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Nov 04, 2014
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JOIN THE SEWING PARTY
We’re thrilled to announce that Threads will participate in a new, one-of-a-kind event called The Sewing Party.

It is the first all-day, online DIY event where thousands of sewers and DIY-ers of all genres will gather for an exciting day of sewing and online crafting classes. The classes will be taught by top experts and leading bloggers in their respective fields.

A $40 registration fee grants participants access to more than 30 online classes, which will be available November 8 and for an additional 90 days thereafter. Class offerings include garment construction, fashion sewing, home décor, cosplay (costume play), quilting, and more.

The Sewing Party participants also will have the chance to chat with other attendees across the country*, interact with the experts and teachers, and explore the latest sewing and crafting tips, techniques, and products in their marketplace. 

VISIT THREADS’ VIRTUAL BOOTH
Threads will have a virtual booth where you can find article and project downloads, instructional videos, and ways to learn more about our products. Threads Associate Editor Stephani Miller and Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam also will be available for a chat November 8. You can interact with Stephani from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST, and with Judith from 3 p.m to 4 p.m. EST.

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS[UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN, CONTACTED, AND ANNOUNCED SHORTLY]
We’re excited to be a part of this event, and we invite you to attend. To kick off The Sewing Party’s inaugural year, we’re giving away 10 tickets. To enter, leave a comment explaining why you would like to attend The Sewing Party before 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2014. The 10 giveaway winners will be selected randomly, contacted via email, and announced the week of November 3.

If you can’t wait to win, reserve your “seat” by clicking here. Hurry, spaces are filling up fast.

ALREADY REGISTERED?
Be sure to stop by the Threads booth for some great sewing tips and techniques anytime November 8, or to chat with our editors at the indicated times. If you’re on social media, share your experiences by tagging us and The Sewing Party with the hashtags #threads and #thesewingparty.

*Please note that The Sewing Party and virtual ticket giveaway are only open to participants in the United States. The Sewing Party committee hopes to make this an international event in 2015.

Will any Threads readers attend this event? What classes are you looking forward to? What is your preferred method of learning sewing techniques–the traditional, sit-down courses or the online classes?

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  1. User avater desujaalbert November 23rd

    The Sewing Party is such an awesome concept.

  2. User avater West_Ender November 7th

    I've tried to register and pay for the Sewing Party, but will only accept US members? How sad.

  3. user-2916465 October 31st

    Many of the classes look very informative and this seems like a really fun way to learn.

  4. LauraSews October 30th

    The Sewing Party is such an awesome concept. I would love to be part of it. So many ideas!

  5. stillSTH October 30th

    I'd love to win a ticket to this event--I haven't found much in the way of sewing classes where I live so an online class would be perfect for me.

  6. user-3118298 October 30th

    It sounds like the Sewing Party would be a great opportunity to learn new skills and interact with others. Please enter me in the drawing!

  7. User avater amilner62194 October 30th

    It sounds like it's going to be awesome--it's such a new, innovative idea! And personally I always find it easier to learn sewing techniques visually. I love books, but seeing something done in real time is so helpful

  8. tree65 October 30th

    I need these classes! My mother taught me the basics of sewing as a child, and I've always claimed to know how to sew as a result. Now, 40 years later, I'm finally getting into fashion sewing, and I've realized how much I don't know! Fingers crossed!

  9. User avater melissak78 October 29th

    Would be awesome to win!! I am just getting into sewing and want to learn as much as I can!! :)

  10. User avater Harikleia October 29th

    I am a professional seamstress and I would love to attend the online sewing party, without having to travel! I am always excited to learn new things in sewing and fashion in general. And it is so sweet to win something for free! Thank you.

  11. user-911071 October 29th

    I think this would be a wonderful event to attend. Learning new ideas and getting to know experts in the field. Fantastic!!!

