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Ottobre Kids Magazine Giveaway! [closed]

[This giveaway is now closed, thank you to those who entered!]

It’s spring cleaning here and I went through my personal stash of good stuff and figured it would be a great time for me to share some Ottobre love with you all.

What’s Ottobre you say?  Well, it’s a Finnish magazine (written in English) that is loaded with patterns for kids from baby up to those tween years.  They also have a women’s version, but both are published quarterly.

The awesome part is that the patterns are loaded with details, you could probably learn every garment sewing technique if you sewed your way through these magazines.  I’d say there for an intermediate type sewist, or someone who isn’t afraid to try new things!  I had subscribed to the magazine a few years ago and have yet to complete a garment from the magazines, so I figured they might get a lot more love from one of you!  These magazine retail for almost $14 dollars a piece (and if you’re curious you can purchase some here at Pink Chalk Fabrics).

Oh, and if you’re digging the fabrics they use in the magazines, you can buy some at their etsy shop, they have a few magazines listed, too!

Please tell your friends to enter, tweet, blog, pin, facebook and spread the word!! 

Ready to enter?

  • Two winners will be chosen, each will pick two (2) of their choice as shown (yep, I’m keeping one for myself, just for fun).  The first winner I draw gets first pick.
  • Just leave a nice comment!  One entry per person.  Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it’s up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too!.
  • Open to international entries.
  • Giveaway ends Wednesday, April 25th at 10pm (central time).

363 thoughts on “Ottobre Kids Magazine Giveaway! [closed]

  1. Helle says:

    jeg elsker deres blad og håber jeg kan være heldig i din give away πŸ™‚

  2. EMMA EN MONA says:

    I <3 no 2 and 5.

  3. Laura says:

    I just got my first Ottobre a month or so ago and I’ve been having to strongly resist buying more so this would be amazing. Thanks for making it International too.

  4. Carolien says:

    What a great giveaway! I’ve heard so many good things about Ottobre but never dared to buy one myself.
    Carolien (teveelleuks at hotmail dot com)

  5. Karen says:

    I have so many times admired the wonderful clothes in the books but never purchased a copy. I would be delighted to win and have a go at sewing some of the kids clothes for my boys!
    Karen dot McNeil at optusnet dot com dot au

  6. GLΓ’RIA says:

    Thank you for the Ottobre Magazine giveaway! I haven’t any and I want one for me.
    My email is:

  7. Zabelle says:

    I’m a subscriber of there women magazine for more than a year now and I love it! I would like to try there kids magazine to.

  8. sandra says:

    Oh Tanks for this giveaway! So pretty….

    I try to win…

    With greetings Sandra from germany

  9. Jamie Lee says:

    What a fun giveaway, thanks! I’ve seen the magazine mentioned in blogs, but never have seen a photo of a copy or one in real life. Looks cute, and I’d love to take my garment sewing skills up a notch. Thanks!

  10. Filiene says:

    My daughter (13 years old) and me are both great fans of ottobre, the womens version for me, the kids version for my daughter. Yes, it’s one of the “more expensive” sewing mags, but they’re investments, good basic patterns. I would like to win a few extra issues, or even one would be nice.

  11. Pia says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. wapiti says:

    Oh, yes please, I would like to win!

  13. beth lehman says:

    i didn’t know ottobre before stumbling upon a magazine in holland about 4 years ago. i was just starting to sew again then. i love their patterns – so basic and cute!

  14. <3 this giveaway, you can count me in!
    isabelleblogt [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Love the magazine!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Hello,
    I’m from Portugal and I love your blogue. I look him every single day for new ideias. Congratulations!

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  18. Great giveaway! I’ve always been curious about these little gems. Thanks for a chance to win!

  19. Alfonsiene says:

    I’m a big ottobre fan!! This give away has my name written all over it πŸ˜€

  20. Thanks for great giveaway!

  21. JoChapeau says:

    I’dd really love to join this give away …
    jochapeau [ad] hotmail [dot] be

  22. Sherry says:

    Oh what a great competition. I have never had or even seen an Ottrobe magazine in the flesh so I would really love to win πŸ™‚

  23. HGK says:

    Ooooh I’d love to win! I have one Ottobre that I bought on holiday in Germany 2 years ago, but it being written in german turned out to be more of a problem than I had thought.

    flapflap [at] ziggo [not] nl

  24. Piepow says:

    Ottobre is a great magazine! How sweet of you to give some of them away. I’d love to enter your give-away!
    Tine (

  25. oh i would love to win! i just started sewing clothes for the kiddos and would love some patterns, i have none!! thanks, christina

  26. Anonymous says:

    great give away!!!!

  27. Mhairi says:

    I would love one of these magazines, I love to sew for my children and I think that these patterns look really unique. Thanks for sharing these magazines and giving me the opportunity to win two!!!

  28. Schnulli says:

    I have a very cute and nice little boy in my family.
    And as the only aunt i think its my job to make nice clothes for him πŸ™‚

    Sooo that´s the best reason to give some of these amazing magazines in my hand πŸ™‚

    Greetings from berlin and a nice day.

    Nina ( only use for winning message *lol*)

  29. Christie says:

    Oh wow, I love this giveaway, I’ve only just discovered Ottobre (where have I been?!) thank you so much for the chance to win!

  30. oh, I really would like these!!! Thanks for this give away!!

  31. Darby says:

    Love love love Ottobre! I have a couple but would love a chance to build my stash πŸ™‚ debbles70(at)iinet(dot)net(dot)au

  32. Kirstin says:

    I’ve always wanted to try an Ottobre pattern. Their clothes are so cute! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

  33. Melissa says:

    Fun! I’ve been wanting to check one of these out – thanks for sharing. mellysews(at)

  34. LucyL says:

    It looks fun! I love child clothes making books/magazines!

    lucy.chen848 (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. Katie says:

    I <3 Ottobre! I’ve made several items for my daughter from Ottobre, the patterns are easy to follow and so cute!

