Wednesday, September 5, 2012

National Sewing Month Sewing Challenge #1

September is National Sewing Month, and we are celebrating all month long with fun challenges and giveaways!  For our first sewing challenge, we read your suggestions, and decided on....

The Upcycled Clothing Challenge!
Get out those tattered jeans, those too-small t-shirts or that skirt you never wear, and make something new and fun!  For a little inspiration, how about these cute coin pouches made from dress shirt cuffs:
  (photo courtesy of Camilla Fabbri)
We spotted them on Camilla Fabbri's blog, Family Chic.  Aren't they adorable? Visit her blog for more fun ideas!  Be warned, you may spend hours checking out all of her great ideas!
Now, The Rules:

1. Pick out a piece of used clothing, and take a picture of it before you cut it up!
2. Use that old piece of clothing to make something new.  The only restrictions are that the new project cannot be another article of clothing, or a purse (we've seen way too many upcycled purses - we're looking for something original)!.

3. Take a picture of your finished project and email BOTH photos (before and after) to by Friday, September 14th at 5 pm Eastern time.

4. The projects will be voted on by Arrow staff, and the winner will be announced here on the blog on Monday, Sept. 17th.

Creativity counts!! Don't be afraid to go for it! We'll be sending the winner one of our awesome rolling totes!
Remember, we'll be having more challenges throughout the month.  For a little added incentive, everyone that enters all of our challenges during the month will be entered into a drawing for a Suzi storage cabinet (accessories not included)!  Woohoo! 
Good luck everyone!  Get to work on those entries!


  1. Wow, this is great! Now to get my thinking cap on.

  2. Yahoo!!! I am so excited about this. How fun!

  3. This sounds like lots of fun. Oh I know just what I'm going to do. Exciting!!!

  4. Cool what to do????

  5. I just gave a bag of clothes to Salvation army,will have to go through my closet again.

  6. Neat idea! Now to decide what to make!!

  7. Oh, I think I can come up with something!

  8. I have just the project in mind. Thanks Arrow for inspiring me.

  9. I just saw this yesterday, but I'm working hard on getting mine done. I'm new to sewing, so this is a fun way to just jump on in!

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