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Sewalongs and Competitions / Thoughts about August contest
« on: Yesterday at 16:57:49 »
Hi folks, got a few options for August

- extend the Awesome Accessories for another month.
- have a summer break
- have the jellyroll/1m contest, but I'll need some help coming up with some sensible rules as I've not got them sorted.

I have now completed on my house sale and moved out, with most stuff in storage and some stuff at OH's flat, where  we're living temporarily until we can move to our bungalow in mid/late August hopefully.

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Today... One thread per day / Sunday 4th July
« on: July 04, 2021, 07:08:16 AM »
Can't believe I'm first on the thread today.
More packing and filling up the bins.
Going to be another busy day

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Sewalongs and Competitions / July's Awesome Accessories Competition.
« on: June 22, 2021, 17:31:26 PM »
Welcome to TSP's Awesome Accessories competition

1st - 31st July 2021

The aim of this contest is to create an awesome accessory, ie not a garment

Rules:
Create an accessory which can worn worn by a human, pet or doll.
This could be a bag, scarf, jewellery, belt, wallet etc
The items should be handcrafted, this can be by sewing, but can also be knitting, crochet, weaving, leather work, beading and other creative media.

Label your submission clearly as an entry, and number if you have more than one entry.

Sewing starts on 1st July and ends on 31st July. All entries should be posted by August 6th in this thread.

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House Beautiful / Sewing Room layouts
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:01:54 AM »
I love having a sewing room, and in the new house we hope to be buying I will have a lovely big room.
It has sloping ceilings in part of the room, and a big built in wardrobe which we will be using for our out of season / smart clothing.
I will have some fabric storage in another room and space in the full height end of the room for some bookcases.

There's then space in the part of the room with the window and the sloping ceilings for tables, desks, ironing board, shorter cabinets and etc.
I'll start with repurposing stuff I already have and gradually improve it.

So ideas please of the most useful things to have in this space.
my current plan just has stuff round the walls in a U shape, with the ironing board put up in front of the radiator.
The available space is about 2.5m(side walls one with radiator)  by 3.5m (window wall) and only full height by the window.

I like enough space for 3 sewing machines (sewing machine, overlocker, coverhem) on the table, and it'd be nice to have space to cut out as well. For sewing I'd be sitting, but for cutting out standing, which I guess pushes the cutting table (if I had one - I don't now) either into the centre of the room or up underneath the window.
I have various bookcases, cupboards, tables, risers and other stuff which might/might not make the move depending on what might be useful (second hand/argos/ikea cheapies)

I'm open to ideas!

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Welcome to TSP's Refashion & Upcycle competition

1st - 30th June 2021

The aim of this contest is to re-use existing items instead of cutting into new yardage. These can be from a charity shop, friends/family or the depths of your own wardrobe/linen cupboard.
Take an item or items and create a new and different garment/accessories.

Rules:
Label your submission clearly as an entry, and number if you have more than one entry.
A photo of your source (the initial item or items) and another photo of the final item must be included in your entry. Additional pictures may also be included.

The garment/accessory must be sewn. Self-drafted patterns or commercial patterns may be used; they may be previously used or new. More than one source item can be used to create the final product.

The original item or items must be changed substantially to create a new garment. The item can be of the same type (dress to dress) or something entirely different (tablecloth to dress). However, the new item must be distinctly different from the original (for example, embellishments only do not qualify).

At least half of the new item must be made from reconstructed / recycled items (notions such as zippers or interfacing do not count in the total).

Sewing starts on 1st June and ends on 30th June. You can do preparation work (ripping seams, cutting, disassembling, etc.) before the start date.
Make sure to post a 'before' picture together with your entry here. All entries should be posted by July 6th in this thread.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Fun with Foliage - 1st to 31st May
« on: May 01, 2021, 09:08:32 AM »
Fun with Foliage May 1-31 2021

Rules: Sew absolutely anything at all as long as the fabric includes foliage (ie leaves) in the print.
This can be a floral which also has leaves, but can also be a print just of leaves (my absolute favourite!)

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st May and the item must be completed by 31st May.
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th June.

Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )
What is it and for whom
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!

Please post your entries on the thread by 6th June

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Sewing for others - April 1-30 2021
« on: March 31, 2021, 10:04:42 AM »
Sewing for others April 1-30 2021

Rules: Sew absolutely anything at all as long as it is for another person/organisation

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st April and the item must be completed by 30th April.
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th May

Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )
What is it and for whom
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!

