Happy September, y'all! As the leaves start to change and the air gets a bit crisper, it's time to usher in a new month with creativity and a dash of eco-friendliness. At Sunflower Seams, we're thrilled to kick off September with an exciting sewing challenge that's sure to ignite your passion for upcycling and crafting. We listened to your votes, and the overwhelming majority asked for an upcycle challenge. So, without further ado, let's dive into the details of the Sunflower Seams Upcycle Challenge!
What is an Upcycled Fabric?
First things first, you might be wondering what we mean by "upcycled fabric." Well, it's all about turning old, forgotten textiles into something new and fabulous! Think about those vintage sheets hiding in your linen closet, that tablecloth you used only once for a special occasion, or even your dad's old work shirt that's been gathering dust. These materials are brimming with potential, waiting for you to transform them into stunning creations. The options are endless, and the results can be truly remarkable.
The Challenge Objective
The objective of this challenge is simple yet exciting: Create something using a Sunflower Seams pattern and upcycled fabric, trims, or any other repurposed materials you fancy. Whether you're an experienced sewist or just starting out, this challenge is an excellent opportunity to unleash your creativity and contribute to a more sustainable world by giving new life to old textiles.
How to Enter
Entering the Sunflower Seams Upcycle Challenge is a breeze. Here's what you need to do:
Choose Your Pattern: Select any Sunflower Seams pattern that inspires you. With a wide range of designs to choose from, you're sure to find one that suits your style.
Select Your Upcycled Fabric: Raid your stash of vintage sheets, old tablecloths, or other textiles you'd like to upcycle.
Sew Your Creation: Work your sewing magic to create your masterpiece.
Capture Your Creation: Once your project is complete, take photos. Whether you prefer modeling your creation or flatlays for the perfect shot, make sure your photos showcase your work in all its glory.
Share on Facebook: Join our Facebook fan group and post your photos there. Be sure to include the hashtag #ssupcyclechallenge in your post so that we can easily find your entries.
Multiple Entries Welcome: Feel the creative juices flowing? You're welcome to enter as many times as you'd like. Each new make equals one entry into the challenge.
The contest will run through September 29th. We will randomly choose the winners on September 30th. This gives you ample time to craft your upcycled creations and share them with our community.
Prizes and Recognition
We're not just in it for the fun; we've got some fabulous prizes in store for the most outstanding creations! Plus, the joy of knowing that you've given old textiles a new lease on life is a reward in itself.
- 2 winners will receive $25 store credit to our shop and a 4 yard fabric bundle
So, gather your sewing supplies, raid your textile treasure troves, and get ready to embark on a sewing adventure like no other. Let's make September memorable by turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, one upcycled creation at a time. Get sewing, get snapping, and let the Sunflower Seams Upcycle Challenge begin!
Happy sewing, and may your September be filled with stitches of creativity and sustainable style! 🌻✂️