Guten Tag makers! Welcome to the list of October 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 October 2019 maker 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.
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
#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.
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.
#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.
#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.
#SpicySewingSAL: a Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is to make one garment that steps outside your comfort zone with color or fabric. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends October 31.
#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.
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.
#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.