Hi there! Welcome to the #SewOutOfThisWorld Community Challenge. 

This challenge is open to anyone who would like to take part – whether you are in this world or a world beyond!

STEP ONE:

Choose your mission. 

There are three missions you can choose from – you can go for one, two, or all three – it’s entirely up to you. 

STEP TWO:

Share your mission. 

It would be great to see who is joining us on our quest. We have put together some Sew Out Of This World graphics to help you do that. 

FINAL STEP:

Complete your mission. 

Share your completed makes on social media using the tag #SewOutOfThisWorld – make sure you do this by May the 4th (a.k.a Star Wars Day).

PRIZES

We will be giving away THREE £50 Sewloco Vouchers to cadets who we feel have excelled in their mission. Prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced shortly after the competition ends. 

BONUS CHALLENGES:

There are also two super-top-secret bonus challenges that will be announced in due course. Make sure you are following us on social media or keep an eye on our blog to be the first to find out about these (SPOILER: there will be prizes!)

Mission one: to infinity & Beyond...

FOR THE ADVENTURERS.

This one is all about pushing yourself into territories unknown. Maybe you are completely new to sewing and looking to take the plunge; perhaps you want to make the leap from quilting into dressmaking; try your hand at sewing stretch fabrics; or master a tricky technique.

Whatever it is – this challenge is for you. Where will it take you?

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Make a pledge to challenge yourself this month and try something new. Really think about what could take your sewing skills to the next level, and push yourself.

Like all good explorers, take plenty of photos along the way. Share your adventure on social media using the tag #SewOutOfThisWorld

YOUR CAPTAIN:

Captaining this mission is Claire Mackaness – a self-confessed ‘Arty Crafty Nutter’. Claire is a huge champion of empowerment through sewing & building confidence in new skills. We could think of no one better to be guiding you on this mission. 

You can find Claire over here:
Youtube: Beautiful Things
Instagram: @artyfartymack

FOR THE ADVENTURERS.

This one is all about pushing yourself into territories unknown. Maybe you are completely new to sewing and looking to take the plunge; perhaps you want to make the leap from quilting into dressmaking; try your hand at sewing stretch fabrics; or master a tricky technique.

Whatever it is – this challenge is for you. Where will it take you?

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Make a pledge to challenge yourself this month and try something new. Really think about what could take your sewing skills to the next level, and push yourself.

Like all good explorers, take plenty of photos along the way. Share your adventure on social media using the tag #SewOutOfThisWorld

Mission TWO: TACKling ufos

FOR THE THRILL-SEEKERS.

Do you find yourself being distracted by all the new & shiny projects waiting to be explored? Do you get lost to the thrill of starting a new project before conquering the last?

If – like us – you have a pile of unfinished outfits languishing in the corner – then this challenge is for you. Tackle those UFOs once and for all.

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Start off by seeking out your UFOs… count them and identify the ones that still have potential. Make a pledge to complete as many as you can between now and May the 4th.

As you defeat your UFOs, share photos of completed items on social media using the tag:  #SewOutOfThisWorld.

YOUR CAPTAIN:

Captaining this mission is our very own Lucy Cockerill – a notorious unfinisher! She has a whopping 28 UFOs hiding away. Can anyone beat her? Join her this month as she tackles them one by one. How many can she defeat?

You can find Lucy over here:
Instagram: @lucycockerill

FOR THE THRILL-SEEKERS.

Do you find yourself being distracted by all the new & shiny projects waiting to be explored? Do you get lost to the thrill of starting a new project before conquering the last?

If – like us – you have a pile of unfinished outfits languishing in the corner – then this challenge is for you. Tackle those UFOs once and for all.

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Start off by seeking out your UFOs… count them and identify the ones that still have potential. Make a pledge to complete as many as you can between now and May the 4th.

As you defeat your UFOs, share photos of completed items on social media using the tag:  #SewOutOfThisWorld.

Mission THREE: Stargazer

FOR THE DREAMERS.

This one is for all you creative folks. The challenge here is to make a super(nova) garment inspired by outer space. Whether it’s something simple like a dress in a star-print poplin, a top in an ultra-violet jersey… or a full-on replica Princess Leia outfit.

The choice is yours superstar – go forth and create! 

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Let your creative juices flow and dream up a cosmic outfit worthy of a trip to outer space! Share your inspiration, and progress photos on instagram – or keep us all in the dark until the big reveal. Whatever you decide, make sure that you share your finished make on or before May the 4th 2018 using the tag #SewOutOfThisWorld

YOUR CAPTAIN:

Captaining this mission is blogger Alice Irvine – you may recognise Alice from our blog.  We are completely in awe with Alice’s creativity when it comes to her makes… she is a star in our eyes, and the perfect lead for this mission.

You can find Alice over here:
Instagram: @theskintedsewist
Blog: The Skinted Sewist

FOR THE DREAMERS.

This one is for all you creative folks. The challenge here is to make a super(nova) garment inspired by outer space. Whether it’s something simple like a dress in a star-print poplin, a top in an ultra-violet jersey… or a full-on replica Princess Leia outfit.

The choice is yours superstar – go forth and create! 

HOW TO TAKE PART:

Let your creative juices flow and dream up a cosmic outfit worthy of a trip to outer space! Share your inspiration, and progress photos on instagram – or keep us all in the dark until the big reveal. Whatever you decide, make sure that you share your finished make on or before May the 4th 2018 using the tag #SewOutOfThisWorld

Now you have chosen your mission, don’t forget to share your participation using one of the graphics below and tagging #SewOutOfThisWorld. We are so excited that you are joining us in our quest. Dont forget to share your makes on or before May The 4th to be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher.