Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Second Annual Fear Fabric Challenge!

Today I'm SO excited to announce the Second Annual Fear Fabric Challenge! If you remember last year, I challenged my readers and fellows bloggers to use the month of October to tackle a scary fabric. What's that one textile that makes you quiver in your boots? What would you hesitate to take even for free? Last year we had some amazing entries, including lace, leather, brocade, and those slinky silky fabrics we all hate. This year, I'm kicking it up a notch, and there will be a fantastic PRIZE for one lucky participant! You want more details, right? Well read on!

It's oh-so-easy to participate. All you have to do is pick a fabric that scares you, and sew something with it! You're the best judge as to what qualifies as "scary" to you. You can sew a garment, a bag, home dec, or even a Halloween costume. Go crazy! Just have a photo of your item ready by October 31st.

To submit your entry, please join the Flickr group and upload ONE photo there. Not on Flickr? No worries, email me your photo and I can add it for you. One person will be RANDOMLY SELECTED from the Flickr group to receive a $35 gift certificate to Girl Charlee! Woohoo!

Girl Charlee offers knits, specialty woven fabrics, and there is even some talk on their Facebook page about faux fur and leather coming soon. I should basically buy stock in their company since they take all my money! They also offer a 10% discount on orders for new customers, and free shipping in the contiguous United States for orders over $99.

At the end of the month, I will be posting my Fear Fabric project, made with this crochet lace from Girl Charlee:

It's super cool, but the open-work knitting totally scares me! Let's hope I can conquer my fear, and also provide some tips for working with this type of fabric. There will also be some fabulous ladies participating on their blogs as well!

Andrea from Four Square Walls
Jane from Handmade Jane
Nakisha from Sew Crafty Chemist
Shannon from Shanni Loves

So get your imagination working and pull out that stash fabric that has been intimidating you for so long. I promise you will learn something, and hey, you might even win a gift card! To recap:

  • Sew an item using a fabric that scares you (garment, home dec, bag, whatever as long as it's sewn)
  • Take a photo and either upload to the Flickr group OR email to me for upload (sew110creations (at) gmail (dot) com). Upload only 1 photo please. Emailing me your photo gives me permission to add it to the Flickr group.
  • One person will be randomly selected to win the $35 e-gift card to Girl Charlee Fabrics
  • Optional: link to your blog in the comments of your Flickr photo

Questions? Email me or leave a comment on this post. In fact, comment anyway so I can see who is playing along! I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. We're finally home from the hospital and looking forward to the next steps of recovery. If you're so inclined, continued prayers are always appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Now you got my head spinning with ideas :D If I find a scary enough fabric that I still would like to wear then I'm definitely in!

    I'm so happy to hear that you all are doing better, you are in my thoughts.


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