Hi bag maker!
This year we had many grand plans here at Andrie Designs, one of which included running another bag swap as it’s been far too long since our last one! Unfortunately, given the current climate of the world with Covid-19 etc., and the struggling postal system, we decided to change our plans and instead run a ‘Bag Gift’ event to bring some warm fuzzies to our followers and those around them!
What IS the Andrie Designs ‘Bag Gift’?
Quite simply, participants will choose a recipient, make a bag for them using one of the Designated Patterns as listed below, and share a photo and/or video of the bag being gifted to their chosen recipient, once complete.
The idea is that participants choose someone that is local to them, to eliminate the need to ship anything anywhere within a specific time frame.
A recipient can be ANYONE – a friend, family member, member of the community, etc. It does NOT have to be a fellow sewist.
How do I Participate in the Bag Gift?
- You MUST register to participate. Registration is easy and only takes a minute! In order to be eligible to enter the prize draws, you MUST be registered. Registration is open NOW and will remain open until Saturday, 3rd October 2020 (AEST).
- Choose one (or more – see the ‘Can I Enter More Than One Bag?’ section further down) recipient to make a bag for. You can choose whether you tell the recipient that you’re making a bag for then, or choose to keep it a surprise. It’s completely up to you!
- Choose one (or more) of the Designated Patterns (see below) to make!
- Choose your fabrics and hardware, ideally using what you already have in your stash so you can get sewing right away!
- Sew, sew, sew!
- Once your bag is complete feel free to share some photos in the Andrie Designs Patterns Group on Facebook so everyone can see your beautiful creation!
- Gift the bag to your recipient and remember to take a photo or short video of your recipient receiving their bag so we can all share the warm fuzzies moment too! You will also need the photo/video to enter the prize draws too!!
- Upload your photo/video to the Facebook album in the Andrie Designs Patterns Group on Facebook by the 25th October 2020 to be in the draw to win one of the AMAZING prize packs!!
- Voting for the prize packs opens on 26th October 2020 so make sure you pop in to the group and cast your votes before voting ends on the 28th October 2020!
Can I Enter More Than One Bag?
Absolutely!! You only need to register once, however you are welcome to make more than one bag, either using the same pattern or a couple of different patterns (from the Designated Patterns listed below).
Each entry must be for separate recipients and follow the rules on entering (see below) to be eligible to win.
Important Dates (AEST)
~ Registration opens and Bag Gift begins – 14th September 2020
~ Registration closes –
3rd October 2020 extended to 8th October 2020!
~ Facebook albums open –
4th October 2020 now 9th October 2020
~ Bag Gift ends –
11th October 2020 extended to 25th October 2020!
~ Final day to upload photos and/or videos to Facebook albums – 25th October 2020
~ Voting for the winners begins – 26th October 2020
~ Voting ends – 28th October 2020
~ Winners announced – 29th October 2020
Designated Patterns (and Discount Code!)
The following four patterns have been chosen for this event –
In order to be eligible to enter the prize draws, one of these four patterns MUST be used.
All patterns can be found in our shop by clicking here or by clicking any of the images above. For the duration of the event, all of these patterns, in both PDF and comprehensive video class format, can be purchased for 30% off by using the following coupon code –
This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of over 30 amazing businesses! As such, we decided it was only fair to create an entirely separate blog post dedicated solely to our sponsors and the wonderful assortment of prizes they have donated!
Prizes to be Won!
There are over 100 prizes up for grabs, divided up in to eight AH-mazing prize packs, two per category! What are the categories and what exactly is in the prize packs?! You can find out ALL the details in the separate Andrie Designs Bag Gift – Sponsors post HERE!
Terms & Conditions
All dates are in Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
Bag Gift event begins on 14th September 2020. Participants must be registered in order to be eligible to win the prizes. All communication for the event will take place in the Andrie Designs Patterns Group on Facebook and via the Andrie Designs Bag Makers Unite newsletter.
Participants must sew a new bag for the event. Participants are welcome to sew and gift more than one bag, however each bag must be for a different recipient. Photos and/or videos must be uploaded to the correct Facebook album to be eligible to win. Voting for the prizes opens on 26th October 2020 and ends at midnight on 28th October 2020.
Voting for the winners of each applicable category will take place in the Andrie Designs patterns group on Facebook and voted upon winners will be final.
Winners chosen by the admin team for each applicable category will be final.
All winners will be contacted by the email address supplied on their registration form. Digital prizes will be delivered via the email address on the registration form. All physical prizes will be shipped to the address supplied on the registration form.
Happy sewing everyone and we can’t wait to see some amazing bags and excited recipients in our patterns group on Facebook!!
Lisa and the Andrie Designs admin team x