Becoming a Sewing Buddy is a fun opportunity to meet other folks who love sewing. That’s it, in a nutshell. I hope you’ll find that the encouragement, project ideas and community that come along as 2017 unfolds add to that for you, but at the core, the Sewing Buddy Project is about making this virtual sewing community immediate and tangible for each of us, by giving us a friend to share ideas, make nerdy sewing jokes, challenge us to keep our goals, and to grow our sewing with.
The Sewing Buddy Project is a pen pal program. People from all over the world register, and are matched with a personal pen pal who will communicate with them via email. You won’t know who your Buddy is or where they’re from until you’re matched, and then the rest is up to you! This is a year-long commitment to communicate with another person who loves to sew, as simple as that. For the price of a couple of cups of coffee, you get to meet a new friend and sew together, as much or as little as you like!
Register using the link below. The flat fee covers membership for the ENTIRE year, including:
What a deal! One of the best things about the Project, according to Buddies from years past, is that it’s a small fee and a low level of commitment–no promises to sew something and ship it by a particular deadline, no guarantees to have blocks complete each and every month, and no penalties if you can’t get to your sewing machine on a regular schedule. Just a new friend whom you can email–or text, or IG, or IM, or FB–with news and questions and inspiration, and who can email you with the same. Some Buddies are casual acquaintances for the year; others become close companions who take family trips together. You may fall somewhere in the middle, and the choice will be yours. But there’s no downside, because we can all benefit from a new friend who shares our love of sewing!
As a Sewing Buddy, you’ll follow these (very broad) guidelines:
See additional details on the Sewing Buddy Project product page!
Ready to register? Click the button below and you’ll be taken to the product page and ON YOUR WAY! Immediately after payment processes, you’ll receive a PDF in your inbox and a welcome email–these will include links and directions to add your information to the matching pool so you can find your Buddy. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for all of us!