As we head into the new year, my goals is to put my money where my mouth is: to shop for patterns and fabrics that support the ideals I believe in. For me, that means: Buying or testing patterns from companies that use models and testers representing a range of ages, sizes and ethnicities Participating … More Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
Have you been waiting for your chance to write for the Sewcialists? This could be it! We are looking for three volunteer authors to make a sewing project using stripes, and blog about it for the Sewcialists blog this February. You could make any kind of project, simple or complex. Our FAQs for contributors are … More Call for Contributors to #SewStripes this February!
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 … More Announcing February’s Theme Month: #SewStripes!
If the man capable of sewing this jawdropping zebra jacket for the Refashioners offered to draft you a custom pattern, would you drop everything and shout “YES!”? Because that’s what Joost is doing! Joost is one of the original founders of the Sewcialists, and runs Sewcialists.org and the Firehose blog aggregator. He is a brilliant … More Three Cheers for FreeSewing.Org!
Editor’s note: Now that TNT month is over, we’ll be posting a few “Who We Are” posts while we start planning in the background for February’s theme month! We’ll announce the theme in early January! We asked the community to share their experiences of being a sewist living with pain, chronic illness, or health concerns. … More Who We Are: Living with Pain or Chronic Illness
As Australians wait to find out the results of their plebiscite on same-sex marriage, it seems like a good time to ask: What’s it like to be an LGTBQ sewist? Of all the identities we are discussing here, being gay is the only one I can think of that is actually illegal or punishable in … More Who We Are: Calling all LGTBQ Sewists!
Welcome to TNT Month! We’ll be celebrating Tried’N’True (TNT) patterns all through November, with posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! We also hope that you’ll join in by sewing your own TNT patterns and tagging us on Instagram with #SewcialistsTNT before November 30th. We’ll regram some of your awesome projects through the month, and include them … More Happy #SewcialistsTNT Month!