Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Mary*Mule is my shop for handmade fabric accessories. I sewed an apron in 7th grade home economics, and swore I would never touch a sewing machine again. Fast forward about 15 years. After seeing some funky bags at a farmers market and coffee cozies on Etsy, I finally decided I wanted to learn to sew...again. I bought myself a sewing machine for my birthday and jumped right in.
I started out making coffee cozies, then slowly added tote bags, purses, boxy bags, zipper pouches and some baby bibs. While I often use designer fabrics, I like to use upcycled materials like vintage linens, or clothing cast off to the thrift store and try to use them whenever possible. My goal for the new year is to add more man-friendly items to my shop, and what better material to use than repurposed men's clothing?
Today you will get the chance to win one of my newest manly box bags. It is made from a men's button down shirt and is lined with white twill.
Contest is open NOW until 10 pm CST TODAY when comments will be closed. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only.
5 ways to enter:
1.) Leave a comment on this post with your favorite item from Mary*Mule’s Etsy shop.
2.) Tweet about this giveaway with the following phrase: “Check out the @KNETTeam blog! Today’s freebie is from Mary*Mule #day9 http://knetetsyteam.blogspot.com/” and leave us a link to your tweet in the comments section. **MUST LEAVE US LINK TO YOUR SPECIFIC TWEET**
3.) Become a Facebook fan of Mary*Mule and let us know you did in the comments section.
4.) Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave us a comment with the link to your blog post.
5.) Go “heart” Mary*Mule’s Etsy shop and let us know in the comments (please include your Etsy username).
FIVE entries per person. Can’t get better than that.
Ready, set, go! Winner will be chosen tonight by random.org and will be announced on this blog and on our Twitter page. Winner has 24 hours to contact us via e-mail to redeem their prize at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter.