September is National Sewing month and we are celebrating with the #SEWtember2018 sew-along challenge.
It was in 1982 when President Reagan proclaimed September as National Sewing Month., “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”
The American Sewing Guild is one of the main organizations that work to promote National sewing month and get people sewing.
I thought wouldn’t it be fun to encourage others to start sewing by hosting a sew-along that would provide beginner sewers a step by step guide to sewing. I also wanted to make this challenge accessible to as many as possible so I decided the sew-along would be for a free pattern, that everyone would have access to.
While this was a good idea, I felt that doing one sew-along would be limited to beginner sewers. Not everyone would want to make the same thing I’m making. So, I got in touch with some of my fabulous sewing vloggers who were already doing great sewing tutorials asked if they wanted to join the fun and celebrate National Sewing Month.
#sewtember 2018 Sew-along Challenge
Needless to say #Sewtember2018 was put together!
In this series, I and the following amazing vloggers have teamed up to encourage you to get started or get back into sewing by following along with a series of sewing tutorials for free PDF patterns.
Below is the schedule for each tutorial along with the link to our channels and the free pdf pattern that we will be making.
#SEWtember2018 SEW-ALONG SCHEDULE
- SEPT 8: Akram’s Ideas – French Navy Orla Dress
- SEPT 14: Sew Many Fabrics – Peppermint Magazine Ruffle Top
- SEPT 19: Lifting Pins and Needles – Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal Skirt
- SEPT 23: Elizabeth Made This – Megan Nielsen Acacia Panties
- SEPT 26: Liz Sews – So Sew Easy Bralette
- SEPT 30: Natural Dane – Deer and Doe Plantain Tee
Now what fun is a sew-along challenge is there aren’t prizes involved.
So, I went through my stash and came up with two lovely prizes to give away along with this challenge.
All you have to all you have to do make one of the patterns from one of the sew-alongs featured in this series.
Share a photo of your make on Instagram with the hashtag #SEWtember2018 between Sept 8th and October 13th for a chance to win.
Winners will be selected at random and will be announced on October 15th on Instagram and Youtube.
So, what are you waiting for, join us in celebrating National Sewing Month!