With October wrapping up shortly, myself and a couple other lovely sewing ladies have planned something exciting for next month: #KnickerNovember!
I’ve already posted a little video introduction over on Youtube, but here’s what you can expect.
Who’s hosting? The idea originally came from Laura (of the Specky Seamstress on Youtube and Instagram) and Romy (@romy.kate on Instagram), and they brought me on board. Of course I was totally into the idea!
What’s the challenge? It’s pretty simple; sew a pair of knickers! (That’s ‘underwear’ for the non-Brits out there!) Although, really, you can sew any sort of undergarment that you’d like to! The point of #KnickerNovember is to encourage anyone who’s interested in sewing underwear/lingerie to just give it a go! If you’ve been waiting for a sign, if you’ve been waffling on the idea, if you’ve been thinking about it for a while, this is the time to do it!
What’s in it for you? PRIZES! We have an amaaaazing list of sponsors who have donated prizes and vouchers to #KnickerNovember:
- £50 jersey fabric bundle from Minerva Crafts
- £15 voucher from Sew Me Sunshine
- Fabric bundle from Girl Charlee UK
- Lingerie-making kit from Small Bobbins (of course!)
- Fabric bundle and Jalie underwear pattern from Loubodu Fabrics
- Fabric bundle from 1st for Fabrics (UK winner only)
- (and I’ll update the list with more!)
How can you enter? Simply sew up a pair of knickers (bralette, garter, bra, harness, whatever!) and post it on Instagram between Nov 1st and Nov 30th. Use the hashtag #KnickerNovember and tag myself (@smallbobbins), Laura (@thespeckyseamstress), and Romy (@romy.kate) so we can see your lovely creations! At the beginning of December, we’ll pick one main winner who impressed us the most to win the biggest prize, as the remaining prize winners will be chosen by random draw. Everybody has a chance to win something!
Who’s eligible to win prizes? Pretty much everybody! Where noted, some prizes are only open for UK residents (due to shipping constraints) but others are open internationally.
How can you get started asap?! Get prepared! I have a bunch of content already posted here on the blog and also on my Youtube channel to help get you started with sewing lingerie. Check out my Youtube series on sewing and reviewing 10 free underwear patterns, or the coordinating blog posts (one, two, three!). There’s also the bralette series (the final Youtube video is going up soon!) and the blog posts for those as well (one, two, three, four, and five + six are coming soon!). Throughout the month, I’ll post new videos and blog posts that are smaller snippets of tips and advice to get you started (no more hour-long videos!!), pattern round-ups, inspiration, etc.
Are you excited? SO AM I!!!
As always, feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions, comments, or feedback!