Sunday, December 06, 2009

Laraine Shoulder Bag Kit Giveaway

4:22 pm, December 14th, Comments are now closed. A winner has been drawn!

Good morning friends!
Today I'm excited to show off my new Laraine Shoulder Bag designed by the lovely ladies at Marie Madeline Studios, and offer you a chance to win a kit to make this fun bag!

Marie Madeline sent me one of their Laraine Kits to sew up. With the exception of interfacings, the kit included everything I needed to make this bag: black upholstery outer fabric, coordinating lining fabric, buttons, a snap set, and the pattern.

I was really pleased with how well this bag sewed up. The pattern was very well done, the directions and pictures were easy to understand and all the pieces matched up with no issues. (Don't you hate it when you go to all the work to buy fabric and cut a project out and then you spend half of your sewing time re-working the pattern just to get it to go together properly??)

The only thing that wasn't clear to me in the pattern was that the gussets at the end of the bag need to be sewn NOT at 3 1/2 inches down from the bottom corners, but placed so that the length of the gusset seam is 3 1/2 inches long. I didn't realize this until I was finished and trying to figure out why the finished dimensions of my bag were different then the pattern states. The only difference is that the base of my bag is a several inches shorter and wider then intended. Oh, well, I love it anyway. =)




Marie Madeline is offering a kit to one of our readers. I will draw a winner next week on Monday the 14th, and the winner will have a choice of this kit in either black or cranberry red.

Simply leave a comment to enter!

For an additional entry you can become a facebook fan of my etsy shop
HERE or of Marie Madeline, HERE. Leave an extra comment letting me know you are a facebook fan.

For a 3'rd entry you can promote (blog, facebook, or twitter) this giveaway. Leave a 3'rd comment once you've done that!


Good luck and we'll post the winner on Monday!


Blessings,
Jessica

118 comments:

  1. Very nice bag! I'd love a chance to win!

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  2. Oh I like that bag a lot, especially in red! Thanks for the review. :)

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  3. I became a fan on facebook of both you and Marie Madeline. Thanks!

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  4. I became a fan too. :) Thanks for the extra chance!

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  5. Oh I LOVE that! I hope I win!

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  6. Thank you so much for the giveaway. If I should win Iwould really love the black one.

    Thanks again
    Anjana

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  7. Gorgeous bag! I would love to win this kit! Thank you! xx

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  8. That is a gorgeous bag...it looks so slick in that black! That's the colour I would pick!

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  9. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I love that the kit contains everything you need and you don't have to hunt all over the place for the pieces.

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  10. Jessica, don't enter me in the drawing. I just have to tell you that I absolutely L.O.V.E your bag. It looks like you did a great job sewing it! Oh, and I'd like to see a picture of the inside with the lining if you can add it. :)

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  11. That's a great bag! The buttons add a really nice touch to it. I would love a chance to win the kit. Thanks.

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  12. This bag is so cute, especially in cranberry!

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  13. I <3 that bag! Hoping to win the kit. Yours looks great.

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  14. I also became a fan. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  15. Cute bag! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :-)

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  16. I became a fan of both your etsy and Marie Madeline Studios on Facebook. And I would choose cranberry red.

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  17. I would love to win this!

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  18. I would love to win this!

    Thanks to both of you!

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  19. I would love to win that bag kit. My old black purse is looking pretty ragged. :)

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  20. Delurking because I'd love to win this kit! Thanks for posting about it!

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  21. This bag is sooo stylish! What does the inside look like? I would love to win this kit. My purse handles are about to break and I need to replace it!

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  22. Oh I love it! And today is my birthday so maybe it'll be good luck :)

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  23. I would love to win the red bag kit!

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  24. That's a really neat bag. I love the buttons running down the flap.

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  25. That is a GREAT bag! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  26. I love that bag! Gusset size issue or not, it's adorable.

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  27. Sweet bag!! LOVE IT! I love giveaways!!
    triciasmeding@yahoo.com
    Tricia ;)

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  28. Cute bag! I would love to make it!

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  29. Count me in! This bag is stunning!

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  30. Just became a fan of your facebook page! =)

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  31. Betsy mom of threeDecember 07, 2009

    Please pick me!

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  32. This looks like a great bag! Thanks for the chance to win this!

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  33. Now that is one cute bag! In the black a perfect business bag and in the red....Wow!

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  34. Sew cute!! I hope I win!

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  35. Thanks for hosting this! I also became a facebook fan!

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  36. Oh, so stylish. I'd like in the red.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  37. I posted a link to this post on my blog.
    ghainskomn at yahoo dot com

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  38. That purse is so cute and unique. It would be so fun to win.

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  39. Gotta tell you that red bag looks 'fine'. I wouldn't mind having one of those in my collection. Thanks for having a giveaway.

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  40. Cute Bag! I would love to make one!

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  41. I love the bag. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  42. Cute bag. Thanks for the chance to win the kit.

    Linda

    RLGF3@att.net

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  43. I love the red one!

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  44. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I am already a fan of you on facebook!

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  46. What an adorable bag! I'm totally in love!

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  47. I love this bag. The black is beautiful and you did a fabulous job of putting it together.

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  48. Very cute bag. It's a great size for a mom with 2 kids!!! Thanks for letting me have a chance to win!

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  49. I also became a fan of your Boutique on facebook.

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  50. That is a nice bag. It looks fun to make.

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  51. what a cute bag! thanks for the chance!

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  52. I don't know which color I love more! They are both super cool! Black is timeless though, so I guess I'd pick that.

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  53. That is a truly beautiful bag, classic with an edge.

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  54. I love that bag and the lining is seriously wonderful. Great job on a wonderful kit.

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  55. not sure I'm up to the challenge of making that kind of bag, but I'm sure my crafty mother would help :)

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  56. Awesome bag. It would be a great gift for the holidays.

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  57. A chance to win such a cute bag!!! Count me in!

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  58. I'm always a sucker for bag patterns. This one is incredibly cute!!
    Hope you're well, Jessica.

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  59. This is so chic! I'd love to win this kit - just in time for a RED Christmas present for me!

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  60. Please count me in. This is such a stylish bag.

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  61. Very stylish bag.

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  62. Hi! Just found you guys!

    I'm a SAHM in Wyoming. I've just started sewing clothes again.. We've moved into a new home that has space for a sewing room! Yeah!!!

    Love the bag and the chance to win! Will now go find you on facebook!

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  63. OK... just became a FB fan on both of your facebooks! Don't you love facebook?

    Happy sewing!

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  64. Fantastic bag - thanks for the chance to win!! Happy holidays.

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  65. That is one cool bag - and it doesn't look "homemade" Love it!

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  66. sign me up.. i love the black bag's lining!

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  67. What a wonderful Christmas gift for whoever wins this awesome bag. Thanks for allowing us the chance to enter!

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  68. Love the bag! Actually I'm a bag lover.. and a bag sew-er!
    Love the site...

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  69. I totally love the bad! I would love to be the winner.

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  70. I became a facebook fan or your etsy shop, hope to win :)

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  71. I would really like to win this giveaway! I am already a follower on your Facebook page and just became a follower of Marie's. Thanks so much for this opportunity!
    debwhite@suddenlink.net

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  72. I would love to give this bag a try, thank you for my entry into your giveaway! Merry Christmas.

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  73. I would like to enter!!
    Blythe.L

    www.princessonafarm9.blogspot.com

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  74. I'd love to win! The purse is ADORABLE! Love it.;)
    ~Allison
    mrarrows@kctc.net

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  75. I like the bag. I would love to make a red one!

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  76. I am craving a new project! :)

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  77. I would love to win the bag for a friend who it would be perfect for. She would love that bag!

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  78. I love the bag! Hope to win.

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  79. Cute bag--my favorite is the cranberry.
    Emily

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  80. Oh! This is one of my favorite bags the MMS girls have!!

    I'd love to enter this giveaway!!


    Sarah G.

    sarah(dot)gilmore(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I love the Laraine Shoulder Bag in black. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

    lynnebohman@gmail.com

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  82. How exciting, count me in! Thanks for the drawing!
    anna banana five at g mail dot com

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  83. Hi ~ I just popped over from Marie Madeline and would love a chance to win the bag kit in the cranberry red! Thanks!

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  84. I'd love to have this bag in black...Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I am a fan of Marie Madeline.

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  85. I love that bag!! Please enter me!

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  86. I became a fan on facebook.

    Thanks so much!

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  87. I posted about the giveaway on my facebook page.

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!! :D

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  88. Definitely count me in! God bless, Joanna

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  89. Hi! I would love to enter!
    Blessings,
    Shannon

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  90. Hi again! I became a fan of your shop of facebook. :o)
    ~Shannon~

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  91. This bag is gorgeous, thanks for your review and for the chance at winning!

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  92. Pretty! I'd love for you to enter me. Thanks for the review. :)

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  93. Ohh!!! I love Marie-Madeline's products!! This is one of my favorite bags!! I would love to win! :)
    Thanks for the chance-
    Hannah

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  94. It's a beautiful bag, unique and classy. I'd love to win a kit to make one of those! Thank you for offering it :)

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  95. I also signed up to be one of your Facebook Fans :) Thank you!

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  96. Very,very cute bag! I really love the cranberry red, but I think the black would match a whole lot more things! thanks!

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  97. THAT IS A GREAT BAG! It would be fun to make it up!

    Maureen

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  98. Hello...
    Great looking bag and I love your website...the pics...step by step directions...and interesting comments...thanks...if I'm not too late you can enter me in the draw toooooo :-)

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  99. Great looking bag! I love your website...the pics, content,step by step directions...and interesting comments. If I'm not too late, I'd love to have my name in the draw.
    Thanks.

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  100. oh such a cute bag! i like it in black the best.

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  101. Oh my gosh, that's adorable! I'm a facebook fan now:)

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  102. Nice fabric and pattern! Thank you for the chance!

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  103. Great bag!! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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  104. Did you do the drawing yet? I like it!

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  105. I'd love to be entered to win! Thanks
    Im4christ2@msn.com

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  106. fabulous looking bag!

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  107. That bag is beautiful and I would love to win a kit! Great work on the sewing and the buttons are the high point definately.
    Thanks,Kelley
    koletzke@centurytel.net

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  108. beautiful bag....i love to win that kit...if your drawing is not yet over...

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  109. I think my daughters (I have four) would like this bag.

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  110. Oh, BTW I'd like the black if I win. Thanks!

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