11th Day of Christmas – 2014

Jan 04

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Day 11 of our 12 Days Of Christmas celebration!

[Giveaway Ended - Congrats to Hiedi, she won the Britex fabrics and trims!]

I think I may have mentioned this before (haha!) but…. Britex Fabrics in San Franciso is my favorite place to shop!

So, Today we are giving away … 11 things I’ve picked up from this fabulous store to one lucky winner!

Giveaway includes: 6 fabrics and 5 trims. Fabric includes 1/4 yard pieces of a floral silk, floral print rayon, 2 black knits, purple polished cotton, and a sparkly ice blue/silver special occasion fabric. Trims include a 1/2 yard each of a grey pleated grosgrain and black crochet with ribbon detail;  and 1 yard pieces of  teal lace, thin black crochet, and a irredesent purple trim.

Fabric pieces are big enough to create ooak pieces for your American Girl Doll (or Ellowyne, Bfc,Ink. etc) Most Liberty Jane items can be made form a 1/4 yard of fabric.

In the second collage image below, you can see a variety of Liberty Jane Clothing Pieces made using fabrics found at Britex Fabrics, most of the pictured items are the same fabrics/trims included in this giveaway! The recent Killara Dress was made from fabric that I got at Britex, unfortunately it was all used up, so that one is not included in this bundled giveaway.

Britex Collage

Here are a few example of how we’ve used Britex Fabrics in Liberty Jane Outfits!

Britex Outfits Collage

To enter simply respond to this post by commenting below and complete this sentence:

“I sew [ or knit/crochet]  primarily as a  [insert hobby or for my home business] on average, I spend… [how much time/hours in a week]…”

Come on in and see the store… I apologize for the shaky iphone video :)

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific), today, 1/4/2014.

One entry per person. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will choose a winner and announce it in tomorrow’s post to let everyone know who won.

Happy New Year,

Cinnamon & The Liberty Jane Team

448 comments

  1. Wendy TC /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby and spend about 20 hours a week.

    • judie roberts /

      I sew Liberty Jane patterns to produce enough garments to start an on line boutique when I retire from my full time job later this year, I sew for about 10 hours a week and cant wait until I have more time.

    • Carol /

      I sew primarily as a at home business, second as a hobby sewing for my granddaughter. When in the groove, I spend about 20 hours a week sewing.

    • Lorigayle /

      “I crochet primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 30 hours a week crocheting mainly because
      I make beenies and blankies for premies in NICU’s
      all over the country, also Kids @ St. Judes Hospital and in various shelters. My kids got me a sewing machine for Xmas!!! Yipee!!! I haven’t sewn in 25 years though. I’m going to have to learn all over again!!
      HAPPY NEW YEAR.

    • Vanessa /

      I LOVE Liberty Jane patterns. They are so trendy and easy. My niece got an American Girl doll for Christmas last year. I searched the catalog to buy her close…all I though was..I can make it cheaper and better!! Liberty Jane, Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    • JheneJ/ January 4, 2014 /

      I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 22 hours a week sewing clothes for my American girl dolls.

    • Gillian Fisher /

      I sew and knit as a hobby and to make things for my granddaughters AG dolls. I probably do an average of 3 hrs per week.

  2. Linda D /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, until a little later in the year when I open my shop. Since I am working full time at the moment, my time spent varies from a few hours to a few days.

  3. Margaret /

    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby, on average I spend 28 hours per week on these activities.

  4. JoAnne /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby, though I did sell a few things when I wasn’t working. I spend a fortune each week ;-) I buy more patterns than there are hours in the day, especially as I am a teacher with precious little time for hobbies. During the school breaks I love to spend three or four hours a day making outfits or quilting. This past week I’ve managed to knit a 5″ Berenguer outfit each night – they make really cute baby cousins for the AGs.

  5. I sew as a hobby, a way to have money to feed my sewing habit and for pure pleasure. I sew most everyday, probably an average of 2-3 hours/day.

  6. Lynne Neave /

    I sew, knit and crochet as a hobby pastime in my retirement. I spend two to three hours each day and enjoy seeing, and being happy with a completed project.

  7. Ginger /

    I sew primarily as on average, I spend 12 hours or more/ less. Sometimes I spend more time trying to figure out the outfits design then actually sewing the outfit.

  8. June Troxel /

    “I sew primarily as a way to relieve stress. The precision of it takes my mind off everything else. On average, I spend… 8 hours a week]…”

  9. i SEW AS A HOBBY, MOSTLY DOLL CLOTHES FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTERS. TIME VARIES – PROBABLY 10 TO 20 HOURS PER WEEK.

  10. Shawna Chatten /

    I sew and knit purely for the joy of it!! It is my New Years Resolution to do it for my home based business that I WILL get up and running!! I seem to go in spurts, working on something for hours at a time and then I do nothing for a few days!!

  11. I sew and crochet as a hobby and for the enjoyment of others. I spend about 8-12 hours week currently.

  12. Melanie Leigh /

    I sew primarily for joy, but I am trying to get my home business started and on average, I spend 36 plus hours in a week in my sewing room.

  13. I sew primarily for my small business on Etsy, but I think it also qualifies as a hobby because it’s a creative outlet for me. Because I have other hobbies, too (that I can now pursue since I’m retired), I don’t spend as much time at my machine as I’d like, but I manage to get in from 5- 10 hours a week (and sometimes much more)!

  14. I have sewn for years as a hobby. The joy of creating with fabric has been a constant in my life. Since discovering 18″ dolls, my focus has shifted to a smaller scale but I get so much more accomplished in the same amount of time! ;-) I try to spend at least two hours a day at the machine ;more if a deadline looms..and my deadlines are self-imposed ….. Regularly posting new clothes to my website for my web-based business is ‘gentle tyranny’.
    Those photos of Britex have me positively salivating!!! What I wouldn’t give for an hour in their remnants bin! :)

  15. Samantha Place /

    I knit and sew as a hobby. I usually do it a few hours a week, more if I have more time.

  16. Crystal Drummond /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, aprx. 5 hours a week. i dream of designing doll clothes and children’s clothes but am not at that comfort level yet. some day i hope to do so.

  17. I sew as a hobby. I’d like to spend more time doing it, but I usually only manage 5-6 hours a week. Even though I’m a SAHM, I keep pretty busy running the house and running my kids around. I thought about opening an Etsy store to sell off some of the extra things I’ve made, but when I put myself on a work schedule, it took all the fun out it.

    I used to live in San Jose, near San Francisco, but never made it to Britex. Many of my sewing friends did and raved about it. Thought I’d have time later to go, but bam! Husbands job moved us to the east coast.

  18. I sew as a hobby, a creative outlet and a way to make abit of money now and then. On average I spend 2 to 3 hours a day sewing, mending or just creating.

  19. Joan D /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and on the average I spend a lot of hours per week. Right now I belong to a group H.I.S. (Hands In Service) and we do charity sewing. I am the leader so spend many hours coming up with ideas, patterns, fabric, etc. We have made doll clothes, doll blankets,doll bibs for a pre-school, baby blankets and now are working on chemo caps. In between I try to make a few 18″ doll clothes. So many ideas so little time. Love your site.

  20. Kathy /

    I sew for a hobby and do not get to sew weekly. It is usually once a month.

  21. Marilyn /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I still like playing with dolls so it gives me an excuse. I work full time so when I get to spend a couple hours a week, it makes me happy.

  22. Jane Keene /

    I sew, crochet, quilt, and felt as hobbies and do so to create gifts for my family and friends. I spend about 20 hours a week creating. Over the holidays I sewed for 5 days creating 18 inch doll clothes for 3 girls who received dolls from Santa.

  23. Sheilah /

    I sew primarily as a hobby &on average, I sew every day for a minimum of 3-4 hours.
    I participate in 1 craft show each year at my friend’s church.

  24. Kathi Martin /

    I sew primarily as a home business. I spend an average of 40- 50 hours a week. This is something I totally love, so it’s not work to me!

  25. Sherry Boyette /

    Isew as a hobby and don’t spend nearly as much time sewing as I would like.

  26. I sew and sell doll clothes as a retirement project to keep my hands and mind busy. I try to sew every day but sometimes there are other things that I need to do.

  27. Rachel K. /

    I sew primarily as a hobby (for now) on average, I spend… unfortunately, not much time. I need to clean up my sewing space…

  28. Claudia /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and on average, I spend around 1-2 hours sewing. I only sew when I have free time, so it’s not everyday/ week that I sew.

  29. I sew and knit for my home business. On average I spend 15 to 20 hours each week doing what I love!

  30. Lynne Thompson /

    “I sew primarily as for fun but I am having amazing luck in selling everything I sew. I used to quilt but the satisfaction of sewing doll clothes is much more immediate. On average, I spend 60 hours a week sewing as, for me, it is soothing and rewarding.

  31. Virginia /

    I sew mostly for fun but do sell a few things online. I probably spend 10 hours a week sewing.

  32. Martina /

    I sew about half for fun and half for business, spending 1-8 hours per day, depending on the season and current projects.

  33. Sarah /

    I sew mostly for my Etsy shop these days and spend 20-25 hours/week. I still love to sew for fun and family when I can too!

  34. Angela /

    I sew for fun. I usually only sew when I’m in the mood to create something new. Usually that’s about 4-5 hours in one month. I’m busy with high school being senior year, so I don’t have a lot if time to sew.

  35. I sewed for myself and my children as they were growing up. That stopped when they became teenagers! I took a sewing break for many years, then started sewing some doll clothes for a gift. That has turned into an Etsy business, so now in addition to working a full time job, I sew at least 15-20 hours per week for my shop, SewLikeBetty (named for my mom who taught me to sew). LJ patterns are my favorites!

  36. Sewbig /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, and I primarily sew doll clothes.

    I have scheduled sewing time with a sewing group. But, when we are working on a particular project, I might sew for 8 hours straight for days. I also consider that I am sewing when I am looking for ideas and learning new techniques for sewing.

  37. Roxie /

    I sew for my small business and I sew around 25 hours per week, as I still teach art, too.

  38. cecilia /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, I sew a average of 6 hours per week

  39. Sophie T /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 7 hours per week (an hour a day).

  40. Jackie Friest /

    “I sew or knit primarily as a hobby and for fun although I do sell some of the things I make. It supports my hobby and allows me to buy some of the ‘toys’ I wouldn’t be able to have otherwise. I have to admit sometimes I sew more than 40 hours a week making it seem like a job to others – but I am retired and love to sew.

  41. Denise /

    I sew, knit, and crochet as a hobby. Although, I have been known to sell some of the things I’ve made if asked for, and if they’re willing to pay. ;) I’d say I spend only an average of 10 hours/week doing this. Not much time spent during the school year, 5th grad teacher. But in the summertime, I’ve been known to spend 2-3 hours/day crafting. :)

  42. Carrie /

    I have sewn many years for my daughters now my granddaughters. I have sewn dresses for charity, blankets for Linus Charity and crocheted blankets and scarves for the same.
    Now I am concentrating building a doll clothing business with the geat designs that Liberty Jane offers and hope to save enough money to sign up for the Dollabee Design site and for a embroidery machine….I sew at least twenty hours a week and work as a artist doing murals and a baker in a restaurant. I am usually up at four in the morning because my creative mind wakes me up with ideas and spirits me down to my studio. I am so thankful to live in a country where women can earn a living being creative and sell the items.

