Thanks for entering! This giveaway is now closed, but you can come back tomorrow morning for another lovely giveaway!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!

….and Rae gave to me a Showoff Bag sewing pattern!


I love all of the fantastic fabric combinations here:


1. pears, 2. zigzag, 3. aqua with washi

(See more in the Showoff Bag Photo Pool on Flickr).  

For today’s giveaway we are giving away one copy of the Showoff Bag Sewing Pattern PDF. This versatile bag is nice and roomy, features inside pockets, and comes in two different lengths! To enter to win, just leave a comment by 9 PM tonight (EST). One comment per person; void where prohibited by law. I’ll pick a winner using the random number generator and notify the winner by email; we’ll also post a list of all of the winners at the end of the series to make sure we don’t miss anyone. This prize will be emailed to the winner as a PDF.

Twelve Days of Christmas

There’s still plenty of Christmas pattern giveaways left — seven more, to be exact — so come back tomorrow for another one!

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217 Responses to On the Fifth Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

  1. tamara says:

    Such a great bag to show off!

  2. Rachel says:

    Great looking bag! :)

  3. Kathleen H says:

    Me, Me Pick me. Just bought the print dress pattern from Pink Castle. Their shipping was really speedy.

  4. Nancy C says:

    Love this bag…thanks for the chance to win it.

  5. That is a nice bag pattern! I see a lot of options there – nice print, color block, good stuff!

  6. neomi says:

    me! me! random number picker – pick me!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Chloe says:

    Yes please! I love bags and would happily show off with this one :)

  8. Wen says:

    Love this one too!!

  9. Such a lovely pattern – would love to win!

  10. Susana says:

    What a lovely bag!

  11. betsy says:

    Oh my goodness, I was just eyeing this pattern! I would love to win it!!!

  12. Shanna Farnsworth says:

    Another great pattern!

  13. Pirkko says:

    That’s a really nice bag!

  14. andoc says:

    It’s pretty, I’d love to win:) thanks for the chance

  15. Brigette says:

    I would love to win this bag pattern!

  16. Faustina says:

    That would be fun. I’ve never made a bag before.

  17. Windzswept says:

    Wow! I love bag patterns and this is such a lovely bag!

    Thanks for the chance.

  18. Patricia says:

    Great bag! I have the perfect fabric for it!

  19. Jxd215 says:

    Would love this – like a tote, but more fun!

  20. Anabel says:

    ¡Me encanta este patrón!
    I love this pattern!

  21. Fiona says:

    Would love to try this pattern out – thanks for the giveaway

  22. Tina says:

    Lovely bag pattern :)

  23. erinmalia says:

    Such a lovely bag!

  24. Dena wimette says:

    Such a nice bag! I love the chevron pattern.

  25. Charlie says:

    A great bag pattern and one that I would LOVE to win! :D

  26. Jenn says:

    Looks like a great bag!

  27. Melissa says:

    Another amazing giveaway, another awesome pattern!

  28. Megan M says:

    Thank you for this :) I would love to win this so I could sew something for myself.

  29. Chandra says:

    Hi, I am from Indonesia. I am one of your loyal reader. In my opinions this bagis is simple and pretty. Hope I am lucky to win your show off bag pattern :) .

  30. Ginger says:

    Would love to win. Thanks for all these giveaways. It’s really generous of you.

  31. Jessie says:

    Great bag! Thanks for doing all these giveaways. I’m having fun looking each day to see what they are

  32. Gill says:

    My favourite pattern so far!

  33. Jillian says:

    I love this bag! Would be a great next piece in my teach-self-to-sew project list!!!

  34. Nicole R says:

    Oh, I like this bag. Bag patterns are my favorite!

  35. Caylan says:

    I love all of your patterns! This bag is amazing!

  36. Katie says:

    Momma needs a new purse!

  37. Tiffany Ray says:

    Love it!! Great giveaways…thanks!!

  38. Jessie says:

    Thanks for all the giveaways! Keeping my fingers crossed for this one…

  39. Jen says:

    Love it. I could use a new purse

  40. Nikki says:

    What an adorable bag!

  41. Katie says:

    Love this bag! Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Annie says:

    More bags! I love them!

  43. Michelle T. says:

    What a lovely pattern for a very useful bag! Thanks for the tip about the constellations fabric, I’m trying to find it in Canada!

