Announcing February’s Theme Month: #SewStripes!

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Welcome to 2018, Sewcialists! I hope your year is off to a wonderful start — or at least, you have dreams of fun sewing projects dancing through your head!

To get your creative juices flowing, why not join us in February for our next sewing theme: #SewStripes? It’s all about sewing stripes, which could be anything from a cute and easy Breton top to a pinstripe suit! Stripes offer all kinds of potential for directional layouts with strong graphic impact, but also work well in any basic pattern. We’ll be offering you some inspiration in January, and then jump into sharing community projects in February.

If you’d like to contribute a post, we’ll be putting out a call on Friday for four volunteer authors on the blog, and four more on Instagram. You can also participate by tagging your new stripy makes in February with #SewStripes on Instagram, and we’ll include them in our blog round-ups!

I’ve got some striped sweater knit calling my name — how about you? Tell us below what you might make this February! 


34 thoughts on “Announcing February’s Theme Month: #SewStripes!

    1. Me too! Although to be honest, the second I look at striped fabric I have a million ideas and can’t choose just one! 😉 Happy sewing!

  1. I never think about stripes…February is also going to be pants month for me…now I want striped baggy MC Hammer pants! It sounds ridiculous but I think it could be super rad.

    1. Me too! I think I might be in a rut with stripes, and I”m looking forward to seeing what other people come up with!

    1. Me too! It’s fun to host such a simple challenge – not much explaining needed, but still lots of potential!

  2. I am excited. Not sure how to do the posting as I have never done anything like this before but I will figure it out. Making a striped shirt. Beginner Seamstress.

    1. Awesome! It’s suuuuper easy to join in – basically, make somthing and tag us #sewstripes on Instagram, and we’ll retweet your pic and include it in the round-up… or if you aren’t on Instagram, then email us a picture and we’ll include it in the round-up that way!

  3. I have an intention not to buy any fabric for the next three months. However, I do have a leftover bit of stripey knit in my stash just enough for a tank top. It may be a bit early to make one but then again I will not be in a rush to finish it before summer 😉

    1. That is smart thinking! I often make tanks out of scraps – and if I wear them in a different season that the other item I made with the fabric, I like to pretend no one notices they are the same! 😉

  4. Stripes ahoy! I’ve got 1.5m of gorgeous striped blue/grey jersey to use up – I just need to work out what I can squeeze out of it: tallperson=gibbonarms.

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