Will you write for the Sewcialists?

SEWCIALISTS (5)A group blog doesn’t work very well with just one author… so I hope I can convince you (YES, YOU!) to write for the Sewcialists! 

Who can write for the Sewcialists? ANYONE! Rookie or expert, young or older, slim or curvy, of any nationality, race, linguistic background, gender or orientation.

You see, individual blogs empower us all to have a voice… but I feel that there are precious few online spaces that reflect the diversity of the sewing community. There’s the fabulous Curvy Sewing Collective (where I was an editor during my hiatus here), and the new Sew Sew Def magazine…  and of course places like Pattern Review or Facebook sewing groups are open to everyone. I love the sewing community, and I hope my small contribution can be to create a fun space where everyone can see themselves represented!

There are lots of ways you can contribute:

  • Read the posts and comment! A little encouragement goes a long way.
  • Let people know that the Sewcialist blog is back and we’re gearing up for Tribute Month in August! This blog still has some followers from the old days, but word of mouth would really help build the community. Maybe you could link to us in a post on IG or your own blog soon?
  • Write a post for a theme month! The blog will be focused on four theme months each year: August, November, February, and May. Each time, we’ll be looking for help creating inspiration posts, posts by people participating, and help making the final photo round-up. Email sewcialists@gmail.com or comment below if you’d like to write!
  • Help plan a theme month! What comes after August’s Tribute Month? If you want to help decide and plan it out, join “The Sewcialists Blog Team” Facebook group! Anyone is welcome, as long as they are onboard with the goal of this website to be a fun, inclusive space. All I’m asking is that you commit to writing at least one post per year!

In particular, I’m looking right now for people to write inspiration posts in July: sharing 5 bloggers who inspire you and what you’d make for Tribute Month if you picked them! No sewing or photography skills needed – just a chance to share about some of the awesome sewcialists who inspire you! Pretty please? Comment below or email sewcialists@gmail.com if you are interested!

How will you share your Sewcialist spirit?

**EDITED: YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! We got more than 20 volunteers (honestly, I was hoping we could manage at least 3!) so I’m going to close the sign up for this theme challenge… but if you really want to write a post, perhaps you could write one on your own blog/IG to let people know about the theme month!**


33 thoughts on “Will you write for the Sewcialists?

    1. Awesome! I’ll get back to you in the new couple of days and we can go from there! There is a “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, so start by taking a look at the process there.

  1. I would love to get involved. I’ll email you too but it sounds really exciting. I’m happy to make, take pics, post etc. I was going to make a garment for this challenge anyway. 🙂

    1. Thank you for volunteering! I’ll look for your email and get back to you in the next few days – in the meantime, check out the “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, which outlines the whole process.

    1. Thanks Anna-Jo! There is a “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, so start by taking a look at the process there. The first step is to email us at sewcialists@gmail.com so we can start planning!

  2. I’m in! I look forward to reading these upcoming posts too because I’m such a keen follower of several I’m always up for adding to my already rather robust list 🙂 Will vloggers qualify as well?

    1. YES to vloggers! And I’m secretly hoping some people will do posts as vlogs too! I’ll make sure I mention that too. All social media counts, not just blogs!
      I”m so glad you are on board! I was thinking of emailing you at ask, but didn’t want to pressure you into it! 😉

      There is a “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, so start by taking a look at the process there. The first step is to email sewcialists@gmail.com so we can start planning!

  3. Pick me, pick me!! *jumps up and down with her hand in the air* 😬! On a serious note, happy to help for this month and going forward.

    1. Consider yourself “picked”! There is a “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, so start by taking a look at the process there. The first step is to email us at sewcialists@gmail.com so we can start planning!

    1. Hahaha – then I will give you a hard deadline! 😉 Thanks for volunteering! There is a “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, so start by taking a look at the process there. The first step is to email us at sewcialists@gmail.com so we can start planning!

    1. Awesome, thanks Tasha! I was just looking at your most recent blog post this morning and thinking, “Damn, that girl is on top of her sewing/blogging/photography game!” There is a “FAQs for Contributors” page linked in the header, so start by taking a look at the process there. The first step is to email us at sewcialists@gmail.com so we can start planning!

  4. I sadly won’t have time to write in July for the tributes as I’ll be away for a while but would love to be considered for future posts! It sounds great!

    1. Sorry about the delay! it’s been a flurry of activity behind the scnees trying to get back to everyone who volunteered!

  5. I’d love to write for you. It’s been a while since I contributed to a group blog and I love this one.

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