#getesetsewnovember - Sew Cosy
Well autumn has well and truly arrived here in the northern hemisphere The eveings are getting darker, Its starting to get a bit stormy, and there is a distinct chill in the air. And with November arriving in style with a huge storm here in Cornwall, we thought it was the perfect timing for a #getsetsew challenge. to warm you up a bit. And for those in the sourthern hemisphere, summer maybe on it's way, but there may be an odd chilly evening still so there will be something for yoy here too!
The #getsetsewnovemeber challenge is..................Sew Cosy!
Oh goodness where to start with this one! There are so many choices and ways to go with this challenge, it is wide open. Anything from cardigans, to jackets, to sweaters, to sweatshirts to joggers, to gilets, all the way though to scarves, gloves, mittens, hats and even slippers.
You could make a warming wheat bag pillow (check out this free pattern from The Sewing Directory), a wearable blanket (think an Oodie) like this free pattern. Or even a onsie (remember the really cosy one I made last year? you can find the pattern here)
Or how about some cosy pyjamas? there are some great free patterns for pyjama bottoms that can bee teamed up with a t-shirt for long sleeved top pattern that you may already have in your stash. Patterns for Pirates have some grat adult and child free pyjama bottoms patterns: Walk the Plank Adult PJ bottoms and Youth PJ bottoms
Ever though of making a quillow? That's a quilt that folds into a pillow, they are great fun and make great gifts too! There are lots of quillow ideas and tutorials that will appear as if by magic, well with a google search actually!!.
And remember this #getsetsew challenge isn't limited just to just garment sewists, you can knit, crochet, quilt, patchwork, anything as long as the them of the item is 'cosy'.
So there you have it....#getsetsewnovemeber is live.
We can’t wait to seeing your cosy makes for this challenge. Don't forget to use the hashtag #getsetsewnovember when you post pictures of your makes in the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group. And most importantly don't forget to post the pics in the #getsetsew November album so we can be inspired by seeing your wonderful designs all in one place. The album can be found under Media > Albums from a computer, or by clicking on the three lines at the top left side of the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group page from a mobile device.. If you're on Instagram then please tag us in your posts @starttostitch we love seeing them 📷😊
Are You Ready??? GET, SET...............SEW!!
#getsetsewoctober - Embroidery
🧵🪡GetSetSew OCTOBER has landed!🪡🧵
It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. I know what that's like and somehow seem to always fail at carving out down time for myself in any sustainable way.. But sometimes, we really do need to slow down and take some time for ourselves.
Mindful slow sewing such as embroidery which allows us to focus on the present moment helps! Paying attention to the feel of the fabric in your hands, the sound of the needle piercing through the fabric, the rhythm of the stitching makes embroidery a great project to calm your mind, relax and take some time for you.
It is the perfect autumnal activity 🎃, think cosy evening curled up in the warm with a hot chocolate or your favorite tipple close to hand. It is also a great way to improve your hand sewing skills and dexterity for your me-made garments too.
Embroidery is also super creative. It allows us to express ourselves through our designs and favourite colours and it can be used to embellish garments, bags, cushions, and any number of other projects, and can also be used to create wonderful visible mends.
ANYTHING goes for this challenge, you can mend your jeans, embellish your jacket, prettify a cardigan, cross stitch a bookmark - just do it by hand.
As the choice of project and design is so wide for this month's #getsetsew we have put together a list of some of our favourite Instagram accounts for some creative inspiration.
@hellohoorayblog - sometimes we just go and scroll the feed for a dose of colourful uplifting dopamine.
@embroideryartbynat - wonderful pieces of stitched artwork, some of it so realistic its hard to believe!
@thefabledthread - whimsical fun designs that are reminiscent of historical tapestries but vivid and exciting and you will want every single one of them in your house!
Annie designed 3 embroidery kits last year which are still available in the Joyful Sewing Boutique shop with a hefty 40% off! you can buy her glorious designs here
So, If you're looking for a way to slow down and soothe your soul, we heartily encourage you to try mindful slow sewing or embroidery. It's a great way to relax, de-stress, and be creative.
We can’t wait to seeing your makes for this challenge. Don't forget to use the hashtag #getsetsewoctober when you post pictures of your makes in the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group. And most importantly don't forget to post the pics in the #getsetsew October album so we can be inspired by seeing your wonderful designs all in one place. The album can be found under Media > Albums from a computer, or by clicking on the three lines at the top left side of the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group page from a mobile device.. If you're on Instagram then please tag us in your posts @starttostitch we love seeing them 📷😊
Sew Are You Ready??? GET, SET...............SEW!!
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