Friday 3 October 2014

What's Happening in October...

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

Join Oliver + s for the Cinema Dress / Hide-and-Seek Dress Sew-Along. Walking through the sewing step-by-step, begins Monday, October 13th. Includes adjustments for bust size.

Alyce, from Blossom Heart Quilts, is hosting the Bright Sky Quilt Along. Runs October and November. Lots of great prizes.

Hopeful ThreadsSewing Pillowcases & Puppets is the current sew-along to help others, over at Hopeful Threads. You can join Kristy sewing for her local children's hospital. Project runs till the end of November.

Vine Lines Quilting is hosting the Aussie Aviatrix Quilt-a-long. Runs until mid January, 2015.  Some great prizes.

kid's clothes weekThe next Kids Clothes Week runs October 20th - 26th. The theme for this season is STORYBOOK. You don’t need to work with the theme if you don’t care to. There is only one rule for KCW: sew 1 hour a day for 7 days.

Léa Dress Sew-Along The goal of the Léa Dress Sew-Along is to show you how to alter the fit of the pattern to suit your body, show you some fun design alternatives, and to walk you through the whole process of making the dress.

Sign ups are open for the Craftsy October Sew-Along. Participants will be sewing Green Bee's Frances Dress with fabric from the Cotton + Steel collection.

Join the Sew Maris Archer Shirt Sew-Along for a chance to learn more about shirt-making, complete a great shirt and possibly win a free pattern. Starts October, 6th.

Celtic Thistle Stitches Fiona and Paula are hosting Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew, a monthly link party to encourage Christmas sewing throughout the year. There will be guest hosts, tutorials and giveaways each month.

Le ChallengeEvery 15th of every month, there is a new theme for all crafters to interpret in their choice of crafty weapons. The current theme is MIX. One winner will be chosen at random.

October's project over at The Monthly Stitch, is Frocktober. Details to be announced.

Peek-a-Boo Patterns is hosting the Okey Dokey Overalls & Oopsie Daisy Jumper Sew Along. Finishes October 6th. 8 chances to win a prize. 

Learn how to make a silk cami over at Sew Over It, by joining in the Silk Cami Sewalong.

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.

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 do you have planned for the month of October?

... Pam


  1. For me, this month is "more sharks" and lots of drawstring bags - all gifts :D Not tired of sharks yet - finding sharky items to sew and buy has been a blast!

    "Not by the skin of my finny fin fin!" :D

  2. I think I'm going to participate in the Oliver + S sewalong. And maybe KCW if I get my ducks in a row before next week.;) Thanks for sharing the upcoming events...I like seeing what's in store for the month.

  3. Thank you for this monthly post! It is great see what fun sewing events are around in one place. BTW, KCW shows it will run Oct 20 - 26.

  4. There's the series 31 days of halloween over get your crap together too!


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