It’s another edition of Good News in Sewing, where we celebrate news, conversations, opportunities and happenings in the sewing world that move the craft and the community in a more inclusive direction!
If you know of any happenings fitting this description, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out past Good News in Sewing posts here!
@DisabledMakers recently joined the Instagram world, serving as a platform for showcasing and connecting disabled makers and artists.
Several pattern companies are taking steps to widen their size ranges to make them more inclusive:
Coming very soon!: a new pattern company, Parlour Apparel and Design, is beginning to release sewing patterns designed with trans and gender-nonconforming people in mind!
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IT IS TIME! The #sewcialistsminichallenge starts now and run til this Sunday. 🎉 🎉 Here’s how to play along: 1️⃣Take the silly quiz on our blog! 2️⃣Get inspired by the word you are given! Use the #sewcialistsminichallenge to share what the word means to you. 3️⃣Make something new, finish a work-in-progress, or refashion something inspired by your word before Sunday! Share your progress on IG with the #! 4️⃣ Enjoy the adrenaline-fueled creativity, fun community, and don’t over-think it! 💪 If you can’t take part this time, please follow the hashtag #sewcialistsminichallenge and cheer everyone on! 🎉🎉
The Sewcialists’ first mini challenge, Sewing Power Words, was a success, with a bunch of folks joining in the quick fire challenge! Now that it’s all wrapped up, we are deciding when to host the next one. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun!
Dear Reader: Our goal is to build community and make everyone feel welcome. We support crafting as an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, orientations and sizes. Regarding sewing challenge themes, we ask that you take each challenge as you see it fitting in your life, and express your involvement how you like, at the given time. Our challenges are for the pure enjoyment of participation and the love of community. Extended Mission Page Here.