I am happy to announce that the random number generator chose submission #6 as the winner! The lucky sewist is Kris Jarchow from SewSunshine.blogspot.com! Great job Kris! She won the Liberty of London bundle from Westwood Acres and the pattern of her choice from Clover and Violet!
Thanks for playing, everyone! Great job!
Are you guys ready for the next challenge??!! It’s PRECUTS!!!!
That’s right! Use up those mini charms, charms, jelly rolls, honey buns, layer cakes, Fat quarters, Fat eighths, dessert rolls, honeycombs and turnovers! We all have them… looking so yummy stacked pretty in our fabric cabinets and on our shelves… looking like our very own fabric store……… AHEM…. let’s use them! We will be using the hashtag #SewMyStash2015PrecutsParty to share our work together! There will be another giveaway at the end. Details for everything below!
1) Your fabric must come from a precut bundle. I will accept your own precuts as long as it’s from all the same collection, or manufacturer, or designer. I believe most manufacturers make precuts, but the most popular are Moda and Robert Kaufman. But in case you didn’t know, Windham Fabrics and Cotton + Steel make them too! (I only just discovered this while researching for this post!). Anyway, the point is to use up coordinating precuts!
2) Again, sew anything you want!! This will be a common rule! It does NOT have to be a quilt! Precuts are super great for pillows, fabric baskets, backpacks, and bags too! This challenge may not lend itself well to apparel sewing, so if you make a lot of clothes, break out of your comfort zone and try something else!
3) Yes, you may purchase fabric you need for background/sashing, backing, binding, bag hardware, etc. Just use precuts that are in your stash!
4) This must be complete in 4 weeks! That’s […]
In case you didn’t know, Kids Clothes Week is halfway in and I’m only just now giving you all a heads up! Sorry about that! But I didn’t want you to miss an opportunity to sew some stash for any wee ones in your life!
My favorite thing to sew for my kiddo right now is pants and shorts! I wrote about the pattern I used a few months ago (read it here) but a refresher and links to some truly great patterns and free tutorials is always a good idea!
I mostly have used the patterns and free tutorials from Dana at Dana Made It.
Made by Rae has great stuff too!
You can browse the hashtag on Instagram or the Flickr Pool to see what others are making and discover some new patterns!
And of course there is always Pinterest.
I, personally, will be taking out the hem on the pants I made for Levi back in October. He has grown some and they are becoming capris! Lol. That is probably all I will have time for this round, but its fun to participate either way! And I get a ridiculous amount of compliments on all the pants I make for him! There is not a lot of cute variety when it comes to little boys fashion, that’s for sure.
Are you participating in Kids Clothes Week?? What are you making!?
PS. A precuts challenge is coming!!! Details in a few days 😉
Hi friends! I just wanted to post here that a winner of the giveaway was chosen via the random number generator! It was Teresa Moran or @nanamoran11 on Instagram! I also want to point out that I did include those of you who linked up on the blog post too!
Also wanted to share MY project for the weekend sew.. though of course I didnt enter the contest ;). I had a very large tea towel I bought from Ikea in the fall intending to turn it into 2 envelope pillow covers for my couch… and I DID! It feels so great to make something I actually intended to make… and on time!
Thanks for participating and congrats to everyone who got some great work done! Stay tuned to the hashtag and the blog– there are many more posts and fun things to come!
Welcome to the first challenge for SewMyStash2015! I’ve called it a weekend challenge, even though it starts on a Monday. I didn’t want to leave out any sewers who primarily sew during the week (ie: stay at home moms, part time workers, or work at home moms). Also, it gives everyone fair time to pull their fabric and work out their ideas for the project. Ok, ready!?
It’s a Valentine’s day challenge! Rules:
1. You must incorporate hearts! That could either reflect in the project/pattern you chose, or some Valentine’s Day fabric you have in your stash.
2. You may sew any project you like: mini quilt, bag, purse, clothing, pillow, anything!
3. You need to finish (basically) by the end of the weekend of Jan 25th (Sunday). I say basically, because I don’t want to encourage someone starting a queen size quilt that they can’t finish. The point of the challenge is to get a quick project done, using your stash and therefore making you feel awesome about yourself!
4. You must use approximately 75% from your stash. That pretty much means only backing or binding or that sort of thing can be new. Extra points if you use 100% stash! (Extra points can only be redeemed for pats on the back)
5. Use the hashtag #sewmystash2015challenge1 on your finished project! There will be a giveaway…. of some sort… and I will be using the images in that hashtag as entries.
That’s it! Need some ideas?
Robert Kaufman’s Pixelated Heart pattern is an awesome modern take on the […]