The Sewing Weekender

Sewing Weekender podcasts for 2022


2022: We’re helping to promote this year’s The Sewing Weekender. Make sure you subscribe to hear from some of the fabulous presenters on offer this year.

Following four sell-out annual events in Cambridge, The Fold Line and Charlotte Emma Patterns are bringing The Sewing Weekender online for a third year, on Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May 2022

Presenters for 2022

Judith and Sandy of SewOver50 will be presenting again this year. Some of our previous podcast guests will be there – Samantha, Charlotte, Jacinta and Corrie

10% of proceeds will be donated to the following charities: Missing People and The British Red Cross Crisis Appeals (supporting work in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen).

On Saturday 21 May 2022, you’ll hear a few special podcasts for The Sewing Weekender.

2022 special podcasts published 21 May

Podcast 1: One participant – Wis of @wis_g from Gent in Belgium talks about her experience attending The Sewing Weekender at Cambridge in 2019 and then the online Sewing Weekender in 2020. She’s also a SewOver50 follower.

Wis_g loves attending The Sewing Weekender
2019 SewOver50 crew when SewOver50 was 1 year young

Podcast 2: Two chatty video makers – Michelle from @michelle.a.sews; and Emily from @emilynatsai

The Sewing Weekender chatty video presenters

Podcast 3: Three Sewing Weekender tutors – Lisa Falconer of The Avid Seamstress patterns; Alison Smith MBE of School of Sewing UK; and Harriet of Sew Me Sunshine.

Lisa, Alison and Harriet are 3 of the many tutors at The Sewing Weekender 2022


2021: This year we’re helping you get ready to attend The Sewing Weekender online this year.

Listen to Charlotte, Rachel and Kate discuss this year’s Sewing Weekender and buy your ticket today.

Following four sell-out annual events in Cambridge, The Fold Line and Charlotte Emma Patterns are bringing The Sewing Weekender online for a second year, on Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th June 2021. The 2021 event will again take place online and will feature two days of online content for attendees to watch and participate in, as they work on a sewing project at home. 

Tickets are now available and 10% of proceeds will be donated to the charities The Black CurriculumRefuge and Fine Cell Work. You’ll love line up of presenters listed on the schedule.

Have a look at the schedule for this year’s Sewing Weekender. Grab your ticket today. Know that your ticket gets you into all the sessions at the online Sewing Weekender as well as the Zoom room chats and the access to the private Facebook group to share your sewing project plans, progress and get expert help.

Meet the Sewing Weekender team

Sewing Weekender podcast #1: Meet the Sewing Weekender team and hear more about the changes they’ve made from attendee feedback last year, to make this year’s Sewing Weekender more like attending the in-person event in Cambridge.

Meet Charlotte, Kate and Rachel – the Sewing Weekender team

The most popular patterns sewn in 2020 were Tilley and the Buttons Indigo dress and Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit. You’ll find there’s a great Zadie Jumpsuit hack in this year’s online Sewing Weekender. Sewists have more than 1 craft so you’ll also be treated to a Bargello embroidery workshop this year, just to keep your creativity going.

Watch this year’s video about The Sewing Weekender!

Kylie of Kylie and the machine

Sewing Weekender podcast #2: Behind the scenes with Kylie of Kylie and the Machine.

Kylie of Kylie and the Machine
Kylie chats about what KATM HQ is like. You’ll see it at the Sewing Weekender!

Samantha of Purple Sewing Cloud

Tuesday 30 March 2021: Samantha Waude or Purple Sewing Cloud shares her sewing accessibility solutions that work for her as well as some vital research she is about to share with us all.

Listen to Samantha talk about making sewing more accessible
Sewing is a release for Samantha

Preparing for the Sewing Weekender with Tessa Chesworth

Tessa Chesworth

Sewing Weekender podcast #3: Tessa Chesworth attended the online Sewing Weekender in 2020.

Tessa Chesworth has great ideas to prepare for the Sewing Weekender

Tessa is preparing her projects for the Sewing Weekender and shares how she’s going to make the most of the Master Class tutorials and Expert talks this year.

These are Tessa’s projects

Remember 10% of proceeds from tickets sold will be donated equally between the following charities: The Black CurriculumRefuge and Fine Cell Work


Charlotte talks about 2020 Sewing Weekender

Series 2, Episode 19: @Englishgirlathome or Charlotte works with Kate and Rachel of The Foldline and launched the first online Sewing Weekender on 13 and 14 June 2020.

Sewing Weekender 2020 podcasts

A packed Sewing Weekender when it was run in Cambridge, UK.
10 June 2020: Charlotte Powell talks about how the Sewing Weekender will work in 2020.

The Sewing Weekender is an informal community sewing event, read their round up of the event last year with featured speakers and vlogs from attendees. This year all activities happened online and 100% off profits from tickets sold went to the charities NHS Charities Together the mental health charity Mind
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and Black Lives Matter.

Tuesday 16 June 2020 – Sewcialists Sewing Weekender wrap up
The Sewing Weekender 2020 is online this year!

The team thanked all of the bloggers, vloggers, businesses and designers that generously gave their time to help the team create the first Online Sewing Weekender. They also raise over 23,000 UK pounds for charities that are doing vital work to support them through this pandemic.

When we spoke about this event with Chloe Read of the Sewcialists before the event, Maria had already bought her ticket and was excited to attend.

Kate talking about this year’s Sewing Weekender.

Tickets are available here:

More information can be found on The Fold Line blog: You can read their round up of this event at the Fold Line.

See any familiar faces in this group?

Have a look at all the Sewing Weekender participants on Instagram using #sewingweekender where they shared their makes and sewing progress.

2019 Sewing Weekender goodie bag

There was also a neat Sewing weekender bingo to have fun with.

Fabulous work !!!!


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