8:42 am (9 months ago)

    I did steps 1 and 2, I have yet to become a tweety bird ;) I love your blog and check it every. single. day. I have no life clearly, so winning a working machine (I have 3 in various states of distress) would give me something else to do. :)

  790. Kyrie
    August 6, 2013 at 8:51 am (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on FB and Pinterest!!! Love your stuff so much!! I have my grandma’s old sewing machine, but I know of a dear friend who would LOVE LOVE LOVE a sewing machine of her own!!!

  791. Kricket
    August 6, 2013 at 8:56 am (9 months ago)

    Love the blog! Pinned it. :)

  792. A
    August 6, 2013 at 8:58 am (9 months ago)

    Awesome giveaway! I love getting your posts by e-mail! You have inspired me to turn my cute maternity clothes into things I can still wear. Love your blog!

  793. Aly
    August 6, 2013 at 9:00 am (9 months ago)

    Ahhhhh!!!!! I’m 15 and I lovelovelove your blog!! I visit it EVERY. DAY. (an unhealthy addiction I’m sure…) getting new ideas for what I will refashion once I get a sewing machine of my own!! :D Thanks for this awesome opportunity!!

  794. Laura
    August 6, 2013 at 9:01 am (9 months ago)

    Just love your creativity and imagination! Gives me inspiration to take chances with my clothes, give them a refashion ;) x

  795. Shay
    August 6, 2013 at 9:03 am (9 months ago)

    This is very exciting! I check your blog daily for new post and have told almost everyone know about your blog. :(

  796. Shantel P.
    August 6, 2013 at 9:05 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this fun giveaway!!! I love reading your blog and look forward to seeing new posts!! I haven’t done a refashion yet, but hope to get the courage to ‘jump in’ soon!!!

  797. Lori B
    August 6, 2013 at 9:07 am (9 months ago)

    I have been following your blog for a few months now and I sew want to learn how to sew one day! now I feel like I know what machine I need to go out and get! I think this is a great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  798. Jan Woolworth
    August 6, 2013 at 9:07 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. My girls and I follow it and check out your fashions all of the time. I’ve been sewing since fifth grade, but have kind of gotten away from it as far as fashion goes. My youngest daughter is going to be taking “Home-Ec” this fall and is eager to learn to sew.

  799. Amanda
    August 6, 2013 at 9:15 am (9 months ago)

    I’m following you on Pintrest and here’s my comment! I always check your blog to see what new and amazing things you have made. I wasn’t super interested in clothing until I found your blog and now I want to try and make my own refashions! Thank you for being so awesome!

  800. Megan Wolf (@megizzle4izzle)
    August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am (9 months ago)

    I literally read through your entire blog in the past 2 days. Overly inspired. This would be awesome. :)

  801. Becky from Canada
    August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am (9 months ago)

    You have inspired me to refashion so many items. One day I will have the guts to send you a pic lol. I already have you on my facebook and I have followed you on Pinterest. Would love to be entered to win the sewing machine. Mine has been a little finnicky lately. Thanks so much from Canada :)

  802. Kelly
    August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am (9 months ago)

    I liked, shared, pinned, and tweeted. I love what you do with what most people consider unwearable clothes. If I won, I’d keep the machine and give my simple machine to a friend who wants to learn how to sew.

  803. rusty bucky
    August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am (9 months ago)

    so many comments, so little hope to win :) I’m a pinterest follower lady, love it!

  804. Lauren Lewis
    August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am (9 months ago)

    I liked your Facebook page! Have visited your blog numerous times in the past and have enjoyed it tremendously. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas and offering the sewing machine give away. I hope I win!

  805. Cassie Rios
    August 6, 2013 at 9:20 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following you on facebook for awhile. How did I miss you on pinterest?!?! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance :) I keep hoping I’ll bump into you in real life one day so I can compliment you in person. You do such a great job sewing and writing! Thanks so much for sharing your blog and inspiration.

  806. Sarah
    August 6, 2013 at 9:21 am (9 months ago)

    I LOVE, LOVE your re-fashions! I am always plesantly surprised at how well your creations turn out. The before shots are usually clothes that I would NEVER give a second look. Thank you for the inspiration!

  807. Amanda Culp
    August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am (9 months ago)

    Liked on fb. What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win this machine!

  808. Danelle
    August 6, 2013 at 9:36 am (9 months ago)

    My niece is 11 and an avid budding refashionista She has been asking for a sewing machine a lot lately so this just seemed like kismet! Love your posts and keep inspiring!

  809. robin suggs
    August 6, 2013 at 9:37 am (9 months ago)

    I pinned! Robin S onto pin/win Pinterest board.

  810. kayla
    August 6, 2013 at 9:39 am (9 months ago)

    Hi! I’ve been wanting my own sewing machine for a very long time. Ever since I started reading your blog actually well over a year ago. I’m in the same situation. Buying a new home starting school not a lot of extra income for clothes or sewing machines. Winning this machine would mean the world to me :)

  811. jjay
    August 6, 2013 at 9:40 am (9 months ago)

    I would LOVE this machine….I would LOVE to teach my kids how to SEW!!
    I’ve tried a BUNCH of times to repost on twitter but I can’t sign IN!! :( I tried capcha a ga-gillion times to no avail! :(

  812. Erin M
    August 6, 2013 at 9:43 am (9 months ago)

    Shared away on the facey-page! My mom has a brother machine she’s had forever!

  813. Emily
    August 6, 2013 at 9:45 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this blog – I’ve gone though year two TWICE and even did my own no-sew refashion (skirt into dress!). I’m looking forward to using you as inspiration for creating my own maternity wardrobe (Because I can’t fathom buying a ton of VERY EXPENSIVE clothes for a few months of wear)

  814. Meagan
    August 6, 2013 at 9:52 am (9 months ago)

    Followed on Pinterest. I love your blog and was so invested that when I found you, I read backwards in time all the way to the beginning! You have inspired me to look at refashioning things as a viable option for my clothes. :-)

  815. Nicolette Frith
    August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am (9 months ago)

    Would LOVE a new sewing machine as my 40+ yo Singer that I bought for $25 at an op-shop has packed it in. Really want to get back into sewing, especially for my kids :-) Have Pinned. I’m new to pinterest and excited about the inspiration that can be found here :-)
    Thank you

  816. Cori
    August 6, 2013 at 9:58 am (9 months ago)

    Pinned! Thanks for the opportunity to win! If I win I’m giving it to my sister so she can learn to sew! :-)

  817. Tere
    August 6, 2013 at 10:00 am (9 months ago)

    I don’t know how long you have been sewing, but I, too, am using he same sewing machine I started with. It is a Montgomery Ward and was given to me in 1972 by my then boyfriend (my Mother’s suggestion to him as she was a great seamstress). I have used it for all sorts of projects, the largest of which was my daughter’s wedding dress in 2007!

  818. Deanna M. Fernandez
    August 6, 2013 at 10:01 am (9 months ago)

    Repinned, shared and tweeted! Love refashioning anything and sewing so good luck to all.

  819. Farren
    August 6, 2013 at 10:02 am (9 months ago)

    So….I need to go back to grade school to learn how to follow directions…instead of doing ONE of the first requirements…I did them ALL before realizing I only had to do one! Oops!!! Hahaha! Hope that doesn’t disqualify me! Thanks for being so amazing and doing this awesome give away! I’ve wanted to start doing my own refashion things and even have a few pieces stocked to do but haven’t ever had a full time sewing machine at my house! I’m always borrowing my mom’s hahaha!!

  820. Les Becker
    August 6, 2013 at 10:02 am (9 months ago)

    My first machine was a little pink Brother given to me by my sister in 1979. I’m on my 3rd machine since then. I LOVE your blog; you inspire me with early every post. Just liked you and shared you on Facebook, followed you and pinned you on Pinterest, and followed you and tweeted you out to a bunch of really creative people on Twitter. You have been thoroughly shared, my dear! LOL!

  821. Nicole G.
    August 6, 2013 at 10:03 am (9 months ago)

    Shared this on Facebook and Pinterest. I’ve really enjoyed following your blog. I have yet to try a refashion myself, but I have been looking through my own clothes to see which ones I could possibly redo. If I were to win this, I would actually give it to my sister. She is a Wiz when it comes to a sewing machine & I think she would enjoy having a little fancier one than she already owns. Good luck to everyone!

  822. teachergoingtech
    August 6, 2013 at 10:04 am (9 months ago)

    I love this blog! I have been sort of playing with refashion/ repurposing clothes for a while, but your refashions are so much more extensive! I am hoping to get brave enough to take one on soon!

  823. Dian Hoffman
    August 6, 2013 at 10:11 am (9 months ago)

    I shared on Pinterest, I would love to win this!

  824. Chrystle
    August 6, 2013 at 10:22 am (9 months ago)

    Entering the contest! I’m not on twitter, but I shared everywhere else.

  825. Miranda LeClair
    August 6, 2013 at 10:29 am (9 months ago)

    I have a shiny sewing machine, but I have friends who could use one. What I need is time to actually put my machine to use your blog and pinterest already give me heaps of inspiration :-).

  826. Fran Albert
    August 6, 2013 at 10:36 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter! And you really have changed the way I look at fashion.

  827. Nagzilla
    August 6, 2013 at 10:40 am (9 months ago)

    Pick me! Pick me! Our sewing machine recently broke and my daughter (who is a cosplayer who makes her own costumes) is chomping at the bit to get it either fixed or replaced.

  828. Erin L.
    August 6, 2013 at 10:41 am (9 months ago)

    I found your refashion page on Pinterest. I love your blogs and the idea of refashioning, I just wish I could find stores where I can buy clothes for $1 like you do. I love to sew and I mostly make purses, and Christmas Stocking (Not traditional ones though) Now I am into making hair bands with tee-shirts. Well Thanks again for your Wonderful Inspirations! God Bless!

  829. Lyndsay
    August 6, 2013 at 10:44 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you!!!

    I’ve shared on fb and pinned!

  830. Lucie
    August 6, 2013 at 10:45 am (9 months ago)

    What a great giveaway! I love your blog, very inspiring.

  831. E Rey (@erey13)
    August 6, 2013 at 10:45 am (9 months ago)

    Done, done and done. Love, love and love. Thanks for being so inspirational :)

  832. Rachel B
    August 6, 2013 at 10:48 am (9 months ago)

    Followed and liked the heck out of this! Setting up my craft room and this machine would be awesome to teach my bro on!

  833. Taylor
    August 6, 2013 at 10:51 am (9 months ago)

    Yup. Those are all the same reasons I have for not getting a sewing machine. Even if I don’t win this one I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet because I am in the middle of a weight loss journey and nothing I own fits me anymore! It’s probably much cheaper to buy the machine than a whole new wardrobe :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  834. Amy
    August 6, 2013 at 10:53 am (9 months ago)

    I shared on Pinterest! Recently learned how to sew so I would love to win!

  835. Erin
    August 6, 2013 at 10:53 am (9 months ago)

    This is too amazing! You are so generous! My sewing machine broke Sunday and if I can get it fixed I plan to give it to my co-worker who introduced me to your blo! She has never sewn a stitch herself but has always wanted to! I followed you on pimterest and repinned the giveaway! I also followed you on twitter and like you on Facebook just because I wanted to. Thank you!

    • Sara Mayo
      August 6, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 months ago)

      That’s very generous of you!!!! Pick me :)

  836. Cheryl Pearce
    August 6, 2013 at 10:54 am (9 months ago)

    Love your website! My machine is over 20 years old and doesn’t have all of the features that newer ones do. I’d love to win a new machine!

  837. Stephanie
    August 6, 2013 at 11:00 am (9 months ago)

    I found you through New Dress A Day. You guys are both ReFashion Inspiration to me! I have been wanting to do this for so long and I think the perfect way to learn to sew is doing refashion stuff :) I have bins full of stuff that I’ve been collecting and can’t wait to start! Would be a lot easier to start if I had a sewing machine lol Hope to win, but if I don’t, it’s okay too…Christmas is just around the corner so hopefully I can ask for one from the hubby and my boys :) Take care! Have a fantastic day!

  838. Teresa Thompson
    August 6, 2013 at 11:02 am (9 months ago)

    I have been following your blog for a couple years now and I have been so inspired to try a refashion but somehow haven’t seen anything at my local goodwill I was inspired to transform! Hopefully one day, but if I could win the sewing machine, I would love to gift it to my bff whom I have been able to inspire to learn to sew and make her own things!!

  839. Shannon H Like Happy
    August 6, 2013 at 11:09 am (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared!!! I appreciate the giveaway, my 13 year old is using my machine all the time now so this would be great!

  840. Josie
    August 6, 2013 at 11:09 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following you for awhile now. I admire your imagination–you can see the gem in the rough, and have made some really attractive outfits from the “misfits.” I’d love to get this machine to give to my daughter, who cannot afford one.

  841. Bobbi
    August 6, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 months ago)

    What a generous giveaway! I’ve retweeted…and when I figure out pinterest I’ll repin. Thanks!

  842. Stacy Hay
    August 6, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 months ago)

    You are so generous to give away a sewing machine! I discovered your blog a few months ago and I have been following you ever since. You have inspired me to be creative with my old clothes. I turned a bunch of old camis into skirts for my daughter, shortened high-water jeans headed for the trash can into capris, and used the excess to make a cute jean skirt for my 2 year old, among other things. Thank you for making such creative clothing and sharing it with us all!

  843. Katie M
    August 6, 2013 at 11:14 am (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! I taught myself to sew refashioning bigger clothes into smaller clothes just like you. Everyday i look forward to seeing your newest creation!

  844. Erica
    August 6, 2013 at 11:15 am (9 months ago)

    Your refashions are so inspiring! They make me look at thrift store clothes in a different way, with more potential. Thank you for doing what you do!

  845. Erin Neason
    August 6, 2013 at 11:16 am (9 months ago)

    I love love love your blog and it has inspired me to try and refashion my own clothes! I’m using my grandmothers sewing machine (much to her dismay) and I would love to have a nice one of my own!

  846. Shannon Hiczewski
    August 6, 2013 at 11:17 am (9 months ago)

    Wow! I would love to get into refashioning my own items!

  847. karen cote
    August 6, 2013 at 11:17 am (9 months ago)

    Count me in on the sewing machine give-away! Thanks

  848. Roxanne P.
    August 6, 2013 at 11:18 am (9 months ago)

    Wow, you have some really great stuff here. I’m a sewing novice myself and I’ve been in the market for a new machine, as my sister’s hand-me-down is on its last leg. Would love to win this ^^

  849. sarah
    August 6, 2013 at 11:20 am (9 months ago)

    Wow! Same story here but no one has gotten me a machine yet, so still creating in my head. Liked and shared on Facebook! Good luck to all!!

  850. Maggie G Kuch
    August 6, 2013 at 11:21 am (9 months ago)

    This is my most favorite refashioning blog. You’ve definitely inspired me to be more creative in how I view clothing and it’s possibilities.

  851. Rachel
    August 6, 2013 at 11:21 am (9 months ago)

    My friend just shared this blog with me. Liked and shared on facebook. Expecting my first in November and would love to make some clothes for her! My *old* sewing machine just broke, and would really love a new one to replace it!

  852. Becky
    August 6, 2013 at 11:23 am (9 months ago)

    I <3 refashionista! I have been following you for a while and been inspired to do my own refashes. So far, I've had some awesome successes and some dismal failures. But I've had fun all the way along! If I won this sewing machine, it would go to a friend who is learning how to sew. She has had a pretty tragic life and is sewing to do something good for herself.

  853. Nikki Wilson
    August 6, 2013 at 11:27 am (9 months ago)

    I followed and repinned on Pinterest! I have been following your posts for some time and I think you have a very unique and amazing gift! Love to see what you come up with and also I feel like I am reading posts by a friend! Keep sewing and dreaming! Cheers!

  854. D
    August 6, 2013 at 11:30 am (9 months ago)

    Just trying to shop and compare and select a sewing machine is so daunting! Winning one would save so much time! (And I’d promise to send a reader refash made with it.)

  855. Rachel
    August 6, 2013 at 11:31 am (9 months ago)

    and by “old” I mean it was my grandmother’s machine. I took it in, but it would cost me $700 to fix it because it is considered “antique” now!

  856. Christal Wolfgram
    August 6, 2013 at 11:31 am (9 months ago)

    I am following you on Pinterest! Finding your blog has been an amazing inspiration with perfect timing. I had surgery this summer on my knee and since I wasn’t able to do the normal active things I enjoy it was a great outlet. :)

  857. rompinaround
    August 6, 2013 at 11:32 am (9 months ago)

    What an amazing giveaway! Love your blog.

  858. Janine
    August 6, 2013 at 11:34 am (9 months ago)

    I did all three!

  859. Nell
    August 6, 2013 at 11:52 am (9 months ago)

    Pinned! I really enjoy your blog.

