A new year brings with it fresh possibilities and a feeling of newness. Last year is gone and we can write a new chapter in 2016. Are you resolving to make this the best year it can be?
Of course, here at UpCraft Club, our New Year's Resolutions revolve around sewing, crafting, and bringing YOU the best digital patterns available on the web. In 2016 we are focusing on bringing you fantastic new designers, stylish patterns, and helping you learn new techniques.
What are your New Year's Resolutions?
The most popular resolutions each year are these:
- Lose Weight/Exercise
- Save Money
- Get Organized
None of these are sewing related per se...but there are lots of things you can sew to support your New Year's goals. Check it out!
Have you ever found yourself sitting slumped over a sewing machine for too long? Crafters and sewists are notorious for having poor posture while crafting. The Workout for Crafters was created exclusively for UpCraft Club and it's FREE! In the video you'll follow along with Amanda Tress of Fit Pregnancy & Parenting as she leads an intense and fun workout to strengthen your core and improve your posture.
The Sloan Leggings are the perfect make-it-yourself workout pants. The sewing pattern, designed by Hey June, includes multiple length options and you can make them out of one solid fabric, or mix fabrics like the example above. The pattern even includes a hidden media pocket at the waistband so you can take everything you need on a run or hike.
Here are some other patterns you should check out if fitness is your goal this year:
- The Water Bottle Tote is a great bag for bringing water bottles to yoga or for your sports team.
- Swimming is great exercise! Make yourself a flattering Lola Swimsuit and Patricia Tunic as a cover-up.
The Banded Baskets pattern by Indygo Junction includes three sizes of nesting baskets. Sew some in your favorite fabrics and you'll have a gorgeous new place to store and organize toys, crafting supplies, books, and more.
Need help organizing with kids? These adorable Pajama Eaters are a super cute way for kids to keep their pajamas, stuffed animals, or other toys off the floor. They'll love to keep their room tidy as they 'feed' their new pajama eater.
Here are a few more sewing patterns if organization is your goal this year:
- Maker Supply Cases are perfect for crafty supplies and the pattern includes 3 sizes.
- Keep your makeup organized with the Vintage Inspired Train Case.
- Filigree Double Zip Pouches are great for storing and separating crafting supplies, or keeping your purse organized.
Saving money is important to reaching your financial goals this year. Becoming a Member of UpCraft Club is a smart move because you'll save money on every sewing pattern you need this year...and even save on fabric. An UpCraft Club Membership is only $6.95 a month and you get a $10 pattern credit each month. Need more than one pattern in a month? You get 20% off of all additional patterns and even get to be part of the JoAnn Fabrics VIP program, giving you fabric discounts all year. We work with lots of indie and online shops to bring you Member discounts. If saving money this year is a goal for you...become a Member of UpCraft Club right now!
We'd love to hear about your New Year's Resolutions. Leave a comment here. Are you hoping to learn a new sewing technique? Want to wear more handmade clothing in 2016?