25 June 2012

Sewing Social: The Debrief

Want to know...

  • All about our plans for a sewing flash mob?
  • Who's dreaming of setting up a sewing cocktail bar?*
  • What the fabric for a Twitter-themed dress looks like?

Well you should have been at yesterday's inaugural Sewing Social Twitter Chat then!**

It was such fun chatting in real time with stitching fans. So many people joined in and the conversation was so animated that at one point #sewingsocial was trending above #Euro2012! How cool are we?! (On second thoughts, don't answer that.) Shame on those of you who thought the international football tournament was more important.

Image courtesy of Fiona at The Sewing Directory

Update! Marie has put together a Tweetdoc (me neither) capturing some of the conversation. Most strikingly it reveals that the first ever Sewing Social had 79 participants!

So it's safe to say the Sewing Social was a success, and participants agreed we should make it a monthly rendez-vous. Suggestions for future topics to kick off the next discussion include:

  • Sewing tips and tricks
  • How you learn to sew
  • Sewing fears
  • How to be a productive stitcher
  • Sources of sewing inspiration

Do suggest any other ideas you have and I'll announce the topic, time and date for the next chat nearer the time. Yay!

* Okay so you can probably guess that one!
** Residents of Asia, Oz etc excused.


  1. I missed it, also not on Twitter but I shall stalk and eavesdrop on the conversation here


  2. So annoyed with myself- I completely forgot!:(

  3. Oh no! I missed it! But I was sewing not watching the footie :)

  4. Aw, we missed it too, it would be great if it became a regular event though! Everyone knows sewing is more important than football....

  5. Woohoo! Good trending :) I was around at the start of the discussion but then my dinner was ready so I got distracted - props to those people who were able to multitask because I was not one of them. Thanks for arranging this, Tilly. I think it's a brilliant idea - I added some fab sewists to my follow list - and I look forward to the next one! x

  6. aw I missed it! I'm not quite adept on twitter yet..but next month for sure :)

  7. Thanks so much for hosting the chat! I had lots of fun and was glad of the opportunity to chat to some fellow sewers on the Twittersphere. Looking forward to the next one - and we should DEFINITELY get a flash sewing mob on the go ;)

  8. Thanks for arranging it, it was lovely to chat to people (and found a few great new blogs to look at as well!) :D


  9. What a great idea! I'm not on Twitter, but I might sign up, just so I can join you next time! Love the "how to be a productive stitcher" topic. I always like to hear how prolific stitchers manage their days in order to maximize their sewing time. Always inspiring.

    1. Me too. If you missed them first time round, you might be interested in these posts on sewing productivity:
      1) Compilation of readers' tips on getting more sewing done
      2) Guest post by Debi (when she was sewing a garment every week)

  10. I thoroughly enjoyed this last night! Let's do it again soon. :)

  11. i'm trademarking that idea, i tell ya! copyrighting? patenting? i don't know. i just want that bar.

    SUCH a great time, tilly. i've installed tweetdeck so i can be all hyper organized for the next round (which is different from tweetchat and tweedoc. who knew.) lovely link, marie!

  12. you should totally make this a monthly thing!

  13. Argh How annoying I had been re-tweeting it yesterday; Then got so engrossed in sewing my jacket that before I knew it it was 11.45pm :(

  14. I wanted to join, but was unfortunately driving home so I couldn't make it. I'm brand new to sewing (I haven't even made anything yet), but am really excited about doing it! will definitely be looking to join next time... SOOOO excited about this :)

  15. Tilly would you plan one for a Saturday? That would work for the whole globe as it is Sunday down under :)

  16. I'm not even on twitter yet so maybe before hosting another one you could post (or point in the direction) some tips for twitter for dummies?

    (And maybe if it becomes a regular thing have it at different times to allow those of us in asia/oz to join in too)

  17. Love MrsC's idea - I would love to join in but I haven't got into the whole Twitter thing at all, some pointers would be good as I have only just learnt what a trend is!

  18. I had a blast .. is quite fast but its really good fun !

  19. Any chance it could accommodate those of us in Asia?^^


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