• SewCam: The Review Blog Post

  • I’m still in recovery from SewCam happening, but oh man… I need to tell you… it went SO well! I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m blowing my own trumpet, but I really can’t believe how amazing it all was!

    It all took place on Sunday 9th December 2018, and we all assembled from 10am, in the main hall area of Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington, Cambridge. This venue was just the best. I’m no expert when it comes to architecture, but this brand new building was quite breathtaking. And the perfect backdrop to our day of sewing. So everyone shuffled in, and took a seat… each place had a fantastic goody bag of sewing delights for everyone to dig through. I posted the contents of the goody bags on the blog the other day, so go check it out here

    Everyone brought along a project (or two!) for the day, so we all beavered away at our machines, but with the added benefit of being able to chat and make friends with people who have this incredible hobby in common. 

    The amazing team at Brother Sewing UK very kindly loaned us 2 overlockers for the day, which were so useful to have – so a big thank you to Brother! And we set up 2 ironing boards for people to use too – so we had all the kit we needed for a productive day of sewing.

    I tried to keep the atmosphere of the day very relaxed – I didn’t want too much structure. So people could just head off whenever they liked to grab a sandwich for lunch. It all seemed to work really well!

    Then in the afternoon we held the charity raffle, where all of the proceeds went to breast cancer charity Coppafeel. And I’m pleased to report that we raised a total of £222!! I honestly didn’t think we’d raise quite that much – so thanks to the attendees for their generosity, and the incredible brands that came on board for SewCam by donating some truly fantastic prizes! Huge thank you!

    Then we finished off the day with a little photoshoot on the stage, underneath the SEWCAM balloons, with our Santa hats. This was a lot of fun! 

    I had really stressed myself out with trying to make sure the whole thing went really well – so I was over the moon when it did! Definitely treated myself to a glass of fizz when I got home that night!!

    And finally just another big thank you to all of the attendees for trusting me to organise a decent sewing event, and to the brands who gave so much to make SewCam extra special. 

    Here’s to another SewCam in 2019! And I’ll sign off here, with a few photos for you to have a nosey 🙂 

  • SewCam: The Goody Bag Revealed!

  • I thought I’d just post a quickie blog, to show you the SewCam goody bags – yay! True that I am biased, but I think this is one of the best goody bags of sewing-related goodness that I have ever seen. I hope you agree!

    And all of this is thanks to these incredibly generous brands, giving lots of lovely products for the lucky attendees of SewCam.

    So here goes….!

    And these are the incredible brands who helped make these goody bags such a success – so a huge great big THANK YOU to you all!

  • SewCam: All The Info & Wonderful Sponsors!

  • ***SOLD OUT EVENT***

    On Sunday 9th December, a bunch of 30 dressmakers will be descending upon Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington, Cambridge for a festive day of doing what we love most – sewing! 

    The venue (Storey’s Field Centre) is a brand new building on the newly developed area on the outskirts of Cambridge called Eddington. It is an incredible building, and has recently won and been shortlisted for a number of architecture awards (including the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2018). So it will be the perfect backdrop for much sewing magic to happen (and of course, those all important Instagram snaps!). 

    Attendees will be bringing along their own machines and projects to work on, while nattering with sewing neighbours and munching a mince pie or two! 

    *Please note that this event has now SOLD OUT*

    If you are interested in being added to the waitlist then please email hello@gingerthreadgirl.co.uk

    I am absolutely thrilled to announce that these incredible brands have all gotten on board with sponsoring various elements of this very first SewCam event. A huge thank you to each and every one of you! 

    If you represent a brand interested in sponsoring SewCam, then please email me at hello@gingerthreadgirl.co.uk for further information. 

    Overlocker Station

    The wonderful team at Brother Sewing UK have agreed to loan us 2 overlockers for use on the day, as well as some tote bags and other goodies!

    Charity Raffle

    I am over the moon to have selected breast cancer charity Coppafeel to receive proceeds from our charity raffle. Such a great cause which is close to my heart – with an important message to spread (check those boobs ladies!). And I can’t help but let slip that prize donations have been absolutely AMAZING! I am blown away by the generosity of these wonderful brands – so a huge thank you to all of you for all of the contributions!

     

    Goody Bags

    And I am thrilled that all of the following brands have offered to contribute to goody bags for the very lucky attendees - again, a huge thank you!

     

    Refreshments

    And a big shout out to the following sponsors for keeping up our sewing fuel levels with tea, coffee and CAKE!

     

    If you represent a brand and have interest in sponsoring part of SewCam, then please email hello@gingerthreadgirl.co.uk for more information.