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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

#SewPINK Initiative 2019

it's October.breast cancer awareness month.

and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of the initiative
created by 
to bring awareness to this special month

thank you

in addition to the campaign, there is information about prizes, donations, 
and the blog hop schedule here:
we chose to make the byAnnie 
Zip It Up!
featuring fabrics and artists:
Woman's Wisdom by Carrie Bloomston
Celebrating Women by Maria Carluccio
Flower Power by Carolyn Gavin
Marcia Derse Palette accents
and thanks to Windham Fabrics
we'll be sending one lucky reader
(chosen from the comments below)
a stack of Palette and some of the designers' fabrics

please leave a comment to be entered
in the drawing for the fabrics
have you ever made a bag or project?

I will be the first to admit it - I was intimidated by this project!!!
but who wouldn't jump in for such a great campaign....
the first part of the project prep was spent watching Annie's
video tutorials about making zippers from her Zippers by the Yard
and her "how to" videos about installing zippers
the tutorials make it all so easy

byAnnie patterns are really specific and easy to follow
and I highly recommend jumping in and making any one of her projects
now that I've completed one of these great bags
(just don't look too closely....ahem....)
I think I'm ready to make a few more for girlfriends,
tucking in some of the information about 
Breast Cancer Awareness
and Annie's Sew Pink Initiative

and that means shopping for more supplies:
byAnnie's Soft and Stable
Mesh Fabric
Clear Vinyl
Handbag zippers

after all, byAnnie's is donating 30% - yes, 30% of profits
on SewPINK items
sold on their online shop
(see below)

thank you, Annie
for this wonderful month full of fun projects
inspiration from designers
and education and resources
for all


The #SewPink Initiative was created by LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. They have pledged to raise funds to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through sales and promote action through giveaways.

For more information please visit their official #SewPINK information page:

To donate directly visit:!/donation/checkout

To see the calendar of events visit:

ByAnnie will be donating 30% of profits on all SewPINK items sold on their web store. You can search for SewPINK items on their website or see the list of items here:


Kelly said...

I love byannie patterns and I have made several projects! Her patters and videos make it a breeze to sew!

And thank you for participating in the blog hop! I look forward to browsing your site!

scottylover said...

I haven't made any of the byAnnie patterns yet, but will be checking them out! Love the bag you made. I can see it used for so many things!
Sandy A

JudieS said...

Have made the Clam Up zip bag and enjoyed the fact that there was also a video to go with the regular pattern instructions. Those bag zippers are the ultimate since they are wider and more sturdy.

Blossom said...

I have yet to make a By Annie's bag, but I love your pouch! I may have to give that a try! That fabric is fantastic too. Thanks for the chance to win! 💗

@lutzcats said...

Yes! I was thinking ugh, zipper, but loved it so much, directions are awesome. Time for more!

Kim King said...

Thanks for supporting such a great cause!

Lianne Dawson said...

I have made a quick bag from Annies patterns and I have a few patterns waiting for me

Dania said...

My first by Annie pattern was the Clam Up cosmetic bag. I have about 2 more by Annie projects that I'm working on. The instructions are perfect for any sewing level and the complemwntary videos are great!

sue said...

I just bought my first byAnnie pattern about three weeks ago. It's the Grab Some Grub 2.0. I have my fabric so it's just a matter of getting started!

Linda Campbell said...

I love by/Annie patterns and have several of them, but the only one I have made is the Quick Zip case. However, I use her Soft & Stable on many projects, love her zippers and mesh! My mother was a part of the Women's Health Initiative in the Seattle area (with four daughters, she though it was a great way to support them!) Unfortunately, she was given HRT that led to breast cancer and her death. Thank you for supporting this cause!

alicuz quilts said...

I have never tried a pattern of by/Annie but have wanted to for a couple of years. I love making bags and pouches and frequently use Soft and Stable by/Annie. Love how it gives lots of structure. Great cause and thanks for the opportunity.

Craftyness25 said...

Loved making Annie's "I'll drink to that" and love using it even more!!
Thankyou for supporting such a good cause, something that unfortunately has affected my family.

Gigi said...

My granddaughter asked for something to keep her sewing supplies in so I am going to make my first pattern by Annie: the Stand Tall Bag for her. I am so excited!

Mary D said...

I absolutely love this cause!�� And I've never met a bag, pouch,or tote pattern I could resist. I would enjoy the opportunity to make my first ByAnnie pattern. Special thanks to Annie for creating the #SewPINK Initiative and to you Natalie for your continual inspiration!

Scout’s Mom said...

I just finished the RUNNING WITH SCISSORS bag. I used Tula Pink material and I love it. Already started on a second one for my daughter. This project really boosted my sewing level confidence!

on5thave said...

Cute bag done in a cool newsprint fabric! I have never made a by project, yet. ☺️��

Amy said...

