So, you have an instagram account, and you’ve been sharing your sewing projects a while now but you’re still not finding new followers. You know you’re meant to use hashtags on each of your posts … but… you’ve got no idea where to find these mythical and abundant sewing hashtags that will unlock the key to crazy community connection.

HI’m here to help you with that!

You probably already know that Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media channels on the interwebs today.You might also know Instagram posts receive some of the highest average engagement rates too. What you might not know is that the sewing community on Instagram is not only massive, but is also one of the kindest, most supportive and incredibly encouraging communities around.

(It’s one of the most inspiring too, but we’ll get to that later 😉 )

To take the sting out of your hashtag research, I’m sharing my personal list of sewing-related hashtags that I draw on every time I post a sewing project on Instagram.

Now, this list is massive and has over 170 hashtags on it, so please, please – please – keep in mind that you cannot use every hashtag on this list on every post. Instagram restricts the number of hashtags you can use on a post to 30. If you include any more than that, your post won’t be found under any of them. (Harsh, I know — but, hey – what can you do? It’s Instagram’s party, so party hard but respect the rules, peeps!)

So … without further ado … here’s my monster list of sewing hashtags! (Why don’t you pin this post for future reference?)

Specific sewing hashtags

#clothingconstruction
#couturesewing
#custommade
#diydressmaker
#dressmaker
#dressmaking
#fashionsewing
#feelingstitchyIG
#freesewingpattern
#garmentconstruction
#garmentsewing
#homesewn
#draft
#ilovesewing
#imademyclothes
#imakemyclothes
#indiesewing
#isew
#isewclothes
#isewmyclothes
#kidscansew
#learntosew
#letsmakefashion
#lovetosew
#madebyme

#madetomeasure
#makeitsewcial
#memade
#memadeeveryday
#mensew
#menwhosew
#prettygirlssew
#retroseamstress
#retrosewing
#seamstress
#seamsresslife
#selfcaresewing
#selfdrafted
#selfishsewing
#sew
#sewaddicted
#sewaholic
#sewallday
#sewallthethings
#sewalong
#sewcialist
#sewcreative
#sewcute
#sewdaily
#sewdontclean

#sewfab
#sewfun
#sewing
#sewingaddict
#sewingbee
#sewingblogger
#sewingclass
#sewingforbaby
#sewingforboys
#sewingforgirls
#sewingformen
#sewinggirl
#sewingindie
#sewinginspiration
#sewingisfun
#sewingissexy
#sewingiswhatido
#sewinglife
#sewinglifestyle
#sewinglove
#sewingmachine
#sewingmama
#sewingpattern
#sewingproject
#sewingprojects

#sewingroom
#sewingstash
#sewingstash2017
#sewingstudio
#sewingtools
#sewingtutorial
#sewingwithknits
#sewingwithstyle
#sewist
#sewit
#sewpretty
#sewretro
#sewsewsew
#shesews
#shirtmaking
#simplesewpatterns
#stitchinglife
#stitchybitch
#tailoring
#tailormade
#teachingsewing
#tinysewists
#tweensewing
#yesisew

Handmade hashtags

#handmade
#handmadefashion
#handmadehome
#handmadeisbest
#handmadelife
#handmadelingerie
#handmadelove
#handmadewardrobe
#ilovehandmade
#makedoandmend

Making hashtags

#createdbyme
#imadethat
#imadethis
#imakeclothes
#make2share
#makerlyfe
#makersgonnamake
#makersmovement
#makersofinstagram
#makerspace
#makesomething
#selfmade
#themakertribe

Hashtags for sewing themes and challenges

#1year1outfit
#2017makenine
#bpsewvember
#dressmaker52
#kidsclothesweek
#madeforkidsmonth
#memademay
#memademay2017
#miymarch17
#mmmay17
#projectrunandplay
#sewingandswapping
#sewphotohop
#sewvember
#shortsontheline
#simplicitysewingchallenge
#thedailyseam
#vintagepledge

DIY hashtags

#diy
#diyclothes
#diydontbuy
#diyfashion
#diystyle
#diywardrobe
#idiy

Creativity hashtags

#craftordie
#createordie
#creativehappylife
#creativemamas

Fabric hashtags

#beautifulfabric
#fabricaddict
#fabricaholic
#fabriclove
#fabriclust
#fabricstash
#fabrictofashion
#fabricville
#ilovefabric

Hashtags for sewing patterns

#iloveindiepatterns
#patternstash
#pdfpatterns
#vintagepatterns

Other useful hashtags

#ethicalfashion
#oneofakind
#ootd
#retrostyle
#vintagestyle

Oh wow! So you not only read that list, but you scrolled below it, too! As a ‘thank-you’ for going beyond that enormous list — and reading all the way to the end — here’s a few of my favourite sewing Instagrammers that I think you’ll love too!

BimbleandPimble — creator of the #bpsewvember hashtag 

BusterSew — proving that men can sew too (and still be manly 😉 ) 

Gertie18 — well-known vintage dressmaking and couture blogger

HomeRowFiberCo — author of sewing and knitting blog Lucky Lucille

MarcyHarriell — known as Oona Balloona, and has a drool-worthy wild style streak

DeadlyMojoSewing — Queensland-based stitcher who does some incredibly detailed, almost sculptural, work

Curlypops — stitcher, textile designer, double-lung transplant recipient and Donate Life advocate

All these accounts are great, and all for different reasons! Every single one shares inspiring projects, peaks behind the scenes, or has been incredibly encouraging and kind to me. See – I told you the sewing community on Instagram is a great place to play!

I hope you’ve found this monster list of sewing hashtags useful (and don’t forget to pin this post so you can keep it for future reference!) Remember, only use a maximum of 30 hashtags per post, and always be kind and supportive to other Instagrammers — you’ll get it back in spades!

You can find me playing on Instagram as MakePlusDo! I hope to see you there!

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