Hola makeristas! Coming to you live from my vacation in Puerto Rico, here are the August 2019 maker 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 August’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.
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#MySewingStartedHere: join @sewcialists and show Instagram where your sewing started. No one starts an expert!
#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.
#SewingInRealLife: created by @workroomsocial as a way to show sewing in real life instead of the “beautifully manicured Instagrammer.” Join in anytime!
#UseNine2019: another year-long prompt to encourage you to use up 9 stash fabrics. Join anytime.