Wednesday 4 September 2013

What's Happening in September...

A quick headsup on some sewing related happenings in September...

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? Well, it is in the U.S. and Australia.
AllFreeSewing is participating by hosting a blog series throughout the month, with daily giveaways and one final grand prize, over on the FaveCrafts blog. I'm thrilled to be contributing a tutorial 21st September.

This month Hopeful Threads is hosting the CREATE Hope Designs Sew Along, in support of orphans around the world. Watch out for my review of one of their great patterns this Friday. It's easy to enter to be in the running to win some AWESEOME prizes
... purchase a pattern from CREATE Hope Designs, sew a garment & upload it to the Flickr group.

Fiona, from Celtic Thistle Stitches, is hosting the Holiday Memories Mini Quilt Competition. Participants can choose to make a mini quilt/wallhanging, cushion/pillow or bag/accessory. There are some fabulous prizes.

Sewing Like MadSewing for Kindergarten, is the ideal sew-along series if you have children at school. It's not just for Kindergarten and there are some great prizes for each of the 3 categories. This is the first series being organised by Mie, from Sewing Like Mad.

Cass can sew and Lil Pip Designs Spring has SprungCass Can Sew and Lil Pip Designs present Spring Has Sprung; creations, tutorials and designs inspired by Spring. There is a link party, where everyone can add their own posts about Spring.

September 23 - 29 is Selfish Sewing Week, over at Imagine Gnats... a week of sewing that's all about you! The annual 100 Quilts for Kids charity drive, runs from 1st July to 30th September and is organised by Swim Bike Quilt

Secret Squirrel is the brainchild of Suz, from Sew Pony and An, from StraightGrain. Secret Squirrel began his journey in Australia, last month and is scheduled to arrive in Belgium, July 2014. Where he will travel is unknown. Open to all...maybe he'll stop with you.

ONGOING charity projects...

Fluff Project (large) The Fluff Project is all about making stuffed toys for children in foster care. What started as a monthly project, co-ordinated by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads, has now turned into an ongoing drive.

The 1st charity drive this year (in addition to making dresses), for Dress a Girl Around the World, Sydney, is 100 Days of Quilting; making quilts for children in Romania. The drive runs until October. Handmade for Charity, is co-ordinating a sew-along in support of 100 Days of Quilting.

Days for Girls International: Feminine Hygiene Program... Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Veronica, at SewVery, brought this one to my attention. Such easy projects we can sew to help these girls retain their dignity.

Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress. This is the aim of Dress a Girl Around the World. There are chapters around the world and within many states of the U.S. The Australian, Washington and UK branches are very active, as no doubt are many others. These are just the ones I've had contact with.

What will you be sewing this month?

... Pam


  1. Oh cool - National Sewing Month - time to check for fun ideas and links :D

    This month's big goal is to finish another D9P quilt (Christmas gift) :) Smaller goal is to finish up some little Halloween gifts (treat bags and possibly some stuffies) and get them mailed in time for the spooky night :D

  2. So many exciting sewing opportunities! It is going to be a great month for sure! Thank you Pam for your support and participation at Hopeful Threads! HUGS!

  3. Wow! It sure is a busy month!!
    Thanks for mentioning our spring series too! xo

  4. So many great projects Pam. Thanks for the shout out for the Holiday Memories competition.

  5. Hi Pam, This is Julia from FaveCrafts. Just wanted to thank you for helping spread the word about National Sewing Month! There is so much to look forward to, so be sure to check back every single day for new giveaways and patterns! Thanks again!

  6. thanks! I'm going to do the HOPE sew along :o) Fun times! Thanks for sharing all these...


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