kids clothes week fall 2012

September 18th, 2012

The temperature has dropped and fall is finally on it’s way! It must be time for another edition of KCWC.  Kids Clothes Week Challenge is a bi-annual event here on elsie marley where I challenge you to sew one hour a day, each day for 7 days.  The idea is that we all have the urge to sew clothes for our children, but we don’t always give ourselves the time to do it.  If you commit to sitting in front of your sewing machine, or tracing patterns, or cutting fabric, for one hour each day, then at the end of the week you will have some very well dressed kids. And a very proud mama too!

If you would like to know more about kcwc you can check out the kcwc faq page. You can also head to the elsie marley flickr group to check out creations from kcwc past or see all my posts on kcwc here.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up! How do you sign up?  Just leave a comment on this post telling me that you are in. Then go tell all your friends to sign up too! Spread the word on twitter, instagram, pinterest, tumblr with the #kcwc hashtag. Slap a button on your blog or on your facebook page. Link to this post and try to get all your facebook friends who sew to join too. I bet your mom would like to be invited. Last year I think there we had almost 700 people sign up. Can we make it to 800? 900? Now I’m starting to sound like a politician! Go knock on some doors for kcwc!

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644 Responses to kids clothes week fall 2012

  1. Josie says:

    I’m in, can’t wait!

  2. erika says:

    Yes I will join I totally forgot to sign in!!

  3. Pam says:

    Count me in…

  4. […] year, Elsie Marley organises a worldwide kids’ clothes sew-along, KCWC (Kids Clothes Week Challenge). The goal is to spend a minimum of one hour per day making kids clothes, for a whole week. I […]

  5. Meghan says:

    I’m in! This will be my first time participating in KCWC and I’m really looking forward to it!

  6. angie says:

    So here I am, day one! I’m in, off to the sewing room now, my challenge within this challenge is to sew using only fabric from my stash! Wish me luck.

  7. Sarah B says:

    This is my first attempt at kcwc! Can’t wait to get sewing!

  8. Nanin says:

    I’m in :-)

  9. lisa says:

    I’m in…I guess this means I have to get all my sewing stuff off the craft room floor and onto/into the new desk.

  10. Sarah says:

    Day 1 – Making it more complicated by trying to only use what I have in my stash – I may have to bend for a few odds and ends… I already know I need ricrac for the Made by Rae Dragon Slippers but I have 2 pairs all cut out ready to sew and a couple of the vests from ready too.

  11. This is just the motivation I needed! My daughter will have that cute sweater I’ve been planning for weeks. Thanks, And yay I’m excited to sew

  12. kelly says:

    i am in…just at the last minute!! my daughter is growing out of everything in her wardrobe right now so it is the perfect time. exciting :) i am going to use my carefree clothes for girls book for the first time xx

  13. […] up to the realization that this was the first day of the kids clothing week challenge was less like Christmas morning and more like […]

  14. Cosmo says:

    Looks like I am getting started on this for my first KCWC. I am hoping to get something finished in by the end of the challenge. I am the slowest sewist on earth.

  15. Allison says:

    It’s Canadian Thanksgiving here today, so I won’t be starting till tomorrow – but, I’m in!!

  16. Mindy says:

    I’m in for round two.

  17. Merry says:

    KCWC is just the push I need to finish all those half done projects.

  18. cheryl says:

    I’m in. I’m terrified, but I’m in. LET’S DO THIS!!

  19. Jen says:

    I have always wanted to get in on this, I’ve done today, I hope I can keep up with the rest of the week!


  20. Brooke says:

    Count me in. too! I have lots of sewing to do for everyone before my baby comes in Dec. and this would be a great kickoff for it!

  21. I m in!!! its will be exciting to se how much I can sew for one oure per day! And good luck to all of you!!