  860. Trista
    August 6, 2013 at 11:53 am (9 months ago)

    Repinned and followed on Pinterest! I love your blog, you do some amazing work!

  861. Rachel
    August 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Very cool giveaway. I already follow on facebook so I followed and repinned it on pinterest. :)

  862. Katharin
    August 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I found your blog several months ago and it has inspired me to do several refashions of my own (borrowing my mom’s sewing machine). Such an awesome giveaway, hope I win a machine of my own!

  863. Cecilia Gillentine
    August 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks so much for such an informative blog. Since finding it I look differently at anything I pickup at the thrift stores in town.

  864. Michele Welch
    August 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I have always enjoyed resale/thrift shops but until I found your blog I had never thought of refashioning my finds! I look forward to your posts every day. Keep up the good work!

  865. Melissa
    August 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on FB :)

  866. Deann Jensen
    August 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow you on Pinterest and receive your email blog. When I was in my 20′s my mother bought me my first sewing machine. I have sewn basic stuff (hems, holes, you know the not fun stuff) It wasn’t until I started reading your blog that I have been totally inspired to create magic out of thrift store treasures. I would love to pass on the tradition and win this sewing machine to give it to my daughter (who is now in her 20′s)
    Many thanks!

  867. liz a.l
    August 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Great giveaway!!! Love your blog Refashionista……good luck everyone. :)

  868. Sophie
    August 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I follow your blog all the way from Belgium :-)
    Love the refashioning and the giveaway too of course!!
    I could really use a good sewing machine so I keep my fingers crossed!

  869. Michele
    August 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Count me in! Thank you for the opportunity!

  870. Cathy White
    August 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared and pinned. My 9 year old daughter is learning to sew, so I hope to win it for her.

  871. Krizia Endermann
    August 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and have been reading it non-stop for months. I love what you do! It is so hard for me to find clothing and you are such an inspiration. I love your approach, if you don’t love it, make it!

  872. Hilary
    August 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Done! Looking forward to winning a new machine!

  873. Aimee
    August 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow this has really got people trying new things and thinking responsibly. I would love a sewing machine to do more green and save my poor mom from having to do all the sewing.

  874. Lauren
    August 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love a new machine! Mine just broke :( I have tons of thrifted clothes to refashion! You’re a great inspiration and now that I am following you on Pinterest I will be able follow more of your great ideas :)

  875. Laura
    August 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm (9 months ago)

    It would be awesome to win this. i love reading your blog and it has inspired me.

  876. Brenda Wester
    August 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m a big fan of your Refashionista blog. I don’t know how to sew, but I’ve always wanted to learn how. I go to my local Thrift Shop often, and believe that I could sew myself a new wardrobe if I knew how. Since I’m unemployed, I can’t afford to buy a sewing machine. I just entered your Brother sewing machine giveaway. I hope that I win! Fingers crossed!

  877. Ashley Husemoller
    August 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog, and look forward to getting the emails! This is an awesome idea! I tell all my friends about this blog, because we could all use some inspiration! :)

  878. Amy @ Mommy Rodeo
    August 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Love it! My mom bought me one a long time ago when I kept complaining about the cost of pillows and that I “could do it myself”. I remain shocked at how logical sewing is.

  879. LadyD
    August 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, this is awesome! I already follow you on Pinterest, but I didn’t know you had a FB page…I liked it and shared your giveaway post! :) Exciting! Thanks for doing something so generous for your readers and encouraging our own creative endeavors.

  880. Monica M
    August 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog has been a refreshing way to dig into my creative side. I would love to own a sewing machine and refash my own bargin finds! Crossing my fingers

  881. graciecat
    August 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed and shared on Pinterest. Really enjoy what you do, keep it up!!

    PS – I’m super jealous you’ve seen Whedon’s Much Ado already.. for some reason central Arkansas has stayed out of the loop so far! Rawr!

  882. Abigail
    August 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm (9 months ago)

    how generous of you! I would LOVE to have this gorgeous machine!
    (like you on FB, followed you on twiter and pinterest and re-tweeted and pinned!)

  883. Shaina LaQue
    August 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm (9 months ago)

    You are awesome!!! what a sweet and lovely thing to do. thank you for this chance!

  884. Cindy
    August 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm (9 months ago)

    If I win, can you provide sewing lessons?? :)

  885. wonderkitty
    August 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm (9 months ago)

    This is such a good idea! I just recently came into my first sewing machine, its less than a year old, but already I don’t know what I would do without it! I have been following your blog off and on for a while, but never thought to follow you on facebook or pinterest! How did that allude me all this time! I hope I win!

  886. Cassie M Schoonover
    August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm (9 months ago)

    :) I have completed all the steps :)

  887. kimgrace
    August 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I have traveled across the world wide web from facebook to pinterest to twitter… saw some nice sights. Met some interesting people. Completed all the steps. (wipes sweat from forehead) My current sewing machine became possessed by satan and mocks me from the recesses of the dark land under my desk. (OK.. maybe not “possessed”, but seriously, never buy a Singer these days… terrible, terrible machines… the new machines are cheap, plastic parts that break easily.. ) Mama needs a new whirring friend. :D

  888. Alyssa M
    August 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! I would love to have a sewing machine so that i could do my own refashions. :)

  889. Heather C.
    August 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you (not that I didn’t before) and pinned you, but I couldn’t tweet you because I don’t do Twitter. This sewing machine would be the kick in the pants I think I need, your story hit a nerve with me.

  890. Lou
    August 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Did all the steps I could apart from the twitter one as I don’t use twitter I’m afraid. Does that discount me? I hope not. I tried to get on with twitter but my tiny mind could not compute. I would adore this machine. The one I have is very basic and, although it does the job, I dream of other options.

  891. Stephanie
    August 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve followed your blog for a while now, and I’m looking at my clothes a whole new way. I still haven’t had the courage to actually cut into anything yet, but I’m getting there!

  892. Becca
    August 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been meaning to get into sewing for a while now, but I HATE getting my mom’s machine out :( This would be AWESOME!!

    I love your blog and your refashions, they’re so awesome! Thanks for sharing with the world :)

  893. Stephanie
    August 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I love checking your blog for inspiration!

  894. lynne ATL
    August 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest and repined (Lynne ATL). Love this and Broke in Columbia. Shared the later with my two nieces who are also Broke and in Columbia.

  895. Heather
    August 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I have FOUR daughters that need to learn to sew…

  896. Courtney
    August 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed on Pinterest! I’d love to give this machine to my 12 year old! She’s always borrowing mine and I think she would be thrilled to have one in her own room to sew whenever she wanted!

  897. Trina
    August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm (9 months ago)

    My machine is an aquamarine ’60s throwback. It’s sturdy and strong, but doesn’t do much past straight and zigzag stitches. I’d love to have a Brother like this for my own fashion refashions! I liked you on Pinterest and repinned, plus I liked you on Facebook and shared, too! Crossing my fingers!

  898. Sarah
    August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Already liked you on Facebook :) shared you there though! Now to find you on Pinterest!

  899. Ciam
    August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Already had you liked on Facebook :) But I went ahead and did the others as well! I would love the opportunity to win this bad boy, because pieces of mine were lost in our last move from New York to Georgia, which of course was AFTER I found you and before having the inspiration to refashion. PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE?!

  900. Carol Nichols Dean
    August 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm (9 months ago)

    My grand daughter said, “Beach Granny, will you teach me how to sew? I can’t even sew on a button.” I do have a machine, but it’s an industrial machine and way too much for her to handle. It would be wonderful to teach her on this machine and then pass it on to her.
    So happy that my daughter introduced me to your blog.

  901. Brandy Killman
    August 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I had already liked you on facebook long ago but I shared this also! I would absolutely LOVE to when this for my 13 year old daughter who is so interested in sewing and crafting. She has been wanting a sewing machine for a while. She currently sews Barbie clothes and pillow cases and such by hand.

  902. Ami Crowder
    August 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Love the sewing machine! I’ve been wanting to learn to sew for years :)

  903. Kellie Salmon
    August 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Did them all!!! Crossing my fingers that I win!!!

  904. Patty DeMasso-Anderson
    August 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I look forward to your posts & appreciate that you encourage creativity and thriftiness over perfectionism & exorbitance!

  905. Lisa
    August 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your site!!! Soooo inspiring!!

    I have followed you on Twitter and RT’d ya! :)

  906. Heather
    August 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been learning to sew for a while now but I always borrow my mom’s machine – mostly because I’m too lazy to get my own :)

  907. Danielle
    August 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm (9 months ago)

    This is lovely! I love the idea. :)

  908. Jessica H.
    August 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked yo on Facebook, and following on Pinterest…and shared the giveaway on Facebook and Pinterest!! would love to win this sewing machine for my awesomely crafty friend :)

  909. Heather Ricks
    August 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared, tweeted, pinned, fb, anything I miss? Hope I win! You’ve inspired me to start my own blog AND refashions! I have a cool one coming up that I plan to share with you. :)

  910. Stephanie Gossett
    August 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm (9 months ago)

    I am following you on Twitter @NiniGossett

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/NiniGossett/status/364811921343524866

    This would be a dream come true for me. I have wanted to learn to sew clothes for my little Gwendolyn. I could not imagine winning! You are really giving someone a gift that will change their life. Thank you for your generosity, and best wishes in the future for your blog!

    lemongreen915 at gmail.com

  911. Brianne
    August 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your posts! You are so creative! Hopefully I can win a new sewing machine so I can refashion my clothes too :)

  912. Julia K
    August 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm (9 months ago)

    You’ve inspired me to learn to sew more than a straight line!

  913. Amber Anderson
    August 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog, you’ve inspired me to try “re-fashioning” !! :)

  914. Jaimee
    August 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been wanting to learn how to sew!

  915. knotrune
    August 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Cool, I didn’t know you were on Pinterest, I loooove pinning! Total addict :) and now follow you there too. I have a sewing machine I get on with but I know I could easily find someone who would love one. Whoever wins it I hope it will be the inspiration for them to follow your stitchsteps :D

  916. Melissa
    August 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love to win this.

  917. Nova
    August 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm (9 months ago)

    My roommate is moving out and taking her sewing machine with her! :-( I really want my own!

  918. Carla
    August 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I first found your blog on pinterest and have read every entry. Also recommended it to several family and friends. Looking for a machine for my daughter-in-law so we can refashion together!

  919. Krista T
    August 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Completed steps and am commenting :) Love your blog!!

  920. Kayla
    August 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm (9 months ago)

    I don’t know how to sew, but I’d be super excited to learn if I won this! I repinned on Pinterest! :D

  921. ladycynthiana
    August 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I pinned and shared on Facebook! Maybe one of my friends will see it and enter, too! I have a sewing machine but find it frustrating to thread and change bobbins or whatnot (I feel like I need to reread the entire manual every time I try to use it, and my results are usually a wobbly hem on some pants. Not fun. I do love hand-sewing though, but it takes forever).

    Anyway, I find your blog so inspiring and fun, and I too keep thinking someday I’ll start sewing more… I just need that push!

  922. Roxanne
    August 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been sewing on my great aunt dolly’s ancient sewing machine and I would love a chance to win something a little more up to date!

  923. Roxanne
    August 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked, shared, pinned, retweeted and am following you everywhere

  924. Cameron
    August 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm (9 months ago)

    thank you so much for doing this! you are so sweet! entered all 3 ways :) I have SEW ( ;] ) many ideas that I’d love to be able to put into action!!!! just need a sewing machine then I will be unstoppable!

  925. Kiley Gingerich
    August 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm (9 months ago)

    What a Wonderful Thing you are doing!!!

  926. Chris S
    August 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love to win a sewing machine! What a fun giveaway!

  927. Liline
    August 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog!

  928. Annie B
    August 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I LOVE your blog! It gives me lots of great ideas and makes me see fashion in a whole new light.

    Thanks

  929. Brook
    August 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh how I would love to win this sewing machine! :)

  930. Kaleigh Nowland
    August 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a sewing machine! I always look forward to your posts! Your refashions are wonderful!

  931. Erin
    August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for a great blog!

  932. Joanna
    August 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love to win a sewing machine!! There are so many adorable kids’ clothes I want to try, but I am the same as you were, needing a creative outlet but afraid to invest in a sewing machine.

  933. Gail Schneider
    August 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm (9 months ago)

    My daughter started following you last year. She is a very busy mom with three small children. She also is a school teacher. Last year her wardrobe showed a lot of new items she refashioned. I know that she would dedicate her free time in learning about all of the features her basic machine does not have. Let her win one!!!!!!!!!!!!

  934. Anna Furry
    August 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I need a new machine so bad i want to throw the one i have OUT the window!

  935. Becks Dunne
    August 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Am totally someone who harbours dreams of sewing (and an ever growing stash of fabric / clothes that could be something else) but without the guts to buy the machine! Am loving your posts here in Blighty and if I were lucky enough to win I would have no reason not to start sewing straight away!!

  936. Nancy
    August 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love seeing your refashions (makes me inspired to try doing my own refashions)! :)

  937. Shannon R
    August 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    My mom turned me onto your blog and I LOVE it! A new sewing machine would be a dream come true for me! Thanks for the chance to win!

  938. clairetw07Claire
    August 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I pinned you-thought that was appropriate for a sewer. I enjoy your blog which has a great mix of creativity and personality.

  939. Ingrid
    August 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great way to pay it forward to fellow seamstresses (or wannabe ones). Love your blog and checking out all your creative make overs.

  940. Beka
    August 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I pinned your giveaway. This is my first time hearing about your blog, and I’m excited to start following you. I would love a new sewing machine. My current one is on it’s last leg and it literally takes me 10 times as long as it should to complete a project (with lots of wasted thread and material).

  941. Ruthann Biel
    August 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I sure could use a new machine. I currently have a cheap Singer from Costco.

  942. Shelby
    August 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Had already liked your FB page long ago. Love the blog as a fellow sewer/refashioner :)

  943. Terry Weisenfels
    August 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I really, really want this. It would make sewing my gdaughter’s Barbie SEW much easier. I know…bad pun…

  944. Symma "Sam" Jackson
    August 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on facebook. Love reading your blogs. Have enjoyed sewing crafts and quilts…clothes not so much…but refashioning something has got me quite interested. Looks like fun. To win the sewing machine for my 10 year ld granddaughter would be awesome as she wants to learn how to sew now. :)

  945. Mandisa
    August 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm (9 months ago)

    Yours is the only blog I follow. I just love what you’re doing to help save the planet :) Kudos!

  946. bridwella
    August 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Fantastic way to pay it forward!
    Love your blog and all of your refashions
    Would love to win that sewing machine :)

  947. Erin Perry
    August 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm (9 months ago)

    O Brother sewing machine, where art thou?

  948. Line Godin
    August 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Hum!!! Brother, my favorite brand of sewing machine! :)

  949. kathmurphy
    August 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm (9 months ago)

    I enjoy reading your blog and I’m hoping one day, I’ll get past my hang up of having to do things ‘the right way’ when it comes to sewing. I use my great grandmothers old treadle machine which I absolutely love, so this would be an upgrade for sure!

  950. Robin
    August 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm (9 months ago)

    Really need a sewing machine!!!!

  951. Annie E.
    August 6, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Yes I want it baby!!

  952. Fiona R
    August 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog – it inspires me to sew (not very well, but getting better)! ;)

  953. Veronica Burt
    August 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm (9 months ago)

    You’ve inspired me to start refashioning clothing and this sewing machine would give that a kick start :)

  954. Kathryn Tall and Strong
    August 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Miss Refashionista, you are too sweet to give away a sewing machine! I’ve liked and shared on my facebook and my blog’s facebook. And if I win, I know who I am giving the sewing machine too! A fabulous mommy of 1.5 kids (she’s pregnant!) and she wants to sew clothes for her kids. Thanks so much for your blog!

  955. ksedgeman
    August 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I have followed you by email subscriber, Pinterest and Facebook for a while now. I anticipate you refashions all the time, but have yet to have the courage to attempt one. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. And thanks for being HERE!

    Kathy

  956. Heather
    August 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Done (Pinterest). Done (Facebook). No Twitter for me so I’ll just have to leave that one blank.
    Thank you for a fantastic and inspirational blog. I have now purchased at thrift stores with repurposing in mind, but I have yet to actually do it. I’ll get there, eventually :)

  957. Rebekah Hughes
    August 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm (9 months ago)

    My mother is a wonderful seamstress, but because I never showed interest as a child she never taught me. I would love to win and remedy that! Viva Refashionista!

  958. fiddlyfingerslou
    August 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm (9 months ago)

    Amazing to find a competition based in the US that non-US residents can enter! Bonus that it’s one of my favourite blogs and I LOVE sewing!!! Could do with a new machine….

