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 🙂 

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