  36. Stephanie says:

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  37. Anonymous says:

    I have been wanting to try there magazine just can’t get around to a subscription thanks.

  38. I was just getting ready to subscribe! I would be awesome to win a couple! Thanks for being so nice!

    simon sen photo graphy at g mail dot com

  39. Stephanie says:

    I have never heard of Ottobre – but would love to check it out! So cool. Awesome giveaway!


  40. Great giveaway Anna, thank you so much! I have been so tempted to buy Ottobre, but I always hesitate, being affraid I wont be able to sew the garments. This would be a great opportunity to lose my fear! Well in case I am the lucky winner I want the issues 4/2009 and 1/2010, please.

  41. Mstitch says:

    Thank you for the Ottobre Magazine giveaway!
    goblenite [at] gmail [dot] com

  42. Caroline says:

    Oh, I would love to try some patterns from Ottobre. Heard so much good things about them!

    carolinevds at yahoo dot com

  43. Kristien says:

    Oh! Ottobre! I’m a big fan! My emailadress: Kristien dot niels (@) gmail dot com

    Who knows…

  44. kari says:

    This look great! Always looking for good patterns!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Kari dot stewart at me dot com

  45. Sonja says:

    Hello Anna,

    what a nice giveaway! I like the Ottobre, so i hope to win… Nice blog!

    Greetings from Germany!

  46. Amanda says:

    This magazine looks like so much fun! It would be great to win! tamanda2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. mama saartje says:

    I love ottobre, but aha, I see 2 copies I don’t have already! I would love to win!!

  48. papelhilo says:

    I’ve never used Ottobre patterns, but with 4 kids, I’m sure I would find something cute for each one of them !

  49. Dot says:

    I would love to try this magazine.
    Like you blog. Thanks for the give away.

  50. Anna says:

    Please please please!

  51. Grace says:

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Ottobre Kids Magazines! I would love to try my hand at sewing their patterns if I win!

  52. Nancy says:

    I’ve been to there website before but haven’t ventured into purchasing any magazines. I did however partake in there free tank top pattern:) I would love to win, thanks for the chance!

  53. I’ve never heard about Ottobre patterns before but have just been on their website and already paid for a subscription. Thanks to you! Would be lovely to win your giveaway also πŸ™‚ dorotaporeba (at)

  54. PittiFours says:

    Hi, I´m from Germany an I like Ottobre very much. They also have beautiful pattern for women… but the kids ones are so much cuter.

    Lovely greetings (and sorry for my english… talking and reading is fine, but to write in english is awful for me…;-)

  55. Mamanon says:

    I love too join! Thanks for this give away Noodlehead! πŸ™‚ Because I love the Octobre!

    mamanon [at] upcmail [dot] nl

    Liked on facebook also!

  56. Jessica says:

    You are so AWESOME! I love ottobre and would love a chance to get my hands on some more of their mags.

  57. Mamanon says:

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  58. Jessica says:

    I love these magazine but haven’t bought them because of the price…the boys stuff looks awesome!

  59. Mamanon says:

    Off topic for 2 weeks a go i’d used your pattern to make a messengerbag from an old cargo! The boy loves his new messengerbag for school. Thanks! I’ve you like to see it…

  60. Effie says:

    I love love love Ottobre patters. I collect them all but there are still a few missing so I would love to win one!

  61. Vik says:

    This would be my very first Ottobre ~ wouldn’t that be exciting!

  62. Amanda says:

    I’ve always wanted to try out Ottobre but never brave enough to order it! Thanks for the great giveaway.


  63. Trina Rae says:

    I’ve never heard of Ottobre before, but it looks super cool! Thanks for introducing the magazine and the chance to win! :o)


  64. Catarina says:

    Hi, I’m Catarina from Portugal. i love sewing for me and for my boys.
    I really loved to win one copy.

  65. katiemarie says:

    Looks like a neat magazine!

    ktbbc01 [at] aol [dot] com

  66. Monica says:

    Oh, I have heard so much about Ottobre that I would love to check it out myself! Thanks for the chance! I think (I hope) google has my email linked.

  67. Nooly says:

    I love ottobre !!!!
    Fingers crossed!!!

  68. Heather says:

    Those look like a great resource!

  69. Pattij says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to try their patterns if I win! Evin5 at aol dot com

  70. Michele says:

    I have never tried sewing an Ottobre pattern, keeping my fingers crossed!


  71. Beehave says:

    I am so excited about this generous giveaway! I LOVE ottobre and want to subscribe but it’s not in the budget. I have a few older issues and have sewn my way through most of them. I really appreciate your taking the time to blog where you share your experiences and advice, and now here you are sharing your goods. Thanks for the chance– someone will be one happy sewist!

  72. Tanja says:

    Loved your post on Elsie Marley – your girls are adorable!

  73. stephka says:

    i love their patterns, they are so easy to make – the exact contrary of burda πŸ˜‰

  74. Anonymous says:

    Hi Anna, I would love to win Ottobre! It would be a dream to sew some lovely kids cloths for my 2,5 y-o girl, Lili :o)

    Greetings from Budapest (as always :o)),

    turbucz.tunce [at] gmail [dot] com

  75. trudeanett says:

    I would like to win this sooo much…
    fingers crossed πŸ˜‰
    Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  76. suinfl says:

    I have 3 little grand daughters and always sewing for them. What inspiration just on the pages you’ve high-lighted. Thanks for this give-away.

