The Sew Weekly Reunion

because we missed it…

The Sew Weekly Reunion: Join Us!


Hello there!

We are Debi, Adey, Sarah and Veronica, the first batch of Sew Weekly contributors in 2011. Together with Mena Trott of The Sew Weekly (TSW), we sewed for 52 weeks based on a particular weekly theme. You might have sewn with us too, as we met many amazing sewists who encouraged us and kept us going throughout our year-long journey with TSW! We loved the experience so much that we didn’t hesitate coming together again in 2012 for the Mad Men themed challenge.

Or you might be one of the over 130 contributors sewing along each week in 2012. You were absolutely amazing and we loved  how involved everyone was!

While, we wished we could, we are not able to bring TSW back.

Short on sewing time, missing The Sew Weekly and the joy of sewing together, we have decided to do a reunion yearly just to sew a common theme together.

And, we’ll love it if you could join us!

The Reunion

Debi, Adey, Sarah and Veronica are hosting a reunion.

The timeline:

1) Announcement of sewing theme- 1 August 2013

2) Deadline

Email us by 1 September:

a) A photo of you wearing the garment that you made for the theme challenge

b) A link to your blog post  (preferably done in traditional TSW style) or a link to your flickr upload (see flickr group link below)

c) Email and we will respond with a confirmation within three days if we have received your email.

d) The Big Reveal will take place first week of September.

Join us, if you simply love to sew, love a good challenge, loved The Sew Weekly  or if you missed it too! Anyone and everyone are welcomed to join!

Do you miss the Sew Weekly?  

We certainly do!

Please leave us a comment if you are keen to join us, we’d love to hear from you! Or you can subscribe to the blog for updates. We’ll be adding a link to every participant’s blog so please leave your blog address with your comment:) There is also a flickr group for everyone to share photos of their creations and discuss issues for The Sew Weekly Reunion.  Grab a button for your sidebar, and invite your friends to sew along!

The Sew Weekly Reunion

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Debi, Adey, Sarah & Veronica

109 comments on “The Sew Weekly Reunion: Join Us!

  1. Vicki
    July 15, 2013

    Yahoo. a reunion! I missed you guys too. I’ll be there, even if I have to pull a few late nights to get it done in time. 🙂

    • anothersewingscientist
      July 15, 2013

  2. Kat H
    July 15, 2013

    Oh yes, yes yes yes!!! So very keen! Brilliant idea ladies. 😀

  3. zibergirl
    July 15, 2013

    I’m definitely in! What a great idea!

    • zibergirl
      July 15, 2013

  4. Elisha
    July 15, 2013

    Wow, cool! I’m pregnant and due in September, I wonder if I’ll still be able to work something out.

    • The Sew Convert
      July 15, 2013

      Congratulations Elisha! So happy for you! I hope you can join us but please don’t stress yourself out.

  5. annekecaramin
    July 15, 2013

    I’m a bit new to blogging so I missed this the first time, would love to join you!

  6. Gjeometry
    July 15, 2013

    Well this certainly sounds like fun! I wasn’t privy to the 1st sewalong as I had not begun sewing yet! Excited to get in on this one!

  7. What a great idea! I so miss those days … Definitely count me in and I’m happy to spread the word as I’m still in touch with many of the sewists who ‘shadowed’ the main contributors for so long.

    • The Sew Convert
      July 15, 2013

      Yay! Glad you are joining us and thanks for spreading the word! Blessed day!

  8. dottiedoodle
    July 15, 2013

    I’d love to join in, I used to enjoy the Sew Weekly!

  9. smittenness
    July 15, 2013

    I’m in. What a fab idea, thanks for getting it going ladies x

  10. Kiwimel
    July 15, 2013

    I’d love to join – sounds like fun!
    thanks 🙂

  11. busylizzieinbrizzy
    July 15, 2013

    This sounds like so much fun, I really wanted to join the weekly challenges this year and was disappointed that sew weekly fell over.

  12. Stephanie
    July 15, 2013

    Sounds like fun I hope I’ll be able to participate. August is a very full month around here so hopefully. If not I’ll enjoy watching everyone else I think I enjoyed watching more then participating sometimes anyways.

  13. Emily
    July 15, 2013

    I wish I could join in, my wedding falls right in the middle of the month, so, priorities I guess! I can’t wait to see all the creations though! How exciting that the Sew Weekly is BACK!

  14. Sally @ thequirkypeach
    July 15, 2013

    I would love to join in! Some of my very first “inspiration” pins were from the sew weekly – can’t wait! 🙂

  15. vanginmi
    July 15, 2013

    I would love to be a part of this sew along – can’t wait. I am taking holidays in August – so either I will have lots of time or no time. But maybe I can fit a sewing machine in the RV! Either way, I would love to see what everyone makes and learn along the way.

  16. Susan
    July 15, 2013
  17. nettie
    July 15, 2013

    I’m innnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

  18. I so miss sew weekly… I’m in…

  19. charlottetilley
    July 15, 2013

    Me too, I’m in… although I only managed about half the challenges that first year. Can I still be in? Please?

    I’ve missed you guys – I used to look forward to logging in each day to see what you had made.

    By the way, do you know if Mena is OK? I often wonder how she is….


    PS took me ages to remember my wordpress password – it has been a while….

