Sailrite Sewing Machine Giveaway

by | Apr 21, 2015 | All Things Home, Sewing, Tutorials, upholstery | 2,385 comments

I have a really, really awesome giveaway today…just so you know.

But, let me start from the beginning.  A couple of years ago, I was upholstering a channel back chair and I found the end of my rope with my $150 run-of-the-mill sewing machine.  Don’t get me wrong.  That inexpensive machine has served me so well (and it still does), but I was just asking too much of it and it was starting to choke on 6 to 8 layers of hemp grain sack fabric.  Understandably.  So, I started shopping for a proper machine for upholstery.

If you’ve ever looked around for one of those, you know that it’s pretty overwhelming.  Most of the upholstery machines I came across were over $1000 and were HUGE!  It would definitely not be mobile or easy to camouflage in a room, which was important to me, since it would be in my house and I often worked on sewing projects in the dining room.

I came across Sailrite Ultrafeed Portable sewing machines as I was searching and I was immediately drawn to the fact that they weren’t huge and they were portable.  I read up on reviews and also learned that Sailrite has great video tutorials, support and customer service (which I have taken advantage of), so I felt a bit easier about the investment.  It was around $600 for the machine I chose (the Ultrafeed LS-1 Basic.)

I’ve used that upholstery machine ever since, for all of my heavy-duty sewing – slipcovers, upholstery, pillows, curtains…

checked chair | miss mustard seed


primitive hutch and bergere chair | miss mustard seed

sailrite sewing machine giveaway | miss mustard seed

slipcovered ottoman | miss mustard seed

 It has been an amazing machine to work on.  It goes through pleats, ruffles and multiple layers without a problem.  It’s a bit more complicated to thread than my other machine, so that’s taken a bit of getting used to, but it comes with an instruction book that I keep handy in case I forget which way the thread needs to go.  

Now, I bought my machine, but since then, Sailrite expressed an interest in working with me and they asked if I thought my readers would be interested in winning one of their machines in a giveaway.  Um.  Heck yes they would!  (I answered for you, if that’s okay.)

So, they are offering up the Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 Plus, a $799.00 value.


This is a huge prize, so I know you’ll want to enter.  Here’s how…

1.) Just leave a comment on this post.  Make sure you enter your e-mail address, so we can notify you if you’re the winner.

2.) Visit the new Sailrite Home Decor Fabric page, browse around and leave a comment here letting me know a favorite print you would like to work with, hopefully with your new Sailrite!  (They have some really beautiful fabrics.  Here are a few I like…)

sailrite fabric picks | miss mustard seed

3.) Sign up to receive their new 2015 Home Catalog HERE and leave one last comment letting me know you’ve done so.  The catalog has over 200 pages of all of the their home decor fabrics and notions.

That’s three chances to win.

The giveaway will close Thursday, April 23, 2015, at midnight PST and a winner will be randomly chosen and announced by Monday, April 27, 2015.  You must be over the age of 18 and in the US to be eligible to win.

Good luck, everyone.  This really is a wonderful sewing machine for upholstery and other heavy duty sewing, so I hope it goes to someone ready to put it to good use!


Disclosure: I was so excited about offering one of these machines to my readers that I offered to host this giveaway for free.  Sailrite has recently become a sidebar sponsor of my blog, but I bought a sewing machine from them and wrote a review long before that relationship was established.  All opinions and words are my own.


Before I sign off for the night, here is a preview of a couple of pieces I worked on in the studio today…

upholstered French chair | miss mustard seed


  1. Samantha

    I have been lusting after one of their sewing machines for at least a year now! I make dog leashes and collars for local humane societies and it killed my Janome machine 🙁

  2. Christy Keyton

    I have wanted one of these since you first blogged about it. Put my name in the hat!

  3. Samantha

    So many great fabric choices! I really love the Harper Home Vanessa Mojito Fabric.

  4. Christy Keyton

    Kaufman quiet refuge in Robin’s egg – gorgeous

  5. Christy Keyton

    I signed up for the catalog!

  6. Suzy

    Great recommendation

  7. Sheila Sabin

    Great machine.

  8. Kristen S.

    Would love this sewing machine!

  9. Kristen S.

    Terra Cotta Cotton Duck fabric would be great to work with.

  10. Sheila Sabin

    Love the Wavery Sun and Shade Licorice

  11. Sheila Sabin

    Catelog ordered!