  12. user-943517 October 29th

    This would be excellent motivation and I am sure to learn something new. Either technique or application of existing technique. Or might be change to make it easier. This should be fun and I am looking forward. Tomit

  13. User avater fabkat99 October 21st

    I would love to attend The Sewing Party so I can learn some new sewing skills that could help me launch my clothing business. I am still in the beginners category so the classes would be very beneficial. Plus I just like sewing and diy so it would be fun to learn some new stuff.

  14. User avater scottie335 October 20th

    I would like to learn as much about as sewing as I can since I would like to teach others how to sew and enjoy this creative process when I retire.

  15. User avater KritterStitcher October 20th

    I've been a Children's Minister for almost 18 years, and I'm preparing for a sewing career when I "retire." This would be a great way for me to learn more about the industry and refine my skills.

  16. yogamama522 October 19th

    I need something to motivate me to sew again.

  17. User avater SnoopMurph October 19th

    An online sewing party sounds like sew much fun....a great way to connect, lean and feel inspired. Money is tight for my family this year, so it would be wonderful to enjoy a giveaway and as as busy mom, a day for me! Such a great idea!

  18. Fordrun October 17th

    I'm a new "empty nester" who has decided to return to sewing for a creative outlet. I need inspiration, and the Sewing Party will bring it on!

  19. User avater CraftyAshleyB October 17th

    I am so excited about this event! My most favorite part is I can go back and watch the classes that I'll miss while watching them live! I have the class schedule bookmarked and cannot wait for it!

  20. SewinginRentonWA October 17th

    What an Opportunity! Just put the teapot on, pull the comfy chair up to the sewing machine, let the computer run, and GET IN THE ZONE! Thank you!

  21. DianeQue October 17th

    Living in a very rural area provides little opportunity to attend classes, so I'm always looking for all available resources to get my creative juices flowing. The Sewing Party seems like one of those great opportunities.

  22. radanay October 17th

    With a full-time day job, online classes are perfect for me. There are so many construction skills and techniques I'd love to add to my costume design and sewing arsenal. Great giveaway - such a great prize!

  23. user-3075243 October 16th

    Looks like great funand a great opportunity

  24. User avater annenet October 16th

    It sounds right up my alley! I would love to attend and take all of those wonderful classes as well at talk to people about projects and such.

  25. kikicrow October 15th

    Thanks for the chance to win! Virtual sewing party is so cool!

  26. User avater SewLoveSewing October 15th

    Being around other sewers and experts-- That's exciting! That's why I want in.

  27. Outlandishlass October 15th

    It would be wonderful to experience sewing as a community and learn from others who are more experienced than I. I miss the days of working with my mom on a project.

  28. user-3627033 October 15th

    I was getting all excited, then read it wasn't open to Insiders resident in the UK! That is mean! We pay the same membership as everybody else but don't get the same benefits. What about a free class to all those who you have excluded?

  29. User avater jamaco October 15th

    What a great idea! I would love to attend this event -- I really need help with my sewing and crafting skills. I might even find a new idea or two (or fifty...)!

  30. User avater user-2476536 October 15th

    I would enjoy going to class again, last class was in high school. About 50 years ago, I've always sewn and one never stops learning. I need to keep up to keep up with the latest so I can teach my children and grandkids. Thanks for this opportunity. theoldbag!!

  31. surfnsew October 14th

    I don't live on the mainland and there aren't any decent classes offered for my level of skills here. I would love to learn a few more tricks of the trade.

  32. Sewing_Nana October 14th

    I would so love to attend the Sewing Party! I am getting more skills slowly "Teaching myself" i.e. books, videos, blogs and friends. I really want to have a full immersion day, of just learning my favorite hobby, Sewing. I am actually being asked to make thing for people I know, for money but I do not think I am established enough to do that. I made a dress for myself, and my friend came over when she walked by it I just knew it was for her. And apparently I was making it for her too, she put it on and it fit perfectly! We are two very different sizes! I want this to be more than a hobby, I have Fibro, RA, arthritis and depression, this is the one thing that brings me out of my shell. I will keep my fingers crossed!