Please post your entries on the thread by 6th May

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House Beautiful / Cute knobs for sewing room
« on: March 11, 2021, 09:09:05 AM »
If you like themed things then these are cute (to me anyway)


https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-35mm-buttons-plastic-cabinet-knob-2-pack/p/0474807


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Spring 3 piece clothing collection - 1st March - 30th April 2021

Rules: Sew a 3 piece clothing collection for the coming season (Spring here in the UK, but Autumn in Australia/New Zealand).
With the three items you need to be able to make 2 outfits, for example

Outfit 1 : Trousers + Tshirt + Cardigan
Outfit 2 : Trousers + Tshirt (without the cardigan)

Outfit 1: Dress 1 + Jacket
Outfit 2: Dress 2 + Jacket

Outfit 1: Skirt + Blouse
Outfit 2: Skirt + Knit top

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st March and the item must be completed by 30th April
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th May
Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )
What is it and for whom (if applicable)
Fabric and Pattern/instructions used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos shown on a dress form or modelled (no hanger shots thank you).
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / "Let’s get Zippy - " March 1-31 2021
« on: March 03, 2021, 17:00:11 PM »
"Let’s get Zippy - " March 1-31 2021

Rules: Sew absolutely any item which has a zip in it - garments (full or toy sized), bags, accessories, and home furnishings all included.

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st March and the item must be completed by 31st March
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th April

Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering more than once )
What is it and for whom (if applicable)
Fabric and Pattern/instructions used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos (for example the starting point, fabric pattern, a progress shot and maybe 2 views of the finished article)
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / "Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:00:13 AM »
"Trousers/Pants" February 1-28 2021

Rules: Sew absolutely any type of trousers  trousers, shorts, pants , jeans, leggings – including sharing fitting tips – these can be adult, child or doll/bear sized.

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st February and the item must be completed by 28th February
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th March

Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )
What is it and for whom (if applicable)
Fabric and Pattern/instructions used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos (for example the starting point, fabric pattern, a progress shot and maybe 2 views of the finished article)
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!

Please post your entries on the thread by 6th March

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The Sewing Place’s year-long UFO challenge - 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021

Welcome to 2021, this challenge is to complete your UFOs (Un Finished Objects), mending and alterations.
Either so you can wear/use the items as planned or donate them on to someone/somewhere else.

If you can please share a photo of the item before and after you completed the work.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / "Fit for Purpose" January 1-31 2021
« on: December 27, 2020, 17:24:14 PM »
Welcome to the "Fit for Purpose" contest.

Rules: Sew absolutely anything to do with keeping fit / sport / staying active / dance… clothes, bags, accessories.
Ideas include
- a yoga mat bag
- leggings
- cycling top
- dance practice clothes


Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st January and the item must be completed by 31st January.
All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 6th February.


Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:
Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )
What is it and for whom (if applicable)
Fabric and Pattern/instructions used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)
A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.
Up to 4 photos (for example the starting point, fabric pattern, a progress shot and maybe 2 views of the finished article)
PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT!


Please post your entries on the thread by 6th February

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Contests and Sewalongs for 2021
« on: December 26, 2020, 14:46:56 PM »
Sewalongs and Contests 2021[/size]

Jan-Dec 2021 - Stash Busting Sewalong - use what you have got.
Jan-Dec 2021 - UFO Sewalong - finish off those unfinished projects.


January - Fit for Purpose – Absolutely anything to do with keeping fit / sport / staying active… clothes, bags, accessories.
February - Trousers - trousers, shorts, pants , jeans, leggings – including sharing fitting tips – these can be adult, child or doll/bear sized.
March & April - Spring 3 piece clothing collection
March -   Let’s get Zippy - item which has a zip in it - garments (full or toy sized), bags, accessories, and home furnishings all included.
April – Sewing for others – anything at all as long as it is for another person/organisation
May – Fun with Foliage - anything at all as long as the fabric includes foliage in the print
June – Upcycling – clothing, bags, home dec etc
July - Awesome Accessories – scarves, bags, belts, wallets/purses etc
August - Just one metre of fabric/ pre-cut fabric challenge. Fat quarters/charm pack/jelly roll etc
September & October - Autumn 3 piece clothing collection
September -First things First – Your very first attempt at making something you've never made before.
October - Scrapbusting – using bits left over from something else
November & December - Creating for the festive season (gifts,home dec etc)


Quite a few of those (though not all) would enable participation from different types of sewers, so looking forward to seeing both dark and light-siders contributing.
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Contest/sewalong details will be posted a few days before the 1st of the month.
Cutting out in advance is OK, but please leave the sewing until the 1st.

I am going to need some help on the rules for August as I don't know much about precuts.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Suggestions welcome for 2021 contests
« on: December 05, 2020, 11:49:11 AM »
Hi All, as the Temporary Sewalong Moderator I'll be coming up with the list of contests for 2021, but I'd like some help please :-)

What have you enjoyed in the past or would you have liked to be part of?
What do you think would be fun?
How can we include the most board members in the contests (dark side, accessories etc)?

All ideas are welcome!

From last year we had

Animal print in Jungle January
Shirts in February
Sewing for others in March
Scrap busting in April
Florals in May
Activewear in June
Pink in July
Home decor in August
Checks and plaids in September
Upcycling in October
November should've been Awesome Accessories but we were without a moderator at that time. So will definitely include that next year.
December - we are currently sewing for the festive season.
We also had a wardrobing contest, year long UFO and stash busting and a Cardigan sew along.

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