Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Girl Charlee UK & Europe: Tutorial Tuesday (Cowl Neck Sweatshirt) plus a Fabulous Giveaway!

Cowl Neck Sweatshirt by Jess at The Sewing Rabbit
This week's tutorial is a Cowl Neck Sweatshirt by Jess at The Sewing Rabbit  Jess is an amazing blogger, writer and Co-Editor of Stylo Magazine.  If you haven't already visited her site do so immediately!  There are loads of free patterns, interesting articles and tips and tricks.

In this blog Jess shares her FREE PATTERN which includes a great step by step guide with pictures and hints/tips.  
 
The finished sweatshirt looks so great... casual but stylish, warm and comfy.  It's something that you'll be wearing every weekend (if not all week!)

Jess recommends a fabric with a little stretch and our Sweatshirt Fleece is perfect -
or you could also use one of our more stable Hacci Sweater Knits or French Terry Knits for a lighter weight version, some suggestions below - 
For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's board on Pinterest.

In conjunction with the wonderful folks at The Sewing Directory we are hosting a giveaway where you can win a £50 Girl Charlee Gift Card for yourself and £20 for a friend.To enter all you need to do is to sign up for our email updates (using the box on the top left of the blog). Then add a comment on this post with your email address (you can use * instead of @ to prevent spam).  If you have a friend you'd like to win the £20, simply add their name/email to the comment.
If you have already signed up for the email updates just add your comment/email address and friend's details to the blog.
Referred friends can then enter themselves for a chance to win the £50 and refer a new friend for £20.

Entries must be received by 6pm on Tuesday 1st March, a random winner (and their friend if applicable) will be chosen on Wednesday 2nd March. 
Only one main entry and one friend referral allowed per person, multiple entries will be disqualified.
Giveaway is open to anyone in UK, Ireland & Europe.
Eligible entrants must have signed up to the Girl Charlee UK email updates and posted a comment on this blog post.
We love to see your makes and will be featuring our favourites on the blog at the end of the month for our "Knit Picks" so please send us pictures of what you make with your Girl Charlee fabric!  You can email us at sales@girlcharlee.co.uk or follow and tag us on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook (@girlcharleeuk & #girlcharleeuk

Good Luck & Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

102 comments:

  1. *susiecrago@hotmail.co.uk. Would love to win this to feed my fabric addiction!! And maybe do some sewing for me with this great pattern and fabric!

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  2. I would love to win this :) andreabhauser*gmail.com

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  3. How generous! I would love to win so I can pick some nice fabrics for clothes for my girls! marjolein*haakbaak.nl

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  4. What a great free pattern and tutorial! I've really been wanting to try sewing with French terry, and it's lovely to wear so might have to try this. Would love to win the voucher to help with that as well. gingerellaj*gmail.com. The friend I'd love to win is Amy Harvey (although I shan't leave her email address here). Great idea about the Knit Picks as well! :D

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  5. Wow, what a fab prize! jenny.handford*googlemail.com

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  6. I never usually enter competitions but i have a fair few items in my stash i would love!! fineate*gmail.com and the friend that would also love this is pip and her email address is pipandroo*gmail.com

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  8. What a generous prize and would love to win as have my eyes on such a lot of your lovely fabrics but I am a bit of a beginner with knits so haven't been brave enough to order margattheolddairy*fsmail.net. My friend who is also my daughter is a fan of your stripey fabric but also a novice with knits lozzypalooza*gmail.com

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  9. Tnixsonuk*aol.co.uk just starting out with knits trying to get daughter Kaitlin.nixson*me.com to join in

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  10. Oh, how nice of you! I'm awaiting my first order from you and have already signed up for your newsletter - would love to win, of course! francesca.amodeo*gmail.com

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  13. Fabulous prize and yes I'm already signed up to the newsletter - keeping fingers crossed thesewingbird.mh*gmail.com

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  14. A very lucky winner will be swooning in girl charlee fabric! Love it! I'm already signed up for the newsletter.

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  15. I've just been sewing your blue star fabric, so would love to win some more. vanessasalome*blueyonder.co.uk

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  16. Already signed up! Mooch_1992*hotmail.com

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  17. I have just signed for the blog newsletter, I would love to win. My email address: valetazza*yahoo.com. Beautiful tutorial and pattern too, thank you.

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm already signed up to the newsletter, my address is alexa.c.duff*gmail.com and my friend/sisters address is leonie.duff*hotmail.co.uk

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  24. What a great prize! mary_lou1*hotmail.com

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    1. Congratulations Mary, you have won the second prize of a £20 Gift Card! I will email you with details. Happy shopping and happy sewing! Mark

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  25. Fantastic prize from a great company
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  26. Thanks for the fab prize and love the free pattern also. Have signed up for the newsletter.
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  27. Would be great to win this prize

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  30. I have some sweatshirt material in my stash so this is going to top of my to make list. ahsh.frampton*gmail.com

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  46. Thank you, a great prize. Sj.Jackson*yahoo.Co.UK
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  48. Love your shop and your fabrics. I'm angelafernihough*yahoo.co.uk xxx

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  49. Already signed up as kayasuni*yahoo.co.uk. When are you going to do the monthly knit fix boxes in the uk?

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    1. Hi MissKayUK We are hoping to do the monthly knit fix boxes in the future as the site grows. We will announce it in the email updates so be sure to keep an eye out!

