Purple bokeh background with white text 2019 maker challenges and prompts, Petite Font dot com

Purple bokeh background with white text 2019 maker challenges and prompts, Petite Font dot com

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.

Ongoing

#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.

#BurdaChallenge2019: the fun continues in 2019, set your own goals for using Burda patterns and join all year.

#BurdaStylePlus: if you use a plus-size BurdaStyle pattern, use this new hashtag!

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.

#DressLikeaCrayon: a twist on monochromatic outfits, this idea from @whatkatiesews is to wear the same color from head to toe

#FinishThoseDamnWIPs: a hashtag to encourage you to finish your works in progress, begun by @sleepless_in_bavaria and @hilsyb

#HandmadeHappyDance: started by @amynicolestudio to encourage makers to don their favorite handmade garment while dancing to their favorite song. Join on Instagram anytime.

#KnowYourSewists: started by @angelica_creates as a way to get to know other sewists in the Instagram community outside of sewing. Post a photo of yourself and caption it with 3-5 non-sewing facts about you, then tag 3 friends. Participate at any time!

#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.

#MySewingStartedHere: join @sewcialists and show Instagram where your sewing started. No one starts an expert!

#OldMakesNewWays: started by @pinkcoatclub encourages makers to show off older handmade garments.

#ProjectFabricFast: join @heatherandthepugs in a fabric (or other craft supplies) buying ban. Use this and #seasonofthestash to follow along with her.

#PoseLikeTheModel: born out of @annachristinasews feelings “about how ridiculous it is that I can’t find patterns with a realistic variety of models,” this draws attention to the very real lack of diversity on pattern models in terms of size, age, and skin color.

#SeasonOfTheRuffle: join @gilliancrafts in celebrating ruffles on your handmade clothes

#SewBreastFeeding: for showing off breastfeeding-friendly outfits.

#SewcialistsHelp: paired with #SewingSOS for seeking advice or help on Instagram.

#SewingInRealLife: created by @workroomsocial as a way to show sewing in real life instead of the “beautifully manicured Instagrammer.” Join in anytime!

#SewingLeftovers: a gentle nudge to encourage sustainability in fabric waste. Check out @shaunimagnifique‘s post on The Magnificent Thread. Join anytime.

#SewOver50: a monthly Instagram sewing challenge for the over-50 crowd who follow @sewover50.

#SewReshare & #SewReworn: join @cocowawacrafts in celebrating rewearing and resharing your handmade items.

#SewRTWStyle: started by @thedoingthingsblog by taking inspiration from ready-to-wear clothing.

#SewSOS: paired with #SewcialistsHelp for seeking advice or ask for help by using this hashtag on Instagram.

#ShowMeYourMachine: a fun hashtag started by @lovetosew.podcast to show off your sewing machine

#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.


January

#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.

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.

#BrightSewing: post a photo of yourself or someone else wearing a brightly colored handmade item. Check out @pinkcoatclub and @theunfinishedseasmstress for more info.

#DayandNightDressChallenge: Elizabeth’s annual challenge, this year’s theme is 1 Dress, 2 Looks. Post your look by March 17.

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

#HOCBreakTheRules: @houseofcurves hosts monthly challenges that break the “rules” of what curvy bodies “should” wear. January’s theme is mix prints. Follow @sequoialynnsews for more details.

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

#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.

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


February

#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 free Clarissa Clutch by Huff ‘n Cuffs Sewing Patterns.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. February’s are:

  • Sew Something to Make Sewing Easier
  • Upcycle Something
  • Sew Something with Knit Fabric
  • Sew Something Green or Environmentally Friendly

#BHMPatternDesigners: celebrate Black History Month by showcasing patterns by African Americans. See the rules over at @naturaldane‘s Instagram.

#DiscoverOurGlory: a daily encouragement from writer/lecturer @rachel.cargle to learn during Black History Month

#Fiberuary/#FiberuaryChallenge: choose your hashtag for this daily Instagram prompt from @FiberuaryChallenge.