I was lucky enough to take a class from Annie this summer and it was so fun. She is a wonderful teacher and made sure everyone understood every step. I recommend you watch all of the free videos on her website even if it doesn’t apply to the pattern you are making, she has so many tips.

Elisa said...

I’ve made the ClamUp, with some great TulaPink fabrics, and have 3 or 4 more ByAnnie bags in my queue. Love how the videos make these bags so.easy. to complete.

Sue said...

No I haven't made any ByAnnie bags before - have never been brave enough to tackle something with a zipper! ... but you have inspired me and I'm going to give the ByAnnie Easy Does It bag a go this weekend! Thanks for supporting the #SewPINK initiative.

Anonymous said...

I love ByAnnie patterns and just had the opportunity to attend a retreat taught by Annie herself! It was amazing! You'll never find a better pattern for bags!!!

M. Joy said...

Absolutely love byAnnie patterns and zippers! I’ve made several but not this one.

scheibach said...

I haven’t made one yet and thank you for bringing her patterns to my attention! Yours is super cute.

Delaine said...

This is the first time that I have heard of byAnnie, so I have never made any of her patterns. But after looking at the website, I know that that will change. Thanks! said...

Yes, I have made a number of stash and go bags and I have a number of her patterns to make all sorts of bags. I LOVE the zippers and I LOVE that the directions are clear and that she has a number of You Tube tutorials to complete the bags.

Anonymous said...

Yes! As a former quilt shop owner I know these great patterns well!

Unknown said...

Made several projects with Annie's patterns and online classes (biueprint) and videos. Always good instructions!

Thermosweet said...

I LOVE by Annie patterns, I have made 4 or more, and love using the things I made

Zanymouse said...

Your Zip it Up bag came out so great! I have not made one of Annie's patterns yet, but I do plan to. I love her Soft n Stable.

Ann T said...

I have made a couple of byAnnie patterns and love them. Last year I stopped by the shop when I was in St. George.

Charlotte M. said...

I have never made one of the by Annie patterns, but as a breast cancer survivor, I am going to jump on board right now. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I love a good cause.

trose said...

I have several by Annie patterns ready to be made! I am now inspired, thanks to this special #SewPINK blog!

Jory said...

I haven't tried an Annie pattern yet, but my LQS is starting an Annie pattern of the month club soon. That sounds like so much fun!

Anita said...

I haven't made any of the patterns by Annie, yet, but they are on my bucket list.

sam said...

I love By Annie patterns and products and have sewn several of her bags.

Judy said...

Such beautiful fabrics! Great job on the bag :-)

Sewmissmouse said...

I love byAnnie’s Patterns & have made a few different ones. My favourite so far is the Ultimate Travel Bag. said...

ByAnnies' has the best zippers! All the products are awesome & always quality products

Kathy L said...

I made her Ultimate travel bag and love it!!

Pitmom 97317 said...

Thank you for participating in this worthy cause!! I have not made a ByAnnie's bag yet, I am headed to the website to purchase a pattern and will be making one!

Quilting in Acton said...

Wow! What a great cause, and it is a great way to challenge us to make a byAnnie project bag. I need to narrow down my favorites and make one - I'm eyeing the clam it up pouch.
Thanks for your inspiration, and a chance to get some great material.

Kathleen Crabtree said...

I'm a 33 yr. breast cancer survivor. I'm so thankful for all you're doing. I've made several of Annie's patterns and absolutely love them. I several on my to-do list.

Susan R. said...

I have made many sets of the Clam Up bags and given them as gifts. ByAnnie patterns are fabulous and all have wonderful finishing techniques that make them look beautiful inside and out. I also made The Ultimate Travel Bag and it is truly my favorite bag ever. ByAnnie patterns are a cut above the rest!

Michele said...

I haven't made them yet but have two different patterns of theirs for which I have gathered the supplies and hope to make soon.

bc4 said...

Recently met Annie & have purchased a number of her patterns. Am waiting for my Running with Scissors kit with Tula Pink fabric to arrive from Pink Door Fabrics to stitch up.

Peggyinno said...

I made the Train Case for my daughter and she absolutely loves it! I have a few more patterns by Annie to make. So far, I just seem to be collecting them!

Anonymous said...

I have made a few of Annie's patterns. love them. easy instructions and a well made item when completed.

Angie said...

I have made a couple of patterns.. love her teaching style.. her clam up bags, carry all bags, I have many more patterns that I purchased, they are just on my list to dos..

Angie said...

I have made a couple of patterns.. love her teaching style.. her clam up bags, carry all bags, I have many more patterns that I purchased, they are just on my list to dos..

Shannon said...

I love this pattern. I also adore the print fabric used for the bag. It is unique but awesome! Thank you for sharing and being a part of the initiative.