Sew grateful week 2014

Sew grateful hosted by Debi, is something I’m grateful for and we’re in Sew Grateful week now. I’ve bundled the first part of Sew Grateful week together today.

Giveaway Day 1

Giveaway Day. Host a giveaway on your blog or other social media platform to give something back to the sewing community.
Here are 3 giveaway patterns that I hope will be useful for someone, somewhere.

How does Friday 28 Feb sounds as a cut off date for anyone who wants to put their hat in the ring for these three free patterns. I’ll add some notions to this giveaway too.

Leave your comment below and I’ll announce the winner on the weekend.

Reflections Day –  Day 2

Reflections Day. This is the day to reflect on the role sewing has played in our lives, reflecting on those who have been supportive in our journey and reflecting on what the online community means to us!  What are you sew grateful for?
Our sewing/craft community is truly global so this is what I’m grateful for. Sewing has brought me lots of joy. These are the sewers I’ve met with since last Sew Grateful.

With Kyle and Kashi at Metro Fabrics

Finally met Shannon in Hawaii after so many years of ‘chatting’

Kristiann Boos (and Simon) of Victory Patterns came to Melbourne for a meetup

Grace met up with me for an afternoon in LAX


Kyle at her favourite place at Pacific Trimming


The Melbourne meet up arranged by TJ

Perth dinner with Penny, Jenny and Carolyn

An honour to have met Yoshimi

Amy, Emma and Kirsty chance meet up

Meeting sewers when I’m either at home or when I’m away have kept me sewing.

And I’m truly grateful for the pattern testing opportunities I’ve had the pleasure of doing. Collaborating on projects has been wonderful. 

Minerva Crafts UK (that’s you Vicki) have been very generous to me each month and I couldn’t have become a Sewing Blogger if I wasn’t part of our global sewing/craft world.

If I’ve been able to give back to you through these posts, that’s the other aspect that I’m most grateful for.

Share resources – Day 3

Sharing Resources Day. Share a free pattern, share some vintage sewing resources, share a tutorial or share some great sewing resource links!

Here are the tutorials that I hope you find useful.
Pants adjustments can be found here.
Sway back adjustment
Keeping your jacket’s shape for longer
Pad stitching
Speed marking

Sewing project day Day 4
Sew Grateful Sewing Project Day.  Showcase your latest sewing project. Whether it’s a project using up that pattern that was a present from someone or that you won in a giveaway or using a tutorial someone has prepared, or even a project inspired by someone in the sewing community… the possibilities are nearly endless!

I’ll post my sewing project up on Thursday, through the generosity of Minerva Crafts UK.


  1. You're quite the sewing blogger meet up junkie aren't you? I'm grateful I met you and all the other lovely ladies from the ASG and sewing world too, now I have real life sewing friends!


  2. Although I almost never comment, I always read your posts. I am grateful for sewing bloggers like you, who share their knowledge to others, too. Thank you, and thank you for the giveaway, too
    xxx Mary


  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Those little girl patterns are cute. My girls are just learning to sew (with myself) and they would love them. Thanks again.


  4. The sewing community is a great group of great ladies. I am very grateful for those who put out tutorials and instructions and make me a better sewer.


  5. Ah thanks Maria!

    Its an absolute please to have you in the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network team! – we are Sew Grateful to have you 🙂


  6. A great summary of sewing blessings!!! I am totally grateful for your friendship, sharing and feeding my b+w fabric addiction 😉


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