What about you? Ready to take the Knit Challenge?
Fabricworm have sponsored our Knit Challenge to bring knits to a sewing machine near you. Challengers will choose from among four Birch Organics knit fabric collections, selecting a total of 2 yards of knits. Armed with free fabric and a motivating deadline, this is your chance to go forth and conquer knits!
You could choose from...
|Serengeti Knits by Jan-Cyn Designs|
|Nurture Knits by Charley Harper|
That's right, so many great choices! And, we can even help you out if you need a pattern. Fabricworm is offering challengers a 50% coupon for the purchase of a knit pattern to ship with your free fabric. You might consider...
|a comfy wrap|
|or sweet girl's blouse|
So really now, what would you sew with Birch knits? Seriously, start thinking because their yours for the taking. Four participants will choose 2 yards of Birch Organics knits from among the collections shown here! But, of course there's a catch.... you have to sew with it. Like soon! This fabric is not going to languish on those shelves. Nosirree.
You can use a Fabricworm knit pattern or any knit pattern or free tutorial you like! You can also participate if you've already sewn knits here and there. Just promise us you'll branch out and try something a little outside your comfort zone!
Here's how it works... On Monday I'll announce the 4 participants, our knit challengers. As soon as we have your address info, Fabricworm will mail out those fabrics, likely getting them in the mail by Tuesday. Then, you must make something... anything!!!! using only the Birch Knits you selected. Participants can use their own buttons, trims, etc. to embellish if needed.
There's a deadline! Really, it's a good thing, cause that means you'll enjoy this now. You must finish sewing your project and post pictures by Sunday, May 10th. (For that reason and due to unpredictable shipping speeds, we're going to have to limit the challenge to U.S. residents.) Participants can either share the results on their blog, or if they don't blog, sharing pictures on flickr or anywhere else online will do. We want to see what you make because...
You and your project will be featured here! On May 11th I'll be posting about our challengers, with pictures of your project and hopefully some tidbits about your process. Looking forward to it! You people never fail to inspire me! Now, all we have to do is figure out which of you 4 are destined to get your knit on.
So, go ahead, convince me. What you would sew with knits if you become one of our challengers?
Due to a shipping glitch, the challenge is being delayed by one week. Finished projects will be shared on the 18th!