  959. BJ Jordan
    August 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm (9 months ago)

    You are my hero and………………..I love your haircut! It looks fabulous on you!

  960. Taylor Starr
    August 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Love what you are doing with this and giving others a simila opportunity as to yourself

  961. Kim
    August 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve pinned and followed you on Pinterest! My niece Sophie is a budding little seamstress and this would be an awesome sewing machine to teach her on :-). Thanks for the fab giveaway! Keep the rockin’ refash’s up!!

  962. Jocelyn
    August 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome contest! Haley Joel would definitely approve. I chose the Pinterest option because, well, I’m obsessed with Pinterest.

  963. Madeline
    August 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm (9 months ago)

    The sewing machine I have no was my mother’s and my grandmother’s before her! I’ve been thinking about getting a new one for a while. I really need to! You’ve inspired me to pull it back out again :)

  964. Cris
    August 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm (9 months ago)

    My refashion wheels have been spinning but with no sewing machine that is all they do
    :( I would love to win!!!

  965. Beth
    August 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Okay! Pinned and primed for Monday’s giveaway! Thanks for inspiring my summer of refashioning!

  966. Angela
    August 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Love, love, love your blog. Inspiring to say the least! I’m trying! :)

  967. Karyn Barrett
    August 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog. You have inspired me.

  968. cambridgeartteacher
    August 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I have it on my facebook as well as shared and pinned. Thanks!

  969. Mary
    August 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome! Thank you for this giveaway. I shared on facebook and twitter!

  970. Taylene
    August 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow So cool!! I love to sew!!

  971. Karina
    August 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I pinned it and am following you now. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

  972. Beth from England
    August 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on Facebook and Pinterest (don’t have twitter – sorry!). Your blog is great – it’s been a true inspiration to me. A couple of years ago I got sick and since then had to stop all of the energetic hobbies that I used to do. I stumbled on your blog and remembered how much I used to love sewing on the old singer hand crank sewing machine that we had when I was a kid. Inspired by your work (and my state of poverty!) I started refashioning my old clothes and found it to be positively therapeautic. I love the fact that it gives me a creative outlet to replace my old hobbies, and that it has minimal impact on our already over-stretched environment. Great Stuff. I would LOVE this sewing machine because so far I am doing all my refashioning by hand as I haven’t yet been able to afford to buy one. Even if I don’t get it – just wanted to say thanks for your blog and keep it up!

  973. Jessica
    August 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m a new fan, but I have been binge-reading your blog! :) I’m inspired!

  974. Camille
    August 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared! I love seeing your amazing clothing transformations.

  975. Wilda
    August 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been sewing for 60 years, as a child I used an old treadle Singer. I spent many happy hours making doll clothes for my Ginny doll. I would love to give this to my niece, who doesn’t have a machine.

  976. Amanda
    August 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm (9 months ago)

    My mom is an amazing seamstress (made my breathtaking wedding dress which, I wish I could wear EVERY DAY for the rest of my LIFE) but I’ve never sewn a stitch in my life. My grandmother was also a very proficient sewer as was my Great-Aunt (family heirlooms galore came from her)! I am a knitter though and have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to sew (be it VERY simple pieces)–seems fabric craftiness runs in the family! This machine looks not scary at all and I think would inspire me to scratch that itch I was seemingly born with!

  977. Jordan
    August 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm (9 months ago)

    This is so awesome! I would love a sewing machine so much!! Pinned and shared! :D

  978. Rita A
    August 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm (9 months ago)

    All tasks done! Love the sewing projects!

  979. http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk
    August 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Haved pinned and following your boards, facebook liked and shared, don’t tweet so hope it’s okay to still enter! Thank you for re-igniting my interest in sewing hugs Karen

  980. Faith
    August 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm (9 months ago)

    You are still my favorite blog! It lights up my day to get your emails.

  981. Charlotte Robinson
    August 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I went all out and did the relevant on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter! Spreading the word to my friends over here in the UK :-) Thank you for offering this fabulous giveaway.

  982. Nicola
    August 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog so much! I’ve even been inspired to do some refashioning of my very own :) I would love love love to have a decent sewing machine to match my refashioning ambitions!

  983. Tammy
    August 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog, always amazed with the end result. I would love to give it a try.

  984. Jenny Boneno
    August 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog is fun! Great giveaway, too! I have a machine but my 14 year old niece is a budding fashionista and really needs one. I’d love to win it for her.

  985. Alice Grimwood
    August 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm (9 months ago)

    I love reading your posts! They are so inspiring! So I’ve Pinterested!

  986. Donna
    August 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm (9 months ago)

    I posted on Facebook and pinned you on Pinterest cause you’re awesome. I’ve been folowing you for quite some time now and have read all your back post too. You give me so much inspiration!

  987. Linda
    August 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on Facebook….but I’ve always liked you ;) Love what you can do with a frumpy ugly dress!!!!

  988. Sarah Bennett
    August 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Can’t wait to see your mash-ups and remakes!

  989. Ashley
    August 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm (9 months ago)

    love your blog!!! you have given me the courage and plenty ideas for refashioning my wardrobe!!! Thanks so much

  990. Christina
    August 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I pinned this post! I love your blog! I have been inspired by you! Instead of buying anything new, I have been remaking what I already have!

  991. leeanne
    August 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm (9 months ago)

    I always borrow my mom’s old Singer. I would just melt in a puddle of happiness to have my own!

  992. Michelle
    August 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm (9 months ago)

    You have made sewing seem so easy that I know I can make those darn dresses sitting in the back of the closet work for me. But in order to do so I need to learn to sew and have a machine.

  993. Cynthia
    August 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I really like how creative you are in your refashions! I never know what to expect in the next picture but it is always cute!

  994. Shelly
    August 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve got the same slew of excuses why I haven’t learned to sew! A local shop even offers lessons. This would be awesome! thanks!

  995. Jess Covington
    August 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on Pinterest! I love your blog and as a future teacher I love the idea of making old (and affordable) things into something new and interesting. Your style has had a big impact on my work wear and I love your blog!!

  996. rivette
    August 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm (9 months ago)

    I just love you and all your refashions. I hope I win. :)

  997. Anna
    August 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm (9 months ago)

    My daughter leaves for college in 2 weeks and I’m hoping to win the machine to give to her so she can continue her hobby at school!

  998. Lori Poppe
    August 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm (9 months ago)

    WOW! what an exciting giveaway. I have pinned, Facebooked and tweeted all about this giveaway. If I am the winner I will be giving the sewing machine to my daughter Elizabeth who is 9 and wants turn her drawings into awesome outfits.

  999. carynliss
    August 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm (9 months ago)

    I wish I had something original or clever to say… So I’ll just have to go with thx for sharing your life with us, you feel like a friend I’ve never met. I wish I had half your inspiration, dedication and talent.
    We moved to Fl five years ago from South Africa, my grandmother is coming to visit in September to see my 2 year old daughter. I’m excited to give my little girl the same memories of my grandmother that I have of her as a little girl.

  1000. Laura
    August 6, 2013 at 6:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Awesome giveaway, I love your blog! Your before pictures are so funny that I can’t help but to click and see the after is.
    Laura@Over The Apple Tree

  1001. Laura G
    August 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Done done done! Fingers crossed- my machines broken so I can only read and admire! xx

  1002. Michelle
    August 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! Thanks for opening up the giveaway to those of us across the pond, I’ve followed you on pinterest.

  1003. Maryanne
    August 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi there,

    I’ve been following your blog for over a year! I’ve wanted a sewing machine for so long….I really hope I win! Thanks for inspiring me every week! I found some lemon fabric at a yard sale and bought it with the dream of making a lemon dress….so if I win, that’ll be my first project!

    Thanks!

  1004. Carol
    August 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Love to see your email in my box! I work in the city where you live, and anytime I go out there, I always pay attention to the people around me, hoping I might recognize you and see what fabulous outfit you are wearing!

  1005. Lauren Lewandowski
    August 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh my goodness! I so desperately want a sewing machine. I moved to a small town for a teaching job. Well, that’s just about all there is to do in this town, teach. I have been looking at prices for machines, but am unable to afford one until at least my third pay check! And lets face it, by that time Christmas is rolling around and we’re all crunched for cash; but by winning this extraordinary pay-it-forward, I would be able to create my own gifts while enjoy the relaxation my new hobby brings.

    Pick ME!

  1006. Ashley
    August 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! Crossing my fingers :)

  1007. Laurie Blackstone
    August 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and creativity! I’ve shared the giveaway on facebook and I’d love to win this sewing machine so I can pay it forward also. :)

  1008. Jeneva
    August 6, 2013 at 7:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I am a huge fan on FB and Pinterest. I was just telling the hubby I NEED a sewing machine. lol

  1009. Tabby
    August 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm (9 months ago)

    What an amazing giveaway for all of us who admire what you do and just haven’t plucked up the courage to invest in a sewing machine.

  1010. Eileen
    August 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your new haircut!! So cute!

    I follow you and twitter and retweeted :)

  1011. Helen Taylor
    August 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog, it’s so much fun to read :)

  1012. leicie
    August 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Fingers crossed :)

  1013. Jessica
    August 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    This is amazing thank you for providing this opportunity. I also love the voice you used throughout your blog; it really makes me smile.

  1014. Sondra
    August 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I really enjoy your blog Jillian. I look forward to all your refashions! Thanks for all the fun ideas.

  1015. Jo
    August 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared! Hope I’m the lucky one!

  1016. Charlene
    August 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm (9 months ago)

    I love following you everywhere! Your re-fashions are so fun and inspiring!!

  1017. Kim
    August 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this blog! Love that sewing machine too ;)

  1018. Jayme Hopkins
    August 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love your blog. When I stumbled upon it, I went through and read every single back entry that you wrote. You are amazing. You inspired me to purchase a sewing machine I bought this model. However, I do have a friend who is on disability who dearly loves to sew and I would love to be able to gift this to her. She only gets $700 a month so she is just barely getting by. But whether I win or not, I love everything you do and you are a wonderful inspiration. :)

  1019. Jillian
    August 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Done, done and done! Love your blog!

  1020. Frenchroast
    August 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm (9 months ago)

    I pinned and followed you! Your blog is awesome.

  1021. Amanda
    August 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! You’ve given me courage to try my hand at sewing and if it’s not perfect, that’s okay.

  1022. Margaret Fiske
    August 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Magical manic pixie dream girl… Wave your enchanted rotary cutter, taking care not to slice off my ear… I want to create fabulous ensembles out of crap… My cats are naked… Oh, Pleeeeeease!

  1023. Rachel P.
    August 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Did the Fb option. Been loving your posts since I started following a few months ago. When I finally find time for personal sewing I’m going to start refashioning all of my thrift store goodies I’ve been collecting!

  1024. Brandy Whitfield
    August 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on facebook, & followed and pinned on pinterest! <3 this blog!

  1025. Gypsy Black
    August 6, 2013 at 8:55 pm (9 months ago)

    I repinned your pin :)

    I love your blog, it’s made me want to try some refashions.

  1026. Karen
    August 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this giveaway! I would love a new sewing machine. You inspire me!

  1027. Kasia
    August 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Hoping for a new sewing machine as we move into our new home!

  1028. Brittany Roberson
    August 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm (9 months ago)

    Found your blog a few weeks ago through Pinterest, so I decided that was the perfect place to share it. I really enjoy seeing how you make dated looks entirely new again. Keep up the great work!

  1029. CindyT.
    August 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm (9 months ago)

    What a wonderful way to bring good Karma by paying it forward! :)

  1030. Emily Grace
    August 6, 2013 at 9:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Jillian! Long time following, first time writing…

    You’re an inspiration! You make me want my own machine to take the fashion disasters from my local thrift stores and turn them into one of a kind creations!

    (and today’s my birthday, so that means my entry is extra special, right?)

  1031. Debra
    August 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm (9 months ago)

    You are such an inspiration. I’ve gotten so many ideas from your blog!

  1032. Dianne
    August 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm (9 months ago)

    I love the way you keep your blog moving right along at a good pace. Every time I come here, I am inspired. Thank you so much!

  1033. Heather
    August 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog has really inspired me. Thanks!

  1034. Kristen Barksdale
    August 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this giveaway! Thank you for the creative vibe with all your refashions!!

  1035. Marlene Bass
    August 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I look forward to each new posting. This would be a great sewing machine for my daughter who really wants to learn to sew.

  1036. Kristen Anderson
    August 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I just found this site and I love it!

  1037. Megan Nash
    August 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed on Pinterest and repinned! I would love to give this to a friend and teach her how to sew!

  1038. Monica
    August 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Commenting as requested! I have a much-beloved machine, but would love to share the gift of sewing with someone in my life. It warms my heart to see people trying to expand their creative skill sets.

  1039. cristina valdez
    August 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love this machine as I gave mine to my daughter who really needed it for her kidos

  1040. rubiesymusica
    August 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I did all three! I need to learn to sew. Plus size fashion and being “tall” is killing my savings.

  1041. Kelsey Lamb
    August 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been reading your blog for a few months now and I always thought you knew how to sew. I have been wanting to start at least altering my own clothes. I think what you do is awesome and I hope to start soon!

  1042. Sally Biberos
    August 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm (9 months ago)

    HIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I shared and like via Facebook and soooo want to win!! I love thrift store shopping and have found so many clothing items to bring back to life but alas lack a sewing machine!!! =( Your blog is full of awesomeness! Thanks for opportunity!

  1043. Tegan
    August 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm (9 months ago)

    This is an awesome giveaway! You’re amazing! I followed you on pinterest and reposted the giveaway! :)

  1044. Patti
    August 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm (9 months ago)

    Love love love your blog. You inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and to start creating great new styles from old treasures.

  1045. Traci Hammett
    August 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm (9 months ago)

    would love to have this!!! I am using an old singer I got at the thrift store for $25, but I think I am ready for an upgrade :)

  1046. Allison Jones
    August 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Hellllllooooooooo Jillian! Being a former SC babe, I am always eager to see your latest escapades around Columbia and Charleston! Your remakes are very inspiring and creative. I would love to win a sewing machine — I started sewing when I was 5 years old (and that was a long time ago) and next month I will begin to empower women in Birmingham, AL, by teaching them how to sew. I’m excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1047. T Hanson
    August 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm (9 months ago)

    Great ideas! I have so many unfinished projects, your blog gives me several ideas on how to finish them.

  1048. Susan
    August 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm (9 months ago)

    I have all those same doubts and questions you voiced before you had your first sewing machine given to you. I’ve even toyed with asking for one as a Christmas gift but still fear being no good at sewing and so ‘wasting’ a gift. I would love to have this one show up at my door and remove all of my excuses.

  1049. Lisa
    August 6, 2013 at 11:26 pm (9 months ago)

    i followed and repinned on pinterest!!

  1050. lesley
    August 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm (9 months ago)

    You are “like” on fb, and you have a new follower on pinterest- thank you for the direct link! :) hey, what can i say, i gotta try to win that sweet machine, lol. But really, you are cool and inspiring! niow, gotta get back to checkin’ out those addicting pins and daydreamin’ about all the cool stuff i could make! Got any links for plus size fashion? lol :)

  1051. Juliana Willis
    August 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been saving for a good sewing machine, but I’ve got a ways to go. A few I your ideas I made myself by sewing by hand. -_- I have plans for many of your ideas. I have a couple bags of clothes just waiting for me to refashion.

  1052. Antoinette Cudney
    August 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, this is a lot of comments. I just started sewing, and I have a job when I return to my college in the theatre’s costume shop. I bought a machine a while back, but it’s pretty old and isn’t working too well right now. Thanks for the contest and the opportunity to win.

  1053. Dawn
    August 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed, pinned, commented.

  1054. Rachel
    August 6, 2013 at 11:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Would love this machine!! Love your blog too. :)

  1055. Sherry (Merrycrafting)
    August 7, 2013 at 12:15 am (9 months ago)

    Hi Jillian: I am excited about this sewing machine giveaway, since you are one of my role model (even though I think you are younger than me.) I shared your giveaway on Facebook, retweeted, and pinned, since I am hoping I will win :o)

  1056. Samantha Burch
    August 7, 2013 at 12:27 am (9 months ago)

    I came across Refashionista about 6 months ago, and have been a fan ever since. You have totally inspired me to become more crafty. I have a daughter that is almost a year old, my husband is in medical school, and we just found out Friday that we are going to lose my current pregnancy (10 weeks). I have wanted a sewing machine for a couple of years, but we really can’t afford it because of school debt. This would be an amazing surprise, and also a great way for me to save our family some money!

  1057. Jessica Ritsch
    August 7, 2013 at 12:38 am (9 months ago)

    My daughters and I would love to learn in this sewing machine.

  1058. Samantha Flowers
    August 7, 2013 at 12:44 am (9 months ago)

    I am commenting (and liking and sharing)! Your blog is awesome and such a great giveaway idea.