  43. “I sew [ or knit/crochet] primarily as a [insert hobby or for my home business] on average, I spend… [how much time/hours in a week]…

    I spend hrs. 8 or more in my craft room.
    I love it.
    I’m learning new things every day,
    And one thing I have learned is how incredibly LJ patterns are to sew.
    I was pleasantly surprised.
    Thank you for making it so easy.
    Bev in Ohio

  44. Barbara Willis /

    I sew for pleasure and either sew or read about sewing 2 hours a day.

  45. I sew as a hobby, but I’m pretty sure I get in 15-20 hours per week!

  46. Mary Harrison /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend around 6 hours a day in my sewing room. I belong to a wonderful group that makes quilts for victims of domestic violence and we get together once a week to work on our quilts. Otherwise I am sewing for my granddaughters and their AG dolls or sewing for myself.

  47. Shirley /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I sew doll clothes for my grand daughter and I sew items for myself. I have been sewing for 50 years or more. I do enjoy creating clothing. I may sew in spurts of a week at a time on occasion. I do enjoy it very much and may produce doll clothes to sell when I retire form my job.
    May be within the next few years. I also like to crochet but time does not permit this now.

  48. I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend … not as much time as I would like. I’m trying to get my sewing room in order.

  49. Laurel Wilson /

    I sew,knit and crochet mostly as a hobby as I enjoy creating fashions for the dolls for my grand- daughter. I have sold a few this year and started my own Facebook page. ” Laurel’ s Doll Fashions”. I usually knit in the evenings and sew whenever I have some spare time.

  50. Carol K /

    I began sewing primarily for stress relief (spent 30 years buried in science only to find out the stress was killing me). I am starting a small business making 18″ doll clothes and adventures with an educational twist. I will start selling my doll adventures in 2014. I spend approximately 20 to 25 hours per week on my doll business, but it ranges from 10-30+ when I get really excited about a project.

  51. Terry Knuffke-Tolbert /

    I sew for my home based business but it is mainly for my own pleasure as a stress reliever and a creative outlet. I sew an average of 20+ hours a week. I set my sewing goals by how many outfits I want to complete a week.

  52. I sew and knit as a hobby and sometimes for a little money, but with school most of the time I just design outfits.

  53. Linda H Miller /

    I sew primarily for my home business. On average, I spend 15 hours a week making little girl and doll dresses to match.

  54. I sew primarily as a hobby. I am retired so on average I spend 3-5 hours a day on sewing projects for my granddaughter’s AG dolls. I like designing or matching GD’s outfits for her AG doll. I use patterns from Pixie Faire as a starting point because of their quality construction. More of my time is probably spent on pattern design than actual sewing. Everyone tells me to start an Etsy shop but for now I enjoy just making something on a whim without deadlines and structure.

  55. Julie Lewis /

    I sew for my grand kids and for my home based doll making business. I also teach doll making at a local fabric store.

  56. Kathy Thomason /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, on average I spend 20 hours a week making AG doll dresses.

  57. Teresa /

    I sew primarily because its my job abd i love it! I spend at least 60 hours a week between work and home. I feel very accomplished by the end if the day!

  58. I sew primarily as a creative outlet. “Create or die” is my motto because I find I have to create beautiful things for my mental well being (and stress relief). I sew on weekends becau&se I work two jobs plus the kids activities.

  59. Fran Boyle /

    I am basically a hobby/charity knitter and sewer. I spend about 10 hours a week. It is purely for joy.

  60. Melanie /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, though I do a little bit of custom sewing. Right now, with 3 kids under 5, I only sew a few hours a month, but now that my daughter has an AG Doll, I’ve been putting in a few extra hours. :)

  61. Angie L /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend roughly 6 he’s a week sewing.

  62. I sew for a hobby and I spend about 5 hrs per week on projects in the winter.

  63. Linda Davis /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend… 12 hours per week sewing.

  64. “I sew [ or knit/crochet] primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend… 3 to 4 hours a week depending what I’m working on. I’ve to finish a crochet afghan that will be donated to our Rec. Centre to be raffled off to fund raise. I also knit & crochet hats & scarves for a food bank.

  65. I sew and knit for a hobby. During the winter months I spend 20-40 hours a week on one or the other. I always have some small project going so if I am watching TV or riding in the car there is no wasted time:)Thank you for the video tour of Britex- if I ever get there I do believe I will have felt like I have died and gone to Heaven. Fabric stores are my down fall-you can never have to many pieces in your stash.

    • Jude Clark /

      Unless you don’t have room for it. I have 8 totes of fabric that I have collected over the years with the idea that I would be creative after I retired. That takes up a lot of room. Hoping to use some of it up soon.

  66. Kaitlyn Smith /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend about 5-9 hours a week making different designs for my American Girl dolls (the time varies depending on school and such). I’m also planning on opening my own Etsy shop sometime this summer which I’m super excited for!

  67. Lurlie Walter /

    I used to sew as a way to feed my family then it became just a hobby. Now I’m back to sewing as a small business venture and to have some extra retirement income because I love to sew. I spend about 20 hours a week sewing and another 20 thinking about it!

  68. Lindy /

    I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 2-12 hours per week.

  69. Linda /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby until later this year when I open my business. I work part-time as a pre-school teacher during the school year, on average, I spend 10-15 hours a week now learning to sew, but when school is out I plan on doubling my hours so i will be ready with a fall-winter line of clothing. Planning on opening my business in September 2014, so for now I have a lot to learn.

    Thanks Liberty Jane Patterns

  70. Susan /

    I sew to try to start a small business – but really I have fun making doll clothes!!!!!

  71. Ann P /

    I sew primarily as a part time home business during the COLD months in IOWA or the extreme heat waves during the summer. On an average, I sew only on the weekends and during the day time hours.

  72. Anne Sollee /

    I sew primarily as a hobby – it’s my relaxation! On average, I spend about 3 evenings a week (or more) sewing. I am also teaching my granddaughters to sew and we love making clothing for our AG dolls.

  73. Marilyn /

    I’m with Lurlue Walter. I sew as a small business to supplement retirement income. I sew about 20 hours a week as well, especially before craft show time. Only problem now is that my sewing room is on our unheated, but enclosed porch. It is 17 degrees out there now!

  74. Jan K /

    I sew as a hobby and as a gift of time, making doll clothes for my granddaughter or for children and grandchildren of friends. I don’t even touch the sewing machine during gardening season, but in October through December I sewed for about 15 hours a week.

  75. “I sew and knit as well as crochet primarily as a for my home business on average, I spend 30 hours a week (or more) depending on the orders I have to fill. Cinnamon I watched your video of the Britex Fabrics and I must say I am soooo jealous, lol. You must feel like a kid in a candy store. I can’t wait to see what you create next.

  76. Jackie G /

    I sew as a hobby when I have the time, usually a few hours a week, because I love the process and the results! I used to live near SF – what a treat to shop in Britex, especially they’re very affordable remnant section :)

  77. “I sew primarily as a hobby. on average, I spend about two hours a day.

  78. Kathleen Gallaher /

    I sew as a hobby- maybe 6 hours a week but wish it was more!

  79. Currently I sew and crochet as a hobby but used to sew for an income , I haven’t spent a lot of time lately doing either, but will resume shortly and will probably use up at least 20 or more hours a week.

  80. Sally Kauffman /

    I sew as a hobby and spend an average of 15 hours a week on it.

  81. I sew clothes for AG & bitty baby/twins primarily, but I also like to make custom fitted outfits for other dolls, like porcelain dolls. I have an etsy shop (Just4dolls.etsy.com )and I love doing Christmas craft fairs. I sew about 10 hours a week more or less, since I have a full time job also. I’m hoping in a few years sewing can be my full time job. I’d love to visit Britex, it looks amazing!

  82. momawake /

    I sew primarily as a hobby with a little Etsy business thrown in for fun.

  83. Makala /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend an hour a week sewing, but probably 2-3 hours a day in the summer.

  84. Jamie /

    I sew mainly for my business and I spend around 12 hrs a week sewing and LOVE every second of it.

  85. I sew, knit, and crochet for American Girl dolls as a business and spend at least 30 hours a week doing so. I love my job!

  86. Elaine A /

    I sew as a hobby and sew 2 to 5 hours a week.

  87. Sue S /

    I sew, knit and crochet as a hobby. I spend far too much time thinking about what I want to do as my next project than actually sewing it. I bring my knitting or crocheting with me when I sit and wait while my daughter dances 3 nights a week, 3 hours or more each night.

  88. Theresa /

    I sew as a hobby, and how much time I spend sewing varies greatly. There are weeks when I don’t sit down to my sewing machine at all, and there I times when I spend a few hours a day working on a project.

  89. Emmalee /

    I sew primarily as a hobby or for my home and on average, I spend about 1 hour each day sewing.

  90. Michelle /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and for my granddaughters, and this year started putting some things on etsy. I spend about 20 hours a week sewing.

  91. I sew primarily as for my doll clothes home based business and as a hobby for my family. On average, I spend I spend about 25 to 35 hours a week sewing and hope to learn to crochet so I can add some winter accessories to my outfits.

  92. Valnora /

    I sew to relax and enjoy,like reading a good book. I have never sold things, but tend to run across a little someone that would love a new outfit -or several. I like to think of it as using my creative side. Not a great designer or fitter but my creative time. Go long times without, or sew obsessively for a few days.

  93. Chris /

    I sew for my granddaughter’s American Girl doll and I make patterns for sale. I work full time, so I am a weekend sewer!

  94. Phyllis B /

    I sew ,knit,crochet,bead for myself and others.It is a full time hobby that helps earn extra spending money..On average, I spend… at least 35 hours in a week creating..It allows me to have a large doll collection.lol..
    Thanks
    Phyllis B

  95. Claudia Allred /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I enjoy creating many things by looking at a picture of something and try to make my own creation. I work full time and sew for others as a part time job also. Making doll clothes for my grand-daughter is a pure delight!

  96. I sew primarily as a hobby and spend probably 6-8 hrs. a week sewing. I do several things for a holiday open house that my sister does in her home every year. I quilt with a group of friends once a month for a day of creating and a lot if laughter.I also help friends with hemming and altering on occasion.

  97. Janet Pommrehn /

    I sew primarily as a hobby now that I am retired. I sew AG doll clothes for my grand daughter and the g. Daughters of friends. In the evenings I knit to keep my hands busy. I sew about 15 hours a week and knit 2-3 hours each evening. I don’t know of a Britex store in my area, so would love to win those gorgeous fabrics!