#GBSBsewalong: join the fun when the Great British Sewing Bee returns on Feb 12. More info on Sewisfaction’s blog.

#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.

#MAGAMSewalong: with a year-long capsule theme for 2019, there is also a monthly theme. February’s theme is From Frumpy to Fabulous.

#NewLeafSAL: get a free heart embroidery pattern and stitch along with @newleafstitchery.

#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.

#SewASoftie: a global event to encourage children to sew a softie to give to someone in their community. Sign up here.

#SewingPrecious: do you have a precious or heirloom sewing tool? Post it on Instagram and tag @chatterstitch and @sewstainability for a giveaway. Runs Feb 18 – Feb 28 GMT.

#SewingFloralFebruary: the February theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes.

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

#SewMenswearForEveryone: menswear isn’t just for the guys. Enjoy using the prompt on Instagram.

#SewMyStyle2019: February’s theme is tees featuring the Athina Kakou Sheona and Deer & Doe Givre. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for February the pattern is McCall’s 7912. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @raliat.oyinlola for inspiration.

#SFLSewing10Mins: commit to sewing just 10 minutes a day, every day for the month of February. Follow @sewforlife_perth for prompts and ideas.

#ShirtMonth: Indie Sew wants to inspire you to sew a shirt or shirtdress this month. Upload your garment for a chance to win a $50 gift card on their site.

#So50Visible: the first challenge from @SewOver50, this encourages sewists to pick a pattern featuring an elder model. Ends March 15.

#YarnLoveChallenge2019: for the fiber artists, daily prompts to show off that yarn! Follow @yarnlovechallenge, @oharethey, and @maryheatherb


March

#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. March’s pattern is the Seamwork Audrey denim jacket.

#50nuancesdejaunecontrelendometriose: a French Instagram call to action. Post any kind of craft in shades of yellow throughout March to bring awareness to that 1 out of 10 women suffer from endometriosis. Follow @chezmachinepatterns for more info. Runs until March 31.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. March’s are:

  • sew your oldest fabric
  • sew something that is not clothing
  • sew a woman’s pattern
  • sew something with a collar

#BlazerofGlory: join Closet Case Patterns in making the #JaskiaBlazer over an 8-week timeline with weekly prizes. Follow @closetcase.patterns for the weekly prompts.

#BoPoMarch: join @makingtheflame in a month of celebrating body positivity! All are welcome to share their experiences.

#BGChallenge: a Facebook-only contest, the purpose of the Breaking Ground Challenge is to use a pattern from a new-to-you pattern designer/company. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends March 31.

#ColourInThirds: sew a garment using @tessutifabrics‘s newest Japanese polyester crepe de chine currently 50% off and win a chance at cash and prizes. Note the spelling! Contest closes midnight AEST April 14 (time zone converter for non-Australians).

#coudstamarsiniere: a monthly sewing challenge for the French-speaking community. March’s theme is sailor/Breton stripes. Use the hashtag and tag @rennes_des_cousettes to participate.

#HOCBreakTheRules: @houseofcurves hosts monthly challenges that break the “rules” of what curvy bodies “should” wear. March’s theme is rompers. Follow @seamslikestyle for more details.

#LetsSewThisTogether: a continuation of January’s #sewfancypants, @havingsewmuchfun and @makerheart are planning to organize a sewing swap. Watch this space for info come March. Runs through April.

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

#MakeYourStash: 3-month challenge to use the older (possibly neglected) fabrics in your stash, with prizes from various sponsors. Follow @timetosew and @pilar_bear for sustainability-inspired prompts every Monday through June 2019.

#MarchMeetTheMaker: the annual prompt-driven challenge to promote your maker-focused business starts March 1. Prompts released in mid-February by @joannehawker.

#MIYMarch: Make It Yourself March returns with daily prompts (but no sponsors this time) all month long. Follow @thatwendyward and @dressmakerssocial.

