The online sewing community has really connected so many people as its grown over the years and this Saturday we saw that come to life in the 5th year of the 'Sew Brum' meet up!
It's free to attend, open to everyone who loves sewing and fabric, and a great chance to meet up with friends you might have made online in the sewing world. It was all started by Charlotte from the blog, An English Girl at Home back in 2013. The days starts in Birmingham city centre were stitchers from all over the country meet up in the John Lewis cafe, they then head out to the city centre fabric shops and markets.
Then in the afternoon everyone heads out to Moseley at hangs out in the studio at the shop. We have a fabric and pattern swop and g&g puts on tea/coffee and cake for everyone too.
We hold a sewing themed charity raffle and this year we were raising money for the charity Coppafeel who do amazing work with all ages, women and men, to raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage everyone to regularly be checking themselves. We raised £915 on Saturday from the raffle and donations for tea, coffee and cake so thank you so much to everyone who took part and donated.
We wouldn't have a raffle without generous contributions from lots of lovely sewing related businesses so another HUGE thank you to them for donating too! Here is a list of everyone who took part.
Backstitch- Voucher and tote bag
By Hand London– 3 pdf patterns
Cocowawa Crafts – Printed and pdf pattern
Creative Craft Shows – Two tickets to upcoming show
Drapers Daughter- Fabric bundle
Girl Charlee– Fabric Bundle
Guthrie & Ghani - £25 voucher and Prym bundle
Janome – Sewing machine GD8100
Like Sew Amazing– Voucher for online shop
Love Sewing Magazine – Printed pattern bundle
Maven Patterns - Set of all 5 patterns
M is for Make – Two dressmaking patterns
MacCulloch & Wallis - £30 Voucher
Minerva Crafts - £50 voucher
Monaluna – Fat quarter bundle and lawn fabric
Pink Coat Club – Pin badge gift
Plush Addict - £50 voucher
Quadrille publishers – 3 books
Colette Patterns – Pattern bundles
Sew Box - £50 voucher
Sew Essential - £25 voucher
Sew Hayley Jane – Craft Box
Sew Me Sunshine - £25 Voucher
Sew Over It – Choice of online course
Sewisfaction - £25 Voucher
Simplicity – Pattern bundles, picture and tote bag
Simply Sewing Magazine – Pattern bundle
Sister Mintaka - £50 voucher
Tina Francis Tapestry - Two tapestry kits
The Makers Atelier – 2 magazines
The Village Haberdashery - £20 Voucher