Welcome to a directory of maker-inspired hashtag challenges, contests, and prompts for 2019! A new year means new creative challenges.
While most hashtag challenges are called that (a challenge) the listing here is a bit different to keep expectations in check. If a prize is involved it’s labeled a challenge or contest. If it’s all just for fun and a job well done, it’s a prompt.
Want to add to the list? Leave a comment! This is a work-in-progress and will be continuously updated.
Some challenges/prompts are year-long, some are for a limited time. They’ll all be listed in the month that they commence, and reposted if a theme changes.
Want more inspiration? See the archived list from last year.
#12patternsplus2019: a monthly challenge to sew the same pattern as the rest of the community and reveal the garments on the same day. Join the Facebook group for more info. January’s pattern is the Cashmerette Appelton wrap dress.
#30DaysofCreativePractice: artist Wendy BrightBill’s free 30-day course to enhance your creativity. Join anytime.
#30WearsChallenge: an ongoing prompt to make you think about the next thing you make. Will it receive 30 wears? Start anytime.
52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. January’s are: organize your sewing space, sew a UFO, a pattern you’ve never tried, something red, and something with fancy seams.
#LetsDiscuss2019: for the book bloggers, to engage in lively debates all year long
#MakeNine: a low-key year-long prompt to encourage the making of garments (sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc), using either this or #2019MakeNine. Join anytime.
#SeasonalSew3: set your sewing goals up for success by focusing on only 3 seasonally-appropriate items at a time. Hosted by Mac and Katie at Sew Altered Style.
#SewFancyPants: make some pants that are fancy by your own definition. Lots of sponsors and prizes throughout January.
#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. January’s theme is activewear is widely open to both interpretation and any pattern you want. Join the Facebook group for more info.
#Sew3Unsewn: a prompt to encourage sewing “without parting with pennies.”
#SewSix: if #makenine feels too overwhelming, try only choosing only six.
#SewTwistsandTies: hosted by Meg of Cookin’ & Craftin’ to encourage the use of on-trend twist or ties in the pattern. Ends Feb 28.
#UseNine2019: another year-long prompt to encourage you to use up 9 stash fabrics. Join anytime.
#SewMenswearForEveryone: menswear isn’t just for the guys. Enjoy using the prompt on Instagram.
#100DaysProject: an annual event to encourage everyone to choose an action they can perform for 100 days. 2019 details haven’t yet been announced.