Friday 3 January 2014

What's Happening in January...

A quick heads up on some sewing related happenings in January...

Magda is hosting the House of Estrela Refashion Month; a whole month of refashioning with 20+ bloggers. I kicked off the series with some thoughts and ideas on refashioning.

Making Personal Care Bags is the current sew-along to help others, over at Hopeful Threads. Kristy has changed the format this year, with projects running quarterly instead of monthly.

Caroline, from Sew Can She, is kicking off the year with It's a New Year Sewalong. By the end of the month, participants will have made a project using Mini Log Cabin Blocks. If I have time, I'd like to try this one.

There is a year long Needlequest Challenge over at Sew in Love, with a new topic each month. You can join in just the months that interest you. I like the sound of this month's needlepainting.

Victoria, from As It Seams, is hosting her first guest series, Take One Dress. Each month, one guest blogger and those sewing along, will create a dress inspired by a dress shown the previous month.

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along
The Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along is already in progress over at Craft Buds. You do need to have access to a specific quilting book to join in.

Elizabeth and liZ, from Simple Simon and Co, will be hosting the What I wish I knew when I started Sewing Series. If you received a new sewing machine for Christmas, the series will help you become familiar with apparel sewing.

Sewing With Certainty, run by Jessica, from Quilty Habit, is already up and running. The series aims to build skills and explore different and sometimes difficult areas of sewing / quilting. There is a link party every fortnight, with prizes at the end of the series.

Sew Fresh Quilts
Lorna, from Sew Fresh Quilts, has started a new, weekly linky party, Let's Bee Social, just for quilting bloggers. The first ever Let's Bee Social started this Wednesday. 

Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice, has compiled a comprehensive list of crafty happenings for 2014. There are many Challenges, BOMs and -Alongs.

Snowflakes and Lace is a new series showcasing projects and tutorials featuring LACE. Hosted by RaeAnna, from Sewing Mama RaeAnna and Veronica, from SewVery, the series runs for the week of January 13 - 17.

The next season of Project Sewn will begin in February, with the themes announced during the week of January 6th. Run by the girls from Simple Simon and Co, the competition focuses on women's garments.

Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice, has given me information on how I can make more friendship bracelets with a disc. Thanks to Wendy, I now know this is a craft called Kumihimo and Wendy has a whole Pinterest board devoted to this new to me craft.

The linky to add your garments for January's Flip This Pattern is open. Any garment made in the last 6 months with the Clever CharlotteChickadee Blouse and Skirt pattern, can be added. The sisters at Frances Suzanne are running this competition and sew-along. 

Project Run and Play Season 8 begins January 13th. The themes for the sew-along have already been announced.

Have you already started planning your sewing for 2014?

... Pam


  1. great roundup, I love this kind of post. Thanks for the links!

  2. Cool list - I'm going to check out the Snowflakes and Lace series, and I'm doing Sew Much 2 Luv's After Christmas Sewalong. I really have to work at finishing the projects I already have planned, so I don't want to take on too many commitments :D

  3. Wish we had here such lively lovely projects

  4. Great roundup Pam, so many interesting projects to check out I don't know where to start :)

  5. January is going to be so busy! Looking forward to Snowflakes and Lace, PRP, Take one dress and Secret Squirrel, of course :)

  6. Wow, so many interesting events going on. I am joining a few of them, and thanks for sharing the refashion month series over here too.

  7. Nice article, it provides many informative and helpful information. Thanks for sharing this. Looking for more updates in future.


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