WHAT IS SEW A SOFTIE
Sew a Softie is an initiative that aims to ignite a love of hand sewing in a new generation. It encourages parents and children to turn off their computers, put down their smart phones and discover the fun and fulfillment that comes from creating a simple-to-sew softie.
HOW DOES SEW A SOFTIE WORK
It promotes the making of hand-sewn softies through workshops, online tutorials and sewing events that take place all around the world.
WHY WAS SEW A SOFTIE STARTED
It was started to show parents who can’t sew, or who think that sewing is not for young children, that hand sewing can be a simple, inexpensive and highly creative activity that everyone can do and that young children absolutely love.
WHO STARTED SEW A SOFTIE
Sew a Softie was started by children's hand sewing teacher, author and designer, Trixi Symonds.
HOW SEW A SOFTIE STARTED
Sew a Softie was born in July 2016.
The original idea was to hold a daylong event. I know how much kids love to sew and how much it can enrich their lives and I thought it would be fun to have a single day each year in which people from all over the world get together to sew simple softies.
I enlisted the help of fellow bloggers to create projects and post their tutorials online but quickly realized a daylong event would not be enough. There was such a huge response that the event stretched out over two weeks.
By the following year Sew a Softie had become a month-long event called Sew a Softie in July. In addition, over 20 enthusiastic kid ambassador held Sew a Softie activities and parties in more than 9 countries.
Finally, I set up the Softie a Softie facebook group as a forum in which people can share ideas, experiences and skills and ask questions about their softies. The group currently boasts over 1200 members.
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