While the men of Australia have effectively claimed November as Movember, for a very worthy cause, I myself am happily unable to grow a moustache. November for me is all about making. Gifts, home decor, christmas stockings, ornaments… This month is a flurry of craftiness.

But those marvellous moustached men have given me an idea. I’m declaring this month, Sewvember. My aim this month is to inspire you to make something for the holidays. How? Well I’m glad you asked.

First up there’s 30% off all PDF patterns in the Craft Schmaft store until Wednesday with (use code SEWVEMBER at checkout).

Then I’ll be having a give-away for the brand new Hot Air Balloon fabric panels. Next I’ll be posting a free pattern for the sock penguin and showing you how to make stockings and ornaments. Lots of tips for Sock Owl gifts will be posted and we might even squeeze in a little how-to on making slip covers for vintage armchairs.

Sound good? Stick around for Sewvember.


  1. i love this idea! I need to give myself some sew-time soon… (and I know someone who will be excited about a penguin pattern too!)

  2. I’m excited!!! I’ve just ordered a pattern (thanks for the discount!) & can’t wait to see what else you have planned for the month :)

    • You’re so welcome Hayley, hop you have a ball making your baby Zilla!

  3. My local Spotlight also has a ‘Sewvember’ promotion. Love it!

    • Oh no… have I stolen a spotlight promo!!

      • They could have stolen it from you! It was just laminated letters on a banner, so I think it’s just something that one store are doing 😉

    • Wow kayleigh, your blog is gorgeous, happy making for Christmas!


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