  44. Martha says:

    This is a fun giveaway ..thanks Rae:):)

  45. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to try this pattern. New baby on the way and it would make a cute little diaper bag.

  46. Zenobia says:

    I enjoyed sewing the buttercup bag and would love a chance at this one. Thanks!

  47. Jen says:

    My mom loves the buttercup bag I made her. I bet she’d love this one too!

  48. Edje says:

    I really really really love this bag!
    Thanks for the give away!

  49. Jess says:

    I’d love to make this bag. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  50. Mandy says:

    Looks like a great bag! And I’ve heard wonderful things about your patterns.

  51. Peri says:

    I’d love to make one for my mother

  52. Barbara19 says:

    Show Off Bag – what a great name to go along with a super design!

  53. Leslie says:

    Cute Bag! Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. Katie says:

    Love this bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. Holly says:

    Such a cute bag!

  56. Erin says:

    I love all these versions :)

  57. Emily says:

    Love, love, love. All your projects are fabulous!

  58. Sandra says:

    Love to win this one!

  59. Anna says:

    Oh! I love it!

  60. Nancy says:

    I still want to try out your buttercup bag but I have a difficult time choosing the best prints/fabric for bags/purses. These showcases above are really cute, this looks like a great bag to try out as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. I want to show off this bag!!

  62. Hillary Osborne says:

    There is so much fun to be had with this pattern!

  63. Norma says:

    Yey! Another bag! I’ll love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  64. Becky says:

    Awesome bag, thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

  65. Marjie says:

    Oh yeay! I hope I win. I think this would make a fun mom purse. Lots of room for my little ones and my things but still looks soooo cute.

  66. Julie Stuhr says:

    Beautiful bag! I would love to win a pattern :)

  67. JenniferF says:

    Yay!! I love this bag!!!

  68. Barb says:

    Love it! A perfect way to show off some big scale fabric.

  69. Erin says:

    Love this bag!

  70. Heather L says:

    Awesome bag…thanks for the generous round of giveaways. :)

  71. Heather Bracewell says:

    I have been eyeing this pattern for a while! Hope to win!

  72. Heather C says:

    Such a cute bag! Would love to try this pattern. I’ve been on a bag making kick & this would be a great addition!

  73. Miranda says:

    Cute bag! I’m already dreaming up fabric combos …

  74. melanie says:

    Happy weekend!! Thank you for the chance!! :)

  75. Jennifer3 says:

    oh, I love this one!

  76. jessica says:

    such a pretty bag!

  77. Ashley says:

    I’ve admired this bag for a long time, please pick me!!

  78. Laura says:

    I love this bag! I would love to try this pattern!

  79. Suzanne says:

    Great looking bag!

  80. amanda says:

    Love this bag!

  81. Andrea Frederick says:

    What a great pattern! I would love to win this!

  82. Bridget says:

    Woohooo! I love bags!

  83. Hiro says:

    Love the purse!!

  84. Tracey says:

    Eek. Love this Bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Imm Mui says:

    Would love to win this pattern and get to showoff another handmade bag. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  86. Jenny says:

    oooh! love this bag!

  87. Kathleen P says:

    Oooh, I think I could make a swell diaper bag with this one…

  88. Janet says:

    Love this bag. Looks like a fun sew!

  89. Mandee Jo says:

    I am going to be making a big sister bag for my daughter to put all her special things in for the day her little sister is born, this pattern would be perfect!

  90. allyson says:

    Cute bag pattern! My favorite thing to sew….

  91. Hueisei says:

    Very beautiful bag!

  92. liza jane says:

    Why yes, I would love to make this, too!

  93. Mitzi says:

    Love this bag!

  94. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE this bag!!!!

  95. Heather says:

    So cute!

  96. Eileen says:

    How have I missed seeing this pattern before? Would love to try it out!

  97. Rachel says:

    Very neat bag, my sisters are already wondering about their “spring bags” I can make for them.

  98. Shelley B says:

    So love this pattern!!

  99. Sara Marinara says:

    Oh that’s too cute!! You do such awesome patterns :)

  100. Tricia says:

    Love it!

