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The Sewing Weekender 2018 round-up

The Sewing Weekender 2018 was so much fun and we wanted to share with you a round up of the event and everything attendees have written on their blogs and vlogs.

First up if you’ve not come across The Sewing Weekender, you can find out more about it here. It’s a weekend sewing retreat in Cambridge UK that took place in August this year. We had 90 wonderful sewists and also some very talented speakers and helpers over the weekend. If you are interested in joining us for future events please sign up to our newsletter and follow us on this blog and social media for announcements.

Check out Charlotte’s vlog of the whole weekend, where you can see us getting ready for the big day!

Here are all the lovely ladies that attended the weekend, some of them in their finished handmade outfits (below)! Amazing work!!! Also don’t forget to have a look on Instagram at everyone’s posts using hashtags #sewingweekender #sewingweekender2018

Here are all the fabulous #sewover50 ladies!

A big thank you to Janome for providing all these brand new machines for attendees to use.

You can find out all about the speakers and workshops here. We had such interesting talks sponsored by Stoff and Still from Karen Ball (Did you make that?) about publishing a sewing book, Frances Tobin about the history of sewing patterns, Harriet Johnson about caring for your clothes and Sheona McMahon about starting a fabric shop.

Here are some attendees at the Spoonflower workshop on how to design your own fabrics!

Lets not forget the epic goodie bags this year, head over to Charlotte’s blog to get a good nosey inside! Thanks so much to our generous sponsors.

For those attendees that stayed over, we all had breakfast together in the stunning Dome at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge.

Read all about the weekend from the attendees below and watch their videos. Charlotte’s also put together a list of all the vlogs so you can see for yourself what it was really like (and also reminisce if you joined us for the weekend!)


Thanks to everyone who came and made it so memorable and to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

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