Even after all these years it still kinda amazes me to how we are all connected so easily with one another now. Host a sew-along and watch as women all over the globe sew from the same pattern, sharing ideas and fabric choices and getting motivated and inspired by one another. It’s pretty magical.
From June 18-July 16 my Facebook group, the While She Naps Softie Designers Forum, hosted the Peanut Baby Sew-Along. We used a free pattern by Rachael Gander for Jo-Ann’s – a totally simple baby doll called the Peanut Baby (it’s got a peanut-like shape).
This pattern became a swimmer, a panda, a butterfly, and a super hero. It had a baby and grew a pocket. It was a Minion, a dragon, and a penguin. It was decorated with fabric markers, embroidered, and appliqued. It grew pigtails and braids.
Here’s my little 40 second video of my Peanut Baby in action:
And take a look at all these wonderful entries:
I put everyone’s name in a hat and drew two winners.
Kelley Wetzel McDonald wins a $40 gift certificate the Imagine Gnats fabric and pattern shop!
Domenica Tootell wins two patterns of your choice from my shop.
Congratulations to everyone who entered!
If you design sewing patterns for dolls and toys and would like to be a part of the While She Naps Softie Designers Forum, come on over. We’d love to have you! We’re hoping to do another sew-along together soon.