    • The Sew Convert
      July 16, 2013

      Off course! Welcome Charlotte! Some of us tried to get in touch with Mena but didn’t hear from her. We hope she’s more than fine and just taking a break.

      • If any of you use LinkedIn, Mena’s on there. Just search on her name. Looks like she’s started a new company and is busy with that.

  20. Sarah
    July 15, 2013

    I am so totally in for this! I was not a very frequent contributor but I LOVED catching up on everyones sewing projects.

  21. Casandra Riddle
    July 15, 2013

    Yippie Skippie. I can’t wait to start….

  22. Tempest
    July 15, 2013

    Count me in! I owe and miss the Sew Weekly so much.

  23. MarrieB
    July 15, 2013

    This sounds so fun! I always enjoyed following the Sew Weekly.

  24. Béa
    July 15, 2013

    Sew Weekly was one of the first sewing blogs I got hooked on last year, and I miss it too. I’m so looking forward to seeing what this reunion comes up with!

    Count me in (, cuz it sounds like fun times.

    It will be the first online sewing challenge I take part in, so it may all go horribly awry, but dammit, I will make something, and I will get photos and I will email them to you, even if I look like Shrek and I will blog about the whole thing!

  25. Liz Sullivan
    July 15, 2013

    Oh yeah! I’m totally in! Sewing just hasn’t been the same without a challenge 😉

  26. handmadebyjosie
    July 15, 2013

    sounds like fun. count me in too!

  27. EmSewCrazy
    July 15, 2013

    Ooh I found Sew Weekly in 2012 and thought it was fabulous and wished I could join! Thanks for giving all of us an opportunity to participate in this Reunion!! I’m so in!

  28. Joelle
    July 16, 2013

    Woohoo! I’m new to blogging and didn’t ever contribute the first time, but I desperately miss lurking everyone’s beautiful projects! Count me in, please!

  29. Kristin
    July 16, 2013

    What great motivation to sew something for me and not the kids!! I’d love to join. *so excited to see everything*

  30. Jennifer Lauren
    July 16, 2013

    Yay! So glad you guys are back, I missed reading your posts!

    I am in! I’ll be in the middle of moving to a new country but I will definitely make sure I can fit it in.

  31. Nikie
    July 16, 2013

    I,d love to join in, i did,nt find TSW till you had all done 😦 but loved looking at all the lovely things everyone made! I dont have a blog, can i still join in?

    • The Sew Convert
      July 16, 2013

      Sure Nikie, you don’t need a blog to join in. We have a flickr group:)

      • Nikie
        July 16, 2013

        Brilliant 😉 thanks

  32. The Amazing Taracat
    July 16, 2013

    Yay! I am so innnnnnnnn! I owe the Sew Weekly so much, it was my first introduction to the world of sewing blogging. Can’t wait!

  33. Kazz
    July 16, 2013

    Oh of course darlings, I’m in too!!

  34. Erin Bartels
    July 16, 2013

    Too fun! I’m in! I haven’t made a thing in SEVEN MONTHS!

  35. dizzidays
    July 16, 2013

    What a lovely idea – I’m in! Nice to see lots of names I recognize.

  36. Kristin
    July 16, 2013

    I wasn’t around for the first one (sewing or blogging) but I can’t wait to join now! This sounds like so much fun!

  37. Ashley
    July 16, 2013

    Yay! Count me in!

  38. Z.
    July 16, 2013

    This is super exciting news! I’m in, too!

  39. CurlsnSkirls
    July 16, 2013

    Joy, oh JOY!!! Had just gotten started with blogging last year & couldn’t figure out what this Sew Weekly thing was all about.

    Ladies, thank you **so** much for hosting a reunion.
    Count Me IN!

    D’ellis at
    curlsnskirls at that yahoo place for email

  40. loranc
    July 16, 2013

    Oh, I am SO there!! I’m now at

  41. Rachel-Lou
    July 16, 2013

    ohhhh go on then, you twisted my arm! at the moment I need some motivation to challenge myself so this seems like the perfect opportunity

  42. Suzy
    July 17, 2013

    Sew weekly was the main blog that inspired me to start sewing and I miss it so much!
    I’ll be joining in, can’t wait!

  43. Diane @ Vintage Zest
    July 17, 2013

    I’m crossing my fingers that my sewing skills are up to par for the challenge. If so, I’m in!

  44. Trish Blair
    July 17, 2013
  45. JacqC
    July 17, 2013

    Oh yes please, count me in! TSW was one of the first sites I found that inspired me to start sewing a year or so ago. I know I couldn’t commit to 52 makes (honestly don’t know how you did it) but a reunion is perfect. What a fab idea. Jacq x

  46. Kim
    July 17, 2013

    Yay count me in! I was soo sad to have missed the sew weekly, so I’m really pleased to have another chance!

  47. Nicole_boldgoods
    July 17, 2013

    Yes! I’m so excited to join in this time!

  48. Nakisha
    July 17, 2013

    (((this may be a duplicate post!)))

    Count me in please!

    Nakisha from

  49. Michelle L
    July 17, 2013

    I sewed with the community for 15 weeks at the end of 2012′ it was an inspiring way to return to sewing after a long absence . I look forward to the challenge

  50. Kathleen
    July 17, 2013

    Although I only “tuned in” 3/4 of the way through & couldn’t seem to get the rules, I loved the notion & am thrilled to hear of this.
    I will be happy to play along. Thank you Ladies!

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