Q&A Monday:  A Pay it Forward Sewing Machine Giveaway! 1
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Q&A Monday: A Pay it Forward Sewing Machine Giveaway!

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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?


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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  • ReFashionista

    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! 🙂

  • Jackie Cheng

    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: )

  • Erin Baran

    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 :/

  • Bonnie

    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.

  • Lindsay

    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!

  • Sheetal

    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!

  • Lisa D

    I already follow you everywhere! Thank you so much for getting me back into sewing after a 20-year hiatus!

  • Patty

    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!

  • Maria Fernanda

    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!

  • Sharon

    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!)

  • Kristin

    Àweosme blog & from a fellow Carolinian- whew these hot summers! I could use this to refashion some cooler clothes!

  • Jaclyn Riffe

    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!

  • Kim Douglas

    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.

  • Jaclyn Riffe

    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!!!!

  • Cortney Blackshear

    Took forever to scroll down here! Didn’t know you had a Pinterest! Yay.. would be awesome to win! Sooooo many projects!

  • Tiffany Soza

    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.

  • Beth-Ann Fisk

    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

  • Melissa

    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. 😉

  • Melanie S.

    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.

  • Lakin

    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!

  • Suzanne Kirk

    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!

  • Mindy Wheeler

    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

  • Alice Williams

    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.

  • line

    jill you’re fab – a giant source of inspiration for me and many of my friends here in little Denmark – thank you so much

  • Sandy Bennett

    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.

  • Leah Sipprell

    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!

  • Brian Smith

    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!

  • Dawn

    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! 🙂

  • Dawn

    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! 🙂

  • Megan Barron

    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!

  • Soraya

    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!

  • Sabrina Flynn Moran

    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

  • Elle

    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!

  • Claire

    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

  • kulali

    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! 🙂

  • Andrea Cutts

    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!

  • Ashley

    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

  • Kaitlin (@handmadefreedom)

    Heh.. so I guess reading comprehension is not my forte… I did all three things, and now I’m commenting 😛

    I’m Kaitlin MacInnis, and I blog at handmadefreedom.com and I’m really really excited about this contest!!

  • Amanda

    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! 🙂

  • Amy

    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 🙂

  • Maria Franklin

    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!

  • Melanie Sturn

    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 ! =-)

  • Jenny

    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

  • Alyssa

    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!

  • Traci

    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!

  • Taylor

    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!

  • Meg Evilsizer Spear

    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.

  • DIYgal

    Longtime reader – Love your blog!
    Very inspirational in my quest for slow fashion through upcycling.
    Plus – fun!
    Liked you on FB!

  • Summer Benjaran

    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.

  • Amy Baker

    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!

  • Chateligne

    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!

  • Carrie Arquette

    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! 🙂

  • Robin McNutt

    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!

  • Lindsay

    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.

  • Isa

    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

  • Rita Karns

    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!!

  • Arl

    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!

  • Ginny

    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 😀

  • Sheridan

    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. 🙂

  • person

    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.

  • Mary C

    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.

  • Patty

    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.

  • Harriet

    My nine year old would love to win a sewing machine. She’s been trying to sew a Halloween costume by hand!

  • chrissy Deacon

    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.

  • Jennifer

    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!

  • Brandi

    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! 🙂

  • Kami Kaye

    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!

  • Lawron Ingersoll

    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.

  • Crystina

    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!

  • jordan dowell

    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.

  • Ana Mancera

    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.

  • Madeline McCarthy

    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!)

  • Cristina D

    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.

  • Kelli

    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!

  • anacreate

    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

  • Jeanne

    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!

  • www.lisaopolis.com

    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.

  • Nanette

    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

  • Barb Bonar-Goins

    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!

  • Irene

    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!

  • Emma

    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.

  • Heidi Bally

    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!

  • Lisa Rosas

    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.

  • Claudia M.

    Ever since I stumbled across your blog, you quickly became one of my top sites! Thanks for the inspirations! 🙂

  • Jennerosity

    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!)

