Monday, February 20, 2012

One more thing

I almost forgot!  This weekend at a church sale, I came across two of these:


I am pretty sure I can only ever use one, so in honour of my blog's existence since November, 2009, I thought I'd have a blog give-away.  Leave me a comment, if you are interested, and if more than one of you applies, I'll try to figure out how to generate a random number, or something.  Extra chances to get this lovely if you leave me a particularly amusing comment!  I'll send it anywhere on the planet.

(Disclaimer:  as you can see, this is in its original packaging so I assume it's complete.  I've never used one but there are instructions on the package.)

37 comments:

  1. Sure! I'll jump in! Bound buttonholes are still things that make my knees shake... ;-)

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  2. Oooh, super cool. I'm about to embark on another round of tailoring and my next project likely will involve bound button holes! I would welcome this contraption.

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  3. Can you use this with any sewing machine? If so, count me in.

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  4. Ooh, I'd love one of these! I'm doing the Gertie retro jacket class on Craftsy right now, and will be making my first attempt at bound buttonholes soon.

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  5. I haveboth the buttonhole and pocket makers, so I am not putting my name in the hat. But I can tell you they are the most wonderful tools ever. Congrats to the winner

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  6. oh, bound button holes scare me! maybe this would help make things not quite so intimidating...

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  7. Ooo, count me in! I tend to resort to hand stitching to survive bound buttonholes, I've been thinking og trying to hunt one of these down. :D

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  8. Ooh--I'd love a buttonhole gizmo. I have been wanting one for months now and I have two bound buttonholes looming in my future.

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  9. I would love one of those! How nice of you!

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  10. How utterly fantabulous! Not only is it an unusual and useful gizmo, but it's COPPER colored! It would have an honored place hanging on the wall with my other uber-cool vintage Singer gizmos when not in use.

    Oh, did I mention that my favorite gizmo color is COPPER? ;D

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  11. I´m in too, I think there where a lot of cool, useful stuff that where sold in the US/Canada that never got over the pond

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  12. Oh wow I didnt know such a thing existed and now I want it more than anything else I can think of right now . I have just spent 2 days labouring over perfect bound buttonholes and coping with my DH and DS shaking their head at my sewing room door !!

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  13. How nice of you to have a give-away on your blog!I'd really love to have a bound-buttonhole helper. Please count me in!
    Barbara from Germany

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  14. Ack! The holy grail of gizmos, and you found TWO of them. Your finding foo must be strong! I'd give it a good home, I promise.

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  15. Oh, I would love to have this. You cannot find them in France and I've been looking on Ebay but they are always people who will ship only within the US.

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  16. To date, I have been afraid to try bound buttonholes. This lovely device would be just the thing that I need to provoke me into action.

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  17. I've searched for that tool for a long time. Even wrote Dritz and asked them to re-manufacture it. Count me in!

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  18. I have had one of these since I was 17 years old. They are fabulous. Don't count me in the give away. I just wanted everyone to know that this is a VERY GENEROUS give away and a great opportunity to own a great little tool. They will work with any machine.

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  19. I'd love to have a go with one of those! So glad you've been blogging for so long! You've really been inspiring. :D

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  20. Oh, my! I have been dreaming of owning such a gizmo, since I knew of their existence. And it might help with my breathing, since I tend to hold my breath whenever I make buttonholes of any kind.

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  21. I truly enjoy reading your blog and have bookmarked your tutorials and helpful tips. I would love to own the Bound Buttonhole Gizmo. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  22. I just bought one of these from Baron's Fabrics on their sale table - I LOVE IT! Seriously, I LOVE IT. Haven't used it yet though - but thoughts of clean pockets and buttonholes make me smile.

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  23. Oooh! Count me in - aren't these supposed to be hard to find? I love that you are having a 27 month blogiversary giveaway. :P

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  24. Wow, I've been admiring the ones everyone else seems to find. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. What a great find, and to have assistance when making a Bound Buttonhole (which I am yet to do) would be heaven.

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  26. Don't count me in the give-away as I've had mine since the mid 1960's and used the buttonhole maker on a number of suits. This gadget works, practice first of course.

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  27. A beginner in sewing, I honestly don't know what in the world is this...how do you operate this buttonhole maker....ooooh.i am so so far away from you...literally on another planet,hehhehheh

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  28. We wants it.......we needs it...........must have the precious.

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  29. How lucky of you to find two of these! Please count me in the giveaway.

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  30. This is a fab giveaway! They cannot be found here in france, so please put my name in the hat.

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  31. What a great find! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. My first attempt at bound buttonholes was successful insofar as I have a coat with bound buttonholes, but it was a fairly dreadful process and I'd love a tool to make it easier.

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  32. I have heard about these - would love to have one!

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  33. I am entering the blog give away for the bound buttonhole tool. Bound buttonholes are beautiful but very intimidating! This tool would definitely help me to acquire a new sewing skill.

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  34. Please count me in. I'd love to win.

    Dawn

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  35. This is a great give away. Count me in.

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  36. count me in- I would love for you to do a tutorial on how to use this thing.
    LOL

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