Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, OTTOBRE design. In Tuula's words:
"OTTOBRE design® is a pattern magazine for those who love sewing. We publish four OTTOBRE kids magazines and two OTTOBRE woman magazines per year.
SouleMama: What inspires you?
Tuula: I truly love sewing. It is a satisfying and rewarding hobby that you can do whenever it suits you best. Sewing can also be totally ecological because at its simplest all you need is a needle and thread. But if you have the interest and motivation, you can take your hobby further by investing in materials and technology. Before long, almost every sewing enthusiast will discover her inner hoarder and end up with a stash that will receive well-deserved respect both from her family and fellow sewers.
While sewing courses, books and magazines make life easier for beginners to sewing, the online world creates new kind of communality among sewing enthusiasts and offers an almost endless source of inspiration. The numerous online sewing groups solve problems collaboratively and provide a wonderful opportunity for their members to share information and the fruits of their work. It’s also great that when you have no time to do any sewing yourself, you can still enjoy the work of others online as a “virtual hobby”.
Sewing provides profound experiences and offers various perspectives to clothes and dressing. The essence of sewing lies in true, genuine values. Every seam sewn with care and love gives you special joy that you miss out on when you buy ready-to-wear clothes. While cooking is basically chemistry in the kitchen, sewing could justifiably be referred to as soft architecture. A garment forms three-dimensional space around the body, and to perceive it and mold it by sewing provides an excellent form of brain gymnastics.
New knowledge gained by experience adds to your enjoyment of sewing and encourages you to develop your skills further. With relatively little effort, you can experiment with almost anything and exercise your creativity as much as you wish. Sewing also offers the opportunity to get to know people from all over the world – just as we have managed to do. We warmly welcome our newest readers: the Spanish-speaking sewing enthusiasts all over the world!
For today's giveaway, OTTOBRE design is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
I've been wanting to subscribe to Ottobre for years. My daughter and I would love it. Thank you for the opportunity.
Posted by: Bianca
I love to sew and would love to try out some of Ottobre's ideas. From the covers of the magazine I think it would suit us well. Thanks for the giveaway.
Posted by: Wendy
This would be such a treat! Thank you!
Posted by: Allysa
Thank you, OTTOBRE design!