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The Sewing Weekender 2019

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The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019

I dashed off on holiday on the Tuesday after the Sewing Weekender (and pestered Phil to take a lot of photos while away; blog posts to follow when I get a chance!), but now that I’m home I’ve had time to edit the photos and video from the Sewing Weekender, which are shared below and on my YouTube channel.

This was the fourth Sewing Weekender, jointly organised by Kate, Rachel and me. We’ve kept some things the same each year – including our location at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge – but there are also a few changes each year. The same applies to our attendees; this year 33% of attendees had attended before, with 67% of attendees new to the Weekender.

Each year we are joined by a number of speakers from the sewing community and this year we heard talks from Juliet Uzor of Sew So Natural about the Sewing Bee and sewing with wax print fabric, Alexandra Bruce and Caroline Akselson of Selkie Patterns on sustainable sewing, Tara Viggo of Paper Theory on leaving the fashion industry to start her own business, and Nina Chang of Nina Lee Loves and Nina Lee Patterns on sewing wedding dresses (both her own and for others).

We were also joined by The New Craft House who ran a mini version of their popular knicker-making workshops for some of our attendees (sponsored by Spoonflower).

Each year there is a pattern or two which is ‘most worn’ during the weekend and this year it was (perhaps unsurprisingly) the Zadie Jumpsuit and Myosotis Dress. Sewing Weekender stalwarts Melissa, Susan and Elizabeth created their own Sewing Weekender bingo card (pictured below) with some of the patterns and fabric most likely to be sewn. They almost managed to complete the card, but never did spot anyone breaking a needle!

As ever, multiple attendees were much quicker to blog or vlog about the event, and/or what they made during the Weekender. You can view their posts at the links below:

Adelle at Button & Piphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFF0dClZ1JA

Hayley at Sew Hayley Janehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXVyhYjN5Yo

Kealy at Voice of a Creativehttps://youtu.be/olpkWCydvSM

Laura at Material Girl Laurahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSHlb2wILpY

Melissa at Fehr Tradehttp://blog.fehrtrade.com/gallery/6189/an-orange-zadie-jumpsuit-sewn-in-a-day/

Nina at Tales of the Sewing City: https://talesofthesewingcity.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/sewing-weekender-2019/

Susan at Susan Young Sewinghttps://susanyoungsewing.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/sidewinder-pants-by-the-sewing-revival/

Tamlyn at Sewn on the Tynehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s_GcUmwvqQ

Thanks again to our attendees, overall sponsor Minerva, and sponsors:

Afternoon Patterns / Avid Seamstress / Beyond Measure / Bobbins & Bolts / Chalk & Notch / Closet Case Patterns / Clothkits / ClothSpot / CocoWawa / Crafty Sew & So / DP Studio / Escape & Create / Experimental Space / Fehr Trade / Guthrie & Ghani / Happy Fabric UK / I Am Patterns / Janome / Like Sew Amazing / Loubodu Fabrics / Maven Patterns / Monaluna / Named / Pavillion & Batsford / Pink Coat Club / Pound Fabrics / Prym / Sewbox / Sew Essential / Sew Hayley Jane / Sew House Seven / Sew Me Something / Sew Me Sunshine / Spoonflower / Victory Patterns / Village Haberdashery / Wearology

The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019
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The Sewing Weekender 2019
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The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019
The Sewing Weekender 2019

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

2 thoughts on “The Sewing Weekender 2019

  1. Pingback: Pilatus Swimsuit on Holiday | english girl at home

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