The Challenges

While The Monthly Stitch is no longer active you can still take a look through our challenge archive for inspiration.

Past Challenges:


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2018_12_badge  TMS_Nov18_Slowvember  2018_10_Badges_2    denimneverdies  smartypants  secretpajamas  amnesty month      2018_02_badge 


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   2016_11_badge         2016_08_badge      2016_06_Badge   2016_05_badge   2016_04_badge   2016_03_badge   2016_02_badge   2016_01_badge


2015_12_badge   2015_11_badge   2015_10_badge      2015_08_badge1   2015_07_badge   2015_06_Badge         2015_03_badge   2015_02_badge   


2014_12_badge copy            2014_08_badge   2014_03_badge   2014_03_badge   2014_03_badge      2014_03_badge         


   November 2013: “...from a sewing book         

Indie Pattern Month:

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14 thoughts on “The Challenges

  1. Good morning! I am working up the courage to sew something for one of the challenges. I do have a question (or maybe it is more a comment)…i have so much trouble finding the posts about everyone’s projects. For example, this morning I’ve clicked around and around your website and never did find them. So I am giving up. Could you consider a seperate blogs page or somehow making it obvious where they are located? Once or twice I’ve stumbled on them and enjoyed seeing what everyone has made. I have spent longer than I have patience for this morning clicking around to find them again with no luck.


    • Hi Nita, I hope you will join us soon. All the challenges (current, past and future) are on this page. If you click on any of the challenge buttons above it will display all the posts for that challenge. Then you just select the post you want to read. The current challenge button is also displayed at the bottom of each page so just click it to see the related posts. Does that make sense?


  2. How far in advance will you post the challenges?

    I realize you don’t want to spoil the surprise of each challenge, but I’d love to know when we can expect to hear about our next challenge each month. (_Of course, I’ve ulterior motives, as it takes about 4-8 weeks for my supplies to arrive if I need to order anything like fabric or notions_.)


    • It is our intention that you always know the current challenge and the next months challenge. So right now (August) we are sewing capes, September is Vintage, and we will announce Octobers challenge at the start of September 🙂 So you always have at least 1 months notice.

      Ulterior motives or not, do you think that is enough notice? Or do you think our collective would prefer to know the following months theme as well? Since we are only in our first month these are things we still need to iron out so we are keen to hear any feedback 🙂


      • Whilst my concerns about being able to order supplies in time make me tend towards an earlier notification date, part of the fun is waiting and finding out. IMHO, learning about challenges too far in advance is like knowing what you’re getting for Christmas. So I’m happy with the current format. It may just require me to be a little more creative in working with what I have. Or stashbusting. Yay! 🙂


  3. How about a ‘Complete a UFO’ (Un-Finished Object) Challenge. It would be a great “breather” challenge after something harder (like a coat making?) and I’m sure there are others like me who could use a little encouragement to finish one or two things that have been hanging around for too long.


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