Pink scissors on pink background with grey text overlay that reads 2020 Maker Challenges, a global directory of monthly contest and inspirational challenges for makers and diy-ers, petitefont.com2020 Maker Challenges continues a tradition I started 2 years ago to keep track of all the wonderfully inspiring contests, prompts, and prize-driven challenges I found around the internet.

With a new decade comes even more inspiration! If you have or know of a maker challenge that isn’t listed, leave a comment below so it can be added to the list. This is continuously updated, so check back frequently! Or better yet, subscribe for the monthly reminder directly to your inbox.

A lot of these challenges are Instagram-focused, which is why you’ll see a lot of hashtags on this list (the little pound sign). But if there is a post explaining the challenge or contest in more depth, the link will take you there. Explore, get inspired, and enjoy! I can’t wait to see what you make in 2020.

Want to see what happened in previous years? Check out the archives:


Ongoing/Year-Long

#CelebrityMovieGame: started by @sewfancybrooklyn to help get us through self-isolation, choose three celebrities that would play you in 1.) the big budget movie version of your life, 2.) the comedy version of your life and 3.) the lifetime original film version of your life!

#HandCraftedChallenge: join @woolandwow in a year long crafting challenge. Open to any craft, you make your own pledge to create more and explore new skills. Follow her for inspiration, join her Facebook group, and get the workbook. Make more in 2020!

#HowdThatWork: check back in with old handmade garments, did they work out? Did you continue wearing them after the initial elation of making it wore off? Tag @erinalwyassews and use the hashtag if you repost an older garment.

#I’mNot2D: @minimalistmachinist is starting to show her makes in videos to better show how clothes fit on her body, how they move, and to prove she’s not 2-dimensional. Join in by doing the same and use the hashtag.

#KillerKitschSewAlong: join @br0ck_n_r0ll and @killerkitsch13 in making a vintage dress each month in 2020. It’s a dress-a-month-a-long! There’s also a Facebook group. Runs monthly through 2020. (See also #SewADressEachMonth)

#M3MAL2020: the @emtothethird year-long Make Along! Check out her video, and then join her Slack channel and subscribe to her YouTube knitting podcastfor all the info.

#MakeNine/MakeNine2020: a gentle self-guided challenge for makers. Choose your own 9 goals for 2020 and follow @makeninechallenge.

#MeMakingIt: inspired by the show Making It, @framedingreen challenges you to recreate your favorite snack in the medium of your choice. Post anytime!

#OneYearSewn: join @sewstainability in looking back on the garments you made one year ago.

#ReadingWomenChallenge: a year-long reading challenge based on 24 prompts from the Reading Women Podcast (@thereadingwomen). There’s also a Goodreads group and forum. Get your prompts here.

#SewADressEachMonth: join @br0ck_n_r0ll and @killerkitsch13 in making a vintage dress each month in 2020. It’s a dress-a-month-a-long! There’s also a Facebook group. Runs monthly through 2020. (See also #KillerKitschSewAlong)

#SewingBingo2020: @patsypoomakes is taking a different approach to #makenine with a bingo card of themes. Join whenever you’d like.

#SlowFashion2020: choose your own sustainable clothing-focused challenge for 2020. Join @frivolousatlast in the fight against fast fashion.

#SewThePrecious: presented by @sewcialists to encourage everyone to use their “special” fabric this year. Runs all year.

#SewSimpleChallenge2020: join @number.eleven11 in a year-long self-guided challenge to decide how many garments you’ll make this year, which patterns, and garment types. Then post it using the hashtag!

#SewSomeFun2020: join @pinkhollybush in a year-long, month by month challenge that also comes with a free poster. Details and prizes available at this blog post. Runs all year.

#SewYourWardrobeBasics: @seaofteal is dedicated to making more basics in 2020 and will post a monthly theme if you’re interested in joining in. Are you a blogger or on Instagram? Add your post to the link party on the 29th of each month. See each month’s listing for the monthly theme.

#S050Bingo: get your bingo card from @sewover50 and follow along this year, including several more of their upcoming challenges. Also use #SewOver50 to be found.

#TheMendyProject: a self-guided and intentional challenge to join @pfont in mending more and buying less. Renew your old items! Runs forever.

#UseNine2020: follow @glasshousepatterns for this! Pick 9 fabrics from your stash you want to use up in 2020 and post a picture of all of them, then post your progress using them with the hashtag throughout the year.


