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day one: kcw february 2016

day one: kcw feb 2016

Welcome to the first day of KCW! Whether you are still in the icy grasp of winter or trying to hold on to the last days of summer, it’s time to fire up your sewing machine! You don’t have to make a whole wardrobe in a week. You just have to work for an hour each day: printing & taping patterns, mixing & matching different fabrics, ironing fabric, cutting fabric, pinning, sewing, or hemming. Whew! Sewing is a lot of work!

kcw feb 2016: day one featured garments

1. polka dot skirt by Tereza 2. classic picnic shorts by Ann 3. add some ears to your raglan by Rita & Fatima 4. panda joggers by Amy 

But the reward is gorgeous handmade clothes like these. Polka shirts and cute little mouse shirts! What could be better? Have you finished something already? (I haven’t!) Are you working with the TOYS! theme this season? (I’m not sure.) Are you excited? (I am!!!)

I was featured on KCW! feb 2016

If your work gets featured on the KCW blog, well then, this little badge is for you. You can put it on your blog, your instagram, your facebook, wherever you internet. Or print it out and hang on your wall! If your garment doesn’t end up on the blog, no worries. It will end up on your kid and that’s what KCW is all about!

the winner is...

The winner of the Megan Nielsen giveaway is Nathalie B.! Congratulations, Nathalie, you have won three mini Megan Nielsen patterns and their Yes I Sew tote bags! Don’t forget, today is the last day to enter the Made by Rae & Imagine Gnats giveaway. Good luck and Happy KCW!

the new season of KCW!

the first KCW of 2016!

The new year is here and there is a new season of KCW to go with it! Out with the old, in with the new. Out with thinking this or that pattern is too hard for you to sew; out with the idea that “you don’t sew knits”; out with lying on the couch looking at things to sew, while complaining you have no time to sew. In with making the time; in with trying new things; in with jumping in feet first; in with sewing all the things!

winter kcw dates

Kid’s Clothes Week is about sitting down and sewing for one hour, each day for 7 days. You don’t have to make everything on your list. You don’t have to make perfect things. You just have to sit down and sew. Each day during the week of February 22-28 you’ll find an hour to commit to sewing. Because you are an amazing person who can take a bit of fabric and make it into a beautiful garment! So actually you are just committing to being amazing 7 days a week. And you can do that!

kcw feb 2016 theme: TOYS!


Now the only question is what to make. The theme is there to help you narrow down your choices and focus your creativity. And the theme is fantastic this season: TOYS! Our contributors will have lots of ideas for you in the coming weeks in case you come up cold, but I’m guessing you will have a few great ideas of your own. As always, you can choose to ignore the theme (just like you are ignoring the random piles of toys around your house) and sew what ever you wish. All that matters is you sew. Sign up here and then get cracking on your to-sew list!