Monday, December 6, 2010

Magpie Patterns: Introduction and Giveaway!


We're excited to introduce you to a new Stumbles & Stitches sponsor: Magpie Patterns!

Magpie Patterns

Let me start out by saying that I look at a lot of independent online shops, and there are a few things that stand out to me when I visit a site for the first time. First, how does the site look and how easy is it to use? I need form and function, a beautiful site that is easy to order from and browse, that's organized in a way that makes sense to me. Secondly, does the site have a well curated selection of items?  And third, what do I know about the person running this small business? I like knowing that my purchase is helping someone that I would like to sit down with for a cup of coffee.

Magpie Patterns

Magpie Patterns fits the bill on all three counts! Gorgeous layout and graphics, easy to navigate with fun and fitting search categories. A wonderful selection of patterns and books for knitting, embroidery, sewing, crochet and more. And a friendly, knowledgeable and creative person at the helm. (Check out her lovely blog Crafty Bird.)

I would be excited just to introduce you to Magpie Patterns, but to top it off Magpie has offered to give away a $20 gift certificate to their store to one of our lucky readers! (And, I should mention here that there are downloadable PDFs galore, so if you're looking for last minute gifts there's a good chance you can find a pattern or two with instant gratification for those last minute Christmas gifts.....)

To enter, go visit Magpie Patterns and take a look around (you might find some FREE PDFs while you are looking around, I noticed quite a few during my own visits the last couple of weeks). Then come back here to post a comment about your favorite pattern or book. For an extra chance to win, "Like" Magpie Patterns on Facebook, and post another comment here that you've done so!

That is 2 chances per person to enter the giveaway. Make sure to include contact info in your comment, like a blog link or email address. We'll accept entries through midnight on Friday 12/10. And we'll announce the winner on Saturday, 12/11. Good luck!

Here are some of our favorite things WE'D buy if we won:

French Press Felted Slippers pattern

Envelope Clutch pattern

Amelia hat knitting pattern

Festive Flock embroidery pattern

Felt Campfire sewing pattern

Spaceboy and Robot sewing pattern

Want to get your hands on some of these amazing patterns and books now? Magpie Patterns is offering a special discount for Stumbles & Stitches readers! Use DEC15 at the checkout to get 15% off your purchase until Friday, December 10! (You can always save the gift certificate for a rainy day, if you win!)

You can find Magpie Patterns in the following online spots:
- Shop
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter

Congratulations to V!  You've won our Magpie Patterns Giveaway.  Email us so we can connect you with Magpie!


  1. me likey lots and lots (and i liked on fb too!)

  2. i looove all the embroidery patterns by Nicole Vos van Avezathe. i'd be so happy to stitch any of those!

  3. i "liked" magpie patterns on fb as well.

  4. Love it! I love Mr. B's Rock Band Jacket - Thomas liked it. :) and what big girl doesn't need a pair of Action Pants ;) I liked on FB too. (both by Bettsy Kingston)

  5. wow, what a great site! i love that they have so many patterns...ive never seen Betty Jumper Pattern before, now my favorite!! and id be very interested in the Zakka sewing book! great stuff!

  6. What a great site she has.
    I like the Stitch Poet Wrapagan.
    It is just perfect for this time of year.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  7. Wow, thanks for the link. I love her site!! They have so many great patterns in one place. I would love the Tee for Two pattern or the NOM, too cute! I'm definitely saving the link as a favorite.

  8. I also 'liked' Magpie Patterns on Facebook! :)

  9. I really liked the Amanda Blake Soule Handmade Home book. The little child sleeping on the bed is in the same position my own children sleep in! How cute is that. Even if I don't win, thanks for the link, I think I shall buy the book anyway :)

  10. The French Press Felted slippers - so cute - I have to make them!

  11. I 'liked' Magpie Patterns on Facebook!

  12. Sure could use the Last Minute Fabric Gifts book right around this time of year. Last Minute is the clock setting I operate on most often.

  13. So cute, all that stuff! jgstevens at mac dot com

  14. My favorite is a toss up between the Lizzy House Castle Peeps sampler and the Suzuko Koseki book!

  15. Lots of great stuff but I think my favorite are the diagonal fingerless gloves and the rag doll rabbit. I "liked" them on FB as well. Great site, I've bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks ladies!

  16. oh, I love it all. I really want to sit down & leaf through the Natalie Chanin book one day & the Sew Liberated twirl skirt pattern for little girls? Beyond adorable. I am a fan now on facebook, too, of Magpie: such fun to see the things they post!

  17. Lots of great stuff there! I love Last Minute Knitted Gifts and am happy to see a companion volume! Also, the sewn donuts are a gas! And those felted slippers are so awesome!
    Thanks for the intro and giveaway.

  18. New "liker" on FB. Thank you!

  19. My favorites are Lillebarn hats, but I like almost everything on this great blog. And I "like" them on FB!

  20. I am in LOVE with the Huck Finn cap. It would look fantastic on my two monkeys. Thank you for your giveaway. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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