  • Jenni Meich

    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!

  • Kari H

    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.

  • Gail Carron

    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.

  • Jessie

    Winning this would be a vast improvement over my grandmother’s machine that only sews a single stitch. 😉

  • lmsmith793

    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!! 🙂

  • Brie

    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!

  • Bonnie

    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. 🙂

  • Kathryn

    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!

  • Julia

    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.


  • Mary King

    Love your blog. I have always wanted to learn to sew, would love a sewing machine to make my dreams come true!!

  • Stefanie (@SomersetRaven)

    I am so chuffed that this awesome competition is available for non-US residents 😀 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 😀 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) 🙂

  • The Crafty Den

    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

  • aeti

    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.

  • Tra Thomas

    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!

  • Monica

    Following (check), Pinned (how appropriate; check), Commenting (check)…Now if only I could win that sewing machine!

  • Sara

    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!

  • Tanya

    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!~

  • outlaw57x

    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.

  • Brittany C.

    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!

  • Beth

    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… =/

  • nallyemma

    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!

  • Sherry

    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.

  • Katie

    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!

  • Shelley

    I pinned the giveaway and think my daughter would love to have her own sewing machine. Thanks a bunch!

  • Trish

    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!

  • Holly F

    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. 🙂

  • Patricia

    Thank you for the inspiration. I’m motivaed to learn something new and listen to that little voice in my head a little more.

  • Cortney Niederer

    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

  • Jean Isken

    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!

  • Tracy

    Love your site, it is so inspiring! A new machine would be awesome to get started on all the projects I have ideas for.

  • nschonowski

    Love your blog! Great ideas for refashioning clothes. Will be doing some refashions the upcoming month! Thanks for the inspiration

  • Carolyn

    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!

  • Allie

    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.

  • Erin Cook

    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

  • Melanie R.

    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!

  • mwicks89

    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!!!

  • Ruth

    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!

  • Pamela Miller

    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!

  • Debbie cabana

    Cute story! I have been sewing since I was 11 and would sure love to have that machine! Mine is 40 some years old!!

  • Kimberly Bartelt

    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!

  • Emily

    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!

  • Candice

    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!

  • Melissa

    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.

  • Blair

    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!! 🙂

  • Ashley Drummer

    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!

  • Stephanie Owens

    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!!!!

  • Jessie Long

    I love your refashions! They’re beautiful and you’ve inspired me to improve my sewing skills.

  • Sarah Spradlin

    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.

  • Vic

    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!

  • Maggy

    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

  • elysaneumann

    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

  • Jeannette

    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!

  • Angel Cohn

    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.

  • Smeesaw

    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!!

  • Lisa

    What an amazing and thoughtful way of spreading the joy! I have the *perfect* friend in mind for this gift! Stay awesome, Jillian.

  • Robin Gaskin

    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

  • Lori

    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.

  • Brittany Snook

    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. 🙂

  • Amanda M

    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.

  • JoAnna McGarvie

    This is wonderful and glad i found your page and pintrest and twitter place~ 😀 happy to be a new fan!! I hope i win lol i have been waiting 9 years! 😀 for a sewing machine i have so much sewing to do for my 4 kids and family and Friends 😀 xooxoxox Thank you for this opportunity <3

  • Amy Hoeh

    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

      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

  • Kathleen

    I love your blog and your refashions are always fabulous – and that is a nice machine I could surely use

  • Amanda S

    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.

  • Rosie

    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.

  • Danielle W.

    Hey there! I found you on Pinterest and have been creeping your website. I love your refashions and think you are a rockstar.

  • Amanda Perkins

    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!

  • Diane N

    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.

  • Ashton

    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. 🙂

  • Amy

    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!

  • Ariana Calderaro

    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.

  • Jennifer Genardi

    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!

  • Anna

    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!!

  • Rhiannon Bell

    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

  • seigleptish

    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.

  • Sara W

    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.