  1059. Heather Game
    August 7, 2013 at 12:45 am (9 months ago)

    How much fun! I love following your pinterest looks. It’s been such an inspiration to see how to turn something not so becoming into something that takes on a whole new life. Keep it up!

  1060. Laura Tyra Phillips
    August 7, 2013 at 12:49 am (9 months ago)

    Really enjoy your blog. You are amazing! A hop farm – way cool!

  1061. Diane
    August 7, 2013 at 12:58 am (9 months ago)

    Love that this is open to everyone, I normally miss out on giveaways because I am in Australia!!! Thanks so much!! My fingers and toes are crossed!

  1062. Amy Jones
    August 7, 2013 at 1:10 am (9 months ago)

    I pinned this on Pinterest. I also am planning a trip to the Goodwill Clearance center in Seattle to see what I can get to refashion on the cheap. Is there anyway you can refashion something to workout in? I am becoming a PE teacher and need to add to my new work wardrobe.

  1063. Ashley
    August 7, 2013 at 1:18 am (9 months ago)

    Crochet alone isn’t doing it for me anymore, I want to learn how to sew! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

  1064. Angela
    August 7, 2013 at 1:22 am (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and would love to win a new machine!

  1065. Denise M.
    August 7, 2013 at 1:42 am (9 months ago)

    After starting to follow your blog about a year ago, I am so happy to see how much more attention it is getting! Great job and thank you so much for the constant inspiration!

  1066. Erin
    August 7, 2013 at 1:43 am (9 months ago)

    I myself do not need a new machine but my mother does. She got hers when she was my age (19) and it isn’t exactly going strong anymore. :P I love your blog and refashions and you have inspired me to visit the local thrift shop every day it is open. Thank you! :D

  1067. Samantha Kolyer
    August 7, 2013 at 1:52 am (9 months ago)

    I think that it is awesome that you’re doing this! I have my mom’s old machine with me on my college campus, and have friends that ask to have this or that done, and want me to teach them how to sew! I’m very beginner but maybe with a new machine I could help these college kids out!

  1068. Kelley Cruz
    August 7, 2013 at 2:43 am (9 months ago)

    love this idea! hoping a sewing machine will bring new and exciting experiences for me! followed on pinterest!

  1069. Marina
    August 7, 2013 at 3:29 am (9 months ago)

    Ah, so many comments you got! I hope to be the lucky one this time :-)
    Greetings from Croatia!

  1070. Jessie
    August 7, 2013 at 3:44 am (9 months ago)

    Just made it through all of the archives to have a lovely giveaway waiting for me at the end. It has been a fun journey and I’m looking forward to reading more to come. Keep up the great work. :)

  1071. Joy D
    August 7, 2013 at 3:59 am (9 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest. I love to see how creative you are in taking something possibly hideous to something amazing! I look forward to your posts everyday!

  1072. Missy Lewis
    August 7, 2013 at 4:06 am (9 months ago)

    I would love a new sewing machine to do all my refashions with.

  1073. Dee paramour
    August 7, 2013 at 4:24 am (9 months ago)

    Omg, how many messages, but a fabulous giveaway

  1074. Naomi Tayler
    August 7, 2013 at 4:52 am (9 months ago)

    This is me, replying to this post! I would love to win, but even if I don’t this contest has, if nothing else, informed me that you are on Facebook. Love your blog!

  1075. Ellen Bishop
    August 7, 2013 at 5:48 am (9 months ago)

    So glad I saw this – I wasn’t aware of your Pinterest before (silly me!) so now I’m super stoked that I’m following you!! And repinned the giveaway, of course!
    Keep up the amazingly creative good work!!

  1076. Kerri
    August 7, 2013 at 6:32 am (9 months ago)

    a perfect tribute to your man and your passion- pay it forward is the way i try and get through the day!!

  1077. Nancy
    August 7, 2013 at 6:41 am (9 months ago)

    I would love a sewing machine, i just recently started working and work life is so blah, i think this would be a great outlet for me too. Thanks for having this giveaway

  1078. Jewli
    August 7, 2013 at 6:42 am (9 months ago)

    I’m following you on Pinterest and have repinned your giveaway. :)
    I really love your encouraging attitude!

  1079. Ellis
    August 7, 2013 at 6:53 am (9 months ago)

    I really love your blog and this giveaway is awesome.
    But I live in the Netherlands so the giveaway is not really practical for me. (the shipping costs will probably be enormous)

  1080. Ashley
    August 7, 2013 at 8:11 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on Fb.

  1081. Katherine Ryan
    August 7, 2013 at 8:11 am (9 months ago)

    I liked your page on Facebook and shared the giveaway post. My Facebook name is Katherine Ryan, thanks! :) Fingers crossed!

  1082. Jenn
    August 7, 2013 at 9:07 am (9 months ago)

    What an awesome giveaway! Love your blog! Though I have yet to start any sewing, I’ve slowly accumulated a few things for my first attempts at refashioning. I shared this on facebook as well.

  1083. Alyssa
    August 7, 2013 at 9:07 am (9 months ago)

    This is an awesome giveaway. My 9yo daughter has been begging me to get her a sewing machine. She is always checking out your blog. She loves to make clothes for her dolls and is dying to try something for herself.

  1084. ashley medina
    August 7, 2013 at 9:29 am (9 months ago)

    What a wonderful idea! Ive been following your blog for a while now and youve inspired me so much! My birthday was just on the 2nd and my husband bought me my first dress form! Im so excited I cant wait to use her! Thank you for all your amazing refashions and for essentially bringing me back to sewing :)

  1085. Kristin
    August 7, 2013 at 9:31 am (9 months ago)

    Just pinterested you! Love your blog…awesome giveaway!

  1086. Melinda a
    August 7, 2013 at 9:32 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing all you wonderful refashions. I love seeing the good and the less good. You inspire me to haunt the goodwill and try things I’d be too chicken to try otherwise, when it comes to sewing :)

  1087. Brittani C
    August 7, 2013 at 9:38 am (9 months ago)

    I have been curious myself what machine you use and thank you for posting the information. What a fantastic giveaway!

  1088. Marchioness
    August 7, 2013 at 9:38 am (9 months ago)

    Cool!

  1089. Andrea
    August 7, 2013 at 9:39 am (9 months ago)

    I really enjoy your blog!

  1090. Jennifer Marlowe (@jennwebbmar)
    August 7, 2013 at 9:41 am (9 months ago)

    You have inspired me to want to do this…not only to save money, but to repurpose and to look cool! I don’t sew at this point, but I have a few basics and think I can learn. I’d love that machine!! <3

    • Cara
      August 7, 2013 at 9:51 am (9 months ago)

      This is awesome! I have two small girls I would love to make things for.

  1091. Tomoko Miller
    August 7, 2013 at 9:43 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. Here’s my entry!

  1092. Joanna
    August 7, 2013 at 9:44 am (9 months ago)

    I have shared and liked-ited it! ;0)

  1093. Tracy
    August 7, 2013 at 9:47 am (9 months ago)

    would love to receive this new machine and get me back into sewing

  1094. emilya
    August 7, 2013 at 9:48 am (9 months ago)

    Followed on facebook and pinterest, I haven’t really figured out the whole twitter thing yet. As a fellow columbian you inspire me, and I would loove to start making my own dog collars and this would be perfect.

  1095. Lena Blair
    August 7, 2013 at 9:50 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this giveaway, I would love to win because my daughter wants to be a fashion designer and this would be a gift to her!! I was already a fan on Facebook and have shared! I am also now following you on Twitter and Pinterest and have shared on both!!! Fingers crossed!!

  1096. Tina Robinson
    August 7, 2013 at 9:51 am (9 months ago)

    I am getting back into sewing after many years! A friend is giving me a refresher course! I am hoping to refashion a few things and do some craft sewing!

  1097. Kristy Sullivan
    August 7, 2013 at 9:57 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!

  1098. lynn
    August 7, 2013 at 9:57 am (9 months ago)

    Repinned on Pinterest!!

  1099. Amanda H
    August 7, 2013 at 9:57 am (9 months ago)

    I would love a new sewing machine! I followed you on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway.

  1100. Courtney
    August 7, 2013 at 9:58 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on fb!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  1101. Lindsey
    August 7, 2013 at 9:58 am (9 months ago)

    So hard to believe you started with the same exact excuses I’m currently using! I keep thinking I should get a sewing machine and try to refashion something in the large pile of clothes I’m ready to give away, but I’m just so nervous! If I don’t win, perhaps I’ll go buy myself a sewing machine afterall! Thanks for writing an awesome blog and for such a generous giveaway!

  1102. Melissa Cooper
    August 7, 2013 at 9:59 am (9 months ago)

    I would love to win this sewing machine! I fell in love with your blog and have been dying to try refashions myself because I LOVE clothes. But as a broke college student I have to spend my money on things like books and food…lame. Keep up the great work! Your blog is adorable and your refashions are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  1103. Renee
    August 7, 2013 at 10:01 am (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this machine! Love your site!

  1104. adriane
    August 7, 2013 at 10:01 am (9 months ago)

    what a great giveaway!! i’m a new sewer and this would be helpful in getting things done (currently have to go to my mother’s house to use hers…)

  1105. april judd
    August 7, 2013 at 10:02 am (9 months ago)

    I can’t tell you how great it would be to win this machine! I have a lot of dress and tutu making to do for my baby girl that is on the way, and the machine I have kinda sucks,lol!

  1106. Susan Burdett
    August 7, 2013 at 10:02 am (9 months ago)

    :) done. Done. Done.
    Good luck to me!

  1107. Jackie Loftus
    August 7, 2013 at 10:02 am (9 months ago)

    OOh, pick me! Pick me! My machine is older than me ;)

  1108. Julia Gardner
    August 7, 2013 at 10:04 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve repinned on Pinterest (my fave website! uuhhh apart from yours of course!). Great giveaway :D

  1109. Audra
    August 7, 2013 at 10:04 am (9 months ago)

    Shared and liked. :)

  1110. Mary Lilly
    August 7, 2013 at 10:04 am (9 months ago)

    Love this machine. Happy to have found your blog. Thanks for the inspiration to sew.

  1111. Ashley Estep
    August 7, 2013 at 10:06 am (9 months ago)

    I am just trying to learn how to sew and I am driving my mom and sister crazy asking to borrow time on their machines. I would LOVE to have one of my own but, like you used to, I have the same 3 excuses. Even if I don’t win, I love your blog! You inspire SO many people :)

  1112. Susan
    August 7, 2013 at 10:07 am (9 months ago)

    Thanks for paying it forward! I’ve always wanted to learn to sew and plan on taking classes this fall.

  1113. Kris Ordiway
    August 7, 2013 at 10:08 am (9 months ago)

    My mother taught me to sew when I was about 10 or 11. She’s gone now and my young niece has ask me to teach her how to sew. It would be wonderful to be able to give her a machine to sew with!

  1114. Ashley
    August 7, 2013 at 10:14 am (9 months ago)

    Shared… would love to be able to do something with all the fabric hanging out in my mother’s attic… our newlywed nest is begging for new curtains and other accents!

  1115. bethanyd28594
    August 7, 2013 at 10:14 am (9 months ago)

    You rock!

  1116. Jillian
    August 7, 2013 at 10:16 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on FB and I am now following you in Pinterest!!! From one creative Jillian to another, you totally rock!!!

  1117. edi
    August 7, 2013 at 10:19 am (9 months ago)

    Love it!

  1118. Lori
    August 7, 2013 at 10:20 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!

  1119. Karen A
    August 7, 2013 at 10:21 am (9 months ago)

    I would share a sewing joke, but I’ve run out of good material. Thanks for the opportunity to enter! and thanks for the upbeat inspiration to not just sew but modify as you go.

  1120. Heidi
    August 7, 2013 at 10:22 am (9 months ago)

    I shared on Facebook!!! :D

  1121. Micha
    August 7, 2013 at 10:37 am (9 months ago)

    Had like your page on Facebook already, but started following you on Pinterest today. There are a ton of exclamation points in your comments!!!!!!

  1122. Amy Hall
    August 7, 2013 at 10:38 am (9 months ago)

    I pinned on Pinterest. Yay for sewing!

  1123. Lynn Talley
    August 7, 2013 at 10:39 am (9 months ago)

    Love the blog and always look forward to updates on Facebook! Keep up the great work – you are inspiring many young people to learn to sew (which I believe is becoming a lost art). You’re fantastic! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  1124. Aubrey
    August 7, 2013 at 10:39 am (9 months ago)

    Yes Please! :)

  1125. Alicia H.
    August 7, 2013 at 10:41 am (9 months ago)

    Shared and liked all over! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. :)

  1126. Rae Lovvorn
    August 7, 2013 at 10:47 am (9 months ago)

    Done, done, and done. I make my husband look at the cool things you redo, so we have ideas for ourselves. Thanks!

  1127. Priyanka Tibarewal
    August 7, 2013 at 10:52 am (9 months ago)

    wanted to get a sewing machine for a long time… who knows I might get lucky

  1128. Hannah M
    August 7, 2013 at 10:52 am (9 months ago)

    I just got married and am hoping to do some sewing for my new home (table cloths to curtains… might happen eventually), but it would certainly help to have a machine! Can’t just use my mom’s. :)

  1129. savannah zapcic
    August 7, 2013 at 10:56 am (9 months ago)

    I am just learning to sew and I’m finding that the machine I have doesn’t have a lot of stitches that I would like to use, the one I have is great for just starting out, so if I won a new one I would definitely give the one I have to someone wanting to start sewing!

  1130. Amanda
    August 7, 2013 at 11:01 am (9 months ago)

    I really enjoy your blog! your blog is fun and funny…actually started me sewing and I have never sewed anything more than a button

  1131. LL
    August 7, 2013 at 11:08 am (9 months ago)

    what a fun idea! my hubs bought me a viking very similar to this right after we were married – still use it today :) I shared/liked/followed etc.

  1132. Kristin Collins
    August 7, 2013 at 11:10 am (9 months ago)

    Can’t wait until August 12th! Fingers Crossed! My sewing machine is from the 90′s :-(

  1133. Liz
    August 7, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 months ago)

    Followed on Pinterest and my mother in law gave me my first sewing machine and showed me some simple projects to get me started. Thanks for the giveaway!

  1134. Carissa
    August 7, 2013 at 11:17 am (9 months ago)

    Sign sealed delivered!

  1135. Jan
    August 7, 2013 at 11:18 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I would love to win this as I am learning to sew, but also would give to my daughter so she could learn. Already a fan, and shared this on FB

  1136. Heather Ratcliff
    August 7, 2013 at 11:25 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. I would love a sewing machine!

  1137. Cécile DUPUIS
    August 7, 2013 at 11:31 am (9 months ago)

    Hello ! Thanks to you, even if I don’t know a thing about sewing, I’ve decided to try to do it by myself ! So… Why not try my luck to win this sewing machine, before buying one ?
    I love what you do, I’d love to find that much cheap clothe in France… (but it’s not really a way of doing here). See u

    (I like your blog on facebook under the name of “cécile Dupuis” (I shared your post) and on pinterest (Azilice))

  1138. Tiffany Brown
    August 7, 2013 at 11:34 am (9 months ago)

    I followed you on twitter and am DYING for this machine! I have a 1962 vintage machine which is beautiful, but so cumbersome to use :(

  1139. Sarah Allison
    August 7, 2013 at 11:38 am (9 months ago)

    This is so sweet of you to do! I followed you on pinterest and pinned your giveaway. Thank you!

  1140. Lynn Winkler
    August 7, 2013 at 11:42 am (9 months ago)

    I have pinned you and done the facebook, don’t have the other, but would a new sewing machine. Thank you

  1141. Nena Panagiotidou
    August 7, 2013 at 11:43 am (9 months ago)

    Excellent, nothing more to say! Shared it with my friends on Facebook. Want it, want it, want it!

  1142. Valerie
    August 7, 2013 at 11:46 am (9 months ago)

    Follow and pinned on Pinterest! Lovely giveaway!

  1143. Tammy
    August 7, 2013 at 11:54 am (9 months ago)

    My daughter has taken over my sewing room, fabric stash, notions/supplies….and now that she’s worn out my machines, her new ones are nicer than mine!!!

  1144. Julie
    August 7, 2013 at 11:58 am (9 months ago)

    I am so excited about this give-away! I always use my BFF’s sewing machine and would love to have my own… fingers crossed :) :) :)

  1145. Kate
    August 7, 2013 at 11:58 am (9 months ago)

    Shared on Pinterest! I read your blog all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland! We have over 100 thrift stores in Edinburgh and I’ve been really wanting a sewing machine to take advantage of all the refashioning possibilities! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  1146. Megan
    August 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!

