October Roundup & November Challenge Announcement


October’s challenge was quite a doozy and we saw some really nice garments and crafts made from fabric we feared to touch. This month, we’ll offer a lighter challenge.

How about those sewing machines of ours? Perhaps you purchased a machine with 300+ utility and decorative stitches. Perhaps you own a solid machine with a few basic stitches. I would bet that there are stitches on your machine that you have never used and have no idea what they are for. This month’s challenge: explore one stitch on your machine that you have never used before and integrate it into a project. The project can be big or small. No matter. Give it a try! We’ll post our results during the week of Nov 17-21. If you’d like to participate, post your project on our flickr group here.

Speaking of which, here’s a few more October Challenge makes from the Flickr group! Mahlicadesigns made this fabulous dress from a fabric she’s had in her stash for awhile. It started out as Simplicity 2886 but evolved quite a bit after she didn’t like the cut of the original pattern and redrafted almost all of it. Go read the whole story on her blog here: http://mahlicadesigns.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/frankie-dress-the-denver-sewing-collective-challenge/

Frankie dress 2

Sylvia of the Denver Sewing Collective made Vogue 1109 in a sweater knit she’s had in her stash for 14 years. Such a fun fabric and pattern!



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