The Paris Sew Social group is hosting a giant sewing pattern giveaway and tell us what it’s like meeting online friends in Paris for a crafty get-together
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What started as an online friendship soon turned into a city break for bloggers when Victoria Temple of As It Seam joined her sewing friends in Paris for a weekend of making. Back from what they now call Paris Sew Social, the 14 sewists are hosting a large online giveaway that’s running right now! Up for grabs until 10 July, you could win sewing patterns for women, children and accessories.
Each blogger is hosting a competition to win a sewing patterns for kids and a couple of patterns for women too. “We were really lucky that so many fabric companies and independent pattern designers sponsored us. We’re showcasing the patterns with some beautiful garments sewn on our blogs this week, plus we are all giving away a designer pattern. It’s a great little blog tour, and it’s a chance for us to give something back to our readers.” says Victoria of As It Seams.
Start at As it Seams and then click your way around the blog links to enter all the giveaways!
Plan your own craft getaway
Want to start your very own sewing, knitting, or crochet gathering? Here’s what the Paris Sew Social bloggers think about meeting your favourite online makers IRL.
“Meeting people who share your passion – whatever that passion may be – is one of the most life-affirming things I can think of.” – Laura Fisher, Behind the Hedgerow
“At first I was ‘afraid’ to meet them. What if I didn’t turn out the person that they thought I would be? But this meeting was always going to be a success; we were people with the same interests! What was I thinking?” – Marte Lambin, Compagnie M
“I felt encouraged to try new techniques and to keep on sharing my creations on my blog. I left with a real sense of community.” – Sophie Crespy, lescrapdesoph.blogspot.co.uk
“I had an amazing time in Paris, I made new friends who share my love of handmade clothes, who get just as excited as I do talking about fabric, patterns and sewing. It was a great experience that we will definitely do it again.” – Olu Falola, Needle and Ted
“As much as I love running an online business, it made me realize how much I need these real life events and friendships to stay inspired, motivated, and happy in my job. ” – An, Straight Grain
Read more about the Paris Sew Social in Mollie Makes 55 (p.106) and start dreaming up your own crafty gathering somewhere local or far away.