  98. sandra meese /

    I sew primarily as a hobby but have thought about starting a Etsy account. On average i spend 15hrs. or more sewing, designing and tweaking the fit and variation of different patterns. I love searching pinterest for creative ideas!

  99. valerie /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby and for for fun. On average, I spend several hours working on sewing projects, but they’re never wasted because i always enjoy that outcome and just working on the project in general!
    -Valerie

  100. Myra in Sweden /

    I sew primarily as a hobby for my granddaughters’ AG dolls – on average, I spend 5-10 hours in a week (when I’m home). We travel extensively, but then I try to get ideas and maybe even buy some fabric.

  101. Sue K. /

    I sew primary for my home business. I spend an average of 6-8 hours each day doing alterations, custom sewing and sewing purses and doll clothes for sale.

  102. I sew primarily for myself, my husband,my grandchildren, and for little girls in Thailand. I may go a few weeks without sewing then sew night and day for days and days! :)

  103. I sew doll clothes for gifts primarily, and I am temporarily not sewing due to family responsibilities. Hope to get back to it soon!

  104. I sew and sell my doll clothes on etsy but I do save some for myself. Depending on how much school work I have, I sew about 8-10 hours per week

  105. Phyllis /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. And spend as much as 6 hours a day at the machine with lots of handwork at night.

  106. Marcy /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend 5-10 hours a week making gifts or household things. Time varies with what all is going on. Although I’m no seamstress and my machine has its temper, I enjoy making things.

  107. I sew and crochet as a hobby. I spend 4 hrs per day when I get busy.

  108. I sew and crochet primarily for my home business. I have an Etsy shop and also sell on Ebay. I work about 40 hours per week. I love making the outfits and selling them to a girl that will have fun playing with the outfits. I like keeping up with the fashion trends and making doll clothes that have that sassy trend so many of the girls like.

  109. Teresa Clementz /

    I sew as a hobby (and I sew for work creating samples to carry showing machine and serger projects showing versatility of products) I sew whenever the mood strikes me and creativity calls. I prefer to sew one of a kind outfits for 18″ dolls and using repurposed items is what seems to be calling me at this moment in time. I tell people I am in my second childhood with my sewing for the dolls!

  110. I sew for a hobby!!! I haven’t spent much time sewing this past year, but my new year entails a lot of sewing considering my daughter now has two American girl dolls I need to clothe!! And in order for my son to not feel left out, I am making him some curtains.

  111. Ginger volk /

    “I sew primarily as a new business on average, I spend…about 8 – 10 hours a day and right now not sure on costs, just starting”

  112. I sew primarily as a hobby (but starting to get a home business up and running) I spend about 30 hours per week sewing. I would love to win something from Liberty Jane. I have purchased some patterns and I am anxious to start

  113. Carol /

    I sew as a creative outlet…ok, I guess it fits int the hobby slot. I have a wonderfully large sewing room with one huge problem…Heat and cold (winter and summer) are poorly regulated and make for uncomfortable time spent there. Therefore, there is much more sewing occurring in spring and fall. The time really fluctuates. Over the many years I have sewn for my children and grandchildren, home dec (curtains and bedding) a lot of quilting, but now mostly doll clothes when I can squeak time from refurbishing and customizing the dolls themselves. Almost a year ago I discovered the wealth of designer quality patterns available and I was beside myself. Yay,

  114. I sew and knit as a hobby for the most part, but if craft fairs come along I will sell my crafts there.

  115. Lesley from NE /

    I sew/quilt for a hobby. More recently sewing for my girls AG dolls. I maybe get to spent 10-15 hours a month sewing, as right now busy schedules with kids keep me busy.

  116. Karen A. Hitchcock /

    I love to sew American Girl doll clothes for fun! love to create for six special young ladies and they love it too! I am constantly planning and dreaming for these young ladies,sewing 4 to 6 hours a week as well as creating furniture and planning tea parties for the girls and their dolls! i love the dolls and creating their clothes; taking after my Grandmother who also loved yo sew and loved dolls. I was blessed to have her teach me to sew on her Singer treadle sewing machine;which she left to me and it still sews beautifully!

  117. i sew, knit and crochet for my business. some weeks i put in 30-40 hours a week, sometimes less sometimes more you know the drill!! happy sewing, and designing

  118. Jennifer Tobler /

    I sew as a way to save money on clothes for my daughters, or make them clothes that fit properly and modestly. My mother did this for me. The clothes I make for my older daughters (17 and 15) are now mostly formal dresses. My youngest is tall and skinny so i make clothes for her that the normal stores don’t make.

    I usually spend about 3 hours a week sewing, but not all of that is for my girls. I enjoy sewing all sorts of things (wall quilts, bed quilts, curtains, crafts). But I also spend times crocheting, and paper crafting. I’m sure I would spend more time doing these things if work didn’t get in the way.

  119. Brenda /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, on average I spend about 5 or 6 hours a week sewing. It is my favourite creative outlet.

  120. I sew as a hobby, and spend MANY retirement hours each week among my ‘too many’ hobbies! Need to organize to produce more/spend less time searching for supplies, matching, etc. Considering starting to sell 18″ doll clothes, but need more confidence?! Hoping to hone my skills this year!
    Shared your video w/hubby, as I was in awe of Britex — a dream to visit, I’m sure!

  121. Shelly /

    I sew for fun. I do not sew every week.

  122. I sew primarily as a home business and on average spend 28-30 hours a week sewing.

  123. Lucy A /

    I sew, knit, and make jewelry primarily as a hobby. I spend about 10 hours a week doing it.

  124. Sue P /

    I sew primarily as a hobby — and so that my daughter’s dolls are well dressed — and I spend approximately ZERO hours per week unless a major holiday is coming up. I’m hoping to change that last part in 2014.

  125. CarolB /

    I sew primarily as a hobby & as a Grandma. I spend as many hours sewing & quilting as I can fit in to the schedule!

  126. “I sew and crochet primarily as a business (even though at first it was just a hobby). On average, I spend 40 to 80 hours (depending on time of year) on sewing and crocheting.

  127. Andrée Bergeron /

    I knit and crochet as a hobby pastime in my retirement. I do not knit or crochet every week because I’m recovering from surgery.

  128. sherry mattson /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. i love making things and gifting my family and friends. when my studio is finished i plan to sew 5 days a week, mostly quilting, though i want to start a home business making ag doll clothes.

  129. Cheryl /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and on average I spend about 2 hours during the week and a little bit longer on the weekends as time permits. I worked in a blazed and polyester pants factory for about 15 years. When the textile industry went overseas I lost interest. Now I got back into it with sewing dog ruffs for my Husky, Seneca and a Wonder Woman outfit for a doll and it got started around Halloween when Persmart was selling Wonder Woman outfits for dogs.

  130. Kelly /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, on average I spend only a few hours per week unless I have a specific project going. I do sell cat beds I make, giving a percentage of the proceeds to a cat rescue charity, so I guess I have a little business going, too.

  131. Liesel /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby but hope to be a business eventually. on average, I spend 10 hours a week sewing.

  132. Mariam /

    I sew/crochet as a hobby, and usually spend 2-6 hrs a week on it (depending on need and my mood).

  133. Madison /

    I sew and knit on the weekends for about 4 hours. Usually I make doll clothes.

  134. Ruth S /

    I sew and knit as a hobby. I am retired and sew mainly for my grand daughters dolls. I spend about 5 hours a week sewing and knitting.

  135. Martha /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I’ll put in quite a bit of time sewing doll clothes when nearing Christmas or one of our granddaughter’s birthdays, but otherwise I work full time away from home and I don’t get to spend a lot of time sewing. I love being creative with things so when I do sew it’s fun to have items to use.

  136. I sew, knit and crochet as a hobby and spend whatever free time I have. I’d love to make a go at a business. Right now I’m focusing on knitting clothes for my 3 year old granddaughter, which is very fun and rewarding, especially because she loves to “feel cozy” in handknits!

  137. Ophelia /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average I sew about 1-3 hours a day over the school holiday.

  138. cindi perron /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend an average of 5-6 hrs a week at present time on something to do with sewing. I also dye wool, knit and hook rugs!!

  139. I sew mainly for my In Home Business. I average about 60 hours weekly and at times more. I not only design Doll Clothes for ALL dolls but I also do alterations and mending. I am a Fashion designer and I have retired from my Business of designing Wedding and formal gowns. Now what I do is call Play. I have made the Wedding dresses for the 18″ Dolls all copied from the dresses I have designed. I have been sewing for 55 years and would be lost with out it.

  140. I sew as a hobby to just make clothes for my dolls. I spend about 3-4 hours a week sewing.

  141. Dolores Kettman /

    I sew for a hobby mostly. Have sold a few things though. I probably spend 3-4 days a week and any where from 3 to 8 hours on those days. Thanks again Liberty Jane.

  142. I sew as a hobby, and it’s hard to figure up how many hours. I just sew as much as I can, but the average might be around 15 or more hours a week depending on how I’m feeling.

  143. Jane Ruhl /

    I sew and crochet as both a hobby and a home business, making doll clothes. I spend 20 to 30 hours a week on it.

  144. I started sewing as a hobby and then was convinced I should put things online for sale. Still trying to figure out if the stress and time are worth it. I spend about 8 hours a week sewing.

  145. I sew primarily as a home business, and on average, I spend 15 hours a week sewing.

  146. Teresa /

    I sew knitvand crochet for craft shows and I work it as having a full time job. Working 40 to 50 hrs a week. To have every thing made in time for the craft shows.

  147. susan /

    I sew primarily as a therapy for my sanity! Whenever I am feeling stressed or need to get away I go into my studio, close the door and am whisked away into my land of fabrics, books etc. With my tv and cd player mounted up high, I come out a different mom and wife! I sew many things, right now working on a specialty quilt for my daughter, a doll quilt made from her baby clothes with jump rope rhymes. I spend… about 3-5 hours in a week, mostly when she is at school. But during Christmas break, I just had to “go away”. :-). Next on my list is my “out of Africa” jacket. I collect and store items until I have just what I need and then create.

  148. Laurel Petrich /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend anywhere from 10 to 15 hours a week creating lovely doll clothes.

  149. Sandra /

    I sew, crochet and smock as a Hobby. It really is relaxing! I may sew or craft for 2-8 hours at a time, depending on what is going on for the day or week. My schedule varies.

  150. Linda /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby. Sewing is relaxing for me and I enjoy having busy hands. I would enjoy using the beautiful fabrics in my next project.

  151. Dorene Svinth /

    I sew primarily as a way to supplement my income. I sew between 3-15 hours a week.

  152. Heather /

    I sew right now primarily as a custom curtain seamstress, but for fun I love to make doll clothing for my girls, historical outfits for my doll collection, and other fun projects like super hero capes, and craft projects! Depending on the week I sew from 4-20 hours. Wish I lived closet to britex, they sound awesome!

  153. Lori K. /

    I sew primarily as a hobby to keep my and my girls’ dolls dressed, occasionally listing items for sale; on average, I spend about 8 hours a week sewing!