  1147. Sarah S.
    August 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm (9 months ago)

    You are so awesome for giving a sewing machine away! How I would love a sewing machine and an opportunity to learn how to refashion some clothes to actually fit me! Shared the giveaway on FB.

  1148. Starkraven
    August 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm (9 months ago)

    What a wonderful story. I have a very basic machine that I sewn everythin from canvas awnings to crazy quilt pieces. It is tired.

  1149. Barbara
    August 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog – my neighbor was just telling me she wants to get a new sewing machine :)

  1150. Hayley G
    August 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm (9 months ago)

    This is such a great idea – I love refashions and seeing yours always gives me hope about some of the more questionable items I’ve picked up to modify – you always do an inspiring job! I’m in dire need of a new machine as mine is a double hand-me-down and very close to the end of her poor little life I think so I will cross my fingers!

  1151. Linda Komondy
    August 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked your FB page, shared, followed you on Twitter & retweeted the giveaway. I’m at work so I can’t do anything on Pinterest until I get home :( I would love to win this. I haven’t had a sewing machine in years, but I keep asking for one; I would love to get back into sewing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  1152. Melissa O. Walchuk
    August 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been following you blog for a long time! I talk about it all the time and I now refashion all the time thanks to you! you are truly inspiring and with this “pay it forward” giveaway, it just shows how amazing of a person you are. Congrats to the WINNER!

  1153. Chrystal
    August 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared, liked, and pinned! I’ve been refashioning since I was a teenager and I love finding like-minded people!! :)

  1154. Elaine May
    August 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been enjoying your blog since I “liked” your facebook page. I have an older (and sometimes, problematic) sewing machine, and would LOVE to have the one you’re giving away! My fingers are crossed!!

  1155. Emily
    August 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked, followed, and pinned! Great blog, it’s great to see what you can do with just a few years of work and practice!

  1156. Julie
    August 7, 2013 at 12:29 pm (9 months ago)

    I would love for my daughter to have a machine. We both love the blog! Shared on FB and repinned.

  1157. Rachie K
    August 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog! Followed and shared everywhere! =] <3

  1158. Rachel Ann Davis
    August 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been wishing for a new sewing machine for a long time! This looks like a great opportunity!

  1159. Louise
    August 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! Love your blog, already a follower on FB.

  1160. Sarah R
    August 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed and shared – I LOVE this blog :) ! Never win anything so not optimistic though…

  1161. Lyn
    August 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm (9 months ago)

    Have not been sewing for years but you have inspired me to start over again by refashioning. Even got a new dress form for my birthday and a thrifted sewing machine table. Having such fun and lover all of your refashions. Wish I looked as good as you do in mine!

  1162. Misty Tompkins
    August 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog girl!! I ran across it one day at work and read all of your old posts. I can’t sew a button on but I’ve always wanted to learn – now would be a good time!!!

  1163. Lexi
    August 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I repinned on Pinterest! I really enjoy your blog. You’ve inspired me to try some small refashionings of my own!

  1164. Jodie Kilpatrick
    August 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook, and I already “like” your page! Thanks! :)

  1165. libertyinmo
    August 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm (9 months ago)

    I shared on facebook, pinterest and twitter and followed/liked you on all platforms. With four sewing daughters in my household, we could use another sewing machine.

  1166. Janeof all trades
    August 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm (9 months ago)

    I re-pinned and shared on Facebook!
    I recently found your blog and went back and read all your posts from the beginning. It is amazing to see how much you have done.
    I am a patten sewer but you have inspired me to do a few refashions. (I’ll sent pics when I finish.)
    I love shopping at thrift stores, just last week I bought three leather jackets,( two in great condition) for $4 $5 and $6.50. One tip. if you want a lot of fabric to work with for a little money, Buy flat sheets from the thrift shop, there usually aren’t worn or stained like fitted sheets and I buy them for $1-3 depending on size. I found a blue and white gingham twin for $1 I think I will make into a Dorothy Costume with.

  1167. denise h
    August 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned and Posted! Thanks for the awesome blog and giveaway!

  1168. Roxanne
    August 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog! I check it everyday to see if new things are out. I repinned on Pinterest :) Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  1169. mandalynns698
    August 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, I had to scroll forever to get to the bottom! I repinned to my Facebook page, and I’ve been following you on FB for a while now. You’re also on my daily blog list and I LOVE what you do! Hope you get lots of new readers who want to try out some of your cool ideas and reusing clothes!

  1170. Yvette Brown
    August 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked and shared on Facebook! My family has been waiting for me to get a sewing machine, ….maybe this will be IT.

  1171. Jessica Fischer
    August 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on facebook! This short gal would love to learn how to hem my own jeans since they’re always too long.

  1172. Mara
    August 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked on Facebook and repinned on Pinterest. Yay for a sewing machine!

  1173. Jon Smith
    August 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I posted on Facebook! My wife loves to sew and it would be awesome win this to help her continue with the hobby she enjoys!

  1174. Maria Morrison
    August 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Hey!!

    I love this blog and adore seeing what you do with your thrift store finds! I also love seeing the great pics of you and your friends on your little adventures. Wonderful!!

    I aspire to do refashioning, upcycling/recycling of my own clothes some day soon and you have inspired me with your creations. I would love to win this awesome sewing machine so I can get started already! Keep up the great work and the wonderful blog.

    Maria

  1175. Maria Morrison
    August 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh!! P.S. I did all those three (two steps)!! :D

  1176. lostingrad
    August 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I can’t believe how you transform clothes. It is amazing! I’m so impressed and inspired. I was happy to follow on Facebook and pin on Pinterest. I can’t wait to see what else you can transform!

  1177. Emma Mortonson
    August 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Oooh ooh ooh, me me me! Gimme gimme! Ta.

  1178. Lisa Donahue
    August 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Repinned and followed on Pinterest! I’ve just gotten interested in sewing and have been saving for my very first machine! Your blog and refashions are amazing!!

  1179. Laura Wingren
    August 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I repinned on Pinterest and I shared on Facebook!! Thanks for putting this on as well as always sharing awesome refashions to brighten my days!

  1180. Kaitlyn singleton
    August 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I shared on facebook! I would love to win! After I started reading your blog I took up some refashions of my own but by hand sewing.. I can’t afford a sewing machine right now so it would be a dream come true if I won!

  1181. eastwoodward
    August 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m a beginning quilter and sort of evangelical about sewing: why would anyone not want to include sewing as a hobby? My sisters sew, my mother sewed, my boyfriend likes to use my machine for some mending… I have a few friends interested in joining me in a “learn how to sew and make pillowcases for charity” event next month (or whenever it’s cool enough in Phoenix to host several people in my hottest-part-of-the-house dining room). While I have my much-loved Pfaff and my dear-departed mother’s boat-anchor of a swingin’ 60s Singer, my friends do not have their own machines. I bet one of the three or four will really take to sewing and make the perfect recipient of this lover-ly Brother-ly machine!

  1182. Amanda yochum
    August 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm (9 months ago)

    Following on Pinterest and repinned. I wld be so pumped if I won! I’m an Alaska girl and lost her sewing machine along the way of her travels here. Your blog is my favorite and wld love to follow in your footsteps, since I’m a queen of thrift shops :)

  1183. Danielle
    August 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm (9 months ago)

    I have read through every single one of your posts, and you have been an inspiration for me to continue to sew. Thank you!

    • Danielle
      August 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm (9 months ago)

      (also I repinned on Pinterest)

  1184. Amanda
    August 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I am an overachiever. I did all three. As a former 4h sewer you’ve inspired me to get back into it. Thanks for all your time and energy you put into your blog. I enjoy looking at all your refashions!

  1185. Sarah
    August 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi there! I followed you on Pinterest and repinned the giveaway, and this is my comment. I’m 16 and I love to sew, but I’ve recently had apple juice spilled all over my sewing machine, resulting in a lot of the mechanics being sticky in places that I can’t get into to clean. ):
    There is still a bit of hope of me fixing it, but if I don’t, it won’t be easy to get a new machine because my mom is trying to add to my college fund. So when I saw this I thought it might be the perfect solution! I’m hopeful, and I want to thank you so much for hosting a giveaway like this! I’ve loved your blog ever since I started reading it and you seem like a really lovely person!

  1186. Katrina Duvalois
    August 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Glad I found this blog! Good stuff here! Thanks for all you do!

  1187. Wendy S.
    August 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm (9 months ago)

    This is so exciting! Like you, I always wanted to learn how to sew. I love your blog and look forward to seeing it in my inbox every week!! Thanks for being you! <3

  1188. cortney
    August 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve liked and shared on facebook, I have also followed and pinned on pinterest. Love your blog!

  1189. Sara
    August 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog has been such an inspiration and I would love to have a machine to make creations of my own with! :)

  1190. Meghan
    August 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm (9 months ago)

    I love this blog.. I wish I could do this stuff.

  1191. Sara W
    August 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm (9 months ago)

    I love doing refashions, but I do most of them by hand as I don’t have a sewing machine of my own. This would make things soooo much easier. I pinned it and follow you on pinterest.

  1192. Veronica S
    August 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm (9 months ago)

    Liked you & shared on FB….keeping my fingers crossed :)

  1193. Angela T
    August 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed and Pinned!!! :) Fingers crossed……

  1194. Lisa o'Brien
    August 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Love this blog!

  1195. Amy P.
    August 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm (9 months ago)

    liked and shared on fb…really want to learn to sew :)

  1196. seigleptish
    August 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Done, done and done. I have always been a thrift store shopper, but you have inspired me to take a second look and the clothes I wear and ways to make them better. Keep up the awesome work.

  1197. meadowtreejournal
    August 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned, followed and tweeted! A new machine is always a good thing!

  1198. Rhiannon Bell
    August 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    i always tried to refashion my own clothes when i was younger, i have to do it by hand because i dont have a sewing machine. your blog is inspirational, and reignited the refashion passion inside lol

  1199. Anna
    August 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I have been re-inspired since discovering your blog. My refashioning started in costumes. Now I’ve been going through all my friends “get rid of” bags, seeing what I can use for everyday. The sewing machine I use actually belongs to my sister-in-law. I have one at my mom’s house which is one of the first Singers to be electric. Only straight stitching on it. I would love good machine of my very own!!

  1200. Jennifer Genardi
    August 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm (9 months ago)

    You’re awesome! Thanks for the daily inspiration! I used it to make an awesome no sew refash. Now only if I had my very own sewing machine :) thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  1201. Elizabeth
    August 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    Done and Done! Love your blog, thanks for all your craftiness :-)

  1202. Samara Alger
    August 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I want to win this!!

  1203. Ariana Calderaro
    August 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm (9 months ago)

    First, I’d like to say I look forward to the email I get every time you post. Second, I followed and pinned. Third, I am currently refashioning my wardrobe with an antique that was once owned and used by my grandmother. It is a Sears Kenmore from sometime in the 1960s or 70s. The thing is a heavy, metal beast that still sits in the original wooden sewing table it came with. It works for the minor things I have been changing in my closet but its a bit finicky and it can be a bit frustrating to work with on the bigger projects. Of course I can’t get rid of it because its my grandmothers. But it would sure be nice to win a newer model :-) so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

  1204. Charisse
    August 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm (9 months ago)

    I tweeted the good news and crossing my fingers, thanks for the opportunity! @cherrybaby016

  1205. Amy
    August 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm (9 months ago)

    My daughter ( age 16) and I like to see all you do. We like to trhift and this gives us more to do with what we find. The sewing machine I have is 20 yrs old and barely sews…a new machine would give her the boost to sew more! Thanks!

  1206. Jennifer
    August 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog!!

  1207. Ashton
    August 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been saying ever since I discovered your blog that I want to learn to sew. It would make shopping at thrift stores SO MUCH easier. :)

  1208. Kristen
    August 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm (9 months ago)

    I have just started sewing with an antique machine (made in 1975!) and really used your blog to start with some easy things.

  1209. Diane N
    August 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Thank you for the chance to win the sewing machin! Love the fact that show what you do step by step! I liked you on FB and follow you on Pinterest.

  1210. Amanda Perkins
    August 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your site! I repinned this on pinterest. You are really inspirational and prove that you don’t need to spend a ton of money to look great, all you need is a little creativity. I want to start sewing clothes, now I thrift and find clothes that I like but having a sewing machine would allow me to utilize some of the amazing prints I find. Thanks having such a great give away!

  1211. Danielle W.
    August 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm (9 months ago)

    Hey there! I found you on Pinterest and have been creeping your website. I love your refashions and think you are a rockstar.

  1212. Reta McCool
    August 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Love. Need this. Great giveaway…

  1213. Marjorie sen
    August 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog, I really want to learn to sew now! Went the Pinterest route

  1214. Rosie
    August 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm (9 months ago)

    This is one of my favorite blogs. You inspired me to get out my machine and refashion a few things. Actually, the shirt I’m wearing right now is a refashion. My daughter and I love looking at what you’ve done. She’s ready to start some of her own. I’ve liked and shared on facebook. I’ve also pinned and shared on pinterest.

  1215. Amanda S
    August 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked you on FB and shared, I followed you on pinterest and re pinned. I sooooooo want to win this, I’m excited to learn how to sew and start refashioning my Thrift Store finds.

  1216. Kathleen
    August 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog and your refashions are always fabulous – and that is a nice machine I could surely use

  1217. Victoria
    August 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm (9 months ago)

    Done and done! Hope I win!!

  1218. Amy Hoeh
    August 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm (9 months ago)

    You were the motivation to get me started sewing at 41! Never touched a machine before. Can’t wait to see what you do for your wedding dress….with Dan, perhaps?! I’d love a chance to win a new machine. Thanks! Enjoy your day. Good luck everyone. Hugs!

    • Amy Hoeh
      August 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm (9 months ago)

      I also forgot to mention that I follow you on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. All of my t’s are crossed and my i’s are dotted. *funny camera pose face*. Lol. xoxo

  1219. Katie Boyer Clark
    August 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Love it, love it, love it!

  1220. JoAnna McGarvie
    August 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm (9 months ago)

    This is wonderful and glad i found your page and pintrest and twitter place~ :D happy to be a new fan!! I hope i win lol i have been waiting 9 years! :D for a sewing machine i have so much sewing to do for my 4 kids and family and Friends :D xooxoxox Thank you for this opportunity <3

  1221. Amanda M
    August 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I love seeing how you transform clothes, I love your creativity. I am entering for my mom, she has tried to make clothes for her grandchildren but hasn’t justified buying a new machine to make them and has my grandmothers old machine that breaks constantly.

  1222. Brittany Snook
    August 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I entered using facebook! A few months ago, I started learning to use my sewing machine that I’d gotten for Christmas about 6 years ago and never did anything with. While searching on Pinterest for some inspiration, I found your blog, and now I’m totally inspired to start refashioning some of my old clothes. I haven’t jumped in yet, but I will! And I’m determined to refashion my wedding dress after my wedding on September 7th. :)

  1223. Lori
    August 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Jillian,
    Thank you for your continual inspiration. I love to follow your creative adventures. You have encouraged me to just go for it when sewing for myself or my daughter. A new sewing machine would be an awesome blessing to our family.

    • Lori
      August 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm (9 months ago)

      Forgot to mention that I follow you on Pinterest. Yeah!

  1224. Laura Simpson
    August 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm (9 months ago)

    I both repined on Pinterest and shared on FB! This is such a good idea, thank you!

  1225. Robin Gaskin
    August 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm (9 months ago)

    You are so inspiring! Whenever I see that there is a new post I have to open it immediately (please don’t get me fired!) I am saving for a dressform, maybe for christmas. I would love a new machine althought the one I have has certainly been loyal to me. I have been using it for almost 40 years. Wow, that sounds Crazy! Oh well, thank you for your blog, Robin

  1226. Jen B
    August 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your creative reuse of clothing. A new sewing machine would be great. Mine is 35 years old!

  1227. Lisa
    August 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm (9 months ago)

    What an amazing and thoughtful way of spreading the joy! I have the *perfect* friend in mind for this gift! Stay awesome, Jillian.

  1228. Smeesaw
    August 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm (9 months ago)

    I already have a sewing machine but I would LOVE to win this for my dear sister. She took sewing in high school and knows how to make beautiful things. She just doesn’t have a machine to make that happen and I’d love to give her the gift of sewing. Love your blog and facebook page! Wish I’d found out about them sooner. All the things you do are so cool and so inspiring!!
    Sana

  1229. Kandi
    August 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm (9 months ago)

    JoAnna McGarvie should win this machine–she is a true Proverbs 31 woman and wife.

  1230. Angel Cohn
    August 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm (9 months ago)

    I would seriously love this machine! Perhaps I wouldn’t sew my finger like I did with my clunky barebones machine this weekend! Your blog is so inspiring, every time someone admires a dress I’ve redone, I tell them about you and how you’ve given me so many ideas.

