Hey Makers! Welcome to the monthly challenges.
The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just May’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing (recently updated!!) 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.
May 2019 Challenges
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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#SewBreastFeeding: for showing off breastfeeding-friendly outfits.
#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.
#UseNine2019: another year-long prompt to encourage you to use up 9 stash fabrics. Join anytime.
#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.