February 2019 Maker Challenges

February 2018 Maker Challenges
Hey makers!

The master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just this month’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this month that may have started earlier in the year.

As always, if you know of more please leave a comment below or send an email.

February 2019 Challenges

#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.

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

#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.

#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.

#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.

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

Ongoing Challenges

#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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Challenges Ending Soon

#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.

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