Thankyou Random.org...we have TWO winners.... thanks ladies, I'll pop your issues in the post!
my favourite fabric ever comes from you! I’m sooooo glad I found cmf and is my 2yo son, 4 yo daughter and hubby(who has the most stylish undies ever all because of u!)
Because everything i’ve made from the mag so far has turned out brilliant. Would never say no to more of em.
Ottobre Design is essentially the entire reason Crafty Mamas exists today. Being a mum of 4 myself ( 2 boys and 2 girls!) , I originally started sewing from Top Kids mag when the eldest was about 3... ( now I'm showing my age) and when it stopped being published- I was lost! Then thanks to the internet, I began to see this " Ottobre " being mentioned in sewing forums, and I was hooked. As it was not available in my local newsagent- I gladly took on the agency for Australia. Of course I also soon needed the beautiful Euro fabrics I saw in the mag- so Crafty Mamas became the largest stockist of high quality Euro knits in Australia.
I get lots of emails from people wanting to starting sewing Otto, but they are not quite sure if they are ready for this type of pattern delivery. Here's my most answered questions:
1. Are the patterns hard/complicated?
Some are yes- but many are also aimed at beginners. The best way to add to your knowledge bank of sewing , is to start simple and work your way up. Otto will help you do that!
2. But there are no pictures with the instructions?
No, not for all things- Otto assume you will read and follow their very clear instructions. They do give pictured instructions for generic things like neckbindings, pockets etc in every issue. If you are ever stuck, we have a fabulous FB Group full of friendly sewing people happy to help.
3. Can I sell the items I make using Otto patterns?
No. Otto give specific instructions on the inside of every cover in regards to this, " the designs, instructions and patterns are only intended for personal use by sewing hobbyists. All commercial or industrial use is prohibited".
4. I won't know how to trace the patterns of or find my sizes?
I've got tutorials on the blog to help you with this- it's easy!
Now- let's get to the Give-away!
I have TWO issues of the Winter 6/2015 issue to give -away to two lucky readers. Simply leave me a comment as to why you need Otto in your life! I've announce our winners on Monday 16th November. Good luck!