  • Sara

    Your blog has been such an inspiration and I would love to have a machine to make creations of my own with! 🙂

  • cortney

    I’ve liked and shared on facebook, I have also followed and pinned on pinterest. Love your blog!

  • Wendy S.

    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

  • Sarah

    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!

  • Amanda

    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!

  • Danielle

    I have read through every single one of your posts, and you have been an inspiration for me to continue to sew. Thank you!

  • Amanda yochum

    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 🙂

  • eastwoodward

    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!

  • Kaitlyn singleton

    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!

  • Laura Wingren

    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!

  • Lisa Donahue

    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!!

  • lostingrad

    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!

  • Maria Morrison


    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.


  • Jon Smith

    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!

  • Jessica Fischer

    Shared on facebook! This short gal would love to learn how to hem my own jeans since they’re always too long.

  • Yvette Brown

    Liked and shared on Facebook! My family has been waiting for me to get a sewing machine, ….maybe this will be IT.

  • mandalynns698

    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!

  • Roxanne

    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!

  • Janeof all trades

    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.

  • libertyinmo

    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.

  • Lexi

    I repinned on Pinterest! I really enjoy your blog. You’ve inspired me to try some small refashionings of my own!

  • Misty Tompkins

    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!!!

  • Lyn

    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!

  • Emily

    Liked, followed, and pinned! Great blog, it’s great to see what you can do with just a few years of work and practice!

  • Elaine May

    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!!

  • Chrystal

    Shared, liked, and pinned! I’ve been refashioning since I was a teenager and I love finding like-minded people!! 🙂

  • Melissa O. Walchuk

    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!

  • Linda Komondy

    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!

  • Hayley G

    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!

  • Starkraven

    What a wonderful story. I have a very basic machine that I sewn everythin from canvas awnings to crazy quilt pieces. It is tired.

  • Sarah S.

    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.

  • Kate

    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!

  • Julie

    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 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Tammy

    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!!!

  • Sarah Allison

    This is so sweet of you to do! I followed you on pinterest and pinned your giveaway. Thank you!

  • Cécile DUPUIS

    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))

  • Jan

    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

  • Liz

    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!

  • LL

    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.

  • Amanda

    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

  • savannah zapcic

    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!

  • Hannah M

    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. 🙂

  • Lynn Talley

    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.

  • Micha

    Had like your page on Facebook already, but started following you on Pinterest today. There are a ton of exclamation points in your comments!!!!!!

  • Karen A

    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.

  • Jillian

    Shared on FB and I am now following you in Pinterest!!! From one creative Jillian to another, you totally rock!!!

  • Ashley

    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!

  • Kris Ordiway

    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!

  • Susan

    Thanks for paying it forward! I’ve always wanted to learn to sew and plan on taking classes this fall.

  • Ashley Estep

    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 🙂

  • april judd

    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!

  • adriane

    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…)

  • Melissa Cooper

    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!

  • Lindsey

    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!

  • Tina Robinson

    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!

  • Lena Blair

    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!!

  • emilya

    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.

  • Brittani C

    I have been curious myself what machine you use and thank you for posting the information. What a fantastic giveaway!

  • Melinda a

    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 🙂

  • ashley medina

    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 🙂

  • Alyssa

    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.

  • Jenn

    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.

  • Katherine Ryan

    I liked your page on Facebook and shared the giveaway post. My Facebook name is Katherine Ryan, thanks! 🙂 Fingers crossed!

  • Ellis

    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)

  • Jewli

    I’m following you on Pinterest and have repinned your giveaway. 🙂
    I really love your encouraging attitude!

  • Nancy

    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

  • Kerri

    a perfect tribute to your man and your passion- pay it forward is the way i try and get through the day!!

  • Ellen Bishop

    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!!

  • Naomi Tayler

    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!

  • Joy D

    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!

  • Jessie

    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. 🙂

  • Samantha Kolyer

    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!