#SewBibs: post any bibs, dungarees, overalls, pinafores that you make between March 1 and April 12. Follow @terridodds1, @cookinandcraftin, @jessamyb, and @heidi_handmadefrenzy for giveaways. Ends April 12.

#SewHappyColor: make and post something in the weekly color theme and tag @katiekortmanart for a chance to win prizes. There’s a new color theme each week and it wraps up March 31.

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

#SewingMetallicMarch: the March theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes. Ends March 31.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. March’s theme is cardigans featuring the Helen’s Closet Blackwood and Style Arc Como. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewThatPatternNow: find your neglected patterns and make them already! Tag @coffeeandthread@sewitcurly and @e_shimokawa with the hashtag to win prizes. Runs through April 2019.

#SewWaxLyrical: help celebrate @sewvee‘s birthday by posting a picture on Instagram of a handmade wax print garment and follow all the sponsors for a chance to win prizes. Ends March 31.

#SewYourView: a monthly sew along, for March the pattern is McCall’s 7906. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @curvygirlsarechic for inspiration.

#STSFxBFBIPOC10x10: @selltradeslowfashion and @buyfrombipoc are joining forces to celebrate diversity and a spring 10×10 capsule wardrobe.


April

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. April’s are:

  • mend something
  • sew something from a paper pattern
  • sew a bathing suit/undergarment
  • sew a v neck
  • sew your newest fabric

#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. April’s pattern is the Athina Kakou Kimberly dress.

#100DaysProject: an annual event to encourage everyone to choose an action they can perform for 100 days. 2019 details haven’t yet been announced.

#BlazerofGlory: join Closet Case Patterns in making the #JaskiaBlazer over an 8-week timeline with weekly prizes. Follow @closetcase.patterns for the weekly prompts.

#BritishStitchers: for embroidery fans, a chance to show off your work (new and old) with weekly themes. Runs through May 5.

#ColourInThirds: sew a garment using @tessutifabrics‘s newest Japanese polyester crepe de chine currently 50% off and win a chance at cash and prizes. Note the spelling! Contest closes midnight AEST April 14 (time zone converter for non-Australians).

Fashion Revolution Week 2019: taking place Monday 22nd April to Sunday 28th April. Follow @fash_rev for details.

#HOCBreakTheRules: @houseofcurves hosts monthly challenges that break the “rules” of what curvy bodies “should” wear. April’s theme is color. Follow @twinkletoesandco for more details.

#LetsSewThisTogether: @havingsewmuchfun and @makerheart are planning to organize a sewing swap.

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

#MakeYourStash: 3-month challenge to use the older (possibly neglected) fabrics in your stash, with prizes from various sponsors. Follow @timetosew and @pilar_bear for sustainability-inspired prompts every Monday through June 2019.

#MarcyCarlyParty: help @marcyharriell produce an Emmy dress for @carlyciarrocchi. Submit a copy of your child’s drawing on Instagram by April 19 at noon EST for a chance to have it turned into fabric that will become Carly’s red carpet dress!

#RestylingExchange: a global fashion swap to restyle a forgotten or unused garment. More info on the blog. Sign-ups end April 27.

#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)

#SewingAnimalApril: sew a garment using animal-themed fabric (either animal print or with animals on it) and use hashtags using the hashtags #sewinganimalapril and #sewingpatternsandprints and tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes. Ends April 30.

#SewBibs: post any bibs, dungarees, overalls, pinafores that you make between March 1 and April 12. Follow @terridodds1, @cookinandcraftin, @jessamyb, and @heidi_handmadefrenzy for giveaways. Ends April 12.

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. April’s theme is draft your own. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewFreshSewClean13: a self-love-through-sewing challenge to make 1 garment a week for 13 weeks, run by @seweu and @sew_allainia. Runs April 7 through July 8. Tag them both and the hashtag!

