Eek! It's August 11. I'd better post the details of that Back-to-School Sew Along, eh?
I'm not one for strict rules and a million guidelines, so let's keep this simple.
1. To participate, you will need to sew something school-related for a child, teen or young adult in your life. You could sew just about anything. Clothes for a kindergartner. A headband for a 'tween. A backpack for a grade schooler. A luggage tag for a student heading overseas to study abroad. A laundry bag for a college student. Whatever!
2. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. I figure by that time, everyone will be back to school.
3. Once you've created something and photographed it, join the Penny Carnival Back-to-School Sew Along Flickr pool and upload your pictures. If you don't use Flickr, post them on the Penny Carnival Facebook wall. If you don't use Facebook, just send me an e-mail with photos attached and I'll post it for you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. When you submit your pictures, please tell us a bit about your creation(s). What fabric did you use? What pattern, if any? Why did you decide to make what you made?
5. During the week of Sept. 13, 2010, I will randomly choose one participant to receive a copy of Accord Publishing's 2011 Sewing Calendar, which has more than 100 sewing tutorials (including a few of mine) printed on easy-to-read fold-out cards.
Any questions? What am I forgetting?
I'm trying to turn that button on the right into a "grab my button" type of thing, but I still really suck at this web design stuff. Feel free to copy it and post it on your blog with a link to the Back-to-School Sew Along page.
(Public domain image courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Reminder: Here are some images of kids' clothes and accessories I posted a few weeks ago to inspire us. Coming next ... links to sewing patterns with potential.