  1231. Chelsea
    August 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm (9 months ago)

    This is such an awesome giveaway! Thank you for doing it!

  1232. Jeannette
    August 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh, this is so great! My machine is a basic one, from 1982! It works fine, but is… pretty basic. My mom was a refashion-er & upcycl-er before it was popular, but by necessity. She taught me some crafty & clever things! I really enjoy your blog. I have followed you on Pinterest, and liked & shared the giveaway on FB. Thanks for doing this!

  1233. elysaneumann
    August 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm (9 months ago)

    I started up-cycling this year with loads of old clothes that I no longer wear. I even started to do pieces for my friends. I got so excited because my mom dug up her old sewing machines (my hand seams are not the best, so the clothes dont always last as long as I would like) but unfortunately it is damaged beyond repair. I would LOVE to get my hands on a sewing machine so I can finally learn and so I can make more items for myself and others

  1234. Emily Smith
    August 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Yay! I love giveaways!

  1235. London
    August 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on FB and interest. I LOVE your blog!!

  1236. Maggy
    August 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following you since around the middle of the 366 day project, and you’ve inspired me to refashion my clothes and mostly how I see things. I used to think objects are a certain way and that was it. But now I tend to see what they could be. I’m 25 but my mom taught me how to sew when I was a kid, and I feel like she’s with me when I do. So I’m so glad I started sewing again after so many years. Thank you for the inspiration

  1237. nl.lavigne
    August 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Been loving the blog for a while now, very inspiring. What a generous giveaway, and not just the US. YAY!

  1238. Vic
    August 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Following you on Pintrest! Hope I’m not too late as I feel really inspired to hop on the refashion boat when I read your blog!

  1239. Jill Van Horn
    August 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love your website! I check it often for inspiration!

  1240. Meg
    August 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm (9 months ago)

    followed on pinterest and pinned!!!!

  1241. Sarah Spradlin
    August 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your work! I am constantly inspired. I sew at home but all by hand as I have no machine. :( Thank you for this opportunity.

  1242. Jennifer
    August 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog and creativity!!

  1243. Jessie Long
    August 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your refashions! They’re beautiful and you’ve inspired me to improve my sewing skills.

  1244. CaitlinB
    August 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Great idea! Thank you for the chance to win a sewing machine!

  1245. Lindsey
    August 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked and shared on facebook :)

  1246. Stephanie Owens
    August 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm (9 months ago)

    I love your blog!!! I found you a few months ago while I was stalking Pinterest one day. I read your story and saw where you pretty much only buy from second hand stores and repurpose and it literally breathed new life into my creative spirit. I’ve been shopping at Goodwill and my fav other thrift shop ever since. I’ve made some awesome stuff for me, my family, and friends but I use my mom’s 45 year old sewing machine to do it. Its great and it works but it really is old. It would be great to have a sewing machine of my own. Good luck to everyone and congrats to whoever wins!!!!

  1247. Colby (@cdraley)
    August 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm (9 months ago)

    fabulous. perhaps with a machine of my own i’d move beyond pillow covers. :)

  1248. Lisa Taylor
    August 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog Thanks for the inspiration!!!! I wanna win!

  1249. Nopaldove
    August 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned it. Thanks

  1250. Athena
    August 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm (9 months ago)

    Telling everyone about you website and giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  1251. Karyn
    August 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm (9 months ago)

    Ohhh, this would be so wonderful! My daughter who has Aspergers is wanting to learn to sew!

  1252. Ashley Drummer
    August 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm (9 months ago)

    Facebook and Pinterest! I am semi-fresh out of art school and have been religiously checking your blog for almost a year now. You have inspired me to thrift and make my own clothes. Thanks for having this blog!

  1253. Blair
    August 8, 2013 at 12:11 am (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love your blog! You have inspired me to thrift more and make my own creations! Thank you so much for being such an inspiration! I followed you on Pinterest and I hope that I can become the new owner of that lovely machine. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Keep on keepin on!! :)

  1254. Melissa
    August 8, 2013 at 12:13 am (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile and am so impressed by what you can do! I hope to be able to sew like this one day… :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  1255. Candice
    August 8, 2013 at 12:26 am (9 months ago)

    Please, oh please pick me! I really enjoy your blog. I found it about a year ago and became addicted. I think I spent the first month after I found you back reading every post you had done. It’s so funny, because I’ve been wanting to buy a sewing machine for a long while. I’ve got a long list of refashions to get going on so I started trying to research what machine I wanted and became overwhelmed with everything on the market. Then I thought, “I wonder what machine my beloved Refashionista uses?” No joke, I was searching through and enlarging pictures on your blog just a few days ago trying to find one that showed the make and model of your sewing machine. And then you post your giveaway. Seriously, this is fate!

  1256. esmeralda mercado
    August 8, 2013 at 12:37 am (9 months ago)

    did all three!!

  1257. Emily
    August 8, 2013 at 12:48 am (9 months ago)

    AHHHH I would love to win this sewing machine!!! I am a budding refashionista and your blog is a HUGE inspiration to me. I am a pinterest gal so thats what I did for my first step! Hope whoever gets this machine appreciates it because I know I would!

  1258. Kimberly Bartelt
    August 8, 2013 at 1:21 am (9 months ago)

    I would love love love this! You are very amazing at what you do and my mom who is a major quilter has been trying to get me to sew my whole life. Now at 24 I am going through thrift store racks like a mad woman and wondering what I can make it into! Thank you for your many great ideas! I liked you on facebook and followed you on pinterest!

  1259. Debbie cabana
    August 8, 2013 at 1:24 am (9 months ago)

    Cute story! I have been sewing since I was 11 and would sure love to have that machine! Mine is 40 some years old!!

  1260. Pamela Miller
    August 8, 2013 at 1:40 am (9 months ago)

    I just found you, and look forward to following you. I liked and shared on Facebook. I don’t really do the pin thing or twitter at this time. Hope to see interesting postings in the future. Have a Great Day!

  1261. Dulce Valdez
    August 8, 2013 at 1:44 am (9 months ago)

    I love how you renew your clothes. Its amazing!!!

  1262. Ruth
    August 8, 2013 at 1:58 am (9 months ago)

    I love checking out your refashions!!! My daughter (10yrs) got inspired and asked me to refashion a shirt for her. It consisted if taking a strip of t-shirt and making a flower then sewing it on to another shirt. It’s a start, right!

  1263. Jen Kweeday
    August 8, 2013 at 2:32 am (9 months ago)

    All done! Fantastic idea & fabulous blog :)

  1264. Ali H
    August 8, 2013 at 2:46 am (9 months ago)

    Following and Pinned on Pinterest! :)

  1265. mwicks89
    August 8, 2013 at 3:00 am (9 months ago)

    Liked and Shared on FB, Followed and Pinned on Pinterest, and also followed and tweeted on Twitter…. So hope to get this sewing machine, I have been wanting a sewing machine ever since I learned (somewhat) to sew in school, but with 4 kids kind of dont have the money for it. **Keeping fingers crossed**

    Really awesome site by the way, I love all your refashions and hope to one day be able to do the magic you do on a sewing machine. Keep up the great work!!!

  1266. Melanie R.
    August 8, 2013 at 6:55 am (9 months ago)

    Liked, shared, pinned (and followed), tweeted (and followed), now commenting! I sooo hope to win! It would be awesome! I have been wanting to sew for a long time…I make jewelry so I have lots of jewelry supplies and haven’t been able to justify buying a machine to my hubby. LOL Crossing fingers! :-) Love your blog and fb page!
    Melanie

  1267. Tanja
    August 8, 2013 at 6:57 am (9 months ago)

    I have the same one :) I’m so cool :)

  1268. Erin Cook
    August 8, 2013 at 7:26 am (9 months ago)

    I’d love a new machine. I’m using my mom’s old Kenmore. And by old I mean older than me. Total workhorse, but no bells OR whistles. LOL

  1269. Lynda Bart
    August 8, 2013 at 7:34 am (9 months ago)

    I’m fascinated with your re-fashionings! A sewing machine would be the best gift ever.

  1270. Erika B.
    August 8, 2013 at 9:09 am (9 months ago)

    Yay, I would love to pay it forward!! :]

  1271. Allie
    August 8, 2013 at 9:35 am (9 months ago)

    I have been really inspired by this blog and have been wishing for a sewing machine so that I can really get started. Fingers crossed.

  1272. Carolyn
    August 8, 2013 at 9:50 am (9 months ago)

    I love your creative ability. I wish you could come to Canada and do a show! I’d be there in a heart beat. I’m a sewer as well, have been all my life so fair, but not until your blog did I really become interested in refashioning things. It’s such a wonderful green way to save the earth!

  1273. nschonowski
    August 8, 2013 at 9:51 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog! Great ideas for refashioning clothes. Will be doing some refashions the upcoming month! Thanks for the inspiration

  1274. Sarah R.
    August 8, 2013 at 10:01 am (9 months ago)

    Love the blog

  1275. Tracy
    August 8, 2013 at 10:04 am (9 months ago)

    Love your site, it is so inspiring! A new machine would be awesome to get started on all the projects I have ideas for.

  1276. Jean Isken
    August 8, 2013 at 10:09 am (9 months ago)

    Your blog has been so inspirational to me! I am back sewing and creating like crazy because of YOU! If I win I will give this to my niece that is sooo creative and appreciative! Can not wait to see your next creation!

  1277. Beth Ragel
    August 8, 2013 at 10:11 am (9 months ago)

    Awesome!

  1278. Cortney Niederer
    August 8, 2013 at 10:15 am (9 months ago)

    I liked and shared on facebook! :) Now for the comment- I’ve been dying for a sewing machine and would love to win one! I’ve been stalking your blog for a LONGGGGG time and you have inspired me to learn to sew. OF COURSE, I need a machine for that! lol

  1279. Patricia
    August 8, 2013 at 10:32 am (9 months ago)

    Thank you for the inspiration. I’m motivaed to learn something new and listen to that little voice in my head a little more.

  1280. Holly F
    August 8, 2013 at 10:39 am (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love your site! You are truly amazing at taking unsightly clothes and making them look great! Great site for inspiring us mere sewing mortals. :)

  1281. Trish
    August 8, 2013 at 10:49 am (9 months ago)

    My 12 yr old daughter and I constantly watch your page for your refashions. You have inspired her and now all I hear is, “MOM! We could make this into something else!” and I, myself, now look at clothes from a completely new angle. She’d go ballistic if she won a sewing machine from you.

    Thank you for the opportunity and for the refashions!

    Btw, I lived in Columbia, SC for 4 years in the late 90s, I LOVE looking at your surroundings when you’re out in town to see if I recognize any.. I looooooved living in that city!

  1282. Alicia N
    August 8, 2013 at 11:08 am (9 months ago)

    Pinned, shared and tweeted!! Love your blog :)

  1283. Shelley
    August 8, 2013 at 11:11 am (9 months ago)

    I pinned the giveaway and think my daughter would love to have her own sewing machine. Thanks a bunch!

  1284. Traci Mathis Wallrauch
    August 8, 2013 at 11:19 am (9 months ago)

    Followed on Pinterest and Posted! I’ve been thinking about a sewing machine for a looong time, with all the same excuses you had. Thanks for the chance!

  1285. Katie
    August 8, 2013 at 11:20 am (9 months ago)

    I would absolutely love to win the sewing machine! I just finished reading about you in “Overdressed” by Elizabeth L. Cline and now want to make/refashion clothes myself!

  1286. soofarr
    August 8, 2013 at 11:41 am (9 months ago)

    Love your blog!!! It has inspired me to sew

  1287. Monica Howard
    August 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm (9 months ago)

    I shared. I pinned. I tweeted. I won?

    That would be awesome!

  1288. Sherry
    August 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm (9 months ago)

    i just learned about your site from my “SIL” who does amazing refashions like you, and teaches classes in Green Bay area. She lives far away from me. I am exicted to start following. I need a sewing machine so I can tap in to my creative side too. My life is currently full-time work, full-time student (finishing my RN degree which really equates to double full-time when you have full time clinical time and home work), and full-time volunteer and board member for two non-profits. The few hours of “me” time I find each month would be well spent in front of a new sewing machine. Thank you for the opportunity.

  1289. nallyemma
    August 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for the giveaway. I pinned ya. I know nothing about sewing and don’t have a machine. But I’m getting inspired and looking forward to starting soon!

  1290. Sian Rowlands
    August 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm (9 months ago)

    Loving your blog, keep up the good work! Just started sewing again so taking lots of tips from your posts, thank you!

  1291. Beth
    August 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed and pinned!! I just love your blog! It’s always amazing to see what you can do. I also use crafting as an outlet, but being a college student leaves little in the budget for many supplies… =/

  1292. Kelsey Reinhard
    August 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm (9 months ago)

    My friend/coworker just showed me your blog – so fun! I just bought the world’s 1980s-est dress at Goodwill and have big plans for it, mwahahaha!

  1293. Amanda Mahoney
    August 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I am following you on pinterest and I liked your giveaway.

  1294. elbi
    August 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm (9 months ago)

    Followed on twitter and retweeted. I love this blog it is so inspiring. Continue the good work!

  1295. Vanessa
    August 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Done, Done and Done!! Great Blog!!

  1296. Brittany C.
    August 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm (9 months ago)

    It is all done! I could really use this sewing machine because mine broke the other day and refashioning is my main source of clothes. It is a great thing that you are doing!

  1297. Anna
    August 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm (9 months ago)

    Following on Pinterest and pin repinned! You are an inspiration!

  1298. outlaw57x
    August 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm (9 months ago)

    PINNED! I would love to refashion and also am obsessed w/ the idea of making a rag quilt for my daughter, but just haven’t been brave enough to buy a sewing machine!! Excited for whomever wins, this is a great thing.

  1299. Jennifer Baptista
    August 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm (9 months ago)

    I love the pay it forward thing.

  1300. Tanya
    August 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm (9 months ago)

    When I was a senior in high school, my Momma gave me my first sewing machine (I’d been sewing on hers for 12 years or so by then). It is is hanging in there but quite out-dated and pretty tired! I can’t stand the thought of getting rid of it because of the sentiment of me moving from home and needing a machine. That’s why I would love to win this machine! I’d love a new updated machine that works without glitches (really slows my projects down) yet still be able to keep “Sissy” (yup, she has a name!) in my home!
    Thanks so much! I sure hope I win!~

  1301. Sara
    August 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm (9 months ago)

    Love love love you and your blog! I recently started sewing and am currently using my mom’s crazy sewing machine that happens to be older than I am (I’m 28). Needless to say, I’d love a machine of my own that isn’t SO 80′s. :) Pinned and Facebooked!

  1302. Victoria R
    August 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I followed you on Pinterest and pinned the giveaway :)

  1303. powell2317
    August 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm (9 months ago)

    Great giveaway. I’ve retweeted! I might have to give the machine to my mom, or perhaps give her mine & keep the nice new one!

  1304. Monica
    August 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Following (check), Pinned (how appropriate; check), Commenting (check)…Now if only I could win that sewing machine!

  1305. Tra Thomas
    August 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm (9 months ago)

    I did all three. I love to see your creations! I love to sew. My 11 yr old daughter now wants to learn so she can make doll clothes. That is how I got my start. I am all for it! We have been doing them by hand. This would be a great surprise for her!

    Thanks for this amazing opportunity! Good luck everyone!

  1306. aeti
    August 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm (9 months ago)

    I liked your page on facebook, shared giveaway on Facebook. Following you on pinterest, pinned your giveaway. Following you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway. All said and done, this goes to show how desperately I need one. Thanks for the inspiration and the hope of winning.

  1307. The Crafty Den
    August 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi Jillian, what an amazing giveaway. I cannot sew to save my life (lol!) but eagerly await your posts as I am so envious of your talent. I have shared your giveaway everywhere :) Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Denise x

  1308. Stefanie (@SomersetRaven)
    August 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm (9 months ago)

    I am so chuffed that this awesome competition is available for non-US residents :D my mum’s old sewing machines broke down a few months back and we haven’t the funds to buy a new one being both currently unemployed which is really rubbish timing as I want to learn to sew properly. It would be great :D also I know it’s not necessary but I liked you on Facebook and followed you on Pinterest and Twitter (and shared the relevant posts) :)

  1309. Mary King
    August 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Love your blog. I have always wanted to learn to sew, would love a sewing machine to make my dreams come true!!

  1310. Christy D.
    August 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm (9 months ago)

    This is so great! I’ve liked & shared on Facebook and followed & repinned on Pinterest!

  1311. Katie
    August 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Your blog is so inspiring…I now have a pile of clothes I am refashioning.

  1312. Rosalie Shaw
    August 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm (9 months ago)

    I followed the pinterest and pinned the pin! Hah. I love this blog :)

  1313. Terry
    August 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I find myself looking at all kinds of stuff differently now cos’ of you!