#SewMaxiForMothersDay: celebrate motherhood by making a maxi dress by May 12 (Mother’s Day in the USA). Tag and follow @crumpetsteaandsewing and @crystalsewsandstuff. Get recommendations for patterns on YouTube.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. April’s theme is trousers featuring Alina Sewing & Design Co Chi-town Chinos and Wardrobe by Me Hepburn Pants. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewThatPatternNow: find your neglected patterns and make them already! Tag @coffeeandthread@sewitcurly and @e_shimokawa with the hashtag to win prizes. Runs through April 2019.

#SewTogetherForSummer: this year’s theme is jumpsuits! But there’s a wide interpretation of that, from overalls to rompers. Follow @sewsarahsmith, @sewing_in_spain and @rocco.sienna, use the hashtag, and post with your country of residence for prizes. See the blog post for pattern discount codes. Ends June 21.

#SewYourView: a monthly sew along, for April the pattern is the Style Sew Me Erin Dress. Pick your view and follow along with @stylesewmepatterns.

Shirt and Shirtdress Sewalong: a Facebook-only contest, there are very tight definitions of what constitutes a shirt or shirt dress. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends April 30.

Sew Over 50: create an outfit flatlay using at least one handmade item and these 3 hashtags: #So50Flatlay, #SewOver50, and #FlatLayClothes. Ends April 28.

#SOISelflessSewing: Sew Over It‘s annual month of sewing for others. Weekly themes and info on their blog.

#TMSSmallThings: The Monthly Stitch’s April challenge is to make undergarments. Tag #themonthlystitch & #TMSsmallthings on Instagram for a chance to win a free pattern from Emerald Erin.


May

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. May’s are:

  • sew your newest fabric
  • sew a button
  • sew a kid or baby pattern
  • sew a dress
  • sew something soft/warm

#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. May’s pattern is the Pattern for Pirates Summer Kimono.

#BeachBabyChallenge: a Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is anything beach-related (swimsuits, swim accessories, etc). Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends May 31.

#LetsSewThisTogether: @havingsewmuchfun and @makerheart have a theme for May: fleurs! Cancelled

#MadeLikeMaisel: influenced by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, create a 1950s-inspired outfit and tag @minimaedelcreates while using the hashtag. Runs through July 5.

#MeMadeFlatLay: if you don’t want to pose in your garments, make a flatlay! Runs concurrently with #MeMadeMay19.

#MeMadeMay19: Me Made May is back for a 10th year! And with an official (and different than what you’re used to) hashtag. Sign up on Zoe’s blog.

#MMMay19Plus, #MeMadeMayPlus, and #MMMayPlus: running concurrently with #MeMadeMay19 for plus size sewists!

#MMMayMensWear: making men’s clothing this May? Add this hashtag to your posts! Runs concurrently with #MeMadeMay19.

#ReMadeMay: remake or refashion something that didn’t work the first time. Runs concurrently with #MeMadeMay19.

#SewBraveSewcialists: push out of your comfort zone and sew a fabric, pattern or technique that intimidates you. More info on the Sewcialists blog. Runs through May.

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. May’s theme is using a shop bought item. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewFreshSewClean13: a self-love-through-sewing challenge to make 1 garment a week for 13 weeks, run by @seweu and @sew_allainia. Runs April 7 through July 8. Tag them both and the hashtag!

#SewingMonochromeMay: the May theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. May’s theme is button up shirts featuring the Blank Slate Patterns Novelista and Designer Stitch Sedona Shirt.

#SketchMyStyle: @MyBodyModel kicks off May’s theme with #diyootd, using your own MBM croquis!

#TheVintageFashionChallenge: weekly themes and daily prompts for vintage fashionistas, brought to you by @iliveinmylab@makethislook and @tinyangrycrafts. Ends May 31.


June

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. June’s are:

  • sew something soft/warm
  • sew a rainbow
  • sew from your fabric stash
  • sew a pocket
  • sew something with stars or stripes

#12patternsplus2019: a monthly challenge to sew the same pattern as the rest of the community and reveal the garments on the same day. June’s theme of pants has 2 patterns from Rebecca Page including a 20% discount for the Posy Pleated Pants and the Slim Fit Cargos. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#FlashbackSewingChallenge: create a look inspired by your favorite time in history. Tag @faithstjules and @winmichele with the hashtag by June 24.

