It’s that time of year again. We are going to sew some man (boys too) stuff! I have been sewing for my husband for a couple of years now and it never ceases to amaze him, so I think I’ll keep right on letting him think I can do magic. We hope to spread the love for the fellas in our lives and that you will join us in sewing for our guys, or if you are a fella, that you will sew too!
My friend and one of the co-hosts of the challenge, Elizabeth and I did a video on the Sew Much Talent Facebook group for some #sewmanpants breakdown. I thought it would be a good idea to have an accompanying blog post with links and what not so you all can have easier access to all the information. Also, remember that any of the hosts and ambassadors will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
First and foremost, let’s get the rules out of the way.
Garment must be for a male, no undergarments
Garment must be started and finished in September 2019
Must share photo of completed garment on instagram and must tag all 4 of us; @_stitchesandseams_ / @liftingpinsandneedles / @sewnaturaldane /@elizabethmadethis
No private accounts, unfortunately we won't be able to see your submissions.
**The winners are chosen by random drawings **
Easy enough, eh? We really hope you will all join us. Keep in mind that every garment you submit is an entry, so you could potentially win more than once!
Now the most awesome part, the prizes! We have been so fortunate to have a wide variety of sponsors this year and let me tell you they held nothing back! The prizes are really fantastic. And without further ado, let’s get into them…
(In no specific order and links to their sites)
Minerva: £100 hamper
Thread Theory: 25% OFF TO ONE WINNER
Wardrobe by Me: (3) $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES
Sewalicious: £25 GIFT VOUCHER
Thanks I Made Them: SET OF PATTERN WEIGHTS
Stitch Buzz (Formerly known as Luna Grafix): BUTTON-FLY GUIDE & CURVE RUNNER
True Bias: (3) HUDSON PANTS PDF PATTERNS
Love Notions: MEN/BOY PDF PATTERN
Peekaboo patterns: $25 GIFT CARD
Nature’s Fabrics: $25 GIFT CARD
Raspberry Creek Fabrics: $25 GIFT CARD
LA Finch Fabrics: $25 GIFT CARD
As you can see, our sponsors have been incredibly generous and we are so thankful!
Next, I’d like to introduce you to the hosts and ambassadors, these are some of the most awesome people in the sewing community. I hope you will give them all a follow on Instagram.
Nateida - @sewnaturaldane
Elizabeth - @elizabethmadethis
Karina - @liftingpinsandneedles
Vivian - @_stitchesandseams_
Andrew - @sewandrew
Keira - @islandsewcialist
Myra - @onesewsweet
Feel free to contact any of us for clarification on rules or prizes. We would love to help you; it builds a better community after all.
Last is some pattern companies that we have found or personally use for our male patterns. We hope you will have a look and be inspired.
Wardrobe by Me
Patterns for Pirates
La Maison Victor
5 out of 4 Patterns
Twig and Tale
Oliver + S
Patrons les BG
You will be seeing posts and videos from our hosts and ambassadors, so keep your eyes peeled! Best of luck with your garments and in the random drawing. We cannot wait to see what you all make!!
Sew, Laugh, Repeat