Clive with #boyssewtoo tee machine sewing in a park
Clive for #boyssewtoo

Thursday 14 April 2022: Clive of @Bruderfuldesign has been developing #boyssewtoo movement and he discusses this for SewOver50.

Clive discusses the development of #boyssewtoo in memory of Rob Dawson

Boys Sew Too! was born out of the shared experience for the love and passion of sewing. Many boys and men are discouraged from sewing as ‘boys don’t sew’. That was the message Clive’s husband Mark received from a teacher at school. This is something they bonded over with a fellow male sewer they had the privilege to know called Rob Dawson. Rob touched many lives in the sewing world and Clive and Rob finally got to meet on the catwalk at the Stitch Festival in London. Sadly Rob passed away very suddenly, just two weeks after that show. The Boys Sew Too! movement was set up and dedicated to Rob so the word can be spread that boys and men really do sew.

Rob was an inspirational person who always motivated others in community sewing groups. He encouraged others to do their best and Rob would champion your makes regardless of skill and ability.

Clive caught up with Janene @ooobop at the Stitch Festival in the SewOver50 lounge

Rob was told that ‘boys don’t sew’ as a kid. He ignored them and sewed anyway.

#boyssewtoo is here to do just that – to encourage, support and spread the news that sewing is a life skill for all and that means boys too! Within the pages of Clive’s website they are building the support, guidance and tools you need to love this beautiful craft.

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Boys Sew Too! is a message to those out there who may feel scared or judged for wanting to sew because they’re boys. Sewing is for all.

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