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Sewing Indie Month is here!

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Today marks the first day of Sewing Indie Month!  Haven’t heard of this amazing, month long celebration of independent pattern designers yet?  That’s because this is it’s first year and it is going to be SPECTACULAR.  This month will include dozens of behind-the-scenes designer interviews, loads of tutorials relating to indie patterns, and most excitingly, the biggest sew-along that has ever existed complete with loads and loads of prizes!

If you are in doubt of just how awesome may is going to be, have a quick look at how many indie companies are involved:

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Here are links to the websites of all of those companies so that you can easily check up on them to see what great things they are posting throughout the month:

I will be posting tomorrow about the interviews, tutorials, and sew-alongs that I will be involved with so that you can look forward to what you will be seeing on this blog for Sewing Indie Month and where you will see tutorials and information about Thread Theory patterns popping up on other blogs.

The mastermind behind this event is Mari from the indie sewing pattern company, Seamster.  She deserves a big round of applause and lots of appreciative emails and comments because she has worked incredibly hard planning this for months and I am sure it will go off without a hitch solely due to her high level of organization and her devotion to the project.

So are you curious about how to get involved?  Apart from simply enjoying the many different articles and tutorials that will be all over the sewing corner of the internet, you can grab yourself a button for your blog:

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…AND…most excitingly, you can join in by sewing along!  Without further ado, here is the information all you sew-along and contest enthusiasts are waiting for:

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The sew-along hosts to whom you will be submitting your entries are the following well known bloggers.  Check out their sew-along announcement pages:

And now that you know how to enter, you’ll probably be wondering, well what are the prizes?  Here, broken down into the four categories, is what you could win!

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  • 1 year subscription to SewNews magazine
  • A 2013 Threads Archive DVD from Threads Magazine
  • 1 class of your choice from Pattern Review
  • The Sassy Librarian Blouse Craftsy class by Sewing Indie Month designer Christine Haynes
  • The Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Stepalica Patterns; PDF Nettie Dress & Bodysuit by Closet Case Files; PDF Twisty Top Pattern by Soma Patterns; paper pattern of your choice from Tilly and the Buttons

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  •  1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine
  • 1 year subscription to Threads Magazine
  • $25 gift certificate from The Smuggler’s Daughter
  • Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress Craftsy class by Sewing Indie Month designer Sew Chic
  • The Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Lolita, Pauline Alice; paper pattern of your choice from By Hand London, Christine Haynes

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  • 1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine
  • Sew Smarter, Better and Faster book from Threads Magazine
  • $30 gift certificate from Girl Charlee
  • $25 gift certificate from The Smuggler’s Daughter
  • Comox Trunks Supplies Kit from Sewing Indie Month designer Thread Theory
  •  Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Maria Denmark, Sew Caroline; PDF Duathlon Shorts by Fehr Trade; paper pattern of your choice from Sewn Square One

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  • 1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine
  • 1 class of your choice from Craftsy
  • £20 gift certificate to Minerva Crafts
  • Hot Iron Transfer Embroidery Pack from Sewing Indie Month designer Kate & Rose
  • Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Seamster Sewing Patterns, Sinbad & Sailor; PDF Movie in the Park Shorts by Dixie DIY; PDF or a paper pattern from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick

Bonus Winner!

A Bonus Winner randomly drawn from all the sewalong participants will win the following prizes:

  • 1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine
  • $75 gift certificate from Britex Fabrics
  • 1 year Friends of PR membership from Pattern Review
  • Love at First Stitch signed book by Sewing Indie Month designer Tilly and the Buttons
  • Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Waffle Patterns; PDF Wardrobe Builder Pack by Thready Theory; paper pattern of your choice from Kate & Rose, Sew Chic

 

A pretty astounding list of prizes!  Thank you very much, on behalf of all the Sewing Indie Month pattern companies, to the amazing array of sponsors who have donated these prizes!  Here are their logos (as well as some of the prize images) so you can see just how many generous companies are involved (click on the logo or prize image to be taken to the company’s website):

1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

2013 Threads Archive DVD from Threads Magazine

1 class of your choice from Pattern Review

Sassy Librarian Blouse Craftsy class by Sewing Indie Month designer Christine Haynes

 

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$30 gift certificate from Girl Charlee

Comox Trunks Supplies Kit from Sewing Indie Month designer Thread Theory

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Kate and Rose Embroidery Pattern Pack

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Love at First Stitch signed book by Sewing Indie Month designer Tilly and the Buttons

I know I am looking forward to May!  Are you?  Do you have plans to submit an entry to one of the sew-alongs?  I hope we will see some menswear garments as entries!

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