**Update 9/18/2016- SWAP sign up’s have closed. Be sure to join our Scrappy Girls Club Newsletter for updates and the Facebook Community for inspiration.
One of our favorite things at Scrappy Girls Club is swapping with a friend and today I’m excited to share our next swap theme…. Pincushions!
You know that tool that you swear you got every last pin stuck in right before you step on one hiding on the floor. Pincushions are a quick hitter project that is perfectly sized for scraps.
Scraps are great for smaller projects, I don’t know about you, but I love to complete smaller-scale sewing projects. They give me great satisfaction to leave my sewing session with a completed project.
Here are the Pincushion SWAP details:
WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a pincushion to share with a friend. The pattern/style is makers choice and can be anything that displays your creative point of view. It is encouraged that you keep your design “scrappy”.
WHEN: Sign Up’s start NOW through September 17th, 2016. Packages must ship by October 8th, 2016.
WHERE: Everywhere! This swap is open to everyone. Each participant will be paired with a partner in their general area to keep shipping costs low.
WHO: All fabric scrap lovers and stitchers are welcome! Please remember when joining any swap, your partner may have a different skill level. We offer helpful hints, technique based tutorials and because of our community atmosphere, you are able to get help and ask questions along the way.
Price: $5 per SWAP
Scrappy Girls Club Group: The group has a private Facebook Community for members only. There you can share your own projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the members from around the world, share inspiration, and participate in the group. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or smart phone.
And here’s how it will work:
The Pincushion Swap is open for sign ups until September 17th, 2016. Once signed up you will be sent a quick questionnaire to help us pair you with the perfect sewing buddy. Then it’s time for us to get to work partnering you with the perfect sewing buddy.
Need Inspiration? Never fear, we’ll have you covered! Check out this amazing round up of free pincushion patterns.
Filling Options: Did you know that many different types of fillers can be used to create pincushions? Check out your options and learn the reasons why we tend to like something with weight the best.
While waiting for your swap partners information, you can start to gather your materials and select a pincushion pattern to make for your partner. Swap partner information will be emailed by September 24th, 2016 and all packages must be posted by October 8th, 2016. **If for some reason you are not able to post your pincushion package by the October 8th deadline, please communicate with your partner directly and keep them updated. We all understand that things happen but it’s hard to be understanding when left in the dark.
If you have never joined a SWAP before here is a great article on SWAP Etiquette and how they work. In the meantime, remember our Scrappy Girls Club Group page is always open. Feel free to stop by anytime to chat with other members and share how you are using your scraps! You can share any time during the day, we are always open.
Please remember to take pride in your work by trimming off any loose threads and think about how the person receiving this special package will feel when opening. Including a small treat, sewing notion or scrap bundle is totally encouraged and will be much appreciated by your partner!
Why should you be part of “the pincushion swap” ?
Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?! By joining the Pincushion Swap, you will not only be exchanging a pincushion but you will be partnered with a sewing buddy that shares your passion, understands your need for fabric and totally cringes when cutting into their favorite fabric. Basically, someone who “get’s it”!
This is a swap that fits your schedule, has members who are passionate about sewing and gets you excited about to start your next great project.
You are encourage to keep in touch with your new sewing buddy after our packages have been exchanged and welcome you to join our private facebook group. Inside the group, you can upload pictures, ask questions and meet other members. If Instagram is more your speed, be sure to share your projects & happy mail using the hashtag #scrappygirlsclub you can follow on Instagram here.
Come join the fun with Scrappy Girls Club!
Still have a few questions? Check out our Swap FAQ’s page here.
You can also grab a button below: for your blog sidebar, Facebook, whatever you like to invite your friends along- please link to this page https://scrappygirlsclub.com.