Skip to main content

Fashion Challenge Week 3: Sewing Tutorial - What They Made!

We're finished with week three's challenge and I have been really excited to see what they came up with. Each contestant was randomly assigned a sewing tutorial. They were to write about the topic and fulfill the following criteria: 

Photos - Are your photos clear and helpful for readers to understand each step? While we totally understand not everyone has a professional camera and the perfect backdrop for photographing their creations, (Me included!!) you are in front of a world of other sewers. Make sure there aren't too many other distractions in your photos.

Instructions/Information - Is the information and instructions clear and easy to understand? Do you include information to help people that don't know sewing lingo?

Supply List - Did you mention everything the reader will need when completing the project? If you're writing about tips, what supplies make it easiest to work with these fabrics?

Overall - Do the photos and instructions/information make sense with each other? Is it organized well? Is it complete? 

This specific challenge is a little different than ones I've done in the past but it really allows us to see the skills of the contestants's writing. From my own experience, tutorials are not the easiest thing to write because you tend to assume that people know what you're talking about (when mentioning a specific thing) but sometimes they don't! I can also be hard to take good pictures and remember all the steps that need to be done. 

Judges for this challenge are Deby from So Sew Easy and Deepika from Pattern Review. These ladies know a thing or two about sewing tutorials! See their bios, the prizes and reader challenge info here

Click on the photo or the text below the photo to go to their blog. Read their tutorial and vote for who you think created the best tutorial! 




Dawn from Two On, Two Off

Check out Dawn's tutorial HERE.


Elizabeth from I Sew, You Sew

Check out Elizabeth's tutorial HERE.


Kristen from Sunny Sewing


Check out Kristen's tutorial HERE.


Tiffany from Frougie Fashionista

Check out Tiffany's tutorial HERE

Don't forget, you the reader can participate too! 
Create your own sewing tutorial! Write up your own sewing tutorial (any sewing-related topic is fine.) Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #fabricistafashionchallengereader AND email me (fabricmartblog@gmail.com) a link to the tutorial on your blog. It must be a brand new post, please do not share previously made tutorials. We will choose one winner at random each week to win a prize. This week's prize includes a Sewing 101 book, three Kwik Sew patterns elastic and fusible stay tape. 

Comments

  1. This is a very hard one, everyone did a great job and we have a lot of good information and great tutorials.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Super hard vote this week! Everyone did a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very difficult as the topics were not of equal difficulty or complexity.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Judging this one was hard, it would have been easier if each person blogged about the same topic. Each post was well written. Each post missed one thing (in my opinion) explaining something the criteria specified, or an important point in their topic. They were minor points though. I had written a long comment pointing out what each of the things in each post was, but I lost it hitting the back button in preview...... Great tutorials though, it will be interesting to see who wins. I have a LONG way to go before I can write like any of the contestants! Good luck to you all.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment! All comments are reviewed before posting to help us eliminate spam. Your comment will be posted within 24 hours.

Popular Posts You Might Like

DIY Tutorial: Infinity Scarves

Have a person on your gift list, but have no idea what to get for them? Making a gift is the perfect idea and it will be even more thoughtful than a silly little gift they don't really want anyway.
Infinity scarves are super easy and quick to make. They are called infinity scarves because they look like a continuous piece of fabric in a tubular form. You can make them in almost any type of knit. Knits come in so many different prints that you can make one for every outfit in your closet. 
Here is what you will need:  - Sewing machine - 1/2 yard of knit fabric (sweater knit, rayon knit, ITY knit, cotton knit, etc) Should also be 58/60" wide.  - Thread to match - Hand sewing needle
1) Fold the 1/2 yard piece of knit in half the long way. Pin along the entire long edge. 

2) Using a thin zig-zag stitch (almost straight stitch), stitch the long edge. I pull slightly on the front and back of the fabric as it goes through the sewing machine so that when the scarf is finished, it can b…

Made by a Fabricista: Classic Ponte Knit Pieces!

Happy Saturday All!
I am so over this heat here in South Florida!  The humidity and the high temperature feels like 100+ degrees each day.  I can't wait for Fall so that I can truly enjoy the cooler temperatures.
Whenever Fabric Mart has designer ponte knit fabric in stock and on sale, I grab as many yards as I am allowed to.  I absolutely love sewing with ponte knit versus other knits as the stability and structure are perfect for my personal taste (See my previous Fabric Mart post using ponte knit here and here).