  77. Sandie says:

    That’s a really great give-away. I gave all my children’s patterns away when my daughter grew up. Now I’ve got a 2 yr old granddaughter to sew for I’d love to win some of those mags.

  78. Retha says:

    these patterns look adorable!

  79. Deb says:

    I love Ottobre magazine. And I’d love to win 2 issues too!!

  80. I’ve always been curious about Ottobre! They have such cute designs. I’d love to check one out!

  81. melonkelli says:

    Fun! I love the patterns — they design fun clothes for boys and girls.

  82. Leah says:

    I love this and would love to get one in my hands!

  83. Deb says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Ottobre, and this is my chance!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    ddechurch (at) indiana (dot) edu

  84. Chris says:

    I love Ottobre- I’ve been a subscriber for two years now. I have several back issues, too, but, none of these! I can’t believe you have one that you haven’t even taken the patterns out of. πŸ™‚
    cmeunderwater (AT] gmail [DOT} com

  85. Maude says:

    I would love to win!
    Merci πŸ™‚

  86. Alexa says:

    I just bought my first women’s ottobre and have been dying to try one of the kids issues. Thanks for this great giveaway!


  87. So interesting to learn that Ottobre comes from Finland ~ all these years I thought it was Germany !

  88. Miss Oiselle says:

    Hope I’ll be lucky… Like Ottobre 2 (girl with red dress) and Ottobre 4 (girl with yellow jacket).

    Thankx for the opportunity
    Charlotte (charlotte.arnou AT gmail DOT com)

  89. Amber says:

    You’re so generous! Thanks for having such an inspiration blog & great giveaways!! I’d love to have the chance to check out Ottobre and make something for my 3 year old son & 1 year old daughter. I’ve heard the Ottobre designs have great fit!
    amber565 (at) gmail (dot) com

  90. Jayme says:

    I’ve taken te bait and now I’m curious about them!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Jaytensen at gmail dot com

  91. Sarah says:

    oooh, fun! I haven’t treated myself to an issue of Ottobre for a few years now!

  92. Ilse says:

    what a great give away! I love the Ottobre magazines. Cute patterns and clear instructions.
    ilse *dot* vanhevel *at* gmail *dot* com

  93. Suzee says:

    I have a couple of the magazines but not made anything yet..would love to own one more!! =)
    thank you! appleheadthreads at gmail

  94. Em says:

    I have heard so many great things about this publication. I would love to get my hands on one in real life. It’s so nice of you to share with your readers! But, even if I don’t win, thanks for links re: where I can buy one for myself.

    em_komiskey (at) yahoo ( dot ) com

  95. angelina says:

    ooOOH pick me wont you love! i’ll make those cool robot clothes for my little one, he’s soon to be a darling 4 years old. xxx

  96. Thank you for sharing your magazines!

    dora {dot} moreland {at} gmail {dot} com

  97. Angela C. says:

    I have been wanting to try one of these magazines. Thanks for the chance!

    accoupons at gmail dot com

  98. Jessica says:

    oh, wow! i have been wanting to try one of these but haven’t taken the plunge! thanks for the great giveaway!

  99. Annelies says:

    Awesome giveaway. I have heard of these magazines, and I am SEW in love with sewing children’s clothing. thanks for the chance.

  100. Kristien says:

    This must be one of the most original and fun give-aways ever, in my opinion! Therefore I’d love to participate!
    Thanks for you idea,
    kristien at hofmans dot be

  101. gail says:

    how fun! i’ve always wanted to try an Ottobre pattern!

  102. Monrovia says:

    I’ve always wanted to give these a try. Thanks for the chance!

  103. Twinmomma+1 says:

    I’ve always wanted to try an Ottobre pattern, but was too afraid to subscribe. I would love to win a magazine. Maybe this will give the push to actually subscribe for more.

  104. chris says:

    Since I discovered Ottobre, I’ve always wanted to explore one. Thanks for the chance!

  105. Allie says:

    OMG! Would love to have some more issues of Ottobre. Thanks!

  106. neubiewaters says:

    I’ve been stalking Ottobre for a few years now…I have yet to order. Thanks for being so generous with you own magazines

  107. Jo says:

    I would so love to win! I’ve been thinking about getting a subscription to Ottobre for a while but just can’t justify the cost to our household. I’d make great use of them πŸ™‚

  108. Marci Girl says:

    Oh these seem like great magazines! I would love to win!

    marcijdebetaz (at) hotmail {dotcom}

  109. Anonymous says:

    What fun! I’ve been wanting to check Ottobre out first hand…thanks for the chance! sabrinahannah at gmail dot com

  110. Sarah says:

    Awesome, thanks Anna! πŸ˜€ I’d love to win two of these!

  111. Elsa says:

    My son and daughter-in-law have been married for almost 8 years and they JUST started talking about having children! I thought I’d start doing some secret sewing for the children to come!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  112. Jennifer says:

    Oh I’ve drooled over Ottobre for so long but have yet to bite the bullet and either buy it or ask for it as a gift. Thank so much for the give-a-way I would love them so and so would my 3 boys!

  113. FoxInTheSnow says:

    I’ve always wanted one, but couldn’t justified the purchase! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jess at jessandzac dot com

  114. Dasha says:

    Love, love, love Ottobre!!! Everything I make out of it turns out so really cute! πŸ™‚ Would love to win more! πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!

  115. Anya says:

    What a fun magazine! If I don’t win, I may have to go out and get one myself!!

  116. Megan says:

    Oh wow, I had never heard of Ottobre until last week and then I loved what I saw so much I bought one of the magazines! I’d love to win one with different patterns!

