**Giveaway Closed!**

I’m pretty sure, as an eighth grader in home ec class, I never would have imagined being at this point in my life and stating that phrase.

But I really do think it would be fun to actually be able to sew!

{Like I need one more thing to do, but still!}

And if I had a sewing machine {which I really have no room for}, I would start my learning process with the lovely Trish Preston of Two Peas in a Pod Designs.

Why would I turn to Trish?

First of all, Trish has the CUTEST patterns ever – remember the  purse she made for me for Relevant?!

Trish made this one for me {since we’ve already established that I cannot sew}, but she sells the patterns so you can make your own with the colors and patterns you want!

Secondly, Trish is such an awesome designer/teacher/seamstress that she is part of the PBS show It’s Sew Easy! Yep, she’s a TV star!

Lastly, Trish is a mom just like you and me. Sewing is not her whole life, but it is her creative outlet and she wants to help you learn so it can be yours as well!

And here is a great place to start…

Trish has an online class to teach you how to make an adorable tie front tote!

I can give no expert opinion in the way of the actual sewing aspects of this class, but I can say that the great video tutorials, detailed written notes, and the fact that you can go at your own pace at home {in your jammies if you want!} combines for a great class experience in my opinion!

I may even think about giving it a try on my mom’s new sewing machine if I’m brave…we’ll see…

If you sew or are serious about learning, I think this class would be lots of fun, and for $20, you can learn to make this cute tote bag and take care of some Christmas presents for the lovely ladies in your life!

Just click over here to read more about the class and purchase your registration in the right sidebar!

AND, when you purchase your registration, just enter the code HomeWithTheBoys in the message block in PayPal and you will get a 15% off {via PayPal refund}! You can also use that same code to get free shipping in the Two Peas in a Pod Designs etsy shop, which includes patterns AND some finished products!

As a bonus, I have a few giveaways from Trish for all you seamstresses and wanna-bes {like me!} out there!

Giveaway #1: 2 free e-class registrations! {2 different winners}

Giveaway #2: 2 patterns from Trish {1 winner}

For a few extra entries {leave a separate comment for each}…

*Follow @TrishPreston on Twitter

*Tweet about this giveaway: I want to sew with @TrishPreston! Enter to win an e-class or patterns with @homewiththeboys! http://bit.ly/uaAeYT

*Post about this giveaway on Facebook

This giveaway will be open until Monday, December 5th at 9:00 p.m. CST so get your entries in now! Three random winners will be chosen and notified by email!

Thanks so much to Trish for this wonderful giveaway! You are a blessing!

{By the way, she has a few great giveaways going on at her site right now as well! More chances to win!}


*I received a purse and access to the e-class from Two Peas in a Pod Designs to review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own!