#HeyJuneJune: another challenge from the ladies behind #sewthistogether, details out now.

#HOCBreakTheRules: @houseofcurves hosts monthly challenges that break the “rules” of what curvy bodies “should” wear. June’s theme is fitted. Follow @sarcasticsewist for more details.

#JuneSewAlong: join @prettygirlssew and make McCall’s 7951. Post by July 5.

#LenaHorneDress: celebrating the launch of @tabithasewer‘s first pattern, make up the Lena Horne dress and win prizes. Runs through July 17.

#MadeLikeMaisel: influenced by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, create a 1950s-inspired outfit and tag @minimaedelcreates while using the hashtag. Runs through July 5.

#MAGAMSewalong: this is now an Instagram-only challenge. Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag. June’s theme is Jiffy June.

#MakeYourStash: 3-month challenge to use the older (possibly neglected) fabrics in your stash, with prizes from various sponsors. Follow @timetosew and @pilar_bear for sustainability-inspired prompts every Monday through June 2019.

#OgdenIdaSwap2019: @jenlegg4 and @purplesewingcloud are back with their Ogden cami and Ida clutch swap. Sign-ups are open June 9-31, reveal on August 4.

#OutfitAlong2019: combining knitting and sewing challenges,  @lladybird and @untangling.knots are hosting this on both Instagram and Ravelry. Check out the blog post for more info. Runs June 1 through July 31.

#PatternSwap19: hosted by @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot, put a pattern up for swapping, chose from another, then make up your new pattern! Runs through July 13th.

#SewAllTheFlowers: join @sewitcurly in using floral prints or floral appliques all month long. Ends June 30.

#SewFreshSewClean13: a self-love-through-sewing challenge to make 1 garment a week for 13 weeks, run by @seweu and @sew_allainia. Runs April 7 through July 8. Tag them both and the hashtag!

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

#SewingGeometricJune: the June theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes.

#SewistaWorldTour: sponsored by Fiber Mood, upload a picture to their multi-lingual site in a Fiber Mood pattern showing off where you live for a chance to win a one year subscription. Runs until August 22.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. June’s theme is woven dresses featuring Chalk & Notch Orchid Dress and Jennifer Lauren Handmade Quincy Dress. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewTogetherForSummer: this year’s theme is jumpsuits! But there’s a wide interpretation of that, from overalls to rompers. Follow @sewsarahsmith, @sewing_in_spain and @rocco.sienna, use the hashtag, and post with your country of residence for prizes. See the blog post for pattern discount codes. Ends June 21.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for June the pattern is Vogue 9357. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @sew_amazingleigh for inspiration.

#So50Vintage: monthly hashtag hosted by @sewover50 to encourage the use of vintage patterns.

#UFOSewAlong: a Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is to get rid of any UFOs (unfinished objects or project that has not been worked on for two weeks). Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends June 30.

#WorthofSewing: on June 16th at 8pm CEST (11 am Pacific), post a picture of yourself pretending to hold hands with people next to you to meet some sewing enthusiasts around the world. Tag @sewing.bloggers.poland and use the hashtags #worthofsewing and #wartośćszycia.


July

#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. July’s patterns are the Amy and Bonita from Style Arc.

#30DaysOfDresses: join @thestitchsistersuk in wearing dresses every day in July.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. July’s are:

  • Sew a UFO (unfinished object)
  • Sew your ugliest fabric
  • Sew a free pattern
  • Sew something with woven fabric

#100ActsOfSewingJuly19: make patterns from 100 Acts of Sewing and post them to Instagram with the hashtag and tag @beyond_measure_uk. Weekly prizes. Runs through 9 am GMT July 30.

#ActiveSA: a Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is to make clothes to move in. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends July 31.