  117. biebie says:

    i like ottobre! bieke_masselis[@]

  118. EG says:

    That magazine looks so inspiring! Address is in Blogger profile.

  119. LSS says:

    Yes, please! I would love to sew some things for my daughter. I don’t have any Ottobre, so I’ll be thrilled with any of them. Thanks for offering up your stash!

  120. vielewelten says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I want to be in!!!Love Ruth

  121. Kristie says:

    I love Ottobre’s clothes, but have never tried one of their patterns. Everything looks so fun, colorful and comfortable. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  122. I’ve heard of Ottobre… probably here! But I never really knew what it was. These are COOL! I really will have to get me one! Of course you could always send me one of yours πŸ˜‰ mcferran(dot)claire(at)gmail(dot)com

  123. Karen says:

    Ottobre is perfect for the ‘tweeker’ – you can change a pattern & add/remove features so easily with their designs, I love them. Thanks for the chance!

  124. Sandye says:

    I’ve always wanted to give Ottobre a try! Such adorable clothes. πŸ™‚

  125. Kristin says:

    I would love to win a couple of these! I have seen bloggers talk about them but never plunked the money down to see them in person. Thanks for the chance to win! nkmeldrim (at) hotmail (dot) com

  126. Heather says:

    Would love to win one of these!! Love your blog!

  127. Kimberly says:

    This is a great giveaway. I’m posting a link on my facebook for my sewing friends.

  128. Misformilk says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  129. Doreen B says:

    These magazines look great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  130. rachel says:

    ottobre clothing is so beautiful – i see it all over blogland. but i’ve never actually held an issue of the magazine. oooohhhh, i hope i win! thanks so much for this opportunity! πŸ™‚
    maxiepines at gmail dot com

  131. Sarah says:

    I always find new stuff on your blog. I swear I must live under a rock!

  132. hollymade says:

    They have such cute clothes, would love to get my hands on those magazines!

  133. Janelle says:

    ooooh! Nice comment? How could it be anything else – totally exciting! Great idea & thanks for the chance.

    teacherspet04 (at) bresnan (dot) net

  134. Jen says:

    These look like great magazines! I would love to win!

  135. Annie says:

    Oh what a super giveaway! I have a brand new baby grand daughter to sew for and I would just love to try some of these patterns. Love your blog, always checking to see what you’ve been making!
    annienicol (at) googlemail dot com

  136. Sarah says:

    Hi there -my little one is growing, so starting to sew some clothes would be great…thanks for the chance…really nice of you…Sarah (

  137. Jody says:

    Count me in! I have 7 grands all 5 and under, I would love to win.
    jlbgeorgia at yahoo dot com

  138. What an awesome magazine!

  139. Judy says:

    These magazines look amazing, I really like that they include patterns for boys. Thanks for the chance.

  140. Jessica says:

    Oh man I never heard of these until now, so thanks for the introduction! I think I might have to go right now and buy all of the women’s versions! And then have a crazy sew-a-thon!

  141. Jessica says:

    I’d love to win one of these! i have thought about buying one someday…

  142. Tammy says:

    I would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

    (My email is in my blogger profile).

  143. BFree says:

    Thanks! B.freecaster(a)

  144. Pinkalou says:

    This is a great giveaway!! pinkalou(at)me(dot)com

  145. Katie says:

    OOHH! what a great giveaway! Thanks! I would love to win 2 of these!


  146. Sarah M says:

    I have been wanting to subscribe to this magazine for awhile – the clothes are so cute!!

    thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

    morgans1129 at

  147. what a great giveaway, i am a big fan of the magazine.


  148. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

    carolinejaco at gmail dot com

  149. Amber H. says:

    I’ve been making clothes for myself, I need to start doign the same for my kids! My husband’s got some shirts I can use to make clothes for my son.. he’ll look so cute!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  150. Cathy says:

    I would love to check out one of these! Thanks for the chance!


  151. tara says:

    I have 3 girls and would love to try the patterns.
    Tguisto at hotmail dot com

  152. marisa says:

    Thanks for the chance!

    montreuils6 at aol dot com

  153. Anonymous says:

    gosh those just look adorable

  154. Tina says:

    Would Love to win.


  155. Gill says:

    I’ve heard great things about this magazine but I’ve never seen one!!!

  156. Unknown says:

    I’d love to try it out for my grand children! Tami at
    Thanks, Anna – love your blog!

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  158. hueisei says:

    I never heard of this magazine before.thanks for the chance to win!

  159. Thanks for this great giveaway! I am mostly a quilter, but also create patterns for myself and my daughters… would love to see how the professionals do it!

    pomegranatequilts [at] gmail [dot] com

  160. Louise says:

    I’m always after tween patterns as there seems to hardly anything around for that age so these magazines would be great.

  161. Hind DP says:

    Wow! Beautiful looking magazines, would love to try some patterns

  162. Jacqueline says:

    Beyond excited about this give away!!! Oooohhhh I would love 1,2 or 5!

  163. Bolo heads says:

    I am everything you said I am not a beginner sewer, I like to try new things, and Love sewing magazines. I would love to win a copy or two.

  164. Oh what a nice giveaway. I only own one Ottobre magazine and I just drool over it. I’m still a little scared to try a pattern. I guess I should get on that. πŸ™‚
    twins-squared (at) hotmail (dot) com

  165. Mel says:

    I’d love to see one of these in person — I’ve never been able to bring myself to buy one for fear of being paralyzed by too many things to make πŸ˜‰ thanks for the chance!

  166. Vladlen says:

    mmm… Absouutely Fab GiveAway!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!!


  167. Cori says:

    such cute patterns. I just learned to sew from a pattern over spring break and am dying to try something new.

  168. Heather says:

    These look fun!!

