I’ve been really thrilled this year to see how positively people have responded to my 2017 Sewing Calendar. I had a number of requests to update it for 2018 and I’m so pleased to share it with you today. I really enjoyed using the calendar this year, filling in the spaces for what I planned to sew, thinking ahead to special events and of course, checking the box when I had completed a project. Just like last year’s design, this calendar has a page for each month and spaces to list your projects and special events. AND it’s totally free for you to download and print at home. Woohoo!
For this year’s design, I created brushes in Illustrator of different stitch patterns. (I’m thinking about a way to share these as I think they’d be useful for pattern designers. Stay tuned!) The design is subtle, delicate and pretty. (The style maybe subconsciously reflects my hopes for the new year. I'm definitely hoping that 2018 will be a calmer and gentler year.). Like last year, I decided to keep it in black and white so if you’re feeling extra creative you can color it in to match your sewing room or the current season.
You'll need a few supplies to make your calendar but they are all easily accessible and inexpensive. This calendar is easy-peasy to assemble and makes a great gift for your sewing besties. I’d love to see how you use the calendar so if you post on Instagram please use the hashtag #SewDIYCalendar.
Free PDF Printable Calendar (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD)
12 pages letter or A4 size card stock
Cutting implement of choice: Metal Ruler & Utility Knife or Paper Trimmer
Hole Punch (optional)
1. Open the PDF calendar and load your printer with card stock.
2. Print out the calendar and cut it out using your preferred method.
3. I prefer to use a straight edge (a quilting ruler or a metal ruler will do) and a utility knife but you can use scissors or a paper trimmer if you prefer.
(Please note the calendar is for personal use only and not for profit or resale.)
Hang your calendar on a bulletin board or use a binder clip to hold the pages together and hang it on a push pin or nail. Alternately, you can punch a hole in the top center of the calendar and directly hang it from a nail. At the end of the year, you’ll have a nice little keepsake tracking all the big events of the year and all of your makes. I hope you enjoy this calendar and I wish you a very happy new year! Happy sewing!!
And don't forget, if you share your calendar on Instagram, use the hashtag #SewDIYCalendar.