Have you made a New Year's Re-sew-lution to sew for yourself more this year? The Just For You ‘Sewlebrity Sewalong’ is your chance to do just that!
And it's my chance to invite some of my favorite celebrity sewing bloggers to make projects from my book, Just For You, and to giveaway some super cool Sewing Sewlebrity’ buttons (that I designed - eek!).
I'll be posting all the fan projects on the blog here so everyone who makes something also gets to be a ‘sewlebrity.’ AND get a limited edition ‘Sewing Sewlebrity’ button!
(The buttons haven't arrived yet, so I can't show you, lol. This picture is just to tease.)
I've held quite a few quilting themed sewalongs, but this is the first one geared towards clothing, purses, and other things you might sew ‘just for you,’ so I can't wait to see what everyone makes.
In order to sewalong with us you’ll need a copy of the book. It’s available on Amazon or in my Etsy shop (autographed copies). We’ll have some book giveaways along the way to give even more people the chance to join in.
Here’s how the ‘Sewlebrity Sewalong’ will go. Just For You is divided into 12 chapters, one for each month of he year. There are two projects each month so I will ask two of my favorite bloggers to make those projects and share them with us.
On the first Wednesday of the month, I’ll introduce the projects and show how I have made them.
On the second and third Wednesdays of each month our guest Sewlebrities will show how they made the projects for that month (either here on the SewCanShe blog or on their own blog where I’ll direct you).
If you’re sewing along with us you’ll have until 2 days before the ‘Fan Day’ to send me a picture of what you made.
Then, the 4th Wednesday of each month will be ‘Fan Day’ where I get to post all the fan projects! And every fan who submitted a picture of a finished project will get a special ‘SewCanShe Sewing Sewlebrity’ button… in the mail… yes, I’ll send it to you!
You can get one button each month that you sewalong with us so you could potentially win 12 buttons if you make one of the projects each month. There will be two projects each month, and you only have to make one of them to get a button. More details about the button are to follow.
These are the January projects. Watch for our first Just For You Sewlebrity who will be posting here next Wednesday about the Sweetly Gathered Round Handbag that she made. The one above left is mine. The cute little shrug that Sarah Markos is wearing on the right is the Chevron Shrug I sewed for her. You'll see more about that pattern on January 21st. Both of these patterns are included in Just For You - there's 24 total, what a deal!
So embrace your re-sew-lution to sew more for yourself this year and join us in the Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong. I can't wait to see what you make!