#BTRSwim: House of Curves own Amanda Savoie will be featuring swimsuits through July. Follow along with her @cut.sew.make.

#CAUpcyclingChallenge2019: hosted by @candiceayala with strict rules for participating. Runs through 6:59 p.m. PST on July 31st, 2019.

#FashionFeelsFabulous: take a selfie in clothes that illustrate how you feel and follow/tag @thestitchedit,@victorialucilleanne and @untitledthoughts. See full rules here. Runs through July 31 with winners chosen each week.

#HaveLegsWillWearShorts: inspired by @chrichrimano and hosted by @makermountainfabrics to encourage everyone to wear shorts! Prizes include $25 Maker Mountain Fabrics shop credit. Runs for four weeks starting July 1.

#MadeLikeMaisel: influenced by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, create a 1950s-inspired outfit and tag @minimaedelcreates while using the hashtag. Runs through July 5.

#MAGAMSewalong: now an Instagram-only challenge. Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag. July’s theme is Jazzy July.

#OutfitAlong2019: combining knitting and sewing challenges,  @lladybird and @untangling.knots are hosting this on both Instagram and Ravelry. Check out the blog post for more info. Runs June 1 through July 31.

#PatternSwap19: hosted by @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot, put a pattern up for swapping, chose from another, then make up your new pattern! Runs through July 13th.

#ScarfRefashion: a community challenge by @sewdalriada and @suestoney to save scarves, shawls, and tablecloths from wasting away. Try to incorporate other hashtag challenges along with it! Runs through July 31.

#SewATop: for sewing YouTubers, a challenge to sew a top (any pattern) and upload it by August 31 with the title Sew a Top Challenge.

#SewCargo: join 2 bloggers for “a little challenge among friends” in making Simplicity pattern 5102. Weekly themes through July.

#SewcialistsMiniChallenge: running July 10-14 only, follow @sewcialists for updates.

#SewFreshSewClean13: a self-love-through-sewing challenge to make 1 garment a week for 13 weeks, run by @seweu and @sew_allainia. Runs April 7 through July 8. Tag them both and the hashtag!

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

#SewJapaneseInJuly: the counterpart to January’s event hosted by @bloglessanna and @craftyjane_makes, encouraging the use of Japanese patterns, books, fabric, etc. Runs through July.

#SewingJuicyJuly: sew a garment using fruit-themed fabric and use hashtags using the hashtags #sewingjuicyjuly and #sewingpatternsandprints and tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes. Ends July 31.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and sponsor prizes. July’s theme is jeans! This month there are 5 options to choose from for both men and women: Megan Nielsen modern cut Ash or high-waisted Dawn, Cashmerette Ames, and Thread Theory classic straight leg Fulford or slightly tapered Quadra. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewOver50: a monthly Instagram sewing challenge for the over-50 crowd who follow @sewover50. In July, use #So50Vintage to showcase vintage sewing. Ends July 31.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for July the pattern is Simplicity 8375. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @createandpray for inspiration.


August

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. August’s are:

  • Sew a Hood
  • Sew Something by Hand
  • Sew Something with Interfacing
  • Sew Something with FOE or Bias Tape
  • Sew Something Teal

#AlterItAugust: is a sewing challenge to examine your wardrobe and bring life and love to unworn garments. Use the hashtag and tag @sewnorth. Prizes awarded every Sunday. More info here. Runs through August.

#BRAugust2019: get into the bra-making spirit with a photo-a-day challenge hosted by @tailormade. Runs through August.

#ILoveMyFabricParty: happening on Instagram over the weekend of August 10-11, follow along with @sewdiy‘s virtual fabric party. More details and tips on her blog.

#JoyVivTopper: make a duster, cardigan, or kimono and post a picture of yourself wearing it Instagram with the hashtag for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Ends September 15.

#MisusuSewingChallenge: 3 challenges in one featuring free patterns from Misusu Patterns. Check out this post for more info on the FREEkin’ Sewing Challenge 2019. Runs through August 31.