January

12 Patterns Plus: a monthly “challenge for plus-sized ladies” 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. December’s patterns are open to any pattern from The DIBY Club. Runs until January 20, 2020.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. January’s themes are:

  • Week 1, Jan 1-5: Organize Your Sewing Space
  • Week 2, Jan 6-12: Sew a WIP/UFO
  • Week 3, Jan 13-19: Sew Something Related to a Healthy Lifestyle/Fitness
  • Week 4, Jan 20-26: Sew Something in Sweater Knit or Swim Fabric
  • Week 5, Jan 27- Feb: 2 Upcycle Something

#BookishBingo: for voracious readers, Bookish First is hosting a January Book Bingo that requires at least 4 books! Download your card and read the rules. Then try to fill a full row by January 31.

#JanuaryJacket2020: an annual self-guided event with @lonestarcouture and @julie_starr to sew a French-inspired jacket. Think Chanel! Check out this post from @goodbyevalentino for great resources. No prize, but it does end January 31 per the hashtag.

#MadeWithWoolContest: hosted by @rylissbod this international contest is a chance to make any garment (knit, sew, crochet, weave) and post to themes throughout January. Ends January 31, 2020.

#Make3In3: sometimes it’s easier to plan in smaller chunks than a whole year out. @craftandthriftshop invites you to join them by only planning your making 3 months at a time. Whatever your craft, follow @craftandthriftshop for more inspiration in 2020.

#MAGAMSewalong: Make A Garment A Month! Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag for your self-makes only (sewing for others is not allowed). January’s theme is Genuine January (#genuinejanuary). Runs through January 31.

#SewFancyPants2020: get ready to sew fancy pants (whatever that means to you)! Follow @nf_merritts@katiekortmanart@thelittlepomegranate@sierraburrell, and @bradschultzdesign for inspiration and read this blog post for more info. Get ready for a dance party at the end of January!

#SewFrosty: help @sakijane populate the hashtag with your best cold-weather makes, hacks and necessities to survive winter. Lasts until the weather turns warm!

#SewJapaneseInJanuary: a community event from @bloglessanna and @craftyjane_makes to sew from Japanese pattern books or use up Japanese fabric in your stash in January. Repeats in July! Runs through January.

#SewSuitUp: hosted by @crumpetsteaandsewing and @andreanaturally to encourage everyone to custom make their own suit. Check out this post for guidelines. Runs until January 31, 2020.

#SewSweaty: in contrast to the northern hemisphere, the southern hemisphere is currently experiencing summer. Join @maxcalifornia_ in figuring out what to wear and sew during the scorching summer months. Lasts until the seasons change!

#SewTwistsandTies: a casual challenge hosted by @cookinandcraftin. Make a garment with a twist or a tie in it. Runs through Jan 31.

#SewUncoventional: ready to emulate Project Runway and make a garment out of completely unconventional materials? No fabric, ribbons, or yarn allowed and only ONE closure can be used. Think you can do it? Tag @tabithasewer, @lynnwardrobesews, @sewingbloggers and use hashtag #sewunconventional. See this post for more rules and the weekly schedule. Ends Jan 31.

#SewYourBooks: got lots of books full of patterns you still haven’t made? Join @vladivos and @timetosew for some time to focus on just that in January 2020.

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. January’s patterns are the Rad Patterns Kortney Bodysuit and Megan Nieslsen Tania Culottes. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by January 31 to be eligible for prizes.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for January the pattern is Simplicity 8532. Pick your view and use hashtag #syvsubmission to be featured as well as #sewyourview to participate. Submit by January 31.

#SewYourWardrobeBasics: @seaofteal is dedicated to making more basics in 2020 and will post a monthly theme if you’re interested in joining in. Are you a blogger or on Instagram? Add your post to the link party on the 29th of each month. January’s theme is denim.

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

#SurgeCardiFest: @surgefabricshop is hosting a cardigan contest for their customers through January with 5 different categories. Make any cardi in Surge fabric for a chance to win a $20 store credit. Ends January 31.

#TheGreatModuleSewAlong: Starting January 28, put together a 6-piece module (1 topper, 2 bottoms, and 3 tops). Follow @tomkatstitcherycarmel and @carlamayfield5. Post by March 24 for a chance to win prizes.


