Sewing Buddy Powers, Activate! And: Inspired to Sew Winner

Earlier this month, I sent out emails to over TWO HUNDRED Sewing Buddies. That’s 200, y’all.  I’m beyond tickled to see how many folks are jumping in with both feet, sharing ideas and getting motivated and buckling down to finally sew the stuff we’ve all been putting off sewing.  I’m already hearing back some seriously cool stories:

  • Pat and Shari are working together on the Pink Slipper Project (and they’d love to have other Sewing Buddies join them!)
  • Sewing Buddies are blogging and promoting one another’s Etsy shops
  • I’m getting Tweets and emails about how wonderfully suited Buddies are to each other (that science-y system totally works)
  • I’ve even met some Sewing Buddies who happened to be local, and were out and about coffee-ing together!

For those of you who are Buddied up and looking for things to do, check out these ideas from 2010.  Got suggestions for ways for Buddies to connect, like Pam and Shari inviting us all to participate in the Pink Slipper Project?  Leave ’em in the comments!

If, on the other hand, you’ve got a Buddy but the two of you haven’t quite hit it off, or if your Buddy has bailed, or if you missed the sign-ups and have been crying into your soup because you’re so irritated with yourself, FEAR NOT!  Everyone committed to an initial eight weeks of Sewing Buddy love, at which point, we’ll do another round of matches (and re-matches) for those who aren’t feeling the happy:  if you have found that your Buddy just isn’t Your People, that’s cool; we’ll match you each with another Buddy, no hard feelings from anyone. And if you missed out the first time, we can make sure that you get a Buddy the second go-round!  Keep in mind, though, that the next set of matches–set to open April 2, 2011–will be the LAST for this year.  So mark your calendars!

Inspired to Sew by Bari J: Winner!

Whoops!  Was totally supposed to post this winner yesterday, and got so caught up in all my math that I neglected to do so.


Congrats to Syd, who said:

I know you’ll love the book!  Shipping out to you ASAP.

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  • Sarah @ PingsAndNeedles
    February 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I’d like to apologise to my buddy but I’ve been up to my neck in catching up with swaps and then outside life has severely interefered along with ghastly work deadlines … I’ll be on it next week 🙂

  • Little Lizard
    February 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I’m excited to hear that sewing buddies are up and running. I tried signing up, but not sure if I have a buddy or not. Did you get my info? If not, please add me to round two.

  • Pat Block
    February 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Deborah, Just a quick note…Could you change that to Pat and Shari…Thanks Bunches….
    The weekend is approaching and I will be sewing up a storm…I hope to have several slipper photos on the blog. We will be keeping track of our progress and have been invited, by Joyce, at the PInk Slipper project to post on their blog…Check out her email on my blog…

    Hope to have several of join us!!!!!
    Thanks Deborah for this amazing opportunity to sew, sew, sew……

  • Michele
    February 17, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Hi deborah – i signed up for a buddy (i’m number 181 on the
    Iist), but never got an email about it… Not sure if it got lost somewhere in the ether? Anyway, if it is too late to add me to the first group, would you pls me add me to the next round?

  • Hayley
    February 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I emailed my buddy but haven’t heard anything yet. My email is [email protected].


  • Kim
    February 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Sewing Buddy & I made our own Shutterfly website for sharing pix, posting links, holding ongoing conversations and more!

  • paulette
    December 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Goodafternoon sewing buudy:

    i will like to meet a new sewing friend, that have experience
    with making swimwear…i’ve worked many years at a wholesale manufacturer, in New York City, before they downzized….Im trying to start my own swimwear business at home, but need much assistants with sewing swimwear. I thank u kindly in advance for any assitants you can give me in regards to this matter.