Earlier this year we had the absolute pleasure of working with Cate of Ecstatic Voice to help us get our heads around the Matchy brand and how we want to present ourselves to the world. If you are in need of a little boost in how to talk about your brand or your business we highly recommend Cate's expertise! Run, don't walk! Truly worth it on every level.
One of the areas Cate suggested we develop was a set of Sewing Club Rules à la Sister Corita Kent and her famous 10 rules. We worked together to home in on a set of rules that reflect and distill the Matchy spirit.
Sewing Club Rules
At Matchy Matchy Sewing Club, the only rules are the ones you make. If you need some inspiration, here are a few rules that we live (and sew!) by:
AIM FOR PERFECTLY IMPERFECT
If you ask us, mistakes are usually the best part about our work—and so we embrace them, celebrate them, and see what new creative magic they bring.
CREATIVITY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED
Who says sewing has to be overwhelming? Not us! By adding in what's helpful and taking away what's not, we're creating a fresh and simplified take on everything you make.
MIX, REMIX, AND MIX AGAIN
When there are a million ways to make a pattern, why stop at one? Our mix-and-match approach is not only a fulfilling creative exercise, it's a core part of our signature style.
IT'S A GOOD THING TO NOT KNOW EVERYTHING
Never underestimate a first-time sewer! When you bring a fresh perspective along with a mix of other creative skills to the party? That's a recipe for magic right there.
COOL IS A STATE OF MIND
Our unofficial motto when designing and dressing. It doesn’t really matter what you wear—if you know you can rock it, then you rock it! And trust us: you can.
ENJOY THE WHOLE PROCESS
We see sewing as more than sewing: it's a whole creative experience! A chance to solve a puzzle, build confidence, find your style, make memories, and so much more to enjoy along the way.
We can't say it enough: the only real rule is to just have fun.
We've created a free download for you to print at home or your local printer so you can pin these rules up in your sewing area or creative studio.
Tag us in your sewing room pics so we can see and use the #matchysewingclubrules.
Buy a Poster
We've also printed 8 x 10" posters on sturdy 100 lb. soft white paper. Perfect for framing. Grab yours here.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on our Club Rules and we're curious to know if you have any creative rules of your own that you work by. Let us know in the comments.