  154. Bridget Cesare /

    I sew primarily as a hobby for now but hope to open an Etsy store this year. I sew about 8 hours a week but that will be increasing but not today since it is my birthday!!!

  155. Deidre /

    I sew as a hobby, and have been somewhat sporadic as to time spent. I am excited because as life as a homeschooling mom is settling down, I am able to spend more time in my sewing room! I have been knocking out old projects recently and have been averaging three hours a day or more. I think this is the year I can finally start my business!

  156. Becky McCabe /

    I sew now as a hobby, the amount of time goes in spurts – I won’t sew for weeks and then I sew for days. This is somewhat controlled by requests from my Granddaughter.

  157. Jocelyn /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, and on average I can spend several hours a week quilting, or making a new doll outfit for my honourary Grand daughters. If I am not scheduled for a shift, it is my favourite pastime.

  158. I sew for both hobby (stress-reducer) and as a business. I make Cabbage Patch Kids doll clothes to sell, and I make everything under the sun for myself and kids. I used to spend nearly every day sewing, sometimes all day long, but now that I have a part time job, I only sew about once a week.

  159. Charlie /

    I don’t sew, but my wife does. The only thing I can sew is to maybe repair a rip in my jeans.

  160. Kayla /

    I sew scarves for me and my friends. I crochet a little. I don’t spend much time sewing but would like to learn more so I can really get into it.

  161. Kristin /

    I like to crochet everything! I don’t spend much time crocheting though because I like to read. I can spend all day every day reading.

  162. Emily Henry /

    I sew primarily for an at home business (even though in only 16). Usually I’ll spend about 20 hours a week sewing.

  163. Elana /

    I sew primarily as a way to make things (doll clothes, purses, quilts, gifts for my friends’ homes, wallets). On average, I spend about 10 hours per week found what I love. During the Christmas season, this number rises exponentially.

  164. Ginger Benedict /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby for my family and on average,(during a good week) I spend 15 to 20 hours my sewing room. That could be used as cutting out patterns, going through fabrics or reorganizing my previous weeks project. It’s so much fun and I am blessed to be able to have a wonderful husbands who lets me “play”..

  165. Rhiana /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend about 4 hours a week when I am not caught up with homework or household chores.

  166. I sew primarily as a hobby, On average I spend 10 hours a week, i find it relaxes me after a busy work week. Its almost like meditating for me!

  167. I sew because I love to make things for my family, and I usually spend a couple of hours a week sewing.

  168. Lisa Lindemann /

    I sew as a hobby or if my girls needed a costume, I need to find more time to sew, I have too many naked dolls that need some fashion

  169. Tabitha /

    “I sew and crochet (and hopefully knit soon) primarily as a hobby, but also for a home business at times. On average, I spend probably 30-40 hours a week sewing.”

  170. Ali Finley /

    “I sew primarily as a passion on average, I spend… every day working on something – Designing my own patterns or trying something new!” I started with designing my own quilts. Right now I have found making my Grandbabies doll clothes takes less fabric and are a lot easier to complete in one day!!! Love your patterns – They work every time. I never have to alter them. That’s worth a million. :)

  171. Esther /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, on average I spend 2 hours a week.

  172. Kelly Collins /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and to make doll clothes for my nieces and friend’s daughters on average, I spend about 15 hours a week. I work another job and this is my relaxation and some day I would like to get the chance to launch my doll clothes company that I call KCsKuties. I keep trying to get it started but haven’t made it happen yet, but this just might be my year.

  173. Sandy /

    I sew for pleasure and to relax. I sew about 8-10 hours a week. I just enjoy creating with fabric.

  174. Eileen Woods /

    I sew and knit as a home business. I spend about 30 hrs a week sewing. I made my first pixie pattern this week and loved it. It was the dress form. Now I can show off my work better. I look forward to ordering some of the fancy dresses for my daughter. She still lives for her dolls at 12 years old. I think I love sewing for her the most. she is always playing with the things I do.

  175. Joyce /

    I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 1-2 hours a week. I love sewing doll clothes and DIY projects for my room.

  176. Terri /

    I sew primarily as a hobby/business and spend about 15 hours a week in my craft room that I have lovingly dubbed “the sweat shop”

  177. Suzi More /

    I sew mainly items for Grandchildren and home deco items. I hope to teach myself to knit in 2014.

  178. Sharla /

    I sew & crochet as a hobby/creative outlet. I usually spend 5 – 10 hours a week making clothing for all the dolls in our house. With 3 girls, I will never be caught up with demands.

  179. Jennifer G /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and on average, I spend a few hours a week sewing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  180. Mitzi Neely /

    I sew primarily as a hobby but I also have ‘A Work of Heart’, a small side business where I make beautiful cosmetic bags in a couple of sizes and several types of craft items as well as sewing doll clothes. To say I LOVE fabric is an understatement–I love the textures, patterns, types, etc. just visiting a fabric or quilt store brings me joy. Thank you for sharing your favorite fabric stores.

  181. Ashley P /

    I sew, knit and crochet, primarily as a hobby, on average I spend about 15 hours knitting, crocheting or sewing.

  182. Barbara Peart /

    I sew because I LOVE TO SEW!! I have been sewing since I was 13 years old. Started sewing doll clothes for my sister. Then sewed my own clothes while I worked. Then sewed my clothes, my daughter’s clothes, drapes and custom home decorator items. When Barbie doll was popular–sewed her clothes. Went to work in a quilt shop and learned to quilt plus custom alterations and home dec items walk in customers. Retired–now sewing about 4-5 hours a day sometimes more. Doing machine embroidery plus hand embroidery and crating my own patterns. Happy Sewing!

  183. Alisha Oloughlin /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend a few hours a month spending fun, quality time with my 7 year old daughter teaching her the basics of sewing and creating adorable outfits for her 18″ doll that she’s especially proud of because we made them together.

  184. I sew primarily as a hobby. I spend between 2 and 10 hours a week sewing, knitting, or crocheting depending on what else is happening.

  185. Suzanne Skillman /

    I sew and embroider primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend about 3-5 hours per week making new items for our doll wardrobe or home goods for them. Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

  186. Nancy /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby now. I spend a lot of time but average probably 15 – 20 hours a week depending on what other things I have to do that week.

  187. Já se snažím plést, háčkovat nebo šít každý den, většinou večer 2-3 hodiny, takže týdně asi 20 hodin pro vlastní potěšení, a nejvíc pro panenky vnučce.
    Děkuji za krásné inspirace a spoustu nápadů.
    Přeji krásný úspěšný rok a spoustu nových nápadů.

  188. I sew and crochet on an average of about 25-30 hours a week. I sew during the day and crochet at night. Since my grandaughter received her AG doll, I have been busy making clothes for her. I’m in the process of making enough outfits to sell online. That is my goal for 2014. I’m disabled, so this will help with my income. Whether it does or not, the joy of making something from a piece of material or a skien of yarn really lifts my spirits!

  189. Ah, sewing!!! What can I say…it is a way to relax, energize, create, reflect and share! I LOVE to sew!!! I started sewing when I was about 6 and have continued through the years. I taught Home EC in high school (anybody remember the aprons and later “jam pants”?!) have sewn for my children and others and even made shirts, a sport coat and matching family sleepshirts!!! But to answer the question…
    I sew for LOVE of creating (and for my little Etsy shop…Lorelie Creations) and I spend anywhere from 15-45 hours a week just having fun!
    Did I mention that I LOVE to sew?!!!

  190. Kathy /

    I sew and knit as a hobby. I started making doll clothes for my grand daughters several years ago, because I liked to make them matching outfits. Two are grown and I have three that I am sewing for now. Sew and knit about 20 hrs a week since I retired and loving every minute of it.
    Thanks for sharing those special places you buy items it will be a great help.
    Thanks for taking the time for this contest I have really enjoyed being a part of it and seeing other peoples responses as well.
    Have a great year……..

  191. Judith /

    I mainly knit as a volunteer for an RSVP group making baby hats for the local hospital and baby sweaters and blankets for the Salvation Army. I spend anywhere from 5 to 20 hours/week.

  192. I sew primarily as a hobby on average I spend 15 hours per week sewing unless I’m sewing clothing for myself or my daughters. That’s is going to increase soon because I have my Liberty Jane sewing patterns for AG dolls. I’m going to start gathering more fabrics and start sewing many items to add for sale in my online store. Thank you for such wonderful giveaways :)

  193. Nikkee /

    I see primarily as a hobby, until I eventually open a shop that is, and average around 20 hours a week

  194. Becki Lewis /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend about 20 hours a week right now. I’m expecting to spend more as I’ve recently peeled myself off the wheel of a career!

  195. Susan Wilson /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend… 20-30 minutes/hours in a week]…” Mostly making doll clothes for the kidos.

  196. I sew knit and crochet primarly as a hobby for my children. I spend 20-30 hours a week on average sewing, knitting and crocheting.

  197. Nancy /

    I admit I love to sew . It is good therpy for my arthrites. It also makes my 5 year old Grandaughter happy. I create some of our own designs out of old clothing.

  198. Jody Moore /

    I sew primarily because I love to sew. I have sold items but mainly I sew to see the joy on others faces when I give home sewn gifts.

  199. Diane O. /

    I sew, knit AND crochet and spend any free time I may have being creative. Depending on my mood, I sew, knit or crochet and if I get bored with a current project, I switch to a different medium.

  200. Catherine /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. Since I’m still teaching myself how to sew and I work full time, I currently don’t have as much time as I’d like to devote to sewing. On average, I spend about an hour a week on sewing, but I spend much more on other types of crafts =)

  201. Fran Bott /

    Oh my, my granddaughter would have a fit if I won these. On my budget I would have to buy a piece at a time, it would take forever for me to buy all of this. Thank you for offering it.

  202. Sharon /

    It’s a hobby for me and it really depends on the week.

  203. Carol Childress /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby but I do sell my creations at craft shows and occasionally online.

  204. Fran Bott /

    Boy I did not see the sentence to write.
    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby on average about 15-20 hours a week.
    If i am not physically sewing or crocheting I looking for ideas, making patterns and keeping busy.

  205. Winter Boomershine /

    I sew primarily for environmental reasons. I usually spend an hour to two per week.

  206. Jan Hamman /

    What gorgeous fabric. I could use that to make some beautiful outfits. I retired December 20 so now I have time to sew, sew, sew.

  207. Fran Stroud /

    My home based sewing business is my love! I retired in May 2013 and now I sew 8 or more hours a day on most days. I just got back from Houston last night and will be making Valentine’s ensembles this afternoon and tomorrow. I sometimes spend 60 hrs a week sewing but I love every minute of it. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings. I have several shows planned as well as a new to me concept on the horizon.

  208. Molly W. /

    I sew primarily as a hobby (although I’m launching a home business soon!). On average, I spend a guestimated 12-15 hours a week. :)

  209. Marissa /

    I sew, knit, and crochet as a hobby for too many hours than I should each week.

