Monday, September 30, 2013

Announcing the Fear Fabric Challenge!

I'm so excited to share with you today! Let's admit it: we all have fabrics that scare the blankity blank out of us. Whether it's a slippery special occasion fabric, a stretchy knit, or something that's just not our style, I'm sure you can think of one or two (or three or four...) fabrics that you avoid. October is almost here, and it's also a month full of frights. Why not combine the two? Introducing the...

This is a low-key, no pressure challenge in which I (along with some other lovely blogging ladies) will be choosing a fabric that scares us, and sewing a garment from it. We will reveal our projects at the end of October, and hopefully emerge with some tips and tricks for those of you who are curious about our journeys.

So who is playing along and what are they sewing?

Andrea from foursquarewalls will be working with lace.
Sally from the quirky peach will be sewing up silk.
Mrs. Smith from The joys and trials of my sewing and crafting! will try her hand at chiffon and charmeuse.
And I will be tackling my fear of brocade.

Want to join us? We'd love to have you! Join the Flickr group or leave me a comment letting me know you'll be sewing along at home. And if you're afraid of making a garment that you won't wear, think about how to incorporate a Fear Fabric into a Halloween costume. No pressure as you'll only wear it once!

What's your Fear Fabric?


  1. I'll be tackling lace pretty soon. I keep pushing it forward, but now I should really make it happen :)

    1. Andrea's lace shirt should definitely inspire you!

  2. I think I'm a bit late for this one, just found it from over at

    I have a fear of knit fabric and am going to try and face the fear, have got hold of some lovely knit fabric, the correct needles for my sewing machine and a pattern, so good to go...


    1. I LOVE knits! They can take some getting used to, but after that they're wonderful!


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