Spring Sewing Swap Partners Announced!

Phew! That was a mammoth task to match everyone up, but lovely to get a chance to see so many different blogs - this time around we have 58 participants in the swap.

If you're wondering how I select partners, I use a spreadsheet to list everyone, blog name, location and where they want to send a package to. If someone didn't specify that they were happy to send worldwide I selected to send to their own country. I look at all your blogs to try and see if I can find some similarities between participants and do the best I can to match people up.

Once you have checked out who your partner is, do contact them to say hello and you'll need their postal address of course. I'd encourage you to ask questions if you're not sure what to pick, so you might want to check favourite colours, styles, sizes etc, this isn't intended to be conducted in strict secrecy!

You can read the full swap rules here but keep in mind the key date that your partner should receive their package by is Monday 17th June. Here's a short reminder about what to send:

  • You spend up to a maximum of £15 (or local equivalent - that's US$22.96 at current rates  according to xe.com) purchasing sewing-related items to send to your partner. These can be new/vintage/thrifted, whatever. The spend amount doesn't include postage.
  • The items may include fabric, patterns (paper or pdf), trims, buttons or similar but use your imagination to  choose what you think your partner might like. You should look at their blog to see what kind of things they like to make so you can choose something really appropriate. Although the swap is centred around sewing, you can include other crafty items if your partner is into different crafts too.
  • As a guideline, 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!)

So in no particular order here's the list of swap partners:

Laura Sinclair  AND Made with Hugs and Kisses

Prttynpnk AND Sarah C - Musings of a Seamstress

Charlotte Sew Far Sew Good AND Vicki Kate Makes

Handmade Jane AND  Dottie Doodle

Country Girl Couture AND Sew Blessed Maw

Sew Wrong AND Sue of Sewin' Steady

Nessa AND Sew Little Time

Alison of Heavenly Handmades AND Gjeometry

Jill of Oh Crafty One AND  Mela R. of Pincushion Treats

Claire of I Want to be a Turtle AND Hazel of Disaster in a Dress

Kat of A Krafty Kat AND Kerry of Kestrel Makes

Claire Cooper of Ragbags and Gladrags AND Helen of Grosgrain Green

The Quirky Peach AND Meg Made This

Mrs M Makes AND  Sox of Finished Thread

Debi of My Happy Sewing Place AND Busy Lizzie

Lucy in the Clouds AND Little Old Lady

Char of T*Rexes and Tiaras AND Fliss Guard of The Offbeat Girl

Tabatha Tweedie of Thread Carefully AND The Amazing Tara Cat

Minnado of Minnado's House AND Katy of I of the Needle

Natalie of A Modest Girl's Sewing Adventures AND Tanya Maile of Mrs Hughes

Two Toast of Spotty Dog Social Club AND Philippa of Gloria and Me

Sew on Trend AND Jane of No More Twist 

Shanni Loves AND Rosemary of Strange Notions

Susie Homemaker MD AND Shelly of Shelly's DIY Style

Ms.McCall of Brown Paper Patterns AND Erin H of F is for Flamingo

Macskakat of Modern Vintage Cupcakes AND Ideas and Inspirations

Carla of Half Dozen Daily AND Amy of Niko Niko Baby

Sylko Twist AND Yes I Like That

Stephanie of 10 Sewing Machines AND Debbie of Sew Debbie

If you have any problems or questions please email me on kerry@kestrelmakes.com

Here's the button you can use on your blogs:

If you save the image you can then link to the link below, which will lead back to all my Spring Sewing Swap Posts:


Happy Swapping!

K x


  1. Wow!! This turned out to be a nice big swap!! :) Thanks so much for including me and for all your hard work! Can't wait to start putting together a fun pkg. for my partner!!

  2. thanks, my swap partner is someone I wasn't following, always good to make new friends!

  3. Thank you for pairing me up, I can't wait to get started on my sewing swap package to send :D xXx

  4. Thanks for organising this. I hadn't come across my partner before but I'm looking for to getting to know her a bit better.

  5. wow! that was a lot of work to pair everyone up - thank you so much! can't wait to get in touch with my swap partner :)

  6. Thanks so much for organising, and all the smart thinking that's gone into your matches. Looking at all these new to me blogs is now taking precedence over all the other chores I was going to do this morning.... woops. Thanks heaps.

  7. Yay, so exciting! :-D Thanks so much for organising!!

  8. Thank you for organising, I'm excited to put together a parcel for Fliss! :)

  9. Well done, looks like you've done a brilliant job! Very exciting, thank you!

  10. Woot! Off to stalk my partner and her blog! Thanks for putting this together for us!

  11. Thank you! I'm looking forward to getting to know my partner!

  12. Thank you so much for organising this. What a mammoth job pairing us all up! I love the chance to come across new blogs and meet someone from the other side of the world :) thanks again.

  13. Thank you so much for organising - exciting!


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