February

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. February’s themes are:

  • Week 6, Feb 3-9: Sew Something for the Kitchen
  • Week 7, Feb 10-16: Face Your Sewing Fears
  • Week 8, Feb 17-23: Sew a Toy
  • Week 9, Feb 24- Mar 1: Sew a Free Pattern

#Fiberuary/#FiberuaryChallenge: a daily prompt-based challenge for the fiber community run by @creativececi. Runs all of February.

Earth Day Design Challenge: a design challenge for all levels! For a $12 entry fee, you can choose from 6 pop icons to incorporate into a design (doesn’t have to be wearable). Order by Feb 26, and ship your design by April 17. Check @emilygartnerdesigns Instagram post for more info.

#DressLikeAChameleon: join @in_a_haystack to match your outfit to the surroundings. Can be handmade or ready-to-wear. Starts Feb 1.

#ReFebUlous: a sustainable sewing challenge by @madebyliesl to encourage people to reuse, refashion and repair garments, recycle fabrics and haberdasheries. There are 4 weekly themes, prizes, and specific sponsors to tag. Check out the website post for more info. Ends February 29.

#SewcialistsDenim: the @sewcialists have a theme for Febraury: make something out of denim. Maybe jeans? A denim jacket? They will post inspiration, techniques, and more leading to the kickoff. Stay tuned.

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. February’s patterns are the Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket and Cloudsplitter Bags Summit Pack. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by February 29 to be eligible for prizes.

#VintageValentineChallenge: follow @ms1940mccall and @tuppencehapenny for daily Valetine-themed prompts. Runs Feb 1-14.

#YellowDressChallenge: hosted by Fabric Mart and The McCall Pattern Company, this challenge offers prizes for making Vogue 1671 (the “yellow dress”). Your dress doesn’t even have to be yellow! Follow and tag both @fabricmart and @mccallpatterncompany with the hashtag when posting your version of the dress. Runs until March 20.


March

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. March’s themes are:

  • Week 10, Mar 2-8: Sew Something to Make Reading Easier
  • Week 11, Mar 9-15: Use a Fabric New to You
  • Week 12, Mar 16-22: Sew Something with Scraps
  • Week 13, Mar 23-29: Sew a Pinspiration
  • Week 14, Mar 30- Apr 5: Sew Something for Travel or Vacation

#BookishBingo: for voracious readers, Bookish First is hosting monthly Book Bingo that requires at least 4 books! Download your March bingo card and read the rules. Then try to fill a full row by March  31.

#IsolationCelebration: starting March 16 and running for 30 days, make social distancing productive with this list of ways to be productive and joyful at home. Join @heymavesxo for the fun.

Learn to Sew with Bo: @seamwork is hosting a challenge on their community forums. Top garments will win $25 for fabric in Best Fabric, Best Hack, an Judge’s Choice. Must be a Seamwork member to participate. Enter by April 17th.

#LiterarySewingCircle: combining books and sewing, this spring 2020’s book is Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley. Read the book and sew clothes inspired by the characters. Follow @sewmelwyk for details and inspiration. Runs March 6 – May 1.

#LottaMonth: follow @robinsnest1926 and @suestoney to make garments from Lotta Jans Dotter’s book. Tag them both and see this post for requirements. Ends March 31.

#MAGAMSewalong: Make A Garment A Month! Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag for your self-makes only (sewing for others is not allowed). March’s theme is Matching March (#matchingmarch). Runs through March 31.

#MarchMeetTheMaker: @joannehawker’s annual prompt-based daily photo challenge to promote small business maker brands. Use the hashtag and get the prompts and more info here. Runs March 1-31.

#MarchMadnessmMaxi: follow @carmen.salome4, @jennys_originals, @thesharonsews and their YouTube channels and use a vintage pattern (1999 or prior) to make a maxi dress or skirt, then post it with the hashtag and tag everyone. Runs until March 31.

#MiniSeriesSAL: a quilting sew along with @giucy_giuce and @alisonglass. Share your quilt blocks and finished quilt using this and other hashtags. More details, rules, and sign-up available at AlisonGlass.com. Runs March 22 – May 31.

#MIYMarch: join @thatwendyward for her annual photo-based challenge. This year it will be weekly with an overarching theme of sustainability in sewing and making. Runs through March 31.