#OutfitOppositesSA: a Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is to create two outfits that express opposite ideas. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends August 31.

#SewcialMashup: hosted by @insidethehem and @girlsinthegarden to “create a unique garment by combining two patterns.” Runs through August 31.

#SewingAbstractAugust: the August theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes.

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

#SewFrugal19: hosted by @thecamdenstitch to sew a garment as frugally as possible. See this post for full details. Runs until September 28th.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. August’s theme is lingerie featuring the Emerald Erin Jordy Bralette, Greenstyle Creations Power Sports Bra, or choose your own! Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewOverUnder: the theme for The Sewcialists blog is anything you’d wear under or over your clothes. Check out their site for more info. Runs through August.

#SlowProjectChallenge: a “challenge that focuses on taking our time with a project” hosted by @chronicallysewn. Runs until September 30th.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for August the pattern is McCalls 7930. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @pinkmimosabyjacinta for inspiration.


September

#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. September’s patterns are the Rhapsody Blouse and Laundry Day Tee from Love Notions.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. September’s are:

  • Sew A Zipper
  • Sew a Men’s Pattern
  • Sew Something with Pleats or Gathers
  • Sew Something Pink

#CostumeCroquis: draw fictional costumes on your @mybodymodel template for a chance to win a PDF pattern of your choice. Submissions are due Sunday, Sept 29.

#CrafticChallenge: take a mere 15 minutes a day for 7 days to dedicate to your craft. Follow @crafticland for daily prompts Sept 30 – Oct 6.

#JoyVivTopper: make a duster, cardigan, or kimono and post a picture of yourself wearing it Instagram with the hashtag for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Ends September 15.

#MAGAMSewalong: now an Instagram-only challenge. Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag. September’s theme is Scrappy September.

#LiterarySewingCircle: like books AND sewing? Get inspired for autumn by A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Runs September 13th to November 15th.

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. September’s theme is jacket/blazer. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewEveryDaySeptember: a daily prompt-based challenge from @sewisfaction “designed to encourage, inspire and motivate you to get sewing or do something sewing related every day.” Runs through September 30th.

#SewFrugal19: hosted by @thecamdenstitch to sew a garment as frugally as possible. See this post for full details. Runs until September 28th.

#SewingStripySeptember: the September theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes.

#SewMansPants: makes pants (not undergarments!) for a male in September. See this blog post for complete details. Ends September 30th.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. September’s theme is blouses featuring the Hey June Handmade Phoenix and Love Notions Rhapsody! Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewSaySeptember: a daily quote-based inspiration from @elizabethmadethis all September long. Participate by following the prompts.

#Sewtember2019: celebrate National Sewing Month with @akramsideas and a group of vloggers hosting sewalongs for free patterns on their YouTube channels. Share your makes from the featured patterns for a chance to win prizes throughout September.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for September the pattern is Vogue 1643. Pick your view and post before the end of the month! Follow @sewyourview for inspiration and details.

#SewYourselfSustainable: hosted by @newcrafthouse, a daily Instagram prompt with prizes! Runs through September 30th.

#SlowProjectChallenge: a “challenge that focuses on taking our time with a project” hosted by @chronicallysewn. Runs until September 30th.

StoryADay September: sign up for daily prompts to write a story a day throughout the month of September.

The Sketchbook Project: attention artists! Order a sketchbook, fill it in with sketches, and return it to the Brooklyn Art Library to join a global art project and leave a legacy! More info here. Buy the sketchbook by November 1, return it by February 1, 2020.


October

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. October’s are:

  • Sew a Costume
  • Second Chance Week
  • Sew Something with Snaps or Grommets
  • Sew Something for the Home

#BustOutABolero: this is a 2-week challenge hosted by @makethislook to sew or knit a bolero jacket to be revealed on October 15th.

#FallForCostume: daily inspiration prompts for the community of costume makers, admirers, and enthusiasts hosted by @redthreaded. Use the prompts for your daily posting inspirations. Through October 31st.

