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SewBrum Goodie Bags


SewBrum Goodie Bags

Today is the day of the SewBrum meet-up! I thought it would be fun to do a little reveal of the goodie bags waiting for attendees at Guthrie & Ghani this afternoon.

SewBrum Goodie Bags

Lauren at Guthrie & Ghani is providing fabric bags courtesy of Liberty, goodies from Prym and a discount code for the store. The sweets were added by me;)

SewBrum Goodie Bags

Inside the goodie bags attendees will also find:

A discount code for Pavilion Books whose recent sewing publications include the five lovely books pictured below which Pavilion have contributed to the raffle.

Pavilion Books for the SewBrum Raffle

Postcards of projects from PomPom Quarterly who have also contributed a back-issue to the raffle.

PomPom Magazine Postcards

A 15% discount voucher for Girl Charlee who have also contributed a big fabric bundle to the raffle.

Girl Charlee SewBrum Raffle Prize

A very cute mini discount voucher for 10% off DK yarn from Brityarn who have also contributed a canvas bag to the raffle.

Brit Yarn Canvas Bags

Rachel and Kate at The Foldline have contributed amazing goodie bags containing sweets, buttons and vintage 1950s zips! (Have you seen that it’s now possible to create pattern wishlists and libraries on The Foldline? So good!)

The Foldline Goodie Bags for SewBrum

The Foldline Goodie Bags for SewBrum

And finally, Nominette have provided a discount code to create your own custom sew-in labels. They also allowed me to order SewBrum labels to include in the goodie bags. The labels contain the wording ‘A SewBrum Meet-Up Make’ as I thought it would be fun for attendees to sew these onto projects they make using fabric or patterns purchased or swapped at SewBrum. I’ve kept a few to sew into my own SewBrum makes.

nominette Labels for SewBrum

You may have seen Nominette labels reviewed elsewhere. I had seen Katie, Winnie, and Melissa’s reviews previously, but whereas they reviewed the logo labels these are the ‘Clothing Label 25mm’ option. The logo label option requires you to upload an image (and as such does allow more customisation) but if you don’t have an image you’d like to use this option is more straightforward as well as cheaper (£37 for 100, with discounts applied for larger orders).

nominette Labels for SewBrum

To create the labels you simply type the text you would like included into a box on the website and select a font (from 5 available). Washing icons can also be added – I left them off since I don’t know what attendees will choose to attach these to! The website is interactive, displaying your choices on an example label as you select text and colours. There are two options for label type, either centre fold (like these) or end fold, and a wide range of colour choices (15 background colours, 17 text colours). I selected a dark blue background with white text and the contract means that the text is nice and clear. I hope attendees will enjoy sewing them into a SewBrum project.

nominette Labels for SewBrum

P.S just a caveat for attendees that as a free event it’s very difficult to predict actual attendee numbers and goodie bags are limited – sorry if you don’t get one or if some of the items have run out!

P.P.S There have been some late additions to the raffle, including an Adjustoform Supafit Standard Dress Form courtesy of Sew Essential. The full prize list is here.


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

6 thoughts on “SewBrum Goodie Bags

  1. What a wonderful event you’ve organised!

  2. You’re an organising genius! So bummed I can’t be there this year 😦

  3. Gutted I missed out on the goodie bag, it looks fab! I also somehow completely ran out of time to buy raffle tickets so missed out on any chance of winning the brilliant prizes, d’oh!! It was a great turn out, well done for organising. I look forward to next year…

  4. Really enjoyed the day – first time to a meet up – very inspiring – bought lots of fabric. keen to get making!

  5. I went last year and had a blast. I know it must take a lot of organising but I do hope you run it again next year.

  6. Pingback: SewBrum 2015 Wrap-Up | english girl at home

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