#ModernlessMarch: a whole month of thematic prompts from @pinset_tailoring that don’t have to be about costume. Prompts are revealed in 10 day increments, so follow and tag. Runs through March 31.

#SewConnected: join @stylemakerfabrics for 12 days of photo prompts to connect with other sewists and new sewing friends. Runs March 20 – March 31.

#SewFreshSewClean13: join @seweu and @sewallainia who encourage you to make 13 items for yourself in 13 weeks, and post one me-made item per week. Runs March 21 – June 20.

#SewHappyColor2020: tied to #WearHappyColor2020, follow and tag @katiekortmanart and @annaroslily for weekly color-based prompts and a chance to win prizes. Runs through March.

#SewThatPatternNow: hosted by @sewitcurly, @coffeeandthread, and @justaddfabric to encourage you to use your neglected patterns. Post with the hashtag by April 30th to be eligible for prizes.

#SewTheScrapOutOfMarch: join @teaandbrie in using up your scraps to during National Quilting Month (it’s also known as #NQMScrapChallenge). Sign up for the newsletter to get in on the fun.

#SewcialistsMiniChallenge: follow @sewcialists to sew your birth year! Grab inspiration for your next project from the year (or decade) you were born in. Deadline now extended! Runs March 25-April 5.

#SewComfortable: since you have to stay home right now, might as well make something comfortable to wear. Follow and tag @soveryjo and @faithstjules along with the hashtag by April 5th.

#SewYourRoll: follow @sewandtellpod to have fun with a 12-sided die in choosing color, shade, and details for a future project. Timeline TBD.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for March the pattern is Simplicity 8791. Pick your view and use hashtag #syvsubmission to be featured as well as #sewyourview to participate. Submit by March 31.

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. March’s patterns are the Laela Jeyne Willa Vest and Liesl + Co Gelato Dress & Blouse. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by March 31 to be eligible for prizes.

#So50Visible20: sew a pattern featuring a 45+ year old model during March. Include the photo of the pattern when posting your garment. Open to all ages, only completed garments are eligible for prizes. Follow @sewover50 for details. Runs through March.

#StitchActivewear: follow along with @laststitch‘s activewear sewalong and showcase your own activewear. More details on her blog post. Runs through March 31.

#WearHappyColor2020: tied to #SewHappyColor2020, celebrate @katiekortmanart‘s book release with challenges and prizes. Follow her and @annaroslily. Runs through March.


April

#3DaySkirtChallenge: join @fashioncitynig to learn to make your own skirt block and 3 trendy skirts in just 3 days! Sign-up on this website.

#30DayMakerChallenge: follow @thefrugualdutchman for 30 days of intentionally vague prompts to inspire you to make or post something along the theme. Runs all of April.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, heck out the Facebook group. April’s themes are:

  • Week 15, Apr 6-12: Sew Something with a Challenging Notion
  • Week 16, Apr 13-19: Sew Something Green or Environmentally Friendly
  • Week 17, Apr 20-26: Sew Something Unconventional
  • Week 18, Apr 27- May 3: Sew Something for a Teacher

AprilCreateDaily: join @sofillyletters in attempting to do something creative for 15 minutes each day throughout the month. For all makers! Runs through April.

#ILoveMyFabricParty: follow @sewdiyblog for this fun week of playing with your fabric stash! “The intent of this virtual event is to spend some time with your fabric, celebrate it and enjoy it.” More info from 2019’s event on her blog. Runs April 9-12th.

#InstaRainbowChallenge: join @talliwall and @heartzeenafor a week of wearing a rainbow of color! The challenge is to wear a different color of the rainbow every week. See this post for the days for each color. Runs April 6 to April 12.

#MAGAMSewalong: Make A Garment A Month! Tag @suestoney@sewing_in_spain, and @hportemanteau in your posts with the hashtag for your self-makes only (sewing for others is not allowed). April’s theme is Antidote April (#antidoteapril). Runs through April 30th.

#SewApril2020: a daily prompt-based challenge for Instagram hosted by @rylissbod and featuring a LOT of sponsors! Per the rules, use this hashtag, tag the sponsors and use their hashtag, and hashtag #rylissbod. Runs through April.

#SewingLifeChallenge: a low-pressure photo challenge hosted by @mariadenmarksewing this is a 4-week challenge to make Instagram stories and posts depending on the prompt. Runs through April.