  33. Sewing_Nana October 14th

    I would so love to attend the Sewing Party! I am getting more skills slowly "Teaching myself" i.e. books, videos, blogs and friends. I really want to have a full immersion day, of just learning my favorite hobby, Sewing. I am actually being asked to make thing for people I know, for money but I do not think I am established enough to do that. I made a dress for myself, and my friend came over when she walked by it I just knew it was for her. And apparently I was making it for her too, she put it on and it fit perfectly! We are two very different sizes! I want this to be more than a hobby, I have Fibro, RA, arthritis and depression, this is the one thing that brings me out of my shell. I will keep my fingers crossed!

  34. Sewing_Nana October 14th

    I would so love to attend the Sewing Party! I am getting more skills slowly "Teaching myself" i.e. books, videos, blogs and friends. I really want to have a full immersion day, of just learning my favorite hobby, Sewing. I am actually being asked to make thing for people I know, for money but I do not think I am established enough to do that. I made a dress for myself, and my friend came over when she walked by it I just knew it was for her. And apparently I was making it for her too, she put it on and it fit perfectly! We are two very different sizes! I want this to be more than a hobby, I have Fibro, RA, arthritis and depression, this is the one thing that brings me out of my shell. I will keep my fingers crossed!

  35. User avater pewb October 14th

    I think this is a good idea. I appreciate the idea of having many different kinds of crafts as it will open the way to learning new things.

    Thanks.

  36. user-1109583 October 13th

    Wow! What a great idea to have these classes virtual and then be able to watch them for 90 days. How many times have I gone to a seminar and the classes I want are offered at the same time. Kudis to whoever came up with this idea.

  37. 14scotty October 13th

    I would like to win. That would be the only way I can attend. If I know how to do th.is then I am more likely to try

  38. tinatanya2001 October 13th

    Us Brits are also excluded. How about doing something for all the other nationalities that buy Threads and visit the web site regularly ?

  39. User avater Sewgreen October 12th

    I am beyond excited about an all day online sewing party! In my area, sewing classes devoted to fitting, garment construction and other sewing gems are rare. I love sewing, but came to this wonderful craft later in my adult years. Because of the dearth of in-depth sewing classes in my area, I would be extremely grateful for a chance to attend the Sewing Party! It's an amazing and wonderful way to engage the wider sewing community and I hope I'm there to share in the fun and learning. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Cynthia

  40. yogamama522 October 12th

    This sounds like a great time. Thanks for the chance!

  41. nllesley October 12th

    This is a great opportunity to grow my sewing skills. I look forward to attending.

  42. User avater Spunkie45 October 12th

    Sewing all day? What could be more fun?! Count me in!

  43. User avater sewsilly4ads October 12th

    Such fun! I just purchased a new sewing machine and would love, love, love to spend a whole day playing on it. This would give me THE reason to tell my family it is a ME day....but I may come away with some cool new things made for them! I am hoping to get a friend of mine to do this with me! Party on!

  44. cynsew October 12th

    Oh I woould love ti win this! None of my friends or anyone I work with sew! It would be so much fun to talk with others who have my passion!!! Thank you for the chance to win! Cindy

  45. ambrerose October 12th

    I am always taking classes to learn new things. So I would love to have so many classes available to me.

  46. csblum October 12th

    I would love to attend this event. I love sewing classes...always can learn something new. Since I am not able to attend away sewing events this sounds like a good alternative.

  47. estracener October 11th

    I would love to attend The Sewing Party because I have not had a chance to participate in a class online before. I think I would learn so much with this experience! I love learning new techniques!

  48. estracener October 11th

    I would love to attend The Sewing Party because I have not had a chance to participate in a class online before. I think I would learn so much with this experience! I love learning new techniques!

  49. user-987704 October 11th

    I would love to attend the sewing party to learn new skills and sharpen some old ones.

  50. vancouverlori October 11th

    What an opportunity to learn some new skills!

