Hi friends! Are you a lover of overalls? How do you feel about pinafores? Have you been thinking about sewing some dungarees or a pair of bibs but you haven’t gotten to it yet? Maybe you’re not quite sure if the look is right for you but you want to give it a try?
I am so very excited to tell you about a new sewing community challenge centered all around sewing overalls, dungarees, pinafores… anything with a bib!
Overalls and pinafores are really popular in ready to wear fashion and in sewing patterns. Three of my sewing friends and I thought it would be a lot of fun to put together a sewing challenge centered around these garments!
This challenge is brought to you by Heidi, Jessamy, Meg, and me. It starts today, March 1 and runs through April 12. Today we are kicking off the bibs party with giveaways on each of our Instagram feeds– click on our names to go straight to our feeds to check out the giveaways!
Next week we will start giving you lots of sewing inspiration! We’ll be highlighting overalls/dungaree sewing patterns, pinafore sewing patterns, inspiration from ready to wear, and sewing community inspiration.
We’ve got lots of giveaways planned. Each Tuesday and Thursday we’ll be giving away sewing patterns so you can make your own overalls or pinafores! We’ve got patterns to give away from Hey June Handmade, Decades of Style, Sew House Seven, Closet Case Patterns, Helen’s Closet, Jennifer Lauren Handmade, I Am Patterns, Marilla Walker Patterns, Maven Patterns, Named Patterns, Tilly and the Buttons, Sew Over It, and Fig + Needle. We also have fabrics giveaways from Threadbare Fabrics, and D&H Fabrics.
Some of our sponsors have been gracious enough to provide discounts if you need supplies to sew your own bibs!
Stone Mountain Fabrics is offering a 15% discount with code SEWBIBS15. You can start using the code today and it expires on March 31.
Imagine Gnats is offering a 15% discount on bottomweights with the code sewbibs. The code is vaild from today until April 12.
La Mercerie is offering a 15% discount on bottomweights with code SEWBIBS. The code is vaild from today until April 12.
Style Maker Fabrics is offering a 10% discount with code OVERALLS19. The code is valid now through March 15.
Harts Fabric is offering a 15% discount with code FASEWLABIBS (discount cannot be used on classes, gift certificates, or Sunbrella fabrics). The code is valid from today until March 11.
Sewing Studio is offering a 10% discount with code SEWBIBS10. The code is valid from today until April 12.
D&H Fabrics is offering a 20% discount with code SEWBIBS. The code is valid from today until April 12.
Hey June Patterns is offering 15% off of the Kendrick overalls pattern with code KENDRICK15 from today until April 12.
Named Patterns is offering 15% off of the Ronja Dungarees and the Amber Pinafore with code BIBS from March 4-March 10.
And of course, no sewing challenge is complete without prizes for sewing your own overalls. Any bibs, dungarees, overalls, pinafores that you make between March 1 and April 12 qualify for the challenge! Tag your makes with #sewbibs (your profile must be public for us to see your project in the hastag) to be entered into the raffle to win the following prizes:
$75 to Imagine Gnats
$50 to Harts Fabric
$50 to Sewing Studio
$50 to Stone Mountain Fabrics
$50 to D&H Fabrics
$50 to La Mercerie
$25 to Maker Mountain Fabrics
$25 to Finch Fabrics
$25 to Blackbird Fabrics
$15 to Indiesew and a copy of I Am Patterns Colibri Overalls
Thank you so much to all of our sponsors for your generous donations! We are very excited for this fun challenge and can’t wait to see what all of you make!
~Teri, Meg, Heidi, and Jessamy
14 thoughts on “Sew Bibs // Sewing Community Challenge”
Is there a code needed for Named patterns?
Yes! I forgot to add it! Thanks for letting me know. The code is BIBS. I updated the post too.
I need to make this a priority to get on here and enjoy all the fun things happening. I really missed out on this one. Good job for making this available and either way I am totally encouraged by this Sewing Community Challenge maybe i can get in on the next one.
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Yes, there will always be another challenge that you can join! I know of another overalls challenge, plus it includes jumpsuits, that is happening right now. It’s called #sewtogetherforsummer and it’s put on by SewSarahSmith. Maybe you can check that one out! I would love to get a jumpsuit made for that challenge.
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Excellent post. I am experiencing some of these issues as well..