Welcome to the first Big Christmas Jumper Sewalong!
Christmas is just around the corner and soon everyone will be dusting off their Christmas jumpers so I hit upon the idea for a new challenge for us all to make our own Christmas jumpers. Gone will be the days of not being able to find exactly what we’re looking for…or for the shop not to have our size left as they sold out back in September (!!)
How Do I Take Part?
The rules are so simple – make a jumper from a pattern of your choice, and embellish or decorate it to make your perfect Christmas jumper. Then simply post it on Instagram by 20 December using the hashtag #myxmasjumper and be in with a chance of winning a prize from one of our amazing sponsors.
What Could I Choose?
You have artistic licence on your jumper – how about a festive Linden, Toaster or Astoria? Or if you get a bit too warm in a classic Christmas jumper (especially if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere!), how about a T shirt (long or short sleeved) – maybe a Lark Tee or an Agnes, or even a Christmas jumper dress like a Coco?
We can’t wait to see which patterns and fabric you choose, but we are particularly excited to see how you embellish your jumper – we’re expected our Instagram feeds to be flooded with applique, free motion embroidery, buttons, trims and pom poms – the choices are endless! To get you started, we also have a free download of festive templates for you to use
Prizes and Discount Codes
We are so pleased to be sponsored by some of our favourite stores:
Minerva Crafts are offering a beautiful fabric hamper worth £100 to one of our winners.
They are also offering a discount code on their Christmas patterned fabrics (find them here) – just enter MYXMASJUMPER10 at the till for 10% off
Girl Charlee UK have very kindly given us a £50 Girl Charlee voucher for another of our lucky winners.
If you’d like to buy any of their fabrics (excluding sale and special items), they have also given us a discount code of MYXMAS15 for you to use at the checkout for 15% off
Sew Hayley Jane are offering a lucky winner a Super Stash Box which will include beautiful dressmaking fabrics, a selection of fat quarters and some other lovely sewing and haberdashery gifts for you to enjoy
Adam Ross Fabrics are offering one of our winners £50 worth of fabric from their beautiful range.
They have also offered 20% off your purchases by using XMASJUMPER2017
Abakhan Fabrics have a great prize for you to win – a 12 metre fabric bundle, comprising of 3 metres each of 4 different, beautiful fabrics
Sew Loco are offering another lucky winner a £30 voucher to use in their amazing online store!
The lovely people at Remnant Kings have offered 10% off all dressmaking patterns and fabrics if you use JUMPERALONG at the checkout
Another lucky winner will receive a pattern of their choice from the fabulous Avid Seamstress range
The Village Haberdashery have kindly given you 10% off your purchases from their Christmas fabric range – please use JUMPER10 when you check out
Sew Essential are giving you 20% off all trimmings and ribbons if you use XMASJUMPER when you check out your purchases.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy making your perfect Christmas jumper – we can’t wait to see what you all make!