  • Erin

    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. 😛 I love your blog and refashions and you have inspired me to visit the local thrift shop every day it is open. Thank you! 😀

  • Denise M.

    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!

  • Ashley

    Crochet alone isn’t doing it for me anymore, I want to learn how to sew! Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  • Amy Jones

    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.

  • Diane

    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!

  • Heather Game

    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!

  • Samantha Flowers

    I am commenting (and liking and sharing)! Your blog is awesome and such a great giveaway idea.

  • Samantha Burch

    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!

  • Sherry (Merrycrafting)

    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)

  • Antoinette Cudney

    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.

  • Juliana Willis

    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.

  • lesley

    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 🙂

  • Susan

    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.

  • T Hanson

    Great ideas! I have so many unfinished projects, your blog gives me several ideas on how to finish them.

  • Allison Jones

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Traci Hammett

    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 🙂

  • Patti

    Love love love your blog. You inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and to start creating great new styles from old treasures.

  • Tegan

    This is an awesome giveaway! You’re amazing! I followed you on pinterest and reposted the giveaway! 🙂

  • Sally Biberos

    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!

  • Kelsey Lamb

    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!

  • cristina valdez

    I would love this machine as I gave mine to my daughter who really needed it for her kidos

  • Monica

    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.

  • Megan Nash

    Followed on Pinterest and repinned! I would love to give this to a friend and teach her how to sew!

  • Marlene Bass

    I look forward to each new posting. This would be a great sewing machine for my daughter who really wants to learn to sew.

  • Dianne

    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!

  • Emily Grace

    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?)

  • Brittany Roberson

    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!

  • Rachel P.

    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!

  • Margaret Fiske

    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!

  • Amanda

    Love your blog! You’ve given me courage to try my hand at sewing and if it’s not perfect, that’s okay.

  • Jayme Hopkins

    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. 🙂

  • Sondra

    I really enjoy your blog Jillian. I look forward to all your refashions! Thanks for all the fun ideas.

  • Jessica

    This is amazing thank you for providing this opportunity. I also love the voice you used throughout your blog; it really makes me smile.

  • Tabby

    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.

  • Laurie Blackstone

    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. 🙂

  • Lauren Lewandowski

    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!

  • Carol

    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!

  • Maryanne

    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!


  • carynliss

    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.

  • Lori Poppe

    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.

  • Anna

    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!

  • Jess Covington

    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!!

  • Shelly

    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!

  • Cynthia

    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!

  • Michelle

    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.

  • leeanne

    I always borrow my mom’s old Singer. I would just melt in a puddle of happiness to have my own!

  • Christina

    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!

  • Ashley

    love your blog!!! you have given me the courage and plenty ideas for refashioning my wardrobe!!! Thanks so much

  • Linda

    I liked you on Facebook….but I’ve always liked you 😉 Love what you can do with a frumpy ugly dress!!!!

  • Donna

    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!

  • Jenny Boneno

    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.

  • Nicola

    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!

  • Charlotte Robinson

    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.

  • http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk

    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

  • Amanda

    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!

  • Wilda

    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.

  • Beth from England

    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!

  • Cris

    My refashion wheels have been spinning but with no sewing machine that is all they do
    🙁 I would love to win!!!

  • Madeline

    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 🙂

  • Jocelyn

    Awesome contest! Haley Joel would definitely approve. I chose the Pinterest option because, well, I’m obsessed with Pinterest.

  • Kim

    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!!

  • fiddlyfingerslou

    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….

  • Rebekah Hughes

    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!

  • Heather

    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 🙂

  • ksedgeman

    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!


  • Kathryn Tall and Strong

    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!

  • kathmurphy

    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!

  • Mandisa

    Yours is the only blog I follow. I just love what you’re doing to help save the planet 🙂 Kudos!

  • Symma "Sam" Jackson

    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. 🙂

  • Terry Weisenfels

    I really, really want this. It would make sewing my gdaughter’s Barbie SEW much easier. I know…bad pun…

  • Beka

    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).

  • Ingrid

    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.

