Maybe you’ve signed up for Me-Made-May this year and you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to “wear” a handmade item every day. Or maybe you just like to make your own stuff. Here are a few free accessories sewing patterns, or ‘free patterns that you can sneak into your Me-Made-May since you wear them and they’re handmade!’
A simple sew and an accessory that you could style with many outfits! Pick a fabric that will go with lots of different outfits and you’ll have an easy solution to your ‘I have nothing me made to wear’
I made both the mini and the large size bag at the same time but ran out of supplies for my own larger bag, so haven’t finished that off yet (my bag will have this lovely ‘Hand Made’ label from KATM). And I have just enough grommets left over to make 4 more of these very sweet bags!
I’d love to hear if you’ve made these patterns so I can include some examples with the listing! Let me know in the comments- or tell me if there’s a pattern that I might have missed! I’m finding more all the time, but it’s not possible to find them all on my own.
This is entirely in German, but is apparently straight-forward enough to sew if you don’t have any German skills. I couldn’t find the size chart, but I would assume an EU58 would be 50″+ at the hips. Please let me know if you can provide more information!
Since I started a public Instagram account in January, I’ve decided to go in boots and all and commit myself to Me Made May.
In addition to wearing at least 1 handmade item per day this May, I
will also finish all my current works-in-progress items (which is
I’ve enjoyed following along with the Me Made May hashtags in previous years, even though I never took part myself. And although it’s not a photo-challenge, lots of folks do take photos of their outfits for a little bit of public accountability. There’s lots of amazing pictures in the following hashtags from previous years: #MMMay #MeMadeMay2018 #MeMadeMay18 #MeMadeMay17 #MeMadeMay2017
What is Me-Made-May and how does it work? From Zoe’s website: Me-Made-May is a challenge designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. You set the specifics of your own challenge to make it suitable and useful for YOU. However, one very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May.