  210. Jessica /

    I sew, knit, and crochet primarily for practical means as we have two growing children and they really like having input into the final product (I.e. clothing item, toy, teacher gift). I spend about 10 hours a month doing any one of these skills because I only do them when I’m working on specific projects. As a mom/school volunteer, there really isn’t enough time every week for these tasks, but I do enjoy them when I get the chance!

  211. Susan /

    I sew as a hobby and spend 3 hrs -8hrs a week if I’m lucky! Much more leading up to Christmas! So much fun!

  212. Jasmine /

    I sew because I find it relieving and calming in a way. Something about piecing something together to create an item just makes me feel happy. I usually spend at least 15 hours a week sewing, so around 2 hours a day.

  213. Diana /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 1-2 hours a week. I love to sew and have so may ideas and patterns I want to try, but with 2 kids super active in sports and a 6 month old, I’m lucky to find an hour or two that I can spare!

  214. Shawn /

    I sew and do crafts as a hobby. I find it relaxing. I mostly sew in the evenings, next to our wood stove because it is warm and cozy.

  215. Carole Schneider /

    Sewing is my hobby now after spending many years sewing garments for myself and my family. I have decided that I no longer really like to sew our clothes. I love to sew heirloom clothes for children and dolls. Love the Liberty Jane patterns too.

  216. Tamara /

    I sew as a self-supporting hobby. How much I sew varies so much, maybe 2-15 hours a week? I’ve also sold items that I’ve knit and crocheted, but much less than sewn items.

  217. kathy spaeth /

    I sew to see the smiles on my 2 granddaughters faces when they see the new clothes I’ve made for their dolls. It fills my heart with love. I try to spend an hour or two a day being creative. It also gives me a chance to relax and enjoy this time.

  218. I sew primarily as a hobby. On average I spend 2-3 hours per week sewing doll clothes for my American Girl Dolls and as gifts for my granddaughters, as well as teaching my granddaughters how to sew doll clothes.

  219. Nicole Wilson /

    I sew and crochet mostly as a hobby, but I am in the process of trying to create as a business. I craft for approximately 2 hours a day.

  220. Susan BC /

    I sew as a hobby, spending 5-10 hours per week.

  221. Jude Clark /

    “I sew, knit or crochet primarily as a hobby, making things for my grandchildren, daughters, or friends. If I get to the point where they don’t want as much, I may start sewing for craft fairs, or if I get really confident, maybe I’ll set up a site to sell items, etc. In the month before Christmas I spent about 15 hours a week on average. Right now, not so much as I am trying to get my sewing room organized.

    • Jude Clark /

      By the way, that store looks awesome. Too bad it is a continent away.

  222. Susan Berryessa /

    I sew for pleasure, for my grand daughters, and to make gifts for people. I vary in the amount of time I spend a week from 3-15 hours. Love Liberty patterns and making cute doll clothes.

  223. Tammy /

    I sew primarily as a business for the fall craft season, on average i spend 20 hours a week in slower times and up to 40 or more hours in the busier times, not much time for socializing then :)

  224. Granmommy /

    I sew because I absolutely love to sew..just can’t seem to find the time to sew as much as I want….working on that aspect of my life!

  225. Tricia /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, and now due to work, am only able to get to enjoy it 0- 5 hours per week. I miss it!

  226. I sew primarily as a hobby and for my home business which is only a few months old. On average, I spend about 20hrs a week depending on the orders or projects I am working on. I sew doll clothes to sell as well as for my daughters collection. I also work on various plays with the schools and local theatre companies. I also like to teach children and youth to sew. In my regular job I do family, children and youth ministries and I manage to work sewing in there too. I have done banners with the youth and have held PA day events to teach them to complete various sewing projects. Of course I have help from our church stickers group.

  227. Karen /

    I sew for an Etsy shop to fund an oil painting habit. I usually sew during night–in an average week about 20 hours, depending on what’s going on in my life. I’m not able to keep a lot of stock in my shop, but what is there usually sells quickly because I use so many Liberty Jane patterns:)

  228. I sew (when my machine likes me), knit and crochet as a hobby for varying hours of the day.

  229. Kate S /

    I sew primarily as a hobby…I learned from my mom when I was a little girl and now I mostly sew clothes for my daughter’s AG doll and pillow cases, curtains, etc. for the house… On average I spend about 4-6 hours a week on sewing, if I’m lucky!

  230. Marty /

    I sew primarily as a hobby making things for my grandchildren and clothing for myself. Since I sew in fits and starts I’m not sure how much. Time varies from none to eight or more hours. Depends on how close the deadline for finishing is! Nothing like the pressure of needing to finish NOW!

    • Marty /

      Forgot to say how much I would like to visit Britex. Thanks for the photos. Living on the outskirts of East Podunk nice fabrics aren’t readily available. Sigh.

  231. Kim A /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. The time spent varies from 0 to 40 hours per week depending on the project. Besides doll clothes, I love to quilt.

  232. Mary-Jo /

    I sew as a hobby but have been lucky enough to start selling as well. Had a really great Christmas season, but am hoping to continue during the year as well. I love the photo’s of the fabric you posted and would be thrilled to be able to work with any of it.

  233. I sew primarily as a hobby and for the joy of it. When I am in the midst of a project, I sew for 6 to 8 hours a day. Sometimes I have other demands on my time and cannot sew at all, and then I really miss it.

  234. barbara stmpert /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, on average, I spend 15 hours a week sewing.

  235. Linda /

    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby. I make lots of things for my grandchildren. On average, I spend 3 hours a week crafting.

  236. Inga NB /

    For about 10 years there was not much room and time for sewing. Then we moved and I have not found a job yet (6 months) and I am sewing like mad. My husband thinks I am obsessed! I’m just trying to make up for lost time!!! 3-4 hours a day…beats watching TV.

  237. Diane /

    I sew as a hobby. I spend about an hour sewing.

  238. Grandma Jean /

    I sew and crochet because I LOVE it.
    I am a Grandma and Great Grandma and my little people always check out my new projects, especially the American Girl doll clothes. FUN! I spend many hours at my sewing machine. I enjoy Liberty Jane. Thanks!

  239. kristy /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I tend to sew in bursts (usually when I happen upon some cute fabric); when the mood is on me, I can spend five or six hours a week sewing.

  240. Nancy /

    I sew and quilt primarily as a hobby. These days I’ve been making doll clothes for my Granddaughter. I never realized how needy dolls were. They are always wanting new outfits…LOL
    Sadly, I only have a few hours a week I can spend sewing but, I may be spending more time at the sewing machine, my Granddaughter got a new doll for Christmas…she’ll be needing clothes very soon.

  241. I sew primarily for business. Before the baby, I spent about 10-12 hours a week sewing. Those hours have dramatically decreased these past several months! :)

  242. Margaret /

    I love to sew AG doll clothes and make curtains, etc. I don’t sew as much as I did years ago, but
    love making things for my Granddaughter’s dolls.
    I love your patterns!!

  243. Claudia Raab /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby creating clothes for our granddaughter and great-niece’s American Girl look-alike dolls. On average I spend 10 hours per week. Wish we had a store like Britex Fabrics here in northern Utah. It reminds me of how what it was like to shop for great fabrics when most fabric stores were independently owned.

  244. I sew primarily for therapy and fun and spend several hours a week when the time permits. I love to sew and have been doing it for over 60 years and even majored in Apparel Design in college.

  245. Gloria /

    I sew for my home business. I spend 3-6 hours sewing on most days. Thank you for the wonderful patterns.

  246. Jennifer Seace /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and I spend about 10-12 hours per week (although I would love to spend more ;)

  247. Laurin /

    Love your ideas!

  248. AnneMarie Mohr /

    I absolutely LOVE Britex! I have ordered things from them in the past, and had them search their stock for other fabrics. They are always so helpful.
    If I lived anywhere them – even if I visited my CA cousins – you could leave me there with snacks and I wouldn’t come out for days! (Of course, if I ever visited Great Britain, after the V&A museum, where I would linger for days, the Liberty store would be my next destination – again, leave me with snacks, and pick me up in a week! LOL)

  249. CindyT /

    I love to sew and crochet. My daughter has 6 American girl dolls and I am teaching her how to make outfits for them. She is a fast learner and loves to create new things for them. We are starting to work on the girls “apartment” and looking for some creative new ideas

  250. Hi lj clothing!! I love love love love love love LOVE your clothing! Your my inspiration! I was so excited on instagram when you replied to me! That means so much! You have really inspired me to sew for my dolls and your instructions are so easy to follow! You have also inspired me to take everyday items and turn them into something new! I would have never known that a jar could make a great snow globe!! I also made a doll stocking and Santa put a candy cane in it for felicity! Thank you so much for showing me these possibilitys! Everything is possible! My dolls and I thank you so much!

    Love, Emma

  251. Paula Nix /

    I sew doll clothes primarily as a hobby about 10 hours per week.

  252. Jessica /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and I spend about an hour a week doing it.

  253. Rachel /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend several hours per week.

  254. Holly Weiss /

    Britex fabrics are wonderful. I thank Liberty Jane for their generous offer. I started sewing American Doll clothes for my granddaughters, but have now turned it into a business. I will sometimes sew 3 days straight, only coming up for air to eat and sleep. A good project is worth it!

  255. Jeanne Marshall /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby. I spend around 20 hours or so a week with my crafts. I am making items now for Christmas 2014, some as presents and too make some extra spending money. It actually relaxes me so that helps too. :-)

  256. Leona Foster /

    I sew about 15 hours a week. I sew mainly for my granddaughters American Girl Dolls.

  257. I crochet and sew primarily at this time as a hobby,since I do not consider my work good enough to sell. Having two kids under two, I am usually only able work for an hour or so a day,if at all. I like to relax, but an 18th month old boy can’t be left to his own devices for too long!

  258. Gail W /

    I started out sewing doll clothes as a way of relieving stress and relaxing. It has turned into a small business as people see what I have made on Facebook or from friends that have purchased from me!! I spend about 30 hours a week sewing.

  259. I sew as a hobby and for my online business. I sew about
    20 hours a week.

  260. Patricia Armbruster /

    I sew about 20 hours a week; a lot is volunteer work and gifts. I do sew dresses and slacks for myself too. I must say looking at those Britex fabrics made me drool. And to think I never went there when I was in San Francisco! Love their online store

  261. Karen C /

    I learned to sew as a child when I took sewing lessons from a local teacher. She was amazing, precise, elegant and always dressed impeccably. I sew now an hour or so a week, I teach and would LOVE to teach sewing as a career.

  262. I sew custom draperies and other soft furnishings (pillows, bedding, etc) as a primary business. I plan to make doll clothes as a secondary business. I also sew for fun. I spend about 30 hours sewing.

  263. Monya Duvall /

    In the past I have sewn primarily as a hobby, and to make my daughter clothes for her AG doll. I have been planning for a while and this is the year I’m going to start my home business sewing doll clothes to sell!!

  264. Monya Duvall /

    Oh, I sew only about 3 hours a week, while kids are in school because of some new family obligations, but am going to organize my time better for more sewing hours.

