#SewPINK Initiative



Welcome to #SewPINK, the ByAnnie Breast Cancer Awareness initiative that kicked off in October 2019.

Our goals were to raise awareness, encourage people to get their screenings, come together as a community, and donate to breast cancer research. We believe breast cancer awareness is important all year. Although we emphasize awareness in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), our continuous goal is to provide resources and awareness year-round.


Annual Blog Hop!

Since #SewPINK's inaugural year, we have reached out to talented makers around the world to help us promote healthy living and available resources by sharing their talents and time with a blog post! In the past, makers have shared patterns, prizes, inspirational stories, and so much more.

We are currently reaching out to "Sew-lebrities" from within the industry to join us for the 2021 #SewPINK Blog Hop.

Please fill out this form if you have any interest in participating this year.

Want to see more? Visit our 2020 blog that rounds up each of the #SewPINK Sew-lebrity blogs with links and summaries. You can find that here!



#SewPINK Photo Contest Category!

#SewPINK Award: One participant will be selected to receive a $50 coupon to be used on ByAnnie.com in our Monthly Photo Contest. We will also give away a number of $15 coupons to other wonderful #SewPINK submissions. This category is only for the month of October and November!

Share your story or experience with breast cancer, submit photos of Bosom Buddy or other related projects you've sewn (maybe you sewed a bag for a hospital stay), offer advice or encouragement, or share resources. Maybe you have experience with another form of cancer, we welcome your thoughts as well. We're excited to see what you come up with, and what breast cancer awareness means to you!

Photo attribution: this Clam Up pouch was sewn, pieced, and photographed by Angela Bowman of Sewfinity for last year's #SewPINK blog hop.

FIND THE PHOTO CONTEST


Sew with love.

In October 2019, as a part of this campaign, we released a free PDF pattern called Bosom Buddy. Bosom Buddy is a soft, comfortable seat belt cushion made to reduce discomfort and protect tender areas after surgeries or chemo port placements. Read about how Bosom Buddy came about in this blog.

This project could be great to sew with your quilt guild for a donation, or for a specific friend or family member in mind. Bosom Buddy is simple, quick, and easy to make. You can find 10 packs of this pattern HERE.

Pictured here is our friend Pati Beck wearing a Bosom Buddy. Pati is a long-arm quilter, Soft and Stable cutter, and a breast cancer survivor!


2020's Bosom Buddy Sew-Along.

Although you'll no longer be watching LIVE, you can still enjoy the Sew-Along! Find the Bosom Buddy Sew-Along video on FaceBook or YouTube.

Come prepared with your PDF pattern printed, your Add-on Video watched, and your pieces cut to join Annie for a fun and relaxed Bosom Buddy sew-along.

Stay tuned for more 2021 activities!

Early detection saves lives.

Despite its limitations, a mammogram is the most effective form of screening. It's not the most enjoyable appointment you'll have all year, but in 20 minutes a mammogram can identify cancer several years before any physical symptoms develop.

It's important to stay positive as you handle your screenings. 1 in 9 mammograms result in a callback for further testing, and 95% of these callbacks do NOT have cancer!

Find a screening program near you:



Why breast cancer?

Nearly 70% of the ByAnnie community - our customers, staff, and friends - are within the highest risk factor for breast cancer. Not only that, 1 in 8 women (and 1 in 833 men) will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Many members of our ByAnnie family have witnessed their loved ones endure countless treatments and make painful goodbyes. For us, it’s personal. We imagine it’s personal for you, as well.

We understand there are many causes and other health concerns that require awareness. We encourage you to sew a ribbon block in colors that fit that cause and share it with us as well! We would love to include all when it comes to awareness.

Stay tuned.

Follow the hashtag #SewPINK on social media. We have exciting things planned! Watch our stories and posts closely for extra giveaway opportunities. Schedule your mammogram, know your risk factors, and support your friends. Breast cancer doesn’t take a break, neither will we.


#SewPINK Blog Hop Schedules

The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer.

2020

2020 Blog Hop Schedule

Oct. 1 (Thur): Mister Domestic

Oct. 5 (Mon): Sewfinity

Oct. 7 (Wed): Great Heron Thread

Oct. 9 (Friday): Knot and Thread

Oct. 12 (Mon): Snuggles Quilts

Oct. 14 (Wed): A Bright Corner

Oct. 16 (Fri): Suzn Quilts

Oct. 19 (Mon): HUGS'N KISSES

Oct. 20 (Tues): Sallie Tomato

Oct. 22 (Thur): Masterpiece Quilting

Oct. 23 (Fri): Meadow Mist Designs

Oct. 26 (Mon): LoveYouSew

Oct. 27 (Tue): Teresa Coates

Oct. 29 (Thur): ByAnnie.com

Oct. 31 (Sat): Sookie Sews 

2019

2019 Blog Hop