Sometimes I feel like quite the Sewcialist…..


Sometimes while I recline on my velvet perch and survey my little kingdom of textiles and dachsies, I think to myself, ‘Is there anyone else out there like me?’ Of course this leads to many troubling questions about people stealing my favorite accessories and possibly wearing them better than I do, but that really isn’t possible, is it Bruderlein?DSC08017

No, of course not. But my heart does warm at the knowledge that all along the interwebs like little fireflies dance a world of tiny sewists who create and chat and share and hug and they are my favorite party……The Sewcialists. These are our peeps- our family of sparks that unites us and inspires us. People like Leila who came up with the brilliant name and organized us into a thing. A Beautiful thing. A Sewcial thing.Dial_vidthumb

What are we? Well, Sewcialists are people who enjoy sewing and using social media to engage with others who enjoy sewing too.

Now here is where it gets interesting! We have a little competition going on: As with all fine things, we need an emblem, a badge a flag to wave and proclaim us united! Want to be the amazing artiste who creates the emblem that the world will come to recognize as a defining moment in Sewcial history??? Ok, no pressure. Let me get your juices flowing with a list of the dandy prizes:

  • A 1 year subscription to Make magazine generously offered by our official sponsor Make
  • A $100 cash prize
  • A custom ipad sleeve
  • The lifelong adoration of the Sewcialist community! Think of the bragging rights! immortality!

 What the design competition for our emblem/badge/icon requires:

  • Relates to sewing and the social nature of sewcialists
  • Is modern, simple, recognizable and memorable
  • Is useable in black & white as well as in color

Deadline is Saturday 20th of April 2013 and submissions can be made to:


Just want to change the world with your vote? That’s cool, too!

April 24 until May 8: The jury members will open up general voting on the designs that made it to the final round.

  • Voting will happen via comments on the jury blog posts  (you can do it here! Come on, you love to comment! Don’t get shy now!)
  • Every sewcialist has one vote per jury-blog
  • One person can vote multiple times (as long as it’s on different jury-blogs) on different designs, or on the same design.

Hey, feel free to share this contest with your friends. It’s open to all. The fine print can be found at

photo credits: google images,, little me

25 thoughts on “Sometimes I feel like quite the Sewcialist…..

  1. mrswoman says:

    Mondo nifty idea. Something with movement and flames! Ewwh, that sounds kinda frightening. Move the sensitive to the back of the room. Can’t wait to see submissions.


  2. Shar says:

    Can you be considered a Sewcialist if you only have a Flickr account and comment on other people’s blogs? Maybe I’m too far on the fringe…


  3. Oh, this sounds like such fun. I can hardly wait to see the entries.

    And by the way, I love the sofa (love seat?) that Bruderlein is lounging on.


  4. How kewl is this idea? I’ve been hearing that term passed around the last little while and loved it. I’m not a logo designer, but may throw my hat into the ring, as the kewl kids say (do that say that??), and giver a try. And, I really hope you don’t sit on Bruderlein’s chesterfield. Clearly, it is a dog’s couch!


  5. Looking forward to seeing the entries and the final choice! I’ve shared the link for the competition site on Facebook and Twitter too to help spread the word! Happy and proud to be a Sewcialist… so glad I found a wonderful group of Sewcialists to share the fun and laughter we experience in our sewing journeys 🙂


  6. A few years (actually a couple of decades) ago I wrote a sewing column which was syndicated in several Canadian newspapers. It was called STITCH IN TIME and I ended each week’s column with two extra items. The “Pointer” was a quick hint relating to the topic while the “Sewcial Conscience” was my plea/suggestion for something sewers could do for charity which was either based on the subject for that week or on a letter a reader had forwarded to my “home” paper.

    It is nice to see the name surviving in the high-tec, internet world. Perhaps, you could add such an element to your new gang of sewistas?


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