  101. MelindaW says:

    Pick me :) Pick me :) I am already the happy owner of two Made by Rae patterns…. Number 3 would be perfect! Thanks for the chance, Rae :)

  102. sorahart says:

    Pretty bag for pretty fabric!

  103. Lori says:

    Love this pattern, looks great!

  104. Heidi K says:

    I’d love a chance.

  105. Sameeha says:

    Fingers crossed!

  106. joy2sew says:

    Have loved your purse pattern for a long time and have sewed many buttercup bags! So, I’d love to have this one as well! What a blessing that would be since I love your blog so much!

  107. This looks like such a great bag! Maybe now that one of my girls are potty trained I can start carrying a purse.

  108. Emily says:

    I love making bags! Hope I win!! :)

  109. Ella says:

    Love Love the Bag! I have some Melody Miller that would rock it.

  110. Mary says:

    How pretty! I’d love to make that bag!

  111. Lara S. says:

    Pretty bag!

  112. Reike says:

    So nice, my friend’s eyes will grow and grow and grow :-)

  113. Lindsay says:

    Love it!

  114. Jaime says:

    Such a cute bag. And I need a new one, apparently my plain tote bag is not impressing my family…

  115. Margaret says:

    would love to add this to my collection of your patterns!

  116. I have just the right fabric to make this Show Off Bag!

  117. Ginny says:

    Another amazing project for my to-do list.

  118. KatieW says:

    Such a great pattern! I definitely want to sew more bags in 2013.

  119. Betsy says:

    Very cute bag! I’d love it!

  120. Alisa says:

    I Like this bag, and would love to make it (and use it)!

  121. Deby says:

    Oh yes please – I’ve got some fabric just itching to be made into this bag. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  122. Mindy says:

    What an adorable bag!

  123. Jess Z says:

    A girl can never have enough bags! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  124. Kristie says:

    Great pattern. I love how highlights a great fabric. I’d love to make one (or a few). Thanks! Happy New Year.

  125. jennifer says:

    love this bag

  126. Brittney says:

    You have the best patterns. The end.

  127. Kate says:

    Would love to make this bag with my mom!

  128. Jenea says:

    I love this bag and would love to have the pattern for it!

  129. CaymanAli says:

    that’s a great Mom bag for sure

  130. Rachel Florentin says:

    That is a nice bag pattern I would love to make it.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  131. Pip says:

    Ohh! Never seen this before. Love my buttercup bag, this looks like its big sister!

  132. Buffy says:

    Lovely bag! Today is my anniversary and so I’ve got my fingers crossed :) Plus I think it would make a lovely diaper bag for baby number 6 coming this June :)

    Happy Christmas!

  133. Kristi says:

    great bag! I would love to win a pattern!

  134. candice says:

    oh! pick me!

  135. Nickie Gorsky says:

    Would love to make this bag out of some liberty scraps I have! Great pattern!

  136. Helen says:

    I love this pattern!

  137. Alicia says:

    I LOVE this bag and have the perfect fabric that needs showing off by this pattern!

  138. Sarah C says:

    I love this pattern!

  139. Michelle Linton says:

    Such a cute design! I’d love to make one of my own.

  140. Michele J. says:

    Another great bag pattern! Keeping my fingers crossed again.

  141. Natalie L says:

    oh man – I’ve been DYING to get this pattern! I’m crossing all of my fingers and toes for this one!!!

  142. Carla G says:

    What a great bag! :) Would love to win the pattern!

  143. mrsm13 says:

    I so need another bag pattern!

  144. Kim says:

    Bag love….. thanks for the opportunity to win!

  145. Kay says:

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely giveaway. This is a gorgeous bag and so versatile too.

  146. Jacqueline says:

    I’m due for a new bag! Love it!

  147. Carla says:

    Oh, I would love to show off that Showoff Bag! I have some fabric that is just calling to that pattern – come to Battle Creek, come to Battle Creek!

  148. Heather says:

    Love bags (probably too much). thanks for the giveaways

  149. Diane says:

    I love this bag!! Sooo cute!!! Thanks for all these great giveaways!!

  150. Christine says:

    Can never have too many bags! Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. Clothilde says:

    This bag is exactly what I need to carry all my stuff! besides it’s lovely ;)

  152. Rikke says:

    Lovely bag – would love to show it off in Denmark….

  153. J says:

    Fun pattern. Happy Holidays!