  265. Kim C /

    I sew and cross stitch primarily as a hobby. I did manage a needle shop for many years. I still sew when I can for the girls’ dolls. On average, I spend only a couple hours a week with my sewing because I am a full time teacher. Some day I will get to spend more time doing the other things I truly enjoy.

  266. Lori Straley /

    I sew or crochet, primarily as a hobby and a business, on average, I spend 20-28 hours per week. If I’m not sewing, I’m thinking about sewing or crocheting, and thinking about sewing.

  267. Gloria /

    I sew american doll clothes as a hobby for the grand daughters. They love them

  268. I sew and crochet primarily for my home based business; but my friends and family always have a project for me to do as well. I cannot give an average amount of time I spend as I sew/crochet everyday some days it is all day other days it is only a few hrs. I would love to find a job doing pc. work to do as well.

  269. Rita Mortenson /

    I sew now mostly as a hobby and for gifts. The amount of time varies. Thank you for all the great tips yesterday, Cinnamon. ^__^

  270. Linda /

    Hi, I sew both as a hobby & home business. It doesn’t seem like work to me. I miss it when I haven’t sewn in awhile.
    I spend as much time as I can fit in, usually anywhere between 20 & 30 hours a week, depends if I have a deadline of an order or show. Thanks for all you do!

  271. Lana Frazier /

    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby on average but usually make two items alike and sell one to pay for my “habit”. I spend about 20 hours per week actually sewing or crocheting but many more hours online researching for ideas, techniques, and patterns.

  272. Rosemary /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend about 15-20 hours a week at it.

  273. Patti /

    I sew anything I get the inspiration to sew from purses and blankets to doll clothes up to adult clothes. Although I like sewing adult clothing, I primarily sew crafts and doll clothes. I have a small home business called “Sew Ideally You” and therefore spend 2-3 hours a night and most of my weekends sewing when I’m not at the fabric store. Hope everyone has a sew-rific 2014.

  274. Debbie Schrimpf /

    I sew as a small craft business. I take January off as my holiday and start up again in February. I sew 10 or more hours a week which does not include painting and creating my finished folk art projects .I also work a full time job.I love making doll clothes for my granddaughter’s dolls….it makes me happy.

  275. Patti Bukowski /

    I crochet primarily as a hobby, but also as a way to reduce stress and provide some fun clothes and accessories for my family. On average, I usually spend about five hours a week on it. However, since I’m working on a project with a specific deadline, I am currently spending about two hours a day (more on weekends) on it.

    On the other hand, my daughter sews primarily as a hobby–but her vision is to make it become a home business. On average, she spends several hours a week on it.

  276. Stella /

    I sew, knit and crochet as well as machine embroidery primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend 10-20 hours a week and sometimes more. My time is spent sewing for my 8 grandchildren of which 3 are girls. The all have their AG dolls. I am looking forward to my trip to SF in May and can’t wait to visit Britex. Have visited every time I am there.

  277. Rhonda /

    I sew and quilt primarily as a hobby but hoping to start a home business. On average, I probably spend 15-20 hours per week working on various projects. I have debilitating arthritis so some weeks I don’t sew/quilt any at all but I still try to find inspiration for future projects.

  278. Linda /

    I sew primary as a hobby and to make gifts for family. I sew on average maybe 6 hrs a week or less. I work a 40hrs a week and when I get home sometimes I am just to tired to sew. But you can add more hrs if you consider I go through my patterns and fabric for hrs just trying to figure out what to make next. rofl

    • Patti /

      I also sew gifts for family members. Just this past Christmas I made quilted tree skirts for each of my three children. Those gifts were the ones that got the biggest joy and reaction from versus the items I purchased for them. And like you, I spend lots of down time looking through patterns and books until I come across something that intrigues me enough to start making it. Have a wonderful 2014 filled with lots of sewing.

  279. Nancy Bell /

    I sew about 4 hours a week. Mostly I sew for my granddaughters American Girl collection. I some times sew outfits for myself and others and sometimes I sell the doll clothes. I have never been to San Fransico, but I may travel there just to visit this wonderful material shop. There are not enough in this area.

  280. I sew, knit and crochet primarily as a hobby, on average, I spend 10-15 hours per week. I just love making things, and my four year old granddaughter has an American Girl doll so I love sewing clothes for her.

  281. Annika /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend… well I couldn’t put an average, because it depends on the week. Thank you!

  282. Dana Bradley /

    I want to win some fabric and trims from the Britex Fabric store. I go to SF quite often for Dr’s appts and I will have to check it out! Thank you for your free gifts:,) Dana Bradley

  283. Gita Levin /

    I sew for my children and grandchildren so that they can have clothes that are different and quilts that are special. I just finished sewing doll outfits.

  284. I sew, draw, paint to satisfy the creative drive I was born with. I’m an artist but can find crative satisfaction from training my horse to checkering a gunstock. I just have to do SOMETHING to stay sane. Most times that leads to things that need to be sold.

  285. I sew primarily for fun. On average, I spend 5 hours a week.

  286. Holly Dare /

    I sew and knit for my home business 40 plus hours each week, but it really is a labor of love!

  287. Pamela Burks /

    I have sewed since the 7th grade. It just occurred to me that I’ve sewed for 40 years! I have recently discovered Liberty Jane and now this is my passion. I work full time, so the answer to your question about how many hours I sew would depend on what’s going on.

    When I’m at work, I’m constantly daydreaming about fabric and patterns. Someday soon, maybe I’ll be debt free and not have any worries except fabric!

  288. I sew primarily as a hobby. I knit as a hobby and for business. I sell a lot of my hand knits. I spend about 20 hours a week knitting.

  289. I sew primarily as a Grandmother that loves to create beautiful doll clothes for my grandchildren with a passion. On on average, I spend… about 15-20 hrs. per week creating my Picasso masterpieces while working my day job. They love the LJ patterns for their unique style that always pleases and brings many smiles. Those smiles are very important to me and so are those patterns.

  290. Nancy Brown /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, but I’m looking into starting a home business by the end of the year. Right now, I sew whenever I get the chance and the time varies from week to week. I’m in the process of teaching myself how to crochet as well.

  291. Rhondda Fanning /

    I sew and do hand embroidery as a hobby . I spend a few hours a week sewing or doing embroidery and many hours reading and researching sewing and embroidery – looking at all the beautiful sites on the Internet . I need to reverse this so I actually do something productive .

  292. Dottie B /

    I sew and do needlework as a hobby, but do not have much time I can spend doing what I like!

  293. Laina /

    I crochet primarily as a hobby, and on average spend a couple hours a week on it.

  294. Pauline Perry /

    I sew primarily as a hobby since I have retired I like to sew everyday and spend anywhere between 20 – 40 hrs a week sewing depending on what life has to offer at that time.

  295. April /

    I sew, needle felt, and crochet primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 7-10 hours a week when I am working and as many hours as I can when I am on holiday! :)

  296. Kim Antongiovanni /

    I sew primarily as a hobby because it helps me unwind and I enjoy the outcome, on average I spend about 10 hours a week doing so.

  297. June V /

    I have sewn all my life but started making American girl clothes about 6 years ago when my granddaughters got interested in the dolls. I primarily sew as a hobby and work full time, so I only get to sew about 15-20 hrs. a week. I was just recently introduced to LJ patterns and love them. The dolls look so fashionable. I spend 2-3 hrs. a week going through patterns and fabric, trying to decide what to make next. I love it!!

  298. Julie Miley /

    I sew primarily as a hobby for sewing outfits for my American Girls and Boys! I haven’t done any sewing in about a year, but just found a good sewing machine and am ready to jump into sewing, again. I’m loving the Liberty Jane designs and my dolls will look great in them!

  299. Angela Bavuso /

    I sew primarily as a hobby right now and try to sew as often as I can with 5 children. I make gifts for them and my nieces and nephews. Along with clothes and quilts. Soon all my nieces will have 18″ dolls so I am looking forward to making lots of clothes for them.

  300. Allison B. /

    I sew as a hobby, and I tend to do it in spurts–when I get really excited about something, I work on it until it’s finished, even if it takes several days of doing nothing else!

  301. Jane Whiteley /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby now after retiring as a teacher and pattern maker for a large company. On the average, I spend about 15 hours a week “messing about” in my work room making things for my granddaughter’s (and mine) AG dolls What fun!

  302. Gail Meucci /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby, on average, I spend any precious time that I can find on any given day.

  303. KAREN KOPEL /

    Your creations and enthusiasm is so infectious. I am so driven to embellish and try my own hand at creating new touches to old designs. Love your new fashions and patterns.

  304. Christine Wisnoski /

    I sew, knit and crochet primarily as a hobby. I spend approximately twenty hours a week working on my projects. I love to unwind working on my American Girl doll clothes.

  305. Heather W /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby to make things for my children and home. On average, I spend about 8 hours a week sewing.

    Thank you for the chance!

  306. KAREN /

    I sew as a hobby but would like to sell doll clothing locally. I’m always wondering what the next cute thing is I can come up with.

  307. Primarily I sew as a hobby…or it started as a hobby for the long cold spring we had last year!! I had so much fun sewing with your patterns that I couldn’t stop!! I sew 2-3 hours most days (retired so have lots of time)and made so many clothes for my doll that I had to sell some of them at craft shows!! What a wonderful hobby it’s become and a great way to make money for more fabric!!

  308. Michelle /

    I sew, crochet and cross-stitch as my hobbies. The time I spend varies depending on my mood, project, seasons, etc.

  309. Melinda /

    I primarily sew as a hobby. Time depends on what else is going on in my life. Usually I am sewing around the clock at the last minute to get gifts made on time (don’t always make it). I am planning to start a sewing business this year. I’m signed up for several small business seminars and a class on designing doll clothes.

  310. Carol Derby /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I sew doll clothes for granddaughters and friends. I sew 2 to 4 hours a day on days that I work out. On my days off I may sew as long as 8 hours. Sewing is so relaxing.

  311. Judith Martinez /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and I spend an average of 1 hour a week on it.

  312. I sew, knit, and crochet primarily as a hobby. I sew about 5 hours a week. I knit or crochet one item a month. I do my knitting and crocheting when I watch tv or traveling.

  313. Nicole /

    I sew as a hobby. I am not sure exactly how long I sew each week. It depends on the project I’m working on and how busy my week has been.

  314. Danielle /

    I sew and crochet as a hobby and to give my three (soon to be 4!) girls some handmade items from their momma. They have all been interested in learning the fabric and fiber arts as well! I spend about 20 hours per week attempting to enhance my skills!! Ty for the opportunity!

  315. Marianne Blanchong /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend… 12 in a week creating.

  316. Sasha /

    I sew for my kids such as blankets on average, I spend not much at all and as needed. I don’t get to sew on a consistent basis. I am excited about starting to sew more often because my 2 girls got dolls for Christmas. Also, is going to be a great opportunity for my 10 year old daughter to learn how to sew.
    Sasha

  317. janet smith /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend 16 hours a week sewing. Did I mention that I LOVE retirement?

