5 out of 4 Patterns is having a BIG January so far. We’ve celebrated 10k members in our Facebook group with 12 days of giveaways and a HUGE grand prize giveaway. We’re also one of the sponsors for the Sewing Hunt that will be kicking off soon over at UpCraft Club. You can click over to UpCraft Club to sign up to take part in the hunt!
This week we’re supporting Seamstress Erin and her #sewingcommunitygives drive to make the world a little less divisive. I’m not going to get into politics with you. I’m just going to say that I’m proud to support this effort. Anything that helps build a community is important to me. Like I’m sure some of you have experienced, sewing has helped me feel a little less alone when I’m at home with my kids. I’ve built a village of sewists and really work to help people feel included. It can be isolating at home! People joke that I’ll be changing the name to 6 out of 5 now that I’m pregnant with number 6; but no, that won’t happen because the twins are the reason I came to start 5 out of 4 Patterns. I moved to a new city and didn’t know anyone and then almost immediately had twins! I’m an introvert by nature, so my method of survival was to hunker down and weather the storm. (No, having twins was not a negative in my life! But yes, having twins as babies 3 and 4, being in a new city, and having a husband who traveled WAS difficult!)
So, I’m going to take this opportunity to say that no matter what your political beliefs are, I care about you, our world, and our community. Thank you for being a part of my little slice of this world. I’m happy to be a part of the #sewingcommunitygives drive. This week I’ll be placing a donation at an organization that I think will help make a difference in the world. If you’d like to be a part of this drive, head over to Seamstress Erin’s blog and pledge to make a donation of time or money this week. Then make sure you fill out her survey for your chance to win one of the prize packs! She has 25 designers from all over the world who have donated prizes as a part of this community drive. Erin has broken it down into 5 prize packs of 5 patterns each. Make sure you fill out the survey on her blog for your chance to win!