  • Shannon R

    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!

  • Nancy

    Thanks for the chance to win! I love seeing your refashions (makes me inspired to try doing my own refashions)! 🙂

  • Becks Dunne

    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!!

  • Gail Schneider

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joanna

    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.

  • Kaleigh Nowland

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a sewing machine! I always look forward to your posts! Your refashions are wonderful!

  • Annie B

    I LOVE your blog! It gives me lots of great ideas and makes me see fashion in a whole new light.


  • Cameron

    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!

  • Roxanne

    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!

  • ladycynthiana

    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!

  • Carla

    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!

  • knotrune

    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 😀

  • Brianne

    Love your posts! You are so creative! Hopefully I can win a new sewing machine so I can refashion my clothes too 🙂

  • Stephanie Gossett

    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

  • Heather Ricks

    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. 🙂

  • Jessica H.

    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 🙂

  • Heather

    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 🙂

  • Patty DeMasso-Anderson

    I look forward to your posts & appreciate that you encourage creativity and thriftiness over perfectionism & exorbitance!

  • Brandy Killman

    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.

  • Carol Nichols Dean

    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.

  • Ciam

    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?!

  • Trina

    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!

  • Courtney

    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!

  • lynne ATL

    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.

  • Becca

    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 🙂

  • Stephanie

    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!

  • Lou

    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.

  • Heather C.

    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.

  • Alyssa M

    I love your blog! I would love to have a sewing machine so that i could do my own refashions. 🙂

  • kimgrace

    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. 😀

  • wonderkitty

    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!

  • Abigail

    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!)

  • graciecat

    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!

  • Monica M

    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

  • LadyD

    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.

  • Amy @ Mommy Rodeo

    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.

  • Brenda Wester

    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!

  • Lauren

    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 🙂

  • Aimee

    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.

  • Krizia Endermann

    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!

  • Sophie

    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!

  • Deann Jensen

    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!

  • Michele Welch

    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!

  • Katharin

    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!

  • Christal Wolfgram

    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. 🙂

  • Rachel

    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!

  • D

    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.)

  • Nikki Wilson

    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!

  • Becky

    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.

  • Rachel

    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!

  • Maggie G Kuch

    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.

  • sarah

    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!!

  • Roxanne P.

    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 ^^

  • Erin Neason

    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!

  • Erica

    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!

  • Katie M

    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!

  • Stacy Hay

    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!

  • Josie

    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.

  • Shannon H Like Happy

    Liked and shared!!! I appreciate the giveaway, my 13 year old is using my machine all the time now so this would be great!

  • Teresa Thompson

    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!!

  • Stephanie

    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!

  • Erin

    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!

  • Taylor

    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!

  • Erin L.

    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!

  • Nagzilla

    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.

  • Miranda LeClair

    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 :-).

  • teachergoingtech

    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!

  • Nicole G.

    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!

  • Les Becker

    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!

  • Farren

    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!!

  • Tere

    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!

  • Cori

    Pinned! Thanks for the opportunity to win! If I win I’m giving it to my sister so she can learn to sew! 🙂

  • Nicolette Frith

    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

  • Meagan

    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. 🙂

  • Emily

    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)

  • jjay

    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! 🙁

  • kayla

    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 🙂

  • Danelle

    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!

  • Sarah

    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!

  • Cassie Rios

    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.

  • Lauren Lewis

    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!

  • Kelly

    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.

  • Becky from Canada

    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 🙂

  • Amanda

    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!

  • Jan Woolworth

    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.

  • Lori B

    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!

  • Shantel P.

    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!!!

  • Laura

    Just love your creativity and imagination! Gives me inspiration to take chances with my clothes, give them a refashion 😉 x

  • Aly

    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!! 😀 Thanks for this awesome opportunity!!

  • A

    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!

  • Kyrie

    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!!!

  • Dessy Mullane

    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. 🙂

  • Kyrsta

    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! 🙂

  • Lisa

    Followed and pinned! I’d love to have a machine that works! mine I inherited and won’t zig zag to save its life.

