Sewcialism is sweeping the nations!

Do you sew? Do you blog or tweet about it? Then YOU, my friend, are a social sewist: A Sewcialist! 

One of my great joys already this year (a whole 2 months in!) is getting more involved in the Twitter sewing scene. It’s so exciting to be able to contact with people worldwide in real time. If blogging presents snapshots of our best selves, then tweeting gets closer to who we really are. The jokes, the frustrations, the questions… and of course, the same wonderful support and kindness that abounds in the blogosphere! 

And somewhere in all this tweeting madness, the Sewcialist project was born. (There are big things planned – of which this is just the start!) We’ve coined a name for ourselves… and now it’s time to coin a look! 

The Sewcialists are seeking emblem designs for our budding community of sewing aficionados. Basically, a logo that we could use online, and that you could print out and use to make your own Sewcialist swag! 

Here are the details: 

Who are the Sewcialists?

Sewcialists are those who sew and chat about sewing, fabric stashes, etc on social media.

What are we looking for? We are looking for a design that:

  • Relates to sewing and the social nature of sewcialists
  • Is modern, simple, recognizable and memorable
  • Is useable in black & white as well as in color

What will the winner win?

  • A 1 year subscription to Make magazine
  • A $100 cash prize. The cash prize of one hundred US currency will be paid through PayPal only
  • A custom ipad sleeve

We are proud to have MAKE as our official competition sponsor! They’re the ones giving the winner the subscription.

Deadline for submissions is April 20th. Submit to jury [at] sewcialists [dot] org

We have a sewcialists jury of 10 who will be blogging about this contest. Check out the jury list at

General Voting

April 24 until May 8: The jury members will open up general voting on the designs that made it to the final round.

  • Voting will happen via comments on the jury blog posts
  • Every sewcialist has one vote per jury-blog
  • One person can vote multiple times (as long as it’s on different jury-blogs) on different designs, or on the same design.

Any questions? Ask away! And please share this contest with your friends – the more submissions, the merrier! It’s open to anyone from professional to amateur designers. The fine print can be found at

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