You know how Mel and I have been hosting a couple of sewing challenges lately? Well, we enjoyed it so much, we decided – why don’t we make it a regular thing?
(We also know a few people, myself included, have been missing the challenges from The Sew Weekly. So, you know, maybe there are a few more people out there who would like a regular programme of sewing challenges….?)
And thus, I give to you….
The premise is simple – every month, there will be a different theme. You can choose to sew along with all of them, none of them, or just pick the ones that interest you – it’s entirely up to you.
(Personally, I tend to find sewing challenges rather motivating. They encourage me to step outside of my ‘normal’ styles and try something new, they help me prioritise my (extremely long) things-I-want-to-make list, and there’s something rather exhilarating about sewing to a deadline.)
And we’re looking for contributors to take part! We’re wanting The Monthly Stitch to become a community – somewhere we can all sew along together, learning from each other, getting inspired, and making more ‘virtual’ friends. And we’d really like to feature other people’s creations on the site as well, both from the community aspect and because, let’s face it, it’ll be far more interesting with a bunch of things for people to look at, now won’t it?! 😉
Anyone can be a contributor – whether or not you have a blog. All we ask is that you participate in the occasional challenge (or all of them!), and submit posts about your challenge creations.
The first challenge, for August, is a cape-along! (“Capering around”, as the lovely and witty Juliet nicknamed it.)
Septembers challenge is yet to be decided – we’ll be putting it to a vote sometime kinda soon.
Go on, join us! You know you want to. 😉