#InkTober2019: a daily prompt for the drawing artists! Follow @jakeparker for the official prompt list. Runs through October 31st.

#MAGAMSewalong: this is now an Instagram-only challenge. Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag. October’s theme is October Outdoors.

#PGSSewAlong: follow @prettygirlssew and make a wardrobe essential, the True Bias Ogden Cami. Post by November 5th.

Sewera Fashion Catwalk Competition: film a video of yourself strutting your stuff in a Sewera pattern then upload it to their Facebook page for a chance to win a prize. More details on their Facebook event post. Uploads must be made by October 31.

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. October’s theme is evening wear. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. October’s theme is denim jackets featuring the Rebecca Page Kingston and Style Arc Stevie! Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewingOptimisticOctober: the October theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes.

#SewYourFear: what are you afraid of sewing? Make it this October just for fun and tag @heritageninja and @mrs.f_72 and post it with the hashtag by October 31st.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for October the patterns are Onella Blouse and Nasrin Pants free from Mood Sewciety. Pick your view and post before the end of the month! Follow @sewyourview and guest host @shavonne_cruz for inspiration and details.

#SwapSewShare: check out @loopymabels_closet and @rosysewsmodernvintage vlogs to swap sewing notions with a sewing friend. Follow along with the hashtag.

#TartanOrTweed: pick one of the two fabrics strongly associated with Scotland (tartan or tweed) and tag @sew_scottish for fun. Runs until November 30th.

 


November

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. November’s are:

  • Sew Something from an International Pattern
  • Sew an Undergarment
  • Sew Something From Your Scrap Bin
  • Sew a Holiday Outfit

#BPSewvember: the annual photo prompt challenge from @bimbleandpimble is only 7 days long. Find the prompts here. Ends November 7th.

#CraftemberChallenge:follow @paigejoannaa for daily prompts that all makers can participate in. Prizes and details in her posts, stories, and IGTV. Runs through November.

#GiveSewMuch: @sewcialists‘ theme for November is how to give back through sewing. Runs through November.

#KnickerNovember: make undies that fit with YouTubers @thespeckyseamstress, @smallbobbins, and @romy.kate and win prizes! Through November 30.

#MAGAMSewalong: this is now an Instagram-only challenge. Tag @suestoney, @sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag. October’s theme is Neglected November.

#SewFrosting@truebias and @closetcase.patterns bring back their fun hashtag to encourage you to make something a little extra, an “excuse to sew something fun and impractical because you want to and it inspires you.” No deadline, just have fun for the rest of the year!

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. November’s theme is pattern matching. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewingNoveltyNovember: the November theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative, @sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes. Runs through November 30th.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. November’s theme is bags featuring the Taylor Tailor Desmond Backpack and SarKirsten Raspberry Rucksack! Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewPrettyInside: follow @victorialucilleleanne, @sewitcurly, @soapstealer for info and prizes this month when showing off the nicely finished insides of your garments or accessories. Ends November 30th.

#SewYourStyleSAL: a Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is to create an outfit that expresses YOUR style. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends November 30.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for November the pattern is Simplicity #8982. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @crumpetsteaandsewing for inspiration.

#SummerofBasics2019: for those in the southern hemisphere, enjoy making 3 summer basics in 3 months. Follow @fabricdrop for details. Runs through January 2020.


December

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. December’s are:

  • Sew a Gift
  • 1 Hour or Less Project
  • Sew Something from a newly purchased Pattern
  • Sew Something for Yourself
  • Sew Something with Batting

#MeetTheMakerWeek: a complement to March’s month long challenge, this one-week prompt-based challenge allows makers to promote their businesses and gain a new audience in time for the holidays. Follow @joannehawker for more details. Runs December 2-7.

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

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. December’s theme is pajamas featuring the Closet Case Patterns Carolyn and Sew to Grow Night Garden Set! Join the Facebook group for more info.