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Attend The Sewing Party

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
    iris68 | | #1

    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

  2. User avater
    Eunique | | #2

    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.

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    BLoves2Sew | | #3

    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.

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    SweetKS | | #4

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

  5. Netster | | #5

    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

  6. HandsOnHues | | #6

    I want to learn, learn, learn.

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    KathyS120 | | #7

    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.

  8. user-1120462 | | #8

    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.

  9. user-3788841 | | #9

    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.

  10. sewsagain | | #10

    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.

  11. Animama | | #11

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

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    Chelz | | #12

    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 :).

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    sewhappybjm | | #13

    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!

  14. judyh321 | | #14

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

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    Patty88 | | #15

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

  16. buddcker | | #16

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

  17. LindaCdnRock | | #17

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

  18. user-1064229 | | #18

    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.

  19. TSUProf | | #19

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

  20. jvenegas85 | | #20

    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.

  21. user-3919489 | | #21

    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!

  22. machinemaven | | #22

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

  23. sewjazzy | | #23

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

  24. jeannie86 | | #24

    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.

  25. user-2460297 | | #25

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

  26. avasgrndma | | #26

    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.

  27. vancouverlori | | #27

    What an opportunity to learn some new skills!

  28. Regina_Cassady | | #28

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

  29. estracener | | #29

    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!

  30. estracener | | #30

    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!

  31. csblum | | #31

    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.

  32. ambrerose | | #32

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

  33. cynsew | | #33

    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

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    sewsilly4ads | | #34

    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!

  35. Spunkie45 | | #35

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

  36. nllesley | | #36

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

  37. yogamama522 | | #37

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

  38. User avater
    Sewgreen | | #38

    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

  39. tinatanya2001 | | #39

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

  40. 14scotty | | #40

    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

  41. user-1109583 | | #41

    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.

  42. pewb | | #42

    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.

  43. Sewing_Nana | | #43

    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!

  44. Sewing_Nana | | #44

    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!

  45. Sewing_Nana | | #45

    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!

  46. surfnsew | | #46

    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.

  47. user-2476536 | | #47

    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!!

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    jamaco | | #48

    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...)!

  49. user-3627033 | | #49

    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?

  50. Outlandishlass | | #50

    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.

  51. User avater
    SewLoveSewing | | #51

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

  52. kikicrow | | #52

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

  53. User avater
    annenet | | #53

    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.

  54. user-3075243 | | #54

    Looks like great funand a great opportunity

  55. radanay | | #55

    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!

  56. DianeQue | | #56

    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.

  57. SewinginRentonWA | | #57

    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!

  58. CraftyAshleyB | | #58

    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!

  59. Fordrun | | #59

    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!

  60. SnoopMurph | | #60

    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!

  61. yogamama522 | | #61

    I need something to motivate me to sew again.

  62. User avater
    KritterStitcher | | #62

    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.

  63. scottie335 | | #63

    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.

  64. User avater
    fabkat99 | | #64

    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.

  65. user-943517 | | #65

    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

  66. User avater
    lindacraig | | #66

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

  67. User avater
    Harikleia | | #67

    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.

  68. User avater
    melissak78 | | #68

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

  69. tree65 | | #69

    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!

  70. amilner62194 | | #70

    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

  71. user-3118298 | | #71

    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!

  72. stillSTH | | #72

    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.

  73. LauraSews | | #73

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

  74. user-2916465 | | #74

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

  75. User avater
    West_Ender | | #75

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

  76. User avater
    desujaalbert | | #76

    The Sewing Party is such an awesome concept.

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