  169. I don’t enter many giveaways but I’ve always wanted to check those out. Would LOVE to win!! Thanks, girl!

  170. Anonymous says:

    Best giveaway ever! I love Ottobre patterns, so cute. Thanks!
    jaimeysimon (at) gmail (dot) com

  171. Kasey says:

    Oh, I’d be thrilled to get my hands on these!

    kaseymgm (at) gmail (dot) com

  172. Brigitte says:

    I just love the Ottobre magazines, I’ve got a couple of these in my stash, but there’s still room for more πŸ˜‰

    brigittevanslooten (at) hotmail (dot) com

  173. Crazyme says:

    WOW … a great giveaway …

    I love Ottobre-Magazines…

    I´m a german reader of your blog !

    Best wishes

  174. Alisa says:

    I’ve borrowed my friend’s copy of Ottobre and made a beautiful top for my daughter. I’d love to try more! Thanks for giving them away. πŸ™‚

  175. Kelly says:

    I love Ottobre patterns!! They are so cute and fun!

  176. These are so fun. Maybe I should convince my husband that I need a subscription for mother’s day!

  177. mariainblog says:

    I really love this magazines and sewing for kids!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Sewing.Maria at gmail dot com

  178. Tamara D. says:

    Great giveaway! These patterns look great. Thanks! tamdeford at yahoo dot ca

  179. Rosi says:

    I’d love to win some Ottobres.



  180. Tina Palas says:

    These look like such a great resource for so many different clothing pieces. I would love to try all the patterns – twice!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Tina – tippeetina[at]yahoo dot com

  181. Kerry says:

    Wow! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  182. How sweet of you! I’ve always wanted to see that magazine in person but haven’t been willing to pay the price.

  183. Debbie Faber says:

    Wow everytime I open your blog I learn about something new…would love a go at this magazine! Thanks for the opportunity.

  184. Renee says:

    Oooooo, I love Ottobre, and I love that you’ve opened it up internationally! I would love to try to start sewing again for the two kiddos here!
    rseiple at gmail dot com

  185. Zkss says:

    OU! This is a beautiful chance!!
    zkss (at) inbox (dot) lv

  186. Evie says:

    You’re so kind! What a lovely giveaway. Cute patterns for small people are so hard to find…especially little boys!

  187. Astrid says:

    oh yes!! I would love to be a winner. I love this mag too and find much inspiration for my kiddo inside. Love your blog- thank you!!!

  188. Laura says:

    I have always wanted to try a pattern from an Ottobre magazine. Thanks! Levwm[at]yahoo[dot]com

  189. Cherie says:

    Those magazines look amazing! I’d love to win! Thanks Anna. cheriemie (at) gmail (dot) com

  190. Olivia says:

    I love Ottobre! Such great patterns that fit so well.

  191. Jessica says:

    those clothes are adorable. I would love to have one of those around when I make my boys some new clothes.

  192. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is the first sewing/crafting blog I ever came across and I just want you to know you’re such an inspiration to me! All your posts, ideas and tutorials are so fun and crafty and I’m always finding new things I want to try. I grew up sewing and mostly make clothing for myself but I just had my first baby (a little boy πŸ™‚ and would love to make him some of the super cute clothing from the Ottobre magazines.
    Thanks again!

  193. ChandraD says:

    Love to see Monday giveaways. πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting!

  194. I have two little kids that I make clothes for 1 & 3. Those magazines would get lots of use and love at my house! Love your blog!

  195. BeeSewSweet says:

    I’ve wanted to check out Ottobre for awhile now. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  196. LeeAnn says:

    I’ve never seen this magazine in person but I have heard great things! Last year I found an 80’s Burda magazine randomly show up in a local thrift store. What a mess to trace! But from the looks of one of your photos, the pattern papers seems very organized. They look like some cute (and timeless) designs!

  197. Alfa says:

    Thanks for these great giveaway, Love your blog and your patterns.

  198. SaraJ says:

    I love Ottobre. Yes please! Thanks for giving some away!

  199. Sarah says:

    This is my first time hearing about Ottobre, but it looks like an amazing magazine and I’d love to check it out!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  200. erica says:

    Oh! I’ve always wanted to buy ine of these, but just never have. This is so nice of you!!

  201. Luch says:

    Like many, ive never seen this magazine in person…would love to win one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  202. Beth says:

    I love Ottobre, I recently bought my first and would love a couple more!

  203. Maja Huether says:

    Great Giveaway! I’d love this!

  204. Tutinella says:

    I have 3 little girls in a family and I’m sure I’d find loads of cute ideas in these magazines! The retail price you mentioned is typical for Finland I think πŸ˜‰ One of the most expensive countries I visited, but so nice πŸ™‚

  205. Thanks for sharing this cool publication. It’s so nice to see fun modern clothes for boys. I might just have to become a subscriber! Love your blog πŸ™‚

  206. sarah diama says:

    what a fun giveaway! i would love to win one, and their in english! the few i have are hand-me-downs from a dutch friend, so they are in dutch… but a pattern is a pattern, right?! thanks again for sharing your issues!


  207. boomie says:

    I’ve been considering a subscription, so I’d really like a chance at this give-away!

  208. Ramona Burke says:

    I just ordered a back issue of Ottobre… it hasn’t arrived yet, but I’d LOVE to get my hands on more! thanks for sharing!!!

  209. An says:

    I love Ottobre and I love your blog. Perfect match? Cross my fingers!

  210. Kristy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. LOVE Ottobre!
    bakkernk at gmail dot com

  211. Sara says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Ottobre for some time. I’ve been looking for better alternative to the usual fabric store patterns. Thanks for sharing!