  1314. Julia
    August 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi Jillian,

    I really would love to win the machine. Mine is a very cheap not so well sewing of the brand “Victoria”. Your re-fashs are really inspiring.
    I re-pined on Pinterest.

    Greetings,
    Julia

  1315. Kathryn
    August 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Finally I comment to say – I love your blog and I need a machine in my life! If nothing more than to refashion clothes for my two littlies!

  1316. Ali
    August 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm (9 months ago)

    I need a sewing fix! Maybe my luck will be in … looking for a star to wish on …

  1317. Mary P
    August 8, 2013 at 6:30 pm (9 months ago)

    Guess what! I officially Like you on FB now! Liked and shared!

  1318. Bonnie
    August 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I “Liked” your FB page AND shared the contest. You are so cool to do this. I can’t believe you didn’t sew your whole life. I pictured you as this little girl sewing since forever. :-)

  1319. Jennifer Carroll
    August 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm (9 months ago)

    All done :) Thank you for a lovely prize to try and win :D

  1320. Char
    August 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm (9 months ago)

    I am super excited to start trying my hand at refashioning some of my old things, :-)

  1321. Brie
    August 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve been following you for months and am so inspired by your refashions! Now on to learn how to sew since I’ve got all these great examples to follow!

  1322. lmsmith793
    August 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Completed all the steps :) I’ve been sewing for a few years now, but with a hand-me-down sewing machine from an ex-boyfriend’s mother… :/ at times it can be difficult to even want to pull the machine out of its box!! Would love this newbie to bring new happiness and joy to my sewing life..no strings attached!! :)

  1323. Jessie
    August 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm (9 months ago)

    Winning this would be a vast improvement over my grandmother’s machine that only sews a single stitch. ;)

  1324. Gail Carron
    August 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Thanks for this. Have shared, retweeted and pinned. Totally agree with the paying forward ethos and I would love to be able to make home furnishings. I can hand sew but the bigger stuff just escapes me.

  1325. Priscilla Adela Cabral
    August 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm (9 months ago)

    Would really love to win this sewing machine!! So many potential projects!!! : )

  1326. Cheri
    August 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm (9 months ago)

    I absolutely love your blog! Thanks for paying it forward! :)

  1327. Kari H
    August 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm (9 months ago)

    I just found your blog on pinterest. My story is like yours; I want to learn how to sew, but don’t want to buy a machine in case I don’t like it. I would love to be able to refashion some of my clothes.

  1328. Hollys Hobbys
    August 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm (9 months ago)

    We love you in our house! My daughter and would love a new sewing machine!

  1329. chuichoy
    August 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned! Love your pins and the story behind the giveaway :)

  1330. Nicole Turner
    August 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm (9 months ago)

    You have given me the courage to try sewing! FB, Twitter, Pinterest, CHECK!

  1331. Jenni Meich
    August 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Pinned and shared on Facebook. Very cool of you to pay it forward. Thanks for your wonderful blog, I follow it and always look forward to your posts. You are an inspiration!

  1332. Eleanor
    August 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm (9 months ago)

    Lovely blog you’ve got here! :)

    Pinned and followed on Pinterest!

  1333. Jennerosity
    August 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm (9 months ago)

    Shared on Facebook :) I love the idea of paying it forward. I’ve been using inherited machines from the 60′s or 70′s and would love something more modern (and hopefully a little lighter too!)

  1334. Claudia M.
    August 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm (9 months ago)

    Ever since I stumbled across your blog, you quickly became one of my top sites! Thanks for the inspirations! :)

  1335. Lisa Rosas
    August 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm (9 months ago)

    I have a buddi g fashion designer in my 6 year old daughter who wants to learn to sew but I don’t have a machine.

  1336. Susanne Haring
    August 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Pick me pick me. I would love a sewing machine to give to my daughter.

  1337. Tiffany Divalocks
    August 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm (9 months ago)

    I shared on facebook and twitter, thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  1338. Penny Collazo
    August 9, 2013 at 1:59 am (9 months ago)

    You are so much fun to follow. Your creativity is fabulous.

  1339. Heidi Bally
    August 9, 2013 at 5:00 am (9 months ago)

    I liked on Facebook and followed on Pinterest. I have been following your blog for about a month now and have been ripping up old clothes like crazy. So far most of my refashions have sucked but I’ve had a couple gems. Thank you!

  1340. Emma
    August 9, 2013 at 6:29 am (8 months ago)

    What a great giveaway, especially generous to include overseas readers. I DO have a sewing machine but it is my great grandmother’s; produced when Queen Alexandra was on the English throne – enjoy, history buffs! A machine that could zigzag would be very helpful as the refashioning I am doing at the moment is doll clothes from op shop finds so my two boys can dress their dolls. Thanks for such a fun blog – every time I catch up with you, you make me laugh.

  1341. Irene
    August 9, 2013 at 7:38 am (8 months ago)

    liked, shared, pinned and tweeted! just discovered your blog but it seems you’re going to be a very usual stop for me, very inspirational! keep the posts coming!

  1342. Barb Bonar-Goins
    August 9, 2013 at 8:15 am (8 months ago)

    I am a sewist (well, I can sew) my daughter-in-law has often talked about getting a machine so she can learn to sew for her 3 year old but like you were, she’s hesitant… I would love to be able to present her with this machine, just as Alex did for you. Thanks Jillian (which is my granddaughter’s name by the way) for offering your readers this nice chance at winning a sewing machine!! I let the Pintrest, FaceBook and Twitter world know!

  1343. Nanette
    August 9, 2013 at 8:40 am (8 months ago)

    I love your refashions and they have inspired some I have done! I would LOVE that sewing machine as mine does not do a whole lot except basics. Happy Friday

  1344. Amy
    August 9, 2013 at 8:41 am (8 months ago)

    Love the idea of “pay it forward”.

  1345. Mary Ann Landers
    August 9, 2013 at 9:24 am (8 months ago)

    Following on Pinterest and pinned! Love the blog!

  1346. www.lisaopolis.com
    August 9, 2013 at 9:49 am (8 months ago)

    Shared on pinterest (also follow you on pinterest). Awesome contest, and love how it’s open to people outside of the USA too. Thanks. Love your blog, visit every day and look forward to new posts! Such an inspiration.

  1347. Jeanne
    August 9, 2013 at 10:02 am (8 months ago)

    I have been following your site for over a year. Love all the things you create. It has inspired me to start finishing the refashion projects I have stuffed in my closets. I Pinned you and shared you on Facebook. Keep creating!

  1348. anacreate
    August 9, 2013 at 10:13 am (8 months ago)

    I check your blog a minimum of once a week and I’m always amazed by what you think to do with all the pieces you’ve done. Can’t wait for more great posts from you and to see who wins on Monday

  1349. Julie
    August 9, 2013 at 10:49 am (8 months ago)

    Repinned! Completely adore your site! So inspiring for me to try it on my own :)

  1350. Kelli
    August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am (8 months ago)

    I love your fun blog! You’ve inspired me to FINALLY learn how to sew! I’m paying one of my coworker’s wives to teach me. It’s a birthday present to myself. I have loved thrift store shopping since high school and I have stockpiled pieces that I will adjust “someday.” My someday is now. Thanks for showing me that it’s not so intimidating! I have a machine that my grandma gave me years ago, this one would be awesome! I made sure to post, tweet and pin. Thanks for the opportunity!

  1351. Genie
    August 9, 2013 at 11:15 am (8 months ago)

    Love all your refashions……I look daily at your posts

  1352. leah aguero
    August 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your refrashes! They are always so dang sassy.

  1353. Cristina D
    August 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm (8 months ago)

    Shared on Pinterest! I have a Brother sewing machine as well. Got it as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago. Though I’m pretty sure mine is more basic than yours lol. If I win it, I have the perfect friend in mind to give it to. She kinda wants a sewing machine of her own but I know she’d never spend the money to get one brand new.

  1354. Madeline McCarthy
    August 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm (8 months ago)

    This is amazing! Just came across your blog today and I’m completely inspired do start some projects! Time for a trip to the thrift store (Macklemore style!)

  1355. Ana Mancera
    August 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm (8 months ago)

    Followed on Pinterest and pinned there. Thank you for the refashioning ideas you share! I’m planning on doing a serious wardrobe makeover and a sewing machine would be a great help.

  1356. jordan dowell
    August 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm (8 months ago)

    my mom was a seamstress and passed away almost exactly a year ago. please pick me! i want to learn to do something that made her happy.

  1357. Joseph Whidby
    August 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm (8 months ago)

    Liked and Shared on FB!
    This would be SO awesome!
    Thanks for giving us all a chance :)

  1358. Crystina
    August 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm (8 months ago)

    I WISH I would have found your blog earlier…. Ran across a pin someone made of your blog a couple months ago (didn’t even know you were on pinterest. Now following! Woooot!) and I clicked on it and promptly read all your posts. I had gastric bypass surgery a little over a year ago and have given away pretty much all the clothes I owned as I lost 120 lbs (and still losing!). Your blog has inspired me to keep a few things I love on the off chance that (someday) I’ll actually buy a sewing machine and actually trasform some of my favorite pieces into wearable clothes. I used ALL the excuses that you named above. I hope I can win and dig through all those clothes. Or, at the very least I know which sewing machine you use and can search for one of my very own!

  1359. Lawron Ingersoll
    August 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm (8 months ago)

    Hello Jillian. I follow your blog religiously. Seriously…. I nearly cry when there’s no new posts on your site. :( THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

  1360. anna
    August 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm (8 months ago)

    this would be sweeeeet!

  1361. Kami Kaye
    August 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm (8 months ago)

    Holy comments section, Batman! If I won the machine, I’d pay mine forward and keep the new one. Both Brothers, but the giveaway has more stitch options!

  1362. maggie
    August 9, 2013 at 4:22 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your blog! It inspires me to be more crafty. Thanks for your fun to read blog!!

  1363. Brandi
    August 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm (8 months ago)

    I have been wanting a sewing machine for quite some time, but, as you mentioned, they’re a bit pricey. I know all of us are hoping to win. Sewing would be a great creative outlet. So, good luck to everyone. ^-^
    I liked your Facebook page, and shared, then followed you on Pinterest, and pinned to my “Another Reason To Wish I Had A Sewing Machine” board. Haha! :)

  1364. Jennifer
    August 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your blog and I already liked you on Facebook! My 8 year old daughter and I read it together. I’ve always made/refashioned my own clothes, even for my teenage boys and daughter. She made her first refashion a few weeks ago for her American Girl doll! Anyway, keep up the good work!

  1365. krunberry
    August 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm (8 months ago)

    Great blog! I love your creativity!

  1366. chrissy Deacon
    August 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm (8 months ago)

    Jillian you are an inspiring person. I love reading your blog and hope to one day do som refashioning myself. I love raok and paying it forward. Your awesome. I have liked Facebook and shared and also wanted to follow on pinterest but I couldn’t get to work. Ill keep trying.

  1367. Jessie W
    August 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm (8 months ago)

    I actually did all three things! I love your blog!

  1368. Harriet
    August 9, 2013 at 6:45 pm (8 months ago)

    My nine year old would love to win a sewing machine. She’s been trying to sew a Halloween costume by hand!

  1369. Sarah
    August 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm (8 months ago)

    What a great give-away!!! Love the pay-it-forward philosophy

  1370. Catherine Kershaw
    August 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm (8 months ago)

    I would love to win this machine.

  1371. featheredneststudio
    August 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm (8 months ago)

    Shared on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

  1372. Liz T
    August 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm (8 months ago)

    I just started to get back into sewing and would love new machine!

  1373. Patty
    August 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm (8 months ago)

    I’ve gotten braver about redoing clothing I was never happy with. You are inspiring! My daughter is hinting loudly about a new sewing machine, and not just a hand-me down from her mother.

  1374. Ashley
    August 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm (8 months ago)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1375. Mary C
    August 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm (8 months ago)

    As a broke college student, your posts inspired me to spend less on my (arguably too large) wardrobe! Thanks so much for the opportunity to save even more money with this sewing machine give away. It’s always important to pay it forward.

  1376. person
    August 9, 2013 at 11:37 pm (8 months ago)

    You’re a champ, and this is such a fine thing to do. I relate to the ‘It’s too expensive’ reason for putting off sewing. Been embroidering in the mean time.

  1377. Sheridan
    August 10, 2013 at 12:23 am (8 months ago)

    What an awesome gift you’re giving! My 10 year old niece just went to fashion camp this week and learned to sew for the first time. :-)

  1378. Ginny
    August 10, 2013 at 1:03 am (8 months ago)

    Triple done! You and your blog have inspired me to refashion my wardrobe as it slowly (but surely!) becomes a few sizes too big for me :D

  1379. Arl
    August 10, 2013 at 3:23 am (8 months ago)

    Just like a lot of people, and like you, I want to start doing something different and it will also come in handy for my card making and also my new interest in felt! Thanks for the opportunity!

  1380. Sacha
    August 10, 2013 at 9:12 am (8 months ago)

    This is really nice of you!

  1381. Ashley S
    August 10, 2013 at 9:16 am (8 months ago)

    I have a machine, but I have a friend in need of one right now! :)

  1382. merri
    August 10, 2013 at 9:21 am (8 months ago)

    Love your blog! It has inspired me very much!!

  1383. Lisa Crawford Geiger
    August 10, 2013 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    Done, done, done, and done! You are AWESOME!

  1384. Susie
    August 10, 2013 at 9:35 am (8 months ago)

    done, and done. hope new readers love the blog as much as I do.

  1385. Rita Karns
    August 10, 2013 at 10:45 am (8 months ago)

    Wow this is too cool! i am a very large girl so i have to make most of my own stuff. i have a machine, but it is so VERY heavy, and where i live now makes it way to hard to use it. my best friend (and ex boyfriend too ;) ) has one like yours and i have to barrow it every time i need to sew, because it being lighter i can set it up and but it down in just moments! i would be great to have my own so i don’t have to bother him over and over!!

  1386. Kris
    August 10, 2013 at 11:04 am (8 months ago)

    This is a fabulous give away. Would love to use this!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  1387. Isa
    August 10, 2013 at 11:08 am (8 months ago)

    O how i would love a machine. My gran is teaching me on her very very old machine that she got when she was 23 (same age as me). I would love my very own machine that does not hop and skip. Love from South Africa

  1388. Lindsay
    August 10, 2013 at 11:09 am (8 months ago)

    Great contest! I’ve been looking for a sewing machine at thrift stores for a long time. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, but I try and remember that you didn’t at one time, either. ;-) Your blog is an inspiration! Now, 95% of me and my son’s clothing is repurposed or thrifted. I’ve saved tons! Thanks, Jillian.

  1389. Robin McNutt
    August 10, 2013 at 11:12 am (8 months ago)

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I already follow your blog but now I follow you on Pinterest too. Maybe my rust bucket of a machine can finally be retired. Best of luck to all!

  1390. Carrie Arquette
    August 10, 2013 at 11:15 am (8 months ago)

    I LOVE that you’re doing this! I’ve been sewing since I was ten and now I’m teaching my daughters. Two of my girls have their own machines, but if I happen to be your random winner–all three will! :)
    I love your blog–you’re work is inspiring! Keep doing the fun, Jillian! :)
    “Cheers!”

  1391. Chateligne
    August 10, 2013 at 11:18 am (8 months ago)

    I’ve liked, shared & repinned and all of that not only to participate this great PIF-giveaway, but also because I think your blog is ab fab!

  1392. Amy Baker
    August 10, 2013 at 11:34 am (8 months ago)

    You inspire me…my 40 pound sewing machine that eats thread and is older than me does not. thanks for the chance!! And thanks for the great ideas!! I tweeted the contest!

  1393. Summer Benjaran
    August 10, 2013 at 11:36 am (8 months ago)

    I love your blog and have been reading for a couple of years now. Thanks for the opportunity to win the sewing machine . Keep up the good work I love getting the new posts delivered to my inbox.

  1394. Ruth Marciante
    August 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm (8 months ago)

    *crossesfingerseyesandtoes*

  1395. DIYgal
    August 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm (8 months ago)

    Longtime reader – Love your blog!
    Very inspirational in my quest for slow fashion through upcycling.
    Plus – fun!
    Liked you on FB!

  1396. Meg Evilsizer Spear
    August 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm (8 months ago)

    I love following your creative genius and would love to have a new sewing machine. I have been sewing most of my life. I started out on my grandmother’s treadle machine. She would draw designs on paper bags and I would trace them with the needle. Such sweet memories.

  1397. Karin
    August 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm (8 months ago)

    Just found your site and love your refashion ideas. I am so excited to hit the thrift shops and try my own refashions.

