Sketchbook Blog Tour Day 1

The Sketchbook blog tour begins today with Kara Orr of Sweeter Than It Seams. Kara has made a super cute casual date night outfit and clutch purse. See more about this fun look on Kara's blog.


Sketchbook blog tour blogger Kara Orr modeling date night outfit and clutch project

Be sure to follow along this week as 4 other bloggers will post about their Sketchbook fabrics sewing projects. See my Sketchbook Blog Tour post for the full talent lineup.

On Instagram, repost your favorite project from the tour for a chance to win 10 yards of Sketchbook fabrics! That's right, a half-yard bundle of each of the 20 prints in the collection.

To enter the giveaway here's all you have to do:

Repost your favorite Sketchbook blog tour project on Instagram

Use the hashtag #SketchbookTourGiveaway in your repost


Giveaway ends Saturday, August 22nd at 9:00 am EDT. Winner will be announced on my blog along with a full recap of the week.

Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on sewing French seams. I have 2 fun projects planned for this week that each use Sketchbook fabrics and French seams in their construction. If you haven't worked with this sewing technique before or want a refresh on how to do it, be sure to stop by. I promise, it's a great way to finish seams and very easy to do!

Sketchbook Blog Tour

Last month Sketchbook, my second fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, became available. It's so exciting for me to see all the lovely clothing and accessories being created with my prints! Show me more--be sure to tag your items with #Sketchbookfabrics when you post on social media so I can see and share your work.

To keep the sharing going, next week I will be hosting a Sketchbook Blog Tour. Five talented makers have been sewing beautiful items to post on their blogs as part of the tour. From my blog, I'll be posting two new free projects along with a tutorial on how to sew French seams. It's gonna be a sewing-packed week you'll not want to miss!

If you like to sew for your family and are getting the kids ready for back-to-school, you'll find lots to love about next weeks' blog tour. Here's the lineup of amazing bloggers:


August 17 - Kara Orr - Sweeter Than it Seams

August 18 - Raedene Averitt - Chasing Mermaids

August 19 - Elizabeth Whitehurst - Cotton Belle Boutique

August 20 - Jessica Stewart - Snickerdoodle Stew

August 21 - Alexis Wright - My Sweet Sunshine Studio

August 22 - Blog tour recap and Sketchbook fabric winner announcement


Yes, you read it right, there's another chance to win Sketchbook fabrics! As part of the blog tour I am giving away half-yard cuts of the entire Sketchbook collection. That's 10 total yards of fabric!

You could win a 1/2 yard of each Sketchbook print - 10 yards total!

The full details of how to enter the drawing will be posted Monday, August 17th on my Instagram feed. Follow sharonhollanddesigns on Instagram to learn more and enter.

Get ready for an inspiring week of great ideas and beautiful sewing. I can't wait to see what those talented bloggers are going to posting!