#SewTiny: follow @behind_shapesoffabric and sew some Barbie-sized clothing this month! Download the basic pattern set from Minna’s website at TheShapesofFabric.com under the Download Free Patterns area in her sidebar (or at the bottom on mobile). Runs through April.

#SewYourView: a monthly sewalong, for April the pattern is McCall’s 8035. Pick your view and use hashtag #syvsubmission to be featured as well as #sewyourview to participate. Submit by April 30.

#SopbacTurns30: @sopbac_ is celebrating her 30th birthday this month and encourages you to use a neglected pattern/fabric and post it in April for the chance to win one of five prizes. Runs until April 30th 23.59 CET.

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. April’s patterns are the Sinclair Patterns Nova Sweatshirt and 5 out of 4 Patterns Redwood Vest. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by April 30 to be eligible for prizes.

#The100DayProject: create your own project (or various projects) that you can sustain for 100 days. Starts April 7th through July 16th. Sign up here.

#TPDressContest: still happening in 2020 is the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Challenge. Organizers have stressed to not worry about getting toilet paper for the dress, focus on what you need for your families at the moment. Details at @tpdresscontest. This has been postponed for now.

May

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. May’s themes are:

  • Week 19,  May 4-10: Sew Something Purple
  • Week 20, May 11-17: Hack or Mash a Pattern
  • Week 21, May 18-24: Sew Something for Storage
  • Week 22, May 25-31: Sew a Bathing Suit or Undergarment

#BurntMay: for wood burning artists! Follow @woodburncorner and @walnuthollow for an every-other-day prompt-based Instagram challenge and giveaway. The winner will win a stack of wood from @walnut hollow. Runs May 1-31.

#LingerieMaykers/#LingerieMaykers2020: hosted by @sewmygod, this is a daily prompt-based photo challenge. Follow along with both hashtags as wells as #sewmygod. Ends May 31.

#MadeLikeMaisel: hosted by @minimaedelcreates this 6-week long challenge encourages you to make a vintage outfit inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Runs from May 18th-June 28th.

#MeMadeMay (#MMMay2020): check out Zoe’s FAQs for how to go about making your pledge. Runs all of May!

#RestylingAtHome2020: from @amynicolestudio and @pilar_bear, choose a garment (or garments) and remake it into something new! The finished project can be a new garment, an accessory, something for yourself or something for someone else you are quarantined with. Post your fully finished garment between May 8th-10th.

#SewcialIsolation: follow @littlepineneedle for 41 prompts to keep your sewjo going in quarantine. Post a picture of any of the prompts with #SewcialIsolation+number for a chance at a repost. For example, if you’re wearing your own handmade underwear, post with #SewcialIsolation13.

#SewInLoveWithLinen: join @sewinlovewith to make something in linen and post it on Instagram. Runs May 15th-June 30th.

#SewMaxiForMothersDay: follow and tag both @crumpetsteaandsewing and @crystalsewsandstuff in this challenge to make a maxi-length dress, skirt, or jumpsuit. Details and rules on this post. Runs until May 11.

#SewPajamay/#SewPajamaMay: stuck at home like @ciaraxyerra? Make pajamas! Post with the hashtag(s) for a chance to win prizes. Runs all of May.

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. May’s patterns are a yet-to-be-released pattern from True Bias and the Love Notions Game Day Tee. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by May 31 to be eligible for prizes.

#SMS20xMMMay20: Play Sew My Style bingo! Join the challenge in celebrating the 2020 pattern designers and company. Make or wear any pattern by one of the 20+ designers and check off one of the bingo boxes. Grab your bingo card by following @sew.my.style. Ends May 31.

#SpringPatternChallenge: follow @lieslandco for this brand-specific challenge. Sew up one of their 3 spring patterns for a chance to win prizes. More details here. Ends May 17.

#TheVintageFashionChallenge: follow and tag @makethislook @iliveinmylab and @tinyangrycrafts with the hashtag for this daily vintage-inspired prompt based challenge. Ends May 31.

#WerkFromHomeAlong: join alexiamarcelleabegg, @christinehaynes, @haleysews and @missmake in making “werk” from home garments. Post your favorite WFH loungewear for a chance to win prizes. Ends May 15.


