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June 11, 2023 by
Casey Unrein

We are so excited to announce the winners of May's Photo Contest! To learn more about what it takes to win, be sure to check out our blog on the contest details.

If you’d like to submit to the next monthly photo contest, VISIT THIS PAGE to submit your photos.

Want to see the rules and submission guidelines? VISIT THIS PAGE.

If you want to see all photo submissions, visit our Customer Photo Gallery. You can also search through all of the Winning Submissions here.

Let’s see the winners!


ByAnnie Top Voted


PATTERN: In Control

THEIR STORY: “My close friend, Jo, is an artist. She paints some for pleasure, some for contests, and some for sale. In addition, she teaches art lessons. I recently visited her in St. George, Utah, (home of ByAnnie!) and wanted to bring her a special gift.

I decided "In Control" would be perfect for her brushes and assorted other painting/artist-related items. In order to personalize it-just for her-I visited her artist website and "grabbed" a few images of her paintings and then printed them on inkjet printable fabric. "In Control" was the perfect size for the inkjet fabric pages.

A few of the photos show the completed "In Control" taken in Jo's art studio. She was quite taken with the gift design and the personalization. I enjoyed making "In Control". Many skills learned from previous projects were used. Thanks for another great pattern design!"

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Lee had this to say, "It was awesome to see how she transferred some of the artists pictures onto her fabric and turned them into bags"

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Storyteller Award

WINNER: Tarley M @yearningforyarn-miller

PATTERN: A Place for Everything

THEIR STORY: "My first By Annie Bag A place for everything . Or should I say mine and my husbands first one. I wanted a bag that was really could hold everything!! From raw wool, tatting, crocheting, knitting, felting, hand sewing and patterns. To do this I had to make some modifications as I needed 6 pages instead of 2 in order to get everything into one bag.

My husband thought I was crazy trying to modify a pattern when I am so new to sewing but supported me as I watch tons of Annie’s videos and read everything many times. But the best part of this beautiful bag is that when I suffered a mini stroke before I was finished, my husband (who had been watching all these videos with me) finished doing all the binding on the bag and pages as well as the center strap.

He even followed my diagrams of what went in each pocket space to surprise me with the finished bag as I got out of the hospital!!! I found me a keeper both in the bag and in my husband. "

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Quilt Shop Highlight

WINNER: Oh Sew Sweet Shop

THEIR STORY: "This sample for our shop in the UK was made by the very talented Carole P who loves making ByAnnie bags for us. The picture shows it in action on it's travels to Spain, after all it is the Round Trip Duffle! The bag has been beautifully quilted too by Lindalongarmquiiltmagic, having the Soft & Stable quilted for a large bag such as this can be a time saver!"


WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Instagram: @ohsewsweetshop




Honorable Mention

WINNER: Gina O @ginajonesogle

PATTERN: Out and About

THEIR STORY: "The Out & About backpack was a huge hit with my 4 year old grandson! He loves dinosaurs & trains. The fabric speaks for itself but it's quilted with the trains end to end quilting embroidery design (Designs by JuJu) and echo stitched around the dinosaurs on the front panel.

Thanks to the video tips on cutting out the pattern, the dinosaurs match up on the straps & zippered sections. There is a custom label inside (Designs by JuJu) and even 2 fun dinosaur zipper pulls (Happy Hardware on facebook).

I should have taken more photos of all the fun pockets (he counted off 11) but I haven't been able to get the bag away from him! It's the perfect size to hold car toys and oh so many hiding places for snacks!"

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Jacque had this to say, This little boy looks like he totally loves his Out and About bag. Such adorable pictures.

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention


PATTERN: Contain Yourself

THEIR STORY: "I teach sewing at my local Senior Center and I needed a better way to organize my sewing bag. I used the Byannie Contain Yourself custom sizes instructions. Wow, she made it so easy to measure and make."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Casey had this to say, "Super fun way to customize and use Contain Yourself."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention

WINNER: Cameo C @cchilcutt27

PATTERN: Catch All Caddy

THEIR STORY: “It's Mother's Day! Of course I made my mom, who first introduced me to sewing, a catch all caddy. Not only that, she got my entire stash of Tula Pink's Deja Vu Pinkerville. I even gave her the option of a scrappy binding instead of a solid color and I was amazed at how much it added to the bag. A special gift for a very special mom on a special day ???? Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!"

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Bunker had this to say, "I like the fabric choice! It looks like an amazing gift!"

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


A special "thank you" to everyone who submitted to this photo contest. We had a wonderful time viewing submissions and reading your stories. We look forward to sharing as many of them as possible on our social media.

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