  51. User avater avasgrndma October 11th

    I would love to be part of the sewing party group but alas I AM CANADIAN! I would love to attend or even preferably, online classes.

  52. user-2460297 October 11th

    i would love to be part of this lovely event to take my sewing skills to higher level. thank you threads!

  53. jeannie86 October 11th

    I would love to win a ticket to this event-which sounds amazing. I just returned to fashion sewing after 25 years of quilting. now I do both! I'd love to learn more about fitting and working with fabrics other than cottons.

  54. User avater sewjazzy October 11th

    Sounds like a great deal and much fun. Count me in!

  55. machinemaven October 11th

    I never stop wanting to learn. This sounds like a great idea.

  56. user-3919489 October 11th

    This is my year of learning. I've been sewing for 40 years, and I've let fear and uncertainty keep me from learning fitting and alterations. I took some classes at the American Sewing Expo, and I feel like a world has opened up for me! I'm hungry to learn more!

  57. jvenegas85 October 11th

    I would love to attend an all day sewing party. It would be amazing to learn new skills from other bloggers. Thank you for an opportunity.

  58. TSUProf October 11th

    When I am sewing, I am in my HAPPY place. I guess you could say I am SEW happy!!!!

  59. user-1064229 October 11th

    I'm always looking to learn new things and it would be interesting to see how all this will work online. If it works well it will be a great new way to learn.

  60. LindaCdnRock October 11th

    I want to attend but apparently us lonely Canadians are not eligible. Sad really.

  61. buddcker October 11th

    I'd love to win because I can always learn something new about sewing techniques and get inspired!!

  62. User avater Patty88 October 11th

    This sounds like a really fun event. Please select me to win one of the tickets to attend this!!! Love you guys!!!

  63. judyh321 October 11th

    A sewing party is great. You can't beat sewing with friends, online or in person.

  64. User avater sewhappybjm October 11th

    I would love to attend the sewing party. Although I have been sewing for many years, I can always learn something new. Having 90 days of access to to the classes would allow me to watch them all over the holiday break. PICK ME PLEASE!

  65. User avater Chelz October 11th

    I love the idea of a sewing party, and given the fact I live at the bottom of the planet in a small country, I don't get the chances to attend sewing classes as such, so I'm looking forward to it :).

  66. Animama October 11th

    What a great idea. I would love to win tickets. I love video tutorials.

  67. sewsagain October 11th

    Thanks Threads for starting such a fantastic event. A great idea and what a special gift it will be to be a winner in this giveaway. I love learning new techniques.

  68. user-3788841 October 11th

    This sounds like such an exciting event....but unless I win the chance to attend, will have to pass because of expense. Sure hope I win.

  69. user-1120462 October 11th

    To enter contest for tickets
    I am Melanie McKinley. I own Details Sewing. I have been chronically ill and am once again building my business. I sew. I must.

  70. User avater user-1139316 October 11th

    I wouldn't have to get time off of work to attend and I can view classes over a 90 day period so I can really absorb the info.

  71. HandsOnHues October 11th

    I want to learn, learn, learn.

  72. Netster October 11th

    I am a visual learner so the online classes would be very beneficial. Also, I am thrilled that Threads is taking the lead in bringing this experience to sewing enthusiasts far and wide. I would consider it special to be a part of this initial event.

    Thank you,

    Anne Renkly

  73. User avater SweetKS October 11th

    Great concept & I would love to be a part of it. I'm most excited for the garment construction and upcycling classes.

  74. User avater BLoves2Sew October 10th

    Great idea- a sewing party right in your own home!! And you don't even have to get dressed up! I love taking classes and learning new techniques.

  75. Eunique October 10th

    Wow, 30 classes for $40 for 90 days??? What better way to spend those snowy winter days. i would love to be part of that group.

  76. User avater iris68 October 9th

    Wow! I would love to attend The Sewing Party while staying at home! What a great surprise and cool idea. Keep my fingers crossed. Thank you

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