Alrighty, folks! The Sewing Buddy Project is in full effect. If you’re in the market for a Buddy, and are looking for someone to encourage you and support you in your sewing in 2011, today is your day! Sewing Buddies are virtual pen pals who sew together–nothing more complicated than that. This is a great chance to meet someone who is creative and cool and looking to share their ideas and get motivated to sew more this year. You can be that inspiration, and get the same in return!
If you signed up for a Buddy already in 2011, and you’re thinking that your first match wasn’t The One for this year–do me a favor, and write a quick email to your original Buddy before signing up again. Try the sample email below:
Dear Sewing Buddy:
You are super awesome. I’m so grateful that you were willing to take the plunge this year and sign up to be my Sewing Buddy. Now that spring is here, I’m re-evaluating my sewing needs, and I’ve decided that our partnership could do with some changes. It’s not you, it’s me. I wanted to do you the courtesy of writing to let you know that I’ll be leaving the Sewing Buddy program/asking for a new Sewing Buddy/giving all my sewing supplies away to charity/moving to Timbuktu/stalking you until June/taking a break from our partnership.
Thanks again for signing up, and I wish you all the best in all your sewing in the future!
Your (former) Sewing Buddy
If you missed out on Round 1, and don’t currently have a Buddy, this will be your last chance in 2011 to sign up and get matched with the super coolest pen pal you’ll ever hope to have!
The Sewing Buddy Project doesn’t have a whole lot of rules–just a whole lot of like-minded folks who want to meet others who love to sew, and who have a few minutes once or twice a week to write an encouraging email or upload a photo or work on a project together. See the icon in the right sidebar for more details on what Sewing Buddies have been up to, and to see back posts from 2010 and earlier this year. And when you’re ready to join us, follow the directions below! Resistance is futile, y’all. You will be a-SEW-milated.*
- Leave a comment. That’s it! (Be sure to include a working email address where you can be contacted.)
- Wait for the invitation email.
- Reply to the email with the requested info, which will be placed in the Sewing Buddy Match-a-Lot Hopper of Love to find your perfect match.
- Get matched with your Buddy and make sewing history!
Looking forward to seeing some of you again and others for the first time. Don’t doubt that our super-scientific Buddy matching formula produces wondrous results–you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish with a Buddy in your corner! This is the FINAL round of matching for 2011; sign-ups will close at midnight EST on April 11 and will not re-open until 2012.
UPDATED TO ADD: Registration for 2011 is now closed. Super huge thanks to all of you who are participating. Looking forward to seeing all of you and more in 2012!