  12. Aleshia

    I would LOVE to win one of these machines. When I first started sewing I bought a Jenome mini sewing machine and then graduated to a regular Singer sewing machine which has served me well, but I would love to upgrade to one of these babies for sure!

  13. Lisa

    I love the P/Kaufmann Feathered Friends Bluebird Fabric. It’s so colorful and fun!

  14. Lisa

    Just signed up to receive the Sailrite catalog. Now, if I only had one of those machines, I’d order lots of fabric to sew with it!!

  15. Aleshia

    A few fabrics from the Sailrite home decor fabric page that caught my eye are Harper Home Tribal Onyx Fabric, Covington Gatsby Slate Fabric, P/Kaufmann Early Bird Stripe Black Bird Fabric, Harper Home Marcelle Agean Fabric, and Waverly Strands Tuxedo Fabric. Most of them are black!

  16. Aleshia

    Just signed up for a catalog!

  17. Jule

    Enter me!

  18. Jule

    I’d like the Sunbrella 45099-0003 Cabaret Blue Haze 54″ Upholstery Fabric for my girls’ room. Curtains maybe?

  19. Carlotta

    I was not aware of this brand of sewing machine, but I’d sure like to win one so that I could sew upholstery fabric without breaking so many needles. What a variety of fabrics! I love your blog posts Marian and all the ideas you are willing to share. Thanks for offering this machine to your readers.

  20. Jule

    Ordered the catalog.

  21. Amy

    Lovely giveaway! I would love a heavy duty sewing machine!

  22. Phyllis Wiltzer

    I LOVE this machine!!! I have been following your blog and I love all the different fabrics you use. I love seeing what you do with the furniture. I really enjoy seeing what you are going to be doing next. I am just getting started in redoing my own furniture and you have really inspired me! Thank you for posting about the fabric warehouse website. That has been a lot of fun to look it! Thank you !!

  23. Phyllis Wiltzer

    I started recently in redoing furniture and you have really inspired me! I LOVE this machine! Thank you for posting about the discount fabric warehouse website. It has been a ton of fun going thru the website. It is so much fun seeing what you are going to do next!!

  24. Amy

    I like the Covington Tangier Seaside fabric.

  25. Amy

    I requested a catalog.

  26. Phyllis Wiltzer

    I was scrolling thru all the courageous fabric on the sailrite website and there are so many to choose from! I really like the Jennifer Adams Home Croydon Linen fabric

  27. Phyllis Wiltzer

    I’m sorry I meant gorgeous not courageous

  28. Phyllis Wiltzer

    I ordered a catalog

  29. Carlotta

    I just browsed a lot of the fabric website and spotted some fabric for some window treatments I need to make for a few bedrooms. I like the Covington Heirloom Jane- especially the Rose Red. I also like the Velvet Diamond in Charcoal and last but not least, I like theWaverly Close Up in Ebony.

  30. Carlotta

    I signed up earlier today to receive a new catalog.

  31. Anne Marie Petralia

    Would love to win the Sailrite sewing machine. Loved their fabric and signed up for their catalog. Loved the Williansburg Asian Arcadia Fabric Sepia.

    Thank you for you wonderful blog.

  32. Paula Gross

    Would love to have the opportunity to own a sewing machine like this; I have 2 wing chairs that would look great with some new slipcovers, thanks
    Ordering the catalog too! Thanks for this offer

  33. Deb R.

    Waverly 669974 Imperial Dress Twill Blue would be a favorite for me!

  34. Lois K.

    Love the fabrics. I will enjoy the catalog!

  35. Catherine McDonnell

    Hi Marian! I am a fairly recent subscriber to your blog and am inspired by your talent and accomplishments. I want to thank you so much for offering this generous giveaway. I have a small window treatment business that I would like to grow, and the Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 Plus would be a fantastic tool to acquire, mainly because of its portability and endurance. I visited the Sailrite site and was amazed at the fresh and beautiful fabrics. I have been a textile lover for decades, and the Williamsburg Lightfoot Garden Sepia and Williamsburg Portobello Vase Spa would be beautiful for the drapes in my family room which I am in the process of redecorating finally, since the jobs for my own home seem to always fall last on the list 🙂 I also signed up to receive the mail catalog for the home and an email subscription as well. Thank you for sharing all that Sailrite has to offer! Have a great weekend!

  36. Robin F.

    Catalog ordered! Thank you!

