Sunday, 30 November 2014

Around the sewing world in 30 days


Imagine having a look around in sewing rooms all over the world, taking a peek at pattern stashes, sewing room organization, the craziest fabrics you've ever seen and as a bonus seeing a variety of views of the world outside those sewing rooms, including mountain tops, back yards, rivers, traffic lights, meadows, woodlands, rooftops and crowded streets. Instagram challenge #bpSewvember showed it all, and more!

When Amanda of Bimble and pimble announced the sewing photo a day-challenge she wrote: "This challenge is for all rad sewing people out there. It’s a chance to share a glimpse of your sewing world. Sewing can often be a solitary pastime and for some of us it can be hard to find other sewists nearby. So let’s share our sewing spaces, our pattern stashes (eep!) and epic wins. It’ll be like having a gang of sewing buddies popping by everyday!"

Amanda was right! What I did not foresee though was how this challenge made me contemplate on where I am coming from and heading to as a sewist. What do you consider your best make? And why? How did your early makes look? What is your best finish, where do you get your inspiration? Sewing soul searching! I absolutely loved this challenge. For those of you who did not take part, here are the 30 daily themes and my 30 pictures.



From left to right and top to bottom: Sewing space, Technique, Stash, WiP, Tools, You, Insides, Signature style, Next project.


Inspiration, Early make, Favourite finish, View, UFO, Sewing library, Organisation, Planning, Fun.


Fit, Notions, Craziest fabric, Tried and true, Patterns, Challenge, Complete, Red hot mess, Best make.


Hem, Learning, Top tip.

I want to thank Amanda for this brilliant idea and I want to thank all sewing buddies, old and new, for popping by each day. You were inspiring! What a success it was, over 12.600 tagged pictures on Instagram, and still counting. Take a look (#bpSewvember) and if you don't have an Instagram account yet, you might consider getting one cause it's FUN!

7 comments:

  1. I thought it was really fun, too! It gave me a lot of fresh ideas for IG.

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    1. I like the real-time aspect of IG. Seeing the pics of you strolling around Paris while it was actually happening! I also noticed a lot of sewing questions popping up that were answered immediately by followers, or decisions about buttons or fabrics being made after a quick IG poll. It's fast and it's fun!

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  2. It was fun and it has been a pleasure to meet you via Instagram.

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    1. Likewise, Marjorie! I liked seeing how the daily themes went round the world, from east to west. Down under in the lead till Europe woke up and then the US chiming in. So much inspiration :)

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  3. Glad you had a blast! It was so much fun to meet lots of new peeps :D

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    1. Massive thanks Amanda, for making this happen! Same time next year?

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  4. I missed this event - it looks like wonderful fun.

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