Announcing the Summer Sewing Swap!

****************SIGN UP NOW CLOSED! SWAP PARTNER INFORMATION COMING SOON......**************



It's nearly the summer! And what better way to celebrate than by participating in the Summer Sewing Swap. It's the first time I have hosted a swap so I am excited and a little nervous to see how this goes. If YOU would like to take part, and receive a parcel of sewing goodies hand-picked for you, here's how it's going to work:

  • You need to be an active blogger to take part, and so that your swap partner can stalk your blog to see what you like. You should have updated your blog in the last month and be interested in sewing (of course!).
  • You will spend up to a maximum of £15 (or local equivalent - that's US$24.11 according to xe.com) purchasing sewing-related items to send to your partner. These can be new/vintage/thrifted, whatever.
  • The items may include fabric, patterns, trims, buttons or similar but use your imagination to  choose what you think your partner might like. Although the swap is centred around sewing, you can include other crafty items if your partner is into different crafts too.
  • You should send a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 items (you don't have to count buttons or other notions individually though, just use your initiative here!)
  • The maximum spend amount doesn't include postage. I think it would be nice to make the swap as international as possible so that participants are sending parcels internationally, but please state if you would prefer a partner from the same country and I will try to match that.
  •  I thought it would be fun if one of your swap items is something that is from where you live, just to add a bit of local colour :-) Interpret that direction as you wish!

Leave a comment below to say if you want to participate and I will try my best to match you up with a partner after the sign-up date has passed. I will keep the sign-up open until 5pm GMT on Sunday 3rd June and will post shortly after that to let you know who your partner is, and what the dates are by which your partner should have received their parcel. I'll keep the timelines quite generous on this, so you have about 6 weeks from swap partner announcement to the receiving of parcels.

Once the partners are announced, it will be up to you to contact your partner to get their address. You can choose if you want to ask them questions about what they might like, or if you want to make it a surprise.

Is anyone in for a swap then?

K x

p.s Acknowledgement for the structure of the swap is due to Lakota of Faith, Hope & Charity Shopping who organised an excellent swap in which I participated last year. Cheers Lakota!

46 comments:

  1. I'm in! Seems fun to me, to put together some things from Holland :)

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  2. I'm in too - happy to post anywhere in the world so that should make things easier for you!

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  3. I am most definitely in. I need some excitement in my life this summer.

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  4. I'm in! I will be willing to post anywhere!!

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  5. I'd really like to participate in this swap (even though I'm still wering my sewing "L" plates!) Thanks for organising it Kestrel x

    p.s. will post anywhere btw

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  6. Forgive my typo please, I meant wearing!

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  7. Sounds wonderful, please count me in!

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  8. I'm really interested to take part. Like Kylie I am also a beginner but will give it my best. I am more than happy to post anywhere UK or Ireland only due to 3 of my international parcels going missing in the last 2 months :(

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  9. This sounds awesome, I'm so in, and I'm happy to ship things all over the world!

    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  10. What a fun idea! I'd love to take a part.

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  11. How exciting! Count me in :)

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  12. I'm in and I'm willing to ship to wherever!

    retrorabbithole.blogspot.com

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  13. Can I play? I will ship wherever !
    Prttynpnk.WordPress.com

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  14. sounds great! can i take part? am also pretty beginnery at sewing....x

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    1. Of course! You're very welcome Sian x

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  15. Oh! Fun! Count me in please.

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  16. Yay! I'm in! I can ship wherever.

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  17. may I join in too please? It sounds like a great idea!

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  18. Great idea Kerry, I'd love to take part. X

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  19. YAY! Count me in! I love swaps!!!

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  20. Great to see so many people signing up! Beginners are very welcome too.

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  21. Great idea, would love to be part of it :) Posting could be anywhere - my blog is a lot more knitting than sewing, tho, I hope that's not a show stopper?

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  22. Sounds wonderful, I'd love to participate. Posting anywhere! :)

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  23. I just love this idea! And it is so much fun to see how many people have already signed up. I will ship anywhere.

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  24. I love this idea. I'm in and will send anywhere!

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  25. ME ME ME ME ME!! This sounds like so much fun! Although I have to be a party pooper & request that my swap partner be in the US - international shipping is a little difficult for me to manage right now, financially :) Hope that's ok!

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  26. I'd love to do this, and would be happy to ship anywhere x

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  27. Sounds lovely - sign me up! I can ship from Portland, OR to anywhere.

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  28. Ooh sew fun. Count me in seweclectic.wordpress.com

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  29. What a great idea! Count me in too!! I'm happy to ship internationally too.

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  30. I want in! :) Sounds like soooososo much fun. :)

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  31. Count me in. Sounds like fun!
    Beth

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  32. I want to do this! I've never been in a swap before, so I am super excited!

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  33. Ooooh, count me in! Never done a swap before and sounds like fun!
    Px

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  34. Sounds amazing! I'd love to take part, count me in! x

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  35. lovely idea - count me in too!

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  36. What an amazing idea! I'd love to take part so count me in. I love sending parcels and I'll be more than happy to ship internationally. This will be great fun!

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  37. I've never taken part in a swap before, so i'm in. How exciting :)

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  38. I've never done anything like this before, but I would like to take part!

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  39. Yes please, sounds like fun!

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  40. This is great! I'm super in, and totally willing to ship internationally.

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    1. ...and, on that last point, am Amurrican.

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