  • Špela

    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 😀

  • Karen

    I so want to start sewing, but have no idea where to start… winning this just might help! Love your blog 🙂

  • Terri Aden

    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!

  • Reta

    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.

  • Ioana

    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. 🙂

  • terri

    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.

  • Jeanine

    Been following you on FB for a while now. You’re great! Very inspiring. You make it look so easy.
    Shared, pinned & shared.

  • Ashley

    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

  • Tabitha

    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!

  • Sabine

    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!

  • Siluelle

    Shared on Facebook!
    I love your blog! You have inspired me to start refashioning my own clothes. Thank you!

  • Myrna Coble Fanney

    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!!!!!!!!

  • Karen

    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!

  • Brooke Kaminski

    This is such an awesome thing to do!!!! I would totally keep it and put it to good use! 🙂

  • Savannah

    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 🙁

  • Angela

    Just shared your link and started following you on twitter! I look forward to your refashions every day!

  • Hayley

    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!

  • Carolyn

    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!

  • Ellen stapelberg

    Liked on FB and shared! Wow this is an awesome opportunity you are giving! Thank you! I would love this awesome machine!

  • Kristel

    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.

  • antoinette henry

    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.

  • Leoloco

    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. 😛 Yes. I am that kind of person.

  • Chica Andaluza

    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!

  • Hailey Aryn

    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!

  • Alexandra Victoria

    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!

  • Alexandra

    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!

  • Elizabeth Kauffold

    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!

  • Rácz Zsóka

    Nagyon tetszik amit csinálsz, csodállak, és szeretném azt a varrógépet is megnyerni, itt nagy hasznát venném neki. Jó egészséget, és örömöt.

  • zloiniedobro

    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! 🙂

  • candyshel

    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

  • Alexa

    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.

  • Jo Campbell

    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.

  • LoryAnn P

    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.

  • Elle

    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.

  • Natalie

    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

  • Rebecca Allison

    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.

  • Claudia Fraser

    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 🙂

  • terri

    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.

  • Maria Robin

    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.

  • Sindy

    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!!

  • Jill Chang

    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!

  • JoAnn

    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!!!!

  • allisoncraftland

    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!!

  • Heidi

    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!

  • Ella Westley

    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!

  • Gail

    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!!

  • Dara

    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!

  • Crista

    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!

  • Village Milliner

    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!”

  • Donella

    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.

  • Jenn strong

    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.

  • Vanessa

    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!

  • CDV

    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! 🙂

  • Trinity

    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!

  • Cindy

    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!

  • Diana

    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!

  • Emily

    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!

  • Megan

    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!!

  • Andrea

    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.

  • Becky

    Love all your refashions! I’ve been a follower since almost the beginning…
    I love the pay it forward. Thanks.

  • Ryan Perkins

    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 😀 Thanks Jillian, you continue to be an inspiration!

  • Anna

    Umm… an actual, real sewing machine would be amazing to have… Then I could give away my cheapo Singer. 🙂

  • jessnicoleoros

    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!

  • Patti Schwartz

    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!

  • Rachel R

    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!

  • atomicflea

    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.

  • Melissa Yeaton

    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!

  • karen E

    Thanks for a great opportunity. I have a VERY old machine(circa 1977) and it was never easy to use in the first place.

  • Meredith

    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!

  • Steve

    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.

  • Bailey

    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. 🙂

  • Sara Spiker

    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).

  • Katie

    Your blog has changed my closet. For the better of course. What a great machine and a great giveaway! 🙂

  • Bobbie Smith

    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.

  • rohwering20s

    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!

  • Milly

    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.

  • Rebecca

    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!

  • Nay

    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.

  • Christie Hutto

    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 🙂

  • Joy

    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.

  • sojeles

    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.

  • Kim Hainline

    Followed you on Pinterest and shared your post on Facebook. Just started learning to sew myself!