The Monthly Stitch

IPM2017 Week Two: New To Me, July 8th – 14th

It’s week two of Indie Pattern Month 2017 🙂

This week’s competition is:

New To Me!

July 8th until July 14th

How does this all work?

Each contest runs over the course of one week during July. During that week, anyone who wants to enter can by writing a post about their entry on The Monthly Stitch and selecting the contest category for that week.

Your post must follow the General and Contest Specific Rules set out below.

At the end of the week for each contest, the judges (Kat and Mel) will choose 14 entries to go into the final. Finalists will be chosen based on four key factors:

The 14 finalists will be posted on the Monthly Stitch three days after the contest closes. The final winners will be chosen through a community vote.

Voting will begin for each category once the finalists are announced. Voting is open for three days and you can vote for up to four entries per contest.

There are multiple prizes per contest (six or more!) so there are lots of chances to take away some fabulous indie prizes. These include patterns (of course), vouchers (for more patterns), fabric (to sew your patterns) and more!

Want to join in with Indie Pattern Month but not enter any of the contests? Indie Patterns are still the overall challenge theme for July so you can also just sew along with any indie pattern but not enter any of the above competitions. Categorise your post “Indie Pattern Month 2017”.

Submit any questions regarding the rules in the comments of this post or by emailing themonthlystitch[at]

Ok let’s get serious!

General Rules:

New To Me Contest Specific Rules:


Prize 1 – The full collection of How To Do Fashion printed patterns (YES, really!!)

Prize 2 – 3 x patterns of the winners choice from Victory Patterns (pdf or printed, you choose!)

Prize 3 – 

Prize 4 – 

Prize 5 – 3 pdf patterns from Teach Me Fashion

Prize 6 – £100 Fabric Hamper from Minerva Crafts

Prize 7 – 

New To Me Sponsors:

These fabulous sponsors have donated prizes for the New To Me contest:


Good luck!

Discount Codes:

We’re announcing pattern discount codes during the month over on our Facebook page.

Keeping Up to Date: 

Don’t forget you can keep track of all things Indie Pattern Month on our dedicated page here.