  212. Izi says:

    I never participated, this is the first time. I love the Ottobre patterns, but i don’t have anyone. I saw the magazine on the blog from Germany . In Romania i don’t find. I just love to have One. Thanks for giveaway!

  213. Francine says:

    Love that Russian blouse, I can see my girls in it πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  214. smooze13 says:

    I have so been wanting to try this magazine out. I see so many great patterns come from them!

  215. Rachel says:

    My sister gave me a subscription to this magazine last year and I finally made my first thing from it! It was a lot of fun, I recommend trying it out!
    rashooray at yahoo dot com

  216. brooke says:

    I have always wanted to try Ottobre…what a fun giveaway!!!


  217. Leigh says:

    I have been wanting to get my hands on one of these and check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

  218. marnae says:

    I would love to try out this magazine..especially if I can learn some new sewing techniques! Thanks for the giveaway!

  219. jack says:

    These look like fun to try!! Thanks for the chance!!

  220. Rachel says:

    I have not seen this magazine before. Would love to see it.

  221. Sew Lovins says:

    I love ottobre!! Thanks:)

  222. Kristie says:

    Wow, I have been wanting to look at one of these for a long time. How sweet of you to share your fun things!

  223. I love that robot shirt. Must make it

  224. Amanda S. says:

    great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  225. Therese says:

    I’d love to check it out!! Thanks! mudhens1[at]embarqmail[dot]com

  226. Melinda says:

    Thanks for such a great giveaway – I have used them before and these magazines are fabulous!

  227. annemarie says:

    I have always wanted to see one of these magazines! Thanks for the chance.

  228. Lynn says:

    what a super generous giveaway! love seeing new boys patterns! thanks.

  229. Megan says:

    My husband was sweet enough to get me a year subscription to Ottobre and I sew from the magazines all the time! meganberka (at) gmail (dot) com

  230. katevp-a says:

    woo hoo!!


  231. Tanya says:

    Thank you for offering the giveaway internationally, I’d love to win a copy with the overalls in them (we’re coming up to winter here)

  232. seniorpal says:

    Just found you now. Very impressed. I make Toddler clothes, I give to unwed shelters etc. Im a senior and like giving. Would like to win a magazine & maybe buy more. Im @ I live in U.S.A Minnesota. Thank you.

  233. Laura says:

    I have always wanted to get my hands on one of those magazines. I’ve been so impressed with all of things I’ve seen sewn from the patterns.

  234. Denise K. says:

    Love Ottobre! ghiadean @ hotmail . com

  235. Love this blog and love the giveaway!

  236. Kari says:

    These look fantastic – thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

    Poppleton at gmail dot com

  237. Anonymous says:

    I am Finnish and would *love* to be able to gift one of these magazines to my aunt who loves to sew! I think she would have a blast sewing for my cousin’s children.

    And who can beat the link to our heritage. Thanks for sharing this awesome magazine!

    sisujones (at) yahoo (dot) com

  238. Wow! This magazine looks really interesting. I’ve got two little girls I’m wanting to do more sewing for. I’m just not that happy with what I’m finding in the stores. This would be a great resource for inspiration and the patterns are a HUGE bonus. So nice of you to share these.

    busylittlehands {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

  239. Emily says:

    I’ve always wondered about this magazine. Thanks for sharing!

  240. Allison B says:

    LOVE Ottobre!

    alliburt (at) gmail (dot) com

  241. Anonymous says:

    I would love to try it!

  242. Anonymous says:

    I would love to win! I love Ottobre!

  243. Anonymous says:

    I’ve looked into subscribing to some sewing or craft magazines, but haven’t found anything that I really like. These look great and I would love to give one a try. Thanks! Sabrina


  244. Anonymous says:

    I’ve coveted Ottobre for a while and can’t resist a giveaway for one.


    lhyink at mac dot com

  245. Charity says:

    Wow! What a fun giveaway! πŸ™‚

  246. Robin says:

    What a great giveaway! I love Ottobre– and for the number of patterns in each issue, they are a great value. I only have a couple and would love to add to my collection. πŸ™‚

  247. Tiphaine says:

    Usiong ottobre ptterns is something I have been wanted for some times nice…this could be a great occasion !!!! Also because I have real difficulties to find great things to make for my boys….

  248. stance. says:

    too cool! thanks for sharing your awesome stash!

    stacy (dot) wamble (at) gmail (dot) com

  249. Amy says:

    This looks like such a neat magazine!!! Thanks for the give away!

  250. Queeey says:

    Ooo! I keep thinking about checking these out. Thanks for being willing to share!


  251. Love these mags and after introducing a new member to our family after 11yrs we now have need for them again! My email is lee_pen5(at)bigpond(dot)com and yes I am in Australia

  252. Chez Roo says:

    I would love to win one, I have only seen their magazine online, but the clothes look so cute! Thanks for the giveaway Anna!

  253. Lis says:

    I don’t really enter giveaways, but this one is too tempting!

  254. Bekah says:

    These are beautiful! How fun!

  255. Anonymous says:

    I’d love to try one of these out. I’ve never seen one and never had the guts to spend the money on one to try it out. This seems like the best way to do that.

  256. Their boy clothes are so cool! I have been a little hesitant to try an Ottobre pattern but this may be the time to try =)


  257. Michelle says:

    Would love to give them a try. Looks like there are some cute boy things- such a rarity!

  258. DKB says:

    how nice of you- would love to win. Ive never read one of these before, but have heard lots about them

  259. CometGirl63 says:

    very cool! I’ve never heard of this mag before, so thank you sooooo much for sharing!

  260. Just a little peak inside made me want to sew some of those adorable clothes!

  261. Lisa says:

    I love new things to try. I am in with both feet. Thank you for the giveaway!

