Monday, September 27, 2010

Swanky Stitch Review and Giveaway

GIVEAWAY DETAILS BELOW:

Recently, I discovered a business being launched by another local mom and I knew Growing Up Disney readers would love her products.  Sara, owner of Swanky Stitch, is making custom SLR/DSLR camera and camera bag strap covers. 

Sara decided to jazz up the camera she had purchased to chronicle her young son's life.  After making covers for herself and her sister-in-law, she posted her creations on Facebook and was soon flooded with requests for more.  Swanky Stitch was born. 

I received a cover in a red Mickey Mouse print and have thoroughly enjoyed testing it.  I take LOTS of pictures with my DSLR and loved the idea of making the camera both more personal and more practical.   The strap cover went on easily and we headed off to the park. 

My cover (and the one for the giveaway) is made from two fabrics: red Mickey print on the outside and black "minky" fabric on the inside.  The minky fabric is plush and makes the strap very soft your neck, great for occasions when you are wearing the camera for an extended period of time.  I haven't needed to wash mine yet, but Sara tells me you can machine wash them on cold and let them air dry.  If I used it at Walt Disney World in the summer, I'd rinse it in the sink as needed and let it dry overnight.

The cover is padded and slightly wider than the standard issue strap so it really helps spread out the weight of the camera.  I especially noticed this when I wore the camera across my body to chase my daughter.  The minky fabric also kept the strap in place as we walked around. 

Another great feature of my camera strap cover is the lens cover pocket.  I'm always shoving my lens cover in a pants pocket and then checking and rechecking to make sure I haven't lost it.  Now I put the lens cover in the pocket on my strap cover and know it's secure.  It's easy to get the cover in and out of the pocket but it's a snug enough fit that it won't fall out. 

Check out http://swankystitch.blogspot.com/ for all of the different styles offered.  You can get one or two fabrics, a lens cover pocket, and even a ruffle if you want.  All of the pictures in this post are from Swanky Stitch and are just a few of the many, many possibilites.  If somehow you don't see what you had in mind, contact Sara to discuss options.  Guys, she's recently added some collegiate prints to her collection.  See if your favorite school is offered.  These would make a great gift!

The first 10 Growing Up Disney readers to order will receive a free lens pocket.  Be sure to mention Growing Up Disney when you order.

  
Just a few of the nearly endless fabric choices

Style 1

Style 2B


Style 3B

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Ready to enter to win a Mickey Mouse print camera strap cover from Swanky Stitch?

You get one entry for each of the following. Please note each as a separate entry in the comments section below so I know what you have done. (If you are already following us through any of these channels, just note that. Hey, free entry!)

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit http://swankystitch.blogspot.com/ and choose your favorite style number and fabric number and note it in the comments below.  Other entries won't count unless you do this one. 


ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:  

This contest ends at midnight Central time on Monday, October 4, and is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. You'll be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a Swanky Stitch camera strap cover for reviewing purposes. No monetary compensation was received or offered. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts on these products

Comment #14 is the winner.  Congratulations Susan!

38 comments:

  1. I like Style 2 and 21 Minky but I REALLY love the Mickey Mouse strap!

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  2. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/SippyCupMom/status/25689015566

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  3. I am a friend of Swanky Stitch on Facebook

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  4. I follow Growing Up Disney publicly on Google Friend Connect.

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  5. Follow Growing up Disney on Twitter

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  6. I like # 108 but the Mickey one is the best! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  7. I follow you on twitter suelee1998
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  8. I like you on facebook suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  9. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  10. My favorite is Style Number 100, Style 1.

    I follow "Growing Up Disney" on Google

    I friended "Swanky Switch" on Facebook

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  11. I like style 2B with Mickey fabric 93 on outside and 21 Black Minky on inner strap (just like yours...too cute!)

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  12. I "friended" Swanky Stitch on Facebook...

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  13. I love so many of the fabrics!!! My faves are 34,49,114 and 43 style3B

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  14. tswoodruff7 http://www.growingupdisney.com/ to enter to #win a Mickey SLR/DSLR camera strap cover from Swanky Stitch #Disney #giveaway

    I tweeted

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  15. I follow you on twitter - I like the mickey mouse design

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  16. I really like Style 1B– Strap all the same fabric with lens pocket and Fabric 85

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  17. I am a Facebook Friend
    (Heather Ransom)

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  18. I Like Growing Up Disney on Facebook
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  19. I follow Growing Up Disney on Twitter
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  20. I tweeted about your giveaway
    https://twitter.com/THRansom/status/26427209636

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  21. I follow Growing Up Disney publicly on Google Friend Connect

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