Welp, it’s September already, so let’s get this party going! It’s time for the 2019 Mini Maker Station and Undercover Maker Mat Sew Alongs! More specifics on each will follow soon, but I wanted to get the initial schedule out there so you can start planning. Both of the FREE patterns are available here.
You don’t have to do anything to join in either or both Sew Alongs. There’s no sign up or obligations, you simply sew along with others and have fun! This is a perfect opportunity to make something for yourself that you’ve been putting off or to whip up some holiday gifts! Sew Alongs always give me the motivation I need to get something done and I love being inspired by everyone else along the way.
The SALs will be casual and while I will loosely follow a schedule to share tips and help those who need structure, you are free to join in at any time and work at your own pace. We will share photos on social media with SAL hashtags as we go and there will be fun prizes and giveaways, too.
First up will be the Mini Maker Station and we will kick things off September 16. Since this project requires hardware, please read through the pattern and source your materials or purchase a hardware kit from my shop here. You will not need the hardware in hand to start the project and can actually get very far on most of it without the hardware, so don’t worry if you don’t have yours by the kickoff.
MINI MAKER STATION SAL SCHEDULE
September 16 – 22: Sew Along Kick Off! Start pulling and share your fabrics. Work on the Maker Station Main Body and Thread Catcher.
September 23 – 29: Blog post with tips about making the fabric basket and pin cushion. Work on basket and pin cushion.
September 30: Share your finished Maker Stations!
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Next, the Undercover Maker Mat Sew Along will kick off on October 7 and run thru October 23. You can find the free pattern here. I will be following the schedule below but again you are welcome to sew at your own pace and join in any time! There are many ways to customize this project and adjust it to your skill level, so please note that many specifics indicated in the schedule are optional. Before the SAL begins, I will share a blog post discussing some of these options, variations and customizations to help you plan! You can also check out the hashtag #undercovermakermat on social media to oodles of inspiration!
UNDERCOVER MAKER MAT SAL SCHEDULE
October 7: Kick off! Make main body panel
October 11: Make paper pieced butterfly and selvedge pocket panels
October 14: Make full pocket panel, assemble to body
October 18: Make optional thread catcher
October 23: Share your finished projects!
Stay tuned here and on social media for more information to come, but in the meantime, download the patterns and get ready! See you soon!