  262. jaya says:

    Anna, I have been following your blog for a long time and love your tutorials! The ottobre magazine has been a longtime dream of mine, we simply don’t get it in Qatar! I would love to win one, thanks for the giveaway!

  263. felicity says:

    The mag looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  264. i'm beccy. says:

    Can I just say that I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

  265. Angie says:

    Ohh, I love Ottobre. I don’t have any of those issues either. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚ angieswhim (at) gmail (d0t) com

  266. Ana Rojas says:

    I have been drooling over their website. i did not know they had a magazine. It would be great to get me started in sewing clothes, since I cannot transition well from quilting into it

    Ana Rojas – Costa Rica

  267. Liz says:

    Thanks for the chance! I’d love to make some things from the magazine.

  268. Barbarah says:

    Wow! Such an awesome giveaway! Tey look so cute!

  269. Anett says:

    ohhh I love ottobre (and so do my kids) think it is so fun to sew something that is a little different.

    Anett Simonsen – Denmark

  270. Mims says:

    thanks for the giveaway! i just finished my second sewn dress for my daughter last weekend and she’s clamoring for more. i’m mimsical13atgmaildotcom

  271. Gray says:

    I have recently ‘found’ Ottobre and LOVING IT!! Would go crazy for a back copy… or two… oh! =)

    Thankyou for giving me the chance! =)


  272. tini-uk says:

    Oh I would love to win, I love their designs and need some new ideas because my sister is expecting a baby, lots of projects to sew.

  273. milou says:

    Hello, I’m your blog from France and I admit I been admired what ou do!
    I saw ur contest was open to the internationnal, so I would like to participate, if possible (this is a first for me to participate in a competition abroad! There’s a first time for everything!) .
    Here is my email address:

  274. Crinkled says:

    Wow. I think if I don’t win this than I will have to look into buying at least one of my own (probably a bit too expensive for me to subscribe to).

  275. Heather says:

    I’ve seen these magazines online, but never in person. I have 3 boys so would love to win!

  276. Wow! What a greate giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win! I love Ottobre very much. And Ilove to sew for my children. And I want to win!

  277. Eli says:

    I’ve seen some lovely examples of clothes sewn from Ottobre but have yet to buy one. Hopefully I’ll be lucky in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance of winning these magazines!

  278. Jenny says:

    I’ve always wondered how to get these in the States!

  279. kalinka says:

    i would love a copy of ottobre – i’ve heard so much about it but have never bought (or even seen) a copy. thanks for the giveaway, and for sharing your fantastic sewing ideas on your blog. rhymeswithlisa [at] gmail [dot] com.

  280. Marta says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for some time and always admire your projects, pictures and your style. It’s a pleasure for me to visit your blog.

  281. MΓ²nica says:

    I would like to win. Thanks for this nice giveaway!

  282. Great blog – Just found recently – so wonderful to find other inspiring sewers. I’ve not used this pattern book, so I’m very interested. Just used BWF. Thanks for the ideas and the draw!

  283. What a great giveaway – thanks for the chance of winning πŸ™‚

  284. Cute patterns! adams (dot) brenna (at) gmail (dot) com

  285. love your blog and all your creativity … now, on to ottobre-kids … i would love to win these; i have a new dgd coming soon and love to sew for her from the mag …. thanks for the offer …..


  286. Andrea says:

    I would definitely love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  287. Jennyroo says:

    Would so love to be the winner!

  288. Tatiana says:

    I love it!!! I hope I win!

  289. Lise says:

    The magazines look terrific! Here’s hoping…

  290. Rebecca G. says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE Ottobre! They have the greatest boys’ patterns–so hard to find really cool creative clothes for the little guys. So kind of you to share these!

  291. Randi says:

    Whoa~! I’d love to get my hands on one of these!! Do they sell it in bookstores here? (I don’t think I can wait for shipping!)

  292. Anonymous says:

    How very generous of you! I have admired these magazines for awhile, online only. Have never seen one for real:) I would love to win! I sew for kids, 6,5,3, and almost 1. I love your blog btw.

  293. Miss Prickly says:

    Hi Anna, I’ve used a few patterns from these magazines before, and I adore them! I’d love to win them. My little girl is growing so fast – I swear she needs a new wardrobe.

    pricklypearcactuscandy (AT) comcast (DOT) net.

  294. Katie says:

    Wow, these look amazing! Would love to get my hands on one (or two)!

  295. I’ve really been wanting to try this magazine! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!
    x Katherine
    kittens.lost.her.mittens [at] gmail [dot] com

  296. Rachel says:

    What a nice giveaway! I would love to win one of the magazines.
    mnrridgeway (at)gmail (dot)com

  297. ltmommy says:

    I would love to win – I have eyed this magazine many times and have been so tempted to buy a copy, but couldn’t find it locally.

  298. Melinda says:

    this would be awesome! never seen the magazine in person either and would love a chance to look!!!

  299. Mrs Yoastie says:

    They look like they have some great patterns. I love making dresses for my two girls.

  300. borsoo says:

    What a great giveaway! I have long been thinking on buying Ottobre, so it would be really great to try its patterns.

  301. Kerstin says:

    I absolutely love Ottobre, the clothes are always so cute and easy to sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

  302. Unknown says:

    Such a great giveaway, I was just browsing Ottobre site yesterday searching for inspiration what to sew for my baby girl. I hope it will be something from Ottobre magazine. Best regards, Wendy

  303. creadientje says:

    I love Ottobre magazines, and can allways use a new one! πŸ˜€

  304. Rosie says:

    I love Ottobre. Especially love that they have cool boy stuff.

    roddandrosie at gmail dot com

  305. I love this “green” giveaway. What a fantastic idea.

  306. Kimberly F says:

    Wow, what gorgeous clothes! so sweet of you to give them away.
    kfurdell (at) gmail (dot) com

  307. I recently subscribed to Ottobre, and am addicted! I’m surprised that you can bear parting with them, but seeing as you are I’d love to win a couple to fuel my addiction/inspiration.

