happy homemade sew-along :: schedule and prizes

June 12th, 2014

Next week is the Happy Homemade Sew-along! You bought the book, you picked out the fabric, laid out all your other supplies neatly, and now you are just waiting for Cherie and I to tell you to start. Well, probably not. More likely that you’ll run to the library this weekend to get the book and grab some fabric from your stash that is good enough. Either way, the sew-along starts Monday! We have a schedule and everything:

Happy Homemade Sew-along: June 16-20

Monday: Trace pattern pieces and add seam allowance

Tuesday: Cut out fabric and prepare

Wednesday: Sew sleeves and hood

Thursday: Attach hood

Friday: Finish up!

Cherie is going to do Mon, Wed, Fri and I will do Tues and Thurs.  Stop by either blog each day and we’ll tell you where to find all the information you need! But you don’t need to do exactly what we do everyday. You can sew the hoodie at your own pace. If you are participating be sure to posts some in-progress shots on Instagram and tag them #happyhomemadesewalong. You can add them to the flickr group too!

Sharing your finished hoodie:
If you’d want your pictures included in our round-up or entered into our sew-along prize giveaway, make sure to add your photos to the flickr group by the end of the day, Monday, June 23.  That way you have the weekend to finish up and photograph your hoodie!  Please only upload photos that you are comfortable with us sharing on our blogs. Now let’s talk about the awesome prize package!!

happy homemade sew-along giveaway

$30 gift certificate to Miss Matatabi
$30 gift certificate to Girl Charlee
2 yards of fabric from Imagine Gnats
Stylish Skirts pattern book from Tuttle Publishing
How to Sew Japanese Sewing Patterns e-book + patterns by Rin Gomura-Elkan
AND . . . 
Secret gifts from Meg and Cherie!

Crazy, right?! So much amazing stuff to win. And all you need to do is a sew a little bit. I know we’ve been talking about this hoodie for a while and now it kind of seems like a big deal, but really it’s very simple. We’ve spread it out across 5 days, but all in all it should only take a few hours. There is one tricky part, but we’ll talk you through that! I will see you back here next week!

See the rest of the sew-along posts here:

Announcing . . .

Where to buy the book

Hoodie Inspiration

Mixing it Up


What you’ll need


Posted in sewing clothes.

5 Responses to happy homemade sew-along :: schedule and prizes

  1. Amanda says:

    I’m was late getting my book ordered, but it should be here by Sunday night. Looking forward to the sew-a-long.

  2. Sarah Helene says:

    I’m anxious to follow along on your sponsored “HAPPY HOMEMADE SEW-ALONG” on June 16-20! GOOD LUCK to all the talented sewists! Sarah in Minneapolis

  3. I have already made this parka once just before christmas last year http://seamsoddlouise.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/happy-homemade-sew-chic-kids-parka.html but I love the idea of making another so I am really hoping to join in. The Parka is my boys most worn item of clothing.

    • meg says:

      My kids loved their hoodie too, but they’ve grown out of them! So glad you are joining the sew-along!!