kids clothes week spring 2012

March 21st, 2012

big button for kids clothes week challenge

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time again for 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 (or papa) too!

button for kids clothes week challenge

All you need to do to sign up is leave a comment on this post. 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.

If you would like to sponsor elsie marley during kcwc, I would love to have you! Kcwc has become wonderfully successful, so much so that traffic to this little blog doubles during kcwc month! Sponsor spots go up a bit in price ($40) but it’s totally worth it. Drop me a line if you’d like to get in on the action.

Okay! leave a comment and sign up! spread the word! and sew like crazy!


kcwc spring 2012 buttons:









692 Responses to kids clothes week spring 2012

  1. Jamie says:

    What a great idea, thanks for organizing this!!!

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  3. christina says:

    im a little late to join in, but i have been sewing at least an hour a day for my little ones since i am also participating in the project run and play sew along. so between the two challenges im pretty sure my kiddos will be all set with summer attire:) im a new follower and im already loving your blog!

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  6. cami says:

    I have not been able to spend an hour a day, but I do have several different projects started this week. I hope I can finish at least one. Thanks

  7. Jessica says:

    I am in! I just finished sewing a dress today. I hope to make some other dresses and some pants and shirts for my little boy. Thanks for the extra motivation! :)

  8. ht says:

    Yep, I’m in too!

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  11. Josie says:

    I know I’m a bit late but I’d love to join and I’ll make up for lost time :)

  12. nuria prieto says:

    Vamos a ver si consigo seguir este blog. suena fenomenal!!!

  13. Telma Almeida says:

    Every week i’m sewing clothes for my kids or kids clothes to sell in the weekend fairs that happen in Lisbon- Portugal. So, I’m looking forward to participate in your kids clothes week.

  14. […] So far so good for this spring’s kids clothes week challenge! […]

  15. Hi,
    I have found this site and found it amazing! I have a 3 years old kid, and I have started to create clothes for him and myself. I’m new sewing, but I can share same clothes that I’ve already done!

    Great contest!

  16. Claudia says:

    Late at joining hopefully I can make some more stuff to show in the last couple of days.

  17. Lynne says:

    I’m joining again! Thank you for the kick start! I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects!

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  19. Jeanne j. says:

    I’m a little late signing up. I hope to get some great ideas for my grandsons who are 7 and 2.

  20. Karina R. says:

    Love this challenge, Working on some shirts as we speak! Have two boys who need some new duds!

  21. Emily says:

    Joining kind of late, but have put in my five hours in one go. :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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