June

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. June’s themes are:

  • Week 23, Jun 1-7: Sew Something with a Unique Stitch
  • Week 24, June 8-14: Use a pattern from a designer you haven’t tried before
  • Week 25, June 15-21: Random Act of Kindness
  • Week 26, June 22-28: Sew a WIP/UFO
  • Week 27, Jun 29-July 5: Organize Your Sewing Space

#CaftansandCocktails2020: join @cookinandcraftin and @havinsewmuchfun to celebrate the flowy maxi life all summer. Don a caftan and sip your favorite drink for this. Every Saturday during June-August.

#FayesTopsThatPop: this sewalong is hosted by @dressmakingdebacles in memory of sewist Faye who hosted one every summer. Make ANY top and use the hashtag. Runs June 1-15.

#MeMadeStyleChallenge: follow @seenandsewnpatterns, @surgefabricshop, @bsidesmetal, and @phatquarters on Instagram and Facebook and see the daily prompt list to show off your me-made style. Runs June 1st-5th.

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. June’s patterns are the Barkly Skirt from In The Folds and the Sew House 7 Free Range Slacks. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by June 30 to be eligible for prizes.


July

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. July’s themes are:

  • Week 28, July 6-12: Sew Your Favorite Pattern
  • Week 29, July 13-19: Make Something Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Week 30, July: 20-26 Sew Pants or Shorts
  • Week 31, July 27- Aug 2: Sew Something for a Man

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. July’s patterns are the Sew Different Scoop Pinafore and Millicent Joy Honeycomb Bag. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by July 31 to be eligible for prizes.


August

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. August’s themes are:

  • Week 32, Aug 3-9: Sew Something for School
  • Week 33, Aug 10-16: Sew Something with a Unique Seam or Hem
  • Week 34, Aug 17-23: Repurpose Something
  • Week 35, Aug 24-30: Sew an Adult Pattern
  • Week 36, Aug 31- Sept 6: Sew Something You’ve Never Sewn Before

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. August’s patterns are the Pattern Scout Lulu Cardigan and Laela Jeyne Reed Trousers. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by August 30 to be eligible for prizes.


September

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. September’s themes are:

  • Week 37, Sept 7-13: Sew Something for Your Sewing Space
  • Week 38, Sept 14-20: Sew Something without a Pattern
  • Week 39, Sept 21-27: Sew with a New Technique
  • Week 40, Sept 28- Oct 4: Sew Something Inspired By this group

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. September’s patterns are the Sew Liberated Lichen Duster and Blank Slate Marigold Dress/Blouse. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by September 30 to be eligible for prizes.


October

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. October’s themes are:

  • Week 41, Oct 5-11: Sew a Costume
  • Week 42, Oct 12-18: Sew Something Related to Sports
  • Week 43, Oct 19-25: Embroider or Hand Sew Something
  • Week 44, Oct 26- Nov 1: Sew with Fleece or Rayon Spandex

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. October’s patterns are the Helen’s Closet Pona Jacket and Rad Pattern Men’s Long John Jammers. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by October 31 to be eligible for prizes.


November

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. November’s themes are:

  • Week 45, Nov 2-8: Alter or Mend Something
  • Week 46, Nov 9-15: Quilt Something
  • Week 47, Nov 16-22: Sew Something for a Holiday or Special Occasion
  • Week 48, Nov 23-29: Sew a Gift
  • Week 49, Nov 30- Dec 6: Make a Stocking for Someone

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. November’s patterns are the Sew Altered Style Dionne Duster and Sew DIY Ali Sweater. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by November 30 to be eligible for prizes.


December

52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. For an in-depth explanation of how it works, check out the Facebook group. December’s themes are:

  • Week 50, Dec 7- 13: Sew an Accessory
  • Week 51, Dec 14-20: Sew a Kid’s Pattern
  • Week 52, Dec 21-27: Sew A Gift for Yourself

#SMS20: the Sew My Style challenge you know and love is changing hashtags! Use #SMS20 to be found in the sea of Instagram. December’s patterns are the Made by Rae Rose Pants & Shorts and 5 out of 4 Patterns Rita Skirt. Join the mailing list to get the patterns at a small discount and post by December 31 to be eligible for prizes.


Pink scissors on pink background with grey text overlay that reads 2020 Maker Challenges, a global directory of monthly contest and inspirational challenges for makers and diy-ers, petitefont.com

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