A directory of maker-inspired hashtag challenges, contests, and prompts for 2019 #maker #diyprojects #makerspace #challenge #challengeaccepted

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.

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#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.

#2019AtoZChallenge: a year-long reading challenge for the book nerd in all of us! Signup by tweeting a book review and linking up the review at Ginger Mom & Company.

#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.

#31x31Challenge: a twist on the popular 10×10 capsule wardrobe exercises.  Join in 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.

Comment4Comment Challenge: not a hashtag challenge, but an effort to connect with other writers across the blogosphere. Find more bloggers and info at Elgee Writes.

#GetSewOrganized: get your sewing space in order with this month with a daily theme from @gyctdesigns

#LetsDiscuss2019: for the book bloggers, to engage in lively debates all year long

#MAGAMSewalong: with a year-long capsule theme for 2019, there is also a monthly theme. January’s theme is joy.

#MakeNine: a low-key year-long prompt to encourage the making of garments (sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc), using either this or #2019MakeNine. Join anytime.

#RemakeNine2019: avoid adding new items to your closet by replacing, mending, or remaking something that’s already there. Tag @thegreenviolet if you join in.

#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.

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. January’s is outerwear. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#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.

#SSWInsideOut: a two-month “mini capsule quartet” challenge in the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group. Join the group for more information and to participate. Ends Feb 28.

#TheYearofSlowSewing: Amy Nicole’s year-long project to be more intentional in her making. Join her newsletter for more info.

#UseNine2019: another year-long prompt to encourage you to use up 9 stash fabrics.  Join anytime.

#VintageAdventureChallenge: 2 weeks of sewing fun with daily prompts hosted by @bonvoyagesewing and @wearinghistory


#LoveWardrobe2019: a month of prompts to inspire you to love yourself and your wardrobe. See Laela Jeyne Patterns’ blog post for info on each day’s prompt.

#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.

#SewApril2019: 30 days of sewing prompts, and the most popular posts will be reposted on @Sewing_and_Design_School‘s feed of over 200k followers (plus prizes)