Next week is KIDS CLOTHES WEEK! Today I’m sharing what it is, how to prepare and a related GIVEAWAY!
The idea of Kids Clothes Week is that you challenge yourself to join others in sewing kids clothes for one hour a day for a week. Doesn’t matter what or how. Just make kid stuff every day for a week. There are a lot of ways people prepare for the challenge. You can prewash your fabric. And/or pile up the patterns and tutorials you want to use. Pin all your ideas. Measure your kids. Since this season’s theme is “Upcycle” maybe you’ll dig through closets and drawers to find stuff that doesn’t fit or work as-is to turn it into something that does. And hey, while you’re digging — let’s talk about those closets and drawers!
I haven’t been to your house (yet — I’m up for play dates!) but if yours is anything like mine I’m guessing the clothes in drawers or bins or closets could use a little nudge in the direction of “better organized”. Especially the part where kids get involved with pulling everything out and then needing some PANTS GO HERE enthusiasm from others (like you).
That’s how I came to make I-know-where-it-goes drawer stickers years ago. The stickers talk FOR me. We still use them. I rely on them. The laundry still doesn’t do itself but the stickers keep me from pulling my hair out as we put things away. They’re small and simple and when you decide you’ve grown out of them someday they’ll most likely peel off easily without leaving anything behind since they’re not made of that shreddy paper sort of stuff.
I just added a “baby” set too – because I wish I’d had that for my own first baby. See them here in the shop. It’s the kind of pre-baby-organizational thing I would have EATEN UP in my hormone bath of trying to have it all together. All of my baby-having friends and family can expect them as gifts forever and ever.
With challenges like Kids Clothes Week, any sort of thing where I want to enjoy some focus and flow, I find that creating new stuff is so much more satisfying when what we’ve got is sorted and put away. It’s like clearing your workspace. It then feels like the clothes we already have are better appreciated. We work hard on kids clothes (even if we’re just freaking WASHING them), so they FOR SURE deserve maximum appreciation! We’re sponsoring Kids Clothes Week’s Winter season, and today you can enter to win $50 from the crafterhours shop to choose anything you like! Enter below, and come back next week to see what’s happening on the blog!