  318. Donna /

    I sew as a hobby. I spend anywhere from 2 hours to 8 hours a day depending on what project I am working on. I also keep my granddaughter as well. I love making the AG doll clothes.

  319. Maria /

    I sew, knit, and crochet primarily as a hobby and spend about 5-8 hours per week on projects (depending on the week).

  320. Christina /

    I sew, knit & crochet as hobbies. I love the fact that how something turns out depends on the yarn or fabrics that I use and how I combine them. I love the creative process of making something new that is all mine. I also love to make matching outfits for my granddaughter and her doll. I have rheumatoid arthritis so some days I don’t do anything at all and others I can go all day so my hours vary.

  321. I sew, primarily i started as a hobby which has grown into a very small money making business. On average, I spend as much time as I can each week. Which, because I’m a student, isn’t as much as I want to. And really it varies greatly from week to week. But something I want to do this year is really get my business started fully and booming.

  322. Trish S. /

    I sew, knit and crochet primarily as a hobby. I spend about 5-10 hours per week on it. It’s very meditative — especially the knitting!!

  323. sheila foery /

    I sew knit&crochet primarily as a hobby & for my home business on average, I spend…24 + hours in a week I have this thing about idle hands !!

  324. sheila foery /

    I sew knit& crochet primarily as a hobby & for my home business on average, I spend 24 + hours in a week I have this thing about idle hands !!

  325. Carrie B. /

    “I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby – though I’m working on starting a small home business. On average, I spend up to 10 hours a week crafting – though time depends on how much I can sneak in between taking care of my hubby and 3, soon to be 4, boys.

  326. Beckie L /

    New to doll clothes but looking forward to making some cute items for my daughters and their friends!

  327. I sew as a way of life. Its a genectic trait handed down . Ive lived creating things since I was 8 years old. I used to sit on the stairs in my grandmothers basement and watch her sew dance costumes. I went to college for fashions design but life steered me down a different path. Now the kids are all grown i can enjoy my passion once again.

  328. Tamara G /

    I sew as a hobby right now and honestly don’t sew as often as I’d like. I try to fit in an hour here and there on my days off from work. One of my goals for 2014 is to spend more time at my sewing machine. Although I’m not sewing as much as I’d like, I am ALWAYS thinking about it. To appease my hunger, I look everywhere I go for ideas and stop in the craft stores for little odds and ends. I have many fun things lined up! And I haven’t let go of the hope that someday it will work out that I can incorporate my love for sewing into at least an income-earning hobby.

  329. I sew as both a hobby and as a business for about 3 hours on average at a time, though I aim for more.

  330. Carla /

    I sew primarily as a hobbie. Only a few hours a week but our project list is so long I would love to spend more time

  331. Alesha Schwarzschild /

    “I sew & knit primarily as a hobby…but I WISH I could make it my home business! On average, I spend 10-30 hours in a week…depending on how many hours I have to work at my “real” job as a nurse. :(

    • Lezlie /

      Thank you for being a Nurse. The fabric will be there when you are done with your patients . :)

  332. Carol P. Meadows /

    I sew primarily as a creative outlet and a way to “lose myself”…probably on the average I sew 5-10 hours a week.

  333. I sew, primarily as a creative outlet, but secondly as a business,to pay for that creative outlet. I spend about 20 hours a week on sewing…..

  334. DianeKae /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend 20 hours a week! I enjoy sewing AG doll clothes, pj’s, burp cloths, pillowcases, place mats, aprons, pillow covers, holiday crafts, embroidered onesies, monogrammed bibs and dog kerchiefs, pillowcase dresses, and sew much more!AND my hubby encourages my creative outlet!

  335. I knit as a hobby and don’t have nearly enough time to spend on it per week. I’m hoping to change that in 2014.

  336. Dawn Demkow /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and I sew 6 days a week for at least 1 hour per day,

  337. Brenda Sweeney /

    I sew because I love it and need the income to help with my medications. Primarily spend on average 30 to 35 hours a week

  338. Cheryl /

    I sew, knit, crochet, and quilt as a hobby. I have sold some, but by word of mouth only. I sew several hours a week, since I’m retired.

  339. Debby /

    I sew primarily as a hobby. I don’t really have an average per week. Sometimes I sew for days on a project but other weeks I might not sew at all. Would love to win some lovely fabric and increase my sewing time.

  340. Hiedi Johnson /

    I sew and crochet as a hobby (for my children) . I spend about one hour a week sewing. More when I am not teaching( I homeschool). It is wonderful to teach my daughter to sew and crochet! I had a table at a bazaar this Christmas with my mom.
    It was so fun!

    • Cinnamon & Team /

      Hi Hiedi, Guess What? You are the winner of the collection of fabrics and trims from Britex fabrics! Congrats! We will contact you by email wth the details :)

  341. “I sew & craft primarily as a hobby, but have just started a business featuring both. On average, I spend 35-60 hours a week expressing myself and I love it!

  342. Viv Sloane /

    “I sew or knit/crochet primarily as a hobby or for my Dolly Dresers charity on average, I spend… 20+/hours in a week…”

  343. Judith /

    I knit and sew primarily as a hobby. I would love to be able to supplement our income with my hobby. I spend about 15 hours a week knitting and sewing, not always doll clothes though.

  344. Bobbie /

    I sew doll clothes ,drapes and pillows primarily as a hobby. I sew an average of 4 hours at least 4 days a week. Sometime more! This is my therapy to keep me sane.

  345. I sew primarily as a hobby and for stress relief. As a high school English teacher, I’m not able to sew every week. I tend to do it in spurts.

  346. Ellen Bierlein /

    I sew 15-20 hours a week as my sewing is a small home based business for me. If I have a craft show coming up I put in a LOT more hours. I recently learned to knit doll sweaters, had done ponchos and hats, but nothing fitted. Next goal is the knitted ruffle skirt pattern I just downloaded from LJ. It’s my joy and my stress buster, sewing for my dolls!

  347. I sew primarily as a hobby and hope one day to have a home business on average, I spend only a few hours a week for now, but hope to spend much more in 2014.

  348. Sarah A. /

    I sew, knit, and crochet as a hobby. Sadly, I haven’t been doing any of those on a weekly basis. I used to knit and/or crochet several hours a week, but didn’t really sew much. I have sewed several (doll) outfits though, and would really like to do it more often!

  349. Steph /

    I sew primarily as a hobbiest and for my non-dolly etsy business. On average, I spend about 20 hours a week working in my business and I rarely make time to do dolly sewing. I hope to do more in 2014!

  350. Lanie /

    I sew primarily as a hobby; I don’t sew much because of school and the fact that my machine currently won’t work.

  351. Jane Wolfson /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby and spend about 10 hours a week doing so. I am exploring opening up an internet shop in the near future.

  352. Gayle Robertson /

    I’ve been to Britex and would love to win this prize! Thanks for the chance.

  353. Nicole G /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby. When not in school I spend, on average, 10 hours a week sewing. When in school I spend around four hours a weeks knitting.

  354. Marjorie /

    I sew, knit and crochet as much as I can. The time I spend varies from week to week, but I would estimate the average to be about 10-15 hours a week. I am strictly a hobbyist.

  355. Beth P /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby and gift making and sew for charity on occasion. I spend as much time as I can per week as I always have a project of some kind going-25 hours approx. Thank you for the opportunity to win these fabrics.

  356. Marjory W. /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby and for my small home business. I spend about 10-20 hours a week or more.

  357. Bonnie Wright /

    I sew primarily as a meditative activity. On average I spend several hours a week. I went to Britex once, a long time ago, and was so overwhelmed I left without buying anything. I always regretted that but being in NH I don’t think I’ll be out there again.

  358. Debbie /

    I sew as a hobby (and some crochet). Since I spend a lot of time running kids places, I only get to sew a couple of hours a week.

  359. Sonya Hemmings /

    I sew (and have dabbled in knitting and crocheting) primarily as a hobby. I wish I could say I spend time sewing every week, but for me it’s more like five hours a month or so.

  360. Laura Ciampa /

    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby. I absolutely LOVE to make doll clothes, any kind of doll clothes, but the 18″ girl dolls are a great size to use fat quarters, quarter yards and quilt scraps for darling ensembles! I am blessed with boys( sons and grandsons) but the little girl in me cannot be quenched with a testosterone environment. On average, especially in the winter, I sew 20+ hours per week and I always have my crochet basket beside my chair. I sell my creations from time to time but I mostly just give them to the precious few little girls I know.

  361. Lauren M /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and on average, I spend a few hours a month, depending on how much free time I have.

  362. I sew primarily as a hobby and spend about 8 hours a week sewing

  363. Samantha Tillman /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and spend on average 2 hours a month (hey I am a mom, student, and full time employee). But do spend more time when available! :)

  364. I sew for my Etsy business (handbags in one shop) and (doll clothes for the other shop) I spend about 40 hrs a week, but it’s a labor of love for me – both the sewing and interacting with my customers!

  365. Leslie /

    I sew primarily as a hobby to make clothes and gifts for my friends and family and spend about 3-5 hours a week with sporadic bursts of many more when I have a special project.

  366. Kathy Goldenbogen /

    knit and sew both as a hobby and also to sell. Most is done for the family. My daughters continually find something new to challenge me.

  367. I have 27 grandchildren, so I crochet scarves and such for winter, and I love to sew for the girls American Girl dolls,so I probably put in about 30 to 40 hrs a week, Things I make are for family and friends, not to sell. I also do a lot of couponing to help ends meet,, love it, wouldn’t have it any other way,,

  368. Liesa /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, creating custom fashions for our family, mending clothes, or making AG doll clothes. On average, I spend 2-3 hours a week -wish it could be more!

  369. linda /

    I sew for the fun of it! Everything from clothing to home décor to doll clothes for my 5 granddaughters. I don’t have a lot of spare time but I sew every chance I get.

  370. I sew primarily for a creative outlet and I send about 2 hours a week.

  371. linda /

    I sew and knit primarily for a hobby and spent about 20 hrs. weekly

  372. Cara Halvorson /

    I crochet primarily as a hobby on average, I spend on 5-6 a week these days. But I do it any time I feel up to it.

  373. sarah /

    I sew because I love it, is a hobby that I want to convert in a home business. I usually spent 25 hours during the week, sometime more, sometime less.

  374. sherelyn nichol /

    I sew as a hobby and sometimes for my clothes. But lately only an hour or so a week. Sometimes more. I am also trying to learn crochet because I love crochet dresses on dolls..

  375. Claire /

    I sew primarily (completely) as a hobby (my fav!!) for about like, I don’t know, like three hours a week for my three fantabulous AGs!!!! (Rebecca= angie saige= Paris and Josie!!)

  376. I sew instead of eat chocolate….well sometimes….as a stress relief and to be creative and make things for my friends AG dolls untill I have my own grand princesses!

  377. Elizabeth /

    I sew primarily as a home business. I try and sew an hour per day. I also teach sewing in school.

