Ways to contribute

Thank you for being part of our community, and for wanting to contribute! ❤️
FreeSewing is an open source project ran by volunteers from different corners of the world. We would love to have you on board, and this page lists everything you need to know to get started.


The only requirement we ask from our contributors is that they are the kind of people who value a safe and welcoming environment for all members of the FreeSewing community.

To that extend, we impose the following requirements to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome:

Go ahead and read those, we’ll wait.

Good to know

With that out of the way, here’s a few more things that are good to know:

  • Nobody gets paid to work on/for FreeSewing. We are a 100% volunteer organisation.
  • We have patrons who support us financially, but all the money that comes in goes to charity — See our revenue pledge for details
  • FreeSewing follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind are welcome.

Where to begin

Below is a list of ideas or roles you could take up. If you’re not sure what to do, or if you have questions, please reach out to us.

COMMENT by joost
Who wants a job in the tech sector?

For many in our community, contributing to FreeSewing marked their first steps into the world of open source software development.

I (joost) am happy to provide guidance or mentorship to anyone who wants to learn, especially when doing so enables upwards social mobility.

Reach out and we let’s do this.