May 2016 The Great Fabric Swap!!


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What's the Great Fabric Swap?

Posted by Alethia on May 19, 2016 at 1:51am 2 Comments

The Great Fabric Swap is the official challenge for the month of May for Sew Much Talent buddies and the Pericrafters! This challenge was born on the premise of the 'unconventional challenge' that's presented to the contestants on Project Runway, led by the famous Tim Gunn. We choose partners, the partners swap fabric, and we have the rest of the month to create anything we so desire with the fabric we receive. We have 15 partners and 30 pieces of fabric committed to this challenge. There are specific rules to this challenge...

1. We must mail 2-5 yards of one fabric to our partner.

2. 80% of the fabric we receive must be used for our projects.

3. We must take pictures and scope (opt) of fabric and finished project.

4. Pictures must be posted to Pericrafers group, Sew Much Talent FB page, and Instagram using specific hash tags.

At the beginning of the month, we did  a drawing to pair the names of all who wanted to take part. From there we became "swap mates".  We had a deadline to get our fabric out by that first weekend of the month. That following week, posts were popping up almost everyday where the swap mates were receiving their fabrics. Now, mind you, nobody saw the fabric they were receiving. We, now, have a couple of the swap mates that have completed their projects.

So, stay tuned to see the works in progress and the finished results. Visit the Sew Much Talent Facebook page for pictures and updates. At the end of this challenge we will be sure to  post a video slide of all the projects from this challenge. And, be sure to take a look at the video slides from the previous monthly challenges here....

January--- We ' Kicked Some Stash'!!! We fasted from buying fabric for the whole…


What's the Latest with Sew Much Talent?

Posted by Alethia on April 18, 2016 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

Greetings to all of my Sewing Buddies and Pericrafters,

What's happening lately is A LOT! Let's start with the Pericrafters. The Pericrafters is a great group of sewists, crafters, DIYers, that 'happened' on Periscope. Yes, I said Periscope. Sew Much Talent started on Periscope at the end of last year. Actually, I started by simply being nosey.  I kept seeing Perisope broadcasts, a.k.a.scopes, pop up on my Facebook timeline. So, curiosity got the cat. I watched ONE scope and one thing led to another. Next thing you know, I am doing broadcasts of my own. Then, not long afterwards, I am leading a group of fabulously talented, giving, and caring women ( and gentlemen) called the Pericrafters. No sooner than the group started, we created a closed Facebook group bearing the same name. I am proud to be a co-admin with two ladies wonderful ladies that I met through Periscope, Karen Baxter of Nikai Designs and Chanda Kempson Brock of Designs Plus Me. The Pericrafters group is nearly 6 months old and we are over 300 members strong. We have also started a series of "pass the scopes" called Tour of Scopes, where all participants broadcasts live back-to-back with a central theme as the topic. For example, our first Tour of Scopes was called 'Just So You Know Tour'. This tour was our first introductory tour where we introduced ourselves to our viewers. We have since had a DIY Craft Tour and a DIY Tour of Rooms.

In collaboration with Sew Much Talent, each month, the Pericrafters and all interested do a sewing challenge each month. This monthly challenge began in January of this year. In January we did the Kick Some Stash challenge. All participants vowed to not buy fabric for the month of January and sew from our existing stash. It was awesome. Collectively we created many pieces from that challenge. In February, we did the WIP, UFO, and PhD challenge where we completed unfinished projects in our sewing rooms. And, still, in March we had the best time…






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