  308. Susie says:

    What a lovely opportunity. These magazines look so inspiring! Thanks!

    susie [at] gmail [dot] com

  309. Susie Contreras says:

    What a lovely opportunity. These magazines look so inspiring! Thanks!

    susiecontreras [at] gmail [dot] com

    (sorry I posted twice… my first post right above was not the correct email. Eek! So sorry!)

  310. Noemy says:

    I have seen this magazine In the Internet,I love to make girl dresses and this magazine has a lot of great ideas!!!! I would love to get it if I’m not a winner I think I will subscribe anyways!!!!

  311. Noemy says:

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  312. Noemy says:

    I have seen this magazine In the Internet,I love to make girl dresses and this magazine has a lot of great ideas!!!! I would love to get it if I’m not a winner I think I will subscribe anyways!!!!

  313. Noemy says:

    I did leave a message before but I forgot to put my e-mail my comment was that I love to make girl dresses and his magazine has a lot of great ideas!!!!

  314. BarefootTams says:

    Would love to win one of these!!

  315. Tracy says:

    Oooh, I love otto! So sweet of you to share!

  316. macca says:

    ahhh i Love Ottobre mags. would love to win

  317. Mary Ann says:

    what a great giveaway! i’d love to win an ottobre pattern! thanks, anna! maryannbmartin@gmail(dot)com

  318. Lauren says:

    Would love to get my hands on some Ottobre!!!

  319. la Ste says:

    Hi, I bought yesterday my first sewing machine and I’m looking forward to trying new things! So far I have hand-stitched for my two kids (2 and 4 years) now I want to make the leap forward!Stefania from Verona Italy
    laste231 at gmail dot com

  320. Ellieboo says:

    ooooh what a fantastic giveaway – please include me and thank you

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  323. Never seen this magazine before, but it looks great! I’d love to check it out! My email is attached to blogger

  324. Thanks for making this international, would love to win and finally get my hands on a copy!

  325. Jacqui says:

    Looks like a fun magazine! What a great give away!

  326. Michelle W. says:

    I would love to win. I have one Ottobre magazine, but would love to have another. They have beautiful designs. Hmm, now that I think about it. Not sure if I have made anything from that magazine. I should go check and remedy that. =) Thanks for the giveaway! cmwark(at)telus(dot)net

  327. Jacqui says:

    Looks like fun!
    What a great give away!

  328. peaandbean says:

    I’ve always wanted to try these patterns but have been too intimidaed by all the lines! courtkal12 (at) gmail (dot) com

  329. Anonymous says:

    so cute! thanks for the chance to win!
    harandlett [at] comcast {dot] net

  330. grace wood says:

    I would love to win and try out some of the patterns! Thank you:)

  331. Krystina says:

    I’ve also never actually seen one of these in person, but I’d love to win! So generous!

  332. Nicole Slack says:

    I have wanted to try ottobre forever but have been nervous about purchasing. This would be an AWESOME win! I have 2 girls and 2 boys so they would get a lot of use πŸ™‚

  333. I LOVE the Ottobre magazine. The fit is just perfect for me and everything I’ve been sewing for my kids turned out perfect, too. So thanks for this give away!

  334. Anna says:

    I’ve never seen this magazine, but would love to win one. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  335. Anonymous says:

    Just in time!

    I love Ottobre, they are awesome!


  336. Amy says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  337. Mommy of 3 says:

    I’ve been wanting to buy that magazine! Would love to win one!!! Thanks Anna!

  338. Mrs C says:

    ME! ME! ME! pick me!!! I just got a new sewing machine so I naturally need some new patterns!

  339. Those look like such great magazines. I would love to get my hands on a couple of those.

  340. Lysann says:

    i would love to have one!!!
    thanx for the giveaway


  341. Oh no – this looks like something I could get addicted to. Never enough days to sew all these cute pieces either. I would LOVE to win this!

  342. Oh i really want to win!

  343. Kat says:

    Wow, this is a popular post. I love Ottobre too, so does my daughter, such beautiful clothes.

  344. Ng says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway ! The Russian Peasant blouse worn by the girl look so pretty. I love pattern magazine with both girls and boys designs. Hope to win one. joyenwen(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)sg

  345. Lindsay says:

    Oh! I’d love to win!! Had a look at one of these in a recent sewing meetup. Lovely patterns and the pattern sheets are much clearer than Burda mags. lindsay [dot] osco [at] gmail [dot] com

  346. Stacey says:

    What a generous giveaway, thank you!

  347. Amber B says:

    I’d love to try one of their patterns! Thanks!

  348. Burns Family says:

    A subscription to this has been on my wish list forever (I’m half Finnish)! Thanks for this! BTW I love your blog, and patterns!

  349. tiffany says:

    I love Ottobre! Great designs in there. Thanks for the opportunity!

  350. amye says:

    what a generous little dear you are πŸ™‚ i have always admired these magazines, but alas, have never held one in my little hands πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance. xo

  351. Angela says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…this magazine looks awesome!

  352. Sonicka says:

    It’s so generous of you to share your magazines! I love ottobre and would be delighted to win!

  353. njeri says:

    Yay for Ottobre. I would love a copy of the magazine.

  354. Amanda says:

    Definitely throwing in my name in the hat on this one! with 3 little girls these magazines will get a lot of use!!!

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