  1398. Taylor
    August 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm (8 months ago)

    You are an inspiration. I shop at Goodwill for clothes anyway, but your posts make me want to sew non-stop! My mom always made clothes for me growing up, and your blog reminds me of my childhood. You are great; keep on going!

  1399. Rose
    August 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm (8 months ago)

    Saw you on TV, started following you and want to teach my daughter to sew.

  1400. Nishana
    August 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm (8 months ago)

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

  1401. Traci
    August 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm (8 months ago)

    I hope I win I hope I win! My friend has been inspiring me with her refashions (she introduced my to this blog!) and is going to teach me how to sew soon. Fingers crossed! I followed on twitter, tweeted, and also on pinterest!

  1402. Alyssa
    August 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm (8 months ago)

    Just started following you on Pinterest and I’m loving all the extra crafty ideas!! I wish I could stay home all day and sew sew sew :) Hope I win a sewing machine to help out ;) DIY crafting rocks!

  1403. Jenny
    August 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm (8 months ago)

    Um… YES I’d love to win a sewing machine! I would really like to alter my own clothing to fit my style better, but I need a good sewing machine. Sometimes the clothes I already own just need a little makeover ;) I mean, why buy new clothes if I could just remake the one’s I already have? ;D

  1404. Alice
    August 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm (8 months ago)

    All done! Brilliant idea, hope it goes to someone deserving.

  1405. Melanie Sturn
    August 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm (8 months ago)

    Liked/loved, followed and grateful for the inspiration you beam out to all of us creative souls! I have actually started hand sewing and mending old items again ! =-)

  1406. Jen
    August 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm (8 months ago)

    Done! Love your blog.

  1407. Carolyn Brianna
    August 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm (8 months ago)

    All done! Hoping to win!

  1408. Eleanor
    August 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm (8 months ago)

    Liked & Shared on Facebook :)

  1409. Maria Franklin
    August 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm (8 months ago)

    My machine is old, I guess you could say. I bought it in 1995 and it doesn’t have anywhere near as many features as yours. But I used it to make window coverings for three houses and I also made clothes and hemmed a lot of slacks and jeans with it. I would say it has served me well!

  1410. Amy
    August 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm (8 months ago)

    I LOVE your blog! I’ve been wanting to get started refashioning sometime soon, my closet desperately needs an update! And this is such a cool plan, I hope it goes to someone who will learn to love sewing as much as you :)

  1411. Amanda
    August 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm (8 months ago)

    Oh my, so many comments!! I love your blog, it has inspired me to be creative in everything I do! I don’t just sew, now I paint and do other crafts, but a new sewing machine will definitely get me refashioning more of my clothes! :)

  1412. Kaitlin (@handmadefreedom)
    August 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm (8 months ago)

    Heh.. so I guess reading comprehension is not my forte… I did all three things, and now I’m commenting :P

    I’m Kaitlin MacInnis, and I blog at handmadefreedom.com and I’m really really excited about this contest!!

  1413. Ashley
    August 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm (8 months ago)

    My own excuses are not unlike yours were, but this would absolutely give me no reason! I already have some projects pinned for “when I learn to sew.” hehe

  1414. Amanda
    August 11, 2013 at 12:01 am (8 months ago)

    Hey there! Shared on Pinterest! Hope to win :D

  1415. Andrea Cutts
    August 11, 2013 at 12:07 am (8 months ago)

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I’ve been looking into refashioning for ages but I haven’t been able to save up to buy a good sewing machine yet. I followed you on Pinterest and shared the link. Hope I win!

  1416. kulali
    August 11, 2013 at 12:42 am (8 months ago)

    Just shared on Pinterest… what a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been hand sewing and putting off buying a sewing machine for your exact same reasons! But the hand sewing takes so long… and this would definitely speed up my refashioning! :)

  1417. Hannah Lane
    August 11, 2013 at 3:39 am (8 months ago)

    Pinned…would be great to graduate from hand sewing (& stapling)

  1418. Claire
    August 11, 2013 at 6:45 am (8 months ago)

    How exciting. My (possibly flawed) theory is that by using the same machine, I’ll almost certainly be able to have the same skills. Ok, half the skills, but you see where I’m going. Love the blog, keep up the good work

  1419. Katherine
    August 11, 2013 at 7:43 am (8 months ago)

    Win a sewing machine? Yes, please! Just one more wonderful thing about your blog! :)

  1420. Elle
    August 11, 2013 at 9:25 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you for doing this, such a great way to get all of us aspiring refashionistas who don’t have sewing machines into the game!

  1421. Sam Plasch
    August 11, 2013 at 9:27 am (8 months ago)

    Crossing my fingers real tight for this! Oh, the possibilities…

  1422. Celeste
    August 11, 2013 at 9:50 am (8 months ago)

    Followed and shared on twitter! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  1423. Sabrina Flynn Moran
    August 11, 2013 at 9:58 am (8 months ago)

    Well I finally managed to get the page working properly by changing browsers. WooHoo!
    I had liked you on Facebook already but I read the instructions wrong and now I’m following you on Twitter and Pinterest too. Not complaining, if I knew you were on them I’d have been following already. Your refashions are amazing and you are a constant source of inspiration.
    Ive retweeted, reposted and repined your competition too.
    Fingers crossed I win now x
    Sabrina

  1424. KatieCootie
    August 11, 2013 at 10:28 am (8 months ago)

    shared on pinterest AND facebook! here’s hoping!! :D <3 thank you for the opportunity!

  1425. Soraya
    August 11, 2013 at 10:29 am (8 months ago)

    I followed and shared on Pinterest! I would love to win! I too have been procrastinating and don’t know how to sew. Lol You have inspired me to try and learn. Now, I just need a machine! Thanks!

  1426. Megan Barron
    August 11, 2013 at 10:41 am (8 months ago)

    shared on facebook, hope i win! ive recently revived my sewing roots with some cross stitching patterns; never learned how to use a sewing machine though. i’d love to be able to try!

  1427. Olga
    August 11, 2013 at 11:26 am (8 months ago)

    Followed on pinterest! Thanks for blogging, I never know what you’ll make next!

  1428. Dawn
    August 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm (8 months ago)

    You are such an inspiration! I have often looked at items at the thrift store but passed them over because they weren’t the right fit although the fabric was great! I will NOT pass them by next time! Thank you for sharing your work and giving us all inspiration to be creative and think outside the box! My 7 year old loves to see me working on my sewing projects! Now I can also re-create for her too! :)

  1429. Dawn
    August 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm (8 months ago)

    You are such an inspiration! Countless times I have seen a fantastic fabric on a “not my size” item at the thrift store but I have passed them by…No more! You are so creative and the simplicity of your remakes makes it easy to believe that it can be done by just about anyone! My 7 year old daughter and 10 year old son love when I am working on a sewing project ( my son wants my sewing machine when I upgrade! :) ) so I am hoping to be able to recreate for them as well! I hope by following you on these various media sites that my friends will also take note of your creativity and genius! :)

  1430. Brian Smith
    August 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm (8 months ago)

    I follow on Facebook and Twitter…my middle school daughter is so looking forward to home ec this year because she can get real sewing lessons, this would be so great for her!

  1431. Leah Sipprell
    August 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm (8 months ago)

    Your blog is part of my daily routine much to my husband’s sadness…. I constantly make him go on thrift runs on the hunt for something similar in shape to your creations! You are a sweet genius!

  1432. Sandy Bennett
    August 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm (8 months ago)

    I just found your blog and am loving it – enough that I’m ready to dip my toe into trying to sew again! Shared on Pinterest – what a great little machine.

  1433. Casey
    August 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm (8 months ago)

    liked you on Facebook and here is my comment. hoping to win so i can start doing refashes like you!

  1434. line
    August 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm (8 months ago)

    jill you’re fab – a giant source of inspiration for me and many of my friends here in little Denmark – thank you so much

  1435. Carolyn
    August 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm (8 months ago)

    Was just working out how I could get a second hand sewing machine so I could start some refashions!

  1436. Mony
    August 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm (8 months ago)

    This is the best giveaway ever! Thankyousomuch!!

  1437. Alice Williams
    August 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm (8 months ago)

    Shared, shared, shared!!!! I have the same problem you had… I want to learn to sew, but I just don’t want to spend the money on a machine!!! Here’s hoping to win one :) Love reading your blog – you are such an inspiration.

  1438. Mindy Wheeler
    August 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm (8 months ago)

    I learned how to sew in 9th grade (not a chance I’m saying how many years ago that was! lol) however, I haven’t sewn anything since (except by hand when absolutely necessary.) I’d love to “relearn” and actually be able to make really cool things like what you make! Love your blogs, your pictures and your humor! <3

  1439. Courtney
    August 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm (8 months ago)

    I did what you asked! I really want this.

  1440. Tracy
    August 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm (8 months ago)

    I am captivated by your creativity! You have inspired me to try my hand at refashioning too!

  1441. melissa fox
    August 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm (8 months ago)

    it would me amazing to win this, my birthday was last week it could be a late bday gift :P

  1442. Suzanne Kirk
    August 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm (8 months ago)

    I followed you on Pinterest and will probably like you on FB too just because you’re awesome. Hope I’m not too late for the contest. I’ve been on maternity leave and haven’t hung out on the interwebs like I do when I’m at work!

  1443. Lakin
    August 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm (8 months ago)

    I could really use another sewing machine. We moved last year and it seems my sewing machine just went poof. I have a long list of things I need to sew and no means to do it!

  1444. Melanie S.
    August 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your blog! It’s made me think of clothes in a different way and I feel the same as you did about buying a sewing machine. I wonder if I won’t be good at it or won’t find it interesting after a while.

  1445. Sara
    August 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm (8 months ago)

    I didn’t even know you had a pintrest! Hope I’m not too late! Your blog is terrific!

  1446. Anneliese
    August 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm (8 months ago)

    I love your blog so much and would love to win! :D

  1447. Abby Carver
    August 11, 2013 at 10:46 pm (8 months ago)

    Followed and Shared in Pinterest! I would love a sewing machine!

  1448. Melissa
    August 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm (8 months ago)

    I want this so much! A girl can never have too many sewing machines in her arsenal, right? Also, it’s not a problem if I admit I have a problem. ;)

  1449. Beth-Ann Fisk
    August 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm (8 months ago)

    I already Follow on Facebook. Now I can see all of your re-fash on Pinterest too! You inspired me to go thrift shopping but I chickened out. Maybe the sewing machine will give me the extra push I need. <3

  1450. Tiffany Soza
    August 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm (8 months ago)

    I shared on Facebook and Pinterest and also followed on both, I hope that I can win, it would be such a help to be able to refashion my own clothes and friends.

  1451. Andrea
    August 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm (8 months ago)

    pinned, tweeted and shared! I love to see what you refash!

  1452. Cortney Blackshear
    August 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm (8 months ago)

    Took forever to scroll down here! Didn’t know you had a Pinterest! Yay.. would be awesome to win! Sooooo many projects!

  1453. Jaclyn Riffe
    August 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm (8 months ago)

    Thank you for the giveaway!!! I never win anything (lol) but if I did, I would refashion my daughter some new Barbie clothes out of old clothes she’s outgrown!!!!

  1454. Kim Douglas
    August 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm (8 months ago)

    Refashionista helps me plunge in fearlessly (or at least with less trepidation!) to alter and reform all the clothes I have been collecting when ever I find a great deal or love the fabric. I hope to become so creative and develope a market to sell and send the profits to Ukrainian orphanges where the children need so much to make their lives a little more comfortable or bearable.

  1455. Jaclyn Riffe
    August 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm (8 months ago)

    Would love to win!!!!!! I would ReFashion my daughter some new Barbie clothes out of old clothes she’s outgrown! Thanks for the chance! Love your blog!

  1456. Kristin
    August 11, 2013 at 11:35 pm (8 months ago)

    Àweosme blog & from a fellow Carolinian- whew these hot summers! I could use this to refashion some cooler clothes!

  1457. Susana
    August 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm (8 months ago)

    I liked you on Facebook and would love to win the Brother to attempt my own refashions.

  1458. Melissa
    August 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm (8 months ago)

    Love your blog! You have helped get my creative juices flowing. :)

  1459. Sharon
    August 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm (8 months ago)

    I just liked you on FB, but that was no-brainer because I LOVE your blog! I have already refashioned at least 4 things!! (because of your inspiration!)

  1460. Maria Fernanda
    August 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm (8 months ago)

    I found your blog well over a year ago, I’m 17 and have been begging my mother to teach me how to sew for a while now but she just isn’t great with her machine…dying to learn so I can refashion all my thrifted finds myself instead of paying someone to do it!

  1461. Denise Begay
    August 12, 2013 at 12:03 am (8 months ago)

    Good Luck to everyone that entered ! And thank you Refashinista for this wonderful opportunity djay

  1462. Linda
    August 12, 2013 at 12:08 am (8 months ago)

    The odds are bad but I’m entering anyway. Thanks for a chance to win!

  1463. Patty
    August 12, 2013 at 12:37 am (8 months ago)

    I would love to win this. I have five daughters, and I’d love for them to have a machine on which to learn to sew!

  1464. Pre
    August 12, 2013 at 12:53 am (8 months ago)

    Love your blog! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway:)

  1465. Jennifer Appleton
    August 12, 2013 at 12:57 am (8 months ago)

    What an awesome giveaway! I follow you on twitter and shared this :) @Jen_App

  1466. arcadiascorner
    August 12, 2013 at 1:37 am (8 months ago)

    Oh great ! Love your refash (might be THE solution for the big me finding nothing suitable to wear ! I’ve put the giveaway on my pinterest (last board)
    http://pinterest.com/arcadiascorner/
    Good luck to everybody ! :-)

  1467. Lisa D
    August 12, 2013 at 4:34 am (8 months ago)

    I already follow you everywhere! Thank you so much for getting me back into sewing after a 20-year hiatus!

  1468. Sheetal
    August 12, 2013 at 4:50 am (8 months ago)

    Yeah!! It’s working today. So here’s my second step.
    You’re doing a wonderful job! I found your blog recently and I spend hours watching what you wore on a certain day and reading the story behind them.
    I’d have liked you on facebook anyway, I love seeing your updates!

  1469. Nancy lewis
    August 12, 2013 at 5:17 am (8 months ago)

    You are awesome I follow onfacebook
    And on Pinterest

  1470. Brandi
    August 12, 2013 at 6:37 am (8 months ago)

    Yay! It’s today! I’ve been waiting to see who won. Once again, good luck to everybody!! :D

  1471. Lindsay
    August 12, 2013 at 7:39 am (8 months ago)

    Thank you, Jill!!!!! Wonderful idea – I really hope I win. Currently using an old White I got on Freecycle to learn with your blog as my main source of inspiration. A brand new Brother would REALLY be inspiring!

  1472. Valerie Zhou
    August 12, 2013 at 7:56 am (8 months ago)

    i hope who ever wins, uses the machine as well as you!

  1473. Amy
    August 12, 2013 at 7:59 am (8 months ago)

    I tweeted. Hope I’m not too late!

  1474. Brenda Currie
    August 12, 2013 at 8:33 am (8 months ago)

    Liked and shared on FB. I look forward to your posts, so inspiring!

  1475. Bonnie
    August 12, 2013 at 8:57 am (8 months ago)

    Pinned you to Pinterest. My son is in college and has moved away from home and it is no longer convenient for me to mend his clothes. He wants to do it himself so he doesn’t have to keep buying clothes to replace his old ones. Love your site, it is one of the first ones I check every morning (along with a cooking one). I wish I were half as creative as you. Great job, keep it up.

  1476. Erin Baran
    August 12, 2013 at 9:36 am (8 months ago)

    ah this would be so awesome to win! I am planning to buy a sewing machine because hemming pants by hand is an absolute pain, but I dont want to pay $15+ per pair at an alterations shop :/

  1477. sometimesisleep
    August 12, 2013 at 9:37 am (8 months ago)

    followed. pinned commented. and maybe too late.

  1478. Sarah Elizabeth
    August 12, 2013 at 10:46 am (8 months ago)

    I liked this idea so much i posted it twice ;)
    Liked you on Facebook as Sarah Elizabeth, and followed / pinned on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/pufferfish2014/spring-fashion/)

    this would be amazing as my best-friend has recently gotten into sewing too and it would be another activity we could share!

  1479. Jackie Cheng
    August 12, 2013 at 11:27 am (8 months ago)

    I didn’t realize you had a facebook page, so I’m so glad I decided to enter this contest and find out about it! Done and here is my comment– I found your blog while I was studying for a HUGE life changing exam, and your blog helped me relax during my study breaks. Thanks for sharing so much of your life with complete strangers: )

  1480. ReFashionista
    August 12, 2013 at 11:35 am (8 months ago)

    THIS CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED!!! THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY! :) :) :) Thanks so much for entering! I can’t believe what a response this giveaway has gotten. Methinks I’ll have to do another one soon! :)

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