  37. Denise

    Would love to upgrade from my tried-and-true Singer. My needles wouldn’t be screaming at me with each stitch!

  38. Katie

    I would love to win this…it will be my very first sewing machine!

  39. Rhonda Roach

    I would love to have this machine! Not only does it look like a well built machine but it looks so Vintage! I hope I win!!!

  40. Jo

    Would love to have this type of machine to sew the “tough” stuff!
    Just signed up for the catalog.
    Love the Tommy-Bahama-Outdoor-Cayo-Vista-Riptide-Fabric. Would make great cushions for the patio furniture at the lake!

  41. Kathryn

    Thank you for thus giveaway! Have a blessed weekend!

  42. Kathryn

    Just signed up for their catalog! I love sewing!

  43. Kathryn

    I like theCovington-SD-Pop-Rocks-Caribe-Fabric. It would be so lovely on patio cushions!

  44. Debbie

    There are so many fabrics that are beautiful. It was hard to pick one, but I like the Covington Tangier Carribean.

  45. Debbie

    Love this blog. You are so talented and inspirational. I can’t wait to start on some new projects.

  46. Milly Villalobos

    Oh the things i could make! Would love to win this machine. Thanks for the giveaway

  47. Sherri McNamara

    My old machine recently bit the dust so I need this fabulous machine!!

  48. diedre roberts

    would love to win!

  49. diedre roberts

    Off to sign up for the catalog now!

  50. Trudi

    What a great giveaway! Sounds like a great machine

  51. Trudi

    Beatrice wildberry was lovely!

    • Julie

      I like that one too, good choice!

  52. Trudi

    …and the catalog is ordered. Can’t wait!

  53. jenny Boguhn

    I would LOVE to own this machine!!!

  54. Julie

    It would be so nice to be able to assemble a project on a spectacular machine instead of my “make-do”! Then I would pass my current machine to my little daughter and we could sew together, just like Nana and I used to.

  55. Julie

    Requested both catalogs, inspiration may strike in the heavy duty sail book! Was disappointed they didn’t have you as a reference option, so chose “friend”….hope you don’t mind!

  56. Julie

    My fabric choice…P Kaufman Adelaide Mist, a pretty linen blend with lovely greens and blues.


    What a wonderful machine! Couldn’t imagine all that I would be doing with it.


    Have a chair that’s waiting to be done in Waverly Sun N Shade Shoji Tiger Lily Fabric.

  59. Hung Hoang

    I had been unaware of the brand of sewing machine, however I would certain prefer to succeed 1 to ensure that I can sew upholstery fabric without having busting a lot of needles. Such a number of fabrics! I really like your site articles and the actual suggestions you might be prepared to discuss. Very good providing this particular machine for your visitors.

  60. Kristen

    I ordered the catalog before the deadline, but I forgot to mention that here. Thanks.

  61. Cindy

    Who wouldn’t want to win this fabulous Sewing Machine. I wish you all good luck but I wish myself more, tee hee. now back to looking for tips on Milk paint color mixing

  62. Anitra

    Love this fabric…Waverly Sun N Shade Fishbowl Aquamarine Fabric

    Item #: 673951

    Would love to sew this up into cushions with the Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 Plus!

  63. Anitra

    I have an old (circa 1974 Viking which just isn’t able to get through several layers of fabric…it’s a struggle to tease into doing so. And…this is just the machine I’ve been needing….smaller sized industrial machine…and it’s portable! Hope I’m the lucky one too.

  64. Anitra

    Ordered their catalogues…so glad to find this source….Thank you

  65. PattyPoppins

    wouldn’t it be nice to upgrade my “heavy duty” singer for a real industrial yet still portable one!
    What a great collaboration w Sailrite ! Love the neutral P/Kaufmann Beatrice Oatmeal Fabric
    #106576! Thanks for the resource and for the giveaway !

  66. Tanya Jankosky

    I really want one of these machines. I make hand bags and these machines are great for sewing vinyl and leather too!

  67. Tanya Jankosky

    I signed up to receive both catalogs!

  68. mary jones

    Love everything you do learn a lot from you love to win

  69. Manuel Riko

    Your sailrite sewing machine is a real pro and do some amazing job for the user. Your designs and work are very impressive, thank you for a great suggestion,

  70. Silvia Jenniffer

    Dear Marian,
    Your suggestion is really great. and of course the designs you provided was so beautiful. thanks for sharing this. this is a great idea after all


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