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  50. That would be amazing! Becca_makin*hotmail.com

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  51. I would love to win this as I'm currently planning sewing projects for a sunny holiday in May which will include some Aurora tops and some Kimono Tees.
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  52. How fun!
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  53. Fingers crossed, got my eye on a few bits for my 'collection'!!
    Already signed up
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  54. Heather Sutherland would love to win also ( heathersutherland1 at icloud dot com)

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  56. I've recently bought a couple of knit patterns so would love to win this claire.clark74*outlook.com I'd nominate my mum for the runner up prize, she's a keen sewer too. Many thanks

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  57. Lovely fabrics, would love to win pebbyab*gmail.com

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  58. Oh my stash is desperately needing some new jersey fabric!!
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  59. I've become addicted to knits since first finding your USA site (I love window shopping) and of course am now delighted a with the UK based shop! My email is Scally.Claire *at* gmail.com, and if I possibly win this dream prize I've promised to make this scrumptious hoody for my sister Alison (with her winnings finding the fabric naturally).. Ahh, sisterly love! Keep up the great blogging guys!

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  62. samantha*andrewnewson.co.uk and my sister jenny*smartmaniacs.co.uk

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  63. Clairejcorry*gmail.com nice giveaway. I love this tutorial too and have made one already it's so cosy.

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  64. kellyesue*gmail.com . This would be amazing!

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  65. Might have signed up 3 times as didn't think it was working -
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  66. keeping my fingers crossed! have already signed up isobelfcollier*hotmail.com

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  67. It's a great price and I would love love love to win: mariahennlein * hotmail.com and my friend villa-stoff * hotmail.com.

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  68. The fabrics look delightful.. would love to create with them! Thanks for the chance
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  69. An opportunity for me to finally overcome my slightly scaredy-cat fear of knits maybe :) jopalmer1*hotmail.com

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  70. yes please what a great giveaway heljboreham*gmail.com. Would also love my friend Chelsea to win too as she is much more clever than me on a sewing machine

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  71. Thank you for the giveaway - just found your site and love the cape. Now to choose my fabric - there are some really great ones and I am so glad you are UK based as well.

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  72. tarrysai@hotmail.co.uk

    Would love to win these as I'm on a fabric fast till Easter

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  73. Yes please! I am all signed up, and would love to sew some more knits for the two small knitties! I'd also like to put my mama forward as my nominated friend! Email katie.colledge*gmail.com

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  76. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Looking forward!
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    xx,
    Catia

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    1. Congratulations Catia, you have won the £50 Gift Card! I will email you with details. Happy shopping and happy sewing! Mark

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  78. Oooh how exciting. Email is jenniferclancaster*gmail.com and I'd love the £20 for my friend Jo :)

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  79. Fab giveaway. My deets are choistie *yahoo dot co dot uk ��

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  80. Hoping I signed up to the newsletter correctly! I'd love to win some fabric Amyhbrown31*gmail.com and so would my mum Helen!

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  81. Hoping I signed up to the newsletter correctly! I'd love to win some fabric Amyhbrown31*gmail.com and so would my mum Helen!

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  82. Ooh would be fab to win!! christinevickery*hotmail.com

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  83. All signed up (hopefully), would love to win this!! cazfaithcrossley*yahoo.co.uk :) Thank you!!

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  84. Littlemissbunting*gmail.com fingers crossed!

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  85. val_banks*hotmail.com already subscribed thanks!

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  86. Having only just discovered you, this prizeis very exciting! Having bought 3 different sweatshirt knits I am definitely making that cowl neck sweater! Thanks for the link to the blog! Jmtrevett*yahoo.co.uk

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  87. Already subscribed to the newsletter. Haven't used fleece or hacci fabric yet. Thanks for the giveaway. naheema_gordon2000*yahoo.co.uk

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  88. Lovely giveaway! I'm signed up as elanor*gmail.com

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  89. Woohoo! I'd make lots of lovely dresses with my mashed up pattern of a Renfrew & a Burda skirt if I won some jersey fabric. I've signed up to the newsletter as vicki_halliday*yahoo.co.uk and nominate my friend Emma of Dressmakerssocial on Instagram.

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  90. Fayezeet1*gmail.com - I'd love to win! And I'd like to nominate my mum as my friend to win £20. Laino_1*hotmail.com. Thanks

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  91. janeyd105*gmail.com I cant afford new fabric and always upcycle sheets i get at charity shops so it would be lovely to be able ro have some new material.

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  92. missjbain*gmail.com - I loooove your knits and would love some more to play with! I reckon my fab friend Rosie would also love some (so we could make her gorgeous baby some cute-as-a-button jersey clothes) - her email is rosie.tipples*gmail.com. Fingers crossed!

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  93. Yes please! Am already on the newsletter list :) julie.vonnet*gmail.com

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  94. I'm ckgleeson*btinternet.com
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  95. Alicat500*sky.com
    Wow, fabulous prize! Dreaming of what I could make? I've just started a patchwork course so more fabric would be ace!

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  96. Thank you to everyone who entered. Our winner of the £50 Gift Card is Catia Silva. Because Catia didn't nominate a friend for the £20 Gift Card we drew another name and the second winner is Mary S. As a thank you to everyone who entered we have set up a 15% discount code until the end of the week. Enter code DIRECT for your discount. Happy Sewing! Mark

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