It’s been a while since i organised a sewalong here and thought it was about time we started something new.
A few ideas are:
Techniques-If there is a technique you are unsure of i will make a tutorial and we can sew along together.
Christmas-Yes that’s right! Christmas is not far away, maybe we need to get started on our Christmas presents sooner rather than later.
Pattern-We could choose one of the patterns and sew along together.

What does everyone think?

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    Nov 8, 2009, 09.31 AMby Jodi Wade

    I’ve never participated in a sewalong but I’d like to!

    I like the Christmas presents idea (it’s a way for me to sew without having the guilt of making so much clothes for myself :)).

    Of course, I wouldn’t say no to making something from one of the patterns though… :)

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    Nov 8, 2009, 09.39 AMby julietta

    I would love to join a christmas presents sewalong. I’ve been planning on doing most of my christmas gifts myself this year anyway.

    I’m thinking about using the Tory and Charlie patterns for my gifts.

    A pattern sewalong would be fine too.

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    Nov 8, 2009, 07.15 PMby decoukp

    I would do either. Kathy

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    Nov 11, 2009, 04.32 PMby jd98

    it would be great to get the monthly sewalongs going again! Once Christmas is out of the way, i’d really like to work on a capsule wardrobe. For example, month 1: pants or skirt, month 2: top, month 3: jacket, month 4: dress etc so we could see how we all put different looks together? anyway keep up the good work!

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      Nov 18, 2009, 03.19 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      What a great idea! My new years resolution in something similar. I find that after I make something I have nothing to go with it! So my new plan is to make two items that can go together at the same time, for example, a beautiful colourful top with a neutral skirt, then the next project is a more neutral top and funky skirt/pants etc…this way I will build up some great neutrals and funky items too :)

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    Nov 11, 2009, 04.49 PMby misssylver

    What about a decorations sew along? I have some really sweet little patterns for ginger bread men and bells that I am happy to share with an instruction set? Really excited now!

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    Nov 16, 2009, 10.13 AMby lovetessie

    A christmas sew along would be good… Who’s going to do it?… I want to get started! :D

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    Nov 17, 2009, 10.30 AMby nikkishell

    Wonderful! How about we go with the Christmas theme and post here about what we’re making for the festive season. Then when the new year kicks in we’ll get going on some monthly sewalongs. I LOVE jd98’s idea of a capsule wardrobe!

    I’m giong to get started on some Christmas stockings this week, what about you?

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      Nov 17, 2009, 06.14 PMby jd98

      Nikki,
      I came accross the Stitcher’s Guild SWAP competition/sew along last night. Here are the rules: http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,8747.0.html
      Enjoy Christmas sewing!

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      Nov 18, 2009, 12.59 AMby oscarthegrouch108

      ooh! i’m making christmas stockings too! i’m doing 4, and the pattern i’m using is very serger friendly!

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      Dec 2, 2009, 04.29 AMby sew4my3

      Hey nikkishell!
      Last year you posted an advent stocking project and would love it if you would repost it here on the new site. hint hint
      I think I might actually have time to make it this year! Thanks so much!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 03.09 PMby misssylver

    I’ll try and post my first pattern/tutorial thing tonight. Just been going through patterns with mum. By the way, sew magazine has a nice couple of ideas (and a free pattern).

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    Nov 20, 2009, 10.25 AMby Jodi Wade

    I have started making a Christmas stocking as well. I’m doing a little holly cross stitch on some vintage linen. I really need to get a wriggle on cos I wanted to make two of them.

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    Nov 21, 2009, 07.53 AMby freakusbzzz

    I’d love to request a technique please.

    Rolled hem on a sewing machine. I just can’t get the start right and any tutorials on this are really hard to understand.

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    Nov 22, 2009, 08.14 AMby lovetessie

    What will we be making then?

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    Dec 2, 2009, 10.53 AMby nikkishell

    Whatever you need or want to make for Christmas!! Here is the link to the Stocking advent calendar. :)

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/nikkishell-stocking-advent-calendar

    I’m working on 3 stockings made from linen and liberty fabric for my girls.

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