  378. Jen_A /

    I sew as a hobby and spend about two hours per week.

  379. Lori--anne Mcdonell /

    I sew and crochet for my daughters new AG doll. I spend between 10-25 hrs a week making creations of my own designs and following other patterns

  380. I sew both as a hobby and for a home business. I don’t get to spend as much tiime as I would like to but try to spend about 10-15 hrs a week.

  381. I sew as a hobby…mostly for my granddaughters and great nieces AG dolls. Such fun!!!!

  382. Pretty Fairy /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and I spend about 2 hours a week.

  383. I sew for the fun of it whenever I get a chance for my daughter’s AG doll.

  384. Lori Morton /

    I sew & crochet mainly as a hobby .. mostly for our Home, Family, & for gift-giving. Depending on “Me Moments”…I average close to 20 hrs a week working on projects. Am learning to Quilt too! Yay!

  385. Patty /

    I now sew grown-up alterations and just discovered AG dolls when I bought one for my 6.5-year-old granddaughter. This past week I’ve made her 2 pair of jeans and 2 t-shirts with rhinestone emblems on the front. I’m hooked and want to do doll dressmaking full-time. This is my first week and I’ve spent about 8 hours playing and sewing clothes. Did I mention that I’m hooked!!!!!

  386. Hannah /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, but this year I plan to start a doll apparel brand as a Liberty Jane partner. On average I spend several after-school hours a week sewing.

  387. Linda Hoftender /

    I ordered the Piccadilly PeaCoat pattern and was thrilled with the results I got. Excellent directions and photos. Can’t wait to give it to my granddaughter. THANK YOU for the easy peasy way to get patterns.

  388. Sharon /

    I sew as a hobby – actually today I got to sew for several hours at a time – wish that happened more often!

  389. Pam Emenaker Gardner /

    I usually sew or crochet, I just got started again after being sick for awhile so I sew around 2-3 hrs daily if I can. I would love this, but I know my chances are slim with so many entries. Your designs are wonderful and when I can afford to I will purchase some items for my granddaughters. Thank you.

  390. Peggy A. /

    I sew primarily as a hobby with a few craft shows and spend two to four hours a day in my sewing studio. For me sewing is a wonderful creative outlet, provides a little extra cash, and helps me control my stress levels.

  391. Sharen Schulz /

    I sew and crochet as a hobby and for a creative outlet, and probably spend 20-30 hours a week making small gifts,and embroidered and quilted items.

  392. Rilla /

    I think I would be classified as a ‘binge’ seamstress. I may go for several weeks without sewing at all, and then spend 4 or 5 hours a day at my machine. Depending on the project and/or deadline, the hours could increase. But no matter the duration, the experience is almost always relaxing and fulfilling.

  393. I crochet about one hour a week.

  394. Betty Frederick /

    “I sew primarily as a relaxing therapy. On average, I spend 6-20 hours a week sewing clothes for my granddaughters and their friends dolls. The amount varies according to how many hours I work that week.

  395. “I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend… [how much 14 time/hours in a week.

  396. kathi /

    Right now I sew as a hobby but want to start making money on it. I just spent the month before Christmas sewing about 30-40 hrs. a week for our church production. Now that is over and I have slowed down a bit but getting more ideas and will sew about 20 hrs. a week. Thanks for the tour of Britex, I will have to make a point to go there someday!

  397. Lezlie /

    I now sew as a new business since I (retired)/changed career just months ago. I LOVE spending many hrs in my ‘studio’ sewing room either . Can vary from 10-35 hrs/wk. if I am doing alterations or custom photo quilts. So before the holidays I can stay in my studio all day & late into the night. (My husband is my support for getting the business started) Your fabric tour was delightful. Thank you. My 2014 resolution is to get my creations on-line & to join partnership with Liberty Jane and their fantastic designs !

  398. I sew primarily as a hobby.On average, I spend about 4-5 hours sewing a week during my free time.

  399. Kaelyn /

    I sew as a hobby, and I don’t do it enough to calculate how much time a week I spend doing it. :( Sadly.

  400. Stephanie Gines /

    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby. I spend about 5hours a week .

  401. Susan /

    I used to sew mostly out of necessity. Did do a lot of fun stuff over the years including doll clothes. Now I sew for fun. And I like sewing doll clothes. I come under the “binge” category. When I sew, I sew up a storm, when I don’t, I work on ideas. Would love to see that britex fabric store!

  402. DesignsByDenise /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, and create unique, couture-level, well-fitting clothes for my hard-to-fit family members (along with some matching doll outfits for the DGD). On average, I spend about 20 hours per month sewing, usually in marathon sessions when I have all of my other “work” done.

  403. Gayle S /

    I returned to sewing as a hobby after many years of sewing only to repair clothing. I enjoy making doll clothes for my granddaughter but have only just begun and do not spend more than a few hours a week at it. Because I am unable to work I am only making things out of recycled clothing and have only bought Velcro so far.

  404. Renee /

    I sew now as a hobby, things for the grand kids. But more often than not it’s doll clothes for my granddaughters. When I’m really have something I want to do I will sew about 10-20 hours a week. If I don’t have much going on it’s more like 3 to 4 hours a week. I also enjoyed the tour of the stor, I hope I will be able to visit it some time this year.

  405. Jennifer S /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and I spend an average not enough time as I would like to enjoying my craft. :)

  406. I sew primarily for my children and grandchildren. I sew on a average about 4 hours a week. It is my relaxation and stress reliever. Some weeks it is more, just depends on what project I am working on. I also create sewing videos on you tube and run a sewing blog. This takes many hours also, so sewing and my family is my life, and I love it!!

  407. I sew primarily as a hobby for my daughter at home. I spend as many hours as it will take when she askes for a new dress or tights or pants or shirt. Some days it is 2 hours and some it is 8 hours. I use whatever I can get out of my closet. My socks, shirts, jeans, ect. Being on a budget I do my best to make my little girl Happy.

  408. Olivia /

    I sew,knit and crochet a few times a week depending on where I am and what is happening with the family. I usually have something in my hands if I am watching a movie at home or travelling on the train. I have made a tentative start to selling what I make for the dolls and have great feedback from the mums and daughters I sewed for. I hope to make it a small home business that my girls can get involved with. I aim to spend an hour a day on creating something.

  409. “I sew primarily as a hobby and for my home business. On average, I spend about 6-8 hours each week sewing but many hours dreaming and designing!”

  410. Takisha Warren /

    I sew primarily as a hobby, although I aspire to having a home-based business. A good friend recently gave me her old sewing machine to make some clothes for my daughters AG Doll and I’ve been hooked ever since. I learned to sew in high school, but I had to “re-teach” myself (youtube). So far, I have only made doll clothes. I sew about 16 – 20 hours a week.

  411. Joanie /

    I sew and knit primarily as a hobby. On average, I spend about 15 hours a week (at least) sewing and now teaching my granddaughters how to sew with the new Brother Sewing machines (and notions for their sewing baskets) I bought them for their 9 and 10th birthday and Christmas. My 9 year-old Bella (Isabella)is thrilled about the new American Girl doll, since both sisters and involved with ballet and now are sewing, just like Isabell.

  412. Gloria /

    What a treat! I’m not much of a seamstress, but you have given me the tools to create some darling outfits for my granddaughters. One of my most memorable Christmases was when my grandmother made me a box full of doll clothes. I hope the things I have made will bring back memories for my granddaughters 40 years from now! I’ve enjoyed finding out about Liberty Jane patterns!

  413. I sew primarily as a hobby (excellent mental health..haha!) I think I sew on average about 5-6 hours per week, but time flies when you are having fun and I love every minute of it.

  414. Melinda Mull /

    Now that I have completed 25 years of homeschooling, I am trying to sew for dollies as a home business. Before the holidays, I spent 3-4 hours a day sewing for a craft fair but feel like I really need to pick up the pace.

  415. Rita Bankes /

    I sew primarily as a hobby and when able spend about 20 hours a week in my sewing room. My youngest granddaughter loves the doll clothes I make for her, and I love making them!

  416. I sew primarily as a hobby about 10 hours a week. I mostly make things for my family.

  417. I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 20+ hours a week sewing.

  418. Stella Vargas /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby on average, I spend 7 hrs a week sewing.

  419. “I sew primarily as a start on inventory for my soon to be opened business. On average, I spend several hours a day sewing.”

  420. Jackie Chaplin /

    I sew and crochet primarily as a hobby currently spending 30-40 hours a week between the two.

  421. Traci /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby but I’m hoping to turn it into a home-based business. On average, I spend at least 15-20 hours a week sewing and/or drafting and altering patterns.

  422. Karen M /

    I sew as a hobby and to keep my two granddaughters in American Girl Doll clothes! My older has one doll, Julie, and my younger has 3….the newest being Saige. I also love to give outfits to their friends. I sew an average of 1-2 hours a day and love it!

  423. I sew primarily as a hobby and spend 10 to 20 hours a week doing it, I sew clothing for grand kids and for their dolls, I also quilt. I would love to try some of the newer fabrics. I make a lot of the doll clothes from recycled clothing or quilting fabrics.

  424. Sally Quilter /

    I think Cinnamon & Team have taken the 12 Days of Christmas to a new level through their very trendy giveaways, effort and willingness to share their knowledge but would be even better next year if those who participate could understand that we’ve ALL already won and appreciate that we even have a chance to win a bonus gift prize! LJC and Pixie Faire have consistently provided quality patterns, clothing, FREE Tutorials, Resource Lists and Design Academy to us who are sewing for our granddaughters or supplementing our income. Thank you for providing us an opportunity to become successful! To reply to some previous comments of the same number of winners as the day of the contest, in addition to what you already do, why not pick additional winners to get a discount (BuyOneGetOne or Buy 5 Get One) on patterns. (i.e. on Day 11; 1 winner gets 11 sewing items mailed PLUS 11 other winners would get Pixies Faire discount) To me having a total of 78 different winners is really asking a lot of Cinnamon who has to provide the gifts and mail them…let us be grateful for what she so generously offers!

  425. liz farmer /

    I sew for pleasure for my granddaughters and I knit to give to children who need warm hats in the winter. I spend anywhere from an hour a night to four or five hours on the weekend.

  426. Sonia K /

    I sew on an average of 6-7 hrs per day, but it seems to go in streaks. Sometimes I don’t sew anything for a couple of weeks at a time, other times I seem to sew like I am possessed! I really like the Liberty Jane patterns and use them for creating garments for my home based business.

  427. Loretta Patzner /

    I sew and Knit primarily as a hobby for myself and gifts for others on average, I spend 3+ hours per week.

  428. Robin He /

    “I sew primarily as a hobby, but also to clothe my thin kids. On average, I spend 2 hours in a week although it varies significantly week to week.

  429. Rhiannon /

    I sew, knit, and crochet as hobbies. I spend anywhere from 5 hours to over 20 hours depending on how much free time I have and if I have a project that needs to be fininshed in a hurry.

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