Photo credit: Sewing class sponsored by ILGWU Local 91, October 21, 1966 via photopin (license)
If you've been following along here for a while, you'll remember the launch of our sewing forum. So far there are 316 members – that's pretty good! But even with all those members its a little quiet there. Not as much sharing and activity as I had hoped for.
Just over the last few weeks quite a few people have written and asked if we could have a Facebook group as well. The forum is cool, but it's a little bit ‘out of sight, out of mind' for many who are used to spending chat time on Facebook instead. It can be easier to check in with a group if you are already there updating your status or watching cat videos 😉
Ever happy to please you, I'm delighted to introduce the newest, and hopefully the best, new sewing group on Facebook. The So Sew Easy Sewing Chat group.
Before you worry it's just another place for me to talk about myself, and bore you at every turn with So Sew Easy chat, I really want to make this different. People are looking for a fun and easy place to chat about sewing, share projects, reviews, pattern links etc and I want it to be a real neutral ground. A place you can find all the best sewing chat without it having to be centered around this site.
So, I had to add a group description. It's hard starting out to think what we'll chat about there, but this is what I started out with:
“A group for everyone interested in sewing to come and chat, ask and answer questions, and share projects.
Feel free to chat about whatever takes your fancy. It doesn't have to be solely about So Sew Easy patterns – there is a whole big sewing world out there for you to explore.
Share pattern reviews, give and receive sewing advice or just complain about your husband using your good scissors again!
But please be nice, give encouragement rather than criticism. No drama here please!”
So it's open-ended pretty much. So long as it's about sewing, quilting, embroidery, patterns, classes, learning, fabric etc then it's welcomed. If you want to join so you can spam the group with your links to buy knock-off Ray Bans, then it's not welcome and you'll be banned. Naturally.
And I want all of you to join and run it for me, creating your own sewing community talking about the things that YOU find interesting. I can't always be there to answer all of your questions and chat, but with lots of members all interested in sewing and people all over the world online, you should always find someone there to chat too, maybe to help you out or sympathize when sewing disasters happen, and you simply MUST have it finished by morning.
People have already shared some great projects and although we've just started out a few days ago, it already feels like a fun and friendly community. Here are a few pics so far:
Lucy has already started us with an introductory thread, so when you join up, pop HERE to say hello, where you are from and give us a little info about you and your sewing.
So that's a little bit about the newest sewing community on Facebook. I'd LOVE for you to join us. It's a closed group so you have to click on the JOIN button, then I'll approve you as soon as I can and you can chat away, comment on a thread or start a new topic.
Once you've joined, make sure you get notified about what's going on in the group. ***To make sure you get notified of new articles posted, see where it says Notifications on the bottom right of the header picture – click there and select ALL Posts. ***
What about those of you that don't use Facebook or prefer the old forum. No worries – it will still be there. No immediate plans to remove this for now and I hope it will continue to work alongside this new group.
See you there and chat soon !
p.s – we really need a cool header image for the new group. I've put in the site logo for now, but would love to change it out to something a bit more eye-catching. Anyone out there good at design who would like to create a logo or banner for us?