  154. Bethany says:

    Love it! I can’t get enough bags!

  155. Rachel says:

    love it!

  156. lielebeesje says:

    Wow, I likje this bag!

  157. tracy_a says:

    fun pattern! i’ve seen a lot of nice combos to show off a favorite fabric or two :)

  158. Lauren Brown says:

    Would love to win!

  159. K Thomas says:

    I would love to win this pattern.

  160. Erica says:

    This bag is great!

  161. Mrs Sock says:

    Gorgeous bag! Again – if open to uk I would love a chance to win :-)

  162. lori says:

    sensational! I just made my first bag this week. Unfortunately have discovered a new addiction!

  163. Megan says:

    I absolutely love making bags! This looks like a great pattern to use my stash of fabric!

  164. Heather says:

    What a great bag!

  165. Lizzie says:


  166. Joelle says:

    I love the pleats and the size of this bag!

  167. Tamara D. says:

    So pretty… I could use a new bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. sarah says:

    Oh gosh, I need this! Thank you!

  169. LucyL says:

    Love this! Definitely a bag to show off =)

  170. Amelia says:

    Love that bag!

  171. WonkyM says:

    Oh, love this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  172. Justine says:

    Would love to make this bag:-)

  173. Morgan says:

    I’m the winner! Would love to make this hipster bag for myself.

  174. kelli says:

    Oooh! I love it!

  175. Amy says:

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

  176. Carolyn says:

    I hope I win! I am having baby #4 in a few months and need to make a new diaper bag. Yours looks perfect.

  177. Katie says:

    Another cute bag pattern!

  178. Charlotte says:

    I love this bag pattern! :)

  179. Ellen says:

    Been looking for a new nappy bag pattern – I’ve finally found it! Lovely!

  180. Louise MacDonald says:

    please pick me – would love a new bag :)

  181. Mary says:

    I’d love to try this. The only bags I’ve made have been totes. I think I could manage this one.

  182. Eleanor says:

    So cute!

  183. Lisa says:

    Stunning bag, I would love to make my own version.

  184. Heather says:

    Well, who wouldn’t want to start the new year off with a new bag to make!

  185. Leah says:

    Ooo! I love this bag. Maybe I’ll win…

  186. Sandy says:

    What a great bag!

  187. Lydia says:

    cute cute bag! fingers crossed.

  188. Amy M says:

    This bag is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  189. kathryn says:

    Ooh, I’m already thinking these bags would make great Xmas presents for next year!

  190. Risa says:

    Lovely pattern! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  191. Katelyn H says:

    I love this bag! :D

  192. Brooke says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  193. Jackie says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway its such a cute bag!

  194. Dee says:

    That’s a beautiful bag and I have lots of fabric that would be stunning.

  195. Gina says:

    I’d very much like to make this bag!

  196. Iemke says:


  197. Melissa says:

    Love it! Thanks for letting us play :)

  198. Correne Johnson says:

    I would love this pattern! I need a new bag for the New Year :)

  199. Rachael says:

    wow, how generous!

  200. Kelli S. says:

    Would love to win this! :) Hope I’m lucky enough to win on my birthday!!

  201. So cute! Would love to sew it!

  202. mary heckman says:

    love the bag, love to try new handbags, pick me…..

  203. Mary Kay says:

    I like this bag as well. You can never have too many.

  204. WandaFish says:

    Yup, I’d definitely love to ShowOff one of your beautifully designed bags :)

  205. Emily L. says:

    I might actually use a purse if I had that pattern. :)

  206. Michaela says:

    I’ve been wanting to sew myself a bag and this would be perfect!!

  207. Laura says:

    I’d love to win! I just bought your Washi and Geranium patterns- they’re so well-written! Love them!

  208. Michelle says:

    Id love to win this pattern. Your websit inspires me to try things I thought I could not do. Thank you!

  209. Star says:

    Love this purse!!

  210. Mary Weaver says:

    Love this bag! Cute!

  211. Ann says:

    Love this one!

  212. Myriam says:

    Absolutely LOVE your patterns! I never get lucky with these things but I still have hope :)

  213. Kate says:

    Oh, how cute! I’d love to win

  214. Sharyn says:

    bag me baby! xoxx s

  215. katie says:

    i LOVE this pattern!

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