June 2019 Maker Challenges

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June 2019 Challenges

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.

#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 and @thezipperfoot, put a pattern up for swapping, chose from another, then make up your new pattern! Runs through July 13th.

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. June’s theme is menswear. 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!

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

#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.

#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.


#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

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

#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.

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

#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.

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

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

#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.

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