I realised the other day that it’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these posts – a quick round-up of some of my picks of the sew alongs happening for this month. (Whoops!)
As always, there’s all sorts of happenings going on in the online sewing community – sew alongs, contests, meet ups, etc. I try to keep an eye out for them all, and put ’em in a list here for anyone who is interested and wants to know what’s going on.
So, this February – there’s many fun things to take part in! Here’s my top four pick for the month….
We’ve had the Crazy Cat Lady challenge, and now it’s time for the Crazy Dog Ladies! Sew up something using dog print fabric (or for a dog) (or for a dog, in dog print fabric) by 15 March. (There may even be some prizes, oooh!)
If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve got a wardrobe full of pretty prints, and no where near enough solid coloured garments to go with them. In that case, this month’s theme on The Monthly Stitch should be pretty perfect for you – sewing with solid colours (no prints allowed!). For an added bit of fun, every letter of the alphabet has a colour assigned to it – use the one for your initial/s.
Wanna take part in a challenge with a twist? Like the Linden sweatshirt pattern from Grainline? You’re in luck! The Linden Swap is happening – pair up with another sewing person, exchange measurements, and make each other a Linden!
Or if you’re more of a vintage styles lover, there’s a sew along about to kick off to make the 1930’s capelet pattern from Decades of Style. Pretty!
Plus there’s a whole bunch more, and yet more popping up every day. You can find out what’s happening here (and if you hear of any that aren’t on the list, please let me know so I can add them! Sometimes they slip through my net…)
We do have some amazing prizes for our dog lady challenge!!! 🙂
Exciting! I’ve unearthed a length of dog-print fabric from my stash, gonna be joining you crazy dog ladies! (Or that’s the plan, anyway.)
It’s such a useful website to keep looking at for reference! I am definitely going to be taking part in the Crazy Dog Lady challenge 🙂
Thanks, it’s good to hear people find it useful! 🙂
I love the idea of the Crazy Dog Lady challenge – I’m going to be taking part in that one as well. Fun! 🙂
Thanks for the listing. I may well be a crazy dog lady!
I reckon you could rock dog-print fabric really well! Join in!! 😀
Thanks so much for this – I’ve been ‘out of the loop’ with sewing and haven’t a clue what’s going on at the moment. This is a great start for me.