The last month has been tough. We've had to adjust our lifestyles, the way we interact with others, and how we do our jobs in order to practice social (physical) distancing so that we can flatten the curve.
And if there's one slight silver lining to this new reality, it is that we all have so much more time to sew!
We want to celebrate the makers, crafters, upcyclers, and creators that have been busy in i-SEW-lation and have been making FAB new projects during March and April. We especially want to see the projects that have brought you JOY over the last little while.
Whether it be making that summer dress or sewing up a storm of masks for family and friends, now is the perfect time to share the projects that have made you happy.
And the timing for this contest couldn't be better. Thanks to the generous support of our community partner: Vancity, we're able to hold this fun giveaway contest and feature our FAB community makers.
Plus this challenge is extra special as there will be more than one winner!
This week’s challenge will have 3 winners and each winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to purchase materials on our website (cuz makers gonna make).
The contest starts on Friday, April 24 (10am), and will run until Thursday, April 30 ( 10am).
How to Enter the Contest
Write a caption about your project and include why you enjoyed making it and how it brought you joy
You’ve officially entered!
Here’s an example of a post (feel free to copy/paste it):
I entered the #fabsewcialchallenge with @fabcyclevan and @Vancitycu and I wanted to share with you the X project that I made last month.
This was a project that I put away for 2 years and I finally had time to work on it. It was a challenging pattern but I really loved the fit and the fabric of the project and now I can't take it off!
**Tag the photo (not just the caption) with @fabcyclevan and @vancitycu and make sure the caption has the #fabsewcialchallenge
How do we choose the winners?
From all the entries we are going to choose our favourite 20 projects and feature them in our stories. From the 20 projects, we will leave it to the community to vote for their 3 favourite projects. The three entries with the most votes will each win a fabulous prize.
Vancity is sponsoring this week’s prizes of 3 $50 FABCYCLE Gift Cards to shop on the FABCYCLE website .
- This contest is Canada wide
- You may enter as many projects as you like (each project must be a separate post).
- The project must have been made during March or April.
- You can post projects made with any fabrics (not just from FABCYCLE).
- You must be following @FABCYCLEVAN and @vancitycu to enter
What did you make?
Context: We want to know the story of your item. What is it? Why did you make it? For whom? How did it bring it joy?
Clarity and aesthetics of photo (so we can clearly see what it is )
Voting will take place through our Instagram stories from Thursday, April 30th at 12 pm until Friday, May 1st at 12 pm. You will have 24 hours to vote for your favourite project!
All you gotta do is go through all the entries, pick 3 of your favourite projects and then tell us which 3 projects are your favourite by replying to it. You can send an emoji or a comment saying it’s your favourite.
What's the Prize?
The 3 projects that get the most votes will each get a $50 Gift Card to FABCYCLE. The gift card has no expiration date and can be used on our online store.
Winners will be announced on Saturday (May 2) in the morning via our newsletter and on Instagram stories.
We're grateful for the support of Vancity for this contest and for their ongoing support of our Social Enterprise