The Sew Weekly Reunion

because we missed it…

Patterns and Notions Swap

The patterns & notions swap in the Sew Weekly community forum was one of the activities we loved. The anticipation of what’s coming in the mail and the joy of receiving something chosen just for you from a sewing friend is just awesome! We are delighted that Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes has agreed to organize it once again just for this reunion! Thank you Kat!


Those of you who stitched along with The Sew Weekly during 2011 and/or 2012 may remember the swaps that we used to do, sending patterns and notions around the world to one another. Sound familiar?

Well, since we’re having a Sew Weekly Reunion, it seems only fitting to have a patterns and notions swap to go with it!

Here’s the plan. Everyone interested can sign up between now and 26 July by commenting below. Then on 27 July you’ll get emailed the name and address of your swap partner. You’ll then have a week to poke around on their blog, figure out what they like, and put together a little parcel of goodies for them, containing one pattern and three notions. We’ll all send our parcels by 2 August, and then wait with baited breath for our own mystery parcel to arrive.

And then we’ll all jump around in joy and excitement, and show photos of what we received. Yay!

As an added bonus, if you want to you should have your parcel in time to include some of its contents in your creation for the Sew Weekly Reunion challenge.

Want to sign up? Just comment below! Please make sure your email address and blog are easily found via your comment, so I can email you to get your address for the swap.


Not sure what we mean by ‘notions’? That’s all the trims and pretty things, like lace, ribbon, bias binding, sets of buttons, ric-racs, and so on.

Let the swap begin!

About Kat H

I sew, I knit (slowly), I try other random crafts at other times as they appeal to me. I love vintage styles (especially from the 1940's and 1950's), bright colours, quirky prints, cats, books, and chocolate.

97 comments on “Patterns and Notions Swap

  1. Béa
    August 9, 2013

    Woot! My parcel of swappy goodness arrived from Canada! The details post is here:
    I’m so looking forward to seeing what everyone received.

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  3. Kat H
    August 11, 2013

    Mine’s arrived, all the way from the lovely Bea in the UK! 😀

  4. Maryall
    August 11, 2013

    Mine isn’t here yet, and I just can’t wait for it! The package I sent instead has already knocked at my partner’s door, but she wasn’t at home on friday, hope she will pick it up tomorrow… 😀 thank you for such a nice game!

  5. Nikie
    August 12, 2013

    My lovely parcel arrived on Friday, wow lovely 🙂

  6. Michelle
    August 13, 2013

    Thank you Nikie for making my day. I received your package today – I love everything – those pearl buttons are amazing!

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