November 2019 Maker Challenges

Red bokeh background with white text November 2019 maker challenges and prompts, Petite Font dot comCiao makers! Welcome to the list of November 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 November 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this month that may have started earlier in the year.

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November 2019

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. November’s are:

  • Sew Something from an International Pattern
  • Sew an Undergarment
  • Sew Something From Your Scrap Bin
  • Sew a Holiday Outfit

#BPSewvember: the annual photo prompt challenge from @bimbleandpimble is only 7 days long. Find the prompts here. Ends November 7th.

#CraftemberChallenge:follow @paigejoannaa for daily prompts that all makers can participate in. Prizes and details in her posts, stories, and IGTV. Runs through November.

#GiveSewMuch@sewcialists‘ theme for November is how to give back through sewing. Runs through November.

#KnickerNovember: make undies that fit with YouTubers @thespeckyseamstress@smallbobbins, and @romy.kate and win prizes! Through November 30.

#MAGAMSewalong: this is now an Instagram-only challenge. Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag. October’s theme is Neglected November.

#OWOP19: One Week One Pattern is back! Follow @sewisfaction and check out her blog post for details. Can you make one pattern last all week? Runs November 23-29.

#SewFrosting:  @truebias and @closetcase.patterns bring back their fun hashtag to encourage you to make something a little extra, an “excuse to sew something fun and impractical because you want to and it inspires you.” No deadline, just have fun for the rest of the year!

#SewingChallenge2019: a monthly theme prompt. November’s theme is pattern matching. Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewFamilyJammies: join @sewalteredstyle and sponsor @makermountainfabrics to end the year with pajama-making. Sign up on SAS’s website before Black Friday and get those PJs made by New Year’s Day! Ends January 1, 2020.

#SewingNoveltyNovember: the November theme for #sewingpatternsandprints, tag @voiceofacreative@sewn_on_the_tyne, and @purplesewingcloud for prizes. Runs through November 30th.

#SewMyStyle2019: each month brings a new theme and potential sponsor prizes. November’s theme is bags featuring the Taylor Tailor Desmond Backpack and SarKirsten Raspberry Rucksack! Join the Facebook group for more info.

#SewPrettyInside: follow @victorialucilleleanne@sewitcurly@soapstealer for info and prizes this month when showing off the nicely finished insides of your garments or accessories. Ends November 30th.

#SewYourStyleSALa Facebook-only contest, this month’s theme is to create an outfit that expresses YOUR style. Submissions must be posted in the Facebook album. Join the Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests Facebook group to see full details. Ends November 30.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for November the pattern is Simplicity #8982. Pick your view and follow this month’s host @crumpetsteaandsewing for inspiration.

#SummerofBasics2019: for those in the southern hemisphere, enjoy making 3 summer basics in 3 months. Follow @fabricdrop for details. Runs through January 2020.

Ending Soon

#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.


#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

#FinishThoseDamnWIPs: a hashtag to encourage you to finish your works in progress, begun by @sleepless_in_bavaria and @hilsyb

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

#KnowYourSewists: started by @angelica_creates as a way to get to know other sewists in the Instagram community outside of sewing. Post a photo of yourself and caption it with 3-5 non-sewing facts about you, then tag 3 friends. Participate at any time!

#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!

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

#ProjectFabricFast: join @heatherandthepugs in a fabric (or other craft supplies) buying ban. Use this and #seasonofthestash to follow along with her.

#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.

#SeasonOfTheRuffle: join @gilliancrafts in celebrating ruffles on your handmade clothes

#SewBreastFeeding: for showing off breastfeeding-friendly outfits.

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

#SewingInRealLife: created by @workroomsocial as a way to show sewing in real life instead of the “beautifully manicured Instagrammer.” Join in anytime!

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

#SewOver50: a monthly Instagram sewing challenge for the over-50 crowd who follow @sewover50.

#SewReshare & #SewReworn: join @cocowawacrafts in celebrating rewearing and resharing your handmade items.

#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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