Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Make and Mend 2012 sew-along is here!


In celebration of National Sewing Month I thought doing an MnM in September instead of last month would be more apt.

This year's MnM is going to be a little different. I'm going to focus on non day clothing items. Crafts and accessories! Yay! These are all items we need but don't necessarily give a lot of time to. I plan on making and reworking a number of things.

The criteria for this year's MnM is as follows.


  • Make two crafts from scrap fabric, (hat, pot holders, table runner, etc.).
  • Rework one garment.
  • Make two wearable items not meant for day wear (i.e. : jim jams, robe, slip, etc.).
  • Embellish one item (i.e. faggoting, pin tucking, embroidery, etc).
  • Make one item (in addition or one of the items above) for someone else.

Now, since a lot of people are busy, I'm not going to ask anyone to participate directly in this sew along. If you want to, great! I'd love to have you! I'm going to place this picture in its own Pinterest board, and if you'd like to join in, re-pin this to your own MnM board and share it and post the images for all to see!

I'm going to run this MnM until the end of October.

Also, for those that DO wish to participate, and manage to complete the MnM, I'll offer a prize, one of my reproduction patterns of YOUR CHOOSING! Whoo hoo! 

Okay all, the image is in its folder, so if you wish to participate, lets go!
Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Regena said...

sounds like fun!

Quinn said...

Looking forward to seeing your results!

(Shelley, is there a link to your shop that I'm not seeing?)

Bratling said...

But very rarely do I sew for me... It's usually for the Bits. :) I just finished reworking a shirt for Bit because it was too short. And I'm about to embark on fall wardrobes and Halloween costumes....

Shelley J said...

Quinn, my etsy store is listed in the right side bar.

SaliO said...

Okay NVL this year I am participating! Hope the budget allows me to make an Etsy purchase - -if not then it will truly be totally done with supplies and patterns on-hand.

Shelley J said...

That's great, SaliO. Dont buy anything if you don't have to. Be creative!! :D

Nothy Lane said...

I'm in...

Alison said...

This sounds like so much fun, I am definitely up to play along. I hope that I did it correctly with Pinterest, I am kind of a newbie there...

ThePeachMartini said...

It's getting to be that time of year again when I get that crafty itch! I've started a few projects, so hopefully I can use this as motivation to actually finish them - a few actually fall into the guidelines for this! Huzzah! :)

macskakat said...

Great list for the challenge - I'm in! :-)

Uta said...

Hi Shelley, I'm late to the party because I just read about it on Debbie's blog. I'll participate but won't join on Pinterest. Just wanted to let you know this; thanks for the great idea!

Kristin said...

I'm also hear from the link on Debi's blog. It sounds like such a great idea, I'm in! Hopefully I can get to everything on the list in time...

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