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Valentine's Day Sewing Challenge

Valentine's Day Sewing Challenge

Love, hearts, pink and red, yep, Valentine's Day!  What a fabulous holiday.  To celebrate, we are dedicating the next Whimsberry sewing challenge to this special holiday.

The challenge runs 01/11/21 through 02/11/21, with a giveaway drawing at the end!  Feel free to use any pattern, any style, any era, any fabric, just make it Valentine's Day themed!  We want to see all of your pink red and hearts!  If you stray outside of the Valentine's Day normal aesthetic, not to worry, just elaborate on what Valentine's Day means to you in your post.

Once your sewing...


The Queen's Gambit Sew and Tell Part 3

The Queen's Gambit Sew and Tell Part 3

Hello, and thank you for following the progress of our Queen's Gambit sewing challenge!  If you are new to this blog, feel free to go read through part 1 and part 2, this has been a great challenge with a lot of amazing entries!

Today we are very excited to share with you the dress we made in the studio!  For the challenge, we had our followers vote, and the winning vintage...


The Queen's Gambit Sew and Tell Part 2

The Queen's Gambit Sew and Tell Part 2

Hello all of you wonderful seamstresses and seamsters!  We are getting eager to get our sewing underway for the current sewing challenge!  If you have not read up on it already, it is a 60's inspired sew and tell inspired by the Netflix series The Queen's Gambit!  You can read all about the details in my previous post; 60's Sewing Challeng - Sew and Tell of The Queen's Gambit.

In this follow-up post, we are going to touch base, go over the giveaway details...


60's Sewing Challenge - Sew and Tell of The Queen's Gambit

60's Sewing Challenge - Sew and Tell of The Queen's Gambit

**11/27/20 UPDATES: Vintage reproduction patterns can be used and yes, this challenge is world wide, anyone can join!!! **

Hello!

Welcome to the first post in our December sewing challenge.  We are taking the time to announce the challenge early in this post, because this challenge is going to take a little bit more time and a few more steps.  This challenge will officially launch on Monday, December 1, 2020.

Also, this month we are excited to start a new theme to our challenge that we like to call the Sew and Tell, and we are SO (SEW) excited to launch and sew...


Easy Scrunchie Sewing Tutorial and Sewing Challenge - By Whimsberry

Easy Scrunchie Sewing Tutorial and Sewing Challenge - By Whimsberry

Hello and welcome to Whimsberry and our third sewing tutorial!  With Christmas fast approaching, we have decided on an easy to sew scrunchie tutorial for simple holiday gift giving.  This tutorial is very simple and easy to follow for any level sewer from the very beginner to the advanced.

We have made the tutorial with a 100% cotton fabric, which is very easy to sew with.  Below are a few photos of different fabrics and widths for this project.  All of the scrunchies below were made using a 22" length.

For this sewing...